Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The U & U Show 358 | New Jack White & So Much More



Jack White : Lazaretto : 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.



Curtis Harding : Cast Away : Keep On Shining 7” (2014)
-          B-side from first single for his debut full length, Soul Power.
-          Incredibly promising soul singer that’s readying one of the albums I’m most excited for.
-          Played with Cee-Lo and, currently, with members of the Black Lips in a band called Night Sun (also readying a debut EP)

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