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.