Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The U & U Show 397 | #SXSW 2015 Preview 4 of 6



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

The U & U Show 396 | #SXSW 2015 Preview 3 of 6



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

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The U & U Show 395 | #SXSW 2015 Preview 2 of 6



OnlyReal : Can't Get Happy : Jerk At The End Of The Line (2015)
-          2nd single from his just announced debut LP.
-          No title for the album yet, but it is already one of my most anticipated albums of 2015.
-          Over the past couple years Niall Galvin has released some of the catchiest indie pop under his OnlyReal moniker.
-          SXSW 2015.



Father John Misty : Heart Shaped Box (Nirvana Cover) (2015)
-          J Tillman's 2nd album under this alias, 'I Love You, Honeybear', was just out.
-          Former member of the Fleet Foxes who hasn’t really put out any solo work that's impressed me until his Father John Misty work.
-          Big Jason Molina feeling to the slower tracks on this album.
-          SXSW 2015?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The U & U Show 394 | #SXSW 2015 Preview 1 of 6



Father John Misty : I Love You, Honeybear : I Love You, Honeybear (2015)
-          J Tillman's 2nd album under this alias.
-          Former member of the Fleet Foxes who hasn’t really put out any solo work that's impressed me until his Father John Misty work.
-          Big Jason Molina feeling to the slower tracks on this album.



Ben Kweller : Falling : Sha Sha (2002)
-          Debut album.
-          Indie pop/rock singer songwriter that's been making extremely consistent, not overly ground breaking records since the debut.
-          6th full length, Go Fly A Kite, was an unexpected treat in 2012.
-          SXSW 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The U & U Show 393 | Courtney Barnett Comes Back!



Courtney Barnett : Pedestrian At Best : Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (2015)
-          First single from her forthcoming debut LP.
-          Huge critical success with the re-release of her first two EPs, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas.
-          Readying her proper debut LP for release later this year.
-          25 year old from Australia.
-          Playing CMJ 2014 and a highlight of 2013’s.



Mikal Cronin : I Don't Mind : I Don't Mind / Blue Eyed Girl 7" (2014)
-          Latest single.
-          Just announced his forthcoming 3rd album, MCIII.
-          One of the best songwriters going writing vintage beachy psych rock/pop.
-          Also in a surf-punk band called the Moonhearts & Ty Segall's backing band, just like Ty's in Mikal's band.