Posts Tagged ‘chillwave’

Video: Toronto Tempo featuring Clams Casino

This is where I live. Stunning time-lapse video.

Featuring Clams Casino‘s gorgeous “I’m God,” as featured on Soundtrack2 Ep. 70.

Toronto Tempo from Ryan Emond on Vimeo.

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Soundtrack2 Ep. 85: Electricity

The Jezabels, Bliss.City.East, The War On Drugs, Phantogram, Malajube & more

Photo by Phil Askew, luminouslives.com

1.   The Besnard Lakes – And This Is What We Call Progress
Last week’s show at Toronto’s Lee’s Palace was mindblowing. Here’s the song they opened with.

2.   Malajube – Synesthésie
Also on the bill at the BL show. Great spacey pop tune, available for download off their site.

3.   The Jezabels – Endless Summer
Ringing shoegaze guitar with classic pop songcraft. Reminds me of LoveLikeFire.

4.   Spiritualized – Electricity
Playing Spectrum last week made me think of this – the first track Iever heard by Jason Pierce.

5.   Duffy & The Doubters – Sorry Mom My Brain Is Dumb
Garage pop from Duffy of Ladyhawk.

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.

11.  Austra – Spellwork (Young Galaxy Remix)
YG channeling their inner New Order.

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.”

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Soundtrack2 Ep. 83: Curtain

The Sunshine Factory, Panda Riot, Kathryn Calder, The Catherine Wheel, Blouse & more

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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.

6.   Honey – Nowhere Floating
This new track already seems like a familiar classic. Cool vocals…almost like a world-weary Alex Turner.

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?

Undisputed song of the week off Bright and Vivid, due out later this month. Here the New Pornographer sounds like Kate Bush gone clubbing.

15.  Yawn – Sing Low

Slow but thumping chillwave off their Open Season album.

16.  Mint Julep – Aviary (Mogwai remix)

Headphone music for a cold, windy day.

17.  Eau Claire – Freefall

Supergroup of sorts drops this gloomy but beautiful gem from 2005.

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Soundtrack2 Ep. 79: Misguided

Crash City Saints, Miracle Fortress, Secret Colours, The Brother Kite, Deep Cut & more

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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

Half-sung, half-spoken menacing punk noise with a frightening middle part. This is Iggy Pop meets Sonic Youth.

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

California midtempo shoegaze that brings to mind both Archers Of Loaf and Swervedriver.

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.

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Soundtrack2 Ep. 77: Something’s Burning

Neon Indian, Ume, Frankie Rose, The Horrors, Morpheme & more

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1.   This Poison – Poised Over The Pause Button

Off the coveted CD86 compilation, this is the missing link between Josef K and The Wedding Present: “With a pen in my hand a glint in my eye, I wrote that stupid note…” Brilliant drumming too.

2.   The Bedflowers – Madly In Love With 25 People

Great 80s riff with sweet vocal melodies.

3.   Selebrities – Can’t Make Up My Mind

Don’t be fooled by the Cindi Lauper opening. This Delusions track has some icy dark undertones and a lovely Peter Hook-style bass at the chorus.

4.   Cut Off Your Hands – Hollowed Out

New track that recalls Echo & the Bunnymen or even Simple Minds. Off their album Hollow, this track also has a huge chorus fit for a John Hughes movie.

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

Dean Garcia’s latest dose of dark, dense and crunching electronic shoegaze. If you like Curve and SPC ECO, check this out right away.

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.

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