Posts Tagged ‘Catherine Wheel’
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.
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