Archive for June, 2010

Soundtrack2 Audiocast40: Bad Vibrations

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

This track that reminds of recent nugaze-but-actually-new-sounding tracks by Serena Maneesh, Brian Jonestown Massacre and others. Great one off June’s Songs of Innocence.

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

A cross between The New Pornographers and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club off their Alive As You Are record.

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.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Soundtrack2 Audiocast39: Crescent Gold

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

Cross Quebec’s Arcade Fire with Scandinavian bands like The Radio Dept. and you get – this Philly duo?!?

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

Into The Black Angels and BRMC? Then you’ll dig the six and a half minutes of dronerock here.

16. Sleepcomesdown – State Trooper

Brain melting, heavy cover of Bruce Springsteen‘s State Trooper.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)