Posts Tagged ‘Crash City Saints’
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.
Ceremony, Yuck, Ghost/Light, Pavement, Coma Cinema & more
1. Spirit Spine – Ocean Of Sand
Driving, space psych starts us off. Part of the ambitious Glossalia concept album.
2. Ides Of Space – Way Out At Sea
Sydney heroes rock out on a track from 2004’s Sleeping Fractures.
3. Dear Eloise – Oh What A Day
Japanese band sets guitars on noise. Can’t make out what they’re singing, but it sounds great.
4. Ceremony – Not Tonight
Another great dose of 80s-inspired wailing guitar terror. This is off the Not Tonight EP, due out tomorrow.
5. Crash City Saints – Cough Syrup
Find this fevered noisy shoegaze power pop on the Returner EP, complete with the great vocal melody.
6. Cocteau Twins – In Our Angelhood
The ethereal ones go all post punk.
7. Ghost/Light – You Already Know
Though this track came out last year, I recently came across it and was hooked once I heard the vocals.
8. Yuck – Getaway
Online sensations behind “Georgia” channel their inner bar band. Not sure why, but it reminds me of Superchunk.
9. The Telewire – Quiet Satellite
Dreamy theme for a train journey. Is that Hooky on bass?
10. Pavement – Kennel District
Great midtempo rocker with the band’s unmistakable sound.
11. The Koolaid Electric Company – SOS Son Of Sam
Stoner drone overload. How is it that I never played these guys before? Love ’em.
12. [aftersun] – Goodbye
Been sitting on this psych tension and release epic for a while, but its time has come.
13. Imperial Teen – Alone In The Grass
90s indie rockers do 7+ minutes of krautrock and pedal insanity on 1999’s What Is Not To Love.
14. Moby – Be The One
Don’t judge this one until you’ve actually listened to its great claustrophic space pop. Has he been listening to Georgio Moroder? Available for free download on his site.
15. Coma Cinema – Her Sinking Sun
Slightly dreary dream pop tune off Blue Suicide, available for download on their site.
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