Archive for May, 2010
School of Seven Bells, Sennen, Sea Exchange, Ursula Minor, Windsor For The Derby & more
It’s hot. Real hot. Need to be cooled down or get the blood boling?
Listen & enjoy.
1. Windsor For The Derby – Queen Of The Sun
Lovely dream pop from upcoming album Against Love.
2. Stripmall Architecture – Pripyat
Can’t get this one out of my head. Download the elements to remix this yourself.
3. Phillip Eno – Your Name
More fuzzed out dream pop. The band has made this song and a lot more available for free download on their site.
4. Flavor Crystals – Ambergris
A bit of Yo La Tengo vibe here. One of many great tracks on the Minneapolis band’s Ambergris album.
5. Alcoholic Faith Mission – My Eyes To See
Nervy Danish band deliver passionate indie pop.
6. Nikoo – Marquee
Been listening to this hard-to-describe band for a while. Their self-titled album is very good.
7. Sea Exchange – Schemes
Bit of shoegaze indie pop here. Both of their EPs are great and available for free.
8. Dropping Honey – Foveaux
Watch out! This track by this Sydney, Australia band starts funky but gets huge and noisy.
9. Sennen – Can’t See The Light
Not a huge fan of this band, but their most recent tracks are less murky. This dark shoegaze track is off last month’s Age of Denial.
10. Garageland – Never Gonna Come Round Here Again
Flying Nun band brings some driving rock and roll off 1996’s Last Exit To Garageland.
11. Ursula Minor – Westphalia
Killer Krautrock. Be sure to check out this Glasgow band’s varied Laudanum album.
12. Band In Heaven – Tunnel Into Your Dreams
Ambient rock off their free demos bandcamp page.
13. School of Seven Bells – Babelonia
Disconnect From Desire won’t be out until July, but this is more than enough to keep me satisfied.
14. Swathes – Very White
Noisy, dense industrial/shoegaze builder.
15. K-X-P – 18 Hours (Of Love)
According to XLR8R, this band provides “Spaced-out Krautrock-meets-drummy-disco dance party.” Can’t find any info online so here’s a good Altsounds post.
The Octopus Project, Battles, Faunts, Wavves, Toro Y Moi & more.
If you choose blips and beats over guitars and drums, this audiocast is for you. We’ve put some recent and classic electronic favourites together into one mix.
It’s not beat-mixed. Didn’t have time but maybe I’ll do for the next electronic mix…
1. Faunts – Feel. Love. Thinking. Of.
Edmonton band gets things rolling with lovely electro pop off the album of the same name.
2. Toro Y Moi – Blessa
A pleasant afternoon stroll on another planet.
3. Caribou – Thistles And Felt
Love the guitar strumming over some chanting and beats. Off Up In Flames, but also check out his latest album.
4. Deep Dish – Awake Enough
This starts like the sunny electronica the duo is known for, but I included because of the layers of spacey synths.
5. Wavves – Cool Jumper
This tune defies any label and description. It doesn’t really fit anywhere so I thought I’d drop this crashing melodic assault here.
6. M83 – Run Into Flowers
Dreamy electronic bliss.
“I swore I would stay.” Organs add to the urgent drama of the beats.
Minimalist techno mystery Germany. Wait till the beat kicks in.
9. Moonstarr – Interplanetary Thoughts In Flight
Spacey electro off the excellent Dupont album. And the first track we’ve played to feature a vocoder!
10. Technasia – Force
A classic from a few years back. They have a new album out at the end of May.
11. Jake Fairley – Mosquito
Noisy techno off 2005’s Touch Not The Cat. Former a member of Uncut, now goes by Fairmont.
12. Broadcast – Black Cat
A lyric in this song sums this band up perfectly to me: “Curiouser and curiouser.”
13. Battles – Leyendecker
Don’t really know what this is, but I like the dark mystery. Post-something?
14. Neon Indian – Ephemeral Artery
Chromeo‘s evil twin from Austin via Brooklyn.
15. Ratatat – Mirando
Imagine Queen guitars over bouncy trip hop.
16. The Octopus Project – Ghost Moves
Bombastic anthem takes us home.