I've decided to semi-regularly share what I've been listening to on Spotify.
No Joy is best described as "dream metal"... they have a little dreampop but they can also go really hard. Once you get past that they're not a girl band, let this EP take you on a journey. Each song is distinct, and you'll switch favorite tracks with every playthrough. "Flourescent Dread" even goes into Black Moth Super Rainbow territory.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
A more-than-just-muzak soundtrack with the best songs starting with Track 8 ("The Night Drive"). Give it a listen!
Japandroids came out with a new album, and so did Cloud Nothings. I gave both thorough listens, but really the only standout was the 'droid's "Arc of Bar": https://open.spotify.com/track/0nnhuE1op1Yt3v9vDI4IWt
The Flaming Lips captured my attention for a time, but after repeated listens the album just didn't hold up.
I tried to listen to the new single by Bush, but it didn't inspire me to check out their back catalog.
Sign 'o' the Times
I've been a big fan of this album for years, but right now I have "Housequake" stuck in my head. Starting with that song, the next 4-5 songs are just incredible. My only critique is that the title track could be about 1 minute shorter. It boggles my mind that this came out in '87.
Other than that, I've been previewing singles from bands that have recently reunited--Ride, Slowdive, At the Drive-in.
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