28 June, 2017

Dreaming in Stereo for June 28, 2017

Sometimes, a set that doesn't fit one show becomes the axis of the next. I'd been wanting to play that Mark Lanegan for a while, ever since a friend let me hear what a monster that new album is, but I could never find the right place for it. I'd intended to have it in last week, but I think you'll agree that wouldn't fit in a show based on the new Ride. So, between the blank slate of a new show, and the Horrors' release of their new single, it all came together.

Speaking of that new single, the Horrors just keep getting better and better with each album. It's almost  a shame that they released Strange House, if only because we'll never get to hear that band again, and it was a tease of what they could have done if they'd continued in that direction (for those of us who like the noisy rock 'n' roll). But everything from Primary Colours on has been increasingly brilliant, their sophistication and mastery of atmosphere growing with each release. I can not wait for this new one.

It seems like I've found a few shoegaze bands from Brazil recently. I'll have to do some digging, I think there could be a set or even possibly a show's worth there.

And speaking of the show:
The Horrors - Machine - V - Wolftone
The Black Angels - Currency - Death Song - Partisan Records
Helen - Dying All the Time - The Original Faces - Kranky
Ruina - Burn - In Venus
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Jubilee Street - Push the Sky Away - Bad Seed Ltd.
Mark Lanegan Band - Nocturne - Gargoyle - Heavenly
The Organ - Memorize the City - Grab That Gun - Mint Records
Processions - Solopsist - Blush
No Joy - Hellhole - Creep EP - Grey Market
Taxes - City in My Head - Back of the Car Collection
Distant Creatures - Empire (acoustic) - A Friend's Halo single
Beach House - Space Song - Depression Cherry - Sub Pop

And here, something to kill some more time, Pitchfork's 50 Greatest Shoegaze Albums of All Time, and the inevitable response article featuring even more obscure bands.

26 June, 2017

Dreaming in Stereo for June 21, 2017

Better late then never, eh?

The new Ride album came out June 16th, and to say there have been mixed reviews would be an understatement. It's easy for fans to forget that the band put anything out after Going Blank Again (especially those fans too young to remember when Tarantula came out), and nostalgia has always had a way of warping our collective recollections of what bands sounded like (or were supposed to sound like). But taken on its own merits, Weather Diaries is actually quite a solid album, blending the varied elements of the band's original development along with some new ones that expand the sound dynamic even further (keyboards!). As a whole, the album is a nice return to form, and has some top notch singles as well (two of which you'll hear on this show).

Putting this set together was a little difficult, until I realized that I should eschew my instinct to mix it up and go with a shoegaze/dreampop exclusive set (or close enough), to really keep with the vibe of the featured band. It was a good excuse to dig out some tracks I'd been trying to find a spot for since I started, so I think it all worked out well.

Anyhow, let's be on with it, shall we?

Ride -All I Want - Weather Diaries - Wichita Recordings
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Tenderness - On Echoing Green - Mexican Summer
The Daysleepers - Mesmerize - Hide Your Eyes EP - White Rabbit Music
The Legends - He Knows the Sun - Public Radio - Labrador Records
Blouse - Into Black - Blouse - Captured Tracks
Paper Daggers - Between Moments - Paper Daggers - self-released
Ether Aura - One Hand Away From Out - Before We Could Sing - Analog Terror Music
Crocodiles - Telepathic Lover - Dreamless - Zero Music
Midnight Faces - Blue Haze - Heavenly Bodies - Broken Factory
Flyying Colours - It's Tomorrow Now - Mindfulness - Club A
Beliefs - Leaper - Leaper - Hand Drawn Dracula
Japanese Breakfast - Everybody Wants to Love You - Psychopomp - Yellow K
Ride - Weather Diaries - Weather Diaries - Wichita Recordings

And this is a couple of years old at this point, but still worth your time:

Dreaming in Stereo for June 14, 2017

Well crap, looks like I forgot to post for a week. Well here it is, a mix of old and new, with at least a couple of deep dives in the crate. Gotta keep it interesting, no?

Chapterhouse - Pearl - Whirlpool - Dedicated
Glasvegas - Shine Like Stars - Euphoric Heartbreak - Columbia
the XX - Say Something Loving - I See You - Young Turks
Echo & the Bunnymen - The Game - Echo & the Bunnymen - Sire
British Sea Power - The Lonely - The Decline of British Sea Power - Rough Trade America
Giungla - Sand - Camo - Factory Flaws
Chastity Belt - Caught in a Lie - I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone - Sub Pop
the Auteurs -  Underground Movies - Now I'm a Cowboy - Hut Recordings
Jay Som - 1 Billion Dogs - Everybody Works - Polyvinyl
Heavy Heart - Teenage Witch - Keepsake - Heavy Heart
Cigarettes After Sex - The Apocalypse - Cigarettes After Sex - Partisan
Bat for Lashes - Never Forgive the Angels - The Bride - Parlophone
Passengers with Luciano Pavoratti - Miss Sarajevo - Original Soundtracks 1 - Island

11 June, 2017

Dreaming in Stereo for June 5, 2017

Not much to say about this one, and due to another busy week am waaay late posting this, so here's the show. More on the week with the next episode.

Wild Nothing - TV Queen - Life of Pause - Captured Tracks
Camera Obscura - Troublemaker - Desire Lines - 4AD
Distant Creatures - A Friend's Halo - Snares in Safe Harbors - self released
Coloresantos - Esplendor - Zilla Records x Cohete Lunar -or- Tercer Paisaje - Zilla Records
Planning for Burial - Threadbare - Below the House - The Flenser
A Place to Bury Strangers - In the Shadow - Batman: Arkham City Soundtrack (limited edition) - WaterTower Music
Sheer - Room - Psychic Quarry EP - The Native Sound
Kindling - Blinding Wave - Everywhere Else - No Idea Records
Esben and the Witch - Deathwaltz - Wash the Sins Not Only the Face - Matador
Drab Majesty - Only a Mime - Who Taught You How to Love? - Dais Records
Black Tape for a Blue Girl - The Flow of Our Spirit - This Lush Garden Within - Projekt
Mira - Alone - Mira - Projekt
Asobi Seksu - Trance Out - Fluorescence - Polyvinyl Records
Ringo Deathstarr - Stare at the Sun - Pure Mood - Vinyl Junkie
Dum Dum Girls - Jail La La - I Will Be - HoZac Records