Posts Tagged ‘Velocity Girl’
Bachelorette, Cloud Control, SIANspheric, I Break Horses, The Boo Radleys & more
1. Peter Cat Recording Co. – Love Demons
Don’t be fooled by the slow dirge beginning. This is a full-on psychedelic freak out. Singer reminds me of someone… Pete Doherty?
2. Vue – She’s Sweet
3. The Boo Radleys – Bluebird
Martin Carr and co. drop some melodic shoegaze rock and roll, taken from the Every Heaven EP.
4. Velocity Girl – I Don’t Care If You Go
Great midtempo shoegaze power pop tune from an underrated band. Playing this makes me want to dig up a Posies tune.
Super early garage pop from their rarities comp Science Faire.
6. Last Tide – Traitor In My Mind
DC band drops a chiming, driving footstomper with singalong choruses.
7. SIANspheric – Static
8. Grooms – Tiger Trees
Boy does this song get inside your head. Love the melancholy mood it sets with waves of noisy chords.
9. Miracles – Quarantine
“We want a quarantine! Separate evolution!” barks the singer over heavy distorted guitar and pounding drums.
10. The Consolation Project – Look Wild
11. Cloud Control – Meditation Song #2 (Why, Oh Why)
12. Dreamed – Izumi
13. The Kingsbury Manx – Blue Eurasians
Chapel Hill 90s heroes update the Pink Floyd sound. The gem on their self-titled album.
14. Silver Pines – Payasito
Second time I’m playing these Texans. Really like their dusty psychedelic sound.
15. Clams Casino – I’m God (instrumental)
Now we jump to a cross between chillwave, ambient and hip hop. Love.
16. I Break Horses – Hearts
17. Bachelorette – Blanket
I’ve been excited for her new self-titled album since it was first announced. It doesn’t dissapoint. Most are describing it as folk meets electronic pop, but I love how she layers her voice, with washes of noise and drone over the beats.
18. aeiou – Vivimos In L.A.
Posies, Crash City Saints, Teenage Fanclub, Dirty on Purpose, Revolver & more
What has chiming guitars, glorious choruses, and two- or three-part harmonies?
The Jonas Brothers? Er….maybe.
Whether you like or hate power pop, you’re encouraged to listen to the mix and let us know what you think!
Check out Soundtrack2 Audiocast11 here.
1. Teenage Fanclub – Star Sign
The mighty Scots kick things off in style with a track from their Bandwagonesque classic.
2. Revolver – I Wear Your Chain
Often mentioned in the same breath as Ride, this poppy band also has the bedroom britpop thing going on. Didn’t realize until now that the bassist went on to found Death in Vegas, featured in Audiocast1!
3. Curtain Society – Marigold Girl
Tight, snappy number from the New England trio’s Volume, Tone, Tempo record.
4. Ash – A Little Less Ordinary
Ok, “Girl From Mars” is awesome but didn’t fit here. Instead, we went for this one off Nu-Clear Sounds.
5. Velocity Girl – Forgotten Favorite
Taking their name from a Primal Scream b-side, most of their music…well…didn’t sound much like Primal Scream. Love the drive and chorus on this track though.
6. Dirty on Purpose – All New Friends
Brooklyn band demonstrates on this fine track that indie (indy?) rock is alive and well.
7. The Spinanes – Valency
“Collared vampire what is it at night” sounds like a line from Twilight, not the opening line to this classic power pop track. Props to Chris for turning me on to this band.
8. The Posies – Solar Sister
This shimmering ball of energy comes off the brilliant Frosting on the Beater, to be performed in its entirety this June in Brooklyn. If you like this track, buy all their albums.
9. The Apples In Stereo – Beautiful Machine, Pts. 1 & 2
Upbeat, effervescent pop from Robert Schneider’s consistently great band. They tore it up with Sloan at Toronto’s Church at Berkeley a few years ago. Free mp3 if you sign up for their mailing list at the link above!
10. Phoenix – 1901
Great garage-pop track off forthcoming Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix album (I know, I know…) album, due out May 25.
11. The National – Apartment Story
Love the noisy melody and poppy beat. These guys remind me of Spoon on downers.
12. Felt – Textile Ranch
Bring on the funky bassline, high-shine guitar, snare and throw in an organ! If you like mellow dream pop soul, also see Felt’s “Primitive Painters.”
13. The Magnetic Fields – Famous
Their new-ish Distortion record is good, but this track was Soundtrack2 material.
14. Amps – Pacer
Chiming slacker anthem from Kim Deal of Breeders/Pixies fame.
15. Crash City Saints – We Came To Dance
“Rock and roll’s a joke, it’s a fashion show.” Nice New Zealand-style power pop with a layer of distortion.
16. Darling Buds – If I Said
Pummeling paisley psych pop – if that makes any sense whatsoever – off the fantastic CD-86 compilation.
17. Wild Poppies – Canon Over A Grey Sea
Speaking of NZ pop, those that like Bats/Clean/Chills with some added fuzz guitar will love this. Not to be confused with Brooklyn band of same name. Head nod to the Doledrums.