Al Lover, Boris, SPC ECO, Girl Loves Distortion, Blouse & more
Burning up, then fading away…
1. Spacemen 3 – Starship
How the blues should’ve turned out – from the 2007 rarities album of the same name.
2. Darker My Love – Blue Day
Shredding glam garage rock and roll.
3. Verma – Salted Earth
Imagine “Radar Love” played by a bunch of motorik-obsessed psych heads.
4. Outrageous Cherry – Girl You Have Magic Inside You
’67 psychedelia re-incarnated.
5. Thee Oh Sees – The Dream
Slightly abrasive, yet stellar ringing garage.
6. Al Lover – Black Magick Starter Jacket
Killer throbbing psych drone anthem from Satanic Tambourine. Almost asked how I had never heard of him before, but then I remembered his Beefheart tribute. This is way better.
7. Girl Loves Distortion – Psychic Raygun
Been wanting to play this one for ages…yes.
8. Vinyl Williams – Higher Worlds
Nice, slightly off-kilter groove here.
9. Boris – Spoon
You had me at the intro. This is what shoegaze is all about. Thrilling track from upcoming record New Album, due Nov. 25.
10. Lush – The Invisible Man
This band’s never been among my fave early shoegaze bands, but they’re definitely under-represented on S2.
Broken Social Scene member’s tune gets the glitchy electronic treatment. Pick ’em both up at the link above.
14. The Blanche Hudson Weekend – Screen Test
Can’t say I love everything on their new album You Always Loved Violence. But this lonely desert ballad’s drone drew me in.
16. Zombie Girlfiend – Sleeping Song
Epic slow burner off The Great Plain.
17. Chatham Rise – Gone
This band is named after an area of the ocean floor near New Zealand. Real underwater psych drone.