Posts Tagged ‘Giant Drag’
Screen Vinyl Image, Giant Drag, //orangenoise, Washed Out, John Maus & more
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.
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
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
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.
Sparklehorse, Weekend, Sonic Youth, Mean Red Spiders, Giant Drag & more
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
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
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
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.