Posts Tagged ‘krautrock’
Lumerians, Stagnant Pools, Sunsplit, Airwaves, The Lassie Foundation & more.
The amount of amazing new tunes has slowed a little bit, so we’re playing some of the great stuff kicking around the iPod.
1. Stagnant Pools – Dead Sailor
Walls of guitar by a band that is getting more essential with each new release.
2. The Creakies – Arnold’s Song
Can’t remember the last time we’ve featured a Seattle band as good as these guys.
3. The Poumons – Rock And Roll City
I’d always associated this band with the 90s Halifax Pop Explosion. But seems they’re from Windsor?
4. The Clean – Drawing To A Hole
Flying Nun…that is all.
6. Neutral Milk Hotel – Ghost
Sublime, passionate indie rock taken from one of my fave albums of all time, In The Aeroplane, Over The Sea.
7. Airwaves – Keys
Slowing it down a bit with some midtempo Brooklyn indie rock.
8. Built To Spill – Carry The Zero
Fantastic songwriting, please meet smoking playing. Absolutely incendiary.
9. The Raconteurs – Intimate Secretary
Not a typical band to feature for a S2 mix, but this is pretty trippy business.
10. Chapterhouse – Greater Power
Overlooked Blood Music shoegaze anthem.
12. The Lassie Foundation – Three Wheels
Sadly defunct band dropped this shoegaze nugget on Jetstreams a few years back.
14. Maps – Elouise
I can’t help but return to the awesomeness of We Can Create: “Hypocrites can’t look me in the eye.”
15. Caribou – I’ve Live On A Dirt Road All My Life
Fantastic floating-in-space electronic psychedelia.
16. Quickspace – Coca Lola
This is all krautrock until you get to the gonzo chorus. It’ll get in ya.
18. Lumerians – Track 1
There was no question this voodoo psych groove is our song of the week. Strongly recommend you drop it at a party and see what happens…
Al Lover, Boris, SPC ECO, Girl Loves Distortion, Blouse & more
Burning up, then fading away…
1. Spacemen 3 – Starship
How the blues should’ve turned out – from the 2007 rarities album of the same name.
2. Darker My Love – Blue Day
Shredding glam garage rock and roll.
3. Verma – Salted Earth
Imagine “Radar Love” played by a bunch of motorik-obsessed psych heads.
4. Outrageous Cherry – Girl You Have Magic Inside You
’67 psychedelia re-incarnated.
5. Thee Oh Sees – The Dream
Slightly abrasive, yet stellar ringing garage.
6. Al Lover – Black Magick Starter Jacket
Killer throbbing psych drone anthem from Satanic Tambourine. Almost asked how I had never heard of him before, but then I remembered his Beefheart tribute. This is way better.
7. Girl Loves Distortion – Psychic Raygun
Been wanting to play this one for ages…yes.
8. Vinyl Williams – Higher Worlds
Nice, slightly off-kilter groove here.
9. Boris – Spoon
You had me at the intro. This is what shoegaze is all about. Thrilling track from upcoming record New Album, due Nov. 25.
10. Lush – The Invisible Man
This band’s never been among my fave early shoegaze bands, but they’re definitely under-represented on S2.
Broken Social Scene member’s tune gets the glitchy electronic treatment. Pick ’em both up at the link above.
14. The Blanche Hudson Weekend – Screen Test
Can’t say I love everything on their new album You Always Loved Violence. But this lonely desert ballad’s drone drew me in.
16. Zombie Girlfiend – Sleeping Song
Epic slow burner off The Great Plain.
17. Chatham Rise – Gone
This band is named after an area of the ocean floor near New Zealand. Real underwater psych drone.
M83, Pink Playground, My Bloody Valentine, Real Estate, Megafaun & more
This week’s mix is in honour of the 20th anniversary of My Bloody Valentine‘s Loveless.
1. Real Estate – It’s Real
Bouncy and slightly wistful 80s-style indie pop. Pick it up on the excellent Days album.
2. Felt – The Day The Rain Came Down
The last track’s shimerring guitars brought this to mind. Love the little breakdown at the end of the chorus.
3. Spirea X – Chlorine Dream
More of a 60s Rickenbacker light psych groove on this. Listen carefully to catch some guitar phrasing gems.
4. Grabbel And The Final Cut – Psycho Popsong
90s German band that re-surfaced on Bandcamp. Lovely waves of guitar pop wash.
7. Ride – Time Machine
This Going Blank Again track’s always stood out to me as a hybrid between shoegaze and new wave. In a good way.
8. Anything After – Disconnected
Hypnotic moody pop with explosions of guitar.
9. Orange Crush – Rapid Clouds
Norweigan band drops some lovely spirals of psychedelic guitar.
10. Megafaun – Get Right
Back porch indie drone epic: “I got everything that I give…”
11. Woodsman – Specdrum
Soaring triumph with mental drumming out of Brooklyn.
12. Pink Playground – Dark Bloom
Want killer murky drone motorik psych you can dance to? Find it on Destination Ecstasy.
13. My Bloody Valentine – Come In Alone
This monster from Loveless was released exactly 20 years ago yesterday. This album is still the sound of the future – only I’m not sure which one. Make sure you’re listening to this LOUD.
14. M83 – Intro
“I were you before you even existed.” Still coming to terms with Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, but this windswept opener bubbled to the top.
16. Brian Eno – The Big Ship
Shields, Gonzales, Eno. This Another Green World track pretty much speaks for itself. This isn’t just an example of early ambient music. To me it sounds like heartache.
17. Air Review – America’s Son
Mellow space pop ditty track takes us home.
Neon Indian, Ume, Frankie Rose, The Horrors, Morpheme & more
1. This Poison – Poised Over The Pause Button
2. The Bedflowers – Madly In Love With 25 People
Great 80s riff with sweet vocal melodies.
3. Selebrities – Can’t Make Up My Mind
4. Cut Off Your Hands – Hollowed Out
5. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Steel Daughter
More rocking tune from the Japanese edition of Belong.
6. Secret Shine – Way Too High
Cue the buzzing guitars, punchy bass, and Splenda choruses.
7. This Scarlet Train – Picture Frame
Love this shoegaze power pop ballad, very much in the style of…
8. Ride – Something’s Burning
Do you get a huge smile across your face every time a Ride song kicks in? I do. Especially with this rare track’s catchy, hopeful vibe.
9. Pale Saints – Throwing Back The Apple
A shoegaze rock and roll classic from In Ribbons.
10. Ume – Captive
Austin band’s latest track is post punk with a bit of Metric thrown in. Check their site for a link to the free download.
11. Frankie Rose – Soma
My fave cover from Stereogum’s very good Stroked covers album. Fits quite nicely here, if I must say.
12. Cave – Adam Roberts
Chicago band drops some driving psych motorik electronica. Is that a Farfisa I hear? Looking forward to Neverendless dropping Sept. 20.
13. The Horrors – Moving Further Away
They return with 8 minutes of Neu!-inspired loveliness. Another curveball from the ever-changing band, but works for me.
14. Morpheme – Red Dog
15. Teenage Sin Taste – Some Girls Are Darker Than Others
Music fit for wearing a trenchcoat and sunglasses, preferably at night. Cheers to WTSH for the tip.
16. Neon Indian – Fallout
Slowing it waaay down now. Preview of the dreamy chillwave coming out on next album Era Extraña.
17. Youth Lagoon – July
We’re continuing our tradition of ending with a massive tune, so prepare to be stirred with this one.
Ceremony, Yuck, Ghost/Light, Pavement, Coma Cinema & more
1. Spirit Spine – Ocean Of Sand
Driving, space psych starts us off. Part of the ambitious Glossalia concept album.
2. Ides Of Space – Way Out At Sea
Sydney heroes rock out on a track from 2004’s Sleeping Fractures.
3. Dear Eloise – Oh What A Day
Japanese band sets guitars on noise. Can’t make out what they’re singing, but it sounds great.
4. Ceremony – Not Tonight
Another great dose of 80s-inspired wailing guitar terror. This is off the Not Tonight EP, due out tomorrow.
5. Crash City Saints – Cough Syrup
Find this fevered noisy shoegaze power pop on the Returner EP, complete with the great vocal melody.
6. Cocteau Twins – In Our Angelhood
The ethereal ones go all post punk.
7. Ghost/Light – You Already Know
Though this track came out last year, I recently came across it and was hooked once I heard the vocals.
8. Yuck – Getaway
Online sensations behind “Georgia” channel their inner bar band. Not sure why, but it reminds me of Superchunk.
9. The Telewire – Quiet Satellite
Dreamy theme for a train journey. Is that Hooky on bass?
10. Pavement – Kennel District
Great midtempo rocker with the band’s unmistakable sound.
11. The Koolaid Electric Company – SOS Son Of Sam
Stoner drone overload. How is it that I never played these guys before? Love ’em.
12. [aftersun] – Goodbye
Been sitting on this psych tension and release epic for a while, but its time has come.
13. Imperial Teen – Alone In The Grass
90s indie rockers do 7+ minutes of krautrock and pedal insanity on 1999’s What Is Not To Love.
14. Moby – Be The One
Don’t judge this one until you’ve actually listened to its great claustrophic space pop. Has he been listening to Georgio Moroder? Available for free download on his site.
15. Coma Cinema – Her Sinking Sun
Slightly dreary dream pop tune off Blue Suicide, available for download on their site.