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Engineers, Tammar, Serena Maneesh, Charlatans, Deerhunter & more
This week’s audiocast could read like a Best Of Soundtrack2 compilation. Lots of great new stuff!
1. 2:54 – Creeping
UK band kicks us off with some moody post punk.
2. Victorie & Hyde – Black Leather Jacket (Demo)
JAMC garage evolves into stratospheric dual guitar assault.
3. The Blue Velvets – Bring Me Down
Now known as Dead Rabbits, the ghosts of Spacemen 3 haunt this track.
4. Tammar – Arrows Underwater
Love this psych track. Sounds like The La’s Lee Mavers on a bad trip. Transcend!
Electropop treatment by legendary French band that works! Also possibly the first (and last?) track to appear on Soundtrack2 featuring a flute.
6. The Charlatans – Love Is Ending
90’s vets storm back with this new mod-pscyh tune. On first listen I thought it was an outtake to Some Friendly.
7. Deerhunter – Memory Boy
Picked up Halcyon Digest yet? It’s good but different to earlier stuff – definitely an evolution for them. This one’s closest to the stuff we play.
8. The High Violets – Ciné
Off their new album of the same name, I love this blast of stare-at-the-sun shoegaze.
9. Brother Kite – Young Pioneer
Dream pop from new album Isolation.
10. Engineers – Press Rewind
Great melodies, fantastic singing and production. Yes, it’s another Engineers album. Ulrich Schnauss even plays on In Praise Of More. Will this be their breakout record?
11. The Radio Dept. – The New Improvised Hypocrisy
More utter perfection, available for free via their website.
12. Screen Vinyl Image – New Visions
Familiar yet fresh, sun-is-rising-and-the-world-will-be-better tune.
13. Yume Bitsu – Sharp, Twisted
14. The Black Angels – Phosphene Dream
“Our president was dead to us. Hallelujah.” Great lyrics over intense psych off their latest album. If they come to your town, make sure you see them live. Mindblowing.
15. Maserati – Pyramid of the Sun
Dude from the Horrors takes Seeland to a dark, electronic place.
Soundtrack2 favourites The Black Angels managed to actually sound bigger and noisier than on their two albums. The crowd slowly got into their drone-y ruckus after a while, but most waited for the headliner to appear. Personally I’d have preferred to see a full set by these guys – next time I guess. It’s great to see they really are the real deal.
The first things that struck me when The Raveonettes took the stage was that their wall of noisy pop sounded downright tinny compared to the previous band. But my skepticism drifted away with number after number of explosive, tightly-played tunes.
Sune, Sharin and co. played songs from all albums, including their debut – my personal favourite. Despite the fact that a lot of their tunes can be kind of same-y, I was excited to hear a lot off of In and Out of Control that seemed to mess with the formula.
The light show was completely insane (strobes!) and complemented the performances to a T. Add in a few solo tracks by Sune and Sharin and you’ve got a solid show.
If this bill is in your town, I strongly recommend you go. Apologies for the crappy quality of the above photos.