Saturday, May 23, 2009

Galaxie 500 - On Fire (1989)

Another fantastic album by Galaxie 500. This version is the 1997 reissue with bonus tracks from the Blue Thunder EP, including a cover of "Ceremony" by Joy Division/New Order.

Galaxie 500 - Today (1988)

Debut album by Galaxie 500. Simple and minimal, yet atmospheric and beautiful. One of my all-time favourites.

M83 - Run Into Flowers (2003)

Single from the album Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts. Contains three remixes.

Check it out.

Official site.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Cocteau Twins - Victorialand (1986)

Excellent album by pioneers of the dream pop sound, Cocteau Twins. Reverberant, dreamy, and ambient music.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth & Collected Works (1980)

Three disc complitation album by the excellent—but very short-lived—Young Marble Giants. The first disc is their first and only proper album, Colossal Youth; the second is a collection of their EPs and singles; the third is a 1980 Peel Session recording. Their entire discography, in fact. Essential.

Check it out: part one, part two, part three.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Arab Strap - Elephant Shoe (1999)

Third album by Arab Strap. Languid and pensive pop songs. An excllent listen.

Check it out: part one, part two.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Aves - Demo (2009)

Instrumental demos. There are only three songs but they are worth listening to.

Check it out.

Official Myspace.

Moose - Honey Bee (1994)

Moose's second album, which saw them departing from their shoegaze influences and coming into a style of pop music distinctly their own. Very good.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Moose - Sonny and Sam EP (1991)

Debut EP by Moose. A compilation of their earliest singles, which are renowned for having the most shoegaze/dream pop influence of any of their output.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Adorable - Against Perfection (1993)

Debut album by alternative rock/shoegaze group Adorable. A self-proclaimed "glamour pop" band, their sound is just that. No better way to describe it.

Sigur Rós & Steindór Andersen - Rímur EP (2001)

Limited edition EP by Sigur Rós, sold at their 2001 spring tour. Features Steindór Andersen reading traditional Icelandic epic poetry over the band's original compositions.

Fulflej - Wack-Ass Tuba Riff (1996)

Great (and only) album by the relatively unknown Fulflej. If you liked Catherine you will most likely enjoy this.

Check it out.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Forest Fire - Psychic Love Star EP (2007)

Debut EP by Forest Fire. Experimental, with a much more lo-fi sound than their debut album Survival.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Jesu - Silver EP (2006)

The great shoegazey EP by Jesu. Very nice textured sound. This is the Japanese edition with two bonus tracks that are different mixes of Wolves and Silver.

Check it out.

Official site.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Cancer Conspiracy - The Cancer Conspiracy EP (2001)

Debut EP by The Cancer Conspiracy. Two studio tracks and a live track.

Check it out.