8. Joanna Gruesome & Trust Fund
A split release, with three songs per side from each artist. Trust Fund is either a dude or a band, but definitely from England and definitely into the Pixies. (Maybe also in need of a hug.) Joanna Gruesome are the masterful Welsh noise-pop ruffians, a year after their much-loved debut Weird Sisters. "Coffee Implosion" catches them in a low-fi mood — so intimate, you can practically count the holes in their cardigans.