Posts Tagged ‘The Besnard Lakes’
The Jezabels, Bliss.City.East, The War On Drugs, Phantogram, Malajube & more
2. Malajube – Synesthésie
Also on the bill at the BL show. Great spacey pop tune, available for download off their site.
4. Spiritualized – Electricity
Playing Spectrum last week made me think of this – the first track Iever heard by Jason Pierce.
6. Bliss.City.East – I Like You
This Exposition track is a chilled shoegaze anthem in waiting.
7. Lavalsa – She Floats
Brazilian grungy greatness.
8. Trans Am – Carboforce
Words cannot describe how much these guys rock. Killer tension and release.
9. The Soft Moon – We Are We
Nihilism you can nod your head to.
10. Garbage – Supervixen
Risking my street cred a bit here, but I’ve been hearing lots of new stuff that sounds like this.
12. Phantogram – Don’t Move
Nice bit of dreamy electronic pop: “I’m not your paranoia…”
13. Warm Ghost – Once One
Abstract woozy chillwave from Brooklyn.
14. The War On Drugs – Come To The City
There are so many good tunes on Slave Ambient that I had to play a second track. Huge journeyman anthem.
15. Pressed And – Raid
From their page: “A complex interplay of primal effects and synth landscapes, rife with tension in a cascading sequence of loops and glowing drones.”
Crash City Saints, Miracle Fortress, Secret Colours, The Brother Kite, Deep Cut & more
1. Deep Cut – Makes Me Wanna
London crew kicks things off with some fist pumping rock and roll.
2. Crash City Saints – Fuck And Destroy
Chiming shoegaze that’s much sweeter than the title suggests.
3. Regina – Jos Et Sä Soita
They’re Finnish, but the sound is straight up groovy J-pop meets shoegaze.
4. Shelby – The Wait
Hooks aplenty on this indie rock tune. Just discovered them recently.
5. The Brother Kite – Death Ray
Shoegaze overload interspersed with great melodic vocals.
6. Christiana – Pretend
Tune from defunct Canadian band that somehow reminds me of a free ride down a seaside highway.
7. Skull Defekts – Fragrant Nimbus
8. Helium – Lady Of The Fire
Boston-based Matador 90s heroes drop some psych sitar from The Magic City.
9. Run Run Run – Drizzle
Great dark power pop out of LA.
10. Secret Colours – Follow The Drone
This is drone rock for BRMC fans. Bonus points for being from Chicago yet using English/Canadian spelling.
11. Shy – Shift
12. Jennifer Castle – Misguided
Beautiful, ethereal float-down-a-river experience from Castlemusic.
13. Efrim Menuck – Our Lady of Parc Extension and Her Munificent Sorrows
Godspeed mainman delivers a singalong from the planet Venus.
14. The Besnard Lakes – On Bedford and Grand
Last podcast I referenced them, so here’s the real deal from their first album. Fantastic.
15. Miracle Fortress – Seabird
Poppy chillwave meets Animal Collective with soul: “Somebody deliver the truth to me…”
16. Mode Moderne – Real Goths
Rainy day, 80s influenced chillwave out of Toronto. Lovely mood here and good lyrics: “I’ve got the body of a man who reads poetry…”
17. Seavault – Cornfields
Moody electronic drone pop tune out of the UK.
18. Loney Dear – Take My Hand
Near instrumental that would be perfect for the closing scene and credits of virtually any film. Surprised to learn these guys are Swedish and not Canadian.
Screen Vinyl Image, Giant Drag, //orangenoise, Washed Out, John Maus & more
1. Jesse Ruins – Dream Analysis
Murky electronic pop outta Japan.
2. Screen Vinyl Image – Tomorrow Is Too Far
Love the dark, dreamy glamour in this one off the split 7″ with Rude 66.
3. Niva – Dizzyeyes
Lovely modulated goodness from Feverish Dreams.
4. John Maus – Believer
This guy’s all over the music blogs, and it’s for good reason. His last album’s fantastic, and here’s one off next month’s We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves.
5. Washed Out – Eyes Be Closed
Gorilla vs. Bear posted this great ambient chillwave track from new album Within and Without. Coming out in July, this track kinda reminds me of the 80s.
Karachi bands converge for this violin-heavy head trip.
7. SECRETWARS – Pregnant California Wives
Waves of delicious distortion from Mexico City.
8. Jace Lasek, Olga Goreas & Shadrach Kabango – Take Two Last Night and Call Me in the Morning – NWT
9. Should – Broken
Rainy day dream pop from their new Like A Fire Without Sound. Fans of The Radio Dept. will dig this.
10. Minks – Our Ritual
Slightly dreary but gorgeous dream pop off By The Hedge. Pick it up when you have a chance.
11. gold-bears – Record Store
12. Samideani – Do You Remember
Nice high energy three-chord garage pop from Italy. Real Vaselines vibe on the singing.
13. Daylight’s For The Birds – For Now
Now we’re entering my archives. 2007’s Trouble Everywhere had some gems, and this is one of ’em.
14. Giant Drag – This Isn’t It
In the mid-2000’s, a loud band with a fantastic female vocalist dropped a great record and then went silent for years. Nope, I’m not talking about Autolux. We last featured Annie & Micah on our very first podcast, and their site says Giant Drag has completed their second album. Fingers crossed we’ll hear it soon!
15. My Bloody Valentine – Honey Power
Nostalgia required me to drop this mighty one off Loveless. Don’t know whether I love the rocking part or the chilled part more. You?
16. Blind Mr. Jones – Delores
Shoegaze flute anthem from 1992’s Crazy Jazz.
17. Mystery Machine – Ride
Unsung Vancouver heroes close with a Sonic Youth-indebted stunner from 1992’s Glazed.
Living in Canada is pretty sweet.
What is it? Some of Canada’s greatest music acts “created and recorded” music in Canada’s most beautiful national parks. The music was captured and incorporated into thirteen films by top filmmakers.
Artists include Soundtrack2 faves such as:
- Members of Broken Social Scene and Apostle of Hustle
- Members of Constantines
- The Besnard Lakes (woo hoo!)
- Matt Mays
- Sebastien Grainger of Death From Above 1979
- Members of Godspeed You Black Emperor and Thee Silver Mt. Zion Orchestra
The films will be released next month. To whet our appetite, NPP has released this phenomenal trailer that demonstrates what the project’s all about.
More info on NPP (including loads more musicians who participated) can be found here. Can’t wait until March 19!