Out of the gate, sorry to bore the old listeners – we tend to repeat ourselves. Trying to do it less but when we discuss an album like Verve’s A Storm In Heaven, certain known opinions have to be shared. I promise, our self-awareness is growing and we’re trying to do it less, but, boy howdy, if you’re bored of hearing the same opinions over and over – thanks for listening over the years. Happy to be repetitious.
We waited 5 months between recording episode 34 and episode 35 – but you only needed to wait a week. See how well we take care of you?
Oh hey – we also found out our email hasn’t been working so if you tried to send us something – please try again. You can always just fire it off to email@example.com or, better yet, yell at us on social media so your friends can see.
On with the magic…
Blushing – Blame
Easy Life – Skeletons
New Fast Automatic Daffodils – Stockholm
T.V. Priest – This Island
Wet Leg – Chaise Longue
Porridge Radio – You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son
You should know that the “Clowns” song doesn’t go on forever and we cut it off halfway through. Even as a fan of that track I agree – it’s too long.
Episode 34 was recorded on the same afternoon, outside and germ-free, as episode 33. Lager was involved but it still comes across as nothing short of professional. Really, we’re nothing if not pros.
Be prepared to get turned on cos this episode features a track that is sure to be your favorite in no time flat. You’ll know it when you hear it (and if you don’t – fret not – we call it out as we’re prone to do.)
Episode number 33 of The Casual Sound was actually recorded on June 12, 2021. It was recorded outside and we’re talking about all sorts of things that have already happened (Vegas trip) and didn’t yet happen (Cruel World Festival). And the tunes… well, it’s just a load of fantastic songs that are new to the show and hopefully new to you. Dig in.
Our guest for Episode 32 is Annemarie Duff of New Zealand’s T. G. Shand and Melbourne, Australia’s Miniatures. As you’ll hear, we had a wonderful time discussing her projects and our shared love of shoegaze.
Annemarie was kind enough to go above and beyond the request for a handful of her favorite songs to supplement the episode and instead programmed (with the exception of her own song that opens the episode, which was our pick) this entire extended episode of some of her favorite tracks, broken up by the two countries her bands represent. Scroll below this episode’s playlist for even more from Annamarie.
Annemarie Duff’s extended Roogaze mix:
T.G. Shand – Girls NZ:
Bailter Space – Shine
She’s So Rad – Cool it
Juno Is – No Groover
Fazerdaze – Lucky Girl
Die Die Die – Daze
Tamaryn – Mild Confusion
So So Modern – Miyagi
Water – Wallflower Aus:
Contrast – Drum Machine
Flyying Colours – This One
VIM – Down
Hideous Towns – Heart Attack
Lowtide – Alibi
Fait – Slow Glow
Japanese Heart Software – Holiday (Nat from VIM again)
Luna Ghost – The Sea / In the Shadows of Ghosts
Bloodhounds on my trail – Words like weapons (may be biased as I did some backing vocals on this, but it’s my fav of theirs)
Roku Music – Collider
Rinse – Tamaryn (wherever I am)
Hatchie – Sure
VHS Dream – A E I O U (this is Matt Hosking who recorded the Miniatures Jessasmines album)
Hachiku – Bridging Visa B
Egoism – What are we doing?
Additionally, she humored our request for her desert island tracks with the below bonus content:
Chapterhouse – Pearl / Falling Down (falling down = best kick sound ever)
Curve – Lillies dying
Jeff Buckley / Elizabeth Fraser – All Flowers In Time Bend Towards The Sun
Yes, we know we’re the sweethearts of the the “wildly consistent output” genre of the America’s exploding Brit-Pop and Shoegaze podcast scene – but for this Jake Ryan curated episode (and probably at least one more episode in the future) the focus shifts somewhat (not entirely) below the globe’s belt buckle and onto Australia. Now, one thing I want to make absolutely clear…. there is no “down under” – it could be “up there” since there’s no top or bottom of space, ya got that? Ok. – moving along.
The physics behind St. Nick delivering presents to every boy and girl dictate that Santa would burst into flames. So, clearly, that calls Santa’s existence into serious doubt. I mean, it’s probably bullshit, right? But, then, he delivers the first Jake Ryan episode in like 9 months via the internet, and it’s a gift for the entire world, distributed on Christmas Eve. It’s plausible that this is a Christmas miracle. Suddenly, you’re like “Wait… he might just exist.” Right?
The response to the last episode was so fantastic that I couldn’t wait to get another one out. Odd how much of this came from posts in my Facebook feed – but, listen, there are no rules on the road to discovery. No matter how uncool the path is, as long as the destination is cool, it was valid. Anyway, you should leave us a review on Apple podcast. -Tyler
Here are source videos from this episode.
Pink Oyster Mushroom on a Modular Synth
Tracy L Cattell (The Primitives), Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets), Justin Welch (Elastica), David Newton (The Mighty Lemon Drops), Richard March (Pop Will Eat Itself), James Atkin (EMF) – Ever Fallen In Love
The Melody Unit – Nutation 1
The Cure – A Night Like This
Kitchens of Distinction – On Tooting Broadway Station