Mazarin, Serena Maneesh, Besnard Lakes, Engineers, Best Coast & more.
Happy 2010 – here’s some great tunes to soundtrack snowy, cold days and keep you going. The intro/outro are back, but I’m still open to suggestions on how to re-vamp our audiocast format.
1. The Jamboree – Doing Fine
Really like this dreamy singalong track off the excellent Far From Gone tape. You can pick up a link to download this from their MySpace page.
3. Mass Of The Fermented Dregs – Skabetty
Bright shoegaze pop straight out of Kobe, Japan.
4. Popolice – Action
Loved this Stonesy shoegaze track by the New Zealand via Melbourne band.
5. Renminbi – Portland
6. Mazarin – Chasing The Girl
Comparisons to Elephant 6 piqued my interested in this band. As this dreamy indie pop track reveals, there’s much, more more going on here. Check out Watch It Happen from early last year.
7. Best Coast – Over The Ocean
Lovely 60’s-inspired mid-tempo distorted pop from Make You Mine on eMusic.
8. Vidulgi OoyoO – Siren
Beautiful building track from the Electric Muse label out of South Korea. Thanks to MML.
9. Engineers – Hey You
Off Mojo‘s The Wall Re-Built compilation, ST2 faves Engineers deliver a fresh take on the Pink Floyd classic. Strange to hear this sung by someone other than Roger Waters…far less angry and creepy-sounding here.
10. Philippians – Love Machine
Gorgeous dreamy electronica. Absolutely no relation to kickass 70s rock band Luv Machine.
11. Gary War – Grown In Shells
Abstract 3 a.m. weirdness off the New Raytheonport LP.
12. Tamaryn – Mild Confusion
Fader premiered this gauzy drone rock tune by the NY/SF group back in October. Nice.
13. Moloko Velocet – The Black In Her Eyes
French band gives us some BJM-sounding psych off their upcoming S/T EP. Their name is taken from a hallucinogenic European drink and their influences are listed as “Trains, planes & spaceships.” Hmm.
14. Serena Maneesh – Ayisha Abyss
Finally a new song from these guys! Well, this is less of a song than a deep trip through the darkness, but I like. Kinda drum and bass-y with a pummeling, relentless bass.
15. Luder – Sing To Me
Yes…one of the few metal/shoegaze tunes that I like. Maybe because it’s becuase of the female vocals or the glam-sounding guitar. This comes off last year’s Sonoluminescence.
16. The Besnard Lakes – Albatross
New track from The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night takes us home as the credits roll. Glorious.