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 Posted:   Jun 14, 2012 - 2:51 PM   
 By:   Reeler   (Member)

Had to start a new thread since the other one was taking so long to upload. big grin

This one is my personal favorite of late...

Teen Daze - The Harvest

 Posted:   Jun 16, 2012 - 7:02 AM   
 By:   Reeler   (Member)

This one is another favorite. I love the kind of wall-of-sound, kaleidoscopic feel...

A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Failure

 Posted:   Jun 18, 2012 - 3:19 AM   
 By:   Reeler   (Member)

I'd be hard pressed to believe Washed Out could top themselves with this dance track...

Washed Out - Amor Fati

 Posted:   Jun 19, 2012 - 2:53 AM   
 By:   Reeler   (Member)

I'm gonna go with "Love Trinity" as my favorite Life Without Buildings song. Plus a lovely description of the singer below...

Sue Tompkins might be the most striking indie singer of the decade. She sounds like an internal monologue. She rattles out streams of words, repeating phrases and fragments like someone compulsively murmuring a list she's trying not to forget. She rolls and stretches words around in her mouth. She makes girlish exclamations and then whips around to chest-beating boasts, defiant dares, wounded questions. Her voice bounces and twirls acrobatically all around the music, then pulls itself up into passionate demands like lines ripped from an argument: "Look back and say that I didn't!" She does all this and yet sounds really normal and down-to-earth and awesome about it. Glasgow's Life Without Buildings backed up her gorgeous high-wire act with perfectly understated guitar work, and made just this one incredible, gem-like album-- lovable, beautiful, and moving, the kind of treasure with a mood and aesthetic entirely its own. Then they broke up. It's a good thing this one's so endlessly replayable, so worth poring over every tic, stutter, and syllable. --Nitsuh Abebe

Life Without Buildings - Love Trinity

 Posted:   Jun 20, 2012 - 5:35 AM   
 By:   Reeler   (Member)

I like how layers are gradually added over the organic piano keys. Dramatic, atmospheric, and mysterious.

The Field - Then It's White

 Posted:   Jun 20, 2012 - 10:29 PM   
 By:   Reeler   (Member)

Another interesting listen, like hearing raindrops hit off metallic items or something. Difficult to describe...

Burial - Shell of Light (Shlohmo Remix)

 Posted:   Jun 21, 2012 - 7:33 PM   
 By:   Reeler   (Member)

It has been described as "shoegaze", but maybe post-shoegaze? Anyway, the soundscapes are larger than life. An incredible sound ahead of its time IMO.

A Shoreline Dream - Dreamsong

 Posted:   Jun 22, 2012 - 9:05 PM   
 By:   Reeler   (Member)

For a brief moment Tycho seems to have perfected the Boards of Canada thing. Video was made by a fan.

Tycho - Daydream

 Posted:   Jun 24, 2012 - 9:13 AM   
 By:   Reeler   (Member)

I like the creativity in this video...

Pinback - Fortress

 Posted:   Jun 24, 2012 - 9:34 PM   
 By:   Reeler   (Member)

Still on the high of the release of "Ten", Pearl Jam put this video together I believe in Hawaii. Where a video like Guns 'n' Roses "Patience" gets caught in rock cliche, the video for "Oceans" uses carefully edited iconography to convey the presumed legendary status of a rock band. It is often overshadowed by the "Jeremy" video, but the editing is exceptional...

Pearl Jam - Oceans

 Posted:   Jun 26, 2012 - 10:54 PM   
 By:   Reeler   (Member)

I cannot seem to find just the right track. There's either the remix, or the original, though it seems like the radio version had a slightly faster tempo. Ah well...

Small Black - Despicable Dogs

 Posted:   Jun 27, 2012 - 9:35 PM   
 By:   Reeler   (Member)

Guess I prefer the alternate version slightly more since the rhythm is less interrupted. But then there's the video for the original and the production values are quite good. Some excellent moody atmosphere from the synth.

Edit: I should correct myself. The alternate version allows the synths to breath more, in my bias.

Rainbow Arabia - Without You (video)

Alternate version

 Posted:   Jun 28, 2012 - 1:09 PM   
 By:   Reeler   (Member)

It has that distinct Smokey Robinson/Motown sound, and his falsetto is sensational...

Richard Swift - Broken Finger Blues

 Posted:   Jun 29, 2012 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   Reeler   (Member)

Another beautifully put together video, and the song is touching...

The Middle East - Blood

 Posted:   Jul 1, 2012 - 9:29 PM   
 By:   Reeler   (Member)

The driving riff/wall-of-sound is what brings me back every time. I like how I can get lost in the outro's climax. It's bliss and consuming...

Asobi Seksu - Thursday

 Posted:   Jul 3, 2012 - 11:40 PM   
 By:   Reeler   (Member)

I heard this one in the last year or so and love the simplicity of it, yet it's so effective and mellow...

Cass McCombs - County Line

 Posted:   Jul 8, 2012 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   Reeler   (Member)

I went with this Depeche Mode song over some of the obvious. The atmospherics are beautiful. I believe it's the extended version...

Depeche Mode - The Sun and the Rainfall

 Posted:   Jul 10, 2012 - 10:15 PM   
 By:   Reeler   (Member)

There are a good handful of DCFC songs I think are pop perfection (Photobooth, Movie Script Ending, Title & Registration, etc), but I'll go with this one. Their instrumentation is precise but not rigid...

Death Cab For Cutie - Employment Pages

 Posted:   Jul 12, 2012 - 9:27 PM   
 By:   Reeler   (Member)

I think this one still holds up pretty well. It is appealing to me because of its indie pop sensibilities (sounding under-produced in a good way).

Mates of State - Goods (All In Your Head)

 Posted:   Jul 15, 2012 - 10:15 PM   
 By:   Reeler   (Member)

Perry Farrell was the lead singer of Jane's Addiction, and after the band broke up in the early '90s he created Pornos For Pyros. The hit song from the band was "Pets", and though the music is charmingly pop, the lyrics are quite sinister (or cynical maybe). He's basically saying humanity is destroying themselves, and if a superior alien race comes along we humans "would make great pets!" How much merit that has I don't know, but I admire the reflective thought. Farrell also looks quite beautiful in his colorful dyed hair and suit...

Porno For Pyros - Pets

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