M83, Atlas Sound, Patterns, The Telewire, Astral & more
New M83 and Atlas Sound tunes got me thinking of all the great electronic goodness out lately.
Then it gets kinda crazy. Rock and roll sticklers: you’ll probably want to skip directly to 33:02.
1. Mister Little Jeans – The Suburbs
Space pop cover of Arcade Fire’s signature tune.
2. Class Actress – The Weekend
Nice one from “Brooklyn’s own Madonna.” Is this a synth-swashed riposte to Rebecca Black’s “Friday?” BTW the RB hyperink was left out intentionally.
3. People Press Play – Kaleidoscope World
The 80s meet the 60s, somewhere near Alpha Centauri via Denmark.
4. Clockart – Greener
Really “Felt” this hypnotic, gorgeous dream pop tune.
5. Atlas Sound – Te Amo
Mr. Cox goes all Animal Collective on this new tune. Some of his finest singing I’ve heard: “You’re always down…”
6. Young Man – Nothing
Nice acoustic finger picking over swelling synths and electric guitar colour. Check out Ideas of Distance, out Sept. 27.
7. Patterns – (New Noise)
A chronicle of the human condition in nearly five minutes. Just love the beats on this tune.
8. M83 – Raconte-moi Un Histoire
Advance track off Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (out in October) brings to life the vivid imagination of children, much the way Car Chase Terror scared the hell out of you. If the album is half as good as this, we’re in for a treat.
Great remix from 3D. Huge, glorious track.
10. The Telewire – Launch The Ice
Great shoegaze call to arms that is probably the quickest seven minutes I’ve ever heard.
11. Polyester Embassy – Air
Progressive Indonesian shoegaze from the Fake/Faker album.
12. Radar Men From The Moon– Intergalactic Dada & Space Trombones
Chris is still recovering from Friday’s Kyuss show. I didn’t go, but it inspired me to drop this face-melting stoner epic. This Dutch band is so into stoner rock, they tag their bandcamp page with it twice!
13. Teenage Mary – Stole My Soul
Psych shoegaze from Carlisle.
14. Astral – Blinder
Fantastic shoegaze tune from the ten-year veterans.