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Soundtrack2 Ep. 105: Greater Power

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.

5.   Sunsplit – All I Want
Discovered this Autolux-like rock and roll band relatively recently. One of the many excellent tracks on Sing For Sunday.

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.

11.  Celeritas – Girl In The Garden
Curious track that sounds like Bob Pollard without ADD. Available on the Nebraska Popfest mixtape.

12.  The Lassie Foundation – Three Wheels
Sadly defunct band dropped this shoegaze nugget on Jetstreams a few years back.

13.  Guitar – Sine Waves
Gloomy and beautiful soundtrack to a rainy day. Vocals remind me of Kurt Heasley at his most detached…Lilys coming soon BTW.

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.

17.  The Dandy Warhols – She Sells Sanctuary
This slamming Cult cover belonged in between these two songs.

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…

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Soundtrack2 Ep. 61: She Blinded Me With Seance

Girls Names, White Denim, Disappears, Adorable, Stellarscope & more

Photo by Phil Askew,

1.   White Denim – Drug

Rock and roll! Beta Band crossed with The Who? Check out the Townshend guitar solo.

2.   The Dukes Of Stratosphear – You’re My Drug

The last song inspired this one from XTC‘s groovy summer of love side project.

3.   Girls Names – Seance On A Saturday Afternoon

Belfast blast of reverb-drenched garage with a Teenage Shutdown feel.

4.   Lumerians – Burning Mirrors

Descending into the murky depths…

5.   Disappears – Radiation

Jam session recorded in what seems to be an abandoned nuclear facility.

6.   PS I Love You & Diamond Rings – Leftovers

New ringing shoegaze/rock anthem from a very fruitful collaboration. More please!

7.   Invisible Days – Daysleeping

Beautiful tune with noisy, exploding choruses.

8.   Odio Paris – Cuando Nadie Pone Un Disco

Break out the air guitars and drums. Another toe tapper from Spanish band.

9.   Adorable – I’ll Be Your Saint

Classic UK shoegaze.

10.  Dead Electric – Light Years Ahead, Behind

Lovely winter shimmering shoegaze tune.

11.  Moonbeams – Kathleen

From MS: “A bedroom project consisting of hypnotic, echoing guitar tracks that swirl and blend together over hushed vocals and basic chord progressions. An homage to out of print records, the anti-rock band attitude, and the do it yourself mentality.”

12.  Stellarscope – This Is Something New

Like the intimate, somewhat claustrophobic feel on this Philly band’s tune.

13.  Big Spider’s Back – Perfect Machine

Full blown and full colour keyboard driven soundtrack.

14.  Millionyoung – Perfect Eyes

Lovely, hopeful combination of guitar and synthesizer. And yes, I just played two songs in a row that had the word “perfect” in their title.

15.  The Leaf Library – Light & Colour

Dreamy, slightly baroque indie pop.

16.  John Maus – Do Your Best

Multi-tracked soulful crooning over chillwave beats. Very nice.

17.  Candi And The Strangers – Glide

Texan dream pop tune that’s available for free download from their site.

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