Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The Unknown & Unheard Show 119!
Stream & Download The Unknown & Unheard Show 119 Right Here, Right Now! Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – Bobby Booshay – Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is! (2009) - major label debut - foul-mouthed soul/R&B frontman… reminds you a bit of James Brown - 7 SXSW performances and has been raved about more than any other SXSW act I’ve seen so far this year. - opening for Robert Randolph and the family band at the Vogue Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine : DayTrotter Session Lucero – I Can Get Us Out of Here Tonight – Rebels, Rogues and Sworn Brothers (2006) - Most recent album - Ben Nichols, lead singer, has been working on solo stuff since this came out. - playing a very affordable show at Radio Radio in Indy Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine The Decemberists – The Wanting Comes in Waves/Repaid – The Hazards of Love (2009) - Brand new album out yesterday - Colin Meloy, leader, said he had initially envisioned this album as a musical. - distinct folk band that at times brings in some Jethro Tull sounds - Headlined the NPR music stage at SXSW - This track (and album) has some of the biggest, fattest riffs that they’ve ever had… it’s enjoyable. Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Benjy Ferree – Blown Out – 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 - 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. - He’s getting comparisons to Jack White, Freddie Mercury and Marc Bolan… pretty accurate and pretty good company! - This one has the feel of T. Rex and that is a mighty good thing. Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine The Harlem Shakes – TFO – Technicolor Health – (2009) - debut full length out yesterday - a lot of layers to this track, upbeat and hard not to enjoy… leans towards indie pop Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Thao Nguyen & the Get Down Stay Downs – Bag of Hammers – We Brave Bee Stings and All (2008) - Great band name - An album that highlighted many best of 2008 lists Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Wild Light – Lawless River – Adult Nights (2009) - new band from members of The Arcade Fire - more pop feel to this when compared to Arcade Fire - their best song is not friends with the radio… ‘ California on my Mind Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Deleted Scenes – Turn To Sand – Birdseed Shirt (2009) - debut album - DC band - A lot of hype surrounding this album and their SXSW show Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine The Strange Boys – Heard You Wanna Beat Me Up – The Strange Boys & Girls Club (2009) - debut full length - in the same vein as the Black Lips… lo-fi mash-up of 60’s/70’s rock, old r&b and punk. Myspace : Stream on HypeMachine Titus Andronicus - Titus Andronicus – The Airing of Grievances (2008) - full length debut - named after the Shakespeare play - hugely popular band and album from last year - they have some straight forward punk tendencies but mix it up musically more than most punk bands that it really sets them apart. - Another lo-fi rough sound Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Everything With You – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (2009) - debut album and getting an insane amount of hype - 80’s sound… a trend that really seems to be pretty widespread lately Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Mumford and Sons – Little Lion Man – Debut EP (2009) - my favorite new band I’ve found this go around at SXSW - such a big, building sound for an acoustic song Myspace : Stream on HypeMachine Cursive – Caveman – Mama, I’m Swollen (2009) - 7th album… debut out in 1997 - made their 1st tv appearance a couple weeks ago on Letterman - Saddle Creek Records - Consistent output of quality and well reviewed & received albums. Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Modern Skirts – New York Song – Catalogue of Generous Men (2005) - this band has a new album out, but this is a better effort… figured I’d opt for the quality considering it’s their debut on the show - Athens, GA band… one of the more impressive music scenes in the states Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine