Posts Tagged ‘Joy Formidable’
Earthmen, Joy Formidable, Electro Group, Band Of Susans, Citay & more
Apparently yesterday was the most depressing day of the year. To help, we’ve dug into the archives a bit to dust off some old favourites and combine with some new goodies.
1. The Earthmen – Momentum
Monstrous early 90s rock shoegaze from Australian band. I defy you not to air drum to this.
2. Alcian Blue – Angelica Take Me Down
Pummeling soundtrack to oblivion from 2003’s single of the same name. Don’t know if I’d want to meet this Angelica.
3. The Joy Formidable – Greyhound In The Slips
For those who rail against nu-gaze, here’s something fresh for you. Euphoric, upbeat rock and roll. And it’s available for free download from the MySpace page. Kind of reminds me of Visqueen, but not sure why.
4. Red Pens – Blue Lighters
5. Electro Group – Nobody Knows
This band grooves nicely on this nice track off the Ummo Ep.
6. Yuck – Georgia
Dream/gloomy Friday I’m In Love-style noisy pop. And off a demo, no less! Available for free download from their blog.
7. Ceremony – Someday
8. (((S))) – Deathtrip
Looking for the missing link between Suicide and New Order? Check out the interesting Ghost record from last year.
9. Spirit Vine – Golden
At first this sounded like the latest BRMC or Black Angels reverb/drone rock band. But keep listening – the chorus will surprise.
10. Coltrane Motion – Twenty-Seven
Weird band. Some songs sound like this and others…well, don’t. And they’re not even Scandanavian!
11. Band Of Susans – Ice Age
Can’t believe that we’ve never played BOS! Classic track off The Word And The Flesh that reminds me of The Verve‘s more glacial moments: “an endless dream.”
12. Dorias Baracca – Silence
13. Citay – Mirror Kisses
Okay, last bad comparison of the night – Geneva crossed with Grand Funk Railroad‘s I’m Your Captain? A bit more pastoral then what we usually play. Check out Dream Get Together when it launches on January 26
14. Musique TLR – With The Stars
Love the space rock blues vibe on this track. I’m temped to drop Carl Sagan narration over top.
15. Landing – Harmonies
Synths abound in the floating-in-space track off the Oceanless record.
16. Breakfast Mountain – Log Jamm
And here are the first transmissions from a newly-discovered planet. As translated by the Portland band.