Posts Tagged ‘Active Child’
The Megaphonic Thrift, The Golden Filter, Odio Paris, Keith Canisius, This Love Is Deadly & more
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Soren Well, Austra, Highspire, Balam Acab, Appliance & more
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.
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?