Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Unknown & Unheard Show 118!

Stream & Download The Unknown & Unheard Show 118 Right Here, Right Now! The Dead Weather – Hang You From the Heavens – Horehound (2009) - forthcoming debut out in June - New Jack White project with the female half of The Kills a Raconteur and a Queen of the Stone Age - Mr. White is playing the drums apparently even though the guitar in this track wreaks of his styling Official Site
Benjy Ferree – Pisstopher Chrisstopher – Come Back To The Five And Dime Bobby Dee, Bobby Dee (2008) - 2nd album - Concept album inspired by Bobby Driscoll, the boy who played Peter Pan for Disney in the 40’s & 50’s - The term concept album gives off a less than desirable connotation, makes me think that the record will be limited in range and diversity… that is this album’s strongest areas. - After hearing a couple old time pop songs (‘Fear’) I wasn’t expecting to hear a track like this one… sounds like it could be found on a raconteurs record. - Playing SXSW Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Cymbals Eat Guitars – Wind Phoenix – Why There Are Mountains (2009) - debut album - this has a lot of Pavement feel to it - wide range of tempos and transitions that is refreshing to hear Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – Get Yo Shit – Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is! (2009) - major label debut - foul-mouthed soul/R&B frontman… reminds you a bit of James Brown - this track mixes in some talking blues and a bit of humor. - 7 SXSW performances Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine : DayTrotter Session Ezra Furman & the Harpoons – Take Off Your Sunglasses – Inside the Human Body (2008) - 3rd album - Has the full amped up big band sounds of Dylan - This was one of the last cuts made last week… great music, great lyrics - Check out, the album is currently streaming. - SXSW performer Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine : DayTrotter Sessions Harlem – South of France - Free Drugs ;-) (2009) - 3rd full length - Austin band looking to make their presence felt at SXSW Myspace : Buy on Amazon The Elms – The Shake – This Is How the World Will End (EP) (2008) - 3 full lengths out - SEYMOUR BAND - Looking to showcase their stuff at SXSW - They have a sound that reminds me a lot of The Ike Reilly Assassination Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon White Antelope – False Knight on the Road - Solo acoustic alias for Robin Pecknold, leader of the Fleet Foxes - I think before too long every child born will be required to have a solo acoustic name as well as a real name. - This is just stripped back Fleet Foxes. Loses something without the harmonies, but it’s still better than a lot of what’s coming in contact with your ears. White Antelope Myspace : Fleet Foxes Myspace : Stream on HypeMachine Horse Feathers – This is What – House With No Home (2008) - 2nd album - Stripped back sound featuring all strings - Painfully sad at times - unmatched in it’s raw emotion… like the earliest Iron & Wine albums - This music makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up - 5 SXSW shows Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine The Decemberists – The Hazards of Love 2 (Wager All) – The Hazards of Love (2009) - forthcoming album - distinct folk band that at times brings in some Jethro Tull sounds - Headlining the NPR music stage at SXSW Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Viva Voce – Devotion – Rose City (2009) - forthcoming album - took some time away from Viva Voce to work on another quality project called Blue Giant, who’s EP came out this year. - SXSW Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Skeletons – It’s Blitz (2009) - 3rd full length from this stylistically unique garage rock band - This wasn’t supposed to be released this soon but after it leaked online they felt the it was best to release the album early. - Here they step out further from the norm and present an album that’s almost disco/dance. - This track would pair well with TV on the Radio and Coldplay - May have the coolest album art in some time. Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Tunde Adebimpe – Unknown Legend (Neil Young) - Rachel Gets Married OST (2008) - lead singer of TV on the Radio - track he did for the Soundtrack for ‘Rachel Gets Married’ TVOTR Official Site : TVOTR Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Elbow – Running to Stand Still (U2) – War Child Presents Heroes (2009) - Covers compilation for the children affected by war - The Hold Steady and TV on the Radio are other highlights. - Huge UK band… popular all over the world. - Most recent album was Seldom Seen Kid - Set to release and Live CD/DVD, ‘The Seldom Seen Kid: Live From Abbey Road’ Elbow Official Site : Elbow Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine

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