Posts Tagged ‘Pacific UV’
Pacific UV, A.C. Acoustics, A Place To Bury Strangers, Mmoths, Maria False & more
Back in action and catching up!
1. A Place To Bury Strangers – I Lost You
The consistently noisy, blistering Brooklyn crew don’t disappoint on this new track.
2. Grandparents – Flathead
Indie fusion gives way to a dark hippie dance party. Like!
4. Eric’s Trip – Sunlight
Classic dark indie pop from the New Brunswick.
5. Unicycle Loves You – Wow Wave Cinema
Lots going on here, but above all it’s slaphappy noise pop.
6. Galway – Air #3
Bit of a gloomy day in, filled with small regrets. But after two and a half minutes, things start looking up.
7. The D’Arcys – Peg
I never thought my love of the Dan would manifest itself on this blog/podcast. Not sure Soundtrack2 listeners would like this song off their Aja covers album, but it’s a surprising take that should stand on its own.
8. Piatcions – Red Van
A strong wind blusters through this track from the UK band.
9. Maria False – Venera 4 – Take My Fever
Marvellous ringing psych.
10. A.C. Acoustics – Love Lies Broken Piece
I love this tragically overlooked Scottish band. Huge thumping bass choruses on this track.
11. MM – These Walls
Slow brooding track with ominous, distorted vocals. And it was recorded LIVE.
12. Glissade – Untitled
Engrossing feedback instrumental. Perfect soundtrack to the view from a plane as it soars above the clouds.
13. Seabright – Swells
Groovy San Jose trippiness from last year.
14. Pacific UV – I’m Here (But It’s Not Me)
Claustrophobic ode to a future lover?
17. Steve Hauschildt – Batteries May Drain
This one’s been on my include list for a while. Kind of futuristic electronic pop.
18. Zammuto – F U C-3PO
The track of the week. It starts like Meddle, then comes the vocoder, synth and sound effects.
Future Islands, Elf Power, The Voices, Golden Ages, Pacific UV & more
1. Para Siempre – Adolescence
Starting things off with in the red, urgent yet murky punky pop.
2. The Catherine Wheel – Let Me Down Again
Black Metallic rocker with just deadly choruses. This one’ll get inside your head.
3. Future Islands – Walking Through That Door
Just a fantastic song with glorious synth work and a great groove. Never want this to end.
4. Medicine – Astral Gravy
Brash, glammy rock and roll from 2003’s The Mechanical Forces Of Love.
5. Tame Impala – Alter Ego
A highlight they dropped at last night’s show at The Phoenix. But then they topped it – by covering Massive Attack‘s Angel! Was also surprised to see they weren’t using drum samples…the drummer was amazing.
6. Crystal Stilts – Silver Sun
Another one from the Brooklynites’ new record. They’ve struck a nice mod-surf vibe on it.
7. Lowtide – Underneath Tonight
Shoegaze pop from last year’s You Are My Good Light EP.
8. Elf Power – Skeleton
One of the more sinister tracks off the Elephant 6 band’s The Winter Is Coming album.
9. 10 Second Dynasty – Endless Drive
Epic 10-minute shoegaze anthem. Anyone have info on this band they can share?
10. Black Forest Of Opium – Afyonkarahisar Battle Cry
Winner of this week’s award for Most Embarassing Band Name To Have To Say You’re Listening To. Great drone-y tune with some heavy lyrics about crushing down enemies.
11. The Voices – When The Black Sun Sets
More shoegaze psych off the Cardiff band’s Death Of A Lover’s Song album.
12. The People’s Temple – Sons Of Stone
Killer drone psych that is a must for fans of Brian Jonestown Massacre or The Black Angels. The vocalist reminds me of someone, but I just can’t my finger on it…[Update: Turns out it was Chris Wilson of the Flamin’ Groovies.]
13. The Morning Clouds – The Wrong Things
New track that channels the classic reverb-heavy ballads of the 60s.
13. Pacific UV – Float
Free track from April available through their site. Brings Spiritualized to mind.
Churning guitars and insistent synths over heart-on-sleeve vocals. Original’s nice too.
15. Pale Suns – Here Is
Shimmering waves of noisy beauty.
Oscillating intense electronic remix takes us home.
Pacific UV, The Ruby Suns, Snapper, Field Mice, The Frames & more.
Dipping into the archives a bit more this week. There’s lots of new stuff in the hopper for the next one!
1. Kinski – Rhode Island Freakout
Sonic Youth-indebted rocker kicks us off. This one’s off 2003’s Airs Above Your Station.
2. Snapper – Eyes That Shine
3. Pacific UV – Know
Been meaning to drop this for a while. Great noisy rock and roll gives way to dreaminess.
4. Oblisk – Epicenter
Propulsive track out of Detroit. This off last year’s Weather Patterns.
5. Nikoo – Gimme Hell
New Netherlands noisepop, taken from their free EP.
6. Disappears – Hearing Things
7. Aerial Love Feed – Rockethouse
Bombastic Britrock out of New York.
8. Ornaith O’Dowd – Car Tapes
Irish Brooklyn-based artist describes this as ” wistful guitar pop number that recalls the romance of making mix tapes for summer road trip.” Sounds good to me.
9. Moscow Olympics – Second Trace
Straight outta the Philippines is MO with a nice melodic pop number off Cut The World.
10. The Field Mice – Sensitive
11. Dreamend – Elipsis 2
This instrumental would be the perfect trackto play during intermission at a My Bloody Valentine concert.
12. The Frames – Sideways Down
A fave track of mine by the Irish band.
13. Hooray! – Honeymoon
Like me some folky dream pop.
14. Invisible Elephant – Time
15. The Ruby Suns – Closet Astrologer
Lovely. Fans of Animal Collective will really like this band.
16. Team Ghost – Colors In Time
Wonderful shoegaze electronica out of Paris.
17. Nice Nice – See Waves
A great track that’s hard to pin down. Clash describes it as noise rock, but I’m not so sure.