Posts Tagged ‘Broken Social Scene’

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 Audiocast14: Shadowproof

Radio Dept., Sciflyer, Archers of Loaf, A Place to Bury Strangers, Memory Cassette & more

New Radio Dept.! New Radio Dept.! New Radio Dept.!

In other news, lots of other great bands putting out good stuff that is rocking my ‘phones. Liked the way this one came together, but I’m pretty biased.

Check out Soundtrack2 Audiocast14 here.

1.   Averkiou – Give ‘Em What He Wants

Light shoegaze pop kicks things off with great guitar and a bit of Death Cab influence on the vocal. This one’s off the Floridians’ Throwing Sparks album.



2.  Apostle of Hustle – How To Defeat A More Powerful Enemy
Off their new Eats Darkness album, AOH continues to fly the flag for Broken Social Scene‘s skewed take on indie rock.

3.   Sciflyer – Like An Ion

Droney slice of downtempo rock and roll from San Francisco changes things up a bit.

4.   Maribel – Ecstatic

Love the bright multi-tracked vocal with ringing guitars. “Ecstatic” indeed – turn it up! Off the Norweigan band’s Aesthetics album.

5.   Archers of Loaf – Toast

Re-discovered Icky Mettle and realized that their righteous wallop was perfect for Soundtrack2. This near-instrumental’s a bit weirder than their usual stuff, but I dig it.

6.   Autohaze – Shadowproof

Is that John Cale on the mic? Probably not, but this is a cool one off the Australian band’s Mild Steel Flat album.

7.   Collapse Under The Empire – Quiet Dimension

Off Systembreakdown, some Halloween-style piano builds towards a full-on finale.

8.   A Place To Bury Strangers – To Fix The Gash In Your Head (Peter Holmstrom Remix)

Love Holmstrom’s – of the Dandy Warhols no less – ultraviolent industrial funk for APTBS from a few months back.

9.   Ceremony – Dull Life

Off Disappear, this one’s been passed over for past audiocasts, but no longer. Very, very good. Props to Built On A Weak Spot.

10.  Abe Vigoda – Don’t Lie

Peculiar track but a real grower. Plus any band with a member who sports a Phantom of the Opera t-shirt on their MySpace page is sure to offer a unique perspective.

11.  Ride – All I Can See

Classic cut of hazy psych pop from Smile.

12.  Radio Dept. – David

Intriguing new single from a great band. Can’t wait for this record to drop.

13.  Windy & Carl – Snow Covers Everything

ST2 goes all post rock with this track off Songs For the Broken Hearted. Too mellow?

14.  Guitar – Just Like Honey

Holy crap is this an amazing mash of noise, rock & roll and beats. Why didn’t I discover this until now?

15.  Memory Cassette – Surfin

A bit of Cocteau blended into this nice dreamy track. Swedish? No – from Joisey.

16.  Basement Apartment – Vegas Streets

Indie pop goodness for driving on a sunny day. Don’t see the Vegas bit though…feels more like Chicago.

17.  Cut City – My Hands Are Bloody

From February’s fantastically-named Nacissus Can Wait 12″, Cut City rains all over the parade with some noisy, moody guitars.

18.  DulceSky – White Fields

Going out in style with this veteran band. Don’t know much about ’em – other stuff good too?

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Soundtrack2 Audiocast13: Space Is The Place

Deerhunter, Crystal Stilts, Jason Lytle, Yppah, Bizarre & more

Warning: the latest SD2 mix has absolutely nothing to do with Sun Ra’s classic 1974 song and movie.

Why call it Space Is the Place? Well, the tracks feel like they could soundtrack any number of amazing films involving space.

And yes, I did see the new Star Trek last weekend.

Check out Soundtrack2 Audiocast13 here.

1.   Broken Social Scene Presents Brendan Canning – Hit the Wall

Only discovered this track recently and it hits like a rush of hypnotic sugar.

2.   Deerhunter – Disappearing Ink

New-ish track off the Rainwater Cassette Exchange EP propels us through the atmosphere.

3.   Constantines – Hard Feelings

Been sitting on this one for a bit, but it fits nicely here. A new one of their Kensington Heights record. Nice weird countermelody.

4.   Gospel Gossip – Revolutions In Physics

A bit post-punky but dig the dreamy hopefulness.

5.   800Beloved – The Skeleton Collection

The love song? 80s-style moody pop goodness. MySpace photo definitely not who I pictured.

6.   Family Cat – Pass Away

Actual 80s/90s band delivers a great slice of indie garage pop.

7.   Crystal Stilts – Love Is A Wave

Two minutes and one second couldn’t be better.

8.   Computer Perfection – The Fool Is Hurt

Brilliant, brilliant track that only would make perfect sense in another galaxy. Thank you, Chromewaves.

9.   Yppah – Cannot See Straight

Just cruisin’.

10.  Lansing-Dreiden – An Effect Of The Night

Curious band out of NYC gives a skewed take on a spaced-out melody.

11.  Nova Saints – Sugar Coated

Ride-influenced shoegaze outfit brings us back down to Earth a bit.

12.  Jason Lytle – Yours Truly, The Commuter

Grandaddy, where have you been? Props to Kevin for pointing out Jason’s awesome solo track.

13.  Enright House – Darkwave = MC Squared

Dream pop from beyond the pale. It’s available for free download from their site. I got it from the mighty SXSW torrent.

14.  Magnetic Morning – Cold War Kids

Surveying the lunar landscape? BTW I’m ashamed it took us 13 epidodes to finally play music by the singer/guitarist from Swervedriver and drummer from Interpol.

15.  Fight Bite – Swissex Lover

The spacewalk? Pensive ballad from Texas band.

16.  Bizarre – Pearshell Fairy

Killer epic 90s shoegaze from a band I’ve just gotten into recently. More please!

17.  Satin Gum – No We Are Not Naming Our Kids After Ikea Products

Pittsburgh crew brings some spaced-out yet poppy rock  & roll. Hard to pin down but really, really good. Sat on this for a bit, but thanks MML.

18.  Dosh – If You Want To, You Have To

The action sequence. A fantastic instrumental with a lot going on. Props to Stereogum.

19.  Experimental Aircraft – Seasick

Epilogue. Moody mid-tempo number from Austin crew.

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