Posts Tagged ‘Noise-rock’
Maribel, Screen Vinyl Image, School of Seven Bells, The Chambermaids, Deardarkhead & more
1. School of Seven Bells – The Night
New sublime electronic dream pop that should make you very happy. Look for it on Ghoststory.
2. Pterodactyl – School Glue
Noise rock that seemed to go perfectly with the previous tune. Now I’m not so sure…
3. MaoTzu – Case Closed
Freak frenzied folk psychedelia out of Chicago.
5. The Faux Noise – Oh Father (Hymn)
Wonderful head-nodding shoegaze.
6. Earthquake Party – Pretty Little Hand
Walls of garage guitar meet guy/girl pop harmonies.
8. Deardarkhead – Invisible
Recently released on Captured Tracks’ new Oceanside: 1991-1993, this is just one of several killer tracks from this obscure shoegaze band.
9. Maribel – Jezebel Jive
My ears perked up at this new track from their second album Reveries due out in 2012. It’s hard to describe their sound, so according them: “Maribel play dark, slow-burning dream-pop drawing on a wide range of influences from film noir to J Dilla.”
10. Screen Vinyl Image – Revival
Rip-roaring drone garage from the might SVI. Check out their latest album Strange Behavior.
11. Ufesas – Part Of The Night
Uruguay band takes us on a journey deep into psych country. So glad this tune is on the mix. It’s intense.
12. Coolrunnings – Rusk
Where the hell did this come from? Low chant-like vocals interrupted by explosions of psych guitar.
13. Nova Drones – Leech
Now we’re back to what sounds like an actual tune!
15. All In The Golden Afternoon – All In The Golden Afternoon
Trippy tune to soundtrack a bad dream sequence.
16. Galaxie 500 – Tugboat
Stone cold classic from Today.
17. Mystic Chords Of Memory – We Could Send Letters
Aztec Camera track given the full blown hippy cinema treatment by a now-defunct band composed of members of The Aislers Set, The Tyde and Beachwood Sparks.
Whirr, Ringo Deathstarr, Mood Rings, Veronica Falls, Odonis Odonis & more
1. Pujol – Mayday
Brash, garage rock and roll that shakes up the core formula.
2. We Walk In Straight Lines – War(m)
Urgent, passionate indie rock that lands just on the rights side of emo.
3. Whirr – JuneBouvier
Lovely shoegaze with great washes of guitar and vocals.
4. Holy Stain – Explosion
Bristol crew drop a scorching shoezage tune off free EP Sun Zoo.
6. R.M. Hendrix – Ivorine and Chai (Our Sanguine Holiday Mix)
Straight up transcendant shoegaze from Cambridge, MA.
7. Luna – Rollercoaster
Driving riff and drumming that doesn’t even take a break for a chorus! Listen carefully for the cool lead guitar overtop…almost a counter-melody.
8. Beaches – Free Way
Damn I love Sonic Youth, even 25 years later and from Australia. That is all.
9. Pantone – Dream For Hours
Glorious bass-heavy indie rock off Claire’s Several Bands Galore. Don’t blink or it will be over.
10. Mood Rings – Exorcised Painting
For lack of a better adjective, this is fantastic “moody” reverb-drenched power pop.
13. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Little Blu House
And down comes the veil. Dayrtotter session takes us up the river.
14. Odonis Odonis – Highnote
Tune of the week. Totally unclassifiable, but catchy and cool. Put your sunglasses on. Proud to say they’re from Toronto, too.
16. Chapel Club – The Shore
Haunted lament for what’s been lost, recorded at Big Orange Studios. Who said there are no great songs anymore?
17. The Nocturnes – Love
Hard to describe this one – sadcore?
The Sunshine Factory, Kyla La Grange, The War on Drugs, I Break Horses, Myty Konkeror & more
1. Hunters – Brat Mouth
Love this garage tune and its awesome surf punk chorus. Midsong cacophony included!
2. Yuck – The Wall
Great rock and roll tune from Daytrotter. Kept passing this one over since it’s not what we normally play. Check out Stereogum‘s chat with them about their influences.
3. Sleeping Bag – Slime
Good old fashioned American drone-y power pop.
4. Folie Adieu – Sacrificial Anode
Bring on the spiralling shoegaze.
5. Myty Konkeror – Whitewash
Really nice mid-90s indie rock vibe here. Love it! Pick it up on I Miss The Future.
6. duel – Wisher
This Swedish band might just out-Swervedriver Swervedriver.
7. 28 Degrees Taurus – Electricity
8. Lüger – Dracula’s Chaffeur Wants More
Don’t be thrown off by the kooky title. This adrenaline-fuelled ride is the real deal. Sweet buildup too.
9. Letting Up Despite Great Faults – I Feel You Happen
Dark, beautiful whisper croon overtop pounding shoegaze. Very nice.
10. The War On Drugs – Original Slave
Huge buzz about this album, and well deserved. This instrumental’s perfect for train rides through stawberry fields. Yes, I know that was cheesy. Dig the “Psychotic Reaction” harmonica.
11. I Break Horses – Winter Beats
Another very buzzy band with shimmering, wistful electronic dream pop.
12. Slow Loris – Golden Lines
Some nice afternooon slacker indie rock out of Wisconsin.
13. Kyla La Grange – Walk Through Walls (Communion Version)
14. The Sunshine Factory – Chainsaw Girl
Their latest – smooth pastoral dream pop.
15. Joy Zipper – Christmas Song
Sacrilege! An organ-based psych droner oldie off American Whip.
16. Reverie Sound Revue – I Could Be Dangerous
Hard to describe this one, but there’s a cool bossa groove here somewhere.
17. Burning Hearts – Into The Wilderness
Widescreen 80s-influenced midtempo tune closes the show. Thank you.
Washed Out, M83, Girls, PacificUV, Dum Dum Girls & more
Tons of great new stuff this week. Dig in.
1. Burning God Little – Notes On Being Snowblind
Swinging track that puts a spring in your step.
2. Tahiti 80 – Defender
French electro poppers come back with a vengeance on The Past, The Present & The Possible.
3. Battles – Sweetie and Shag (featuring Kazu Makino)
Slept on their latest, but I’m catching up now. Sweet vocals courtesy of the Blonde Redhead singer and very cool disonant keys during chorus – is that a steel drum I hear?
4. M83 – Midnight City
Another new huge tune from Mr. G. Less shoegazy than his last record, but just as 80’s-influenced. Available for free download via his site.
5. Public Transport – Up All Night
Sweet, big electronic pop courtesy of Duncan Bailey. I like my instrumentals, but this tune would just soar with female vocals.
6. Washed Out – You And I
The chillwave masters return.
7. Valentin Stip – Anytime Will Do
Montreal noir minimalism, available on RCRDLBL.
8. PacificUV – I’m Here (But It’s Not Me)
Intimate and lovely. The latest track in their monthly free series.
9. Stargazer Lilies – Ahhh
10. Dum Dum Girls – Coming Down
11. Alec’s Band – The Great Dong Of Darkness On A Motorcycle
Noise rock instrumental that transforms from ballad to bombast. And based on this band’s song titles, I’m thankful there are no lyrics.
12. Wooden Shjips – Lazy Bones
Groovy psych journey into the swamp. RCRDLBL.
13. The Jesus And Mary Chain – Supertramp
Hey, this isn’t “The Logical Song!” Brace yourself for this Munki classic with “Tomorrow Never Knows” drumming, punchy bass and a cool chorus.
14. The La’s – Failure
Someone wrote Mojo to diss The La’s. Yes, they’re overhyped because of their low output. But listen to this performance and tell me you’re not blown away.
15. Veronica Falls – Come On Over
London crew runs down some pounding indie rock.
16. Girls – Vomit
The online reviews I’ve read of their latest tune don’t describe it well. Best I can do is Led Zeppelin‘s “Since I’ve Been Loving You”, mixed with Eels that ends as a Bowie or T. Rex glam soul anthem. “Come into my heart…”
Moonface, Swirlies, Younghusband, Centro-Matic, Lunch & more
1. Miracle Fortress – Tracers
New post punk tune gets the ball rolling. This track reminds me of a far cooler version of Talking Heads. Freaky breakdown too.
2. Moonface – Fast Peter
Wolf Parade guy gets his epic synth rock on.
3. For Those Who Know – Competition (Drone Control Remix)
Blissed out dream pop with great washes of guitar and heavily distorted vocals.
4. Apparat – Black Water
Producer Sascha Ring drops a slow moving dream pop beauty here.
5. 2muchachos – Magic Tanner
Glacial organ from this Russian band reminds me of some tracks from the fabulous National Parks Project.
6. Fallen Rule – Let People Not Be Your Foundation
7. Starfyler 59 – Play The C Chord
A classic midtempo rock tune with a slight twang.
8. Eleanor Friedberger – My Mistakes
Trying something a bit different with this track from one half of The Fiery Furnaces. Reserve judgement until the track fully kicks in.
9. Centro-Matic – Only In My Double Mind
Texas crew brings glimmering, hopeful rock and roll with lovely harmonies. Bit of an Arcade Fire vibe.
10. Lunch – Turn Around
Remember The Replacements? Imagine them gone shoegaze…sorta.
11. Radical Dads – Walking Wires
80s-style indie pop from Brooklyn.
12. Younghusband – Carousel
Song of the week! Glorious shimmering shoegaze available from RCRDLBL.
13. Swirlies – Sound Of Sebring
Fabulous moody shoegaze from 1996’s They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days In The Glittering World Of The Salons.
14. Airiel – Airtight Angels
Yes! Swirling shoegaze rock and roll. Must play more Airiel.
15. Bailterspace – Unseen
Air bass time! Killer nihilist shoegaze from the legendary Kiwi band’s Aim EP.
16. White Noise Sound – Sunset
Waiting for the second coming of Spacemen 3? Look no further.