Posts Tagged ‘a place to bury strangers’

Featured track: Worm Tamer (A Place To Bury Strangers remix)

The fine folks at Drowned In Sound have premiered a remix of Grinderman‘s “Worm Tamer” by A Place To Bury Strangers.

It’s not out until November 22, but you can get your darkside on right now via SoundCloud.

For more Grinderman, check out “No Pussy Blues” from Soundtrack2 episode #3.

Grinderman – Worm Tamer (A Place To Bury Strangers remix) by MuteRecords

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Soundtrack2 Audiocast44: Degenerate

Featuring Moose, Land Of Talk, Wild Nothing, Himalaya, Mean Red Spiders & more

1.   Baron – Behold The Black Light (feat. A Place To Bury Strangers)

Ready for a jolt? Check out Baron’s ripping assault with S2 faves APTBS for upcoming snowboard film 9191.

2.   The Bitters – Trapper

This starts like nice Wipers garage punk but then morphs into drone crooning towards the end.

3.   The Jesus And Mary Chain – Degenerate

Munki classic is all sinister Stooges meets Velvets rock and roll. “Disease…yeah!”

4.   Wooden Shjips – Shrinking Moon For You

Imagine Link Wray on LSD. Would have loved to be in the studio to witness the shredding and feedback.

5.   Trailblazer – Mallard 7″

Mindblowing motorik microphone madness outta Kentucky.

6.   Boyz & Girl – Watchout! Akily Is Dead

Taiwanese band bring some loud psychedelia business.

7.   Incan Abraham – Shallow Shrine

Creative indie rock and roll from the winner of this week’s best band name contest.

8.   Super White Horses – Golden Town

Cool Breeders vibe on this one. Nice.

9.   She, Sir – Lieutenant

Guided By Voices comes to mind when listening to this track. Check out this band’s other stuff too.

10.  Himalaya – Melt Away

Mysterious Brooklyn band have some nice 90’s influenced rock and roll.

11.  Land Of Talk – Swift Coin

Track off Cloak & Cipher opens like The Dears, has rockin’ melodies like Broken Social Scene and beautiful noise like The Besnard Lakes. The next great Canadian band?

12.  Mean Red Spiders – Azimuth of Panama

Ok I love this band. Stars and Sons, which I just bought recently, has lot of fantastic shoegaze-ish tracks like this one.

13.  Wild Nothing – Summer Holiday

And we’re back into the light, driving our car on a pleasant day with a song remarkably like Imperial Teen. Which is a good thing.

14.  Moose – Last Night I Fell Again

Lovely shoegaze pop off of their seminal XYZ record.

15.  Top – Space Planet

Dreamy britpop from 1990 that fans of Ride‘s mellower stuff would like.

16.  Revolver – Wave

Taken from the great Cold Water Flat, this tune’s perfect for a quiet night in. Love the intro and shimmering guitars.

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Soundtrack2 Audiocast28: Ice Age

Earthmen, Joy Formidable, Electro Group, Band Of Susans, Citay & more

Apparently yesterday was the most depressing day of the year. To help, we’ve dug into the archives a bit to dust off some old favourites and combine with some new goodies.

1.   The Earthmen – Momentum

Monstrous early 90s rock shoegaze from Australian band. I defy you not to air drum to this.

2.   Alcian Blue – Angelica Take Me Down

Pummeling soundtrack to oblivion from 2003’s  single of the same name. Don’t know if I’d want to meet this Angelica.

3.   The Joy Formidable – Greyhound In The Slips

For those who rail against nu-gaze, here’s something fresh for you. Euphoric, upbeat rock and roll. And it’s available for free download from the MySpace page. Kind of reminds me of Visqueen, but not sure why.

4.   Red Pens – Blue Lighters

Minneapolis band offers up a ear-shredding shitgaze anthem off Reasons. Fugazi crossed with the Thermals channelling The Who? Lazy reviewing aside, give us more of this, please.

5.   Electro Group – Nobody Knows

This band grooves nicely on this nice track off the Ummo Ep.

6.   Yuck – Georgia

Dream/gloomy Friday I’m In Love-style noisy pop. And off a demo, no less! Available for free download from their blog.

7.   Ceremony – Someday

Like A Place To Bury Strangers and Skywave? Connected to these bands is Ceremony. More gloomy beauty that is way to loud to no matter how high the volume is.

8.   (((S))) – Deathtrip

Looking for the missing link between Suicide and New Order? Check out the interesting Ghost record from last year.

9.   Spirit Vine – Golden

At first this sounded like the latest BRMC or Black Angels reverb/drone rock band. But keep listening – the chorus will surprise.

10.   Coltrane Motion – Twenty-Seven

Weird band. Some songs sound like this and others…well, don’t. And they’re not even Scandanavian!

11.   Band Of Susans – Ice Age

Can’t believe that we’ve never played BOS!  Classic track off The Word And The Flesh that reminds me of The Verve‘s more glacial moments: “an endless dream.”

12.   Dorias Baracca – Silence

This Danish band’s song off  The Handsome Melting Point EP will get inside your head. The riff sounds as if it was developed by Slash if he fronted Slowdive.

13.   Citay – Mirror Kisses

Okay, last bad comparison of the night – Geneva crossed with Grand Funk Railroad‘s I’m Your Captain? A bit more pastoral then what we usually play. Check out Dream Get Together when it launches on January 26

14.   Musique TLR – With The Stars

Love the space rock blues vibe on this track. I’m temped to drop Carl Sagan narration over top.

15.   Landing – Harmonies

Synths abound in the floating-in-space track off the Oceanless record.

16.   Breakfast Mountain – Log Jamm

And here are the first transmissions from a newly-discovered planet. As translated by the Portland band.

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Soundtrack2 Audiocast20: Stranger

A Place to Bury Strangers, No Age, Hopewell, Arc In Round, Apteka & more


The latest audiocast touches on the Stranger – the notion of the “other” and unfamiliar. From blistering opening track from A Place to Bury Strangers and on to Hopewell’s “Stranger”, distorted perception shapes a lot of great music.

1.   A Place To Bury Strangers – In Your Heart

A blast of sinister 80s dark rock and roll to start us off. Great to hear new stuff this good. APTBS also wins the  award for best MySpace music description: “Total Sonic Annihilation.” Coming out on next month’s Exploding Head album.

2.   Deep Cut – Dead Man Walking

Spiralling glammy rock and roll from London band. What’s a deep cut, you ask? The tracks towards the end of the record that DJs don’t play.

3.   Violens – Lightning Lightning

Like this one. Kind of like a noisier, more interesting Killers.

4.   No Age – You’re A Target

No Age is starting to get much more interesting on this new track. Fresh, tight and smart.

5.   Arc In Round – New Rocker Mastered

Found this band recently. Really dig the way this one builds – like a cross between Spoon and Broken Social Scene.

6.   Mellotrons – Side By Side

This Brazilian band starts off with a Dinosaur Jr. vibe and then goes skyward with the “Yeah Yeah” extended chorus. And check out the classic rock ending. Yowzah!

7.   Darlings – We’re Not Going

Lovely. Very cool slacker vocals and building riffs. “I’m not looking for repetition, I’m just looking for a good time.” Amen.

8.   Hotels – Leilani

Seattle band takes us through this space poppy gem off Where Hearts Go Broke.

9.  White Denim – Mirrored And Riverse

RCRD LBL artists deliver something completely different off Mirrored and Reversed. Slow cooking rock number with flourishes of psychedelia. Available as a free download.

10.  Hopewell – Stranger

Rumbling bass out of Hawkwind builds to ultimate space rock-style freakout.

11.  Apteka – Traitors

Apteka channels inner Iggy on this stomping garage psych number. Never before has “C’mon!” made this much sense.

12.  Pollination – Some Sun (Yppah Remix)

Pensive bit of electronica remixed by the never-boring Yppah.  Available on Exponential.

13.  My Violaine Morning – Morning Angels

Straight outta West Java, Indonesia comes some shimmery 80s guitar pop.

14.  A Brief Smile – For  A While

You know those tracks that you listen to again and again, but can’t really place? This is one of them for me.  The band has 3 EPs available for download on their website.

15.  Swoon 23 – Cellophane

And the stranger leaves town. Awesome track that shows just how intense plastic wrap can be when sung properly: “I can’t remember my pain.”

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