Posts Tagged ‘Electronic’
Pacific UV, A.C. Acoustics, A Place To Bury Strangers, Mmoths, Maria False & more
Back in action and catching up!
1. A Place To Bury Strangers – I Lost You
The consistently noisy, blistering Brooklyn crew don’t disappoint on this new track.
2. Grandparents – Flathead
Indie fusion gives way to a dark hippie dance party. Like!
4. Eric’s Trip – Sunlight
Classic dark indie pop from the New Brunswick.
5. Unicycle Loves You – Wow Wave Cinema
Lots going on here, but above all it’s slaphappy noise pop.
6. Galway – Air #3
Bit of a gloomy day in, filled with small regrets. But after two and a half minutes, things start looking up.
7. The D’Arcys – Peg
I never thought my love of the Dan would manifest itself on this blog/podcast. Not sure Soundtrack2 listeners would like this song off their Aja covers album, but it’s a surprising take that should stand on its own.
8. Piatcions – Red Van
A strong wind blusters through this track from the UK band.
9. Maria False – Venera 4 – Take My Fever
Marvellous ringing psych.
10. A.C. Acoustics – Love Lies Broken Piece
I love this tragically overlooked Scottish band. Huge thumping bass choruses on this track.
11. MM – These Walls
Slow brooding track with ominous, distorted vocals. And it was recorded LIVE.
12. Glissade – Untitled
Engrossing feedback instrumental. Perfect soundtrack to the view from a plane as it soars above the clouds.
13. Seabright – Swells
Groovy San Jose trippiness from last year.
14. Pacific UV – I’m Here (But It’s Not Me)
Claustrophobic ode to a future lover?
17. Steve Hauschildt – Batteries May Drain
This one’s been on my include list for a while. Kind of futuristic electronic pop.
18. Zammuto – F U C-3PO
The track of the week. It starts like Meddle, then comes the vocoder, synth and sound effects.
Tokyo Shoegazer, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Menkena, Reina Republicana, Lilys & more
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!
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!
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?
Maribel, Screen Vinyl Image, School of Seven Bells, The Chambermaids, Deardarkhead & more
1. School of Seven Bells – The Night
New sublime electronic dream pop that should make you very happy. Look for it on Ghoststory.
2. Pterodactyl – School Glue
Noise rock that seemed to go perfectly with the previous tune. Now I’m not so sure…
3. MaoTzu – Case Closed
Freak frenzied folk psychedelia out of Chicago.
5. The Faux Noise – Oh Father (Hymn)
Wonderful head-nodding shoegaze.
6. Earthquake Party – Pretty Little Hand
Walls of garage guitar meet guy/girl pop harmonies.
8. Deardarkhead – Invisible
Recently released on Captured Tracks’ new Oceanside: 1991-1993, this is just one of several killer tracks from this obscure shoegaze band.
9. Maribel – Jezebel Jive
My ears perked up at this new track from their second album Reveries due out in 2012. It’s hard to describe their sound, so according them: “Maribel play dark, slow-burning dream-pop drawing on a wide range of influences from film noir to J Dilla.”
10. Screen Vinyl Image – Revival
Rip-roaring drone garage from the might SVI. Check out their latest album Strange Behavior.
11. Ufesas – Part Of The Night
Uruguay band takes us on a journey deep into psych country. So glad this tune is on the mix. It’s intense.
12. Coolrunnings – Rusk
Where the hell did this come from? Low chant-like vocals interrupted by explosions of psych guitar.
13. Nova Drones – Leech
Now we’re back to what sounds like an actual tune!
15. All In The Golden Afternoon – All In The Golden Afternoon
Trippy tune to soundtrack a bad dream sequence.
16. Galaxie 500 – Tugboat
Stone cold classic from Today.
17. Mystic Chords Of Memory – We Could Send Letters
Aztec Camera track given the full blown hippy cinema treatment by a now-defunct band composed of members of The Aislers Set, The Tyde and Beachwood Sparks.
Death In Vegas, 93 Million Miles From The Sun, Odonis Odonis, Tearjerker, Ringo Deathstarr & more
There’s a ridiculous amount of good music coming out these days. I’ve eased back on my vault digging and pushed well beyond one hour this week! Enjoy…
1. Fevers – Passion Is Dead (Long Live Fashion)
Smash! Did the opening chord get your attention? Huge dancefloor dreaminess from Ottawa, Ontario that’s stuck in my head.
2. Elika – We Have Failed
The party continues until you get hit with this heavy chorus.
3. The Mekano Set – You Make Me Feel Like A Cure Song
Bit of death disco out of the UK. Check out their latest album Fades.
7. Tearjerker – Down
Cool CanCon from their excellent Rare album. A band to keep an eye on.
8. Lorelle Meets The Obsolete – These Days
Integalactic garage rock. Check out this Mexican band’s mighty On Welfare album.
9. Odonis Odonis – Basic Training
Two minutes of glammy garage. Yet another great Canadian band (I’m stacking the deck this week, it seems) with a new album out – check out the fantastic Hollandaze.
10. Imandra Lake – Ole Mu Laev
Estonian band takes us to beautiful widescreen.
11. 93 Million Miles From The Sun – Time Lasts Forever
Never been a huge fan of this band. But songs like this from their latest album Northern Sky are starting to win me over.
12. Vinyl Williams – Stellarscope
Groovy mellow goodness that seems to be from Egypt.
13. Range Lover – Route Nationale Sexe
Very nice hybrid of krautrock and shoegaze with vocal samples. Hard to find many details on this band though…
14. The Two Koreas – Boy Teen Oslo
An oldie but goodie from Toronto stalwarts with a style all their own.
15. Cousins – Droit Du Seigneur
Bright noisy postpunk off Axthoxy.
16. Silver Dapple – M’Sorry
Montreal noise pop rounds out the Canadian bill.
18. Borax – Sunshine Boy
Estonia representing twice on one mix! Dig this older indie pop track off Tallinn.
19. Para Siempre – Where Would You Be (Without Me)
Yes! Closing with an intense ringing garage rock anthem.
Al Lover, Boris, SPC ECO, Girl Loves Distortion, Blouse & more
Burning up, then fading away…
1. Spacemen 3 – Starship
How the blues should’ve turned out – from the 2007 rarities album of the same name.
2. Darker My Love – Blue Day
Shredding glam garage rock and roll.
3. Verma – Salted Earth
Imagine “Radar Love” played by a bunch of motorik-obsessed psych heads.
4. Outrageous Cherry – Girl You Have Magic Inside You
’67 psychedelia re-incarnated.
5. Thee Oh Sees – The Dream
Slightly abrasive, yet stellar ringing garage.
6. Al Lover – Black Magick Starter Jacket
Killer throbbing psych drone anthem from Satanic Tambourine. Almost asked how I had never heard of him before, but then I remembered his Beefheart tribute. This is way better.
7. Girl Loves Distortion – Psychic Raygun
Been wanting to play this one for ages…yes.
8. Vinyl Williams – Higher Worlds
Nice, slightly off-kilter groove here.
9. Boris – Spoon
You had me at the intro. This is what shoegaze is all about. Thrilling track from upcoming record New Album, due Nov. 25.
10. Lush – The Invisible Man
This band’s never been among my fave early shoegaze bands, but they’re definitely under-represented on S2.
Broken Social Scene member’s tune gets the glitchy electronic treatment. Pick ’em both up at the link above.
14. The Blanche Hudson Weekend – Screen Test
Can’t say I love everything on their new album You Always Loved Violence. But this lonely desert ballad’s drone drew me in.
16. Zombie Girlfiend – Sleeping Song
Epic slow burner off The Great Plain.
17. Chatham Rise – Gone
This band is named after an area of the ocean floor near New Zealand. Real underwater psych drone.