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Soundtrack2 Ep. 102: Lost Harmony

Sennen, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ghost Box Orchestra, Inca Gold, The Cult Of Dom Keller & more

This week’s mix is inspired by the title and artwork of the latest Sennen album.

1.   Black Tamborine – I Want You Around

Legendary band regroup for Ramones tribute.

2.   Roomrunner – Disintegrate
A must for lovers of layers of distorted, slightly out of tune guitars.

3.   Starfire Connective Sound – A (Long) Road From Earth To Sky
Brazil band drop sitar drone over guitars and breakbeats.

4.   Brian Jonestown Massacre – The Clouds Are Lies
I loved “Illuminomi” when I first heard it but figured it would be a one-off on their latest Aufheben. The whole album’s got that groovy acoustic dark hippie vibe! Dig the atmostpherics on this track.

5.   Ghost Box Orchestra – Vanished (SCATV Demo)
Props to I Heart Noise for dropping this sinister-sounding psych on Boston Not LA, Volume 2.

6.   The Cult Of Dom Keller – Heavy And Dead
Mysterious UK band manages to somehow cross Suicide with The Doors.

7.  Hollowphonic – Sertraline
You’re probably wondering the same thing I was – it’s an anti-depressant. This Mississauga post-rock crew bring to mind our fellow countrymen SIANspheric.

8.   Neil Young – Change Your Mind
It’s dark and late at night in your dorm room. The DJ of the local classic rock station comes on, saying he wants to play a track from the new Neil Young record that just came out that day. You’re not a big Neil fan but you keep it on as background music. After about three minutes you stop what you’re doing and listen. Holy crap…this is Neil Young? You stand transfixed for another nine minutes…

9.   Chad VanGaalen – Red Blood
Some chilling, passionate folk rock from Infiniheart that I thought would be perfect about here.

10.  Woods – Wind Was The Wine
Rimshots, cool guitar and great voclal melodies from Brooklyn.

11.  Midlake – Young Bride
One of those hard-to-define psych pop tunes that reminds me of great Of Montreal and Gorki’s Zygotic Mynci. Great swirling violins.

12.  Birthmark – Shake Hands
Really dug this tune then it dawned on me how similar it sounds to the criminally overlooked 90s band The Glands.

13.  Moby – Posion Tree (David Lynch remix)
Brooding beats and piano chords punctuated by some disjointed female cries. Even though it’s repetitive it seems way less than its seven-minute running time.

14.  Inca Gold – Atom
“Ooo ooo ooo oooh!” Here’s to chillwave with hooks!

15.  Sennen – St. Jude
Track of the week comes from their latest album Lost Harmony. It’s a big departure from their earlier psych shoegaze stuff.

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Soundtrack2 Ep. 80: Endless Blue

The Horrors, Los Planetas, Elika, Lab Partners, Brian Jonestown Massacre & more

Photo by Phil Askew, Luminouslives.com

Break out the beads and kaftans! We’re kicking things off with a journey into psych, followed by shoegaze classics and whatnot. Enjoy!

1.   Lab Partners – Magnify

Dayton crew starts us off with some driving overloaded psych riffage.

2.   The Tamborines – Black And Blue

Ringing indie pop outta London.

3.   The Warlocks – The Dope Feels Good

Soundtrack to a “drug party scene” in a bad 60s movie shot in an LA flophouse.

4.   Sleepmask – Black Depression Blues

Love and Rockets via Simple Minds. Okay, that was a lazy comparison.

5.   The Red Plastic Buddha – Daisy Love

Chicago band strums some sunny sunshine psych-pop that brings BJM to mind. See below…

6.   The Volta Sound – The Ride

Ohio band channelling some sweet Velvet Underground.

7.   The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Illuminomi

A hippy gem off their latest compilation. Complete, with flutes, vibes, and- is Anton singing in French?

8.   The Horrors – Endless Blue

And now for something different from the brilliant Skying album. Just wait for the killer dark shoegaze assault at 1:40.

9.   The Voices – West Coast Turnaround

I live for murky extended jams like this one from their excellent Death Of A Lover’s Song.

10.  Los Planetas – La Caja Del Diablo

Head trip from Granada, Spain.

11.  Fleeting Joys – You Are The Darkness

Classic recent-wave shoegaze from this band’s great Occult Radiance.

12.  Philip James – Nostalgia

Local boy mixes waves of guitar noise with lots of vocal reverb. Gets in your head, this one.

13.  Chapterhouse – Pearl

One of the all-time shoegaze classics, and we wait 80 episodes to play it! Had to be done.

14.  Slowdive – Good Day Sunshine

A mysterious, drifting tune very ahead of its time when it came out in ’93.

15.  Elika – You’re Not Safe At All

Beautiful ballad with washes of guitar noise over gently insistent vocals.

16.  Nowhere Again – Hardman Square

Any band with a name that brings to mind both The Secret Machines and Ride will get a listen from me. Vibe is Portishead with Beth Orton-style vox.

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Soundtrack2 Ep. 49: Everything Is Gone

Crystal Stilts, Red House Painters, Lower Dens, Airiel, Brian Jonestown Massacre & more.

Original, not retro: 1980 checked=

1.   The Pastels – Truck Train Tractor

Monster indie pop tune that gets kinda silly towards the end. How many times can one sing the word “tractor?” Unless you’re a kids entertainer, of course.

2.   The Wedding Present – Crawl

Great bass riff, great guitar, and Gedge at his finest. WP is kind of like Rush – not musically of course, but their tunes go with many  types of music, yet they’ve always done their own thing.

3.   Airiel – Thinktank

Big hooks over sunny shoegaze.

4.   Pop Will Eat Itself – Like An Angel

Very nice…kind of like The Stranglers crossed with The Teardrop Explodes.

5.   The Turn-Ons – 1/11

Spiralling Seattle shoegaze off Curse.

6.   Sloan – Lemonzinger

Smeared tune from their Sonic Youth phase. They still put their Halifax spin on the sound.

7.   Crystal Stilts – Shake The Shackles

Harpsichord basher. Imagine Ian Curtis fronting the The Yardbirds.

8.   Lower Dens – Completely Golden

Baltimore chillwave that seems a cut above. Check out the very good Twin Hand Movement.

9.   Le Corbeau – L’innocence Revient Encore/Reve D’Ivresse

Site says they’re from Norway, but this creepy dark rock and roll is clearly sung in French. Love the bridge.

10.  Ghost Box Orchestra – The Moon Hangs Low

Drone psychedelic pop. If that makes any sense at all.

11.  Brian Jonestown Massacre – Anemone

Intro to Boardwalk Empire reminded me how fantastic this band is. This song wins the award for “Best Placement of Guitar Runs.” This one’s off the brilliant Their Satannic Majesties Second Request.

12.  Colour – Everything Is Gone

Loud 90’s guitar and singing make me think of Husker Du or REM. “I wanna be here after everything’s gone…”

13.  Red House Painters – Mistress

You can’t get a much more beautiful dream pop ballad than this. Off their second self-titled album, the one with the rollercoaster on it.

14.  The Ills – Vulnerable

Described as “post-rock/shoegaze from Bratislava, Slovakia.” This chill number’s my favourite of the tracks on To Wish Impossible Things. Great guitar – more post-country than post rock!

15.  Woodsman – Insects

Drums and guitar set a dark, reverb-drenched course. Download here.

16.  Active Child – I’m In Your Church At Night (School of Seven Bells remix)

Struggled with this one a bit. Cool electro shoegaze with New Order beats? Download here.

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Soundtrack2 Audiocast26: Last Man On Earth

Brian Jonestown Massacre, Japandroids, The High Wire, New Fast Automatic Daffodils, Black Ryder & more

With 2009 winding down, I’ve trawled the archives to find some unplayed gems from this year and combined them with great new stuff that’s come out in the last month or so.

Long-time listeners will notice the usual Soundtrack2 intro/outro are missing. I’m travelling and don’t have the files with me, but I’m thinking about getting a new intro. Any suggestions?

Here’s to a great 2010. BTW anyone seen this movie?

1. Brian Jonestown Massacre – This Is The One Thing We Did Not Want To Have Happen

Seven minutes of scuzzy psych kicks us off. This is just one of the many gems off Who Killed Sgt Pepper, due out in January.

2.   Oneida – I Will Haunt You

Jazzy freeform rock band bring the noise with this track off Rated O. You can find this from the fine folks at RCRDLBL.

3. Japandroids – Sovereignty

High velocity noisy Canadian indie rock from earlier this year.

4.   Singapore Sling – Last Man On Earth

Big fan of the Sling. Check out this dark rocker off their latest full-length, Perversity Desperation And Death.

5. Black Ryder – Let It Go

Fans of Spacemen 3 will dig this dark number from the Aussie band. Check out their very consistent Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride album.

6. Dead Mellotron – Dress Rehearsal

Noisy, driving space rock out of Dallas. I’m sure I’m not the first to say this, but – I hear no mellotrons. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

7. New Fast Automatic Daffodils – Cannes

Missed this band the first time, but I find they popped up a lot this year. Very creative early 90s rock from Manchester.

8. iLL – Timeless

I’m getting into Supercar via Koji Nakamura’s splinter band iLL. This is one of the more rocking tunes off of 2008’s Dead Wonderland.

9. Wry – Touch

Nice Brazilian dream pop.

10. Inverness – Bats

And off we go with some trippy, groovy goodness out of San Francisco.

11. The Appleseed Cast – The Summer Before

More blissful dream pop off this year’s Sagarmatha.

12.  Little Black Dress – Snow In June

More goodness from Texas. Love this floating dream pop tune off the album of the same name.

13. The High Wire – A Future Ending

This UK buzz band (named band of the week by Spinner) drops a nice midtempo rocker from The Sleep Tape.

14. Elemental Gaze – Let Me Erase You

Electronic shoegaze goodness from Indonesian band featured on 2008’s Half-Dreaming compilation.

15. Japanese Gum – Chlorine Blue

Self-described as “an experimental Italian duo whose music is characterized by wall of guitars, soft vocals, electronic glitch beats and effects,” this tracks goes from chill to all-out noise assault and back.

16.  Everything Is Made In China – Sleepwalking

Straight outta Moscow comes melodic eletronic pop a la Stereolab, but trippier.

17. Nic Bommarito – Hymn For 200 Sugar Packets

Closing out the set with some open air, explosive post-rock off Harp Fragments.

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