Posts Tagged ‘Royal Bangs’
Masquer, Deerhoof, Shade, New Estate, Killing Joke & more
1. The Wedding Present – Crawl
Wistful indie pop from 1990 gets us going.
2. Killing Joke – Eighties
Blast of primal yet glammy post punk featuring the UK’s greatest screamer. Weird Science fans may recognize this from the crazy house party scene, before the motorcycle gang rides through the house.
3. Tones On Tail – Go
4. Medicine – She Knows Everything
Wonderful screaming noise with ethereal crooning vocals over top.
5. Masquer – Happiness
Swedes provide some dark, romantic electro pop, available for free on their site.
6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Y Control
This popped up on my player the other day. Overlooked indie noir beauty from Fever To Tell.
7. Scarlet Chives – The Horror
8. Skylight – As You Leave (2008)
Very cool stuff recently unearthed by the Boston band and uploaded to their bandcamp page. Nice murky shoegaze.
9. Shade – Get There With You
Latonka track with great vocals and drone. Reminds me of another band, but I can’t say who…
10. Daydream – Shiny Road
This Korean band love their Ride. That’s ok, we do too. Nice melody and female vocal.
11. Air Formation – Fallen Leaves
Cool, slightly dreary sonic assault.
12. New Estate – Dream Planner
Fantastic track that out-Pavements Pavement. But with a touch of shoegaze thrown in.
13. Surely I Come Quickly – The Breeze
Lo-fi from Saskatchewan? This has been kicking around for a while, but had I known they were from Saskatoon I’d have dropped it sooner. Cool French horn, or whatever that instrument is.
14. Pure X – Twisted Mirror
Reverb-drenched goover for the late late late night wind-down.
15. Sungrazer – Wild Goose
Gimme stoner rock! And make it Dutch, please. Hoping to play some more of this kind of stuff, provided it fits. Thoughts?
Noisy, bonkers remix of great tune from Flux Outside.
17. The Harvey Girls – Faster Peach
Hard to describe this one, but trust me it’ s great. Till next time.
The Raveonettes, Moon Duo, Junip, Swans, Ambulance Ltd. & more
1. Junip – Without You
Beautiful, pastoral psychedelia from José González’s other band that ascends heavenward as the synth comes in. Wow, this Daytrotter session really deepened their sound.
2. Panorama – Sol Brillar
What could be a lost gem from Dark Side of the Moon, but straight out of Medellín, Columbia. Available via above link.
3. Ambulance Ltd. – Swim
A classic midtempo tune from their brilliant self-titled album from quite a few moons ago. Great chord progression.
4. Stumbleine – Lunar
Love the broken soulfulness of this track. Just fantastic, genre-defying music that may take a few listens for you to fall in love. And they’ve been nice enough to make it available on their Tumblr.
5. Slowness – Black & White
San Frans drop some trippy power pop, with nice guitar effects towards the end.
6. April Fool’s Day – Being Phil
Great guitar-driven, crunchy rock and roll. Hard to tell where they’re from…Spain?
7. Jetman Jet Team – Cosmic Age
Clandestine stratospheric shoegazing by promising Seattle-ites.
8. The Raveonettes – Evil Seeds
Don’t be fooled by the (not so good) post-rock intro. This dark guitar pop tune from new record Raven In The Grave gets darker and deeper. Nice to see them mess with their formula.
9. Mock – Poppy
10. Sphere – Low-altitude Flight
Wall of sound over loud beats and great female crooning vocals. Chorus kicks it up a notch.
11. Transistor Photograph – Like A Dolphin
Flash of sound and light, with a steady groove and sweet breakdown.
12. Last Remaining Pinacle – Students Of The V.U.
Drone, sitar and – is that a zither? Theremin maybe? Nuff said…
13. Moon Duo – Fallout
Now add some rock and roll to the drone and you’re off. Yes!
14. Swans – The Great Annihalator
More sitar! This corker’s off the LP of the same name, but this recently re-activated band is touring again.
15. Ty Segall – Standing At The Station
No words can describe the joyful cacophony here. And don’t ask me what this song has to do with a station.
16. Royal Bangs – Triccs
Ripping new post punk/rock and roll with a wonderful, distorted bottom end that gives it a great dirty groove.
17. The D’Ubervilles – Magic Arrow
Fellow Torontonians do such a stellar cover of Timber Timbre‘s track that I actually prefer it. The mood they create here really breathes life into the song.
18. Achievement House – Summer Spirit
Summer’s not here yet, so we’ll describe this as the soundtrack to a glorious Spring day. It brings to mind free spirits in Broken Social Scene.