Delta Waves, Young Galaxy, My Bloody Valentine, Smashing Orange, Sky Drops & more
Lots of great music this week. Unreleased tracks by classic bands and exciting new stuff.
Enter the garden.
1. Contriva – Light
Starting with a breezy and upbeat track from this German band.
2. Dan Deacon – The Crystal Cat
And then we go mental. Uplifting bit of electronic weirdness on the Animal Collective/Of Montreal tip.
3. Delta Waves – Sun And Moon According To An Elephant’s Memory
Now into oblivion. Very cool stuff that I’ve had in the hopper for a while. Where’s their name from? Wikipedia: A delta wave is a high amplitude brain wave with a frequency of 1–4 Hertz which can be recorded with an electroencephalogram (EEG) and is usually associated with slow-wave sleep.
4. LSD & The Search For God – Backwards
Dreamy cruise down a main street out in San Francisco.
5. Joy Formidable – Ostrich
This band seems like a melange of five other great bands – but I can’t name them. Available for free on MySpace page, good rundown here.
6. My Bloody Valentine – Kevin Song
Unreleased MBV you say? Here’s my favourite of the new batch.
7. Love of Diagrams – Forever
90s-style shoegaze from Australian band’s forthcoming album Nowhere Forever.
8. Smashing Orange – Only Complete In You
And now the real deal from a first wave (or is it second wave?) shoegaze band. Founder Rob Montejo then went on to…
9. The Sky Drops – Truth Is
“Ridiculously slept-on” band comes out with a muscular track off their new Bourgeois Beat record.
10. Blur – Come Together
Blur isn’t a Soundtrack2 favourite, but they reformed (sorta) and I re-discovered this one recently.
11. Lovetones – Journeyman (Anton Newcombe mix)
Lovely bit of sunshine off April’s Dimensions, mixed by Mr. Brian Jonestown Massacre.
12. Bees – These Are The Ghosts
60’s vibe continues with this mindblowing track from a few years back. I never tire of this one. New site looks good, gents!
13. Folder – The Bad Parts
A bit of new wave with nice harmonies. And just wait for the cymbal-crashing breakdown. Can anyone share any deets on this band?
14. Young Galaxy – Destroyer
Been waiting a while for new muisc from this band. Lo and behold, they come with two singles. This one starts all Arcade Fire but then goes spaceward.
15. Heartless Bastards – Finding Solution
Holy crap this is fantastic, gutsy rock and roll. Life affirming stuff.