Wednesday, November 19, 2014

U & U Show 383 | DEJJ Is Here. Tobias Is Coming.



Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. : We Almost Lost Detroit : It's a Corporate World (2011)
-          Debut LP. Cover of Gil Scott Heron.
-          Just completed recording and I'd expect it in early 2015.
-          Dominated 2013 with their 2nd full length, The Speed of Things, and the Patterns EP.
-          Their 2010 debut EP garnered them a lot of good reviews.
-          One of the best live bands going right now.



Tobias Jesso Jr. : Hollywood (2014)
-          First single from debut LP due out in Early 2015.
-          Produced by a Chet JR White of Girls and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys.
-          Only 2 other demos out via YouTube
-          RIYL Nilsson, early Perfume Genius, or early solo Christopher Owens.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The U & U Show 382 | Tame Impala Gushfest 2014



Tame Impala : Feels Like We Only Go Backwards : Lonerism (2012)
-          2nd album and my 2nd favorite album of 2012.
-          Australian classic psych outfit led by Kevin Parker.
-          Members also responsible for the excellent band POND.



Nicholas Allbrook : Pretty Story : Ganough, Wallis & Fatuna (2014)
-          Debut solo album
-          Former touring bassist for Tame Impala
-          Leader of POND and in Allbrook/Avery, which is another Tame Impala/POND spin off band
-          This collective of Perth musicians is making some of the greatest psych rock currently.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The U & U Show 381 | Look Who Just Turned 8!



Wolf Parade : I'll Believe In Anything : Apologies To The Queen Mary (2005)
-          Debut LP of 3.
-          One of the greatest independent rock bands of the past 20 years.
-          Led by Spencer Krug (Moonface, Sunset Rubdown) and Dan Boeckner (Handsome Furs, Divine Fits, Operators)
-          One of my favorite songs.



Heart-Ships : Heart of a Wrestler : Foil (2014)          
-          Debut LP.
-          Debut EP, EP1 was a highlight of 2013.
-          Reminiscent of Modest Mouse and Frog Eyes, but most for the still-wounded Wolf Parade fans.
-          "You've taken some heavy hits in your time, you've been in some fierce grips, but the heart of a wrestler never submits. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The U & U Show 380 | CMJ '14 Recap + New Panda Bear



Panda Bear : Mr Noah : Mr Noah EP (2014)
-          Lead up EP for his forthcoming 5th album.
-          Member of Animal Collective, one of the most highly acclaimed Indie bands.
-          Experimental, electronic psych pop.



Courtship Ritual : Umbrellas in the Sun : Pith (2014)
-          Debut album
-          Electronic indie-pop.
-          RIYL Wet or the XX.
-          Best of CMJ 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The U & U Show 379 | CMJ 2014 Preview Show #3



Foxygen : Brooklyn Police Station : … And Star Power (2014)
-       3rd full length.
-       Their 2nd, We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic, was my 2nd favorite of 2014.
-       Funkier Rolling Stones feel.



Lace Curtains : Bedroom Honesty : The Garden of Joy and the Well of Loneliness (2012)
-          Debut album
-          Big Velvet Underground sound.
-          CMJ 2014