Archive for August, 2011
Crash City Saints, Miracle Fortress, Secret Colours, The Brother Kite, Deep Cut & more
1. Deep Cut – Makes Me Wanna
London crew kicks things off with some fist pumping rock and roll.
2. Crash City Saints – Fuck And Destroy
Chiming shoegaze that’s much sweeter than the title suggests.
3. Regina – Jos Et Sä Soita
They’re Finnish, but the sound is straight up groovy J-pop meets shoegaze.
4. Shelby – The Wait
Hooks aplenty on this indie rock tune. Just discovered them recently.
5. The Brother Kite – Death Ray
Shoegaze overload interspersed with great melodic vocals.
6. Christiana – Pretend
Tune from defunct Canadian band that somehow reminds me of a free ride down a seaside highway.
7. Skull Defekts – Fragrant Nimbus
8. Helium – Lady Of The Fire
Boston-based Matador 90s heroes drop some psych sitar from The Magic City.
9. Run Run Run – Drizzle
Great dark power pop out of LA.
10. Secret Colours – Follow The Drone
This is drone rock for BRMC fans. Bonus points for being from Chicago yet using English/Canadian spelling.
11. Shy – Shift
12. Jennifer Castle – Misguided
Beautiful, ethereal float-down-a-river experience from Castlemusic.
13. Efrim Menuck – Our Lady of Parc Extension and Her Munificent Sorrows
Godspeed mainman delivers a singalong from the planet Venus.
14. The Besnard Lakes – On Bedford and Grand
Last podcast I referenced them, so here’s the real deal from their first album. Fantastic.
15. Miracle Fortress – Seabird
Poppy chillwave meets Animal Collective with soul: “Somebody deliver the truth to me…”
16. Mode Moderne – Real Goths
Rainy day, 80s influenced chillwave out of Toronto. Lovely mood here and good lyrics: “I’ve got the body of a man who reads poetry…”
17. Seavault – Cornfields
Moody electronic drone pop tune out of the UK.
18. Loney Dear – Take My Hand
Near instrumental that would be perfect for the closing scene and credits of virtually any film. Surprised to learn these guys are Swedish and not Canadian.
The Sunshine Factory, Kyla La Grange, The War on Drugs, I Break Horses, Myty Konkeror & more
1. Hunters – Brat Mouth
Love this garage tune and its awesome surf punk chorus. Midsong cacophony included!
2. Yuck – The Wall
Great rock and roll tune from Daytrotter. Kept passing this one over since it’s not what we normally play. Check out Stereogum‘s chat with them about their influences.
3. Sleeping Bag – Slime
Good old fashioned American drone-y power pop.
4. Folie Adieu – Sacrificial Anode
Bring on the spiralling shoegaze.
5. Myty Konkeror – Whitewash
Really nice mid-90s indie rock vibe here. Love it! Pick it up on I Miss The Future.
6. duel – Wisher
This Swedish band might just out-Swervedriver Swervedriver.
7. 28 Degrees Taurus – Electricity
8. Lüger – Dracula’s Chaffeur Wants More
Don’t be thrown off by the kooky title. This adrenaline-fuelled ride is the real deal. Sweet buildup too.
9. Letting Up Despite Great Faults – I Feel You Happen
Dark, beautiful whisper croon overtop pounding shoegaze. Very nice.
10. The War On Drugs – Original Slave
Huge buzz about this album, and well deserved. This instrumental’s perfect for train rides through stawberry fields. Yes, I know that was cheesy. Dig the “Psychotic Reaction” harmonica.
11. I Break Horses – Winter Beats
Another very buzzy band with shimmering, wistful electronic dream pop.
12. Slow Loris – Golden Lines
Some nice afternooon slacker indie rock out of Wisconsin.
13. Kyla La Grange – Walk Through Walls (Communion Version)
14. The Sunshine Factory – Chainsaw Girl
Their latest – smooth pastoral dream pop.
15. Joy Zipper – Christmas Song
Sacrilege! An organ-based psych droner oldie off American Whip.
16. Reverie Sound Revue – I Could Be Dangerous
Hard to describe this one, but there’s a cool bossa groove here somewhere.
17. Burning Hearts – Into The Wilderness
Widescreen 80s-influenced midtempo tune closes the show. Thank you.
Neon Indian, Ume, Frankie Rose, The Horrors, Morpheme & more
1. This Poison – Poised Over The Pause Button
2. The Bedflowers – Madly In Love With 25 People
Great 80s riff with sweet vocal melodies.
3. Selebrities – Can’t Make Up My Mind
4. Cut Off Your Hands – Hollowed Out
5. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Steel Daughter
More rocking tune from the Japanese edition of Belong.
6. Secret Shine – Way Too High
Cue the buzzing guitars, punchy bass, and Splenda choruses.
7. This Scarlet Train – Picture Frame
Love this shoegaze power pop ballad, very much in the style of…
8. Ride – Something’s Burning
Do you get a huge smile across your face every time a Ride song kicks in? I do. Especially with this rare track’s catchy, hopeful vibe.
9. Pale Saints – Throwing Back The Apple
A shoegaze rock and roll classic from In Ribbons.
10. Ume – Captive
Austin band’s latest track is post punk with a bit of Metric thrown in. Check their site for a link to the free download.
11. Frankie Rose – Soma
My fave cover from Stereogum’s very good Stroked covers album. Fits quite nicely here, if I must say.
12. Cave – Adam Roberts
Chicago band drops some driving psych motorik electronica. Is that a Farfisa I hear? Looking forward to Neverendless dropping Sept. 20.
13. The Horrors – Moving Further Away
They return with 8 minutes of Neu!-inspired loveliness. Another curveball from the ever-changing band, but works for me.
14. Morpheme – Red Dog
15. Teenage Sin Taste – Some Girls Are Darker Than Others
Music fit for wearing a trenchcoat and sunglasses, preferably at night. Cheers to WTSH for the tip.
16. Neon Indian – Fallout
Slowing it waaay down now. Preview of the dreamy chillwave coming out on next album Era Extraña.
17. Youth Lagoon – July
We’re continuing our tradition of ending with a massive tune, so prepare to be stirred with this one.