Posts Tagged ‘Liars’

Soundtrack2 Ep. 59: Last Winter

Mogwai, Papercuts, PJ Harvey, Big Troubles, Akron/Family & more

1.   PJ Harvey – Written On The Forehead

The latest from new record Let England Shake. Dream pop mixed with dub by the constantly-evolving Ms. Harvey.

2.   New Animal – Last Winter

“I never wanna listen…” Imagine taking a train ride through the sunny countryside, and everyone’s got a beard.

3.   Silohs – A Zealot Sun

Fleet Foxes meet Mercury Rev. This one’s off Shed Your Summer.

4.   Papercuts – Do What You Will

Indie pop (break-up tune?) with a melody that gets trapped in your head. One of many greats from Fading Parade.

5.   Baby Giraffe – Understatement

Toronto representing with a distorted stew that gives way to driving, space-y singalong.

6.   Akron/Family – Silly Bears

Ecstatic, bombastic rock and roll anthem from their latest, S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT. Not to be confused with Silly Rabbit.

7.   Liars – Rose and Licorice

This one – from 2002’s Atheists, Reconsider, their split with Oneida – could have come out yesterday.

8.   n o i – Adelaide

Tennessee band drop a glammy dose of Archers of Loaf goodness from S e v e n. Clearly this band likes to have spaces.

9.   Swervedriver – Pile-up

Great riffs + dark groove + restless energy = this fantastic band. Get it on Raise. I just LOVE what passed for a “guitar solo” in the Swervedriver camp.

10.  Power Of Dreams – Suburbia

Irish 90’s era shoegaze/Britpop. Seems an ode to a woman who married too young.

11.  Big Troubles – Georgia

Shimmering shoegaze by New Jersey band.

12.  Belong – Perfect Life

Like this post punk track, with heavy current of bass noise.

13.  Mogwai – How To Be A Werewolf

Hot off their out-this-week Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. These guys know how to do post-rock without putting me to sleep. Inspirational.

14.  True Womanhood – Minajah

And now for something completely different. Dark, almost industrial tune that you probably shouldn’t listen to if you’re home alone. Available here.

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Soundtrack2 Audiocast27: So Much

Mazarin, Serena Maneesh, Besnard Lakes, Engineers, Best Coast & more.

Happy 2010 – here’s some great tunes to soundtrack snowy, cold days and keep you going. The intro/outro are back, but I’m still open to suggestions on how to re-vamp our audiocast format.

1. The Jamboree – Doing Fine

Hazy garage rock gets us rolling. This comes off the Doing Fine EP, a side project by Justin LaBo of Technicolor & Film School and Lisa Ingram.

2. Bleed Stone – Free Fall For All

Really like this dreamy singalong track off the excellent Far From Gone tape. You can pick up a link to download this from their MySpace page.

3. Mass Of The Fermented Dregs – Skabetty

Bright shoegaze pop straight out of Kobe, Japan.

4.   Popolice – Action

Loved this Stonesy shoegaze track by the New Zealand via Melbourne band.

5.   Renminbi – Portland

Thanks to Gimme Tinnitus for pointing out the free Surface record by this great rock and roll band.

6. Mazarin – Chasing The Girl

Comparisons to Elephant 6 piqued my interested in this band. As this dreamy indie pop track reveals, there’s much, more more going on here. Check out Watch It Happen from early last year.

7. Best Coast – Over The Ocean

Lovely 60’s-inspired mid-tempo distorted pop from Make You Mine on eMusic.

8. Vidulgi OoyoO – Siren

Beautiful building track from the Electric Muse label out of South Korea. Thanks to MML.

9. Engineers – Hey You

Off Mojo‘s The Wall Re-Built compilation, ST2 faves Engineers deliver a fresh take on the Pink Floyd classic. Strange to hear this sung by someone other than Roger Waters…far less angry and creepy-sounding here.

10. Philippians – Love Machine

Gorgeous dreamy electronica. Absolutely no relation to kickass 70s rock band Luv Machine.

11. Gary War – Grown In Shells

Abstract 3 a.m. weirdness off the New Raytheonport LP.

12. Tamaryn – Mild Confusion

Fader premiered this gauzy drone rock tune by the NY/SF group back in October. Nice.

13.  Moloko Velocet – The Black In Her Eyes

French band gives us some BJM-sounding psych off their upcoming S/T EP. Their name is taken from a hallucinogenic European drink and their influences are listed as “Trains, planes & spaceships.” Hmm.

14. Serena Maneesh – Ayisha Abyss

Finally a new song from these guys! Well, this is less of a song than a deep trip through the darkness, but I like. Kinda drum and bass-y with a pummeling, relentless bass.

15.  Luder – Sing To Me

Yes…one of the few metal/shoegaze tunes that I like.  Maybe because it’s becuase of the female vocals or the glam-sounding guitar. This comes off last year’s Sonoluminescence.

16. The Besnard Lakes – Albatross

New track from The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night takes us home as the credits roll. Glorious.

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