Two Swedish bands, some originators and a new track by the Fleeting Joys? We think it works…
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1. Blackstrap – Winning Speech
Leading off with a nice track that mixes BRMC and TSOOL. OMG. Info here.
2. TV On The Radio – Halfway Home
Love this track off last year’s Dear Science. Sweet synth and great vocals. TVOTR comes to Toronto June 2. Info here.
3. My Bloody Valentine – When You Sleep
Couldn’t resist this dreamy classic for our sixth audiocast. Info here.
4. Fleeting Joys – Cloudlike Mercury
Nice midtempo track off latest record Occult Radiance. Definitely worth picking up. Info here.
5. Astrobrite – Miss Teen U.S.A.
Hypnotising. This is probably what bagpipes would sound like if you figured out how to plug them into a Danelectro. Info here.
6. Duster – Heading For The Door
The first three times Chris heard this song, he thought it was The Spinanes. Check out Stratosphere…textbook grower. Info here.
7. Monster Movie – Letting You Know
Slowdive fans will want to check Christian Savill’s other band, Monster Movie. The opening line “Summer changed…you” knocks me out every time. Info here.
8. 1969 Armstrong – Salient Night
Stockholm’s latest shoegaze export. Great under-produced sound. Info here.
9. Singapore Sling – Listen
Stuttering anthem off very cool record The Curse Of Singapore Sling. Info here.
10. Loop – Arc-Lite
Hypnotic soundtrack to the end of the world off the killer Pspyched compilation. Info here.
11. Spacemen 3 – Revolution
Can’t think of a more fitting title. I’ll bet The Stooges think this is one of theirs. Honourable mention: Mudhoney’s version. Info here.
12. Primitives – Lazy
Indie pop band best known “Crash” brings the gloomy groove. Info here.
13. Drop Nineteens – Kick The Tragedy
Imagine staring out a frosted passenger window, shadows of passing trees and this song over and over. Info here.
14. Airiel – 500 Deep
Recalls Going Blank Again era Ride. Info here.
We’ve made it to our fifth episode! This one starts with two killers from the 80s and takes off from there.
We’ve included some very nice music from Asobi Seksu’s new album and I finally was able to get Lush past our censors.
Let us know what you think by adding a comment or dropping us an e-mail!
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1. Modern English – Gathering Dust
Move over, “Stop the World”…this intergalactic fuzzed-out glam monster is their real gem. Info here.
2. Chameleons – Up the Down Escalator
“They tell me tomorrow will never arrive…” YES. Info here.
3. Lush – Downer
Incomperable. Probably their most likely track to make it on one of our audiocasts. Info here.
4. Telescopes – Suffercation
Dirty rock n roll…really digging this band these days. Info here.
5. Girls Against Boys – Let Me Come Back
Nice “dual-bass attack” from their brilliant Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby album. Info here.
6. Black Angels – Dark Grease
Getting darker now with the Black Angels. Boy, are we suckers for gloomy reverb. Info here.
7. Brian Jonestown Massacre – Anemone
Tracing the line further back…classic track. Info here.
8. Galaxie 500 – Strange
9. Asobi Seksu – Sunshower
Bouncy nod to 80s indie from their new album Hush. Info here.
10. Chapterhouse – There’s Still Life
Thank you, DejaVu Discs’ bargain bin! Shoegaze band delivers atmospheric psychedelia off late-period album Blood Music. Check out Whirlpool for their classic stuff. Info here.
11. All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors – When Things Come Falling
Misty morning track off the Turning Into Small album. Info here.
12. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Contender
Name (and sound) seems inspired by Belle and Sebastien, but this track’s melody and distortion suits our format nicely. Info here.
13. Sky Drops – Sentimental
14. Elbow – Any Day Now
This. Song. Is. Amazing. Info here.
15. Low – Monkey
Still love this track off of The Great Destroyer. Ominous business. They lit up Massey Hall when they opened for Wilco. Info here.
16. Wye Oak – Warning
17. Kitchens of Distinction – Quick As Rainbows
I suspect that this band has passionate legions of fans lurking in corners of the Web. I may be one of them. Info here.
18. Sonic Youth – Teenage Riot
Anyone that asks Chris what he likes so much about Sonic Youth gets to listen to this song. You didn’t ask…but if you’ve made it this far you probably won’t mind. Info here.
Our most recent mix combines some classics and sweet newish stuff. It’s named Emerging Beauty because of the two slow burners that bookend the mix: brilliant local boys SIANspheric (yes, we’re Canadian) and the Verve.
Here’s a track listing with a little added commentary next to each one. Tell us what you think. Let us know what tracks might fill your soundtrack.
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1. Soundtrack2 – Soundtrack2 intro
It was suggested that we shorten it, and I’m thinking good call…
2. SIANspheric – I Like the Ride
A little bit grunge-y but a brilliant roar of sound comes in after a bit. (info)
3. Diableros – Olympic Island
Building, inspirational ode to an island in Lake Ontario, known primarily for hosting concerts nowadays. Makes me think of my beloved British Sea Power. (info)
3. Xiu Xiu – I Luv the Valley OH
Cool slow cut with a freakout that threatens to explode. The vocals may be an acquired taste. (info)
4. Heaviness – How You Avoid the Sugartraps
Takes the My Bloody Valentine template, throws in some Lilys vocals and floors it. Wow. (info)
5. Panda Riot – Art School of Doom
“Hey, lookout…” Dig the phasing on this and sweet vocals. (info)
6. Catherine Wheel – Upside Down
Odd that we skipped over the mighty Wheel until our fourth mix. But then again, no MBV yet! (info)
7. Brother Kite – Get On Me
Like the reverb and vibe of this one…kind of like a shoegazing Clean. (info)
8. Sebadoh – Beauty of the Ride
Such a good band – this dose of rock and roll wakes up the mix with a flat, distorted baseline. (info)
9. December Sound – No Heaven Like Hell
This reminds me of a downward spiral; this track may have the most apt title involving the word “Hell” since Savoy Brown’s Hellbound Train. (info)
10. Mahogany – The View from People Wall
Very cool animé-like future trip from this band. (info)
11. Soundpool – Pleasure & Pain
Great mix of swirling psychedelic melodies and atmospherics. (info)
12. Electro Group – If You Could See
Changing it up with a midtempo noise journey. (info)
13. Raveonettes – Hallucinations
Finally equalling the heights reached on their debut. Jesus & Mary Chain meets the Everly Brothers? (info)
14. Twilight Sad – I Am Taking the Train Home
In one song, a reminder of how fantastic music can make you feel. (info)
15. Verve – Already There
Like the distant yet soulful vibe here. In case you lived under a rock last year, they got back together. (info)
The snow is still falling. That’s good enough reason to assemble and listen to our third audiocast.
We’ve read a lot of good 2008 best of’s. While not technically a year in review, this mix touches on some gems from the past year with the usual some solid stuff from way back.
BTW if you dig track 9, you’ll be able to catch the Swirlies are live again!
See you in 2009!
Soundtrack2 Audiocast #3
1. Sountrack2 podcast intro
2. Ulrich Schnauss – Stars
3. Maps – When You Leave
4. Stars – Elevator Love Letter
5. Helio Sequence – Keep Your Eyes Ahead
6. His Name Is Alive – Lip
7. Ropers – I Don’t Mind
8. Pale Saints – Under Your Nose
9. Swirlies – Sneaky Flutes
10. Pastels – Yoga
11. Amusement Parks on Fire – Blackout
12. Blonde Redhead – 23
13. Deerhunter – Ghost Outfit
14. Grinderman – No Pussy Blues
15. No Age – Everybody’s Down
16. Awesome Color – Eyes of Light
17. Times New Viking – Love Your Daughters