Posts Tagged ‘The Clean’
Lumerians, Stagnant Pools, Sunsplit, Airwaves, The Lassie Foundation & more.
The amount of amazing new tunes has slowed a little bit, so we’re playing some of the great stuff kicking around the iPod.
1. Stagnant Pools – Dead Sailor
Walls of guitar by a band that is getting more essential with each new release.
2. The Creakies – Arnold’s Song
Can’t remember the last time we’ve featured a Seattle band as good as these guys.
3. The Poumons – Rock And Roll City
I’d always associated this band with the 90s Halifax Pop Explosion. But seems they’re from Windsor?
4. The Clean – Drawing To A Hole
Flying Nun…that is all.
6. Neutral Milk Hotel – Ghost
Sublime, passionate indie rock taken from one of my fave albums of all time, In The Aeroplane, Over The Sea.
7. Airwaves – Keys
Slowing it down a bit with some midtempo Brooklyn indie rock.
8. Built To Spill – Carry The Zero
Fantastic songwriting, please meet smoking playing. Absolutely incendiary.
9. The Raconteurs – Intimate Secretary
Not a typical band to feature for a S2 mix, but this is pretty trippy business.
10. Chapterhouse – Greater Power
Overlooked Blood Music shoegaze anthem.
12. The Lassie Foundation – Three Wheels
Sadly defunct band dropped this shoegaze nugget on Jetstreams a few years back.
14. Maps – Elouise
I can’t help but return to the awesomeness of We Can Create: “Hypocrites can’t look me in the eye.”
15. Caribou – I’ve Live On A Dirt Road All My Life
Fantastic floating-in-space electronic psychedelia.
16. Quickspace – Coca Lola
This is all krautrock until you get to the gonzo chorus. It’ll get in ya.
18. Lumerians – Track 1
There was no question this voodoo psych groove is our song of the week. Strongly recommend you drop it at a party and see what happens…
Pacific UV, The Ruby Suns, Snapper, Field Mice, The Frames & more.
Dipping into the archives a bit more this week. There’s lots of new stuff in the hopper for the next one!
1. Kinski – Rhode Island Freakout
Sonic Youth-indebted rocker kicks us off. This one’s off 2003’s Airs Above Your Station.
2. Snapper – Eyes That Shine
3. Pacific UV – Know
Been meaning to drop this for a while. Great noisy rock and roll gives way to dreaminess.
4. Oblisk – Epicenter
Propulsive track out of Detroit. This off last year’s Weather Patterns.
5. Nikoo – Gimme Hell
New Netherlands noisepop, taken from their free EP.
6. Disappears – Hearing Things
7. Aerial Love Feed – Rockethouse
Bombastic Britrock out of New York.
8. Ornaith O’Dowd – Car Tapes
Irish Brooklyn-based artist describes this as ” wistful guitar pop number that recalls the romance of making mix tapes for summer road trip.” Sounds good to me.
9. Moscow Olympics – Second Trace
Straight outta the Philippines is MO with a nice melodic pop number off Cut The World.
10. The Field Mice – Sensitive
11. Dreamend – Elipsis 2
This instrumental would be the perfect trackto play during intermission at a My Bloody Valentine concert.
12. The Frames – Sideways Down
A fave track of mine by the Irish band.
13. Hooray! – Honeymoon
Like me some folky dream pop.
14. Invisible Elephant – Time
15. The Ruby Suns – Closet Astrologer
Lovely. Fans of Animal Collective will really like this band.
16. Team Ghost – Colors In Time
Wonderful shoegaze electronica out of Paris.
17. Nice Nice – See Waves
A great track that’s hard to pin down. Clash describes it as noise rock, but I’m not so sure.
The Raveonettes, Black Math, Circulatory System, Love of Diagrams, Mystery Machine & more
Catching up on some new releases and classic material.
1. Black Math -Triumph Burns
Shaking things up a bit by starting with some dreamy space pop out of Chicago. Love the title.
2. Fuck Buttons – Surf Solar (7″ edit)
Fantastically intense and creative tune recently reviewed here by Pitchfork.
3. The Clean -Tensile
A drifting, dreamy number off the seminal New Zealand band’s latest album.
4. Grapefruit – Grapefruit
5. For Those Who Know – Grow Old Together and Die
Bombastic, swirling shoegaze out of Austin.
6. Crocodiles – I Wanna Kill
Nice bit of 80s revival, complete with bright, catchy chorus. Nice review by Exclaim.
7. The Raveonettes – In and Out of Control (demo)
Dark/light pop number off their new album of same name. Hoping to catch them in Toronto Oct. 22 with The Black Angels.
8. I, Nosferatu – In the City
If you like any of the dark, drony and reverbed bands mentioned above, this one’s a gem.
9. Love of Diagrams – Stones Throw
This band is doing interesting stuff – noisy kind of indie rock. Off last month’s Nowhere Forever – another cut can be found on this audiocast.
10. The Mystery Machine – Broken
How did I not know about this Vancouver 90s band until recently? Power pop crossed with a bit of Sonic Youth. Their Glazed album is getting heavy rotation here.
11. Flood – Jealousy Comes To The Rescue
Ringing, exhilerating track by 90s English band highlighted here.
12. Lavender Faction – In My Mind
Textbook shoegaze. I challenge you not to air drum when listening to this.
13. Monoland – Yuriko
German band takes us into dreamier territory via this gorgeous track. Highly recommended.
14. Loco-Holidays – Silly Smile
Nice Japanese shoegaze.
15. Circulatory System – Round Again
Yes, yes, yes! There’s nothing better than when a favourite band delivers the goods on a killer new track. Fans of Olivia Tremor Control will not be disappointed by this noisy psych pop track off their new album Signal Morning.
16. The Light Sleepers – Chaperones
This building rocker couldn’t sound more midwestern – but it’s out of Brighton, UK! Props to BOAWS.
17. Kurt Vile – Hunchback
Must admit I wasn’t familiar with his earlier band The War on Drugs, but I’m really liking what I’m hearing on his new Matador album Childish Prodigy, released this week.