All the Rage no. 47 – May 27, 2018: A great indie compilation and so much more

Your biweekly source of the best left-field pop/rock/punk/dance from Canada, Australia and beyond. This week: Multiple songs from Hamilton’s Haolin Monks and Grey Records’ excellent Grey Matter compilation. Also, the answer to the question, if someone pitches me a band that sounds like “Pet Shop Boys meets My Bloody Valentine at a Stereolab concert,” am I going to play it. Spoiler alert: Yes. Yes, I will.

Bonus spoiler: The band in question (Smaller Hearts) delivers.

Yer setlist:

Ubik, Lost and Later

Cold Meat, Love in a Void

Heart Beach, Need

Smaller Hearts, Chipper

Zöe Fox and the Rocket Clocks, Warrior Princess

Spiral Perm, Santa at NASA

Eekwol feat. Boogey the Beat

Haolin Munk, Deep Space Float (f. Lee Reed)

Navy Gangs, Housekeeping

Speedy Ortiz, Lucky 88

Shirley & the Pyramids, More than the Sun

Great Earthquake, Learn to Love the Ordinary

Orlando Furious, Rage

The Garrys, Swamp Stomp

Nylex, Fascinate

Haolin Monk, Astro’s Revenge (f. Emay)

Sightlines, Love Ethic

IV League, Superstar

Episode 27! The New Zealand show

As always, the best new left-field pop, mainly from Australia and Canada, but if it’s from elsewhere and it sounds good, I’ll play it.

Today’s show highlights the music of New Zealand, drawing from Pop Lib’s 31 days of New Zealand Music month marathon. So much good music – today’s show only offers a sampling. Check out the whole series. And there’s some Canadian and Australian music in there as well.

Your setlist:

The Survivalists, Cheese Lust
Saint-Jack, Fuck off, l’anxiété
Couchmaster, Redux
Gentlemen of the Woods, Eye of the Hurricane
A.B. Original, Black Balls
The OBGMs, Torpedo
Élan Vital, Dreams
Street Chant, Swanning
Pesk, When the Heavies Come
Eddie Lucciola and Matt Jaekel, After Hours
Fazerdaze, Little Uneasy
Bad Channels, Exo
Purple Pilgrims, Drink the Juice
Ashley Shadow, Tired
LTTLE PHNX, Luvrs Disc Ours