As the publication of various Highlights of 2013 lists tell us the year is drawing to a close, not only do I get to delve backwards through the keystone tunes of my own year, but I get to hear the songs that accompanied my friends during their past years. ‘Young Fathers’, released this past August by the 11-piece, Oregon-based band Typhoon, was brought to my attention by my cousin Christine. Their most recent album, White Lighter, yields incredible diversity and depth that can only be attributed to the collaboration of what would be, in many other cases, too many cooks in the kitchen. Typhoon, the marvel, brings together this glorious array of sounds in an effortless and addictive 13-track record. And, lucky for us, they’ve got a hefty discography for us to delve into over the holidays.