Posts Tagged ‘Illogical Time Concerns’
Errors, Pontiak, Rancho Relaxo, Bright Channel, Paul Weller & more
No jangling harmonies this week as we go deep and dark.
2. Pontiak – Left with Lights
Bombastic track from their fabulous new Echo Ono album. Facemelters unite!
3. Paul Weller – Around The Lake
Not sure if his Farfisa psych song is a parody or an homage, but thought I’d throw it on since he’s coming to Toronto soon.
4. Free Electric State – We’ll Have A Great Funeral (When You Die)
Isn’t it great how waves of feedback transform a straight-up indie rock tune?
5. Al Lover – Death Ride In San Francisco
January’s Heavy Hippies has a lot of samples from well-known classic rock jams. Like this one because the riff isn’t easy to pick out and the bassline just kills.
7. Queens Of The Stone Age – River In The Road
Always liked this slightly trippy tune from Era Vulgaris.
8. Rancho Relaxo – I Want You
A new one from this excellent band’s Happy Friday Experiment. Great acoustic psych drone.
9. The Blue Angel Lounge – Die Away As One In Time
Loveliness: “I wanna hold you forever…”
10. Swoon 23 – Fire Hanger
Dark rock and roll from 1997’s Legendary Ether Pony.
12. DeadCAT – Evitan
Love this Atlanta band’s dark glitchy groove.
13. Surji – Scream Of A Wean
This murky tune comes off the aptly-named Existentialism.
15. Air Formation – In Formation
Soaring dream pop from this band that called it a day last year.
Her Vanished Grace, Colourmusic, Boris, Night Music, SPC ECO & more
Lots of great stuff this week, including three bands named after interesting people. Enjoy!
1. Colourmusic – Yes!
Want pounding, slightly feverish rock and roll with great use of noise? Look no further than this US/UK group. Taken the very good My ________ Is Pink album.
2. Headtime – Slowly
Echo And The Bunnymen-style opener gives way to explosion of rock and roll. Couldn’t find much info on the band – anyone?
3. Endless Wave – Land Of The Sun
Boston band drops some shoegaze with great Zeppelinesque choruses.
4. SPC ECO – Gone
Regular listeners know that we love SPC ECO here at S2, so we just had to feature another tune from the Big Fat World EP. Huge, ethereal shoegaze loveliness by former Curve man and friends.
5. Her Vanished Grace – Passenger
Is this from the new Ivy album? Nope, it’s some dreamy power pop outta New York. [Update: I’ve replaced the band link above, which also has this track available as a free download.]
6. Rebecca Peake – In The Park
A Google search reveals several Rebecca Peakes, but none of them have much to do with this band’s sound. Dig in for 7+ minutes of ringing, distorted guitars over midtempo shoegaze melodies.
7. The Chemical Brothers – Let Forever Be
Psychedelic dancefloor classic with killer vocals from Noel Gallagher. It’s off Surrender.
8. Boris – Hope
Pulled from Attention Please, one of two new albums by the band. This is their shoegaze-y one, which has some good tracks and vocals by Wata. Like the use of strings on this.
9. The Men – ( )
Holy sh!t. If there were any more guitars on this, I’m sure it’d set a world record. Iggy-inspired rock and roll overload from Leave Home.
10. And So I Watch You From Afar – Gang (starting never stopping)
Irish band drops a frenetic combination of Battles, fusion heroes like Billy Cobham (see Spectrum), and Van Halen. This has been out for a while but I haven’t figured out where to slot it in till now.
Named after a famous nationalist from India, these guys have their drone down.
12. The December Sound – Drone Refusenik
Speaking of drone, prepare for a psychedelic journey eastward on this track.
13. Moonbeams – Sundays
Stephen Merritt-indebted shoegaze off their latest album The Daisy Chain.
14. Honey – Counting Seasons
This Glasgow band seemingly came from nowhere, but we’ve fallen for this epic dream rock tune from Taste It And See. Free download through link above.
15. Illogical Time Concerns – Holes Of Colors
Another one by this San Fran band, but from Post AD, downloadable for free via above link. Love the dripping vocals over shadowy beats: “Don’t say too much…don’t say enough…”
16. Alan Watts – Jukebox Dad
Named after the American philosopher and Buddhist, this band delivers a subterranean, highly distorted psych dirge.
17. Night Moves – Finally Home
First: this track is from their wonderful album Coloured Emotions, available for free via their website. Go get it. Second: on this track the Minneapolis band somehow managed to bottle Broken Social Scene during their beautiful, quiet moments.