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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.