Posts Tagged ‘Working For A Nuclear Free City’

Soundtrack2 Ep. 66: Figurine

The Vandelles, The Twilight Sad, P.S. Eliot, Moonbell, Low & more.

Photo by Phil Askew,

1.   Working For A Nuclear Free City – Eighty Eight

Felt the need to start off with a stunner, but nothing new turned my crank. Dug up this rock and roll from Businessmen & Ghosts.

2.   Skywave – Angela’s An Angel

Noisy assault from a fantastic, overlooked band.

3.   Electro Group – Manimal

Distorted, bass-heavy rock and roll in the vein of Autolux.

4.   Headless Horseman – Wavlngth

From last October, this indie curio has a certain swing that moves me. Check it out on RCRD LBL.

5.   P.S. Eliot – Watch On Mute

Short, punky rock and roll off Sadie, their new EP which they’ve made available for download here. I’ve liked this band for some time, but haven’t found many tracks that I love yet.

6.   Seapony – Dreaming

Sarah Records revival! Damn catchy.

7.   Dum Dum Girls – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Smiths covers are tricky, especially with a signature tune like this one. But they pull it off on this one from He Gets Me High.

8.   Matthew CH Tong – Present And Correct

Bloc Party dude holes up in a studio by himself. Great Buzzcocks vibe here, although it took me a while to get into this. Also from RCRD LBL.

9.   Young Adults – Campfires

From November’s Black Hole, this is a great, dense instrumental.

10.  Tjutjuna – Rise # Set

Over nine minutes of pedal-to-the-medal space rock. Watch these guys.

11.  Woodsman – Serfer

Great, abstract indie rock.

12.  The Vandelles – My Time

Their new Summer Fling EP inspired the photo for this week’s post. Kinda surf-y, but with a lot more going on.

13.  Moonbell – Figurine

Off the EP of the same name, this band puts out wonderful, sluggish psych tunes.

14.  The Upsidedown – Dutchess Of York

Clearly fans of Jason Pierce and Brian Jonestown Massacre, this one was off their debut Trust Electricity. This track also unintentionally gave the mix a Royal Wedding tie-in!

15.  The Twilight Sad – And She Would Darken The Memory

Desolate, gripping classic off their first album Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters. Great use of noise.

16.  Cowboy Junkies – Lay It Down

Not a band we’d normally feature here, but this tracks has a great mellow, psych edge that sets the next song up perfectly.

17.  Low – Nothing But Heart

Crunchy, Neil Young guitar starts us off, then this gem just floats upwards. Nice to see Low, with their new album C’mon, reminding us how music = passion.

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Soundtrack2 Ep. 48: You Faded

Love As Laughter, A Sunny Day In Glasgow, Guitaro, Secret Knives, Matthew Dear & more

We’re rocking out this week.

1.   The Darkside – Guitar Voodoo

1990 psychedelic blues masterpiece from Spacemen 3‘s Pete “Bassman” Bain.

2.   Constantines – Hyacinth Blues

“Under suspicion!” Urgent, bluesy distorted rock and roll from Toronto band.

3.   Awesome Color – Transparent

Do you wanna rock? Dirty, Stooges-inspired rock and roll that also brings to mind Golden Earring’s “Radar Love.” Not sure how this made it on here, actually.

4.   Chavez – You Faded

Picked this one up at a garage sale. Love the GBV 90s riff rock.

5.   Love As Laughter – Stakes Avenue

After a while off, this band is back with new song “Monique.” That didn’t work for this mix so here’s one off Destination 2000. Try not to be distracted by the similarities with Beastie Boys‘ “Sabotage.”

6.   Working For A Nuclear Free City – Low

This band is fantastic, full stop. This one’s the late night soundtrack for when you’re feeling sinister. Check out their album Jojo Burger Tempest from a few months back.

7.   Disco Doom – White Gun Cold Jet

Anthemic, falsetto indie power pop that sounds like a cross between Yo La Tengo and Grandaddy. And they’re Swiss!

8.   Apple Orchard – She Knows

This Filipino indie pop band obviously cherishes their indie pop collection, particularly The Apples in Stereo.

9.   Three Month Sunset – Hey Rose

Great reverb-drenched melodic shoegaze.

10.  Weekend – Coma Summer

I’ve been wanting to play this for weeks! Epic, six-and-a-half minute journey with washes of guitar and noise used to great effect.

11.  Congregation – Join In

Classic late 80s/early 90s Anglo indie pop.

12.  Guitaro – Plastic Bags

A bit of Floyd here, but their latest JJ’s Crystal Palace is brilliant. Check out how this track’s dirge dream pop gives way to some intense, black-clad rock and roll.

13.  Lilys – Tone Bender

In The Presence Of Nothing classic by one of S2’s fave bands. Their sound evolved from this MBV phase.

14.  A Sunny Day In Glasgow – Drink Drank Drunk

Delightful bit of sunny shoegaze off new album Autumn, Again.

15.  Matthew Dear – Innh Dahh

Floating-in-space dream pop with dreary, beautiful vocals. Find it on new album Black City.

16.  Ten Million Lights – Still Point

Portland does it again. Interesting mix of hip hop beats with mellow pop. Big Massive Attack finale.

17.  Secret Knives – Black Hole

To me, this is a perfect mellow electronic going out tune. But to this New Zealand band, who’s giving away their debut album, it’s the leadoff track.

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