Posts Tagged ‘Catherine Wheel’

Sountrack2 Ep. 47: Rocket Fuzz

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

Heroic rock and roll, more indebted to Rush or Yes than The Velvet Underground. Blistering drums and guitar riffery. Shoegaze prog?

4. Simon Says No! – See Me Through

Dark garage from Oslo band. Check out their self-titled debut.

5. Loomer – Rocket Fuzz

Though named after a My Bloody Valentine song, I’m hearing Dinosaur Jr. and nods to The Wedding Present.

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

Still kicking myself that we missed this show. But maybe we’ll get it together for Ride‘s second coming.

12. Motorifik – Secret Things

Don’t dismiss this French band as mere Spector wall of sound pastiche. Love the textures over Go-Betweens melodies.

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.

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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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