I thought I'd end 2014 on a fun/loud note. My work with Guiguisuisui has opened up a whole new world of Chinese expat punk. A lot of it is a bit too crazy for my taste, but Round Eye (could there be a better name?) is crazy fun.
The band gleefully careens from Ramones-style garage rock to bossa nova, doo wop, and sweaty, ham-fisted punk. If you're dreading family time, Round Eye will definitely put some pep in your step.
Round Eye -- Official, Bandcamp