Posts Tagged ‘White Rabbits’

Soundtrack2 Ep. 98: Still Lost

Bear In Heaven, White Rabbits, Drowner, Vibravoid, Bishop Morocco & more

1.   White Rabbits – Temporary
Boom! I’m guilty of loving electronic rock like this, straight out of the Phoenix school.

2.   Beach Fossils – Shallow
Chiming guitar pop of the Real Estate variety. Lots of this stuff coming out of Brooklyn nowadays.

3.   Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Helium
Recently I heard someone describe music as fitting into one of two categories: sounding like New Order and not sounding like New Order. I’d put this hazy electronic track in the latter category, with a bit of 8-bit thrown in.

4.   Bear In Heaven – Sinful Nature
The track of the week is off I Love You, It’s Cool out April 3. And it’s killer.

5.   She’s So Rad – Sinful Nature
If you like pounding electronica with layers of guitar and synth, crank this.

6.   Vibravoid – Save My Soul
Their website calls them “Europe’s #1 psychedelic and acid rock band.” This track is proof.

7.   Lazyflux – Trail Blazers
Eastern-tinged psychedelic folktronica out of the UK.

8.   Bishop Morocco – Melt My Mind
Local Toronto boys drop a gem off their latest album.

9.   Drowner – Tiny Ship
Slow-building beauty that just explodes! Best thing to ever come out of Houston?

10.  West Indian Girl – Still Lost
Nice ethereal groove from a few years back. Wasn’t sure if they’re still around, but their Twitter account says an album is in the works.

11.  The Magnetic Fields – Heroes
One of my favourite David Bowie tunes gets a superb, pretty faithful cover here. Minus the screaming…kind of  a shame.

12.  The Beta Band – Needles In My Eyes
Chill psych classic off the Scottish band’s 3 EPs. Way more than the sum of its guitar, drums and organ parts.

13.  Los Ingenieros Alemanes – (por el) Teorema de Gauss
This Madrid  band does the best Built To Spill impression I’ve heard.

14.  Big Sugar – Wild Ox Moan
A Low-like classic from the band’s early bluesy days. Complete with yodelling and amazing guitar/falsetto vox solo.

15.  Kontakte – Life’s Road Movies
First you’re floating in space, then you’re jumping on your bed playing air guitar.

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Soundtrack2 Ep. 95: Replicate

Disappears, Lower Dens, Stagnant Pools, Blonde Redhead, Deep Cut & more

Photo by Phil Askew, luminouslives.com

An online breach at our host meant this week’s mix is about a week behind. The tracks are still blistering, but the newer ones are – well, less new than usual.

What music are you digging these days?

1.   The History Of Colour TV – I Knew It Was Wrong But I Did It Anyway
Dramatic opening chord gives way to shoegaze pop goodness.

2.   Deep Cut – Decision Time (Electric Loop Orchestra remix)
Motorik space pop by former member of Revolver.

3.   White Rabbits – Heavy Metal
Chillwave funk with fabulous stabs of guitar.

4.   Florence + The Machine – No Light No Light (Spector Ryan Gosling Remix)
I haven’t loved F+TM, but this production brings texture and a bit of drama, kind of like Austra. Not too familiar with the remixer, but sounds like that should change.

5.   The Naked And The Famous – No Way
There’s freezing rain outside, but there are signs it’s letting up.

6.   Now, Now – School Friends
Great new track from this wistful band. You can’t help but hang on the singer’s every word. Look for it in March on new album Threads.

7.   Sea Oleena – Swimming Story
Like an illicit nighttime dip in a candle-lit pool. Captivating. And from Canada!

8.   The Nocturnes – Grandmother Make A Steeple
Lovely track that sounds a bit like Chris Isaak and Pink Floyd. This is one of many gems on Aokigahara.

9.  Conduits –  Top Of The Hill
Omaha represent! Can’t wait to hear more from this band.

10.  Disappears – Replicate
Boom! They’re back. Praise them…that is all.

11.  Fields Of Industry – The Sum
Track from a few years back that needed to be heard.

12.  Lower Dens – Brains
Second return to form this episode! Love this dense, tense track as it speeds towards an uncertain ending. “Don’t be a friend…”

13.  Stephen Paul Smoker – Green City
Fabulously weird psych blues.

14.  R.M. Hendrix – Last Year’s Hopes Are Playing Through The Wall
Engrossing swirling psychedelia.

15.  Stagnant Pools – Consistency
Track of the week.  If you need a shot of slacker shoegaze rock and roll, look no further.

16.  Asalto al Parque Zoológico – Warn You
Still carrying the flame for the classic shoegaze sound!

17.  HEHFU – Come Home
Short burst from the Come Home EP.

18.  Blonde Redhead – Big Song
Sometimes, choruses need only consist of one vowel.

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