Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The U & U Show 400 | #SXSW 2015 Recap





Sufjan Stevens : Death With Dignity : Carrie and Lowell (2015)
-          I believe it's officially his forthcoming 6th album, but he's also but out numerous other compilations and releases from side projects.
-          One of the most talented musicians that I've been able to enjoy every step of the way.
-          This first teaser sounds like a hope-elevating return to his early stripped back folk days.



Waxahatchee : blue pt. ii : Cerulean Salt (2013)
-          2nd full length. 3rd is on its way.
-          Project from Kate Crutchfield.
-          Debut was lo-fi and a rougher DIY style album.
-          Played a series of stripped back solo shows with only her twin sister, Allison of Swearin', on backup vocals at SXSW 2015.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

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Sufjan Stevens : Should Have Known Better : Carrie and Lowell (2015)
-          I believe it's officially his forthcoming 6th album, but he's also but out numerous other compilations and releases from side projects.
-          One of the most talented musicians that I've been able to enjoy every step of the way.
-          This first teaser sounds like a hope-elevating return to his early stripped back folk days.



Tame Impala : Let It Happen (2015)
-          First single from forthcoming 3rd LP.
-          By far the most dance-y track to date. Sounds more like Daft Punk than their previous music.
-          Innerspeaker & Lonerism have been two of the best Beatles-leaning vintage psych rock albums of the past few years.
-          One of the leading forces of the Perth, AUS psych rock scene.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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The Black Angels : Black Grease : Passover (2006)
-          First full length album
-          Formed in 2004 in Austin, TX
-          Interesting feel to it… similar to some of the Black Keys more eerie songs
-          Debut Self Titled EP was released in 2005. 2nd full length out in 2008
-          Austin-based band that has been a staple at SXSW.



Thee Oh Sees : Web : Mutilator Defeated At Last (2015)
-          1st single from  forthcoming LP
-          Prolific San Fran garage psych from John Dwyer.
-          Their last 2 LPs, Floating Coffin and Drop, were two of the best of the past 2 years.
-          One my most highly anticipated SXSW 2015 bands.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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Modest Mouse : Of Course We Know : Strangers to Ourselves (2015)
-          6th album and first in 8 years.
-          Led by Isaac Brock.
-          Just re-released their first two albums at the end of 2014.
-          One of the best bands of the 2000's



Sarah Bethe Nelson : Paying : Fast-Moving Clouds (2015)
-          First single from her debut LP.
-          Slow-burning early-90's ballad in the vein of November Rain or Mazzy Star
-          Formerly the leader of Prairiedog.
-          Burger Records' departure from their usual style of artist.
-          SXSW 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Cloud Nothings : I’m Not Part of Me : Here and Nowhere Else (2014)
-          4th album.
-          One of the best songs of 2014.
-          Higher production values that cleaned up and brought his vocals more into the forefront.
-          SXSW 2015



The Dodos : Fools : Visiter (2008)
-          2nd album.
-          Set to release their 6th this year.
-          This album appeared on almost every indie music Best of ’08 lists
-          SXSW 2015