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Soundtrack2 Ep. 100: Monolith

Dead Mellotron, Airiel, Lotus Plaza, John Maus, A Place To Bury Strangers & more

We’re 100. Yay.

Now let’s get on with another mix of killer tunes.

1.  A Place To Bury Strangers – You Are The One
We start off our 100th episode with the band that has kicked off our podcasts the most. When you listen to their latest Joy Division meets JAMC jam, you’ll understand why.

2.  Christian Samuel – Jux
Great instrumental rock and roll that with a slight Hüsker Dü vibe.

3.  Abschaum – Moonlight
Hypnotic boogie music for trenchcoat wearers.

4.  Averkiou – Fuzzy Photograph
Crunching power pop off February’s The New Imperative. Love the guitar (?) noise solo.

5.  Taffy – Haah
Stirring Japanese shoegaze. Guess they couldn’t think of a good title, so a simple “Haah” fit the bill.

6.  The Wedding Present – You’re Dead
I wasn’t really feeling this initially, but it grew on me. Gedge gives us the gears at the chorus, with a bit of Mark E. Smith phrasing.

7.  Airiel – Flashlight Tag
Amazing to hear new music from this band.

8.  Grass Widow – Walking Out On Love
More classic power pop goodness, but GW’s female vocals provide a shoegaze edge.

9.  Violens – Der Microarc
Love this track’s lush 80s indie pop production that The Smiths, Kings of Convenience and The Pernice Brothers did so well.

10.  Whirr – Toss
This Pipe Dreams twee pop tune just mesmerizes.

11.  Field Mouse – Happy
If M83 sold his gear and played in a pop band, it would sound like this.

12.  Lightfoils – Sympathy Lies
Bright, soaring shoegaze pop from Texas Chicago.

13.  John Maus – No Title (Molly)
Get down with your bad self, Mr. Maus. If this is a joke, please don’t end it.

14.  Dead Mellotron – Stranger
Sucks when you sit on a killer dream pop tune so long that ANOTHER one comes out from the same band before you get to it.

15.  Vinyl Williams – Chroma Heart
Hazy anthem starts with “The end is near” and then declares “you’re in my heart.” Check out his new Ultimate World EP.

16.  Lotus Plaza – Monoliths
Lockett Pundt’s Deerhunter offshoot provides our track of the week. As much as I love the chorus, it’s schmaltzy enough to think it might end up on Grey’s Anatomy.

17.  Soul Glimpse – Fade & Breath
One of the few ambient tracks I’ve wanted to drop. Listen closely and listen loud.

18.  Irene On Edge – Time Fly
Hypnotic full kilter noise with oddly beautiful garbled voices.

19.  Mr. Gnome – The Way
Unbelievable chillwave (or is it witch house?) that is the perfect soundtrack to a waltz in another dimension.

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Soundtrack2 Ep. 75: Twisted Mirror

Masquer, Deerhoof, Shade, New Estate, Killing Joke & more

Photo by Phil Askew, luminouslives.com

1.   The Wedding Present – Crawl

Wistful indie pop from 1990 gets us going.

2.   Killing Joke – Eighties

Blast of primal yet glammy post punk featuring the UK’s greatest screamer. Weird Science fans may recognize this from the crazy house party scene, before the motorcycle gang rides through the house.

3.   Tones On Tail – Go

Former Bauhaus dudes dropped this freaky goth funk gem, then decided to form Love and Rockets.

4.   Medicine – She Knows Everything

Wonderful screaming noise with ethereal crooning vocals over top.

5.   Masquer – Happiness

Swedes provide some dark, romantic electro pop, available for free on their site.

6.   Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Y Control

This popped up on my player the other day. Overlooked indie noir beauty from Fever To Tell.

7.   Scarlet Chives – The Horror

Track of the week! Imagine Kate Bush crossed with My Bloody Valentine, and you’ve got Scarlet Chives. Name’s a bit silly, mind you.

8.   Skylight – As You Leave (2008)

Very cool stuff recently unearthed by the Boston band and uploaded to their bandcamp page. Nice murky shoegaze.

9.   Shade – Get There With You

Latonka track with great vocals and drone. Reminds me of another band, but I can’t say who…

10.  Daydream – Shiny Road

This Korean band love their Ride. That’s ok, we do too. Nice melody and female vocal.

11.  Air Formation – Fallen Leaves

Cool, slightly dreary sonic assault.

12.  New Estate – Dream Planner

Fantastic track that out-Pavements Pavement. But with a touch of shoegaze thrown in.

13.  Surely I Come Quickly – The Breeze

Lo-fi from Saskatchewan? This has been kicking around for a while, but had I known they were from Saskatoon I’d have dropped it sooner. Cool French horn, or whatever that instrument is.

14.  Pure X – Twisted Mirror

Reverb-drenched goover for the late late late night wind-down.

15.  Sungrazer – Wild Goose

Gimme stoner rock! And make it Dutch, please. Hoping to play some more of this kind of stuff, provided it fits. Thoughts?

16.  Royal Bangs – TV Tree (Deerhoof remix)

Noisy, bonkers remix of great tune from Flux Outside.

17.  The Harvey Girls – Faster Peach

Hard to describe this one, but trust me it’ s great. Till next time.

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