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.