Posts Tagged ‘Electronic’
It’s such a cliché. Guy/gal starts music site, has a blast for a few years with music (s)he loves, then folds up the tent.
Usually a bunch of reasons are given. There’s also some sort of commitment to keep active in music as a fan. A big thanks is given to all those who read or listened.
Sound familiar? Well, you’re not going to get that here. Yes, the words above holds true for me – especially the thank you part. Honestly, thanks for reading and subscribing to the podcast.
But instead I’m going to make this about you. And music.
If you love music, what are you doing about it?
Are you going to shows? Are you supporting your favourite artists financially? Is your closet stuffed with t-shirts from too many merch tables? Are you actually making music yourself?
Do you share your passion with your friends? Family? People you work with? Strangers?
If you answered NO to any of these questions, then…think. Ask yourself why. Then ask why not?
Now it’s time for Soundtrack2 to sign off.
Japandroids, Grooms, Bailterspace, The Flaming Lips, Beach House & more
1. Japandroids – Continuous Thunder
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.
8. Ride – Gonna Be Alright
More late period Britpop goodness off overlooked Tarantula.
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.
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.
A Place To Bury Strangers, Stars, Grizzly Bear, Wild Eyes, Glass Vaults & more
Lots of strong new releases this week. Not to mention that two of the featured bands have the word “wild” in them.
1. Dan Deacon – Lots
Absolutely slamming new anthem starts the party. Download on his site.
2. Young Galaxy – Youth Is Wasted On The Young
Seems with every new release, this band steps further into the 1980s. Not that that’s a bad thing.
4. Wild Nothing – Shadow
I can see this fictional airbrushed, longing music video playing in my head.
6. She’s So Rad – Rockin’ Back Inside My Heart
Shimmering chillwave and vivid choruses make this the track of the week.
7. Wheat Fields – Heaven Is A Place Where Nothing Ever Happens
Some beautifully wistful dream pop.
8. Grizzly Bear – Sleeping Ute
Can’t say many other GB tunes stood out for me, but this latest folk electric psych single is just riveting.
11. Exitmusic – The Sea
A mysterious quiet/loud mini epic.
12. Amen Dunes – Bedroom Drum
Through Donkey Jaw track that I can’t stop listening to.
13. Glass Vaults – Into Clear
Prodding, almost ambient drifting tune that builds to an amazing finale. Was a little slow to realize how awesome this track is.
15. Broken Water – Drown
Fantastic, primal drone psych out of Olympia.
16. Black Night Crash – Baby It’s You
This new shoegaze track off the excellent Drawn Out Days has been driving me nuts. This singer sounds exactly like someone else, but I’m at a loss. Can somebody help?
17. Six Organs Of Admittance – Waswasa
Sometimes you just have to shred. This new Ascent track embodies glorious rock and roll abandon.
18. Wild Eyes – Ride
Chugging motorik shoegaze? Check.
19. Pagiins – I Don’t Feel Anything
The surfers head to the biker bar for an after party.
20. A Place To Bury Strangers – Revenge
Good to hear this band continue scorching the earth on their latest Worship.
Crocodiles, Handsome Furs, Here We Go Magic, Garbage, pacificUV & more
Things are heating up.
1. Here We Go Magic – How Do I Know
Starting with a fix of glorious twee indie pop.
2. Crocodiles – Endless Flowers
Lots of well-deserved buzz about this shoegaze garage band. Looking forward to release of Endless Flowers next month.
3. Zero Toy – Michael
Gotta love the reverb on the guitar here. Gimme L.A. indie rock!
4. Stagnant Pools – Nothing To Do
Submerged shoegaze off Real Lies.
7. 2PPM – Movies Without Sound
Sounds like a jam session at 3 a.m. in an abandoned warehouse. Their moniker stands for “two people playing music.”
8. Monoland – Alba
Classic shoegaze sound from Manouva.
10. The New Year – The Block That Doesn’t Exist
Neurotic lo-fi of the billiantly-named Newness Ends album.
11. Meat Puppets – Severed Goddess Hand
I’ve been wanting to play this Too High To Die song here for years. Enjoy the sunburnt psych funk.
12. Damien Jurado – Reel To Reel
Second track we’ve played from the sublime and soulful Maraqopa.
13. Airiel – Funerals
More stratospheric shoegaze from latest EP Kid Games.
16. Ladyhawke – Black, White and Blue (All Saints basement session)
Nice groovy pop track with bouncy chorus.
17. School Of Seven Bells – When You Sing
Lose yourself in this monster Ghost Story track.
18. Handsome Furs – Dead + Rural
Chrome Waves tells me this Wolf Parade spinoff has called it a day. Here’s a fitting farwell. On a related note, it appears that Dan Boeckner has a new band with Britt Daniel of Spoon and Sam Brown of New Bomb Turks.
The Megaphonic Thrift, The Golden Filter, Odio Paris, Keith Canisius, This Love Is Deadly & more
1. This Love Is Deadly – Sweet Dependency
Starting things off with adrenaline-fuelled distorted glammy rock and roll with a 90s bent. Their self-titled new album is out and it’s solid.
2. Highlands – Railroad
Love the intro/chorus of this drone-y footstomper.
3. Constantines – Young Lions
A stunner from the Canadian band’s excellent Shine A Light album.
5. Presents For Sally – We Always Smile Sweeter
Driving mini-anthem from the UK.
6. The Sunshine Factory – Can’t Be Found (Falling Down)
You know when a song’s so good you’re sure you heard it somewhere before? When that ringing guitar kicks in on this track, you’ll know what I mean.
7. Go For Gold – A Way Of Changing
Not my usual thing, but the harmonies used by this Danish band during the choruses hit the spot.
8. Odio Paris – Big Business Monkey
Another dark rocker from this excellent Spanish band.
9. Mentalease – Sunday
Tidal psychedelic shoegaze from…Des Moines.
11. M A Y Г L E Y – СТАНЬ СЛАБЕЙ
Been sitting on this brooding dark Russian chillwave for a while. Apparently this is translated as “become weaker.”
13. Keith Canisius – Save The Sharks
Could I finally be ‘getting’ Keith Canisius? A couple of his tracks have gotten my attention recently. There’s a beautiful, classic pop song quietly hiding here.
14. Matthew Dear – Headcage
I snapped up this EP shortly after it came out because MD tracks are always worth a listen. Interesting how his sound continues to evolve. This track sounds like it could have come out on My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts.