Posts Tagged ‘Dive’

Soundtrack2 Ep. 101: Lie Awake

The Dandy Warhols, Arc In Round, Yuck, The Auteurs, Flavor Crystals & more

 

1.   Terror At Tampa Bay – Indigo Cabana

Getting started with a bit of a buried treasure from 1988.

2.   Arches – Enough
Meshes nicely with some Philly psych pop, recorded some 25 years later.

3.   Dive – Geist
Another week, another great psych/shoegaze band on Captured Tracks.

4.   The Auteurs – Light Aircraft On Fire
The Britpoppers’ track  popped up on my iPod recently, and I fit in its glammy fuzz here.

5.   Is/Is – Lie Awake
Love how this simple grungy shoegaze track just washes over you.

6.   Yuck – Chew
Band de jour appear to channel Smashing Pumpkins on their latest single.

7.   The Dandy Warhols – Slide
Not necessarily a full return to form, but nice to see deep tracks like this on their latest, This Machine.

8.   The Janitors – Long Way Back
Slamming dark shoegaze psych out of Sweden. I actually thought this was Starflyer 59 at first. Can’t believe it took me so long to play!

9.   Still Caves – Rainy Beach
Portland representing twice this week, but this one trumps The Dandys in the drone psych department. Love the screaming chorus.

10.  The Jesus and Mary Chain – Catchfire
Just announced: They’re coming. To Toronto. August 3, 2012.

11.  Black Market Karma – The Way It Was
This London psych band has tons of great tunes like this on their latest, Comatose.

12.  Boy – Up In This Town
An oldie…haven’t heard much from this Yukon boy since 2004’s pretty slamming Every Page You Turn album.

13.  The Laurels – Tidal Wave
Dig yourself some punchy Australian shoegaze.

14.  Arc In Round – Hallowed
Nice change up in the form of some baroque, Pink Floyd-style psych. Apparently Kurt Vile plays on this one.

15.  Flavor Crystals – Mirror Chop
Hm, whatever can this song be about? Read Nile Rodgers excellent biography if you’re still in the dark. In other news, the murky voodoo here is getting me really psyched for Three.

16.  I Can Chase Dragons! – From The Valley To The High Ground
Weird but wonderful chillwave from the interesting Expansión.

17.  The Consoliation Project – We Are Staring In The Sun
The prolific Ron Cavagnaro knows how to arrange a dream pop stunner.

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Soundtrack2 Ep. 92: On Impulse

Tokyo Shoegazer, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Menkena, Reina Republicana, Lilys & more

Photo by Phil Askew, luminouslives.com

It’s 2012! Let’s get to it.

1.   Buddha On The Moon – Coastal Hwys
Killer Houston shoegaze off the well-named Stratospheric album.

2.   Swirlies – San Christobal De La Casas
Stone cold crunchy shoegaze classic from a criminally overlooked band.

3.   The Boo Radleys – Take The Time Around
Giant Steps anthem, complete with the weird cut out in the middle. You should check out what that part looks like in WAV form. A hidden message?

4.   Tokyo Shoegazer – Just Alright
There are walls of guitar, and then there are wall of guitar. Very nice.

5.   Lilys – The Hermit Crab
Another gem from Eccsame The Photon Band which nicely documents their shift from In The Presence Of Nothing shoegaze to the mod-pop The 3 Way. BTW Kurt, if you’re listening: new album please? It’s been six years!

6.   The Domino State – For Now
This London band sounds like a more blissed out version of Dears.

7.   Violet Age – Caledonia
Some nice dream rock out of Vancouver.

8.   We Were Promised Jetpacks – Act On Impulse
Intense, glorious rock and roll off In The Pit Of The Stomach. “We died alone…”

9.   Dive – Reverberation
Full on midtempo Japanese shoegaze from 2003’s Freeze Frame.

10.  Tearwave – Nothing’s Wrong
Slowdive-indebted ethereal pop tune from apparently defunct band.

11.  The Fauns – Cool Stuff (Mastermind Mix)
Very nice dream pop offered as a free download at the end of the year. More please!

12.  Engineers – Twenty Paces (A Shoreline Dream remix)
I loved their two previous records, but it took some time for To An Evergreen to speak to me.  Lovely futuristic sound on this track.

13.  Menkena – Rocketships
Great buildup – from dusty roads to the deepest reaches of space. One of the many great tracks on With You I’ll Travel.

14.  Reina Republicana – Verano
The track of the week comes from Pamplona, Spain. Great electronic synths during the verses explode into orchestrated choruses.

15.  Eleventhfloorrecords – Jassafraine
Nice Swedish electronic dream pop that I’ve wanted to drop for a while.

16.  Narrow Sparrow – Moon Temple
Every so often there’s a track that doesn’t really fit anywhere. So why not put it at the end of a mix?

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