2013 was another great year for local music, and we’d hate not to recognize that. Today’s as good as day as any to mention that The Overcast will have an annual music award, and not wanting to leave 2013 un-rewarded, it’ll start by recognizing an album from 2013. The Borealis Award will recognize one great album every year, in any genre, courtesy of our kind sponsor, Deacon Investments. Expect a longlist of twenty albums soon, and a shortlist of five the end of February. Read more on The Borealis Award, here. What’s below simply scratches the surface of what came out of this island this year, including more than 100 RPM albums.

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Big thank you to all these folks for giving away a song. Check out their full albums: Green and Gold’s The Body Knows | Run to the Rocks’ Limit the Light | AM/FM Dreams’ Something into Nothing | The Discounts’ Part One | Matthew Hornell’s Have it All | Coach Long Legs’ No Dogs at Shows | Thom & the Thomcats’ Slow Motion Pictures | Joanna Barker’s A Sudden Flame | Caribou Horses’ Songs for Mal | Monsterbator’s Practice Moans for the Big Fire | uHu’s uHu EP | Neil Conway’s Songs for Topical Use | Don Brownrigg’s It Takes All Kinds (to Make the World Go Round, I Find) | The Connexions’ Connect Four | Temples’ Temples | Scrambled Meggz’ The People That We Used to Be