Posts Tagged ‘Swervedriver’
Japandroids, Grooms, Bailterspace, The Flaming Lips, Beach House & more
1. Japandroids – Continuous Thunder
4. Swervedriver – The Birds
On a bit of a late-period kick for some classic shoegaze bands. This one’s from 1998’s excellent Ejector Seat Reservation.
5. Grooms – Dreamsucker
Some hyper Brooklyn rock and roll.
6. Eternal Summers – Wonder
Propulsive power pop out of Virginia.
8. Ride – Gonna Be Alright
More late period Britpop goodness off overlooked Tarantula.
10. Grave Babies – Fuck Off
An atmospheric, reverb-drenched anthem off Gothdammit.
11. Pontiak – Royal Colors
Switching gears from trenchcoats to brain melting psych. That’s just how we roll.
14. The Steals – All Coming Back
Lovely dream pop from a few years back.
15. Beach House – Lazuli
I wasn’t crazy about first single “Myth” so I’ve slept on this album. Then this track drew me back to the mothership.
16. Cloud – Childhood
This chillwave track sounds like it’s been playing in my head for years.
17. Post War Years – Glass House
Track of the week: glorious electro pop from the UK.
18. Diiv – Wait
Some nice shoegaze from new album Oshin (get it?) on Captured Tracks.
The Sunshine Factory, Kyla La Grange, The War on Drugs, I Break Horses, Myty Konkeror & more
1. Hunters – Brat Mouth
Love this garage tune and its awesome surf punk chorus. Midsong cacophony included!
2. Yuck – The Wall
Great rock and roll tune from Daytrotter. Kept passing this one over since it’s not what we normally play. Check out Stereogum‘s chat with them about their influences.
3. Sleeping Bag – Slime
Good old fashioned American drone-y power pop.
4. Folie Adieu – Sacrificial Anode
Bring on the spiralling shoegaze.
5. Myty Konkeror – Whitewash
Really nice mid-90s indie rock vibe here. Love it! Pick it up on I Miss The Future.
6. duel – Wisher
This Swedish band might just out-Swervedriver Swervedriver.
7. 28 Degrees Taurus – Electricity
8. Lüger – Dracula’s Chaffeur Wants More
Don’t be thrown off by the kooky title. This adrenaline-fuelled ride is the real deal. Sweet buildup too.
9. Letting Up Despite Great Faults – I Feel You Happen
Dark, beautiful whisper croon overtop pounding shoegaze. Very nice.
10. The War On Drugs – Original Slave
Huge buzz about this album, and well deserved. This instrumental’s perfect for train rides through stawberry fields. Yes, I know that was cheesy. Dig the “Psychotic Reaction” harmonica.
11. I Break Horses – Winter Beats
Another very buzzy band with shimmering, wistful electronic dream pop.
12. Slow Loris – Golden Lines
Some nice afternooon slacker indie rock out of Wisconsin.
13. Kyla La Grange – Walk Through Walls (Communion Version)
14. The Sunshine Factory – Chainsaw Girl
Their latest – smooth pastoral dream pop.
15. Joy Zipper – Christmas Song
Sacrilege! An organ-based psych droner oldie off American Whip.
16. Reverie Sound Revue – I Could Be Dangerous
Hard to describe this one, but there’s a cool bossa groove here somewhere.
17. Burning Hearts – Into The Wilderness
Widescreen 80s-influenced midtempo tune closes the show. Thank you.
The Sky Drops, Skylar Grey, Paquin, Superhumanoids, Bloody Knives & more
1. Zombie Girlfriend – Driving Song
Perfectly titled opener from the Baja, Hungary band.
2. Odonis Odonis – Mr. Smith
My fellow Torontonians drop some ecstatic post punk a roll.
3. Bloody Knives – Whatever You Want
Airy Austin dreamy shoegaze.
4. Caged Animals – Girls On Medication
Love this wiry track and the buzzsaw guitars.
5. Swervedriver – Blowin’ Cool
In honour of them hitting town last weekend, here’s a gem from Mezcal Head.
6. The Sky Drops – Cut That Corner
Love listening to whatever they put out. Think The Posies with more edge. Am I the first to make this comparison?
7. Drowner – Written
Melancholic, beautiful Cocteau Twins inspired classic shoegaze. Fantastic vocals and choruses. “When I see your face….”
8. Paquin – Tether
New Zealand band drops this slice of shoaring shoegaze.
9. Skylar Grey – Dance Without You
Huge, distorted tune over thumping beats. This one’s a sneak peek of her upcoming album.
10. The Fauns – 1991
Just gorgeous shoegaze classic off their seminal self-titled album. A few weeks back they put out this fun video to update their fans.
11. The Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored
Found that the lead-off track to their a truly great album slots in nicely here.
12. Flying Saucer Attack – Wish
Running down more classics, this time a 1994 shimmering psychedelic beauty.
13. The Dandy Warhols – Insincere
Always loved the floating in space vibe from this one, taken from Welcome To The Monkey House.
14. Silver Swans – Mother Of Pearl
Light electronic pop tune with a hint of 60’s girl group.
15. Superhumanoids – Mikelah
16. Starfire Connective Sound – Electric Whore
Brazil band drops some mysterious, dark techno.
What do all these bands have in common?
They all released records with Alan McGee’s Creation Records. Check out the Upside Down trailer. DVD will be available in May.
Mogwai, Papercuts, PJ Harvey, Big Troubles, Akron/Family & more
1. PJ Harvey – Written On The Forehead
The latest from new record Let England Shake. Dream pop mixed with dub by the constantly-evolving Ms. Harvey.
2. New Animal – Last Winter
“I never wanna listen…” Imagine taking a train ride through the sunny countryside, and everyone’s got a beard.
3. Silohs – A Zealot Sun
4. Papercuts – Do What You Will
Indie pop (break-up tune?) with a melody that gets trapped in your head. One of many greats from Fading Parade.
5. Baby Giraffe – Understatement
Toronto representing with a distorted stew that gives way to driving, space-y singalong.
6. Akron/Family – Silly Bears
Ecstatic, bombastic rock and roll anthem from their latest, S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT. Not to be confused with Silly Rabbit.
7. Liars – Rose and Licorice
This one – from 2002’s Atheists, Reconsider, their split with Oneida – could have come out yesterday.
8. n o i – Adelaide
Tennessee band drop a glammy dose of Archers of Loaf goodness from S e v e n. Clearly this band likes to have spaces.
9. Swervedriver – Pile-up
Great riffs + dark groove + restless energy = this fantastic band. Get it on Raise. I just LOVE what passed for a “guitar solo” in the Swervedriver camp.
10. Power Of Dreams – Suburbia
Irish 90’s era shoegaze/Britpop. Seems an ode to a woman who married too young.
11. Big Troubles – Georgia
Shimmering shoegaze by New Jersey band.
12. Belong – Perfect Life
Like this post punk track, with heavy current of bass noise.
13. Mogwai – How To Be A Werewolf
Hot off their out-this-week Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. These guys know how to do post-rock without putting me to sleep. Inspirational.
14. True Womanhood – Minajah
And now for something completely different. Dark, almost industrial tune that you probably shouldn’t listen to if you’re home alone. Available here.