Posts Tagged ‘Disappears’

Soundtrack2 Ep. 95: Replicate

Disappears, Lower Dens, Stagnant Pools, Blonde Redhead, Deep Cut & more

Photo by Phil Askew, luminouslives.com

An online breach at our host meant this week’s mix is about a week behind. The tracks are still blistering, but the newer ones are – well, less new than usual.

What music are you digging these days?

1.   The History Of Colour TV – I Knew It Was Wrong But I Did It Anyway
Dramatic opening chord gives way to shoegaze pop goodness.

2.   Deep Cut – Decision Time (Electric Loop Orchestra remix)
Motorik space pop by former member of Revolver.

3.   White Rabbits – Heavy Metal
Chillwave funk with fabulous stabs of guitar.

4.   Florence + The Machine – No Light No Light (Spector Ryan Gosling Remix)
I haven’t loved F+TM, but this production brings texture and a bit of drama, kind of like Austra. Not too familiar with the remixer, but sounds like that should change.

5.   The Naked And The Famous – No Way
There’s freezing rain outside, but there are signs it’s letting up.

6.   Now, Now – School Friends
Great new track from this wistful band. You can’t help but hang on the singer’s every word. Look for it in March on new album Threads.

7.   Sea Oleena – Swimming Story
Like an illicit nighttime dip in a candle-lit pool. Captivating. And from Canada!

8.   The Nocturnes – Grandmother Make A Steeple
Lovely track that sounds a bit like Chris Isaak and Pink Floyd. This is one of many gems on Aokigahara.

9.  Conduits –  Top Of The Hill
Omaha represent! Can’t wait to hear more from this band.

10.  Disappears – Replicate
Boom! They’re back. Praise them…that is all.

11.  Fields Of Industry – The Sum
Track from a few years back that needed to be heard.

12.  Lower Dens – Brains
Second return to form this episode! Love this dense, tense track as it speeds towards an uncertain ending. “Don’t be a friend…”

13.  Stephen Paul Smoker – Green City
Fabulously weird psych blues.

14.  R.M. Hendrix – Last Year’s Hopes Are Playing Through The Wall
Engrossing swirling psychedelia.

15.  Stagnant Pools – Consistency
Track of the week.  If you need a shot of slacker shoegaze rock and roll, look no further.

16.  Asalto al Parque Zoológico – Warn You
Still carrying the flame for the classic shoegaze sound!

17.  HEHFU – Come Home
Short burst from the Come Home EP.

18.  Blonde Redhead – Big Song
Sometimes, choruses need only consist of one vowel.

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Soundtrack2 Ep. 57: No More Canyons

The Dust Mice, Asobi Seksu, Disappears, James Blake, Young Galaxy & more

More great new music that needs to be heard.

1.   //orangenoise – On The Run

Glammy, high energy garage from Karachi. The excellent //voracious EP is available for free download on Bandcamp.

2.   The Vanity Press – Common Girls

Glorious Swervedriver-influenced shoegaze from “Satan-tonio,” Texas.

3.   Figurehead – Idiot Savant

From NW Shoegazing’s awesome Vibrato 11.01 compilation, this Pinion track delivers full-on, rock and roll shoegaze.

4.   Disappears – Halo

Propulsive rock and roll with a dose of krautrock from their great new Guider album.

5.   Lower Heaven – Firearms

Now we enter the drone zone. One of the many nice cuts off their Today Is All We Have record. Note not to confuse this band with Lower Dens, as I did at first.

6.   The Vacant Lots – Confusion

With a wink at vintage Brian Jonestown Massacre, love this psych cut from the New Englanders.

7.   Voyageurs – Black Forest

Murky trip into the night from the brilliantly-titled Alien Iverson.

8.   Asobi Seksu – Trails (Deerhoof remix)

Tense, cut up re-interpretation of the beautiful Flourescence track.

9.   Young Galaxy – We Have Everything

I know what you’re thinking: will we play every song off their new Shapeshifting record? Well…if they’re all this good, we make no promises.

10.  Blouse – Shadow

80’s inspired electropop that you can wrap yourself up in. Pick it up on their Bandcamp.

11.  Illogical Time Concerns – Fight Till You’re Right

San Franciscans piece together an addictive lo-fi tune on their Neu Symbols EP, available on Bandcamp. Not to be confused with this Beastie Boys classic.

12.  The Dust Mice – Sun Will Shine

Very impressed with this UK band’s Sun Will Shine EP (bandcamp). Check out the classic dream pop on this title track.

13.  jj – I’m The One / Money On My Mind

Had this great chillwave tune kicking around for a while. This has got to be the shortest song that has two names separated by a slash.

14.  Tearjerker – Best

Released on last November’s Strangers, I love the melody over the swollen, distorted bass.

15.  James Blake – Wilhelms Scream

Hard to define this one – space age R&B? Just wonderful.

16.  Quiet Lights – No More Canyons

Building intensity from Brooklyn.

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