Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The U & U Show 357 | A Fun-Sized Edition as I Play in SF



Benjamin Booker : Violent Shiver (2014)
-       Debut single for forthcoming debut LP
-       Sounds like it’s even just demo quality, but the potential for something good is definitely there.
-       Best of SXSW 2014



Dune Rats : Funny Guy (2014)
-       Latest single. 3 EPs out as well.
-       Sloppy garage, REM-leaning act starting to carve out a name for themselves in a similar way as FIDLAR.
-       Tied for best act of CMJ 2012 with the Grizzled Mighty

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

U & U Show 356 | Lots of Dreams & Jack White's Return



Jack White : High Ball Stepper : Lazaretto (2014)
-       2nd solo album out June 9
-       Bringing more of the older, more aggressive style White Stripes' fans were used to.
-       Hi solo debut, 2012's Blunberbuss was a much slower, folkier album.


 

Weaves : Closer : Weaves EP (2014)
-          Forthcoming debut EP.
-          Each song they release is better than the last.
-          Toronto band led by Jasmyn Burke, formerly of Rat Tail.
-          Best of SXSW 2014


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The U & U Show 355 | 14 New Albums Worth Your While



Future Islands : A Song for Our Grandfathers : Singles (2014)
-       4th full length. Out March 25.
-       Upbeat beach pop with more power here than ever before.
-       Baltimore band.
-       Best of SXSW 2014



The War On Drugs : Under the Pressure : Lost In The Dream (2014)
-          Latest single from their forthcoming 3rd full length.
-          Kurt Vile’s former outfit is still providing long time Vile fans sounds more in the vein of his older, soaring, drone- heavy work.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

U & U Show 354 | SXSW Recap 2014




Hüsker Dü : Celebrated Summer : New Day Rising (1985)
-          3rd album.
-          Pioneering band punk rock band that, along with the Replacements, led the hugely influential Minnesota rock scene.
-          Bob Mould is touring solo now and was one of the best of SXSW 2014
-          Introduced at SXSW with: 'If you like a band now, you have this man to thank.'



The Hold Steady : Killer Parties : Almost Killed Me (2004)
-          Debut LP
-          6th full length, Teeth Dreams, is out March 25. First since 2010.
-          One of the greatest live bands I’ve ever seen.
-          Best of SXSW 2014


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The U & U Show 353 | SXSW 2014 Preview #6



Cloud Nothings : I’m Not Part of Me : Here and Nowhere Else (2014)
-          4th album’s first single
-          Higher production values that cleaned up and brought his vocals more into the forefront.
-          SXSW 2014



Warm Soda : Renegade Mode : Young Restless Hearts (2014)
-       Just announced 3rd LP.
-       Project started by Matthew Melton formerly of Bare Wires
-       Very similar vibe to Bare Wires
-       Slogan on BandCamp: 'JUST SAY NO to SXSW 2013' referencing Bare Wires' 2012 Sx break up.
-       SXSW 2014