Posts Tagged ‘Active Child’

Soundtrack2 Ep. 97: Disorder

The Megaphonic Thrift, The Golden Filter, Odio Paris, Keith Canisius, This Love Is Deadly & more

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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.

4.   The Megaphonic Thrift – Queen Of Noise
Another excellent new album release that makes me think it’s 1995 all over again. Or 1988, if you dig this Sonic Youth homage.

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.

10.  Thee Heavenly Music Association – Angelic Disorder
The Exile In Guyville Liz Phair vibe grabbed me right away. But this goes deeper and trippier.

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.”

12.  The Golden Filter – Age Of Consent
Interesting stripped down take on the classic New Order tune, courtesy of Mojo. Pretty cool that the tune still works minus the original’s famous bassline.

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.

15.  Active Child – Johnny Belinda (White Arrows remix)
Cut-up samples mixed with falsetto vocals lends this tune a dramatic aura. Till next time.

 

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Soundtrack2 Ep. 73: Runes

Soren Well, Austra, Highspire, Balam Acab, Appliance & more

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1.   Austra – Hate Crime

Funky thumping electro pop tune that gets stuck inside your head.

2.   Still Corners – Cuckoo

Desolate 3 a.m. torch song outta the UK.

3.   Arrange – Blinds With You

Probably the first Florida band I’ve ever featured. Just gorgeous tune for a rainy day.

4.   Balam Acab – Oh Why

Heartbreaking soulful electronic swan song with lovely vocal samples.

5.   Active Child – Body Heat (So Far Away)

Electronic soul soundtrack to a lost 80s film. Imagine Bon Iver with a sampler and drum machine.

6.   Yo La Tengo – Autumn Sweater

The groovy indie rock classic.

7.   Flavor Crystals – Church Fuzz

Midwestern band starts with a slow dirge and then breaks into mesmerizing krautrock.

8.   Appliance – Return To Telemark

Motorik pscyh off last year’s epic 3-CD Re-Conditioned. Well worth getting.

9.   The Secret Machines – Nowhere Again

One from the borderline space rock band’s classic Now Here Is Nowhere.

10.  S.C.U.M – Amber Hands

Exciting, glammy Suede-style psychedelic rock and roll.

11.  Dirty Pulp Theatre – Shining Soul

Digging this 90s style indie rock.

12.  Soren Well – Honey On Fire

New JAMC-lite shoegaze tune that’s made me want to dig into some of their older stuff.

13.  Highspire – Glass In My Mouth

The highlight of this week’s mix. Classic Ride-influenced shoegaze.

14.  Lilys – Claire Hates Me

Such a simple riff and chords, but it’s just fantastic. “I am Kane…I’m not Abel…” Kurt really needs to get on some new stuff.

15.  Burrrn – Eyes In Motion

Mod rock and roll with fantastic distorted bass. I’d kill to see this played live.

16.  Iceage – White Rune

Mental punk overload. Need to play more stuff like this. Any recommendations?

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