Posts Tagged ‘The Boo Radleys’
Tokyo Shoegazer, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Menkena, Reina Republicana, Lilys & more
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!
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!
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?
Bachelorette, Cloud Control, SIANspheric, I Break Horses, The Boo Radleys & more
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
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.
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
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
11. Cloud Control – Meditation Song #2 (Why, Oh Why)
12. Dreamed – Izumi
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
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.
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.