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Soundtrack2 Audiocast 43: Sunburn

Autolux, Tamaryn, Starflyer 59, Film School, No Age & more

1. No Age – Glitter

Didn’t like this one so much initially, but it grows. Distorted noises make this track.

2. Film School – Heart Full Of Pentagons

New track that sounds very New Order. Nice though.

3. Heartbeat Hotel – Fins Of A Shark

Now we’re talking. Dreamy shoegaze, available at the Toronto band’s Bandcamp.

4. The Drums – Let’s Go Surfing (Raveonettes Remix)

Summer’s in full swing with this righteous garage rock tune. Recommend you follow it with “Surfin’ Bird” on your next surf mix.

5. Party Photographers – Piano Vache

Philly band deliver some reverb ringing guitar.

6. Rancho Relaxo – Black Nectarine From The Simian Heart

Now these guys are interesting. Straight outta Norway, with lots of good songs. This one’s inspired by 90s BJM.

7. Tamaryn – The Waves

Heavy drone rock from the streets of San Francisco.

8. Swirlies – Pancake

Note to self: play way more Swirlies. Marvellous noisy midtempo shoegaze.

9. Autolux – Census

Ode to Canadian PM Stephen Harper’s showdown about data collection? Or the latest claustrophobic transmission from a long-forgotten space outpost? You decide – and check it out on Transit Transit.

10. Beat Connection – Sunburn

Groovy mood piece that seems to keep coming back. Surf Noir EP is free from their Bandcamp.

11. The CQ – Dreaming

Shoegaze of the MBV variety. Love the vocals and chorus. Props to WGWB.

12. Laboratory Noise – The Value Of Experiments

These guys are clearly Doves fans, but that’s not a bad thing if they make an epic rock tune this good.

13. Starflyer 59 – You’re Mean

Rejected for our first episode, this slacker-gaze track works itself into the mix.

14. Eternal Summers – Pure Affection

Lazy but slightly dreary tune suggests that – despite the title – summer is winding down.

15. Tracey Thorn – Kentish Town (Walls Remix)

Oddly compelling ambient remix that bubbles under with MIDI snaps, sequencer chimes and dissonance. It’s  a long way from EBTG.

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Soundtrack2 Audiocast30: Shadow People

No Age, Depreciation Guild, Radio Dept., Salem, Mondo Jet Set & more

New tracks from No Age, The Depreciation Guild and The Radio Dept.! Check it out on this week’s mix…

1. No Age – Hard Trash

Mellow floating in space track starts us off. From a recent Daytrotter session, this band continues to impress with their range and creativity.

2. Daylight’s For The Birds – Please

Straight up dream pop from 2006’s very nice Trouble Everywhere record.

3. My Majestic Star – Silver Tongues

Downtempo dream pop with a shot of 1970s jazz fusion. Check out last year’s I Haven’t Got it In Me.

4. Salem – Brustreet

Beautiful shoegaze with melody lifted from The Boss’ Streets Of Philadelphia. This is not the Israeli death metal band nor the Swedish band…would like to tell you more but their MySpace page is toast.

5. The Radio Dept. – Heaven’s On Fire

Another instant rainy day classic from Radio Dept. This one’s off Clinging To A Scheme, due out next month.

6. The Depreciation Guild – Dream About Me

U.S. band drop new single. Lovely stuff!

7. The Sunshine Factory – Roving Eye

Last year’s Vintage Revolution had some very nice tunes on it. This track sounds like My Bloody Valentine crossed with Ivy.

8. Mondo Jet Set – Nightnurse

Cool track from a few years’ back off Henry After A Nightlife. Vocals remind me a bit of The Pernice Brothers but they’ve got an indie, slightly trippy rock sound.

9. You Say Party! We Say Die! – Laura Palmer’s Prom (Los Campesinos remix)

Loving this track from last fall. I didn’t think either of these bands did this kind of swirling, noisy shoegaze. File under the “never want this track to end” category.

10. The Man I Fell In Love With – Never Ever Even

Not sure how to describe this one. Bit of math-rock overtop some noisy indie rock?

11.  Mustafa Et Monique – Monaural Tone Revolver

Highly disorted, dense rock and roll from 2005’s Houdini Aubergine EP.

12. Technoir MA – Sparks

Love this guitar-led minor epic by the Massachusetts band of the Sonic Youth school.

13. True Womanhood – Shadow People

Off last month’s Basement Membranes EP, this dark, cool rock and roll track will have your reaching for your shades.

14. Six By Seven – Candlelight

1998 Britpoppy goodness out of Nottingham.

15.  White Come Come – Broken Bird

Our last audiocast had a heavy Ride/Chapterhouse bias, and here’s another. This one’s from a Japanese band circa 1992. The guitar riff brings to mind the mighty The Wedding Present.

16.  The Tamborines – Sally O’Gannon

Bright, noisy melody off the EP of the same name. If you like early Dandy Warhols, you’ll dig this.

17.  Shark? – Titanz

Noisemaker track is not your typical rock and roll. The singer’s delivery reminds me a bit of The Constantines. This anthem is available for free download.

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Soundtrack2 Audiocast20: Stranger

A Place to Bury Strangers, No Age, Hopewell, Arc In Round, Apteka & more

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The latest audiocast touches on the Stranger – the notion of the “other” and unfamiliar. From blistering opening track from A Place to Bury Strangers and on to Hopewell’s “Stranger”, distorted perception shapes a lot of great music.

1.   A Place To Bury Strangers – In Your Heart

A blast of sinister 80s dark rock and roll to start us off. Great to hear new stuff this good. APTBS also wins the  award for best MySpace music description: “Total Sonic Annihilation.” Coming out on next month’s Exploding Head album.

2.   Deep Cut – Dead Man Walking

Spiralling glammy rock and roll from London band. What’s a deep cut, you ask? The tracks towards the end of the record that DJs don’t play.

3.   Violens – Lightning Lightning

Like this one. Kind of like a noisier, more interesting Killers.

4.   No Age – You’re A Target

No Age is starting to get much more interesting on this new track. Fresh, tight and smart.

5.   Arc In Round – New Rocker Mastered

Found this band recently. Really dig the way this one builds – like a cross between Spoon and Broken Social Scene.

6.   Mellotrons – Side By Side

This Brazilian band starts off with a Dinosaur Jr. vibe and then goes skyward with the “Yeah Yeah” extended chorus. And check out the classic rock ending. Yowzah!

7.   Darlings – We’re Not Going

Lovely. Very cool slacker vocals and building riffs. “I’m not looking for repetition, I’m just looking for a good time.” Amen.

8.   Hotels – Leilani

Seattle band takes us through this space poppy gem off Where Hearts Go Broke.

9.  White Denim – Mirrored And Riverse

RCRD LBL artists deliver something completely different off Mirrored and Reversed. Slow cooking rock number with flourishes of psychedelia. Available as a free download.

10.  Hopewell – Stranger

Rumbling bass out of Hawkwind builds to ultimate space rock-style freakout.

11.  Apteka – Traitors

Apteka channels inner Iggy on this stomping garage psych number. Never before has “C’mon!” made this much sense.

12.  Pollination – Some Sun (Yppah Remix)

Pensive bit of electronica remixed by the never-boring Yppah.  Available on Exponential.

13.  My Violaine Morning – Morning Angels

Straight outta West Java, Indonesia comes some shimmery 80s guitar pop.

14.  A Brief Smile – For  A While

You know those tracks that you listen to again and again, but can’t really place? This is one of them for me.  The band has 3 EPs available for download on their website.

15.  Swoon 23 – Cellophane

And the stranger leaves town. Awesome track that shows just how intense plastic wrap can be when sung properly: “I can’t remember my pain.”

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