Posts Tagged ‘High Violets’
SIANspheric, Collider, exlovers, Monster Movie, A Sunny Day in Glasgow & more
1. Monster Movie – 1950da
Classic off To The Moon gives us just enough glammy, noisy rock and roll to get started. These guys are still putting out some good stuff.
2. exlovers – Blowing Kisses
New UK shoegazy pop for the toe tappers.
3. Beach! – Summertime
Sundrenched surf rock explosion available for free on their Bandcamp. “See the sun for miles…”
4. Hurt Valley – I’m An Avalanche
“Transmission!” Love this nervy Californian indie pop. I can somehow picture Bowie demolishing this one. Also can be picked up gratis on their BC.
5. SIANspheric – Rave On, Full On
Skyward shoegaze noise rock from Toronto. Get it on the mighty There’s Always Someplace You’d Rather Be. Bonus points to anyone who can make out a lyric.
6. Weird Era – Garage Honeymoon
Utter noise assault that breaks into a groove. Listen close.
7. Thee Piatcions – Singapore Mon Amour
Psych biker rock from Italy?
8. Rollerskate Skinny – One Thousand Couples
The inimitable noise rock geniuses destroy this one from Horsedrawn Wishes.
Interesting space rock from bizarre band that appear to be Dutch.
10. Collider – Mono
Synth velvet refrains, meet snakey choruses. Great indie pop available free from their Bandcamp.
Watching this documentary on Ulrich inspired me to dig up this gem from Satellite Remixes. Love how this just washes over you.
12. A Sunny Day In Glasgow – Drink Drank Drunk
Americans bring out some nice lushness with electronic breakbeats.
13. Raliegh Moncrief – Lament For Morning
Cool chopped up vocal sample sets a nice, mellow-but-slightly-claustrophobic mood. Another one that you can pick up on his BC.
14. Religious To Damn – Drifter
Windswept midtempo pop with great icy vocals.
15. Loop Garou – Sweet Dreams My Rajkumari
Danish dream pop from their 2009 EP available free via MySpace.
16. Still Corners – History Of Love
MS page describes them as “Looking for a sunset bird in winter.” Beats what I was going to write.
Engineers, Tammar, Serena Maneesh, Charlatans, Deerhunter & more
This week’s audiocast could read like a Best Of Soundtrack2 compilation. Lots of great new stuff!
1. 2:54 – Creeping
UK band kicks us off with some moody post punk.
2. Victorie & Hyde – Black Leather Jacket (Demo)
JAMC garage evolves into stratospheric dual guitar assault.
3. The Blue Velvets – Bring Me Down
Now known as Dead Rabbits, the ghosts of Spacemen 3 haunt this track.
4. Tammar – Arrows Underwater
Love this psych track. Sounds like The La’s Lee Mavers on a bad trip. Transcend!
Electropop treatment by legendary French band that works! Also possibly the first (and last?) track to appear on Soundtrack2 featuring a flute.
6. The Charlatans – Love Is Ending
90’s vets storm back with this new mod-pscyh tune. On first listen I thought it was an outtake to Some Friendly.
7. Deerhunter – Memory Boy
Picked up Halcyon Digest yet? It’s good but different to earlier stuff – definitely an evolution for them. This one’s closest to the stuff we play.
8. The High Violets – Ciné
Off their new album of the same name, I love this blast of stare-at-the-sun shoegaze.
9. Brother Kite – Young Pioneer
Dream pop from new album Isolation.
10. Engineers – Press Rewind
Great melodies, fantastic singing and production. Yes, it’s another Engineers album. Ulrich Schnauss even plays on In Praise Of More. Will this be their breakout record?
11. The Radio Dept. – The New Improvised Hypocrisy
More utter perfection, available for free via their website.
12. Screen Vinyl Image – New Visions
Familiar yet fresh, sun-is-rising-and-the-world-will-be-better tune.
13. Yume Bitsu – Sharp, Twisted
14. The Black Angels – Phosphene Dream
“Our president was dead to us. Hallelujah.” Great lyrics over intense psych off their latest album. If they come to your town, make sure you see them live. Mindblowing.
15. Maserati – Pyramid of the Sun
Dude from the Horrors takes Seeland to a dark, electronic place.