When I saw Deerhunter live I remember asking myself I hope the guitarist on the right of the stage puts out a record, seems like he was doing most of the melody guitar and effected parts in the songs like some mini Johnny Greenwood. Well that happened and Lotus Plaza did a killer job on the record but I especially love this A Threaded Needle song, it has so many catchy elements of lo-fi post rock. Everything sits in the mix perfectly as well, never asking for your attention just gentle guitar screeches and a vocal that sits in the backseat, couldn’t be happier with the result of this project.
Recently we posted nostalgia filled Adelaide videos on the blog but I can’t just leave you with those, here’s the song Games Without End off their self released EP, this has hints of Sea and Cake and Mercury Program all over the EP but they take it a step closer to what I want to hear which is film soundtrack music that is equal to a Cinnabun in the cinnamon roll world, just an overwhelming ooze of frosting and warmth. If you like this check out other projects from the band like Small Sails or Ethan Rose.
A pretty low key one from Mogwai, definitely nice to lose yourself in this one and think your somewhere else.
This Explosions In The Sky song might be the rowdiest Monday song ever posted just epic the factor alone makes it feel like you won Tour de France and the World Cup at the same time, don’t use it as a exercise song either, you break something important.
Lotus Plaza – A Threaded Needle[audio:threaded.mp3]
Adelaide – Games Without End[audio:without.mp3]
Mogwai – The Sun Smells Too Loud[audio:smells.mp3]
Explosions In The Sky – With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept[audio:tired.mp3]
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cameron says:April 13, 2009 at 11:09 am
Great pick with explosions in the sky and mogwai. Explosions in the sky always inspires me
Sam says:April 13, 2009 at 4:37 pm
Best Lotus Plaza song, hands down. The record is fantastic, but I wish the album turned out more along the lines of this song.
Plus, I love the ending. Headphones highly recommended!
empty says:April 13, 2009 at 6:12 pm
4 great songs, thanks Jakub.
i really want to see Mogwai live, but they arent coming close enough to me and i dont have the cash to go 6+ hours away.
i am going to go see School of Seven Bells and Black Moth Super Rainbow in June and i cannot wait!
so….Scott…….when are you coming to Ohio?!
Jakub says:April 13, 2009 at 6:32 pm
Scott is playing at the Magic Stick in Detroit with Telefon Tel Aviv, you should go to that
fepagani says:April 13, 2009 at 7:10 pm
sweet, thank you very much for the Lotus Plaza tip, I will look more into his stuff.
too bad last.fm is on its dying bed!
gerwin says:April 15, 2009 at 8:37 am
That Adelaide track is pure bliss.
Philippe says:May 9, 2009 at 9:16 pm
Mogwai and Explosions.. Both so intense as to provoke tears
D says:September 5, 2009 at 12:23 am
WOW, if this was a fantasy football draft, the clear winner here would be Adelaide. What an unbelievable sleeper…pure genius! Indefinable! probably one of my favorite bands found through this webblog. So glad to see on play list 5!