Two Savannah bands make Fuzzbook’s top 25 of 2012

fuzzbook is a British label and blog that sums up its interests this way: “fuzzpop / shoegaze / surfpop / dreampop / lo-fi — You name it we’ve got it (as long as its one of those).”

Fuzzbook’s Top 25 Releases of 2012 includes two Savannah bands: mumbledust at #20 and Sauna Heat at #25.

I’ve written about both bands here on my blog. mumbledust was profiled by Shawndra Russell in her Music Matters column in the Savannah Morning News.

Here’s mumbledust’s EP Vacations:

And a few pics of Rachel Perisho and Ryan McCardle of mumbledust from a previous post here on Savannah Unplugged, taken during a set at Graceface Records & Curiosities:

Here’s mumbledust’s video for “Places”, which uses found vacation footage from 1958:

mumbledust – Places from Furious Hooves on Vimeo.

Click here for mumbledust on Bandcamp. Click here for mumbledust on Facebook. Click here for mumbledust on tumblr.

Sauna Heat is a side project of Michael Younker, best known around town as the bass player for Triathalon.

Here’s Sauna Heat’s Dead Again:

Sauna Heat at The Sentient Bean

I caught all or part of several Sauna Heat sets — including at No Control’s mini-fall festival, at the Hairy Chest Fest on the 4th of July at Taco Abajo, and as the opener for Doug Mains & The City Folk at The Sentient Bean (which definitely qualified as fuzzy since the Sauna Heat’s vocals were piped through an old phone).

Michael is focusing his creative energy on Triathalon, but I suspect we’ll hear more from Sauna Heat.

By the way, here’s fuzzbook’s #1 release of the year, the self-titled album by the California duo Summer Twins: