Posts Tagged ‘Blonde Redhead’

Soundtrack2 Ep. 95: Replicate

Disappears, Lower Dens, Stagnant Pools, Blonde Redhead, Deep Cut & more

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An online breach at our host meant this week’s mix is about a week behind. The tracks are still blistering, but the newer ones are – well, less new than usual.

What music are you digging these days?

1.   The History Of Colour TV – I Knew It Was Wrong But I Did It Anyway
Dramatic opening chord gives way to shoegaze pop goodness.

2.   Deep Cut – Decision Time (Electric Loop Orchestra remix)
Motorik space pop by former member of Revolver.

3.   White Rabbits – Heavy Metal
Chillwave funk with fabulous stabs of guitar.

4.   Florence + The Machine – No Light No Light (Spector Ryan Gosling Remix)
I haven’t loved F+TM, but this production brings texture and a bit of drama, kind of like Austra. Not too familiar with the remixer, but sounds like that should change.

5.   The Naked And The Famous – No Way
There’s freezing rain outside, but there are signs it’s letting up.

6.   Now, Now – School Friends
Great new track from this wistful band. You can’t help but hang on the singer’s every word. Look for it in March on new album Threads.

7.   Sea Oleena – Swimming Story
Like an illicit nighttime dip in a candle-lit pool. Captivating. And from Canada!

8.   The Nocturnes – Grandmother Make A Steeple
Lovely track that sounds a bit like Chris Isaak and Pink Floyd. This is one of many gems on Aokigahara.

9.  Conduits –  Top Of The Hill
Omaha represent! Can’t wait to hear more from this band.

10.  Disappears – Replicate
Boom! They’re back. Praise them…that is all.

11.  Fields Of Industry – The Sum
Track from a few years back that needed to be heard.

12.  Lower Dens – Brains
Second return to form this episode! Love this dense, tense track as it speeds towards an uncertain ending. “Don’t be a friend…”

13.  Stephen Paul Smoker – Green City
Fabulously weird psych blues.

14.  R.M. Hendrix – Last Year’s Hopes Are Playing Through The Wall
Engrossing swirling psychedelia.

15.  Stagnant Pools – Consistency
Track of the week.  If you need a shot of slacker shoegaze rock and roll, look no further.

16.  Asalto al Parque Zoológico – Warn You
Still carrying the flame for the classic shoegaze sound!

17.  HEHFU – Come Home
Short burst from the Come Home EP.

18.  Blonde Redhead – Big Song
Sometimes, choruses need only consist of one vowel.

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Soundtrack2 Ep. 76: Failure

Washed Out, M83, Girls, PacificUV, Dum Dum Girls & more

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Tons of great new stuff this week. Dig in.

1.   Burning God Little – Notes On Being Snowblind

Swinging track that puts a spring in your step.

2.   Tahiti 80 – Defender

French electro poppers come back with a vengeance on The Past, The Present & The Possible.

3.   Battles – Sweetie and Shag (featuring Kazu Makino)

Slept on their latest, but I’m catching up now. Sweet vocals courtesy of the Blonde Redhead singer and very cool disonant keys during chorus – is that a steel drum I hear?

4.   M83 – Midnight City

Another new huge tune from Mr. G. Less shoegazy than his last record, but just as 80’s-influenced. Available for free download via his site.

5.   Public Transport – Up All Night

Sweet, big electronic pop courtesy of Duncan Bailey. I like my instrumentals, but this tune would just soar with female vocals.

6.   Washed Out – You And I

The chillwave masters return.

7.   Valentin Stip – Anytime Will Do

Montreal noir minimalism, available on RCRDLBL.

8.   PacificUV – I’m Here (But It’s Not Me)

Intimate and lovely. The latest track in their monthly free series.

9.   Stargazer Lilies – Ahhh

Glacial shoegaze.

10.  Dum Dum Girls – Coming Down

On their latest, I hear a cross between Mazzy Star and Low. This band just keeps getting better.

11.  Alec’s Band – The Great Dong Of Darkness On A Motorcycle

Noise rock instrumental that transforms from ballad to bombast. And based on this band’s song titles, I’m thankful there are no lyrics.

12.  Wooden Shjips – Lazy Bones

Groovy psych journey into the swamp. RCRDLBL.

13.  The Jesus And Mary Chain – Supertramp

Hey, this isn’t “The Logical Song!”  Brace yourself for this Munki classic with “Tomorrow Never Knows” drumming, punchy bass and a cool chorus.

14.  The La’s – Failure

Someone wrote Mojo to diss The La’s. Yes, they’re overhyped because of their low output. But listen to this performance and tell me you’re not blown away.

15.  Veronica Falls – Come On Over

London crew runs down some pounding indie rock.

16.  Girls – Vomit

The online reviews I’ve read of their latest tune don’t describe it well. Best I can do is Led Zeppelin‘s “Since I’ve Been Loving You”, mixed with Eels that ends as a Bowie or T. Rex glam soul anthem. “Come into my heart…”

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Soundtrack2 Ep. 70: Love Demons

Bachelorette, Cloud Control, SIANspheric, I Break Horses, The Boo Radleys & more

Photo by Phil Askew, www.luminouslives.com

1.   Peter Cat Recording Co. – Love Demons

Don’t be fooled by the slow dirge beginning. This is a full-on psychedelic freak out. Singer reminds me of someone… Pete Doherty?

2.   Vue – She’s Sweet

Stooges-indebted garage rock with a killer groove. Just found out this band is now Bellavista, which I must check out.

3.   The Boo Radleys – Bluebird

Martin Carr and co. drop some melodic shoegaze rock and roll, taken from the Every Heaven EP.

4.   Velocity Girl – I Don’t Care If You Go

Great midtempo shoegaze power pop tune from an underrated band. Playing this makes me want to dig up a Posies tune.

5.   The Apples In Stereo – Running In Circles

Super early garage pop from their rarities comp Science Faire.

6.   Last Tide – Traitor In My Mind

DC band drops a chiming, driving footstomper with singalong choruses.

7.   SIANspheric – Static

Who’s reforming on June 30 to play a Toronto show with Ringo Deathstarr? These guys! To mark the occasion, here’s one where they sound an awful lot like Swervedriver. Not in a bad way.

8.   Grooms – Tiger Trees

Boy does this song get inside your head. Love the melancholy mood it sets with waves of noisy chords.

9.   Miracles – Quarantine

“We want a quarantine! Separate evolution!” barks the singer over heavy distorted guitar and pounding drums.

10.  The Consolation Project – Look Wild

Sounding at first like a b-side by The Cure, this prolific Rochester musician is captivatating on this tune. Cheers WTSH for the tip!

11.  Cloud Control – Meditation Song #2 (Why, Oh Why)

A song taken from the new Fleet Foxes album? Nope, they don’t get as trippy as this. Available on RCRDLBL.

12.  Dreamed – Izumi

Fans of Broadcast would dig the distorted-organ goodness. Hard to find many details on the artist also known as Jessica Minshew, other than here and here.

13.  The Kingsbury Manx – Blue Eurasians

Chapel Hill 90s heroes update the Pink Floyd sound. The gem on their self-titled album.

14.  Silver Pines – Payasito

Second time I’m playing these Texans. Really like their dusty psychedelic sound.

15.  Clams Casino – I’m God (instrumental)

Now we jump to a cross between chillwave, ambient and hip hop. Love.

16.  I Break Horses – Hearts

Heard this song after this week’s mix was mostly done, and then had to re-edit! (Podcasters don’t like to do this) Lovely bit of Kraftwerk meets Bachelorette here. Speaking of which…

17.  Bachelorette – Blanket

I’ve been excited for her new self-titled album since it was first announced. It doesn’t dissapoint. Most are describing it as folk meets electronic pop, but I love how she layers her voice, with washes of noise and drone over the beats.

18.  aeiou – Vivimos In L.A.

Want a track that features Blonde Redhead‘s Simone Pace, The Breeders‘ Kelley Deal, Juan Son and whistling? We’ve got you sorted. More on this project here.

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Video: Blonde Redhead “Here Sometimes” 4AD session

Nice live rendition that captures the mood of the track. This was featured back on Audiocast40.

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Soundtrack2 Audiocast3: Snowblind

Ulrich Schnauss, His Name Is Alive, Blonde Redhead, Pale Saints, Deerhunter & more.

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