Archive for October, 2011
The Jezabels, Bliss.City.East, The War On Drugs, Phantogram, Malajube & more
2. Malajube – Synesthésie
Also on the bill at the BL show. Great spacey pop tune, available for download off their site.
4. Spiritualized – Electricity
Playing Spectrum last week made me think of this – the first track Iever heard by Jason Pierce.
6. Bliss.City.East – I Like You
This Exposition track is a chilled shoegaze anthem in waiting.
7. Lavalsa – She Floats
Brazilian grungy greatness.
8. Trans Am – Carboforce
Words cannot describe how much these guys rock. Killer tension and release.
9. The Soft Moon – We Are We
Nihilism you can nod your head to.
10. Garbage – Supervixen
Risking my street cred a bit here, but I’ve been hearing lots of new stuff that sounds like this.
12. Phantogram – Don’t Move
Nice bit of dreamy electronic pop: “I’m not your paranoia…”
13. Warm Ghost – Once One
Abstract woozy chillwave from Brooklyn.
14. The War On Drugs – Come To The City
There are so many good tunes on Slave Ambient that I had to play a second track. Huge journeyman anthem.
15. Pressed And – Raid
From their page: “A complex interplay of primal effects and synth landscapes, rife with tension in a cascading sequence of loops and glowing drones.”
Psychic Ills, Deerhoof, The Chambermaids, Wooden Shjips, Sleeping Bags & more
1. Husky Rescue – Rainbow Flows
Chilling out at a hookah bar on Venus.
2. Psychic Ills – Mind Daze
Hazy psych roots rock off Hazed Dream, due out later this month.
3. Duelelectrum – Ultrasensor
São Paulo band gets murky on this one from Exploding Galaxy.
4. Neutral Milk Hotel – You’ve Passed
Recent touring and reissues made me dust off this powerful drone rock classic.
5. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Too Real
The trip down memory lane continues with this great midtempo dream pop tune from their first album.
7. Wooden Shjips – Black Smoke Rise
Leadoff track to new album West.
9. Starfire Connective Sound – Acid Morning Ride
Bombastic Brazilian rock and roll.
11. Deerhoof – Scream Team
I went to the Battles show last week. Deerhoof singer Kazu Makino was featured on a video screen singing their very cool “Swinging & Shag.” Now I’m paying it forward by dropping this gem from The Runners Four.
12. Azma – Sweetness and Light
This melody is 100% guaranteed to get inside your head.
13. The Chambermaids – China Blue
Twin city garage power pop. Lovely.
14. Weekend – Hazel
Indie power pop with a splash of shoegaze.
15. Sea Dweller – Settings
Love Is Coming track of near-perfect C86 shoegaze.
16. The Ludvico Treatment – The Last Thing You Should Do
Blistering cover of David Bowie’s 1997 Earthling track.
17. Sleeping Bags – Canteloupe
Released last month, this may be placed in the chillwave category. But to me it’s just a fantastic, huge tune.
The Sunshine Factory, Panda Riot, Kathryn Calder, The Catherine Wheel, Blouse & more
1. The Waxwings – Clouded Over
Mod rock and roll starts us off. Sad this Detroit band is defunct.
2. Maikotobranco – Curtain
This scorcher sounds like a Japanese Kevin Shields fronting the Beatles.
3. The Sunshine Factory – Dive Dive
This band’s string of shoegaze singles continues to impress.
4. Sounds Like Sunset – Frequency
More guitar! Ozzie rocker that begs to be played loud.
5. Panda Riot – Serious Radical Girls
Cheers to Dean, and then Brian, for sending me this new shoegaze gem. We need more fresh stuff like this.
7. The House Of Love – Erosion
And now for some classics. Note: keep listening past the Brian Adams opening chords.
8. The Catherine Wheel – Crank
Chrome mid-tempo anthem.
9. Incan Abraham – Wailing Wall
New one that the S2 faves describe as psychedelic pop, due out October 12.
10. The Phoenix Foundation – Buffalo
Been sitting on this excellent track from the New Zealanders for too long.
11. Collider – Silos
Synthesizers guide this groovy shoegaze tune from July’s fine Vaede album.
12. Zoot Woman – Grey Day
Any ZW fans out there?
13. Blouse – Videotapes
Chillwave meets melodramatic dream pop on the streets of Portland. Fabulous.
14. Katheryn Calder – Who Are You?
15. Yawn – Sing Low
Slow but thumping chillwave off their Open Season album.
Headphone music for a cold, windy day.
17. Eau Claire – Freefall
Supergroup of sorts drops this gloomy but beautiful gem from 2005.