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.