The Trailer Trash Tracys win bonus points for their name and this song would definitely not be heard anywhere near a trailer park. This is off their only album, Ester.
This twangy guitar driven band would set the mood to any David Lynch project. Their music has been heard on the TV series, The Killing, which is how I discovered them. They’re about half shoegaze, and half sad stripper music, which makes them perfect for the Lipstick Emo.
Trippy non-video for this song, probably created by a fan.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre ooze out this psychedelic number. This is off their ninth album, …And This Is Our Music.
This non-radio-friendly American band have been around for a while. They put out their first album in 1993, and have been pretty prolific since then releasing over a dozen albums, and EPs. I stumbled on this band thanks to the show Boardwalk Empire, who use one of their songs for the theme. If you like what you hear, check out the documentary, Dig!
Idlewild weave a nice Shoegaze vibe with this song. It’s a bit of a departure from their normal indie-rock style. This is off their 5th studio album, Warnings/Promises.
This Scottish band have released 7th studio albums hitherto, with their latest in 2009. They’ve just cancelled their US tour due to injury and one can’t help but wonder, whether this is it for the band, considering they’re currently on a writing hiatus.
Since the poster on youtube disabled embedding, I opted to go to with a video of a still of the album cover instead. It’s an uninspired arty b&w video anyway, so you’re not really missing much.
Hope Sandoval with help from the Warm Inventions, play the soundtrack to your dreams with this song. A simple guitar riff, a glockenspiel, and a whispering sweet-voiced woman is all you need. This is off of their first album, Bavarian Fruit Bread.
Hope Sandoval was previous to this in Mazzy Star. She’s collaborated with Massive Attack, Death In Vegas, Chemical Brothers, and many more. She’s released many tunes, but with this particular roster, has only put out 2 albums (2001 & 2009), and 2 EPS. She’s been tagged as childlike and aloof, and that’s alright by me, as long as she keeps putting out music like this.