Weyes Blood, Front Row Seat to Earth (Mexican Summer)
sample track: "Do You Need My Love"
Weyes Blood + Sahara + Ducks Unlimited, Baby G, Toronto, October 29, 2016
DIIV, Is the Is Are (Captured Tracks)
sample track: "Bent (Roi's Song)"
Ranking Dillinger, None Stop Disco Style (Clocktower)
sample track: "African World Wide" + "Into the African Dub"
Heron Oblivion, s/t (Sub Pop)
sample track: "Beneath Fields"
Destroyer, “Forces From Above” and “My Mystery” (both remixed by DJjohnedwardcollins@gmail.com) (Merge)
Destroyer + Andre Ethier, Mills Hardware, Hamilton, ON, November 10, 2016
Nathan Bowles, Whole & Cloven (Paradise of Bachelors)
sample track: "I Miss My Dog"
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Skeleton Tree (Bad Seed)
sample track: "I Need You"
Leonard Cohen, You Want It Darker (Columbia)
sample track: "It Seemed the Better Way"
Promised Land Sound, For Use and Delight (Paradise of Bachelors)
sample track: "She Takes Me There"
Angel Olsen, My Woman (Jagjaguwar)
sample track: "Shut Up Kiss Me"
Steve Gunn, Eyes on the Lines (Matador)
sample track: "Ancient Jules"
Steve Gunn + Promised Land Sound + Nathan Bowles, La Victrola, Montreal, June 26, 2016
Bob Dylan and The Band, The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Raw (Sony/Columbia)
Bob Dylan, Another Self Portrait (1969-1971), The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 (Columbia)
sample track: "Pretty Saro"
A Tribe Called Red, "R.E.D. (feat. Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear)"
Meg Baird, Don’t Weigh Down the Light (Drag City)
sample track: "Stars Unwinding"
Sahara, s/t (Artificial Sounds)
The Feelies, Time For a Witness (Bar None)
sample track: "Doin' It Again"
David Byrne w/ Arcade Fire and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Société des Arts Technologiques, Montreal, February 19, 2016
The Lobster (2015), dir. Lanthimos
Stranger Things (2016- ), created by the Duffer Brothers
Arrival (2016), dir. Villeneuve
Manchester By the Sea (2016), dir. Lonergan
Weiner (2016), dir. Kriegman & Steinberg
Son of Saul (2015), dir. Nemes
The Revenant (2015), dir. Iñarritu
45 Years (2015), dir. Haigh
Mustang (2015), dir. Ergüven
Paterson (2016), dir. Jarmusch
Gimme Danger (2016), dir. Jarmusch
Dark Horse (2015), dir. Osmond
The Strong Man (1929), dir. Szaro
Algol: Tragödie der Macht (1920), dir. Werckmeister
13th (2016), dir. DuVernay
Moonlight (2016), dir. Jenkins
Things To Come (L’Avenir) (2016), dir. Løve-Hansen
Mia Madre (2015), dir. Moretti
Cooked (2016), prod. Gibney & featuring Michael Pollan
John McPhee, Levels of the Game
Guy Lawson, "An Insurance Salesman and a Doctor Walk Into a Bar, and End Up at the North Pole: The Story of an Accidentally Pioneering Expedition," The New York Times, March 17, 2016
T.H. White, Letters to a Friend
Frankie Barnet, An Indoor Kind of Girl
Ben McGrath, "The Wayfarer: A Solitary Canoeist Meets His Fate," The New Yorker, December 14, 2015
Ken Forkish, The Elements of Pizza
Greil Marcus, Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock ’n’ Roll Music [revisited]
Greil Marcus, Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes [revisited]
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Evan Osnos, "The Far-Right Revival: A Thirty-Year War?," The New Yorker, January 12, 2016
Andrew Marantz, "Trolls For Trump," The New Yorker, October 31, 2016
Travis Lett, Gjelina: Cooking From Venice, California
Bon Appétit, "Healthy-ish" issue, January 2016
Nancy Singleton Hachisu, Preserving the Japanese Way
Ruth Allman, Alaska Sourdough: The Real Stuff By a Real Alaskan
Food & Drink
Larrys, Montreal, QC (co-winner: AEB's Montreal Restaurant of the Year)
Boulangerie Automne, Montreal, QC
Butterblume, Montreal, QC (co-winner: AEB's Montreal Restaurant of the Year)
Bar Henrietta, Montreal, QC
Doc Ponds, Stowe, VT
CoVino, Venice, Italy
Enoteca Ferronato, Pordenone, Italy (store + degusteria)
Enoteca Storica Faccioli, Bologna, Italy
Deirdre Heekin + Caleb Barber @ La Garagista Wines, Barnard, VT
Backacre Beermakers, Weston, VT
Taste for Grain conference, Montreal, QC, June 13, 2016
"The Essential Oyster!: The Montreal Book Launch," Lawrence, Montreal, December 12, 2016
Colville Bay Oyster Company, Souris River, Prince Edward Island
Nonesuch Oysters, Scarborough River, Maine
Rockin' Cool Times Bar & Grill, Montreal, QC
Italy (Venice/Pordenone/Friuli/Bologna), October 2016
Pordenone Silent Film Festival, Pordenone, Italy
Museo Canova, Possagno, Italy
Villa di Maser (a.k.a. Villa Barbaro), Maser, Italy
Brion Cemetery, San Vito d'Altivole, Italy
Museo di Palazzo Poggi, Bologna, Italy
Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury, VT
Mjölk, Toronto, ON
Christmas in Vermont, 2016
Well, it certainly was an eventful year, wasn't it?
All the best in 2017 from your friends at AEB.