Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Dan Deacon - Bromst (2009)

Dan Deacon's newest. It has a much more layered sound than Spiderman of the Rings and Reminds me of M83's Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts at moments. A fun listen.

Check it out: part one, part two.

Official site.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Lord Cut-Glass - Lord Cut-Glass (2009)

Solo debut by Alun Woodward under the Lord Cut-Glass moniker. Features beautifully arranged music played by classical musicians and some of the most clever songwriting of his career. Just the sort of thing you'd expect from an ex-Delgado.

Dan Deacon - Spiderman of the Rings (2007)

A fun, energetic album by the amazing Dan Deacon.

Check it out.

Official site.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Faunts - Feel.Love.Thinking.Of. (2009)

Faunts' sophomore album. Much poppier and upbeat than their first. Makes me think of New Order.

Check it out.

Official site.

Faunts - High Expectations/Low Results (2005)

Debut album by Canadian shoegazers Faunts. Very dreamy and beautiful.

Check it out.

Official site.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Pyramids - Pyramids (2008)

Buried vocals, textured sounds, fast drum machines. An interesting listen. Certainly unique.

Check it out: album, remix disc.

Official Myspace.

Life Without Buildings - Any Other City (2000)

The only proper album from the very short-lived and criminally underrated Life Without Buildings. Something you might enjoy if you liked Young Marble Giants.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Damon & Naomi - Damon & Naomi with Ghost (2000)

Fourth album by Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang, both formerly of Galaxie 500. A collaboration with Japanese psychedelic band Ghost.

Luna - Bewitched (1994)

Second album by Luna; fronted by Dean Wareham, formerly of Galaxie 500.

Hum - You'd Prefer an Astronaut (1995)

Hum's third album overall but their first with the classic lineup. Absolutely amazing space rock. Essential.

Check it out.


Monday, June 15, 2009

the pillows - Thank You, My Twilight (2002)

The phenomenal 10th album by the pillows. Energetic guitar pop. One of my favourites and good place to start with the pillows.

Check it out.

Official site.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

New Order - Singles (2005)

Two-disc compilation of New Order's singles from 1981 to 2005. Serves as a good retrospective for their career.

Official site.

Note: this compilation features the 7" versions of the singles.

Rafael Toral - Wave Field (1995)

Relaxing ambient album made with only a guitar. Good listen.

Check it out: part one, part two.

Official site.

Friday, June 5, 2009

World's End Girlfriend - Hurtbreak Wonderland (2007)

Amazing album by World's End Girlfriend. Made of beautiful arrangements and electronic beats. Essential.

Check it out: part one, part two.

Official site.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Boris - Amplifier Worship (1993)

Boris' second LP. A great work of heavy riffs and drones.

Check it out: part one, part two.

Official site.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

John Zorn - Naked City (1989)

Captivating, dynamic, and beautiful album by John Zorn, featuring the Naked City band. Showcases a unique and eclectic mix of free jazz and improvisational noise. Most definitely an essential.

Check it out: part one, part two.

Failure - Magnified (1994)

Second album by 90's space rock group Failure. Oft compared to other other active bands around their time such as Nirvana or Soundgarden, though their sound is considerably more textured and the guitar work is very impressive. Probably more similar to Hum, if anything.

Mercury Rev - Lego My Ego (1992)

Something of a companion album to Yerself Is Steam, including Peel Session recordings and alternate tracks from the album, as well as a couple of songs that didn't make the album.

Check it out: part one, part two.

Mercury Rev - Yerself Is Steam (1991)

Mercury Rev's first album, with a great deal more noise and psychedelic influences than their later albums, such as See You on the Other Side.