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Soundtrack2 Ep. 64: Rave On, Full On

SIANspheric, Collider, exlovers, Monster Movie, A Sunny Day in Glasgow & more

Photo by Phil Askew,

1.   Monster Movie – 1950da

Classic off To The Moon gives us just enough glammy, noisy rock and roll to get started. These guys are still putting out some good stuff.

2.   exlovers – Blowing Kisses

New UK shoegazy pop for the toe tappers.

3.   Beach! – Summertime

Sundrenched surf rock explosion available for free on their Bandcamp. “See the sun for miles…”

4.   Hurt Valley – I’m An Avalanche

“Transmission!” Love this nervy Californian indie pop. I can somehow picture Bowie demolishing this one. Also can be picked up gratis on their BC.

5.   SIANspheric – Rave On, Full On

Skyward shoegaze noise rock from Toronto. Get it on the mighty There’s Always Someplace You’d Rather Be. Bonus points to anyone who can make out a lyric.

6.   Weird Era – Garage Honeymoon

Utter noise assault that breaks into a groove. Listen close.

7.   Thee Piatcions – Singapore Mon Amour

Psych biker rock from Italy?

8.   Rollerskate Skinny – One Thousand Couples

The inimitable noise rock geniuses destroy this one from Horsedrawn Wishes.

9.   Eins, Zwei Orchestra – Self Taught/Non-traditionally Educated

Interesting space rock from bizarre band that appear to be Dutch.

10.  Collider – Mono

Synth velvet refrains, meet snakey choruses. Great indie pop available free from their Bandcamp.

11.  The High Violets – Chinese Letter (Ulrich Schnauss Remix)

Watching this documentary on Ulrich inspired me to dig up this gem from Satellite Remixes. Love how this just washes over you.

12.  A Sunny Day In Glasgow – Drink Drank Drunk

Americans bring out some nice lushness with electronic breakbeats.

13.  Raliegh Moncrief – Lament For Morning

Cool chopped up vocal sample sets a nice, mellow-but-slightly-claustrophobic mood. Another one that you can pick up on his BC.

14.  Religious To Damn – Drifter

Windswept midtempo pop with great icy vocals.

15.  Loop Garou – Sweet Dreams My Rajkumari

Danish dream pop from their 2009 EP available free via MySpace.

16.  Still Corners – History Of Love

MS page describes them as “Looking for a sunset bird in winter.” Beats what I was going to write.

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Soundtrack2 Ep. 48: You Faded

Love As Laughter, A Sunny Day In Glasgow, Guitaro, Secret Knives, Matthew Dear & more

We’re rocking out this week.

1.   The Darkside – Guitar Voodoo

1990 psychedelic blues masterpiece from Spacemen 3‘s Pete “Bassman” Bain.

2.   Constantines – Hyacinth Blues

“Under suspicion!” Urgent, bluesy distorted rock and roll from Toronto band.

3.   Awesome Color – Transparent

Do you wanna rock? Dirty, Stooges-inspired rock and roll that also brings to mind Golden Earring’s “Radar Love.” Not sure how this made it on here, actually.

4.   Chavez – You Faded

Picked this one up at a garage sale. Love the GBV 90s riff rock.

5.   Love As Laughter – Stakes Avenue

After a while off, this band is back with new song “Monique.” That didn’t work for this mix so here’s one off Destination 2000. Try not to be distracted by the similarities with Beastie Boys‘ “Sabotage.”

6.   Working For A Nuclear Free City – Low

This band is fantastic, full stop. This one’s the late night soundtrack for when you’re feeling sinister. Check out their album Jojo Burger Tempest from a few months back.

7.   Disco Doom – White Gun Cold Jet

Anthemic, falsetto indie power pop that sounds like a cross between Yo La Tengo and Grandaddy. And they’re Swiss!

8.   Apple Orchard – She Knows

This Filipino indie pop band obviously cherishes their indie pop collection, particularly The Apples in Stereo.

9.   Three Month Sunset – Hey Rose

Great reverb-drenched melodic shoegaze.

10.  Weekend – Coma Summer

I’ve been wanting to play this for weeks! Epic, six-and-a-half minute journey with washes of guitar and noise used to great effect.

11.  Congregation – Join In

Classic late 80s/early 90s Anglo indie pop.

12.  Guitaro – Plastic Bags

A bit of Floyd here, but their latest JJ’s Crystal Palace is brilliant. Check out how this track’s dirge dream pop gives way to some intense, black-clad rock and roll.

13.  Lilys – Tone Bender

In The Presence Of Nothing classic by one of S2’s fave bands. Their sound evolved from this MBV phase.

14.  A Sunny Day In Glasgow – Drink Drank Drunk

Delightful bit of sunny shoegaze off new album Autumn, Again.

15.  Matthew Dear – Innh Dahh

Floating-in-space dream pop with dreary, beautiful vocals. Find it on new album Black City.

16.  Ten Million Lights – Still Point

Portland does it again. Interesting mix of hip hop beats with mellow pop. Big Massive Attack finale.

17.  Secret Knives – Black Hole

To me, this is a perfect mellow electronic going out tune. But to this New Zealand band, who’s giving away their debut album, it’s the leadoff track.

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Soundtrack2 Audiocast9: Instrumentals Forever

Mogwai, Smashing Orange, A Sea Of Leaves, Lenola, A Sunny Day In Glasgow & more

Our latest mix reminds me of Moonstarr‘s recent album, Instrumentals Forever. The music’s pretty different, but the inspiration – that music can sometimes speak louder without words – is the same.

Mainly curated by Chris, Audiocast9 features a number of chilled, mid-tempo vocal-free tracks with a few of thrown in by me to mix it up.

Checkout Soundtrack2 Audiocast9 here.

1.   Mogwai – Folk Death 95

Mogwai plays Toronto’s Phoenix alongside The Twilight Sad on May 4th- we’re stoked.

Alisons Halo

Alison's Halo

2.   Alison’s Halo – Chalkboard James

Quintessential shoegaze swirl in the vein of Slowdive, Cranes and Cocteau Twins.

3.   Smashing Orange – My Deranged Heart

Cool, 60’s, psychedelic feel. It’s how Mazzy Star would sound if Hope Sandoval forgot to show up.

4.   Mew – An Envoy To  Open Fields

It could just be me, but despite the lack of distortion, Denmark’s Mew manages to completely disguise their lyrics.

5.   Team Sleep – Your Skull Is Red

Deftones side project involving Chino Moreno and a cast of musical heavyweights including Pinback‘s Rob Crow and Mary Timony.

6.   Nightblooms – Never Dream At All

I suppose there might be a time and place for this. It’s like a full-blown instrument tantrum being mediated by someone’s lilting, honey-voiced Mom. And in mono!

7.   Sennen – Hearsay

A bit late to the Sennen party but now that I’m here, I don’t want to leave. On tour right now in the UK…keep your fingers crossed for North American dates.

8.   Health – Die Slow

Crunching, noisy monster from L.A. no-wavers. Hats off to Gimme Tinnitis for the tip!

9.   A Sea Of Leaves – Permanent Wave

Brazilian band rock out to full effect.

10.  Lilys – Touch The Water

From the 2000 Selected EP (discovered in a used bin for $5). Two minutes and 10 seconds of face-slapping energy.

11.  Ecstasy Of Saint Teresa – Who’s

Stuttering drums + ringing guitars x cascading singing = classic track.

12.  A Sunny Day In Glasgow – 5:15 Train

The highlight from 2007’s Scribble Mural Comic Journal. Check out the equally atmospheric, warbling “Best Summer Ever.”

13.  Lenola – Shared a Route

Could easily be passed off as an My Bloody Valentine b-side.

14.  …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – When We Begin To Steal



Still one of the best band names in history. Fiery, melodic track from their ’98 self-titled debut.

15.  Gravenhurst – The Western Lands

Proof that not every noise-pop, shoegaze-inspired band needs to sound like the soundtrack to an Edgar Allen Poe poem.

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