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Soundtrack2 Ep. 81: Blinder

M83, Atlas Sound, Patterns, The Telewire, Astral & more

Photo by Phil Askew, luminouslives.com

New M83 and Atlas Sound tunes got me thinking of all the great electronic goodness out lately.

Then it gets kinda crazy. Rock and roll sticklers: you’ll probably want to skip directly to 33:02.

1.   Mister Little Jeans –  The Suburbs

Space pop cover of Arcade Fire’s signature tune.

2.   Class Actress – The Weekend

Nice one from “Brooklyn’s own Madonna.” Is this a synth-swashed riposte to Rebecca Black’s “Friday?” BTW the RB hyperink was left out intentionally.

3.   People Press Play - Kaleidoscope World

The 80s meet the 60s, somewhere near Alpha Centauri via Denmark.

4.   Clockart – Greener

Really “Felt” this hypnotic, gorgeous dream pop tune.

5.   Atlas Sound -  Te Amo

Mr. Cox goes all Animal Collective on this new tune. Some of his finest singing I’ve heard: “You’re always down…”

6.   Young Man – Nothing

Nice acoustic finger picking over swelling synths and electric guitar colour. Check out Ideas of Distance, out Sept. 27.

7.   Patterns – (New Noise)

A chronicle of the human condition in nearly five minutes. Just love the beats on this tune.

8.   M83 - Raconte-moi Un Histoire

Advance track off Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (out in October) brings to life the vivid imagination of children, much the way Car Chase Terror scared the hell out of you. If the album is half as good as this, we’re in for a treat.

9.   Space ECO – Shine On Down (Alan Moulder mix)

Great remix from 3D. Huge, glorious track.

10.   The Telewire - Launch The Ice

Great shoegaze call to arms that is probably the quickest seven minutes I’ve ever heard.

11.  Polyester Embassy – Air

Progressive Indonesian shoegaze from the Fake/Faker album.

12.  Radar Men From The Moon- Intergalactic Dada & Space Trombones

Chris is still recovering from Friday’s Kyuss show. I didn’t go, but it inspired me to drop this face-melting stoner epic. This Dutch band is so into stoner rock, they tag their bandcamp page with it twice!

13.  Teenage Mary - Stole My Soul

Psych shoegaze from Carlisle.

14.  Astral – Blinder

Fantastic shoegaze tune from the ten-year veterans.

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