Wednesday, August 13, 2014

U & U Show 369 | I'm Back... Finally!

Perfume Genius : Queen : Too Bright (2014)
-       3rd full length
-       Best song of 2014 so far.
-       This track burst out away from the delicate, piano-only tracks that filled most of his first 2 LPs.
-       Project led by Mike Hadreas.

Cold Specks : Absisto : Neuroplasticity (2014)
-          Powerful, fuller track from one of the best vocalists in all of music.
-          An awesome video for the track 'Holland' can be found HERE.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The U & U Show 368 | New Bon Iver & Titus Andronicus

Blithe Field : Perry St. 2 : Warm Blood (2012)
-          6th-ish album. Includes a few collections. There are also numerous singles.
-          One of the most beautiful, creative, indie folk albums.
-          RIYL Mutual Benefit or Mimicking Birds.

Bon Iver : Heavenly Father : Wish I Was Here OST (2014)
-          Contribution to the soundtrack to the latest Zack Braff film.
-          First Bon Iver music in a long time.
-          Leader Justin Vernon has been working on his other projects, Volcano Choir and The Shouting Matches, since.
-          Sounds a bit more like Volcano Choir than Bon Iver, but still the Justin Vernon stamp.

Friday, July 4, 2014

The U & U Show 367 | Music for your 4th... and after

Link Wray : Comanche : Link Wray & The Wraymen (1959)
-          3rd single.
-          Brilliant trail-blazing, distorted electric blues rock guitarist
-          Most famous for the song 'Rumble'
-          Neil Young, Iggy Pop, Jimmy Page and Peter Townshend all site Link as one of their major influences.

Beck : Devil's Haircut : Odelay (1996)
-          5th album of 12 and his most renown.
-          Album also features 'Loser'
-          His latest, Morning Phase, was out in Feb 2014.
-          This track is the one I thought of immediately after hearing Link Wray's 'Comanche'

Friday, June 27, 2014

U & U Show 366 | New HGM & Frightened Rabbit Solo LP

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats : Look It Here (2013)
-          Only one of two songs official out so far from this soul rock side project.
-          His previous work was much more mellow folk.
-          Brilliant live performer with either of his bands.

Owl John : Red Hand : Owl John (2014)
-          Debut solo album from Frightened Rabbit’s lead singer, Scott Hutchison.
-          Sounds like Frightened Rabbit + Oasis

Friday, June 20, 2014

The U & U Show 365 | Dan Boeckner's Back... Again!

Operators : True (2014)
-          First single from Dan Boeckner’s (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs & Divine Fits) latest project.
-          I just attended their ‘5th or 6th’ concert and it came off like a big blend of LCD Sounsystem and Handsome Furs.

Jack White : I Think I Found The Culprit : 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.