Episode Four of the Radio Slow Riot podcast arrives a couple of days late, but brings lots of great new lo-fi, dream pop, shoegaze, and synth pop tracks as well as some classic (and sadly, forgotten) indie rock favorites. In lead up to the next episodes Favorites of 2011 countdown, I decided to stick to a simple, familiar format with this episode, so aside from a batch of excellent covers, we’re going to continue with the show structure that we’ve been using. This week features lots of favorite new music and hopefully there will be some pleasant surprises to discover along the way.
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“Green” by The Black Tambourines // Chica EP (2011)
Let’s get the name discrepancy right out of the way up front. This is not the wonderful and influential twee/dream pop band from Maryland that formed in the 90’s. That’s Black Tambourine. This is a UK jangle pop act from Cornwall who are also quite good, but more on the jangle pop, surf pop, shoegaze side of things. They are called The Black Tambourines. Truth be told, I could very easily see the confusion as both bands tread similar water, but my thoughts on the name similarity is irrelevant. The Black Tambourines traffic in a highly addictive type of fuzzy, jangle pop that gets your brains humming. “Green” is a perfect example of such. If you like what you hear, you can stream the EP at Soundcloud.