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Soundtrack2 Ep. 98: Still Lost

Bear In Heaven, White Rabbits, Drowner, Vibravoid, Bishop Morocco & more

1.   White Rabbits – Temporary
Boom! I’m guilty of loving electronic rock like this, straight out of the Phoenix school.

2.   Beach Fossils – Shallow
Chiming guitar pop of the Real Estate variety. Lots of this stuff coming out of Brooklyn nowadays.

3.   Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Helium
Recently I heard someone describe music as fitting into one of two categories: sounding like New Order and not sounding like New Order. I’d put this hazy electronic track in the latter category, with a bit of 8-bit thrown in.

4.   Bear In Heaven – Sinful Nature
The track of the week is off I Love You, It’s Cool out April 3. And it’s killer.

5.   She’s So Rad – Sinful Nature
If you like pounding electronica with layers of guitar and synth, crank this.

6.   Vibravoid – Save My Soul
Their website calls them “Europe’s #1 psychedelic and acid rock band.” This track is proof.

7.   Lazyflux – Trail Blazers
Eastern-tinged psychedelic folktronica out of the UK.

8.   Bishop Morocco – Melt My Mind
Local Toronto boys drop a gem off their latest album.

9.   Drowner – Tiny Ship
Slow-building beauty that just explodes! Best thing to ever come out of Houston?

10.  West Indian Girl – Still Lost
Nice ethereal groove from a few years back. Wasn’t sure if they’re still around, but their Twitter account says an album is in the works.

11.  The Magnetic Fields – Heroes
One of my favourite David Bowie tunes gets a superb, pretty faithful cover here. Minus the screaming…kind of  a shame.

12.  The Beta Band – Needles In My Eyes
Chill psych classic off the Scottish band’s 3 EPs. Way more than the sum of its guitar, drums and organ parts.

13.  Los Ingenieros Alemanes – (por el) Teorema de Gauss
This Madrid  band does the best Built To Spill impression I’ve heard.

14.  Big Sugar – Wild Ox Moan
A Low-like classic from the band’s early bluesy days. Complete with yodelling and amazing guitar/falsetto vox solo.

15.  Kontakte – Life’s Road Movies
First you’re floating in space, then you’re jumping on your bed playing air guitar.

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Soundtrack2 Ep. 78: Into The Wilderness

The Sunshine Factory, Kyla La Grange, The War on Drugs, I Break Horses, Myty Konkeror & more

Photo by Phil Askew, luminouslives.com

1.   Hunters – Brat Mouth

Love this garage tune and its awesome surf punk chorus. Midsong cacophony included!

2.   Yuck – The Wall

Great rock and roll tune from Daytrotter. Kept passing this one over since it’s not what we normally play. Check out Stereogum‘s chat with them about their influences.

3.   Sleeping Bag – Slime

Good old fashioned American drone-y power pop.

4.   Folie Adieu – Sacrificial Anode

Bring on the spiralling shoegaze.

5.   Myty Konkeror – Whitewash

Really nice mid-90s indie rock vibe here. Love it! Pick it up on I Miss The Future.

6.   duel – Wisher

This Swedish band might just out-Swervedriver Swervedriver.

7.   28 Degrees Taurus – Electricity

Continuing the long tradition of great songs titled electricity (Spiritualized, Suede), this murky, psych tune is a killer. The rest of the record is, um…interesting.

8.   Lüger – Dracula’s Chaffeur Wants More

Don’t be thrown off by the kooky title. This adrenaline-fuelled ride is the real deal. Sweet buildup too.

9.   Letting Up Despite Great Faults – I Feel You Happen

Dark, beautiful whisper croon overtop pounding shoegaze. Very nice.

10.  The War On Drugs – Original Slave

Huge buzz about this album, and well deserved. This instrumental’s perfect for train rides through stawberry fields. Yes, I know that was cheesy. Dig the “Psychotic Reaction” harmonica.

11.  I Break Horses – Winter Beats

Another very buzzy band with shimmering, wistful electronic dream pop.

12.  Slow Loris – Golden Lines

Some nice afternooon slacker indie rock out of Wisconsin.

13.  Kyla La Grange – Walk Through Walls (Communion Version)

Powerful, heart-on-sleeve indie in the vein of Young Galaxy or The Besnard Lakes.

14.  The Sunshine Factory – Chainsaw Girl

Their latest – smooth pastoral dream pop.

15.  Joy Zipper – Christmas Song

Sacrilege! An organ-based psych droner oldie off American Whip.

16.  Reverie Sound Revue – I Could Be Dangerous

Hard to describe this one, but there’s a cool bossa groove here somewhere.

17.  Burning Hearts – Into The Wilderness

Widescreen 80s-influenced midtempo tune closes the show. Thank you.

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