Posts Tagged ‘Primal Scream’
What do all these bands have in common?
They all released records with Alan McGee’s Creation Records. Check out the Upside Down trailer. DVD will be available in May.
Autolux, The Blanket Ghost, Collider, The Boo Radleys, No Joy & more
1. Bottle Of Evil – Conversation
Dreamy Scottish indie. Feeling a bit of Doves here but not sure why.
2. Slowdive – 40 Days
Working in some more classics. We haven’t played this band since the very first episode – criminal! Timeless and lovely.
3. Anne – Summer Babies
Vocals remind me of Duncan Sheik (!) but this dream pop off their Demo is first rate.
4. The Blanket Ghost – l o o k a t t h e s t a r s
Cool off-kilter noise pop. With a name using the required words “Ghost”, “Crystal” or “Girls”, these guys are sure to make it big.
5. Autolux – Supertoys
Yes. Transit Transit is out August 3 and it looks they haven’t lost their touch over the years.
6. The Boo Radleys – Rodney King
Another neglected ST2 fave. Love this track’s distorted groove from their masterpiece Giant Steps.
7. Bloody Knives – Hands Around My Neck
Glam-gaze from those weird kids in Austin.
8. Collider – !Ex Ex!
Righteous melodic shoegaze rock and roll from the fantastic Strobos EP, available on their Bandcamp.
9. Weed Hounds – Skating Away From The Cops
C86-inspired anthem by New Yorkan band. More please.
10. Caucus – Sing (Half Dreaming)
Came across this nice pop track off the great Half Dreaming Asian shoegaze comp. Pretty good English singing for a Japanese band!
11. The Morning After Girls – Death Processions
Last year’s Alone yielded some good tunes, but loud dark arena rock and roll fans should turn this one up.
12. Cherryblades – Everyday Is Extreme
13. Amazing Baby – Head Dress
Baroque melodic Britpop from Brooklyn with some nice glam guitar. Better than it sounds.
14. The High Dials – Book Of The Dead
Light psych that’s hooked me since first seeing them as mainly-mod The Datsons. Off this year’s good Moon Country album.
15. No Joy – No Joy
Hard to pin this one down. Loud, distorted Archers of Loaf-indebted rock.
16. Turzi – Baltimore
Party like it’s 1993 with this Bobby Gillespie-guested big beat track. Also better than it sounds.
17. How To Destroy Angels – Parasite
You-know-who brings the broken dark noise. Been kicking this around for a while now…pick up the free EP on his site.
18. Indian Jewelry – Lost My Sight
Swirl in to the dark digital void with this pummeling trance psychedelia. And for the last time – better than it sounds.
Film School, Thrushes, Pixies, Mercy Arms, Primal Scream and more.
We’ve had some great newish stuff on rotation here, so we’re digging into them this time around.
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1. Ultra Vivid Scene – It Happens Every Time
Kicking off this week’s mix is a poppy one from New York-via-London’s Kurt Ralske.
2. Star – In Your Arsenal
Love this glammy track from a couple of years’ back. Definitely keep Star on your radar.
3. Dylans – Mary Quant In Blue (De-Luxe Reverse Submarine Mix II)
90s band brings on the psychedelia, backwards percussion and haze.
4. Greencoats – Honey
Kicking it into high gear with propulsive, glorious gem from this Swedish band’s Spring EP.
5. Mercy Arms – Half Right
Australian band delivers three and half minutes of soaring bliss. The singer reminds of another well-known vocalist, but I can’t place who! Anyone?
6. Latex Distortion and Gary West – Dopamine
Great indie rock track with bubbling distortion off Killed By A Fairy. Hard to find a good link to these guys so please add in a comment if you know one.
7. Pixies – Alison
Short burst of seminal rock and roll energy before we head spaceward.
8. Air – Dead Bodies
French band soundtracks a full-scale assault on Saturn. Taken from the Virgin Suicides OST.
9. Boards of Canada – Dayvan Cowboy
BOC isn’t a huge favourite of ours, but this drifting, building track works great here.
10. Film School – Ms. Connection
Brilliant mellow track from the Alwaysnever album.
11. Flunk – Play
Anja ˆòyen Vister’s croons gently over Ulf Nygaard’s “soothing delight.” Very nice.
12. Thrushes – Aidan Quinn
Why did this Baltimore noise pop band decide to pay tribute to 80s/90s actor Aidan Quinn? Don’t know, but love this track.
13. Solar Powered People – Commercial Flight
I can’t stop listening to this song. File under perfect pop.
14. Working for a Nuclear Free City – Troubled Son
Manchester band brings the evil shoegaze funk.
15. Primal Scream – Shoot Speed/Kill Light
Off Xtrmntr, Bobby Gillespie’s crew take us out in psychedelic rock and roll style. Props to Chris on this one.