Archive for April, 2010
Yo La Tengo, Broken Social Scene, Crash City Saints, Televise, Dubstar & more
Ooh lots of good new stuff this time round. Happy yet?
1. Broken Social Scene – All To All
Off Forgiveness the Rock Record out on May 4. Nice to see them evolving their sound here. Different but still very much Broken Social Scene. Who’s that singing though?
2. Deastro – Mowgli The Lynx
Ethereal space pop out of Detroit.
3. Color of Clouds – Let Go
Very groovy dreaminess from Brooklyn-based band’s Satellite of Love.
4. Dubstar – I’m In Love With A German Film Star
I’m digging this one off the Peace! project. Not sure why…maybe the climax at the end?
5. Sweet Trip – Design : 2: 3
Mindscrambling journey to the edge.
6. Yo La Tengo – Sugarcube
Classic stuff from seminal band. One of our all-time faves.
7. Crash City Saints – Broke
Ripping shoegaze number from the new, excellent Glow In The Dark Music album. Turn it up!
8. The Boo Radleys – Everybird
Boo Up! EP track provides more distorted sweetness.
9. Savages – Plain and Simple
Gainesville’s finest deliver loud indie rock from their Graveyard Cities album.
10. Catherine Wheel – Intravenous
Balloon EP gem. Hope it’s still nice and loud for this one.
11. Werewolves – I Need You
Gutsy rock and roll by curious American band whose MySpace descriptor is “we sell soul.”
12. All The Saints – Outs
Fire On Corridor X slow burner builds and then crashes into the choruses.
13. Gravenhurst – Trust
Catherine Wheel-indebted loveliness from 2007’s The Western Lands. “Trust is a hard thing to come by these days.”
14. The Falling Spikes – Cellophane
Mellow psych dirge ballad out of Yorkshire.
15. Picnic – Too Fast
Estonian dream pop of the highest order. Strongly recommend checking out the Winter Honey record.
16. Televise – Smile
House Of Love, Lush, Bear In Heaven, The Horrors, M83 & more
A bit late with this one. Dusting off a few classics and dropping some new-ish stuff.
1. House of Love – Destroy The Heart
Banging, glorious 1988 single.
2. A.R. Kane – Insect Love
Noisy 1989 pop number from the band behind Pump Up The volume.
3. Lush – Superblast (Remix)
Washed out rock and roll by seminal shoegaze band. Remixed courtesy of Robin Guthrie of Cocteau Twins.
4. The Jennifers – Danny’s Song
Baggy pop from band that went on to become Supergrass.
5. Madder Rose – Drop A Bomb
American band provide noisy power pop, featured on the My So-Called Life soundtrack.
6. Rraaiillss – The Peeling
Distorted and dreamy rock and roll out of LA. Check out their bandcamp.
7. Nervous Systems – Sometimes I Am A Verb
Great band with a great album in Needs Medicines. This song popped for me. Could it be the GBV sound?
8. M83 – Don’t Save Us From The Flames
Fabulous dreamy electronic rock melodrama from Before The Dawn Heals Us.
9. The Horrors – Who Can Say
Re-discovering this fuzzy gem off Primary Colours.
10. Mugstar – Today Is The Wrong Shape
11. Blind Shake – St. Paul Creamery
Garage rock and roll from the Twin Cities. Never has a song about the dairy industry sounded so menacing.
12. Soft Moon – Breathe the Fire
Tense post punk drenched in reverb.
13. Snowden – No Words No More (EP version)
4 a.m. bombed out blues. Check it out on their new EP, available free from their website.
14. Lab Partners – We’ve Been Burned
Ohio band that brings to mind the epicness of The Verve. Refreshing.
15. Panda Riot – 16 Seconds
Very excited to play some new stuff from this band. Lovely harmony-heavy pop shoegaze. Far & Near comes out May 11.
16. Bear In Heaven – Dust Cloud
This band is a grower. Their Beast Rest Forth Mouth has been with me for some time. The music (and the compelling cover art) has slowly bewitched me. Recommend repeated listens to Dust Cloud. Uncategorizable.
17. Bad Veins – Go Home
Dreamy electronic torch song with horns! Love the mood on this track.
Pacific UV, The Ruby Suns, Snapper, Field Mice, The Frames & more.
Dipping into the archives a bit more this week. There’s lots of new stuff in the hopper for the next one!
1. Kinski – Rhode Island Freakout
Sonic Youth-indebted rocker kicks us off. This one’s off 2003’s Airs Above Your Station.
2. Snapper – Eyes That Shine
3. Pacific UV – Know
Been meaning to drop this for a while. Great noisy rock and roll gives way to dreaminess.
4. Oblisk – Epicenter
Propulsive track out of Detroit. This off last year’s Weather Patterns.
5. Nikoo – Gimme Hell
New Netherlands noisepop, taken from their free EP.
6. Disappears – Hearing Things
7. Aerial Love Feed – Rockethouse
Bombastic Britrock out of New York.
8. Ornaith O’Dowd – Car Tapes
Irish Brooklyn-based artist describes this as ” wistful guitar pop number that recalls the romance of making mix tapes for summer road trip.” Sounds good to me.
9. Moscow Olympics – Second Trace
Straight outta the Philippines is MO with a nice melodic pop number off Cut The World.
10. The Field Mice – Sensitive
11. Dreamend – Elipsis 2
This instrumental would be the perfect trackto play during intermission at a My Bloody Valentine concert.
12. The Frames – Sideways Down
A fave track of mine by the Irish band.
13. Hooray! – Honeymoon
Like me some folky dream pop.
14. Invisible Elephant – Time
15. The Ruby Suns – Closet Astrologer
Lovely. Fans of Animal Collective will really like this band.
16. Team Ghost – Colors In Time
Wonderful shoegaze electronica out of Paris.
17. Nice Nice – See Waves
A great track that’s hard to pin down. Clash describes it as noise rock, but I’m not so sure.