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Soundtrack2 Ep. 107: Shadow

A Place To Bury Strangers, Stars, Grizzly Bear, Wild Eyes, Glass Vaults & more

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Lots of strong new releases this week. Not to mention that two of the featured bands have the word “wild” in them.

Dig in.

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.

3.   Stars – The Theory of Relativity
Somebody’s been listening to a lot of M83. Nice to hear fresh sounds from this band, also available on their site.

4.   Wild Nothing – Shadow
I can see this fictional airbrushed, longing music video playing in my head.

5.   It Hugs Back – Half American
This song hugs me in a very nice way. Imagine a poppier Broken Social Scene.

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.

9.   Richard Hawley – Leave Your Body Behind You
What’s in the water these days? First Paul Weller  psychs out and now it’s RH’s turn to get trippy. A crooner from the Standing At The Sky’s Edge album.

10.  Archers Of Loaf – Dead Red Eyes
I was mainly into their early 90s records, but as part of its reissue series Merge has dropped a great track off 1998’s White Trash Heroes.

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.

14.  Rancho Relaxo – Wisdom Blackout
Damn catchy Brian Jonestown Massacre-style psych…I keep finding great tracks on my iPod from these S2 faves.

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.

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Soundtrack2 Ep. 58: Music For Headphones

Dum Dum Girls, The Laurels, Wire, Music For Headphones, Stars & more

1.   Dum Dum Girls – He Gets Me High

New track drops timeless power pop with a garage twist. Reminds me of classic Go-Go’s.

2.   Dirty Beaches – Sweet 17

Suicide meets Link Wray.

3.   The Spyrals – Love Me Too

Organ-drenched dark psych.

4.   The Laurels – Turn On Your Mind

Australians drop some heavy, going-up-the-Mekong drone rock.

5.   The Sadies – Another Day Again

Hillbilly freakout from Canadian alt-country masters. This one’s off 2010’s Darker Circles. Check out their video using footage from The Hilarious House of Frightenstein.

6.   Wire – Two Minutes

I love it when pioneers return to show the kids how it’s done. 120 seconds of post punk assault with spoken word off their newest, Red Barked Tree.

7.   Shark? – Tiny Violin

Gun Club homage with more buzzsaw guitars: “My love is big, but my heart is small.”

8.   Pale Saints – Time Thief

Quiet/loud shoegaze from The Comforts Of Madness.

9.   The Dandy Warhols – Ride

Mighty wah-wah from Courtney & co’s first album. Is this a tribute to the band Ride?

10.  The Avalanche – Throw Away The Rest

Melodic shoegaze from Norway.

11.  Orange Blossom Flyover – Someone Like You

Moody, murky shoegaze from Massachusetts. Vocalist sounds like Badly Drawn Boy – moonlighting?

12.  Mind Cinema – Lovesick High

Californians drop some dreamy mellow chillwave that builds brilliantly.

13.  Music For Headphones – 123Go!!!

Motorik monster off the excellent Life.In.Mono EP.

14.  Stars – Ageless Beauty

Watching Amy Millan performing during BSS’ This Movie Is Broken prompted me to dig out this near-perfect shoegaze pop song. Find it on Set Yourself On Fire.

15.  Speed Skating – Polar Bear

Near-epic hyper-melodic pop with a hint of mystery.

16.  Death And Vanilla – Run Rabbit Run

Nice one by band with a clear love of Broadcast.

17.  Low – Step

This intense, lovely tune’s from the brilliant The Great Destroyer. Their new album is coming out soon, and they’ve got a track available on their site.

18.  Lanterna – Collossus

Heavy, slow strummed guitar for three-plus minutes. That’s all you get, so just let it in.

19.  Sleep Party People – A Dark God Heart

Lullabye for the weary time traveller. Pick this one up here.

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Soundtrack2 Audiocast3: Snowblind

Ulrich Schnauss, His Name Is Alive, Blonde Redhead, Pale Saints, Deerhunter & more.

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