Posts Tagged ‘Boo Radleys’

Soundtrack2 Audiocast41: Processions

Autolux, The Blanket Ghost, Collider, The Boo Radleys, No Joy & more

1. Bottle Of Evil – Conversation

Dreamy Scottish indie. Feeling a bit of Doves here but not sure why.

2. Slowdive – 40 Days

Working in some more classics. We haven’t played this band since the very first episode – criminal! Timeless and lovely.

3. Anne – Summer Babies

Vocals remind me of Duncan Sheik (!) but this dream pop off their Demo is first rate.

4. The Blanket Ghost – l o o k a t t h e s t a r s

Cool off-kilter noise pop. With a name using the required words “Ghost”, “Crystal” or “Girls”, these guys are sure to make it big.

5. Autolux – Supertoys

Yes. Transit Transit is out August 3 and it looks they haven’t lost their touch over the years.

6. The Boo Radleys – Rodney King

Another neglected ST2 fave. Love this track’s distorted groove from their masterpiece Giant Steps.

7. Bloody Knives – Hands Around My Neck

Glam-gaze from those weird kids in Austin.

8. Collider – !Ex Ex!

Righteous melodic shoegaze rock and roll from the fantastic Strobos EP, available on their Bandcamp.

9. Weed Hounds – Skating Away From The Cops

C86-inspired anthem by New Yorkan band. More please.

10. Caucus – Sing (Half Dreaming)

Came across this nice pop track off the great Half Dreaming Asian shoegaze comp. Pretty good English singing for a Japanese band!

11. The Morning After Girls – Death Processions

Last year’s Alone yielded some good tunes, but loud dark arena rock and roll fans should turn this one up.

12.  Cherryblades – Everyday Is Extreme

Cross Hüsker Dü, R.E.M. and Wire and you have this 90s band.

13. Amazing Baby – Head Dress

Baroque melodic Britpop  from Brooklyn with some nice glam guitar. Better than it sounds.

14. The High Dials – Book Of The Dead

Light psych that’s hooked me since first seeing them as mainly-mod The Datsons. Off this year’s good Moon Country album.

15. No Joy – No Joy

Hard to pin this one down. Loud, distorted Archers of Loaf-indebted rock.

16. Turzi – Baltimore

Party like it’s 1993 with this Bobby Gillespie-guested big beat track. Also better than it sounds.

17. How To Destroy Angels – Parasite

You-know-who brings the broken dark noise. Been kicking this around for a while now…pick up the free EP on his site.

18. Indian Jewelry – Lost My Sight

Swirl in to the dark digital void with this pummeling trance psychedelia. And for the last time – better than it sounds.

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Sountrack2 Audiocast36: All to All

Yo La Tengo, Broken Social Scene, Crash City Saints, Televise, Dubstar & more

Ooh lots of good new stuff this time round. Happy yet?

1. Broken Social Scene – All To All

Off Forgiveness the Rock Record out on May 4. Nice to see them evolving their sound here. Different but still very much Broken Social Scene. Who’s that singing though?

2. Deastro – Mowgli The Lynx

Ethereal space pop out of Detroit.

3. Color of Clouds – Let Go

Very groovy dreaminess from Brooklyn-based band’s Satellite of Love.

4. Dubstar – I’m In Love With A German Film Star

I’m digging this one off the Peace! project. Not sure why…maybe the climax at the end?

5. Sweet Trip – Design : 2: 3

Mindscrambling journey to the edge.

6. Yo La Tengo – Sugarcube

Classic stuff from seminal band. One of our all-time faves.

7. Crash City Saints – Broke

Ripping shoegaze number from the new, excellent Glow In The Dark Music album. Turn it up!

8. The Boo Radleys – Everybird

Boo Up! EP track provides more distorted sweetness.

9. Savages – Plain and Simple

Gainesville’s finest deliver loud indie rock from their Graveyard Cities album.

10. Catherine Wheel – Intravenous

Balloon EP gem. Hope it’s still nice and loud for this one.

11.  Werewolves – I Need You

Gutsy rock and roll by curious American band whose MySpace descriptor is “we sell soul.”

12. All The Saints – Outs

Fire On Corridor X slow burner builds and then crashes into the choruses.

13. Gravenhurst – Trust

Catherine Wheel-indebted loveliness from 2007’s The Western Lands. “Trust is a hard thing to come by these days.”

14. The Falling Spikes – Cellophane

Mellow psych dirge ballad out of Yorkshire.

15. Picnic – Too Fast

Estonian dream pop of the highest order. Strongly recommend checking out the Winter Honey record.

16. Televise – Smile

Simon Scott of Slowdive provides an epic, transcendent ending.

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Soundtrack2 Audiocast21: Covered

Film School, My Bloody Valentine, Boo Radleys, Then, Oliver North Boy Choir & more

What prompts artists to cover the songs that inspired them? Is it the ultimate compliment or sacrilege? Should one stick true to the original or try to put their stamp on a classic.

I can’t answer these questions. But I  do know that when it comes to covers, Duke Ellington has a point. There is good music (think Sid Vicious doing “My Way”) and bad music (any of the 20 listed here).

A covers audiocast had been in the works for a while, but the superb New Tales To Tell: A Tribute To Love And Rockets compilation sped things up a bit. It offers great versions of tunes by Love and Rockets, a favourite of ours here at ST2.

You might notice that many of the songs are by bands featured in the Audiocast17: ProtogazeByrds, VU, Wipers, Wire, etc. I clearly like these bands, but want to hear from you: what classic covers have I missed?

1.    Film School – American Dream

Dare I say this – but this version may even smoke (smote?) the Love and Rockets original.

2.   Oliver North Boy Choir – Teenage Lust

Danish band managed to capture Jesus and Mary Chain‘s trademark sweet menace on this cover. BTW who remembers watching the Ollie North trials on TV?

3.   Yo La Tengo – Little Honda

The Beach Boys’ California good times washed with a wave of haze. Dig the one-note guitar solo too. This track also win the “Best Shoegaze Driving Track” award.

4.   The Brilliant Corners – The Good’s Gone (Slight Reprise)

Here’s a hypnotic pop-rocker off the Who Covers Who compilation, courtesy of the now defunct Sam The Record Man’s bargain bin.  Don’t know much else by this band but I’m thinking I probably should.

5.   Boo Radleys – Alone Again Or

Wow. This really updates and unleashes the intensity of the debut track of Love‘s Forever Changes. Realized that I haven’t played any Boo Radleys since Audiocast2! “Wot?”

6.   Chikita Violenta – Eight Miles High

Like on the track above, this Mexican band just amplifies a classic track for a new audience. Apparently Crosby cites a Coltrane influence in this song, but I just don’t hear it.

7.   Dandy Warhols – Hells Bells

Legendary AC/DC tune off Back in Black slowed down and spaced out.

8.   British Sea Power – Tugboat

Excellent UK band ramps up the mystique and intensity of Galaxie 500 classic. Also – don’t sing this song at work, even under your breath. I’ve done it and people look at you funny.

9.   Ambulance Ltd. – Ocean

Velvet Underground cover pulled from Ambulance Ltd.’s flawless debut album from a few years back. Why did I think this band was from Brooklyn? MySpace page says Eugene, OR.

10.  My Bloody Valentine – Map Ref 41N 93W

I love Wire‘s original, but MBV take this to another place. Layers upon layers – listen to this loud late at night on headphones.

11.  Mudhoney – Revolution

Pretty damn good version of the Spacemen 3 track by Seattle band. Like the added grit.

12.  Vivian Girls – Telepathic Love

The Wipers original was great, but this version sounds like a #1 hit song on Venus.

13.  Little Girls – Heinz

Like this detached cover of the post punk band Artery. These dudes are from California? Yikes.

14.  Then – Fool

I like Damon Albarn of Blur but I think this song works as well without him – stands more on its own merits, y’know? Like the slight shoegaze treatment.

15.  Anamanaguchi – So Bored

American band cover the fast-rising Wavves, who I just missed in San Francisco and then just missed in Toronto.

16.  Vex – It Could Be Sunshine

Another Love and Rockets cover. Not my second fav track on the album, but thought it worked best in the mix. Don’t know much else about Vex – any other track recommendations?

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Soundtrack2 Audiocast2: Shock&Awe

Boo Radleys, Sad Day for Puppets, Moose, Autolux, Bailterspace & more.


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Episode #2 – Shock & Awe

1. soundtrack2 intro
2. Boo Radleys – Lazy Day
3. a.c. acoustics – Crush
4. I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness – According to Plan
5. Sad Day for Puppets – Set Alight
6. Neutral Milk Hotel – Holland, 1945
7. Moose – Suzanne
8. Southpacific – Interconnect
9. Adorable – Glorious
10. M83 – Graveyard Girl
11. Wintersleep – Oblivion
12. Autolux – Angry Candy
13. People’s Revolutionary Choir – Take Your Time
14. Yo La Tengo – From A Motel 6
15. Bailterspace – Fascination
16. Trans Am – Play in the Sun
17. Black Rebel Motorcyce Club – Ha Ha High Babe
18. Crystal Antlers – A Thousand Eyes

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