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Soundtrack2 Ep. 105: Greater Power

Lumerians, Stagnant Pools, Sunsplit, Airwaves, The Lassie Foundation & more.

The amount of amazing new tunes has slowed a little bit, so we’re playing some of the great stuff kicking around the iPod.

1.   Stagnant Pools – Dead Sailor
Walls of guitar by a band that is getting more essential with each new release.

2.   The Creakies – Arnold’s Song
Can’t remember the last time we’ve featured a Seattle band as good as these guys.

3.   The Poumons – Rock And Roll City
I’d always associated this band with the 90s Halifax Pop Explosion. But seems they’re from Windsor?

4.   The Clean – Drawing To A Hole
Flying Nun…that is all.

5.   Sunsplit – All I Want
Discovered this Autolux-like rock and roll band relatively recently. One of the many excellent tracks on Sing For Sunday.

6.   Neutral Milk Hotel – Ghost
Sublime, passionate indie rock taken from one of my fave albums of all time, In The Aeroplane, Over The Sea.

7.   Airwaves – Keys
Slowing it down a bit with some midtempo Brooklyn indie rock.

8.   Built To Spill – Carry The Zero
Fantastic songwriting, please meet smoking playing. Absolutely incendiary.

9.   The Raconteurs – Intimate Secretary
Not a typical band to feature for a S2 mix, but this is pretty trippy business.

10.  Chapterhouse – Greater Power
Overlooked Blood Music shoegaze anthem.

11.  Celeritas – Girl In The Garden
Curious track that sounds like Bob Pollard without ADD. Available on the Nebraska Popfest mixtape.

12.  The Lassie Foundation – Three Wheels
Sadly defunct band dropped this shoegaze nugget on Jetstreams a few years back.

13.  Guitar – Sine Waves
Gloomy and beautiful soundtrack to a rainy day. Vocals remind me of Kurt Heasley at his most detached…Lilys coming soon BTW.

14.  Maps – Elouise
I can’t help but return to the awesomeness of We Can Create: “Hypocrites can’t look me in the eye.”

15.  Caribou – I’ve Live On A Dirt Road All My Life
Fantastic floating-in-space electronic psychedelia.

16.  Quickspace – Coca Lola
This is all krautrock until you get to the gonzo chorus. It’ll get in ya.

17.  The Dandy Warhols – She Sells Sanctuary
This slamming Cult cover belonged in between these two songs.

18.  Lumerians – Track 1
There was no question this voodoo psych groove is our song of the week. Strongly recommend you drop it at a party and see what happens…

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Soundtrack2 Audiocast37: Pulses

The Octopus Project, Battles, Faunts, Wavves, Toro Y Moi & more.


If you choose blips and beats over guitars and drums, this audiocast is for you. We’ve put some recent and classic electronic favourites together into one mix.

It’s not beat-mixed. Didn’t have time but maybe I’ll do for the next electronic mix…

1. Faunts – Feel. Love. Thinking. Of.

Edmonton band gets things rolling with lovely electro pop off the album of the same name.

2. Toro Y Moi – Blessa

A pleasant afternoon stroll on another planet.

3. Caribou – Thistles And Felt

Love the guitar strumming over some chanting and beats. Off Up In Flames, but also check out his latest album.

4. Deep Dish – Awake Enough

This starts like the sunny electronica the duo is known for, but I included because of the layers of spacey synths.

5. Wavves – Cool Jumper

This tune defies any label and description. It doesn’t really fit anywhere so I thought I’d drop this crashing melodic assault here.

6. M83 – Run Into Flowers

Dreamy electronic bliss.

7. Tape Deck Mountain – On My Honor (Letting Up Despite Great Faults Remix)

“I swore I would stay.” Organs add to the urgent drama of the beats.

8. Popnoname – Hello Gorgeous (Terranova Remix)

Minimalist techno mystery Germany. Wait till the beat kicks in.

9. Moonstarr – Interplanetary Thoughts In Flight

Spacey electro off the excellent Dupont album. And the first track we’ve played to feature a vocoder!

10. Technasia – Force

A classic from a few years back. They have a new album out at the end of May.

11.  Jake Fairley – Mosquito

Noisy techno off 2005’s Touch Not The Cat. Former a member of Uncut, now goes by Fairmont.

12. Broadcast – Black Cat

A lyric in this song sums this band up perfectly to me: “Curiouser and curiouser.”

13. Battles – Leyendecker

Don’t really know what this is, but I like the dark mystery. Post-something?

14.  Neon Indian – Ephemeral Artery

Chromeo‘s evil twin from Austin via Brooklyn.

15. Ratatat – Mirando

Imagine Queen guitars over bouncy trip hop.

16. The Octopus Project – Ghost Moves

Bombastic anthem takes us home.

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