Posts Tagged ‘no age’
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.
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
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.
Oddly compelling ambient remix that bubbles under with MIDI snaps, sequencer chimes and dissonance. It’s a long way from EBTG.
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
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.
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
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
A Place to Bury Strangers, No Age, Hopewell, Arc In Round, Apteka & more
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
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.
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.”