Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Unknown & Unheard Show 141!!!

Stream & Download The U & U Show 141 Right Here, Right Now! Free Energy – Dark Trance – Free Energy (2009) - Forthcoming debut full length. - formerly known as Hockey Night - Produced by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem. - I want this album NOW! - After only 3 tracks this has risen to the top of my 2009 favorites. I hope it delivers. - This track especially reminds me of OK Go’s initial sounds. Myspace : Stream on HypeMachine These United States - I Want You to Keep Everything - Everything Touches Everything (2009) - 3rd album in 3 yrs - Their debut was one that I immediately latched onto, but it took a re-release to drive up the following this band deserves. - Jesse Elliot, lead singer, writes some fantastic lyrics to go along with the layered Americana progressions. Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Chuck Ragan – Rotterdam – Gold Country (2009) - 3rd solo album - Former lead singer of Hot Water Music - Powerful voice with a southern folk rock sound - Out Sept. 1st Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Family Portrait – Will You Be There? (Michael Jackson Cover) - mellow lo-fi 60’s surf feel to this one - Don’t mistake this for a tribute to that creepy weirdo, this cover is quality. - Crazy homemade video to this track with a wide assortment of flamethrowers Myspace : Stream on HypeMachine Ramona Falls – Always Right – Intuit (2009) - forthcoming solo debut from Brent Knopf of Menomena - Out August 18th - 2nd member to put forth a solo effort Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine The xx – Crystallized – XX (2009) - debut album - huge explosion of hype and praise about this band in the past week. - RIYL: Old good Snow Patrol, not new crappy Snow Patrol - Disgruntled tip of me hat to NPR for being on this band a couple months ago. Myspace : Stream on HypeMachine The Heavy – How You Like Me Now? – The House That Dirt Built (2009) - 2nd album out sept. 21st - Funky, soulful UK band with a massive sound. Official Site : Myspace : Buy On Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Soulsavers – Unbalanced Pieces – Broken (2009) - 2nd Soulsavers album - Mark Lanegan’s latest album since his insanely good album of duets with Isobel Campbell - His voice is hauntingly soulful Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Sea Wolf – Wicked Blood – White Water, White Bloom (2009) - 2nd album - LA band with the sound of a less intense and emotional Arcade Fire - Sold a bit of their music for commercials Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Brendan Benson – Eyes on the Horizon – My Old, Familiar Friend (2009) - forthcoming album, first since Raconteurs work - out 8-18-09 - for those not near and dear to his previous solo work you should be able to at least clearly hear his contribution to the Raconteurs’ sound. Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Choir Of Young Believers – Action/Reaction – This Is For the Whites in Your Eyes (2008) - debut full length - POWER Pop… borders on too sugary, but doesn’t cross the line in my opinion. Label's Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Generationals – Nobody Could Change Your Mind– Con Law (2009) - debut album - Louisianan Band - Indie pop - Great SXSW DayTrotter Session Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Bandcamp : Stream on HypeMachine : DayTrotter Session Vandaveer – Turpentine – Divide & Conquer (2009) - 2nd album from this DC singer songwriter, Mark Charles Heidinger - He also has played bass for U & U favorite, These United States. - His voice is the standout element, but his rich compositions are a close second. - This track (and a few other tracks) feature some back-up female vocals that compliment the music nicely Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine