Archive for March, 2012
Bear In Heaven, White Rabbits, Drowner, Vibravoid, Bishop Morocco & more
3. Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Helium
Recently I heard someone describe music as fitting into one of two categories: sounding like New Order and not sounding like New Order. I’d put this hazy electronic track in the latter category, with a bit of 8-bit thrown in.
4. Bear In Heaven – Sinful Nature
The track of the week is off I Love You, It’s Cool out April 3. And it’s killer.
5. She’s So Rad – Sinful Nature
If you like pounding electronica with layers of guitar and synth, crank this.
6. Vibravoid – Save My Soul
Their website calls them “Europe’s #1 psychedelic and acid rock band.” This track is proof.
7. Lazyflux – Trail Blazers
Eastern-tinged psychedelic folktronica out of the UK.
8. Bishop Morocco – Melt My Mind
Local Toronto boys drop a gem off their latest album.
9. Drowner – Tiny Ship
Slow-building beauty that just explodes! Best thing to ever come out of Houston?
10. West Indian Girl – Still Lost
Nice ethereal groove from a few years back. Wasn’t sure if they’re still around, but their Twitter account says an album is in the works.
12. The Beta Band – Needles In My Eyes
Chill psych classic off the Scottish band’s 3 EPs. Way more than the sum of its guitar, drums and organ parts.
15. Kontakte – Life’s Road Movies
First you’re floating in space, then you’re jumping on your bed playing air guitar.
The Megaphonic Thrift, The Golden Filter, Odio Paris, Keith Canisius, This Love Is Deadly & more
1. This Love Is Deadly – Sweet Dependency
Starting things off with adrenaline-fuelled distorted glammy rock and roll with a 90s bent. Their self-titled new album is out and it’s solid.
2. Highlands – Railroad
Love the intro/chorus of this drone-y footstomper.
3. Constantines – Young Lions
A stunner from the Canadian band’s excellent Shine A Light album.
5. Presents For Sally – We Always Smile Sweeter
Driving mini-anthem from the UK.
6. The Sunshine Factory – Can’t Be Found (Falling Down)
You know when a song’s so good you’re sure you heard it somewhere before? When that ringing guitar kicks in on this track, you’ll know what I mean.
7. Go For Gold – A Way Of Changing
Not my usual thing, but the harmonies used by this Danish band during the choruses hit the spot.
8. Odio Paris – Big Business Monkey
Another dark rocker from this excellent Spanish band.
9. Mentalease – Sunday
Tidal psychedelic shoegaze from…Des Moines.
11. M A Y Г L E Y – СТАНЬ СЛАБЕЙ
Been sitting on this brooding dark Russian chillwave for a while. Apparently this is translated as “become weaker.”
13. Keith Canisius – Save The Sharks
Could I finally be ‘getting’ Keith Canisius? A couple of his tracks have gotten my attention recently. There’s a beautiful, classic pop song quietly hiding here.
14. Matthew Dear – Headcage
I snapped up this EP shortly after it came out because MD tracks are always worth a listen. Interesting how his sound continues to evolve. This track sounds like it could have come out on My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts.
Bit of a belated birthday wish. Ride’s Going Blank Again turned 20 a few days ago. I could just have easily posted a link to the official video and be done with it but hey, it’s a special occasion. Here’s a blistering, nine minute version of Leave Them All Behind kicking off their Brixton Academy show in ’92.
Pacific UV, A.C. Acoustics, A Place To Bury Strangers, Mmoths, Maria False & more
Back in action and catching up!
1. A Place To Bury Strangers – I Lost You
The consistently noisy, blistering Brooklyn crew don’t disappoint on this new track.
2. Grandparents – Flathead
Indie fusion gives way to a dark hippie dance party. Like!
4. Eric’s Trip – Sunlight
Classic dark indie pop from the New Brunswick.
5. Unicycle Loves You – Wow Wave Cinema
Lots going on here, but above all it’s slaphappy noise pop.
6. Galway – Air #3
Bit of a gloomy day in, filled with small regrets. But after two and a half minutes, things start looking up.
7. The D’Arcys – Peg
I never thought my love of the Dan would manifest itself on this blog/podcast. Not sure Soundtrack2 listeners would like this song off their Aja covers album, but it’s a surprising take that should stand on its own.
8. Piatcions – Red Van
A strong wind blusters through this track from the UK band.
9. Maria False – Venera 4 – Take My Fever
Marvellous ringing psych.
10. A.C. Acoustics – Love Lies Broken Piece
I love this tragically overlooked Scottish band. Huge thumping bass choruses on this track.
11. MM – These Walls
Slow brooding track with ominous, distorted vocals. And it was recorded LIVE.
12. Glissade – Untitled
Engrossing feedback instrumental. Perfect soundtrack to the view from a plane as it soars above the clouds.
13. Seabright – Swells
Groovy San Jose trippiness from last year.
14. Pacific UV – I’m Here (But It’s Not Me)
Claustrophobic ode to a future lover?
17. Steve Hauschildt – Batteries May Drain
This one’s been on my include list for a while. Kind of futuristic electronic pop.
18. Zammuto – F U C-3PO
The track of the week. It starts like Meddle, then comes the vocoder, synth and sound effects.