Mogwai, Smashing Orange, A Sea Of Leaves, Lenola, A Sunny Day In Glasgow & more
Mainly curated by Chris, Audiocast9 features a number of chilled, mid-tempo vocal-free tracks with a few of thrown in by me to mix it up.
Checkout Soundtrack2 Audiocast9 here.
1. Mogwai – Folk Death 95
Mogwai plays Toronto’s Phoenix alongside The Twilight Sad on May 4th- we’re stoked.
2. Alison’s Halo – Chalkboard James
Quintessential shoegaze swirl in the vein of Slowdive, Cranes and Cocteau Twins.
3. Smashing Orange – My Deranged Heart
Cool, 60’s, psychedelic feel. It’s how Mazzy Star would sound if Hope Sandoval forgot to show up.
4. Mew – An Envoy To Open Fields
It could just be me, but despite the lack of distortion, Denmark’s Mew manages to completely disguise their lyrics.
5. Team Sleep – Your Skull Is Red
Deftones side project involving Chino Moreno and a cast of musical heavyweights including Pinback‘s Rob Crow and Mary Timony.
6. Nightblooms – Never Dream At All
I suppose there might be a time and place for this. It’s like a full-blown instrument tantrum being mediated by someone’s lilting, honey-voiced Mom. And in mono!
7. Sennen – Hearsay
A bit late to the Sennen party but now that I’m here, I don’t want to leave. On tour right now in the UK…keep your fingers crossed for North American dates.
8. Health – Die Slow
Crunching, noisy monster from L.A. no-wavers. Hats off to Gimme Tinnitis for the tip!
9. A Sea Of Leaves – Permanent Wave
Brazilian band rock out to full effect.
10. Lilys – Touch The Water
From the 2000 Selected EP (discovered in a used bin for $5). Two minutes and 10 seconds of face-slapping energy.
11. Ecstasy Of Saint Teresa – Who’s
Stuttering drums + ringing guitars x cascading singing = classic track.
12. A Sunny Day In Glasgow – 5:15 Train
The highlight from 2007’s Scribble Mural Comic Journal. Check out the equally atmospheric, warbling “Best Summer Ever.”
13. Lenola – Shared a Route
Could easily be passed off as an My Bloody Valentine b-side.
14. …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – When We Begin To Steal
Still one of the best band names in history. Fiery, melodic track from their ’98 self-titled debut.
15. Gravenhurst – The Western Lands
Proof that not every noise-pop, shoegaze-inspired band needs to sound like the soundtrack to an Edgar Allen Poe poem.