Archive for November, 2009
Amusement Parks on Fire, Fauns, Broadcast, Delorean, Unisex & more
If you like noisy rock and roll, you’re gonna dig the latest audiocast. Let’s hear it!
1. Loomer – Search On Your Own
Like the distorted Swervedriver-style rock & roll from the Brazilian band, not to be confused with the other Loomer.
2. Lovvers – 100 Flowers
Addictive and catchy. I can’t put a label on this one, but you could say the same for The Real Kids – listed as an influence on their site. I went back and listened to my RK tracks…MUCH tamer than this.
3. Teenage Filmstars – Pressure
Guaranteed you’ve never heard anything like this. Backwards, noisy but somehow tuneful and coherent.
4. The Men – The Man
Like the propulsive rock energy here, available for purchase on their blog. Props to BOAWS for the tip.
5. Amusement Parks On Fire – Motown Ritual
And now we’re into some noisy shoegaze from 2005′s Blackout EP this year’s Young Fight EP. If you like feedback, the end will be like music to Pete Townshend’s ears. Updated, thanks to Dwight.
6. Headtime – Need To Be
Postpunk number to shake things up a bit. Anyone know much about this band?
7. The Fauns – The Sun Is Cruising
I slept on this initially but finally bought it. Nice to see the shoegaze hype was warranted.
8. Julian Casablancas – River Of Brakelights
Does the Strokes’ singer’s latest album fit our format? No, but I’d argue that this trippy hypnotic riff is a big departure from “Last Nite.”
9. Mazarin – The New American Apathy
Electronic spacepop goodness from Philly-based band.
10. Broadcast - In Here The World Begins
Ethereal psychedelia from the new Mothers of the Milky Way tour EP.
11. Delorean – Seasun
Spanish troupe delivers lovely sunshine montage music.
Ozzie up and comer remixed by London space scientist. Brilliant MySpace page!
13. City Of Satellites – BMX
Slowing it down with some Australian dream pop off the Machine Is My Animal album on Hidden Shoal.
14. Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Sun Drips
Ignore the long name for a minute and check out the awesome S/T album. Quality stuff.
15. Unisex – The Full Force Of The Sun
Telescopes splinter band closes the set with drifting sleepy epic off Stratosfear.
Sennen is in the studio pulling together their latest collection of nu-gaze finery. In the meantime, I can’t get enough of their Bizarre Love Triangle cover. Why? For the pure and simple fact that they kept a lid on it. There’s almost an air of who-are-we-to-fuck-with-greatness humility in the effort.
Yesterday started for me in an MRI machine. I tried describing to a friend the experience of being inserted into a dark, claustrophobic tube and then being washed in angry, rhythmic buzzing.
I summed it all up by telling them to listen to Fuck Buttons’ Sweet Love For Planet Earth in the dark.