Archive for May, 2010

Soundtrack2 Audiocast38: Gimme Swelter

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.

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Soundtrack2 Audiocast37: Pulses

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.

7. Tape Deck Mountain – On My Honor (Letting Up Despite Great Faults Remix)

“I swore I would stay.” Organs add to the urgent drama of the beats.

8. Popnoname – Hello Gorgeous (Terranova Remix)

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.

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