Wednesday, September 17, 2014

U & U Show 374 | Getting Hooked On OnlyReal



OnlyReal : Pass the Pain : Pass the Pain 7" (2014)
-       2nd single from forthcoming debut full length. Due out in 2015.
-       One of only several songs they've released.
-       Vocalist over a blend of super catchy classic indie rock and electronic music.
-       23 yr old Niall Galvin bedroom project.



Ty Segall : Manipulator : Manipulator (2014)
-       7th solo album. Double album.
-       The once obscure SF garage rock master is now one of the biggest faces of the rock music scene now.
-       Mix of the sounds he put forth on 3 different albums in 2013.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The U & U Show 373 | More Foxygen & Perfume Genius



Perfume Genius : Grid : 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.



Spoon : The Rent I Pay : They Want My Soul (2014)
-          8th album.
-          First album since the band found success teaming up with Dan Boeckner in the Divine Fits.
-          One of the most prominent and critically acclaimed indie bands of the past 20 years.

Friday, September 5, 2014

U & U Show 372 | Yeasayer + Suckers = Seltzer Boys



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



Lee Moses : Bad Girl (Blood Ties) : Time And Place (1971)
-       Only full length album
-       Originally released as a single in 1967.
-       Great deep blues and soul.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

U & U Show 371 | A Fire Reviewed, A Crutchfield Debuted



Allison Crutchfield : You : Lean In to It EP
-          Bedroom electronic pop solo effort.
-          Also the leader of pop punk band, Swearin’.
-          Twin sister of Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield.




Tobias Jesso Jr. : Just A Dream (2013)
-       One of 2 demos out via YouTube
-       RIYL Nilsson, early Perfume Genius, or early solo Christopher Owens.

Friday, August 22, 2014

The U & U Show 370 | A Lot of Best Of Contenders



Foxygen : How Can You Really : … 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.



King Tuff : Biggest Hearts : The Pitchfork Review 7” Single Series Vol. 3 (2014)
-       Special vinyl release accompanying the 2nd issue of The Pitchfork Review.
-       3rd full length album, Black Moon Spell, was just announced.
-       out of the Vermont
-       psychadelic/powerpop/rock… a little like T Rex vocals
-       His self-titled 2nd album was one of 2012's best albums.