I will be the first to admit that mini-albums, EPs, and 12″ singles do not get as much attention on these pages as they deserve. These brief glimpses of miniature releases fall and melt like tiny snowflakes in the night. But unlike short-lived crystals of water, this beautiful music leaves a lasting impression on our minds. In this first part of Best EPs and Singles of 2011, we honor releases that take a stand all on their own, often making up the foundation of an independent label. Enjoy and make sure to read Part Two.
NOTE: ALL ENTRIES ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER BY ARTIST
Access To Arasaka
Tympanik | REVIEW | INTERVIEW
Antonymes Meets Slow Dancing Society
We Don’t Look Back For Very Long
Hidden Shoal | INTERVIEW
hibernate | LABEL PROFILE | INTERVIEW
Elemental – Parts 1 & 2
Texturtion EP + Distosolista EP
DeepVast | REVIEW | INTERVIEW
Far End Of The Graveyard
This Is Forever
Serein | REVIEW | LIVE
We’ve got a lot more coverage coming up… Be sure to read Part Two, and check out our site daily for the next few weeks as we’ll be revealing more of our favorite EPs, Podcasts, Interviews, and of course, full length albums! And don’t forget our selections of Best New Labels of 2011 as well as Best Compilations and Mixes in two parts.