Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Stream & Download The U & U Show 144 Right Here, Right Now! (MediaFire) For those who missed my update: If you would like to get the U & U delivered directly to your computer in podcast form, enter this:d in your Itunes! Richard Swift - I Would Die 4 U - Prince cover... unreleased so far, but it's out there if you check this HypeMachine link - 'Lady Luck' is one of the best lo-fi tracks of the year... a year seriously dominated by lo-fi acts. (See: Black Lips, White Denim, King Khan & the BBQ Show, Almighty Defenders, Kurt Vile, James Jackson Toth... AKA WAND...) Official Site : MySpace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Rain Machine – Free Ride – Rain Machine (2009) - solo debut from TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone - this is this week’s song that will get you moving. Very funky sound to this one - I hope he can keep the energy up this successfully on the entire album. - Also in the band Iran - Out September 22nd Official Site : MySpace : Buy on Amazon Suckers - Roman Candles - DayTrotter Session (2009) - as of yet unreleased track - this might be the best sounding DayTrotter Session I've ever heard. - they have only released their self-titled debut EP and if it didn't have you craving more… this four song set on DayTrotter will. - They're a group of multi-instrumentalists and their wide ranging talent shows through clearly in their deeply layered, well-constructed progressions. Official Site : MySpace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine : DayTrotter Session Edward Sharpe - Come In Please - Up From Below (2009) - debut album… also on their debut EP, out earlier this year. - Big band that makes deeply layered songs - I never thought i'd play so many songs from this album, but it is really gaining more and more of my attention... give it some of yours if you haven't! - Sharpe’s vocals are reminiscent of the Kings of Leon - Arcade Fire + Margot & the Nuclear So & Sos? Even some Golden Animals! MySpace : Buy On Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine They Might Be Giants - Electric Car - Science (2009) - new children's album and DVD - This might be the catchiest track in memory. My only complaint is that i would enjoy it significantly more if they sang the entire way through, instead of the female vocalist - their signature nasally harmony in the chorus brands itself in your head. Official Site : MySpace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Soulsavers – Sunrise – Sunrise/You Will Miss Me When I Burn (Single) (2009) - Single in support of 2nd Soulsavers album, ‘Revival’ - Mark Lanegan’s latest album since his insanely good album of duets with Isobel Campbell - This is a track not on the album. It is written by Lanegan, vocals by William Oldham. - ‘You Will Miss Me When I Burn’ is on the album and is written by Oldham with vocals by Lanegan. MySpace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Cass McCombs - Lionkiller - Dropping the Writ (2007) - Iron & wine feels again, then add in a little Radiohead here - new album is just out, Catacombs Official Site : MySpace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Kurt Vile - Hunchback - Childish Prodigy (2009) - forthcoming third album - told you about it last week, and i have a song from it this week - Love the album title. - This is a very psychedelic track with a big ominous riff throughout that the songs seems to center around more than the vocals. Like Ted Nugent’s ‘Stranglehold’ in that way. Official Site : MySpace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Califone - Funeral Singers - All My Friends are Funeral Singers (2009) - this song is musically reminiscent of Modest Mouse - they have an expansive range of sounds. the slowly build with a restrained intensity. - you just wait for the song to errupt into something bigger, but it more often than not, holds back. - Playing Bloomington October 30th Official Site : MySpace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Thao Nguyen & the Get Down Stay Downs - Know Better, Learn Faster - Know Better, Learn Faster (2009) - new album - if you are unfamiliar with Thao you need to correctly that quickly - Her last album, We Brave Bee Stings And All, was highlighted by the track 'Bag of Hammers." - Female M. Ward? Official Site : MySpace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine The Senors of Marseille - Davey - The Senors of Marseille EP (2009) - debut EP - Pop for sure, but not the standard, usually non-phenomenal brand you find all too often... this is interesting. - The piano heavy nature of this one make me think of Elton John - It's amazing how so much 'pop' music can be made that isn't discernable from all the other like it. Pop should stand out and stand up on its own. Official Site : MySpace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Sonny Smith - Curtis on the Corner - Fruitvale (2006) - 4th solo album - Now releasing music with Sonny & the Sunsets Official Site : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Akron/Family - Many Ghosts - Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free (2009) - latest album - 'River' is this album's track that will get you in the door, but there are plenty of other highlights. - They have an enjoyably off-kilter, layered brand of folk. - Sufjan Stevens might be their closest musical relative... that's good lineage if you ask me!