Atlas Sound, Ten Million Lights, The Telescopes, Wooden Shjips, The Hidden Ratio & more
1. Soft Circle – Night Hike
Propulsive, slightly Krautrock beats take us deep into the woods.
2. Suuns – Arena
Montreal band get into an evil synth groove at Daytrotter session.
3. Atlas Sound – Lanterns
World-y beats with ambient noises. One of the many different directions Mr. Cox takes on his four albums of bedroom recordings, which you can find here. Better get a new hard drive.
4. Maserati – Bye M’friend, Goodbye
All’s well in the world if you start your day off with this electronic shoegaze track. The bassline just kills me – reminds of Deep Purple‘s “Highway Star.” I’m no drummer, but I’d love to play on this one.
5. Wooden Shjips – Motorbike
6. My Disco – Closer
Australian post punk with loud, repetitive guitar available here.
7. Ten Million Lights – Fast Asleep
These guys are the real deal. Second time they’ve been on the podcast this year. Solid midtempo shoegaze.
8. Amusement Parks On Fire – Echo Park / Infinite Delay
Vocalist seems overly inspired by The Silversun Pickups and autotune, but this one from Road Eyes rocks.
9. The Hidden Ratio – Crystal Growth
Bombastic shoegaze psych with tremolo and ringing guitars.
10. The Telescopes – Everso
Classic stuff off the Everso EP. There’s even sitar in there!
11. Iowa – Lose Yourself
Dinosaur Jr. much? I’ll forgive them this time, particularly since they made it available on their bandcamp.
12. Garageland – Fay Ray
13. Rec Centre – Funner
It’s rarely sunny in Vancouver, but that doesn’t mean they can’t do sunshine pop! Pick it up here.
14. Au Revoir Simone – All or Nothing
This chillwave tune didn’t do much for until I saw their KEXP video. Subtle and beautiful.
15. Goatface – Creekside
Weird electronic raga from Georgia.
16. Eric & Magill – Birthdays Are Important
Transcendant use of harmonies and space off All Those I Know. Mercury Rev fans dig in: “Here’s to another trip around the sun.”