Archive for October, 2010

Video: Violens’ Violent Sensation Descends

Video to great Violens tune “Violent Sensation Descends.”

There are priests and a zombie bride in it, but the band assures us “this has absolutely nothing to do with Halloween.”

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Sountrack2 Ep. 47: Rocket Fuzz

Ringo Deathstarr, Chapterhouse, Dead Leaf Echo, Spotlight Kid, Husky Rescue & more


Non-stop shoegaze anthems turn sweet and lovely. Sorta.

1. Ringo Deathstarr – Imagine Hearts

Shoegaze funk off Colour Trip. If the new album has more like this, I’m sold.

2. Husky Rescue – Fast Lane

Groovy indie pop with bursts of guitar. Grab it on their latest Ship Of Light.

3. Maikotobranco – Hello, Goodbye

Heroic rock and roll, more indebted to Rush or Yes than The Velvet Underground. Blistering drums and guitar riffery. Shoegaze prog?

4. Simon Says No! – See Me Through

Dark garage from Oslo band. Check out their self-titled debut.

5. Loomer – Rocket Fuzz

Though named after a My Bloody Valentine song, I’m hearing Dinosaur Jr. and nods to The Wedding Present.

6. Catherine Wheel – Free Of Mind

Sinister beauty off of 30 Century Man. Tracks like this make me consider doing a Catherine Wheel podcast.

7.   Spotlight Kid – All Is Real

Swervedriver-loving UK band swirl away to great effect.

8. Triángulo de Amor Bizarro – El Fantasma De La Transición

Spanish band delivers a noisier version of Broken Social Scene.

9. Mash – Rise

Will not do lazy band comparison….will not do lazy band comparison…glammy J-rock melts into downtempo groove then acoustic coda.

10. Dead Leaf Echo – Act Of Truth

Breathy dream pop that brings to mind Spandau Ballet‘s “True.” There, I said it…but it’s good.

11. Chapterhouse – Treasure

Still kicking myself that we missed this show. But maybe we’ll get it together for Ride‘s second coming.

12. Motorifik – Secret Things

Don’t dismiss this French band as mere Spector wall of sound pastiche. Love the textures over Go-Betweens melodies.

13. For A Minor Reflection – Flóð

Icelandic mellow post rock tune off the Rejkavik sampler comp. Big finish.

14. British Sea Power – Bear

New Zeus tune sounds like a classic mellow number of theirs: “How could you fall so far?” Then they take off.

15. My Bloody Valentine – Blown A Wish

Visitors from another planet touch down.

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Two great bands do Daytrotter

If you like live-in-the-studio performances, head on over to Daytrotter. Our faves Tame Impala and Bear In Heaven both warmed up the studio recently.

Bear In Heaven (Oct. 11)

Tame Impala (Oct. 12)

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Featured track: Worm Tamer (A Place To Bury Strangers remix)

The fine folks at Drowned In Sound have premiered a remix of Grinderman‘s “Worm Tamer” by A Place To Bury Strangers.

It’s not out until November 22, but you can get your darkside on right now via SoundCloud.

For more Grinderman, check out “No Pussy Blues” from Soundtrack2 episode #3.

Grinderman – Worm Tamer (A Place To Bury Strangers remix) by MuteRecords

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Video: Blackbird Blackbird’s Pure

Great tune and totally engrossing video. Betcha can’t watch it three times in a row.

Blackbird Blackbird – Pure (Official Music Video) from Isaac Bauman on Vimeo.

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