Posts Tagged ‘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.
Featuring Moose, Land Of Talk, Wild Nothing, Himalaya, Mean Red Spiders & more
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
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
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
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
Taken from the great Cold Water Flat, this tune’s perfect for a quiet night in. Love the intro and shimmering guitars.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.”