Posts Tagged ‘Young Galaxy’
A Place To Bury Strangers, Stars, Grizzly Bear, Wild Eyes, Glass Vaults & more
Lots of strong new releases this week. Not to mention that two of the featured bands have the word “wild” in them.
1. Dan Deacon – Lots
Absolutely slamming new anthem starts the party. Download on his site.
2. Young Galaxy – Youth Is Wasted On The Young
Seems with every new release, this band steps further into the 1980s. Not that that’s a bad thing.
4. Wild Nothing – Shadow
I can see this fictional airbrushed, longing music video playing in my head.
6. She’s So Rad – Rockin’ Back Inside My Heart
Shimmering chillwave and vivid choruses make this the track of the week.
7. Wheat Fields – Heaven Is A Place Where Nothing Ever Happens
Some beautifully wistful dream pop.
8. Grizzly Bear – Sleeping Ute
Can’t say many other GB tunes stood out for me, but this latest folk electric psych single is just riveting.
11. Exitmusic – The Sea
A mysterious quiet/loud mini epic.
12. Amen Dunes – Bedroom Drum
Through Donkey Jaw track that I can’t stop listening to.
13. Glass Vaults – Into Clear
Prodding, almost ambient drifting tune that builds to an amazing finale. Was a little slow to realize how awesome this track is.
15. Broken Water – Drown
Fantastic, primal drone psych out of Olympia.
16. Black Night Crash – Baby It’s You
This new shoegaze track off the excellent Drawn Out Days has been driving me nuts. This singer sounds exactly like someone else, but I’m at a loss. Can somebody help?
17. Six Organs Of Admittance – Waswasa
Sometimes you just have to shred. This new Ascent track embodies glorious rock and roll abandon.
18. Wild Eyes – Ride
Chugging motorik shoegaze? Check.
19. Pagiins – I Don’t Feel Anything
The surfers head to the biker bar for an after party.
20. A Place To Bury Strangers – Revenge
Good to hear this band continue scorching the earth on their latest Worship.
Death In Vegas, 93 Million Miles From The Sun, Odonis Odonis, Tearjerker, Ringo Deathstarr & more
There’s a ridiculous amount of good music coming out these days. I’ve eased back on my vault digging and pushed well beyond one hour this week! Enjoy…
1. Fevers – Passion Is Dead (Long Live Fashion)
Smash! Did the opening chord get your attention? Huge dancefloor dreaminess from Ottawa, Ontario that’s stuck in my head.
2. Elika – We Have Failed
The party continues until you get hit with this heavy chorus.
3. The Mekano Set – You Make Me Feel Like A Cure Song
Bit of death disco out of the UK. Check out their latest album Fades.
7. Tearjerker – Down
Cool CanCon from their excellent Rare album. A band to keep an eye on.
8. Lorelle Meets The Obsolete – These Days
Integalactic garage rock. Check out this Mexican band’s mighty On Welfare album.
9. Odonis Odonis – Basic Training
Two minutes of glammy garage. Yet another great Canadian band (I’m stacking the deck this week, it seems) with a new album out – check out the fantastic Hollandaze.
10. Imandra Lake – Ole Mu Laev
Estonian band takes us to beautiful widescreen.
11. 93 Million Miles From The Sun – Time Lasts Forever
Never been a huge fan of this band. But songs like this from their latest album Northern Sky are starting to win me over.
12. Vinyl Williams – Stellarscope
Groovy mellow goodness that seems to be from Egypt.
13. Range Lover – Route Nationale Sexe
Very nice hybrid of krautrock and shoegaze with vocal samples. Hard to find many details on this band though…
14. The Two Koreas – Boy Teen Oslo
An oldie but goodie from Toronto stalwarts with a style all their own.
15. Cousins – Droit Du Seigneur
Bright noisy postpunk off Axthoxy.
16. Silver Dapple – M’Sorry
Montreal noise pop rounds out the Canadian bill.
18. Borax – Sunshine Boy
Estonia representing twice on one mix! Dig this older indie pop track off Tallinn.
19. Para Siempre – Where Would You Be (Without Me)
Yes! Closing with an intense ringing garage rock anthem.
The Jezabels, Bliss.City.East, The War On Drugs, Phantogram, Malajube & more
2. Malajube – Synesthésie
Also on the bill at the BL show. Great spacey pop tune, available for download off their site.
4. Spiritualized – Electricity
Playing Spectrum last week made me think of this – the first track Iever heard by Jason Pierce.
6. Bliss.City.East – I Like You
This Exposition track is a chilled shoegaze anthem in waiting.
7. Lavalsa – She Floats
Brazilian grungy greatness.
8. Trans Am – Carboforce
Words cannot describe how much these guys rock. Killer tension and release.
9. The Soft Moon – We Are We
Nihilism you can nod your head to.
10. Garbage – Supervixen
Risking my street cred a bit here, but I’ve been hearing lots of new stuff that sounds like this.
12. Phantogram – Don’t Move
Nice bit of dreamy electronic pop: “I’m not your paranoia…”
13. Warm Ghost – Once One
Abstract woozy chillwave from Brooklyn.
14. The War On Drugs – Come To The City
There are so many good tunes on Slave Ambient that I had to play a second track. Huge journeyman anthem.
15. Pressed And – Raid
From their page: “A complex interplay of primal effects and synth landscapes, rife with tension in a cascading sequence of loops and glowing drones.”
The Dust Mice, Asobi Seksu, Disappears, James Blake, Young Galaxy & more
More great new music that needs to be heard.
1. //orangenoise – On The Run
Glammy, high energy garage from Karachi. The excellent //voracious EP is available for free download on Bandcamp.
2. The Vanity Press – Common Girls
Glorious Swervedriver-influenced shoegaze from “Satan-tonio,” Texas.
3. Figurehead – Idiot Savant
From NW Shoegazing’s awesome Vibrato 11.01 compilation, this Pinion track delivers full-on, rock and roll shoegaze.
4. Disappears – Halo
Propulsive rock and roll with a dose of krautrock from their great new Guider album.
5. Lower Heaven – Firearms
Now we enter the drone zone. One of the many nice cuts off their Today Is All We Have record. Note not to confuse this band with Lower Dens, as I did at first.
6. The Vacant Lots – Confusion
With a wink at vintage Brian Jonestown Massacre, love this psych cut from the New Englanders.
7. Voyageurs – Black Forest
Murky trip into the night from the brilliantly-titled Alien Iverson.
Tense, cut up re-interpretation of the beautiful Flourescence track.
9. Young Galaxy – We Have Everything
I know what you’re thinking: will we play every song off their new Shapeshifting record? Well…if they’re all this good, we make no promises.
10. Blouse – Shadow
80’s inspired electropop that you can wrap yourself up in. Pick it up on their Bandcamp.
11. Illogical Time Concerns – Fight Till You’re Right
12. The Dust Mice – Sun Will Shine
Very impressed with this UK band’s Sun Will Shine EP (bandcamp). Check out the classic dream pop on this title track.
13. jj – I’m The One / Money On My Mind
Had this great chillwave tune kicking around for a while. This has got to be the shortest song that has two names separated by a slash.
14. Tearjerker – Best
Released on last November’s Strangers, I love the melody over the swollen, distorted bass.
15. James Blake – Wilhelms Scream
Hard to define this one – space age R&B? Just wonderful.
16. Quiet Lights – No More Canyons
Building intensity from Brooklyn.
Beaches, Walter Meego, Young Galaxy, Sunshower Orphan, Presents For Sally & more
Now we’re back in business with lots of new tracks.
*Podcast change alert*
Based on feedback asking us to indicate which song is by which artist, we introduced a short mention at the start of each track. Like it? Hate it? Let us know what you think…
1. Pete International Airport – 21 Days
Murky psychedelia, up for grabs from their website above.
2. Beaches – In A While
Australians offer soundtrack to the Chicago riots in ’68.
3. Soft Moon – Parallels
Mysterious post punk off their great S/T record.
4. Young Governor – Fade Away
Brings to mind the garage pop joy I felt when I first heard Stiff Little Fingers’ “Suspect Device.”
5. Shattered Darlings & Liquid Kisses – Ola
Reverb-drenched noisy goodness out of Long Island. Love the guitar riffage at the end.
6. Tone Rodent – Train
Monotone Go-Betweens intro gives way to triumphant, noisy 90s-influenced anthem.
7. Polyester – Shoot Into The Sun
Desert drive under a blazing sun. Actually, that would be great right about now. BTW do they have deserts in Uruguay?
8. Zeit – She Came To Stay
Melodic slice of noise pop/chillwave from Sweden.
9. Girls In The Eighties – Hissin’ Dreams
Trippy downtempo psychedelia.
10. Sunshower Orphans – Sunnyside Blues
Chillwave with lovely guitar texture.
11. Presents For Sally – Sunsets In Your Eyes
UK represents with full-blown, technicolor shoegaze. Dig the breakdown at the end.
12. The Earlies – Morning Wonder
An older track off These Were The Earlies that I’ve wanted to play for a while.
13. Young Galaxy – The Buzz In My Flesh
Love this new one. Heart on sleeve dream pop with strong backbeat. Can’t wait for their full-length! Also peep their absolutely gorgeous site via the link above.
14. Walter Meego – Starlight
Epic glam space ballad, with a chorus that scratches my 70s MOR itch. Available for download via link above.
15. Cale Parks – One At A Time
Brahms guy brings a slice of spacey synth pop.
16. Twin Shadow – Slow
His Daytrotter session reminded me how fantastically creative the studio version of this tune is. Funky, passionate, trippy…perfection.
17. (m+a) – (we)
A mini, glitchy electronic pop symphony.