Archive for March, 2010

Soundtrack2 Audiocast33: Freakout

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

Great pastiche of Iggy Pop and The Jesus and Mary Chain.

3.   Stellarium – Chocolate & Strawberry

Love this loud shoegazer track.

4.   Sun Dial – Open Your Eyes

Mod-psych by 90s greats. They’ve just released a 2-CD anthology that you should check out. Didn’t know about the Chapterhouse connection until I read the Cherry Red link.

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

Steven R. Smith “explores an expansive free form, feedback-heavy sound that marries Fushitsusha with VU‘s White Light/White Heat.” Works for me. Check out his latest III.

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.

15.  UNKLE (featuring The Black Angels) – Natural Selection

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.

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Soundtrack2 Audiocast 32: Brave New Songs

Sparklehorse, Weekend, Sonic Youth, Mean Red Spiders, Giant Drag & more

There’s a lot of great music this week, but with the sad passing of Mark Linkous we realized we’ve never played any Sparklehorse. Our mix is bookended by two of our fave tracks.

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

Wire, meet The Velvet Underground. I didn’t get to listen to The Eternal until recently. Much better than the NYC Flowers record from a few years back.

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

Chilled out groovy tune with a slight Stereolab or Ivy vibe. Different than their other stuff.

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

Imagine Galaxie 500 after a week’s sleep deprivation and you’ve got this band.  Pick it up if you like Cowboy Junkies‘ edgier stuff.

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.

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