Posts Tagged ‘Secret Machines’
Lost Rivers, Adam Franklin & The Bolts of Melody, Lilys, Holy Hail, Ride & more
1. Electric Sunset – Soda
Hazy, sunspotted electronic psychadelia from San Francisco. Their Electric Sunset EP hits in September.
2. Birthdays – Van Hands
Hip hop-inspired slight Animal Collective dreamy homage.
3. Aether – Such Charm
Yes, the opening croon sounds a bit like Chris Martin. But keep listening and the insistent synths we’ll draw you in.
4. AC Berkheimer – Off You Go
Nice 80s gloomy number. One of two nice tracks the Dutch band is offering for free on their site.
5. Cut Copy – Where I’m Going
6. Bubblegum Lemonade – Last Time I Saw Andrew
I think this is the only UK track on a S2 mix! Scottish band deliver the draggy/baggy goods.
7. Ride – Time Of Her Time
A classic off Going Blank Again. Decided it’s time to get a Ride t-shirt…anyone have some good options?
8. Adam Franklin & The Bolts Of Melody – I’ll Be Yr Mechanic
Any song with an opening line like “As the gas station burns…” is ok in my book.
AF’s last album was okay, but his new one I Could Sleep For A Thousand Years is really doing it. Hard to choose the one we liked most, so we caved and went with the one that sounded most like his beloved Swervedriver.
9. Lilys – The Any Several Sundays
When I first heard this at Rotate This it blew my mind. Eastern guitar, mid-sixties Byrds, mod chords and some serious drone add up to one monster of a tune.
10. Cloudlight Canyon – Mothlight Pt. 2
Cape Verde dream rockers enthrall for five plus minutes.
11. Megaphonic Thrift – Undertow
Norweigan rockers telling us to turn…it…up. And drive faster.
12. The Secret Machines – Road Lead Where It’s Led
…Which then reminds me of this band and their fantastic Now Here Is Nowhere.
13. Holy Hail – Feels Like Forever
14. The Lost Rivers – Stay
My Beatific Vision indeed. Buzzsaw guitars, 60s beat way more intense than the Raveonettes.
15. Buke and Gass – Medulla Oblongata
What a voice! Crazy bombastic rock and roll with vocals hooks to spare.
16. Moonbeams – I Am Forgotten
West coast band brings some glorious desolation to wind down the mix.
Dinosaur Jr., Secret Machines, Junior Boys, Boy in Static, Rollerskate Skinny & more
If the latest podcast sounds a bit heavy on the synthesizers and beats, that’s because of all the great new tracks out recently. But don’t worry – we included the latest Dinosaur Jr. track to restore the R&R balance.
So then…cancel meetings, hold your calls and dig in.
Check out Soundtrack2 Audiocast12 here.
1. SPC ECO – Shine On Down
Awesome bit of psychedelic haze from the new 3D album, currently available by “pay what you like.” One of my favourite new bands.
2. Daedelus – LA Nocturn
Mellow groover with acoustic guitar loops over popping MIDI beats. I just discovered Daedelus recently through this Friends of Friends EP and was surprised to see all his other albums!
3. Secret Machines – Underneath The Concrete
Off their latest self-title record, this track’s pounding drum/keys groove brings to mind an intergalactic Van Halen.
4. Telefon Tel Aviv – The Birds
Electronic shoegaze goodness from this year’s Immolate Yourself album.
5. Dykehouse – Hope She Hears This Sound
Hazy track from one very creative guy from of Ann Arbor.
Love this uptempo dreamlike rocker from the new Inside Your Guitar record.
7. Junior Boys – Work
When this song played over the PA in the Soundscapes shop, I knew I had to drop it into an upcoming audiocast. Off their new – and nice, but not amazing – Begone Dullcare.
8. Readymade – Sam
Classic Slowdive-influenced dream pop from a few years back.
9. Rollerskate Skinny – Shallow Thunder
This band is great because their music usually defies categorization. Perfect bridge to the next Barlow/Mascis track too.
10. Dinosaur Jr. – I Want You To Know
Free download from upcoming new (!) album by legendary American Indie band. The chorus is amazing, the guitar is as dense as ever and J. Mascis’ more mature voice sounds great. I actually hear a Eddie Vedder in his voice now. Anyways, looking forward to the June 23 release date.
11. Blind Mr. Jones – Hey
Wave 2 (or is it 1?) shoegaze act delivers droney rock and roll goodness.
12. Boy In Static – Kissed Under The Sun
From the Newborn album. Researching this I found out the dropped a new album called Candy Cigarette last month. More homework to do!
13. Mice Parade – Sneaky Red
MySpace page lists their music style as indie/shoegaze/flamenco..not a bad description for “Sneaky Red.” This would have fit nicely on one of Sloan‘s last two albums.
14. Stevenson Ranch Davidians – Nature Boy
Bluesy psych rockers keep fire burning with this one. Cool site too.
15. The Horrors – Sea Within A Sea
Didn’t dig their first album, but this epic track off Primary Colours is the real deal. Beware the prog in the last half; but I think it works.