Adam’s Top 5 Brands, Bands, Artists and Products of 2009

I hope this isn’t to late but I wanted to throw out my favorite Clothing Companies, Bands, Artists and Products of the year! It was extremely tough to just pick 5 for each category, but after much debate with myself I narrowed my list down. So here it is my top 5 of each IATT Category!

Clothing

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Electric Zombie

The Electric Zombie Winter Release was by far my favorite EZ Release to date. Honestly if I were to start a clothing company it would have looked much like that latest release!


Ugmonk

Jeff has done an incredible job since day one with his company. I love how simplistic yet effective his designs are.

Miles to Go

Miles to Go was another company that I liked from the minute I checked out their site. They have extremely well thought designs and inspirations behind their shirts. Greg really does a fantastic job making sure his brand has purpose and meaning.

Stheart

Stheart was a company that first caught my eye with their incredible photography. There are very few companies that have product shots better than these guys. They also do a great job of balancing very simple designs and very loud designs. Plus their new line looks amazing!



Glamour Kills

This year Glamour Kills has done a great job from expanding past just being a T-shirt line and into a full-fledged clothing company. The addition of cut and sew pieces as well as a bit more muted down look really won me over this year.

Music:

The Devil Wears Prada – With Roots Above

A absolutely crushing release. From incredible breakdowns to amazing clean vocals this disc had it all and it was all done incredibly well.

Silversun Pickups – Swoon

I have to be honest at first I did not dig their new disc, but like most of my favorite CDs it wore on me and I warmed up to it.

A Day To Remember – Homesick

Since the start ADTR has continually pushed and blurred the boundaries between pop and metal and with Homesick they might have reached the limit. They might own some of the biggest hooks of any band that could pull of a wall of death.

Everytime I Die – New Junk Aesthetic

The first time I heard the song “Wanerlust” I couldn’t help but smile. ETID have really carved themselves a niche in the southern rock/metalcore genre. They just have such a recognizable style and flavor to their music I cant help but love them!

The Dear Hunter – Act III Life and Death

Casey Crescenzo is a genius. How he writes songs of the complexity and magnitude of all three Dear Hunter albums just blows me away. How one person can have that much talent is just crazy! Although this isnt my favorite Dear Hunter record (Act II is) it still ranked in my top 5 this year.

Artists/Tee Designers:

This was honestly the toughest category for me to only pick 5 from.  There are just so many incredible artists out there that this list could have been a mile long.  I tried to pick 5 artist that all represented slightly different styles.  I am not going to go into why each one of the rocks because it should be pretty obvious!

Godmachine

Jeremy Shantz

Alvaro Arteaga

Keaton Henson

Alex Norman

Wares:

The Black Axe – Wallet

Zombiehead


Anti Theft Lunch Bag



Fluffy Yuk Yuk



Throwboy Pillows