Archive for September, 2010
Messing with the formula a bit this week…
1. Engineers – Song For Andy
Mellow electronic dream pop off last year’s superb Three Fact Fader. New album In Praise Of More is out next week!
2. Calm Palm Vapors – Run The Tables
Chicago band bring wistful, beautiful melodic indie rock with touches of noise.
This year’s Manual and German shoegaze electronica-meister’s collab has lots of nice tunes. This one builds in intensity with glorious swathes of synths.
4. The Chemical Brothers – Escape Velocity
Up for a Krautrock techno masterpiece? Look no further. Not a fan of this band but I couldn’t pass this one up.
5. Film School – Find You Out
This one’s off their new Fission record. Really like the lost 80s/M83 vibe here and the vocals.
6. Brad Laner – Brain
The name of this track could describe Brad’s music. On this song, there’s heady, furiously inventive noise pop with hints of classic rock. His MySpace defines his music as “Bossa nova/ happy hardcore / Healing & Easy Listening.” Hmmm…
7. Medicine – I Feel Nothing At All
We dig back a bit further to Brad Laner’s previous 90s group, the mighty Medicine. This one’s got a nice Boo Radleys vibe.
8. Pale Saints – You Tear The World In Two
Real C86 pop vibe on this early track.
9 . Sugarplum Fairies – Velcro Girl
Fantastic singing and production on this pop rock tune outta Vienna. Melody’s so catchy it makes me wonder if (a) this is a cover or (b) if I’ve already put this tune on a mix.
10. Telenovelas – Bloody Mary
Now we’re back to some straight-up shoegaze. Great guitar from a band with several sweet tunes. Free on their Bandcamp.
11. Guided By Voices – Motor Away
The first GBV song I ever heard. Pure, righteous rock and roll freedom.
12. Spitfire – Fluid
UK 90s rock and roll band play to the balcony.
13. NYC UFOs – I See You
14. Weed – Quilt
More Bandcamp goodness, this one a muffled, melodic five-and-a-half minute monster of a tune.
15. Antiseptic Beauty – Freefall
90s Derby, UK band take us home with a sweet dream pop journey.
Featuring Moose, Land Of Talk, Wild Nothing, Himalaya, Mean Red Spiders & more
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2. The Bitters – Trapper
This starts like nice Wipers garage punk but then morphs into drone crooning towards the end.
3. The Jesus And Mary Chain – Degenerate
4. Wooden Shjips – Shrinking Moon For You
Imagine Link Wray on LSD. Would have loved to be in the studio to witness the shredding and feedback.
5. Trailblazer – Mallard 7″
Mindblowing motorik microphone madness outta Kentucky.
6. Boyz & Girl – Watchout! Akily Is Dead
Taiwanese band bring some loud psychedelia business.
7. Incan Abraham – Shallow Shrine
Creative indie rock and roll from the winner of this week’s best band name contest.
8. Super White Horses – Golden Town
Guided By Voices comes to mind when listening to this track. Check out this band’s other stuff too.
10. Himalaya – Melt Away
Mysterious Brooklyn band have some nice 90’s influenced rock and roll.
11. Land Of Talk – Swift Coin
12. Mean Red Spiders – Azimuth of Panama
Ok I love this band. Stars and Sons, which I just bought recently, has lot of fantastic shoegaze-ish tracks like this one.
13. Wild Nothing – Summer Holiday
And we’re back into the light, driving our car on a pleasant day with a song remarkably like Imperial Teen. Which is a good thing.
14. Moose – Last Night I Fell Again
Lovely shoegaze pop off of their seminal XYZ record.
15. Top – Space Planet
Taken from the great Cold Water Flat, this tune’s perfect for a quiet night in. Love the intro and shimmering guitars.