Archive for March, 2010
Sundial, Depreciation Guild, Thrushes, Echodrone, Turn-Ons & more
Howdy. Until we do our special psych-only audiocast, we kick things off with back-to-back face-melting tunes, then dig into some shoegaze, dream pop and electronic goodness. No Frank Zappa this time.
1. Cold Pumas – Tropical Guilt
Brighton-based group get us stated with a great track. Urgent, repetitive rock and roll, available from Fader.
2. Woven Bones – With You Alone
3. Stellarium – Chocolate & Strawberry
Love this loud shoegazer track.
4. Sun Dial – Open Your Eyes
5. Quest For Fire – In The Place Of A Storm
Now we’s getting ‘eavy. Toronto group goes deep into the void, from upcoming 7″ with Nebula.
6. Ulaan Khol – Untitled 2
7. Yppah – They Know What Ghost Know
Great groovy, building psych from a band that I like more and more. Can’t get enough of the swirling Ray Manzarek organ overtop.
8. The Turn-Ons – PS I Love You
And we’re back to some fabulous shoegaze on the Lilys tip.
9. Echodrone – Winter Station
Slowing it down (sorta) with a new one of their album The Sun Rose In A Different Place.
10. The Low Sea – I Know
Lazy track off the very good new album Las Olas.
11. Thrushes – Night Falls
I’m risking a talking-to from Chris for including this one off their new Night Falls. Check out the building intensity.
12. Pure Ecstasy – Voices
Second Austin band included on this week’s audiocast. Nice moody number available from RCRDLBL.
13. Zola Jesus – I Can’t Stand
Also downloadable, this curious “grower” comes off Stridulum.
14. The Depreciation Guild – My Chariot
New dream pop of the highest order.
Love, love, love this track. Never expected to play James Lavelle on our mixes. Pick it up or grab Where Did The Night Fall in May.
16. Light Pollution – Good Feelings
MySpace page: “Religious / Psychedelic / Healing & Easy Listening.”
17. Growing – Innit
Been waiting for the right occasion to drop this six-minute-plus journey. Think this is it.
Sparklehorse, Weekend, Sonic Youth, Mean Red Spiders, Giant Drag & more
We decided not to wade into the mighty SXSW torrent yet….but may do that for the next one. Any faves?
1. Sparklehorse – Pig
The entire track sounds like it was fed through a Danelectro. Chris first heard it while driving…three bars in and he was passing people like they were standing still.
2. The N.E.C. – Those (Guilty Pleasures)
Natural Extension Concept out of Atlanta ring out with some glorious shoegaze/shitgaze.
3. Sonic Youth – Poison Arrow
4. Thinking Machines – Titan
Swirling journey into the darkness with vocals reminiscent of Sebadoh. I’m sure I’m not the first to make this comparison.
5. Nikki Louder – No Disko (For You, You Silly Dancers)
Now we’re really messing with you. This is the only proper song I can find on this guitar anarchist’s Alain I’m Sorry record. Excessive perfection.
6. Weekend – Tiara (Demo)
Abrasive shoegaze anthem for the kids. Demos by this band are great.
7. Waskerley Way – Brave New Songs
Curious ethereal trashcan disorto-rock out of the UK.
8. Zabrisky – Your House On A Saturday
Italian dose of straightahead C86-style pop.
9. Beach Fossils – Time
Lazy dark reverb-filled number by a Brooklyn band.
10. Mean Red Spiders – First And Only
11. Giant Drag – White Baby
Very excited that they’re back with the Swan Song EP. No mind-blowing tracks here but this one’s solid. Next up – Autolux.
12. Tennis System – FS
Never would have guessed this guys were American. This drifting track comes off The Future Is Our History.
13. Silver Pines – Time Father
14. Falling Leaves – Killer
Massively indebted to Pink Floyd‘s Dark Side Of The Moon. But hey, there’s only so many times you can listen to that album, right?
15. Mackaper – Tale Of Tales
And now leaving Earth…via Sweden. Lovely.
16. Woven Tales – Handful of Fireflies
Warm washes of synth like this make me…happy.
17. Mercury Rev – Hercules
Spiritual, epic, thought-provoking.
18. Sparklehorse – Someday I Will Treat You Good
“I left my baby on the side of the highway…” This is rock and roll. Find it on Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot.