Film School, Thrushes, Pixies, Mercy Arms, Primal Scream and more.
We’ve had some great newish stuff on rotation here, so we’re digging into them this time around.
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1. Ultra Vivid Scene – It Happens Every Time
Kicking off this week’s mix is a poppy one from New York-via-London’s Kurt Ralske.
2. Star – In Your Arsenal
Love this glammy track from a couple of years’ back. Definitely keep Star on your radar.
3. Dylans – Mary Quant In Blue (De-Luxe Reverse Submarine Mix II)
90s band brings on the psychedelia, backwards percussion and haze.
4. Greencoats – Honey
Kicking it into high gear with propulsive, glorious gem from this Swedish band’s Spring EP.
5. Mercy Arms – Half Right
Australian band delivers three and half minutes of soaring bliss. The singer reminds of another well-known vocalist, but I can’t place who! Anyone?
6. Latex Distortion and Gary West – Dopamine
Great indie rock track with bubbling distortion off Killed By A Fairy. Hard to find a good link to these guys so please add in a comment if you know one.
7. Pixies – Alison
Short burst of seminal rock and roll energy before we head spaceward.
8. Air – Dead Bodies
French band soundtracks a full-scale assault on Saturn. Taken from the Virgin Suicides OST.
9. Boards of Canada – Dayvan Cowboy
BOC isn’t a huge favourite of ours, but this drifting, building track works great here.
10. Film School – Ms. Connection
Brilliant mellow track from the Alwaysnever album.
11. Flunk – Play
Anja ˆòyen Vister’s croons gently over Ulf Nygaard’s “soothing delight.” Very nice.
12. Thrushes – Aidan Quinn
Why did this Baltimore noise pop band decide to pay tribute to 80s/90s actor Aidan Quinn? Don’t know, but love this track.
13. Solar Powered People – Commercial Flight
I can’t stop listening to this song. File under perfect pop.
14. Working for a Nuclear Free City – Troubled Son
Manchester band brings the evil shoegaze funk.
15. Primal Scream – Shoot Speed/Kill Light
Off Xtrmntr, Bobby Gillespie’s crew take us out in psychedelic rock and roll style. Props to Chris on this one.