Posts Tagged ‘Jesus and Mary Chain’
Maribel, Screen Vinyl Image, School of Seven Bells, The Chambermaids, Deardarkhead & more
1. School of Seven Bells – The Night
New sublime electronic dream pop that should make you very happy. Look for it on Ghoststory.
2. Pterodactyl – School Glue
Noise rock that seemed to go perfectly with the previous tune. Now I’m not so sure…
3. MaoTzu – Case Closed
Freak frenzied folk psychedelia out of Chicago.
5. The Faux Noise – Oh Father (Hymn)
Wonderful head-nodding shoegaze.
6. Earthquake Party – Pretty Little Hand
Walls of garage guitar meet guy/girl pop harmonies.
8. Deardarkhead – Invisible
Recently released on Captured Tracks’ new Oceanside: 1991-1993, this is just one of several killer tracks from this obscure shoegaze band.
9. Maribel – Jezebel Jive
My ears perked up at this new track from their second album Reveries due out in 2012. It’s hard to describe their sound, so according them: “Maribel play dark, slow-burning dream-pop drawing on a wide range of influences from film noir to J Dilla.”
10. Screen Vinyl Image – Revival
Rip-roaring drone garage from the might SVI. Check out their latest album Strange Behavior.
11. Ufesas – Part Of The Night
Uruguay band takes us on a journey deep into psych country. So glad this tune is on the mix. It’s intense.
12. Coolrunnings – Rusk
Where the hell did this come from? Low chant-like vocals interrupted by explosions of psych guitar.
13. Nova Drones – Leech
Now we’re back to what sounds like an actual tune!
15. All In The Golden Afternoon – All In The Golden Afternoon
Trippy tune to soundtrack a bad dream sequence.
16. Galaxie 500 – Tugboat
Stone cold classic from Today.
17. Mystic Chords Of Memory – We Could Send Letters
Aztec Camera track given the full blown hippy cinema treatment by a now-defunct band composed of members of The Aislers Set, The Tyde and Beachwood Sparks.
Washed Out, M83, Girls, PacificUV, Dum Dum Girls & more
Tons of great new stuff this week. Dig in.
1. Burning God Little – Notes On Being Snowblind
Swinging track that puts a spring in your step.
2. Tahiti 80 – Defender
French electro poppers come back with a vengeance on The Past, The Present & The Possible.
3. Battles – Sweetie and Shag (featuring Kazu Makino)
Slept on their latest, but I’m catching up now. Sweet vocals courtesy of the Blonde Redhead singer and very cool disonant keys during chorus – is that a steel drum I hear?
4. M83 – Midnight City
Another new huge tune from Mr. G. Less shoegazy than his last record, but just as 80’s-influenced. Available for free download via his site.
5. Public Transport – Up All Night
Sweet, big electronic pop courtesy of Duncan Bailey. I like my instrumentals, but this tune would just soar with female vocals.
6. Washed Out – You And I
The chillwave masters return.
7. Valentin Stip – Anytime Will Do
Montreal noir minimalism, available on RCRDLBL.
8. PacificUV – I’m Here (But It’s Not Me)
Intimate and lovely. The latest track in their monthly free series.
9. Stargazer Lilies – Ahhh
10. Dum Dum Girls – Coming Down
11. Alec’s Band – The Great Dong Of Darkness On A Motorcycle
Noise rock instrumental that transforms from ballad to bombast. And based on this band’s song titles, I’m thankful there are no lyrics.
12. Wooden Shjips – Lazy Bones
Groovy psych journey into the swamp. RCRDLBL.
13. The Jesus And Mary Chain – Supertramp
Hey, this isn’t “The Logical Song!” Brace yourself for this Munki classic with “Tomorrow Never Knows” drumming, punchy bass and a cool chorus.
14. The La’s – Failure
Someone wrote Mojo to diss The La’s. Yes, they’re overhyped because of their low output. But listen to this performance and tell me you’re not blown away.
15. Veronica Falls – Come On Over
London crew runs down some pounding indie rock.
16. Girls – Vomit
The online reviews I’ve read of their latest tune don’t describe it well. Best I can do is Led Zeppelin‘s “Since I’ve Been Loving You”, mixed with Eels that ends as a Bowie or T. Rex glam soul anthem. “Come into my heart…”
Crocodiles, Sister Vanilla, Foxes In Fiction, The Horrors, Sway & more
Happy 2011! Looking backwards a bit as we kick off 2010.
Here’s to another great year of music discovery.
1. The Asteroid #4 – Ignition Slated For Eight
Clandestine psych off of the band’s forthcoming Hail To The Clear Figurines, due next month.
2. The Horrors – Do You Remember
Dug this one up after reading an article that they’re in the studio working on their next album. Glad to hear they’re continuing their “ongoing pursuit of all things psychedelic.”
3. Burrrn – Song Without Words
Japanese band bring some great noise pop.
4. Morpheme – Infection
This has a bit of a Garbage feel to it with way more haze.
5. Velveteen – L.S.P. Wars
6. Smith Westerns – Weekend
Catchy indie power pop that I just had to put on.
7. David Cloyd – Come Out Wherever You Are
Not sure how to describe this one, but I love the vibe here.
8. Sunshine Factory – Hey Spaceman
I discovered this LA band’s full-blown shoegaze in 2010. Here’s another great cut off Vintage Revolution, which you can name your price for here.
9. Sway – What I Know
Typically tracks with autotune don’t get played here. But I made an exception for this shoegaze number. Love the compression on the drums.
10. Averkiou – Sudden Death, Over Time
Surprised this band isn’t better known. Love this killer rock and roll off Throwing Sparks.
11. Crocodiles – Sleep Forever
Reverb and drone! A gem released last year and not played here yet. Hopefully this is the last mix to be influenced by ‘2010 Best Of’ posts.
12. Sister Vanilla – Jamcolas
Brilliant dark rock and roll from Linda Reid, youngest sister of Jim and William from Jesus and Mary Chain. Addictive with ridiculous lyrics, plus I love the way it drops out then comes back in.
13. Echo Lake – Sunday Morning
Just lovely, distant dream pop off the great Young Silence record.
14. Tomihira – Flutterbie
Cool folk-ish track out of San Francisco. Love the way this builds towards the end.
15. Foxes In Fiction – School Night
Toronto’s Warren Hildebrand dropped the excellent Alberto EP at the end of December, which you can pick up free on his site. This is a sludgy dream pop marvel.
Asobi Seksu, Yo La Tengo, No Joy, Ride, Burnt Little Sister & more
It’s our 50th episode. We’re stoked. Thanks to everyone who’s visited the site and enjoyed the mixes.
Let us know what you’d like to see more or less of on this podcast and blog. And as always, feel free to recommend great tunes.
Now back to business!
1. Burnt Ones – Bury Me In Smoke
2. The Nightblooms – Panicle
Da-da-da-da-da-duh…great noisy rock and roll from the Dutch band’s 1992 self-titled album.
3. The Morning After Girls – Straight Through You
BJM-style psychedelia with a bit of mod swirling guitar thrown in. Be sure to check out Shadows Evolve.
4. Spacemen 3 – Take Me To The Other Side
“I have a passion Sweet Lord…” Now we’re really going for it. Probably my favourite song in their psych drone repetoire.
5. Merchandise – I Locked The Door
Dark post punk with buzzsaw guitars out of Tampa, Florida.
6. Whipping Boy – Favourite Sister
Irish band plunges us into the shoegaze pool. This one’s off 1992’s Submarine.
7. Sometimes Always – Old-Fashioned Baby
No link for this “one man” band that mixes garage with C86, but the one above gives some background and links to where you can download a copy from ePop.
8. Asobi Seksu – Trails
Could AS be going back to their shoegaze past with new album Fluorescence? This midtempo track’s a beaut.
9. Ride – Like A Daydream
My excitement at the pending Nowhere reissue made it inevitable that I’d include Ride in the next mix. This one’s off the Smile singles collection.
10. No Joy – Still
Indie buzz band du jour deliver a driving shoegaze track for a late night ride.
11. Broken Little Sister – Little Riot
Wonderful layered dream pop team from the Japanese band’s great Memories, Violets & Demons.
12. Yo La Tengo – Little Eyes
A little riot deserves little eyes, right? This one’s for windswept plains or long drives. From the masterful Summer Sun.
13. Rancho Relaxo – Plan Your Revolution
Close the door, shutter the windows and put on this Norweigan band’s monster midtempo psych tune.
14. Anne – Perfect Teeth
Synth-rich number with plenty of hooks. Available for download on the band’s site.
15. Quiet Lights – Ablaze
Brooklyn band slows it down to glacial.
16. Adam Franklin & The Bolts Of Melody – I Want You Right Now
Their album I Can Sleep For A Thousand Years is so good I had to reach back and put another tune out. Dig this beautiful post-shoegaze ballad that could only come from the former Swervedriver frontman.
17. Happy Showers – Shower
Synth-heavy dream pop.