Posts Tagged ‘Curve’

Soundtrack2 Ep. 77: Something’s Burning

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

Photo by Phil Askew, luminouslives.com

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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Soundtrack2 Ep. 60: Revert Time

The Joy Formidable, Loop, Asobi Seksu, Firesuite, Youngteam & more

1.   Heavy Ghost– Lucid

70s crime show bass kicks thing off, combined with washes of shoegaze-y guitar. Turn it up LOUD. Me likey!

2.   Drop – Drone 1

90s UK band does quiet/loud just a shade or two darker than Ride. You can pick this up on 1992’s Within And Beyond.

3.   Loop – Collision

Now we’ve just entered your crazy older brother’s Camaro. And he’s got that funny look in his eye again. This comes up on the car stereo, and he hits the gas.

4.   Sex Church – Mistaken

Blistering 7+ minute sonic devastation. Complete rock and roll overload. Wish the rest of this BC band’s latest EP was like this.

5.   Youngteam – Northern Star

If there was a sh0egaze version of Led Zep‘s “When The Levee Breaks,” this would be it.

6.   Curve – Horror Head

Curve has always had their own sound: a kind of ethereal shoegaze with guitars and circa 1990 drum machine. And if you like this, you’ll LOVE SPC ECO, produced by Dean. Actually I may prefer SPC ECO…gasp!

7.   Heaven – Colors In The Whites Of Your Eyes

Broolkyn spacey pop.

8.   First Love, Last Rites – Slow Wind

Sweet noisy pop in the TPOBPAH vein, with a technicolor shoegaze chorus.

9.   Ports Of Call – Fadophobia

Can’t put my finger who they sound like on this track…Kitchens of Distinction maybe?

10.  Cranes – Reverie

Groovy America-like strumming at the beginning gives way to noisy electric guitars. Can’t believe this band is English – could have sworn the singer sounded Japanese!

11.  The Joy Formidable – The Greatest Light Is  The Greatest Shade

Looks like the UK is owning this week’s mix, and TJF is the North Wales representative. This comes from their excellent latest record, The Big Roar.

12.  Asobi Seksu – Coming Up

Another new one from this band’s Flourescence record. Struck by how weird is that AS now sounds like S2 faves Young Galaxy.

13.  Firesuite – Amity

Transcendant space rock from yet another UK band, with beautiful harmonies that build towards a dramatic ending.

14.  Folie Adieu – Casino

Kansas representing on this great drone/dream pop tune.

15.  The Delfields – Julie Jupiter

Beautiful dream pop with heavy guitars that Luna fans would dig. And the great choruses drive towards a fantastic dash to the finish line. This came out last year, but can’t find much band info on the Web.

16.  36 – Revert Time

Haunting, trippy tune based around a single chord that increases in volume as the vocalist endorses defying physics. Goodnight, wherever you are.

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