Posts Tagged ‘chillwave’
The Jezabels, Bliss.City.East, The War On Drugs, Phantogram, Malajube & more
2. Malajube – Synesthésie
Also on the bill at the BL show. Great spacey pop tune, available for download off their site.
4. Spiritualized – Electricity
Playing Spectrum last week made me think of this – the first track Iever heard by Jason Pierce.
6. Bliss.City.East – I Like You
This Exposition track is a chilled shoegaze anthem in waiting.
7. Lavalsa – She Floats
Brazilian grungy greatness.
8. Trans Am – Carboforce
Words cannot describe how much these guys rock. Killer tension and release.
9. The Soft Moon – We Are We
Nihilism you can nod your head to.
10. Garbage – Supervixen
Risking my street cred a bit here, but I’ve been hearing lots of new stuff that sounds like this.
12. Phantogram – Don’t Move
Nice bit of dreamy electronic pop: “I’m not your paranoia…”
13. Warm Ghost – Once One
Abstract woozy chillwave from Brooklyn.
14. The War On Drugs – Come To The City
There are so many good tunes on Slave Ambient that I had to play a second track. Huge journeyman anthem.
15. Pressed And – Raid
From their page: “A complex interplay of primal effects and synth landscapes, rife with tension in a cascading sequence of loops and glowing drones.”
The Sunshine Factory, Panda Riot, Kathryn Calder, The Catherine Wheel, Blouse & more
1. The Waxwings – Clouded Over
Mod rock and roll starts us off. Sad this Detroit band is defunct.
2. Maikotobranco – Curtain
This scorcher sounds like a Japanese Kevin Shields fronting the Beatles.
3. The Sunshine Factory – Dive Dive
This band’s string of shoegaze singles continues to impress.
4. Sounds Like Sunset – Frequency
More guitar! Ozzie rocker that begs to be played loud.
5. Panda Riot – Serious Radical Girls
Cheers to Dean, and then Brian, for sending me this new shoegaze gem. We need more fresh stuff like this.
7. The House Of Love – Erosion
And now for some classics. Note: keep listening past the Brian Adams opening chords.
8. The Catherine Wheel – Crank
Chrome mid-tempo anthem.
9. Incan Abraham – Wailing Wall
New one that the S2 faves describe as psychedelic pop, due out October 12.
10. The Phoenix Foundation – Buffalo
Been sitting on this excellent track from the New Zealanders for too long.
11. Collider – Silos
Synthesizers guide this groovy shoegaze tune from July’s fine Vaede album.
12. Zoot Woman – Grey Day
Any ZW fans out there?
13. Blouse – Videotapes
Chillwave meets melodramatic dream pop on the streets of Portland. Fabulous.
14. Katheryn Calder – Who Are You?
15. Yawn – Sing Low
Slow but thumping chillwave off their Open Season album.
Headphone music for a cold, windy day.
17. Eau Claire – Freefall
Supergroup of sorts drops this gloomy but beautiful gem from 2005.
Crash City Saints, Miracle Fortress, Secret Colours, The Brother Kite, Deep Cut & more
1. Deep Cut – Makes Me Wanna
London crew kicks things off with some fist pumping rock and roll.
2. Crash City Saints – Fuck And Destroy
Chiming shoegaze that’s much sweeter than the title suggests.
3. Regina – Jos Et Sä Soita
They’re Finnish, but the sound is straight up groovy J-pop meets shoegaze.
4. Shelby – The Wait
Hooks aplenty on this indie rock tune. Just discovered them recently.
5. The Brother Kite – Death Ray
Shoegaze overload interspersed with great melodic vocals.
6. Christiana – Pretend
Tune from defunct Canadian band that somehow reminds me of a free ride down a seaside highway.
7. Skull Defekts – Fragrant Nimbus
8. Helium – Lady Of The Fire
Boston-based Matador 90s heroes drop some psych sitar from The Magic City.
9. Run Run Run – Drizzle
Great dark power pop out of LA.
10. Secret Colours – Follow The Drone
This is drone rock for BRMC fans. Bonus points for being from Chicago yet using English/Canadian spelling.
11. Shy – Shift
12. Jennifer Castle – Misguided
Beautiful, ethereal float-down-a-river experience from Castlemusic.
13. Efrim Menuck – Our Lady of Parc Extension and Her Munificent Sorrows
Godspeed mainman delivers a singalong from the planet Venus.
14. The Besnard Lakes – On Bedford and Grand
Last podcast I referenced them, so here’s the real deal from their first album. Fantastic.
15. Miracle Fortress – Seabird
Poppy chillwave meets Animal Collective with soul: “Somebody deliver the truth to me…”
16. Mode Moderne – Real Goths
Rainy day, 80s influenced chillwave out of Toronto. Lovely mood here and good lyrics: “I’ve got the body of a man who reads poetry…”
17. Seavault – Cornfields
Moody electronic drone pop tune out of the UK.
18. Loney Dear – Take My Hand
Near instrumental that would be perfect for the closing scene and credits of virtually any film. Surprised to learn these guys are Swedish and not Canadian.
Neon Indian, Ume, Frankie Rose, The Horrors, Morpheme & more
1. This Poison – Poised Over The Pause Button
2. The Bedflowers – Madly In Love With 25 People
Great 80s riff with sweet vocal melodies.
3. Selebrities – Can’t Make Up My Mind
4. Cut Off Your Hands – Hollowed Out
5. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Steel Daughter
More rocking tune from the Japanese edition of Belong.
6. Secret Shine – Way Too High
Cue the buzzing guitars, punchy bass, and Splenda choruses.
7. This Scarlet Train – Picture Frame
Love this shoegaze power pop ballad, very much in the style of…
8. Ride – Something’s Burning
Do you get a huge smile across your face every time a Ride song kicks in? I do. Especially with this rare track’s catchy, hopeful vibe.
9. Pale Saints – Throwing Back The Apple
A shoegaze rock and roll classic from In Ribbons.
10. Ume – Captive
Austin band’s latest track is post punk with a bit of Metric thrown in. Check their site for a link to the free download.
11. Frankie Rose – Soma
My fave cover from Stereogum’s very good Stroked covers album. Fits quite nicely here, if I must say.
12. Cave – Adam Roberts
Chicago band drops some driving psych motorik electronica. Is that a Farfisa I hear? Looking forward to Neverendless dropping Sept. 20.
13. The Horrors – Moving Further Away
They return with 8 minutes of Neu!-inspired loveliness. Another curveball from the ever-changing band, but works for me.
14. Morpheme – Red Dog
15. Teenage Sin Taste – Some Girls Are Darker Than Others
Music fit for wearing a trenchcoat and sunglasses, preferably at night. Cheers to WTSH for the tip.
16. Neon Indian – Fallout
Slowing it waaay down now. Preview of the dreamy chillwave coming out on next album Era Extraña.
17. Youth Lagoon – July
We’re continuing our tradition of ending with a massive tune, so prepare to be stirred with this one.