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.

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'