The Joy Formidable, Loop, Asobi Seksu, Firesuite, Youngteam & more
1. Heavy Ghost– Lucid
70s crime show bass kicks thing off, combined with washes of shoegaze-y guitar. Turn it up LOUD. Me likey!
2. Drop – Drone 1
90s UK band does quiet/loud just a shade or two darker than Ride. You can pick this up on 1992’s Within And Beyond.
3. Loop – Collision
Now we’ve just entered your crazy older brother’s Camaro. And he’s got that funny look in his eye again. This comes up on the car stereo, and he hits the gas.
4. Sex Church – Mistaken
Blistering 7+ minute sonic devastation. Complete rock and roll overload. Wish the rest of this BC band’s latest EP was like this.
5. Youngteam – Northern Star
6. Curve – Horror Head
Curve has always had their own sound: a kind of ethereal shoegaze with guitars and circa 1990 drum machine. And if you like this, you’ll LOVE SPC ECO, produced by Dean. Actually I may prefer SPC ECO…gasp!
7. Heaven – Colors In The Whites Of Your Eyes
Broolkyn spacey pop.
8. First Love, Last Rites – Slow Wind
Sweet noisy pop in the TPOBPAH vein, with a technicolor shoegaze chorus.
9. Ports Of Call – Fadophobia
Can’t put my finger who they sound like on this track…Kitchens of Distinction maybe?
10. Cranes – Reverie
Groovy America-like strumming at the beginning gives way to noisy electric guitars. Can’t believe this band is English – could have sworn the singer sounded Japanese!
11. The Joy Formidable – The Greatest Light Is The Greatest Shade
Looks like the UK is owning this week’s mix, and TJF is the North Wales representative. This comes from their excellent latest record, The Big Roar.
12. Asobi Seksu – Coming Up
Another new one from this band’s Flourescence record. Struck by how weird is that AS now sounds like S2 faves Young Galaxy.
13. Firesuite – Amity
Transcendant space rock from yet another UK band, with beautiful harmonies that build towards a dramatic ending.
14. Folie Adieu – Casino
Kansas representing on this great drone/dream pop tune.
15. The Delfields – Julie Jupiter
Beautiful dream pop with heavy guitars that Luna fans would dig. And the great choruses drive towards a fantastic dash to the finish line. This came out last year, but can’t find much band info on the Web.
16. 36 – Revert Time
Haunting, trippy tune based around a single chord that increases in volume as the vocalist endorses defying physics. Goodnight, wherever you are.