Posts Tagged ‘The Sunshine Factory’

Soundtrack2 Ep. 97: Disorder

The Megaphonic Thrift, The Golden Filter, Odio Paris, Keith Canisius, This Love Is Deadly & more

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1.   This Love Is Deadly – Sweet Dependency
Starting things off with adrenaline-fuelled distorted glammy rock and roll with a 90s bent. Their self-titled new album is out and it’s solid.

2.   Highlands – Railroad
Love the intro/chorus of this drone-y footstomper.

3.   Constantines – Young Lions
A stunner from the Canadian band’s excellent Shine A Light album.

4.   The Megaphonic Thrift – Queen Of Noise
Another excellent new album release that makes me think it’s 1995 all over again. Or 1988, if you dig this Sonic Youth homage.

5.   Presents For Sally – We Always Smile Sweeter
Driving mini-anthem from the UK.

6.   The Sunshine Factory – Can’t Be Found (Falling Down)
You know when a song’s so good you’re sure you heard it somewhere before? When that ringing guitar kicks in on this track, you’ll know what I mean.

7.   Go For Gold – A Way Of Changing
Not my usual thing, but the harmonies used by this Danish band during the choruses hit the spot.

8.   Odio Paris – Big Business Monkey
Another dark rocker from this excellent Spanish band.

9.   Mentalease – Sunday
Tidal psychedelic shoegaze from…Des Moines.

10.  Thee Heavenly Music Association – Angelic Disorder
The Exile In Guyville Liz Phair vibe grabbed me right away. But this goes deeper and trippier.

11.  M A Y Г L E Y – СТАНЬ СЛАБЕЙ
Been sitting on this brooding dark Russian chillwave for a while. Apparently this is translated as “become weaker.”

12.  The Golden Filter – Age Of Consent
Interesting stripped down take on the classic New Order tune, courtesy of Mojo. Pretty cool that the tune still works minus the original’s famous bassline.

13.  Keith Canisius – Save The Sharks
Could I finally be ‘getting’ Keith Canisius? A couple of his tracks have gotten my attention recently. There’s a beautiful, classic pop song quietly hiding here.

14.  Matthew Dear – Headcage
I snapped up this EP shortly after it came out because MD tracks are always worth a listen. Interesting how his sound continues to evolve. This track sounds like it could have come out on My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts.

15.  Active Child – Johnny Belinda (White Arrows remix)
Cut-up samples mixed with falsetto vocals lends this tune a dramatic aura. Till next time.

 

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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. 78: Into The Wilderness

The Sunshine Factory, Kyla La Grange, The War on Drugs, I Break Horses, Myty Konkeror & more

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1.   Hunters – Brat Mouth

Love this garage tune and its awesome surf punk chorus. Midsong cacophony included!

2.   Yuck – The Wall

Great rock and roll tune from Daytrotter. Kept passing this one over since it’s not what we normally play. Check out Stereogum‘s chat with them about their influences.

3.   Sleeping Bag – Slime

Good old fashioned American drone-y power pop.

4.   Folie Adieu – Sacrificial Anode

Bring on the spiralling shoegaze.

5.   Myty Konkeror – Whitewash

Really nice mid-90s indie rock vibe here. Love it! Pick it up on I Miss The Future.

6.   duel – Wisher

This Swedish band might just out-Swervedriver Swervedriver.

7.   28 Degrees Taurus – Electricity

Continuing the long tradition of great songs titled electricity (Spiritualized, Suede), this murky, psych tune is a killer. The rest of the record is, um…interesting.

8.   Lüger – Dracula’s Chaffeur Wants More

Don’t be thrown off by the kooky title. This adrenaline-fuelled ride is the real deal. Sweet buildup too.

9.   Letting Up Despite Great Faults – I Feel You Happen

Dark, beautiful whisper croon overtop pounding shoegaze. Very nice.

10.  The War On Drugs – Original Slave

Huge buzz about this album, and well deserved. This instrumental’s perfect for train rides through stawberry fields. Yes, I know that was cheesy. Dig the “Psychotic Reaction” harmonica.

11.  I Break Horses – Winter Beats

Another very buzzy band with shimmering, wistful electronic dream pop.

12.  Slow Loris – Golden Lines

Some nice afternooon slacker indie rock out of Wisconsin.

13.  Kyla La Grange – Walk Through Walls (Communion Version)

Powerful, heart-on-sleeve indie in the vein of Young Galaxy or The Besnard Lakes.

14.  The Sunshine Factory – Chainsaw Girl

Their latest – smooth pastoral dream pop.

15.  Joy Zipper – Christmas Song

Sacrilege! An organ-based psych droner oldie off American Whip.

16.  Reverie Sound Revue – I Could Be Dangerous

Hard to describe this one, but there’s a cool bossa groove here somewhere.

17.  Burning Hearts – Into The Wilderness

Widescreen 80s-influenced midtempo tune closes the show. Thank you.

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