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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. 84: Mind Daze

Psychic Ills, Deerhoof, The Chambermaids, Wooden Shjips, Sleeping Bags & more

Photo by Phil Askew luminouslives.com

1.   Husky Rescue – Rainbow Flows
Chilling out at a hookah bar on Venus.

2.   Psychic Ills – Mind Daze
Hazy psych roots rock off Hazed Dream, due out later this month.

3.   Duelelectrum – Ultrasensor
São Paulo band gets murky on this one from Exploding Galaxy.

4.   Neutral Milk Hotel – You’ve Passed
Recent touring and reissues made me dust off this powerful drone rock classic.

5.   Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Too Real
The trip down memory lane continues with this great midtempo dream pop tune from their first album.

6.   Spectrum – How You Satisfy Me
Also recording under Sonic Boom, here the former Spacemen 3 member drops shimmering organ psych like this one from Refractions.

7.   Wooden Shjips – Black Smoke Rise
Leadoff track to new album West.

8.   Model Morning – We Go All Night
A fantastic rock and roll epic. Anyone hearing a similarity between the lead singer and Peter Gabriel?

9.   Starfire Connective Sound – Acid Morning Ride
Bombastic Brazilian rock and roll.

10.  Broken Water – Heart Strings
Fulfilling my quota of tunes inspired by Sonic Youth. Available on Exploding In Sound’s sampler.

11.  Deerhoof – Scream Team
I went to the Battles show last week. Deerhoof singer Kazu Makino was featured on a video screen singing their very cool “Swinging & Shag.” Now I’m paying it forward by dropping this gem from The Runners Four.

12.  Azma – Sweetness and Light
This melody is 100% guaranteed to get inside your head.

13.  The Chambermaids – China Blue
Twin city garage power pop. Lovely.

14.  Weekend – Hazel
Indie power pop with a splash of shoegaze.

15.  Sea Dweller – Settings
Love Is Coming track of near-perfect C86 shoegaze.

16.  The Ludvico Treatment – The Last Thing You Should Do
Blistering cover of David Bowie’s 1997 Earthling track.

17.  Sleeping Bags – Canteloupe
Released last month, this may be placed in the chillwave category. But to me it’s just a fantastic, huge tune.

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