Posts Tagged ‘Noise-rock’
Japandroids, Grooms, Bailterspace, The Flaming Lips, Beach House & more
1. Japandroids – Continuous Thunder
4. Swervedriver – The Birds
On a bit of a late-period kick for some classic shoegaze bands. This one’s from 1998’s excellent Ejector Seat Reservation.
5. Grooms – Dreamsucker
Some hyper Brooklyn rock and roll.
6. Eternal Summers – Wonder
Propulsive power pop out of Virginia.
8. Ride – Gonna Be Alright
More late period Britpop goodness off overlooked Tarantula.
10. Grave Babies – Fuck Off
An atmospheric, reverb-drenched anthem off Gothdammit.
11. Pontiak – Royal Colors
Switching gears from trenchcoats to brain melting psych. That’s just how we roll.
14. The Steals – All Coming Back
Lovely dream pop from a few years back.
15. Beach House – Lazuli
I wasn’t crazy about first single “Myth” so I’ve slept on this album. Then this track drew me back to the mothership.
16. Cloud – Childhood
This chillwave track sounds like it’s been playing in my head for years.
17. Post War Years – Glass House
Track of the week: glorious electro pop from the UK.
18. Diiv – Wait
Some nice shoegaze from new album Oshin (get it?) on Captured Tracks.
Dead Mellotron, Airiel, Lotus Plaza, John Maus, A Place To Bury Strangers & more
We’re 100. Yay.
Now let’s get on with another mix of killer tunes.
1. A Place To Bury Strangers – You Are The One
We start off our 100th episode with the band that has kicked off our podcasts the most. When you listen to their latest Joy Division meets JAMC jam, you’ll understand why.
3. Abschaum – Moonlight
Hypnotic boogie music for trenchcoat wearers.
4. Averkiou – Fuzzy Photograph
Crunching power pop off February’s The New Imperative. Love the guitar (?) noise solo.
5. Taffy – Haah
Stirring Japanese shoegaze. Guess they couldn’t think of a good title, so a simple “Haah” fit the bill.
6. The Wedding Present – You’re Dead
I wasn’t really feeling this initially, but it grew on me. Gedge gives us the gears at the chorus, with a bit of Mark E. Smith phrasing.
7. Airiel – Flashlight Tag
Amazing to hear new music from this band.
8. Grass Widow – Walking Out On Love
More classic power pop goodness, but GW’s female vocals provide a shoegaze edge.
10. Whirr – Toss
This Pipe Dreams twee pop tune just mesmerizes.
12. Lightfoils – Sympathy Lies
Bright, soaring shoegaze pop from
13. John Maus – No Title (Molly)
Get down with your bad self, Mr. Maus. If this is a joke, please don’t end it.
14. Dead Mellotron – Stranger
Sucks when you sit on a killer dream pop tune so long that ANOTHER one comes out from the same band before you get to it.
15. Vinyl Williams – Chroma Heart
Hazy anthem starts with “The end is near” and then declares “you’re in my heart.” Check out his new Ultimate World EP.
17. Soul Glimpse – Fade & Breath
One of the few ambient tracks I’ve wanted to drop. Listen closely and listen loud.
18. Irene On Edge – Time Fly
Hypnotic full kilter noise with oddly beautiful garbled voices.
19. Mr. Gnome – The Way
Unbelievable chillwave (or is it witch house?) that is the perfect soundtrack to a waltz in another dimension.
Errors, Pontiak, Rancho Relaxo, Bright Channel, Paul Weller & more
No jangling harmonies this week as we go deep and dark.
2. Pontiak – Left with Lights
Bombastic track from their fabulous new Echo Ono album. Facemelters unite!
3. Paul Weller – Around The Lake
Not sure if his Farfisa psych song is a parody or an homage, but thought I’d throw it on since he’s coming to Toronto soon.
4. Free Electric State – We’ll Have A Great Funeral (When You Die)
Isn’t it great how waves of feedback transform a straight-up indie rock tune?
5. Al Lover – Death Ride In San Francisco
January’s Heavy Hippies has a lot of samples from well-known classic rock jams. Like this one because the riff isn’t easy to pick out and the bassline just kills.
7. Queens Of The Stone Age – River In The Road
Always liked this slightly trippy tune from Era Vulgaris.
8. Rancho Relaxo – I Want You
A new one from this excellent band’s Happy Friday Experiment. Great acoustic psych drone.
9. The Blue Angel Lounge – Die Away As One In Time
Loveliness: “I wanna hold you forever…”
10. Swoon 23 – Fire Hanger
Dark rock and roll from 1997’s Legendary Ether Pony.
12. DeadCAT – Evitan
Love this Atlanta band’s dark glitchy groove.
13. Surji – Scream Of A Wean
This murky tune comes off the aptly-named Existentialism.
15. Air Formation – In Formation
Soaring dream pop from this band that called it a day last year.
Frankie Rose, Trespassers William, Caveman, The Spits, Apteka & more
1. The Spits – Last Man On Earth
5…4…3…Wake up with this new off-kilter space punk.
2. Digital Leather – Young Doctors In Love
Facebook page doesn’t reveal much, but loving this album’s melodic post punk and killer chorus. And I’m not even a doctor.
4. Car Seat Headrest – Bodys
Ah, Brooklyn. Six minutes of stream-of-consciousness vocals and ecstatic indie rock.
5. Dream Brother – Pretty Eyes
A bit poppy for us, but this song is just so damn catchy!
7. Field Mouse – You Guys Are Gonna Wake Up My Mom
Some wistful, dreamy pop out of Brooklyn.
8. A Classic Education – Night Owl
Slowing it down. Lovely guitar work. Find it on October’s Call It Blazing.
10. Yo La Tengo – Pablo and Andrea
An Electr-O-Pura classic. “Show me where you hide all your secrets upstairs…” Love when the guitars come in.
11. Caveman – Easy Water
The track of the week comes from Coco Beware, a fantastic record released last fall. The mysterious intensity of this track stood out for me.
12. Red Horses Of The Snow – Airborne
Brilliant song that seems like an instant mellow shoegaze anthem. And what a voice!
14. Aerofall – Up’s & Down’s
Straightforward, almost hypnotic chord progression with layers and layers of guitar.
15. The Hang Ups – Sweet Tooth
A nice one from the 90s indie rock heroes So We Go album.
16. Pale Saints – Angel (Will You Be My)
Blistering shoegaze pop tune that’s perfect for dancing around your bedroom.
17. Luminous Orange – Walkblind
Superplastic stunner by the Japanese shoegazers.
18. Apteka – Gravesend
Very excited to hear new stuff from this band. In their words: “We play rock music. We like large kick drums, tube amplification, and face melting.” Hear hear.