Posts Tagged ‘Telescopes’
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.
Atlas Sound, Ten Million Lights, The Telescopes, Wooden Shjips, The Hidden Ratio & more
1. Soft Circle – Night Hike
Propulsive, slightly Krautrock beats take us deep into the woods.
2. Suuns – Arena
Montreal band get into an evil synth groove at Daytrotter session.
3. Atlas Sound – Lanterns
World-y beats with ambient noises. One of the many different directions Mr. Cox takes on his four albums of bedroom recordings, which you can find here. Better get a new hard drive.
4. Maserati – Bye M’friend, Goodbye
All’s well in the world if you start your day off with this electronic shoegaze track. The bassline just kills me – reminds of Deep Purple‘s “Highway Star.” I’m no drummer, but I’d love to play on this one.
5. Wooden Shjips – Motorbike
6. My Disco – Closer
Australian post punk with loud, repetitive guitar available here.
7. Ten Million Lights – Fast Asleep
These guys are the real deal. Second time they’ve been on the podcast this year. Solid midtempo shoegaze.
8. Amusement Parks On Fire – Echo Park / Infinite Delay
Vocalist seems overly inspired by The Silversun Pickups and autotune, but this one from Road Eyes rocks.
9. The Hidden Ratio – Crystal Growth
Bombastic shoegaze psych with tremolo and ringing guitars.
10. The Telescopes – Everso
Classic stuff off the Everso EP. There’s even sitar in there!
11. Iowa – Lose Yourself
Dinosaur Jr. much? I’ll forgive them this time, particularly since they made it available on their bandcamp.
12. Garageland – Fay Ray
13. Rec Centre – Funner
It’s rarely sunny in Vancouver, but that doesn’t mean they can’t do sunshine pop! Pick it up here.
14. Au Revoir Simone – All or Nothing
This chillwave tune didn’t do much for until I saw their KEXP video. Subtle and beautiful.
15. Goatface – Creekside
Weird electronic raga from Georgia.
16. Eric & Magill – Birthdays Are Important
Transcendant use of harmonies and space off All Those I Know. Mercury Rev fans dig in: “Here’s to another trip around the sun.”