Posts Tagged ‘Broken Social Scene’
Japandroids, Grooms, Bailterspace, The Flaming Lips, Beach House & more
1. Japandroids – Continuous Thunder
4. Swervedriver – The Birds
On a bit of a late-period kick for some classic shoegaze bands. This one’s from 1998’s excellent Ejector Seat Reservation.
5. Grooms – Dreamsucker
Some hyper Brooklyn rock and roll.
6. Eternal Summers – Wonder
Propulsive power pop out of Virginia.
8. Ride – Gonna Be Alright
More late period Britpop goodness off overlooked Tarantula.
10. Grave Babies – Fuck Off
An atmospheric, reverb-drenched anthem off Gothdammit.
11. Pontiak – Royal Colors
Switching gears from trenchcoats to brain melting psych. That’s just how we roll.
14. The Steals – All Coming Back
Lovely dream pop from a few years back.
15. Beach House – Lazuli
I wasn’t crazy about first single “Myth” so I’ve slept on this album. Then this track drew me back to the mothership.
16. Cloud – Childhood
This chillwave track sounds like it’s been playing in my head for years.
17. Post War Years – Glass House
Track of the week: glorious electro pop from the UK.
18. Diiv – Wait
Some nice shoegaze from new album Oshin (get it?) on Captured Tracks.
I think one of the bigger disappointments in my dad’s parenting life is his son’s (me) complete disinterest in sports. Soccer? Nope. Baseball? I could park myself in left field for an inning or two. Hockey? Sure, as an alternative to jail maybe. This is about to change. Toronto’s Sports have just finished polishing tracks with Noah Mintz (see Death From Above 1979, Broken Social Scene) for their upcoming album. Now I can say I like Sports and not be lying.
Living in Canada is pretty sweet.
What is it? Some of Canada’s greatest music acts “created and recorded” music in Canada’s most beautiful national parks. The music was captured and incorporated into thirteen films by top filmmakers.
Artists include Soundtrack2 faves such as:
- Members of Broken Social Scene and Apostle of Hustle
- Members of Constantines
- The Besnard Lakes (woo hoo!)
- Matt Mays
- Sebastien Grainger of Death From Above 1979
- Members of Godspeed You Black Emperor and Thee Silver Mt. Zion Orchestra
The films will be released next month. To whet our appetite, NPP has released this phenomenal trailer that demonstrates what the project’s all about.
More info on NPP (including loads more musicians who participated) can be found here. Can’t wait until March 19!
Dum Dum Girls, The Laurels, Wire, Music For Headphones, Stars & more
1. Dum Dum Girls – He Gets Me High
New track drops timeless power pop with a garage twist. Reminds me of classic Go-Go’s.
2. Dirty Beaches – Sweet 17
3. The Spyrals – Love Me Too
Organ-drenched dark psych.
4. The Laurels – Turn On Your Mind
Australians drop some heavy, going-up-the-Mekong drone rock.
5. The Sadies – Another Day Again
Hillbilly freakout from Canadian alt-country masters. This one’s off 2010’s Darker Circles. Check out their video using footage from The Hilarious House of Frightenstein.
6. Wire – Two Minutes
I love it when pioneers return to show the kids how it’s done. 120 seconds of post punk assault with spoken word off their newest, Red Barked Tree.
7. Shark? – Tiny Violin
Gun Club homage with more buzzsaw guitars: “My love is big, but my heart is small.”
8. Pale Saints – Time Thief
Quiet/loud shoegaze from The Comforts Of Madness.
9. The Dandy Warhols – Ride
Mighty wah-wah from Courtney & co’s first album. Is this a tribute to the band Ride?
10. The Avalanche – Throw Away The Rest
Melodic shoegaze from Norway.
11. Orange Blossom Flyover – Someone Like You
Moody, murky shoegaze from Massachusetts. Vocalist sounds like Badly Drawn Boy – moonlighting?
12. Mind Cinema – Lovesick High
Californians drop some dreamy mellow chillwave that builds brilliantly.
13. Music For Headphones – 123Go!!!
Motorik monster off the excellent Life.In.Mono EP.
14. Stars – Ageless Beauty
15. Speed Skating – Polar Bear
Near-epic hyper-melodic pop with a hint of mystery.
16. Death And Vanilla – Run Rabbit Run
Nice one by band with a clear love of Broadcast.
17. Low – Step
This intense, lovely tune’s from the brilliant The Great Destroyer. Their new album is coming out soon, and they’ve got a track available on their site.
18. Lanterna – Collossus
Heavy, slow strummed guitar for three-plus minutes. That’s all you get, so just let it in.
19. Sleep Party People – A Dark God Heart
Lullabye for the weary time traveller. Pick this one up here.
Ringo Deathstarr, Chapterhouse, Dead Leaf Echo, Spotlight Kid, Husky Rescue & more
Non-stop shoegaze anthems turn sweet and lovely. Sorta.
1. Ringo Deathstarr – Imagine Hearts
Shoegaze funk off Colour Trip. If the new album has more like this, I’m sold.
2. Husky Rescue – Fast Lane
Groovy indie pop with bursts of guitar. Grab it on their latest Ship Of Light.
3. Maikotobranco – Hello, Goodbye
4. Simon Says No! – See Me Through
Dark garage from Oslo band. Check out their self-titled debut.
5. Loomer – Rocket Fuzz
6. Catherine Wheel – Free Of Mind
Sinister beauty off of 30 Century Man. Tracks like this make me consider doing a Catherine Wheel podcast.
7. Spotlight Kid – All Is Real
Swervedriver-loving UK band swirl away to great effect.
8. Triángulo de Amor Bizarro – El Fantasma De La Transición
Spanish band delivers a noisier version of Broken Social Scene.
9. Mash – Rise
Will not do lazy band comparison….will not do lazy band comparison…glammy J-rock melts into downtempo groove then acoustic coda.
10. Dead Leaf Echo – Act Of Truth
Breathy dream pop that brings to mind Spandau Ballet‘s “True.” There, I said it…but it’s good.
11. Chapterhouse – Treasure
12. Motorifik – Secret Things
13. For A Minor Reflection – Flóð
Icelandic mellow post rock tune off the Rejkavik sampler comp. Big finish.
14. British Sea Power – Bear
New Zeus tune sounds like a classic mellow number of theirs: “How could you fall so far?” Then they take off.
15. My Bloody Valentine – Blown A Wish
Visitors from another planet touch down.