A couple of weeks ago, I was looking for some Space Age/Exotica playlists on Spotify. Space Age is the name of that entire scene of easy listening music, popularized by the likes of Martin Denny, Les Baxter and others. George Russel used the term for an incredible jazz album in that name
That’s how I accidently stumbled upon this brilliant album by Seattle based Jetman Jet Team, We Will Live the Space Age. Wow. What an incredible album.
Noisy pop album, soaked in reverbed guitars and silky vocals, wrapped in a shoegaze melancholy and hovering above the earth. They bring influences from Jesus and Mary Chain to Flying Saucer Attack, obviously My Bloody Valentine and Ride. This is one brilliant album that I can’t get enough of, and if the list of band above tickles your heart, you’ll be addicted to that as well.
Listen to the album
So I was curious to hear what were their influences. The band wrote me:
These are all albums that for some reason or another, whether it be mood, the atmosphere, the experimentalism, tone and texture or recording techniques have inspired and influenced us. Without these albums we wouldn’t have had the drive or motivation to make music.”
And here’s their list, in no particular order: