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Soundtrack2 Ep. 68: Our Ritual

Screen Vinyl Image, Giant Drag, //orangenoise, Washed Out, John Maus & more

Photo by Phil Askew,

1.   Jesse Ruins – Dream Analysis

Murky electronic pop outta Japan.

2.   Screen Vinyl Image – Tomorrow Is Too Far

Love the dark, dreamy glamour in this one off the split 7″ with Rude 66.

3.   Niva – Dizzyeyes

Lovely modulated goodness from Feverish Dreams.

4.   John Maus – Believer

This guy’s all over the music blogs, and it’s for good reason. His last album’s fantastic, and here’s one off next month’s We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves.

5.   Washed Out – Eyes Be Closed

Gorilla vs. Bear posted this great ambient chillwave track from new album Within and Without. Coming out in July, this track kinda reminds me of the 80s.

6.   //orangenoise – Trust (Alien Panda Jury‘s Reprise)

Karachi bands converge for this violin-heavy head trip.

7.   SECRETWARS – Pregnant California Wives

Waves of delicious distortion from Mexico City.

8.   Jace Lasek, Olga Goreas & Shadrach Kabango – Take Two Last Night and Call Me in the Morning – NWT

What do you get when you send rapper Shad and the Besnard Lakes into the wilderness for the National Parks Project? This drifting yet menacing track.

9.   Should – Broken

Rainy day dream pop from their new Like A Fire Without Sound. Fans of The Radio Dept. will dig this.

10.  Minks – Our Ritual

Slightly dreary but gorgeous dream pop off By The Hedge. Pick it up when you have a chance.

11.  gold-bears – Record Store

This week’s party jam courtesy of Atlanta crew with a love of Husker Du and Superchunk.

12.  Samideani – Do You Remember

Nice high energy three-chord garage pop from Italy. Real Vaselines vibe on the singing.

13.  Daylight’s For The Birds – For Now

Now we’re entering my archives. 2007’s Trouble Everywhere had some gems, and this is one of ’em.

14.  Giant Drag – This Isn’t It

In the mid-2000’s, a loud band with a fantastic female vocalist dropped a great record and then went silent for years. Nope, I’m not talking about Autolux. We last featured Annie & Micah on our very first podcast, and their site says Giant Drag has completed their second album. Fingers crossed we’ll hear it soon!

15.  My Bloody Valentine – Honey Power

Nostalgia required me to drop this mighty one off Loveless. Don’t know whether I love the rocking part or the chilled part more. You?

16.  Blind Mr. Jones – Delores

Shoegaze flute anthem from 1992’s Crazy Jazz.

17.  Mystery Machine – Ride

Unsung Vancouver heroes close with a Sonic Youth-indebted stunner from 1992’s Glazed.

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Soundtrack2 Audiocast12: Distortion to Static

Dinosaur Jr., Secret Machines, Junior Boys, Boy in Static, Rollerskate Skinny & more

If the latest podcast sounds a bit heavy on the synthesizers and beats, that’s because of all the great new tracks out recently. But don’t worry – we included the latest Dinosaur Jr. track to restore the R&R balance.

So then…cancel meetings, hold your calls and dig in.

Check out Soundtrack2 Audiocast12 here.

1.   SPC ECO – Shine On Down

Awesome bit of psychedelic haze from the new 3D album, currently available by “pay what you like.” One of my favourite new bands.

2.   Daedelus – LA Nocturn

Mellow groover with acoustic guitar loops over popping MIDI beats. I just discovered Daedelus recently through this Friends of Friends EP and was surprised to see all his other albums!

3.   Secret Machines – Underneath The Concrete

Off their latest self-title record, this track’s pounding drum/keys groove brings to mind an intergalactic Van Halen.

4.   Telefon Tel Aviv – The Birds

Electronic shoegaze goodness from this year’s Immolate Yourself album.

5.   Dykehouse – Hope She Hears This Sound

Hazy track from one very creative guy from of Ann Arbor.

Junior Boys

Love this uptempo dreamlike rocker from the new Inside Your Guitar record.

7.   Junior Boys – Work

When this song played over the PA in the Soundscapes shop, I knew I had to drop it into an upcoming audiocast. Off their new – and nice, but not amazing – Begone Dullcare.

8.   Readymade – Sam

Classic Slowdive-influenced dream pop from a few years back.

9.   Rollerskate Skinny – Shallow Thunder

This band is great because their music usually defies categorization. Perfect bridge to the next Barlow/Mascis track too.

10.  Dinosaur Jr. – I Want You To Know

Free download from upcoming new (!) album by legendary American Indie band. The chorus is amazing, the guitar is as dense as ever and J. Mascis’ more mature voice sounds great. I actually hear a Eddie Vedder in his voice now. Anyways, looking forward to the June 23 release date.

11.  Blind Mr. Jones – Hey

Wave 2 (or is it 1?) shoegaze act delivers droney rock and roll goodness.

12.  Boy In Static – Kissed Under The Sun

From the Newborn album. Researching this I found out the dropped a new album called Candy Cigarette last month. More homework to do!

13.  Mice Parade – Sneaky Red

MySpace page lists their music style as indie/shoegaze/flamenco..not a bad description for “Sneaky Red.” This would have fit nicely on one of Sloan‘s last two albums.

14.  Stevenson Ranch Davidians – Nature Boy

Bluesy psych rockers keep fire burning with this one. Cool site too.

15.  The Horrors – Sea Within A Sea

Didn’t dig their first album, but this epic track off Primary Colours is the real deal. Beware the prog in the last half; but I think it works.

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