Posts Tagged ‘Collider’

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. 64: Rave On, Full On

SIANspheric, Collider, exlovers, Monster Movie, A Sunny Day in Glasgow & more

Photo by Phil Askew, www.luminouslives.com

1.   Monster Movie – 1950da

Classic off To The Moon gives us just enough glammy, noisy rock and roll to get started. These guys are still putting out some good stuff.

2.   exlovers – Blowing Kisses

New UK shoegazy pop for the toe tappers.

3.   Beach! – Summertime

Sundrenched surf rock explosion available for free on their Bandcamp. “See the sun for miles…”

4.   Hurt Valley – I’m An Avalanche

“Transmission!” Love this nervy Californian indie pop. I can somehow picture Bowie demolishing this one. Also can be picked up gratis on their BC.

5.   SIANspheric – Rave On, Full On

Skyward shoegaze noise rock from Toronto. Get it on the mighty There’s Always Someplace You’d Rather Be. Bonus points to anyone who can make out a lyric.

6.   Weird Era – Garage Honeymoon

Utter noise assault that breaks into a groove. Listen close.

7.   Thee Piatcions – Singapore Mon Amour

Psych biker rock from Italy?

8.   Rollerskate Skinny – One Thousand Couples

The inimitable noise rock geniuses destroy this one from Horsedrawn Wishes.

9.   Eins, Zwei Orchestra – Self Taught/Non-traditionally Educated

Interesting space rock from bizarre band that appear to be Dutch.

10.  Collider – Mono

Synth velvet refrains, meet snakey choruses. Great indie pop available free from their Bandcamp.

11.  The High Violets – Chinese Letter (Ulrich Schnauss Remix)

Watching this documentary on Ulrich inspired me to dig up this gem from Satellite Remixes. Love how this just washes over you.

12.  A Sunny Day In Glasgow – Drink Drank Drunk

Americans bring out some nice lushness with electronic breakbeats.

13.  Raliegh Moncrief – Lament For Morning

Cool chopped up vocal sample sets a nice, mellow-but-slightly-claustrophobic mood. Another one that you can pick up on his BC.

14.  Religious To Damn – Drifter

Windswept midtempo pop with great icy vocals.

15.  Loop Garou – Sweet Dreams My Rajkumari

Danish dream pop from their 2009 EP available free via MySpace.

16.  Still Corners – History Of Love

MS page describes them as “Looking for a sunset bird in winter.” Beats what I was going to write.

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