Headlights, Autolux, Paris Angels, After The Weather, Maps & more
Our latest mix of new and old gems from the Interwebs. Very excited about the quality of stuff coming out. And it will only get better as we head into the holiday release period.
You’ll notice lots of global music and a few curveballs in this week’s mix – let us know what you think!
1. Trailer Trash Tracies – Strangling Good Guys
Treble lovers unite! Great track out of the UK to start us off.
2. Culkin – Glow
Coming straight outta Stockholm with some classic-sounding shoegaze.
3. Moments Shoegaze – Maniquins
Track from a few years back that came up again recently. Off the L’Équilibriste EP but the band is Spanish – of course!
4. Autolux – Audience No. 2
Somehow I missed this advance track off their next album Transit Transit. Months went by, and two things made me finally add it into a mix. (1) Great article about the band in Wired and (2) someone really into this kind of music hadn’t heard of them. Apparently their next album is due out in January.
5. True Widow – Flat Black
Now this track is interesting. Seems like an amalgam of about five bands I love, many of them from this band’s home state of Texas.
6. Headlights – I Don’t Mind At All
Their new album Wildlife is excellent. Poppy, well-written tunes with great lyrics. We need more bands like Headlights.
7. Sundae – Verano-Invierno
Ok, I was feeling nostalgic for some breezy pop and this Spanish track fit the bill.
8. Paris Angels – Perfume
Wow, this straight-from-vinyl track blows my mind. Apparently it’s from the Madchester days.
9. Clinker - Hallucination Generation
Off free download Thru The Fly Machine, this oddball band delivers a solid tripped out anthem.
Speaking of anthems, AC’s take on this track is just heavenly. If I could do an entire podcast of Animal Collective music, I probably would. Actually, Animal Collective is probably working on that kind of project right now anyway.
11. Sunshine Factory – My Sugar Cane
Off the free two-song Sugar EP, this track’s sunspot assault is brilliant.
12. Baa rec – Deadlock
Japanese band uses a great mix of guitars and electronica to keep this track vibrant.
13. Maps – Turning The Mind
What can I say about Maps that 100 blogs haven’t already said? I can only add: why is he fighting the shoegaze tag? This is just glorious music that shares a lot with other glorious music we play.
14. After The Weather – It’s Too Loud
Not sure what this is, but I like it. This Montreal’s band’s By Flashing Lights And True Love album is definitely worth picking up.
15. Starry-Eyed – Nasa
We close with some dramatic post-rock from Seoul, uncovered in one of the many great MML posts about the Electric Muse label. BTW the post-rock we play at Soundtrack2 is usually more rock than post – so don’t be afraid.