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Soundtrack2 Ep. 64: Rave On, Full On

SIANspheric, Collider, exlovers, Monster Movie, A Sunny Day in Glasgow & more

Photo by Phil Askew, www.luminouslives.com

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.

9.   Eins, Zwei Orchestra – Self Taught/Non-traditionally Educated

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.

11.  The High Violets – Chinese Letter (Ulrich Schnauss Remix)

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.

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Soundtrack2 Ep. 46: New Visions

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!

5.   Serena Maneesh – O.J.W.S.W.T.T.O (Stereolab remix)

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

Guided By Voices reunited recently to play a “classic lineup” show, but this track could be from their comeback album.

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

Imagine Eye Of The Tiger as done by Trans Am. Blistering.

16. Seeland – Black Dot (The Horrors‘ Tom Furse Remix)

Dude from the Horrors takes Seeland to a dark, electronic place.

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