Archive for January, 2012
Trailer Trash Tracys, White Cloud, Porcelain Rift, Loop, Screen Vinyl Image & more
Get your psych on.
1. Star Horse – Stranger
Delightful Stockholm shoegaze.
2. Dråpe – We Want The World
Great band. Yearning, dramatic stuff.
3. Hundir La Flota – Autopista
Madrid Motorik rock and roll with woozy bass.
4. The Raveonettes – Rebel Invasion
This newly-released Rarities track reminds me of some other great Whip It On tunes.
6. Rangers – Conversations On The Jet Stream
Very hard to describe this one…space age slacker pop?
8. The Asteroid Shop – Planetary
Austin band slows it down with some groovy dream pop.
9. Trailer Trash Tracys – Candy Girl
Like a lot of tunes from their newest album Ester, but this reverb-drenched torch song is a gem.
10. Doctors – A Is For
Rainy day anthem out of the Pacific Northwest.
11. Cloud Nothings – No Future/No Past
Black clouds darken the sky. Fantastic!
14. Parton Kooper Planetarium – Voyager
Lots of great American psych bands in this part of the podcast. Love the drums and organ here.
15. Haunted Leather – Sun It Shines
More trippy 70s-style psych.
16. Loop – I’ll Take You There
See how nicely the seminal 90s drone band fits here? Find it on The World In Your Eyes.
17. Røsenkøpf – Troth
Eastern-influenced rock and roll monster.
Frankie Rose, Trespassers William, Caveman, The Spits, Apteka & more
1. The Spits – Last Man On Earth
5…4…3…Wake up with this new off-kilter space punk.
2. Digital Leather – Young Doctors In Love
Facebook page doesn’t reveal much, but loving this album’s melodic post punk and killer chorus. And I’m not even a doctor.
4. Car Seat Headrest – Bodys
Ah, Brooklyn. Six minutes of stream-of-consciousness vocals and ecstatic indie rock.
5. Dream Brother – Pretty Eyes
A bit poppy for us, but this song is just so damn catchy!
7. Field Mouse – You Guys Are Gonna Wake Up My Mom
Some wistful, dreamy pop out of Brooklyn.
8. A Classic Education – Night Owl
Slowing it down. Lovely guitar work. Find it on October’s Call It Blazing.
10. Yo La Tengo – Pablo and Andrea
An Electr-O-Pura classic. “Show me where you hide all your secrets upstairs…” Love when the guitars come in.
11. Caveman – Easy Water
The track of the week comes from Coco Beware, a fantastic record released last fall. The mysterious intensity of this track stood out for me.
12. Red Horses Of The Snow – Airborne
Brilliant song that seems like an instant mellow shoegaze anthem. And what a voice!
14. Aerofall – Up’s & Down’s
Straightforward, almost hypnotic chord progression with layers and layers of guitar.
15. The Hang Ups – Sweet Tooth
A nice one from the 90s indie rock heroes So We Go album.
16. Pale Saints – Angel (Will You Be My)
Blistering shoegaze pop tune that’s perfect for dancing around your bedroom.
17. Luminous Orange – Walkblind
Superplastic stunner by the Japanese shoegazers.
18. Apteka – Gravesend
Very excited to hear new stuff from this band. In their words: “We play rock music. We like large kick drums, tube amplification, and face melting.” Hear hear.
Tokyo Shoegazer, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Menkena, Reina Republicana, Lilys & more
It’s 2012! Let’s get to it.
1. Buddha On The Moon – Coastal Hwys
Killer Houston shoegaze off the well-named Stratospheric album.
2. Swirlies – San Christobal De La Casas
Stone cold crunchy shoegaze classic from a criminally overlooked band.
3. The Boo Radleys – Take The Time Around
Giant Steps anthem, complete with the weird cut out in the middle. You should check out what that part looks like in WAV form. A hidden message?
4. Tokyo Shoegazer – Just Alright
There are walls of guitar, and then there are wall of guitar. Very nice.
5. Lilys – The Hermit Crab
Another gem from Eccsame The Photon Band which nicely documents their shift from In The Presence Of Nothing shoegaze to the mod-pop The 3 Way. BTW Kurt, if you’re listening: new album please? It’s been six years!
7. Violet Age – Caledonia
Some nice dream rock out of Vancouver.
8. We Were Promised Jetpacks – Act On Impulse
Intense, glorious rock and roll off In The Pit Of The Stomach. “We died alone…”
9. Dive – Reverberation
Full on midtempo Japanese shoegaze from 2003’s Freeze Frame.
10. Tearwave – Nothing’s Wrong
Slowdive-indebted ethereal pop tune from apparently defunct band.
11. The Fauns – Cool Stuff (Mastermind Mix)
Very nice dream pop offered as a free download at the end of the year. More please!
13. Menkena – Rocketships
Great buildup – from dusty roads to the deepest reaches of space. One of the many great tracks on With You I’ll Travel.
14. Reina Republicana – Verano
The track of the week comes from Pamplona, Spain. Great electronic synths during the verses explode into orchestrated choruses.
15. Eleventhfloorrecords – Jassafraine
Nice Swedish electronic dream pop that I’ve wanted to drop for a while.
16. Narrow Sparrow – Moon Temple
Every so often there’s a track that doesn’t really fit anywhere. So why not put it at the end of a mix?