Autolux, Tamaryn, Starflyer 59, Film School, No Age & more
1. No Age – Glitter
Didn’t like this one so much initially, but it grows. Distorted noises make this track.
2. Film School – Heart Full Of Pentagons
New track that sounds very New Order. Nice though.
3. Heartbeat Hotel – Fins Of A Shark
Now we’re talking. Dreamy shoegaze, available at the Toronto band’s Bandcamp.
Summer’s in full swing with this righteous garage rock tune. Recommend you follow it with “Surfin’ Bird” on your next surf mix.
5. Party Photographers – Piano Vache
Philly band deliver some reverb ringing guitar.
6. Rancho Relaxo – Black Nectarine From The Simian Heart
Now these guys are interesting. Straight outta Norway, with lots of good songs. This one’s inspired by 90s BJM.
7. Tamaryn – The Waves
Heavy drone rock from the streets of San Francisco.
8. Swirlies – Pancake
Note to self: play way more Swirlies. Marvellous noisy midtempo shoegaze.
9. Autolux – Census
Ode to Canadian PM Stephen Harper’s showdown about data collection? Or the latest claustrophobic transmission from a long-forgotten space outpost? You decide – and check it out on Transit Transit.
10. Beat Connection – Sunburn
Groovy mood piece that seems to keep coming back. Surf Noir EP is free from their Bandcamp.
11. The CQ – Dreaming
12. Laboratory Noise – The Value Of Experiments
These guys are clearly Doves fans, but that’s not a bad thing if they make an epic rock tune this good.
13. Starflyer 59 – You’re Mean
Rejected for our first episode, this slacker-gaze track works itself into the mix.
14. Eternal Summers – Pure Affection
Lazy but slightly dreary tune suggests that – despite the title – summer is winding down.
Oddly compelling ambient remix that bubbles under with MIDI snaps, sequencer chimes and dissonance. It’s a long way from EBTG.