Posts Tagged ‘The Catherine Wheel’
The Sunshine Factory, Panda Riot, Kathryn Calder, The Catherine Wheel, Blouse & more
1. The Waxwings – Clouded Over
Mod rock and roll starts us off. Sad this Detroit band is defunct.
2. Maikotobranco – Curtain
This scorcher sounds like a Japanese Kevin Shields fronting the Beatles.
3. The Sunshine Factory – Dive Dive
This band’s string of shoegaze singles continues to impress.
4. Sounds Like Sunset – Frequency
More guitar! Ozzie rocker that begs to be played loud.
5. Panda Riot – Serious Radical Girls
Cheers to Dean, and then Brian, for sending me this new shoegaze gem. We need more fresh stuff like this.
7. The House Of Love – Erosion
And now for some classics. Note: keep listening past the Brian Adams opening chords.
8. The Catherine Wheel – Crank
Chrome mid-tempo anthem.
9. Incan Abraham – Wailing Wall
New one that the S2 faves describe as psychedelic pop, due out October 12.
10. The Phoenix Foundation – Buffalo
Been sitting on this excellent track from the New Zealanders for too long.
11. Collider – Silos
Synthesizers guide this groovy shoegaze tune from July’s fine Vaede album.
12. Zoot Woman – Grey Day
Any ZW fans out there?
13. Blouse – Videotapes
Chillwave meets melodramatic dream pop on the streets of Portland. Fabulous.
14. Katheryn Calder – Who Are You?
15. Yawn – Sing Low
Slow but thumping chillwave off their Open Season album.
Headphone music for a cold, windy day.
17. Eau Claire – Freefall
Supergroup of sorts drops this gloomy but beautiful gem from 2005.
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.