Posts Tagged ‘Tame Impala’
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.
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.
Future Islands, Elf Power, The Voices, Golden Ages, Pacific UV & more
1. Para Siempre – Adolescence
Starting things off with in the red, urgent yet murky punky pop.
2. The Catherine Wheel – Let Me Down Again
Black Metallic rocker with just deadly choruses. This one’ll get inside your head.
3. Future Islands – Walking Through That Door
Just a fantastic song with glorious synth work and a great groove. Never want this to end.
4. Medicine – Astral Gravy
Brash, glammy rock and roll from 2003’s The Mechanical Forces Of Love.
5. Tame Impala – Alter Ego
A highlight they dropped at last night’s show at The Phoenix. But then they topped it – by covering Massive Attack‘s Angel! Was also surprised to see they weren’t using drum samples…the drummer was amazing.
6. Crystal Stilts – Silver Sun
Another one from the Brooklynites’ new record. They’ve struck a nice mod-surf vibe on it.
7. Lowtide – Underneath Tonight
Shoegaze pop from last year’s You Are My Good Light EP.
8. Elf Power – Skeleton
One of the more sinister tracks off the Elephant 6 band’s The Winter Is Coming album.
9. 10 Second Dynasty – Endless Drive
Epic 10-minute shoegaze anthem. Anyone have info on this band they can share?
10. Black Forest Of Opium – Afyonkarahisar Battle Cry
Winner of this week’s award for Most Embarassing Band Name To Have To Say You’re Listening To. Great drone-y tune with some heavy lyrics about crushing down enemies.
11. The Voices – When The Black Sun Sets
More shoegaze psych off the Cardiff band’s Death Of A Lover’s Song album.
12. The People’s Temple – Sons Of Stone
Killer drone psych that is a must for fans of Brian Jonestown Massacre or The Black Angels. The vocalist reminds me of someone, but I just can’t my finger on it…[Update: Turns out it was Chris Wilson of the Flamin’ Groovies.]
13. The Morning Clouds – The Wrong Things
New track that channels the classic reverb-heavy ballads of the 60s.
13. Pacific UV – Float
Free track from April available through their site. Brings Spiritualized to mind.
Churning guitars and insistent synths over heart-on-sleeve vocals. Original’s nice too.
15. Pale Suns – Here Is
Shimmering waves of noisy beauty.
Oscillating intense electronic remix takes us home.
The Whigs, Sleepcomesdown, Tame Impala, School Of Seven Bells, SPC ECO & more
Gotta say I’m excited about this mix.
1. David Holmes – I Heard Wonders
Illuminating space rock from talented UK musician.
2. Sun Airway – Put The Days Away
3. Between The Cities Are Stars – All This Trouble
“Noisegaze” straight from the garage, from Noise’s Revenge.
4. The Smashing Pumpkins – Astral Planes
Never been a huge SP fan (except maybe during Rock Band) but intrigued by their spacey rock tune. Nice coda.
5. Shattered Darlings & Liquid Kisses – Radio
Now we’re talking. C86 pop mixed with classic shoegaze, available for free via their MySpace page.
6. SPC ECO – Like It Is
Filed under the “they’re getting better and better” category, a glorious dreamer off April’s Silver Clouds EP.
7. Hollow Ox – 2012
Droney deep rock out of Nashville: “Twenty!…Twelve!..”
8. School Of Seven Bells – Crescent Gold
SOSB is a cut above – way, way above – the usual nu-gaze stuff coming out these days. Soundtrack to late night/early morning reverie off the Windstorm EP. And yes, I know I played them on the last podcast.
9. Insect Guide – David Hero
Something very familiar about this UK band’s dream pop – maybe a Joy Zipper connection? From what I can tell, no relation to Stephen Hero, Patrick’s band following the demise of Kitchens of Distinction.
10. The Amazing – Head Beaches
Slowin’ it down with some pastoral dream folk. Rest of Wait For A Light To Come is like this, but mellower.
11. Lower Dens – Hospice Gates
Groovy dream pop out of Baltimore.
12. The Whigs – Dying
Murky new one off In The Dark takes us deep into the vortex.
13. Tame Impala – This Is Not Meant To Be
John Lennon smiles on this track by Perth, Australia’s finest. Love this.
14. MMOSS – Kitty Sorrow
Psychedelic drone singalong, for fans of bands like Olivia Tremor Control.
15. Ride Into The Sun – Chosen One
16. Sleepcomesdown – State Trooper
Brain melting, heavy cover of Bruce Springsteen‘s State Trooper.