Wednesday, April 8, 2009
The Unknown & Unheard Show 121!
Stream & Download The Unknown & Unheard Show 121 Right Here, Right Now! Ezra Furman & The Harpoons – The World is Alive – Inside the Human Body (2008) - 2nd album - One of the funnest records to listen to in the past couple years. - Playing Bloomington Tuesday, April 14th Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine : DayTrotter Sessions White Rabbits – Percussion Gun – It’s Frightening (2009) - debut album, huge hype and acclaim surrounded this album - I like this song better than anything I heard on their debut… promising start for what’s to come on the rest of the album. Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine : DayTrotter Session Teenage Prayers – No Sex – Everyone Thinks You’re The Best (2008) - 2nd album - features a duo of ‘Kyle’s’ taking care of the rhythm section. - Reminds me a little of Jon Spencer and the Blues Explosion. - Just did a great DayTrotter Session. Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine : DayTrotter Session The Decemberists – A Bower Scene & Won’t Want For Love (Margaret in the Taiga) – The Hazards of Love (2009) - Brand new album - 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 put out. Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Black Mountain – Evil Ways – In The Future (2008) - 2nd album from this group of Canadians - Darker and more psychedelic blues than their equally enjoyable debut. - Jagjaguwar Band… Bloomington’s star loaded label. Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Black Sabbath – Wicked World – Black Sabbath (1970) - One of the greatest debut albums ever conceived - Ozzy’s first band and where he was at his best Official Site : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Radio Moscow – No Jane – Brain Cycles (2009) - 2nd album, debut out last year - big psychedelic blues rock - Black Sabbath… Black Keys - In the middle of an extensive and far reaching European tour Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Runaway – 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 Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Beware Your Only Friend – Beware (2009) - latest album from William Oldham - playing The Vogue THIS Saturday! - This track has a little Oasis feel to the guitar. Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine : DayTrotter Session The Theater Fire – Swashbuckler Blues– Matter and Light (2008) - debut album and another I kick myself for missing - this track screams The National… the best tracks from the National; ‘Start a War’ ‘Wasp Nest’ and ‘Fake Empire’ - There’s something that makes me really enjoy this album’s cover art. Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Mumford & Sons – Roll Away Your Stone – 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 WAND – The Forgiveness Factory – Born Bad (2009) - solo album from the leader of Wooden Wand, James Jackson Toth - this album is a result of a pretty crappy year. Set out on a really long tour on which his musical partner and wife left him… as well as his band. Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine White Buffalo – – Hogtied Revisited (2009) - debut album kind of… self released ‘Hogtied Like a Rodeo’ but that one has been discontinued. - looks like a musician should. Big beard and long flowing hair Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Lucero – Tonight Ain’t Gonna Be Good – That Much Further West (2003) - 3rd album of 6… they also have a Live CD/DVD out - band led by Ben Nichols o has a classic gritty raspy bar rock singing voice - name means ‘bright star’ in Spanish. - playing Radio Radio with Titus Andronicus for $12! Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine