Posts Tagged ‘The Catherine Wheel’

Soundtrack2 Ep. 83: Curtain

The Sunshine Factory, Panda Riot, Kathryn Calder, The Catherine Wheel, Blouse & more

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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.

6.   Honey – Nowhere Floating
This new track already seems like a familiar classic. Cool vocals…almost like a world-weary Alex Turner.

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?

Undisputed song of the week off Bright and Vivid, due out later this month. Here the New Pornographer sounds like Kate Bush gone clubbing.

15.  Yawn – Sing Low

Slow but thumping chillwave off their Open Season album.

16.  Mint Julep – Aviary (Mogwai remix)

Headphone music for a cold, windy day.

17.  Eau Claire – Freefall

Supergroup of sorts drops this gloomy but beautiful gem from 2005.

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Soundtrack2 Ep. 67: Endless Drive

Future Islands, Elf Power, The Voices, Golden Ages, Pacific UV & more

Photo by Phil Askew, www.luminouslives.com

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.

14.  Ghost Animal – In Your Room (Golden Ages remix)

Churning guitars and insistent synths over heart-on-sleeve vocals. Original’s nice too.

15.  Pale Suns – Here Is

Shimmering waves of noisy beauty.

16.  Sun Glitters – Everything Could Be Fine (The Astroboy remix)

Oscillating intense electronic remix takes us home.

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