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Soundtrack2 Ep. 53: Exit Calm

Exit Calm, Tamaryn, LoveLikeFire, Fur, Steve Mason & more

This week’s mix gets its name from a featured band. But I think it also applies to the season as the year comes to an end.

1.   Maps – Stay Another Day

Gorgeous but slightly creepy hazy holiday tune from a few years back starts us off.

2.   Emily Reo – Above Ground And A Golden Cloud

Drifting dream pop out of Orlando, Florida. Wasn’t going to make a Disney reference until I saw her EP was named Witch Mtn.

3.   Steve Mason – All Come Down

Former Beta Bander dropped a gem from Boys Outside, released earlier this year.

4.   Plains – Innovator

Post punk synth workout from the second Florida band to grace our mix. Pick this up on their bandcamp.

5.   Holy Fuck – Silva & Grimes

Year-end roundups reminded me about this phenomenal krautrock-esque track.

6.   Neon Night Riders – See The Sky

Nice bit of eletronic rock and roll.

7.   Serena Maneesh – Reprobate!

Another one that blew my mind about a year ago. Definitely pick up S-M 2: Abyss In B Minor if you haven’t already.

8.   Odio Paris – Ya No Existes

Melodic shoegaze from Barcelona.

9.   Fur – I Want To Let You Down

Sinister shoegaze rock and roll. Download this track and others for free from their site.

10.  IO Echo – When The Lilies Die

Really dig this detached post punk. It’s also the best use of whistling in a pop tune since Peter, Bjorn and John. Not much info available on their page, but it appears this band is from LA.

11.  Now, Now – Neighbors

Formerly known as Now, Now Every Children, this starts twee and then builds in intensity. Available on their new EP of the same name.

12.  LoveLikeFire – William

Didn’t feel this fit our format at first, but repeated listens brought me round. Wonderful production and drumming give it an emotional punch.

13.  Field Mouse – Touché

Consisting of Rachel Browne and Andrew Futral, this is one of the band’s many good shoegaze tracks from You Are Here.

14.  Tamaryn – Love Fade

We’re overdue for some Tamaryn, so here’s another great dose of dream pop from The Waves. Slowdive for the ’10s?

15.  Sean Carey – In The Dirt

Mellow icy/warm piano-based tune that feels it could also be entitled “In the Snow.” Check out this summer’s All We Grow.

16.  Exit Calm – You’ve Got It All Wrong

Monster of a closer. Comparisons to The Verve‘s A Storm In Heaven are pretty bang on.

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