Posts Tagged ‘Electro Group’

Soundtrack2 Ep. 108: No Sense

Japandroids, Grooms, Bailterspace, The Flaming Lips, Beach House & more

Post War Years

1.   Japandroids – Continuous Thunder

Kicking things off with the closing track from Celebration Rock, referred to by Songs & Cigarettes as an album “ripped from your youth.” My take? “Heroes” for a new generation.

2.   Wyla – Fill In
This band continues to impress on the solid Night Fits album. Love the Autolux vibe here.

3.   Electro Group – Green Machine
Stunner from the Lifter/Green Machine EP that has the intensity of the great Bailterspace. Wouldn’t it be great if they came out with some new music?

4.   Swervedriver – The Birds
On a bit of a late-period kick for some classic shoegaze bands. This one’s from 1998’s excellent Ejector Seat Reservation.

5.   Grooms – Dreamsucker
Some hyper Brooklyn rock and roll.

6.   Eternal Summers – Wonder
Propulsive power pop out of Virginia.

7.   Cookie Duster – Two Feet Stand Up
Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene leads a new crew to higher heights on When Flying Was Easy.

8.   Ride – Gonna Be Alright
More late period Britpop goodness off overlooked Tarantula.

9.   Bailterspace – No Sense
New music from this seminal New Zealand dark shoegaze band. Cool to see they didn’t ape their old style.

10.  Grave Babies – Fuck Off
An atmospheric, reverb-drenched anthem off Gothdammit.

11.  Pontiak – Royal Colors
Switching gears from trenchcoats to brain melting psych. That’s just how we roll.

12.  The Flaming Lips – Children Of The Moon (feat. Tame Impala)
Peeling back the onion that is the The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends. So excited to hear some new TI tunes!

13.  Ombre – Cara Falsa
Pitchfork tells me this band consists of Julianna Barwick and Helado Negro. Plus their Believe You Me album is on the way.

14.  The Steals – All Coming Back
Lovely dream pop from a few years back.

15.  Beach House – Lazuli
I wasn’t crazy about first single “Myth” so I’ve slept on this album. Then this track drew me back to the mothership.

16.  Cloud –  Childhood
This chillwave track sounds like it’s been playing in my head for years.

17.  Post War Years – Glass House
Track of the week: glorious electro pop from the UK.

18.  Diiv – Wait
Some nice shoegaze from new album Oshin (get it?) on Captured Tracks.

19.  A Dancing Beggar – Stars Bring Us Closer (Franz Kirmann remix)
A slow build, but the atmosphere on this remix just transported me.

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Soundtrack2 Ep. 66: Figurine

The Vandelles, The Twilight Sad, P.S. Eliot, Moonbell, Low & more.

Photo by Phil Askew, www.luminouslives.com

1.   Working For A Nuclear Free City – Eighty Eight

Felt the need to start off with a stunner, but nothing new turned my crank. Dug up this rock and roll from Businessmen & Ghosts.

2.   Skywave – Angela’s An Angel

Noisy assault from a fantastic, overlooked band.

3.   Electro Group – Manimal

Distorted, bass-heavy rock and roll in the vein of Autolux.

4.   Headless Horseman – Wavlngth

From last October, this indie curio has a certain swing that moves me. Check it out on RCRD LBL.

5.   P.S. Eliot – Watch On Mute

Short, punky rock and roll off Sadie, their new EP which they’ve made available for download here. I’ve liked this band for some time, but haven’t found many tracks that I love yet.

6.   Seapony – Dreaming

Sarah Records revival! Damn catchy.

7.   Dum Dum Girls – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Smiths covers are tricky, especially with a signature tune like this one. But they pull it off on this one from He Gets Me High.

8.   Matthew CH Tong – Present And Correct

Bloc Party dude holes up in a studio by himself. Great Buzzcocks vibe here, although it took me a while to get into this. Also from RCRD LBL.

9.   Young Adults – Campfires

From November’s Black Hole, this is a great, dense instrumental.

10.  Tjutjuna – Rise # Set

Over nine minutes of pedal-to-the-medal space rock. Watch these guys.

11.  Woodsman – Serfer

Great, abstract indie rock.

12.  The Vandelles – My Time

Their new Summer Fling EP inspired the photo for this week’s post. Kinda surf-y, but with a lot more going on.

13.  Moonbell – Figurine

Off the EP of the same name, this band puts out wonderful, sluggish psych tunes.

14.  The Upsidedown – Dutchess Of York

Clearly fans of Jason Pierce and Brian Jonestown Massacre, this one was off their debut Trust Electricity. This track also unintentionally gave the mix a Royal Wedding tie-in!

15.  The Twilight Sad – And She Would Darken The Memory

Desolate, gripping classic off their first album Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters. Great use of noise.

16.  Cowboy Junkies – Lay It Down

Not a band we’d normally feature here, but this tracks has a great mellow, psych edge that sets the next song up perfectly.

17.  Low – Nothing But Heart

Crunchy, Neil Young guitar starts us off, then this gem just floats upwards. Nice to see Low, with their new album C’mon, reminding us how music = passion.

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