Posts Tagged ‘Radio Dept.’
Engineers, Tammar, Serena Maneesh, Charlatans, Deerhunter & more
This week’s audiocast could read like a Best Of Soundtrack2 compilation. Lots of great new stuff!
1. 2:54 – Creeping
UK band kicks us off with some moody post punk.
2. Victorie & Hyde – Black Leather Jacket (Demo)
JAMC garage evolves into stratospheric dual guitar assault.
3. The Blue Velvets – Bring Me Down
Now known as Dead Rabbits, the ghosts of Spacemen 3 haunt this track.
4. Tammar – Arrows Underwater
Love this psych track. Sounds like The La’s Lee Mavers on a bad trip. Transcend!
Electropop treatment by legendary French band that works! Also possibly the first (and last?) track to appear on Soundtrack2 featuring a flute.
6. The Charlatans – Love Is Ending
90’s vets storm back with this new mod-pscyh tune. On first listen I thought it was an outtake to Some Friendly.
7. Deerhunter – Memory Boy
Picked up Halcyon Digest yet? It’s good but different to earlier stuff – definitely an evolution for them. This one’s closest to the stuff we play.
8. The High Violets – Ciné
Off their new album of the same name, I love this blast of stare-at-the-sun shoegaze.
9. Brother Kite – Young Pioneer
Dream pop from new album Isolation.
10. Engineers – Press Rewind
Great melodies, fantastic singing and production. Yes, it’s another Engineers album. Ulrich Schnauss even plays on In Praise Of More. Will this be their breakout record?
11. The Radio Dept. – The New Improvised Hypocrisy
More utter perfection, available for free via their website.
12. Screen Vinyl Image – New Visions
Familiar yet fresh, sun-is-rising-and-the-world-will-be-better tune.
13. Yume Bitsu – Sharp, Twisted
14. The Black Angels – Phosphene Dream
“Our president was dead to us. Hallelujah.” Great lyrics over intense psych off their latest album. If they come to your town, make sure you see them live. Mindblowing.
15. Maserati – Pyramid of the Sun
Dude from the Horrors takes Seeland to a dark, electronic place.
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
Radio Dept., Sciflyer, Archers of Loaf, A Place to Bury Strangers, Memory Cassette & more
New Radio Dept.! New Radio Dept.! New Radio Dept.!
In other news, lots of other great bands putting out good stuff that is rocking my ‘phones. Liked the way this one came together, but I’m pretty biased.
Check out Soundtrack2 Audiocast14 here.
1. Averkiou – Give ‘Em What He Wants
Light shoegaze pop kicks things off with great guitar and a bit of Death Cab influence on the vocal. This one’s off the Floridians’ Throwing Sparks album.
3. Sciflyer – Like An Ion
Droney slice of downtempo rock and roll from San Francisco changes things up a bit.
4. Maribel – Ecstatic
Love the bright multi-tracked vocal with ringing guitars. “Ecstatic” indeed – turn it up! Off the Norweigan band’s Aesthetics album.
5. Archers of Loaf – Toast
Re-discovered Icky Mettle and realized that their righteous wallop was perfect for Soundtrack2. This near-instrumental’s a bit weirder than their usual stuff, but I dig it.
6. Autohaze – Shadowproof
Is that John Cale on the mic? Probably not, but this is a cool one off the Australian band’s Mild Steel Flat album.
7. Collapse Under The Empire – Quiet Dimension
Off Systembreakdown, some Halloween-style piano builds towards a full-on finale.
8. A Place To Bury Strangers – To Fix The Gash In Your Head (Peter Holmstrom Remix)
Love Holmstrom’s – of the Dandy Warhols no less – ultraviolent industrial funk for APTBS from a few months back.
9. Ceremony – Dull Life
Off Disappear, this one’s been passed over for past audiocasts, but no longer. Very, very good. Props to Built On A Weak Spot.
10. Abe Vigoda – Don’t Lie
Peculiar track but a real grower. Plus any band with a member who sports a Phantom of the Opera t-shirt on their MySpace page is sure to offer a unique perspective.
11. Ride – All I Can See
Classic cut of hazy psych pop from Smile.
12. Radio Dept. – David
Intriguing new single from a great band. Can’t wait for this record to drop.
13. Windy & Carl – Snow Covers Everything
ST2 goes all post rock with this track off Songs For the Broken Hearted. Too mellow?
14. Guitar – Just Like Honey
Holy crap is this an amazing mash of noise, rock & roll and beats. Why didn’t I discover this until now?
15. Memory Cassette – Surfin
A bit of Cocteau blended into this nice dreamy track. Swedish? No – from Joisey.
16. Basement Apartment – Vegas Streets
Indie pop goodness for driving on a sunny day. Don’t see the Vegas bit though…feels more like Chicago.
From February’s fantastically-named Nacissus Can Wait 12″, Cut City rains all over the parade with some noisy, moody guitars.
18. DulceSky – White Fields
Going out in style with this veteran band. Don’t know much about ’em – other stuff good too?