Dum Dum Girls, The Laurels, Wire, Music For Headphones, Stars & more
1. Dum Dum Girls – He Gets Me High
New track drops timeless power pop with a garage twist. Reminds me of classic Go-Go’s.
2. Dirty Beaches – Sweet 17
3. The Spyrals – Love Me Too
Organ-drenched dark psych.
4. The Laurels – Turn On Your Mind
Australians drop some heavy, going-up-the-Mekong drone rock.
5. The Sadies – Another Day Again
Hillbilly freakout from Canadian alt-country masters. This one’s off 2010’s Darker Circles. Check out their video using footage from The Hilarious House of Frightenstein.
6. Wire – Two Minutes
I love it when pioneers return to show the kids how it’s done. 120 seconds of post punk assault with spoken word off their newest, Red Barked Tree.
7. Shark? – Tiny Violin
Gun Club homage with more buzzsaw guitars: “My love is big, but my heart is small.”
8. Pale Saints – Time Thief
Quiet/loud shoegaze from The Comforts Of Madness.
9. The Dandy Warhols – Ride
Mighty wah-wah from Courtney & co’s first album. Is this a tribute to the band Ride?
10. The Avalanche – Throw Away The Rest
Melodic shoegaze from Norway.
11. Orange Blossom Flyover – Someone Like You
Moody, murky shoegaze from Massachusetts. Vocalist sounds like Badly Drawn Boy – moonlighting?
12. Mind Cinema – Lovesick High
Californians drop some dreamy mellow chillwave that builds brilliantly.
13. Music For Headphones – 123Go!!!
Motorik monster off the excellent Life.In.Mono EP.
14. Stars – Ageless Beauty
15. Speed Skating – Polar Bear
Near-epic hyper-melodic pop with a hint of mystery.
16. Death And Vanilla – Run Rabbit Run
Nice one by band with a clear love of Broadcast.
17. Low – Step
This intense, lovely tune’s from the brilliant The Great Destroyer. Their new album is coming out soon, and they’ve got a track available on their site.
18. Lanterna – Collossus
Heavy, slow strummed guitar for three-plus minutes. That’s all you get, so just let it in.
19. Sleep Party People – A Dark God Heart
Lullabye for the weary time traveller. Pick this one up here.