Archive for June, 2010
Blonde Redhead, The Black Angels, Luminous Orange, Whirl, ExDetectives & more
Catching up on new tunes from some great bands…
1. Superhumanoids – Persona
LA-based indie rock band gets us off to a moody, groovy start.
2. Whirl – Meaningless
More goodness out of California, this time a shoegaze rock tune.
3. Me You Us Them – Any Time
Post-data track by Brooklyn shoegazers, which eMusic aptfully describes as “blissed-out, bendy, warped, post-weirdo music.”
4. Luminous Orange – Sea Of Lights
5. Archers – Brussels Truffles
Blistering cross of noise-rock and mod power pop.
6. Amazing Electronic Talking Cave – I Can See You
This Russian/European had me from this song’s opening tone-downed chord.
7. All Saints Day – You Can’t Be Alone
A side project of the Vivian Girls, this is a classic garage pop tune with a bit of noise thrown in.
8. The Black Angels – Bad Vibrations
Ever since they blew my mind in concert last year, I’ve waited for new music. Here they deliver more great droney, reverb-drenched rock and roll from Phosphene Dream. Look out for the mid-song change-up.
9. Telltale – Sedition Act
The (bad?) trip through the U.S. continues with more droney rock and roll.
10. Cloud Control – Ghost Story
“We are the protectors, we are the soul collectors, we follow solar vectors…”
11. Darker My Love – Dear Author
12. Suicide Party – XxX
Killer instrumental psych off the Decadence split EP.
13. ExDetectives – Won’t Stop
Lovely midtempo dreampop to soundtrack your summer afternoon.
14. Ojos Rojos – Step Outside
More dreamrock from one of this audiocast’s California massive.
15. 93MillionMilesFromTheSun – When You Come (Nick Mainline Mix)
Off their newest (free) EP, this great dirge will take you into the wee hours.
16. Dinowalrus – Actually
Fans of Spiritualized will dig this.
17. Blonde Redhead – Here Sometimes
It’ll be hard to top 2007’s 23, but this funky trip hop single from their next album is very interesting. Pick it up on their site.
The Whigs, Sleepcomesdown, Tame Impala, School Of Seven Bells, SPC ECO & more
Gotta say I’m excited about this mix.
1. David Holmes – I Heard Wonders
Illuminating space rock from talented UK musician.
2. Sun Airway – Put The Days Away
3. Between The Cities Are Stars – All This Trouble
“Noisegaze” straight from the garage, from Noise’s Revenge.
4. The Smashing Pumpkins – Astral Planes
Never been a huge SP fan (except maybe during Rock Band) but intrigued by their spacey rock tune. Nice coda.
5. Shattered Darlings & Liquid Kisses – Radio
Now we’re talking. C86 pop mixed with classic shoegaze, available for free via their MySpace page.
6. SPC ECO – Like It Is
Filed under the “they’re getting better and better” category, a glorious dreamer off April’s Silver Clouds EP.
7. Hollow Ox – 2012
Droney deep rock out of Nashville: “Twenty!…Twelve!..”
8. School Of Seven Bells – Crescent Gold
SOSB is a cut above – way, way above – the usual nu-gaze stuff coming out these days. Soundtrack to late night/early morning reverie off the Windstorm EP. And yes, I know I played them on the last podcast.
9. Insect Guide – David Hero
Something very familiar about this UK band’s dream pop – maybe a Joy Zipper connection? From what I can tell, no relation to Stephen Hero, Patrick’s band following the demise of Kitchens of Distinction.
10. The Amazing – Head Beaches
Slowin’ it down with some pastoral dream folk. Rest of Wait For A Light To Come is like this, but mellower.
11. Lower Dens – Hospice Gates
Groovy dream pop out of Baltimore.
12. The Whigs – Dying
Murky new one off In The Dark takes us deep into the vortex.
13. Tame Impala – This Is Not Meant To Be
John Lennon smiles on this track by Perth, Australia’s finest. Love this.
14. MMOSS – Kitty Sorrow
Psychedelic drone singalong, for fans of bands like Olivia Tremor Control.
15. Ride Into The Sun – Chosen One
16. Sleepcomesdown – State Trooper
Brain melting, heavy cover of Bruce Springsteen‘s State Trooper.