Posts Tagged ‘Beach House’

Soundtrack2 Ep. 108: No Sense

Japandroids, Grooms, Bailterspace, The Flaming Lips, Beach House & more

Post War Years

1.   Japandroids – Continuous Thunder

Kicking things off with the closing track from Celebration Rock, referred to by Songs & Cigarettes as an album “ripped from your youth.” My take? “Heroes” for a new generation.

2.   Wyla – Fill In
This band continues to impress on the solid Night Fits album. Love the Autolux vibe here.

3.   Electro Group – Green Machine
Stunner from the Lifter/Green Machine EP that has the intensity of the great Bailterspace. Wouldn’t it be great if they came out with some new music?

4.   Swervedriver – The Birds
On a bit of a late-period kick for some classic shoegaze bands. This one’s from 1998’s excellent Ejector Seat Reservation.

5.   Grooms – Dreamsucker
Some hyper Brooklyn rock and roll.

6.   Eternal Summers – Wonder
Propulsive power pop out of Virginia.

7.   Cookie Duster – Two Feet Stand Up
Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene leads a new crew to higher heights on When Flying Was Easy.

8.   Ride – Gonna Be Alright
More late period Britpop goodness off overlooked Tarantula.

9.   Bailterspace – No Sense
New music from this seminal New Zealand dark shoegaze band. Cool to see they didn’t ape their old style.

10.  Grave Babies – Fuck Off
An atmospheric, reverb-drenched anthem off Gothdammit.

11.  Pontiak – Royal Colors
Switching gears from trenchcoats to brain melting psych. That’s just how we roll.

12.  The Flaming Lips – Children Of The Moon (feat. Tame Impala)
Peeling back the onion that is the The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends. So excited to hear some new TI tunes!

13.  Ombre – Cara Falsa
Pitchfork tells me this band consists of Julianna Barwick and Helado Negro. Plus their Believe You Me album is on the way.

14.  The Steals – All Coming Back
Lovely dream pop from a few years back.

15.  Beach House – Lazuli
I wasn’t crazy about first single “Myth” so I’ve slept on this album. Then this track drew me back to the mothership.

16.  Cloud –  Childhood
This chillwave track sounds like it’s been playing in my head for years.

17.  Post War Years – Glass House
Track of the week: glorious electro pop from the UK.

18.  Diiv – Wait
Some nice shoegaze from new album Oshin (get it?) on Captured Tracks.

19.  A Dancing Beggar – Stars Bring Us Closer (Franz Kirmann remix)
A slow build, but the atmosphere on this remix just transported me.

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Soundtrack2 Audiocast25: Broadcast

Oppressed By The Line, Beak>, Sad Day For Puppets, Dead Leaf Echo, Beach House & more

November = sick, work, sick, work. Had a backlog of great music so here’s to getting back on track.

1.   Oppressed By The Line – Paper Cranes

Very nice space pop. Never would have guessed this came from Texas.

2.   Melochrome – Kissing Spree

Power poppy shoegaze off 1999’s The Music We Make, but seems more like a gem from 1991.

3.   My Majestic Star – Like Cracked Glass

Swirling psychedelia straight out of Perth, Australia.

4.   The Domino State – Big Six Wheel

Big, cavernous rock in the tradition of Secret Machines. Love to hear that guitar freak out.

5.   Free Electric State – Hawks

And the hits keep coming with some noisy shoegaze by this NC band.

6.   Sad Day For Puppets – Mother’s Tears

Beautiful hushed vocals seep out from this fuzzy rock and roll number.

7.   Loop Garou – The Boarding

Ok, this is very MBV-sounding. There, I said it. But it rocks in this mix.

8.   New Ghosts – Broadcast

“Reverb casualties” deliver driving shoegaze of the highest order.

9.   Frankie Rose – Thee Only One

That’s not reverb. This is reverb – for fans of Raveonettes who don’t mind a swiped Cream chorus. Apparently she’s ex-Crystal Stilt and ex-Vivian Girl.

10.  Black Tambourine – Black Car

Hadn’t come across this band much recently, but last month they were included on a host of Slumberland anniversary posts. Very nice evolution of Galaxie 500 sound.

11.  Dead Leaf Echo – Half Truth

Nice dream pop from the new Truth album.

12.  Beach House -Norway

Wow, I love it when music comes out as good as this. Imagine Fleet Foxes crossed with The Radio Dept. and you’re there. Off of the new record entitled Teen Dream.

13.  The Distortions – Sparkle Sparkle

LA band brings beautiful spaced-out dream pop from Machines At Night.

14.  Beak> – Blagdon Lake

I excitedly picked this up due to Geoff Barrow (Portishead), but unfortunately the album is a mixed bag. Dig the tension and building noise of this one.

15. Clarks – Growls Garden

Twisted, dirty electro funk with a layer of crazy noise and slamming beats. Not for the faint of heart.

16.  Isolation – Swamp City

Ringing electronic anthem off the last month’s self-titled EP takes us home.

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