Posts Tagged ‘Giant Drag’

Soundtrack2 Ep. 68: Our Ritual

Screen Vinyl Image, Giant Drag, //orangenoise, Washed Out, John Maus & more

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1.   Jesse Ruins – Dream Analysis

Murky electronic pop outta Japan.

2.   Screen Vinyl Image – Tomorrow Is Too Far

Love the dark, dreamy glamour in this one off the split 7″ with Rude 66.

3.   Niva – Dizzyeyes

Lovely modulated goodness from Feverish Dreams.

4.   John Maus – Believer

This guy’s all over the music blogs, and it’s for good reason. His last album’s fantastic, and here’s one off next month’s We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves.

5.   Washed Out – Eyes Be Closed

Gorilla vs. Bear posted this great ambient chillwave track from new album Within and Without. Coming out in July, this track kinda reminds me of the 80s.

6.   //orangenoise – Trust (Alien Panda Jury‘s Reprise)

Karachi bands converge for this violin-heavy head trip.

7.   SECRETWARS – Pregnant California Wives

Waves of delicious distortion from Mexico City.

8.   Jace Lasek, Olga Goreas & Shadrach Kabango – Take Two Last Night and Call Me in the Morning – NWT

What do you get when you send rapper Shad and the Besnard Lakes into the wilderness for the National Parks Project? This drifting yet menacing track.

9.   Should – Broken

Rainy day dream pop from their new Like A Fire Without Sound. Fans of The Radio Dept. will dig this.

10.  Minks – Our Ritual

Slightly dreary but gorgeous dream pop off By The Hedge. Pick it up when you have a chance.

11.  gold-bears – Record Store

This week’s party jam courtesy of Atlanta crew with a love of Husker Du and Superchunk.

12.  Samideani – Do You Remember

Nice high energy three-chord garage pop from Italy. Real Vaselines vibe on the singing.

13.  Daylight’s For The Birds – For Now

Now we’re entering my archives. 2007’s Trouble Everywhere had some gems, and this is one of ’em.

14.  Giant Drag – This Isn’t It

In the mid-2000’s, a loud band with a fantastic female vocalist dropped a great record and then went silent for years. Nope, I’m not talking about Autolux. We last featured Annie & Micah on our very first podcast, and their site says Giant Drag has completed their second album. Fingers crossed we’ll hear it soon!

15.  My Bloody Valentine – Honey Power

Nostalgia required me to drop this mighty one off Loveless. Don’t know whether I love the rocking part or the chilled part more. You?

16.  Blind Mr. Jones – Delores

Shoegaze flute anthem from 1992’s Crazy Jazz.

17.  Mystery Machine – Ride

Unsung Vancouver heroes close with a Sonic Youth-indebted stunner from 1992’s Glazed.

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Soundtrack2 Audiocast 32: Brave New Songs

Sparklehorse, Weekend, Sonic Youth, Mean Red Spiders, Giant Drag & more

There’s a lot of great music this week, but with the sad passing of Mark Linkous we realized we’ve never played any Sparklehorse. Our mix is bookended by two of our fave tracks.

We decided not to wade into the mighty SXSW torrent yet….but may do that for the next one. Any faves?

1. Sparklehorse – Pig

The entire track sounds like it was fed through a Danelectro. Chris first heard it while driving…three bars in and he was passing people like they were standing still.

2. The N.E.C. – Those (Guilty Pleasures)

Natural Extension Concept out of Atlanta ring out with some glorious shoegaze/shitgaze.

3.   Sonic Youth – Poison Arrow

Wire, meet The Velvet Underground. I didn’t get to listen to The Eternal until recently. Much better than the NYC Flowers record from a few years back.

4.   Thinking Machines – Titan

Swirling journey into the darkness with vocals reminiscent of Sebadoh. I’m sure I’m not the first to make this comparison.

5.   Nikki Louder – No Disko (For You, You Silly Dancers)

Now we’re really messing with you. This is the only proper song I can find on this guitar anarchist’s Alain I’m Sorry record. Excessive perfection.

6. Weekend – Tiara (Demo)

Abrasive shoegaze anthem for the kids. Demos by this band are great.

7. Waskerley Way – Brave New Songs

Curious ethereal trashcan disorto-rock out of the UK.

8. Zabrisky – Your House On A Saturday

Italian dose of straightahead C86-style pop.

9.   Beach Fossils – Time

Lazy dark reverb-filled number by a Brooklyn band.

10. Mean Red Spiders – First And Only

Chilled out groovy tune with a slight Stereolab or Ivy vibe. Different than their other stuff.

11. Giant Drag – White Baby

Very excited that they’re back with the Swan Song EP. No mind-blowing tracks here but this one’s solid. Next up – Autolux.

12. Tennis System – FS

Never would have guessed this guys were American. This drifting track comes off The Future Is Our History.

13.  Silver Pines – Time Father

Imagine Galaxie 500 after a week’s sleep deprivation and you’ve got this band.  Pick it up if you like Cowboy Junkies‘ edgier stuff.

14.  Falling Leaves – Killer

Massively indebted to Pink Floyd‘s Dark Side Of The Moon. But hey, there’s only so many times you can listen to that album, right?

15. Mackaper – Tale Of Tales

And now leaving Earth…via Sweden. Lovely.

16. Woven Tales – Handful of Fireflies

Warm washes of synth like this make me…happy.

17.  Mercury Rev – Hercules

Spiritual, epic, thought-provoking.

18. Sparklehorse – Someday I Will Treat You Good

“I left my baby on the side of the highway…” This is rock and roll. Find it on Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot.

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