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Soundtrack2 Ep. 92: On Impulse

Tokyo Shoegazer, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Menkena, Reina Republicana, Lilys & more

Photo by Phil Askew, luminouslives.com

It’s 2012! Let’s get to it.

1.   Buddha On The Moon – Coastal Hwys
Killer Houston shoegaze off the well-named Stratospheric album.

2.   Swirlies – San Christobal De La Casas
Stone cold crunchy shoegaze classic from a criminally overlooked band.

3.   The Boo Radleys – Take The Time Around
Giant Steps anthem, complete with the weird cut out in the middle. You should check out what that part looks like in WAV form. A hidden message?

4.   Tokyo Shoegazer – Just Alright
There are walls of guitar, and then there are wall of guitar. Very nice.

5.   Lilys – The Hermit Crab
Another gem from Eccsame The Photon Band which nicely documents their shift from In The Presence Of Nothing shoegaze to the mod-pop The 3 Way. BTW Kurt, if you’re listening: new album please? It’s been six years!

6.   The Domino State – For Now
This London band sounds like a more blissed out version of Dears.

7.   Violet Age – Caledonia
Some nice dream rock out of Vancouver.

8.   We Were Promised Jetpacks – Act On Impulse
Intense, glorious rock and roll off In The Pit Of The Stomach. “We died alone…”

9.   Dive – Reverberation
Full on midtempo Japanese shoegaze from 2003’s Freeze Frame.

10.  Tearwave – Nothing’s Wrong
Slowdive-indebted ethereal pop tune from apparently defunct band.

11.  The Fauns – Cool Stuff (Mastermind Mix)
Very nice dream pop offered as a free download at the end of the year. More please!

12.  Engineers – Twenty Paces (A Shoreline Dream remix)
I loved their two previous records, but it took some time for To An Evergreen to speak to me.  Lovely futuristic sound on this track.

13.  Menkena – Rocketships
Great buildup – from dusty roads to the deepest reaches of space. One of the many great tracks on With You I’ll Travel.

14.  Reina Republicana – Verano
The track of the week comes from Pamplona, Spain. Great electronic synths during the verses explode into orchestrated choruses.

15.  Eleventhfloorrecords – Jassafraine
Nice Swedish electronic dream pop that I’ve wanted to drop for a while.

16.  Narrow Sparrow – Moon Temple
Every so often there’s a track that doesn’t really fit anywhere. So why not put it at the end of a mix?

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Soundtrack2 Ep. 70: Love Demons

Bachelorette, Cloud Control, SIANspheric, I Break Horses, The Boo Radleys & more

Photo by Phil Askew, www.luminouslives.com

1.   Peter Cat Recording Co. – Love Demons

Don’t be fooled by the slow dirge beginning. This is a full-on psychedelic freak out. Singer reminds me of someone… Pete Doherty?

2.   Vue – She’s Sweet

Stooges-indebted garage rock with a killer groove. Just found out this band is now Bellavista, which I must check out.

3.   The Boo Radleys – Bluebird

Martin Carr and co. drop some melodic shoegaze rock and roll, taken from the Every Heaven EP.

4.   Velocity Girl – I Don’t Care If You Go

Great midtempo shoegaze power pop tune from an underrated band. Playing this makes me want to dig up a Posies tune.

5.   The Apples In Stereo – Running In Circles

Super early garage pop from their rarities comp Science Faire.

6.   Last Tide – Traitor In My Mind

DC band drops a chiming, driving footstomper with singalong choruses.

7.   SIANspheric – Static

Who’s reforming on June 30 to play a Toronto show with Ringo Deathstarr? These guys! To mark the occasion, here’s one where they sound an awful lot like Swervedriver. Not in a bad way.

8.   Grooms – Tiger Trees

Boy does this song get inside your head. Love the melancholy mood it sets with waves of noisy chords.

9.   Miracles – Quarantine

“We want a quarantine! Separate evolution!” barks the singer over heavy distorted guitar and pounding drums.

10.  The Consolation Project – Look Wild

Sounding at first like a b-side by The Cure, this prolific Rochester musician is captivatating on this tune. Cheers WTSH for the tip!

11.  Cloud Control – Meditation Song #2 (Why, Oh Why)

A song taken from the new Fleet Foxes album? Nope, they don’t get as trippy as this. Available on RCRDLBL.

12.  Dreamed – Izumi

Fans of Broadcast would dig the distorted-organ goodness. Hard to find many details on the artist also known as Jessica Minshew, other than here and here.

13.  The Kingsbury Manx – Blue Eurasians

Chapel Hill 90s heroes update the Pink Floyd sound. The gem on their self-titled album.

14.  Silver Pines – Payasito

Second time I’m playing these Texans. Really like their dusty psychedelic sound.

15.  Clams Casino – I’m God (instrumental)

Now we jump to a cross between chillwave, ambient and hip hop. Love.

16.  I Break Horses – Hearts

Heard this song after this week’s mix was mostly done, and then had to re-edit! (Podcasters don’t like to do this) Lovely bit of Kraftwerk meets Bachelorette here. Speaking of which…

17.  Bachelorette – Blanket

I’ve been excited for her new self-titled album since it was first announced. It doesn’t dissapoint. Most are describing it as folk meets electronic pop, but I love how she layers her voice, with washes of noise and drone over the beats.

18.  aeiou – Vivimos In L.A.

Want a track that features Blonde Redhead‘s Simone Pace, The Breeders‘ Kelley Deal, Juan Son and whistling? We’ve got you sorted. More on this project here.

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Trailer: Upside Down, The Creation Records story

Ride. The Jesus and Mary Chain. My Bloody Valentine. The Pastels. The Boo Radleys. Swervedriver. Slowdive. The House of Love. Adorable. The Telescopes.

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.

 

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