Posts Tagged ‘She’s So Rad’
Tame Impala, Her Vanished Grace, Arc In Round, Snøskred, Thee Oh Sees & more
1. The Oh Sees – Lupine Dominus
Start off this week’s mix by imagining you’re at a groovy 60s dance club, but the go-go dancers are posessed.
2. Landing – We Lie In Fields
Veteran ambient crew pick things up on their engrossing self-titled latest album.
3. Tame Impala – Apocalypse Dreams
They’re back! Good to hear their familiar sunshine psychedelia a la Magical Mystery Tour, but hoping their full-length will kick things up a notch.
4. The Raveonettes – Observations
Here’s a group who is messing around with their signature sound on Observator. Great piano and smooth vocals give a much smoother sound, but just as sinister.
5. French Kicks – Also Ran
Digging through digital crates on these next few tracks. Listening to what’s coming out these days now, I wonder if the ethereal groove rock on 2006’s Two Thousand was ahead of its time.
6. Delays – On
Always enjoyed 2004’s Faded Seaside Glamour by this British band. Fabulous guitar and harmonies.
7. Sam Roberts – Mind Flood
My fellow Canadians know Sam as a straight ahead rock and roller. But I’ve always loved this slightly epic tune that explodes into intense psychedelia at 4:25.
8. Oblisk – Overcast
This tune matches the slow/fast dynamic of the last tune, but swaps the downtempo rock for drone psych.
9. The Telescopes – There Is No Floor
Pushing deep into the red with this classic from Taste. Plus I love this title.
11. Black Market Karma – Cocoon
Really digging their latest record, also called Cocoon.
12. Her Vanished Grace – Break Down
Track of the week comes from their latest album Star-Crossed. This killer tune with a chorus that could light up the sky. The album comes with a few very nice nods to the Cocteaus.
13. Shallow – Out Of Focus
Love me some minimal, hypnotic reverb-drenched shoegaze.
14. Arc In Round – Time Spent
I’ve been looking forward to this band’s latest self-titled record for ages. Definitely worth picking up if you like both the smooth shoegaze pop heard here and something harder.
15. She’s So Rad – Confetti
New Zealanders’ latest continues their tradition of wrapping infectious melody around electronic pop.
16. Saint Saviour – Midnight City (M83 cover)
As M83 continues his never-ending tour, here’s a great cover from the UK. To me, this sounds as if Kate Bush has channelled jazz legend Mark Murphy‘s talent for brilliantly vocalizing instrumental parts.
17. Parlovr – You Only Want It ‘Cause You’re Lonely
Montreal “sloppy pop” trio deliver this captivating gem.
18. Echodrone – Cold Snap
This band’s melodic post rock continues to grow on me with this latest album Bon Voyage.
19. Honey – Cape Canaveral
Could’ve sworn this was an American band until I read they’re from Glasgow. Goodnight folks.
A Place To Bury Strangers, Stars, Grizzly Bear, Wild Eyes, Glass Vaults & more
Lots of strong new releases this week. Not to mention that two of the featured bands have the word “wild” in them.
1. Dan Deacon – Lots
Absolutely slamming new anthem starts the party. Download on his site.
2. Young Galaxy – Youth Is Wasted On The Young
Seems with every new release, this band steps further into the 1980s. Not that that’s a bad thing.
4. Wild Nothing – Shadow
I can see this fictional airbrushed, longing music video playing in my head.
6. She’s So Rad – Rockin’ Back Inside My Heart
Shimmering chillwave and vivid choruses make this the track of the week.
7. Wheat Fields – Heaven Is A Place Where Nothing Ever Happens
Some beautifully wistful dream pop.
8. Grizzly Bear – Sleeping Ute
Can’t say many other GB tunes stood out for me, but this latest folk electric psych single is just riveting.
11. Exitmusic – The Sea
A mysterious quiet/loud mini epic.
12. Amen Dunes – Bedroom Drum
Through Donkey Jaw track that I can’t stop listening to.
13. Glass Vaults – Into Clear
Prodding, almost ambient drifting tune that builds to an amazing finale. Was a little slow to realize how awesome this track is.
15. Broken Water – Drown
Fantastic, primal drone psych out of Olympia.
16. Black Night Crash – Baby It’s You
This new shoegaze track off the excellent Drawn Out Days has been driving me nuts. This singer sounds exactly like someone else, but I’m at a loss. Can somebody help?
17. Six Organs Of Admittance – Waswasa
Sometimes you just have to shred. This new Ascent track embodies glorious rock and roll abandon.
18. Wild Eyes – Ride
Chugging motorik shoegaze? Check.
19. Pagiins – I Don’t Feel Anything
The surfers head to the biker bar for an after party.
20. A Place To Bury Strangers – Revenge
Good to hear this band continue scorching the earth on their latest Worship.
Bear In Heaven, White Rabbits, Drowner, Vibravoid, Bishop Morocco & more
3. Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Helium
Recently I heard someone describe music as fitting into one of two categories: sounding like New Order and not sounding like New Order. I’d put this hazy electronic track in the latter category, with a bit of 8-bit thrown in.
4. Bear In Heaven – Sinful Nature
The track of the week is off I Love You, It’s Cool out April 3. And it’s killer.
5. She’s So Rad – Sinful Nature
If you like pounding electronica with layers of guitar and synth, crank this.
6. Vibravoid – Save My Soul
Their website calls them “Europe’s #1 psychedelic and acid rock band.” This track is proof.
7. Lazyflux – Trail Blazers
Eastern-tinged psychedelic folktronica out of the UK.
8. Bishop Morocco – Melt My Mind
Local Toronto boys drop a gem off their latest album.
9. Drowner – Tiny Ship
Slow-building beauty that just explodes! Best thing to ever come out of Houston?
10. West Indian Girl – Still Lost
Nice ethereal groove from a few years back. Wasn’t sure if they’re still around, but their Twitter account says an album is in the works.
12. The Beta Band – Needles In My Eyes
Chill psych classic off the Scottish band’s 3 EPs. Way more than the sum of its guitar, drums and organ parts.
15. Kontakte – Life’s Road Movies
First you’re floating in space, then you’re jumping on your bed playing air guitar.