Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Unknown & Unheard Show 132!

Stream & Download The Unknown & Unheard Show 132 Right Here, Right Now! The Builders and the Butchers – Golden and Green – Salvation Is A Deep Dark Well (2009) - Sophomore album out June 16th - From the previews of this album I’ve heard, they’ve really stepped up the sounds and progressions… and that’s saying a lot if you are familiar with their debut. - Such a powerful track! - Get excited about this album! - Playing the Volrath August 6th Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine : DayTrotter Session Rock Plaza Central – (Don’t You Believe the Words of) Handsome Men - …At the Moment of Our Most Needing Or If Only They Could Turn Around, They Would Know They Weren’t Alone (2009) - 2nd album from the Chris Eaton led rotating group of musicians - Another track that packs a boatload of intensity. - Strained feel to the song that you get from The Builders and the Butchers and even the Mountain Goats… comparable vocals as well. Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Seasick Steve – Walking Man - I Started Out With Nothin' and Still Got Most of It Left (2008) - 3rd album, I think… he’s released some in the UK and here - Slower style of blues than what he grabbed me with initially. Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine White Denim – Heart From All of Us – Workout Holiday (2008) - debut full length - new album on its way, ‘Fits’ - Check out the video for ‘I Start To Run’ the first video single off the new album - Their music follows no pattern and never gets boring… enjoyably schytzophrenic. Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Modest Mouse – Autumn Beds – Autumn Beds EP (2009) - 2nd of two 2-song singles released by the band - this set of two is much more mellow that the ‘Satellite Skin’ pair Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Hockey Night – Renegades – Keep Guessin’ (2005) - 2nd album - This is that band that’s grown into Free Energy - Not quite as big of a sound, almost more modest mouse type of feel. - Really wanting to hear the entire Free Energy Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Drummer – Mature Fantasy - ??? (2009) - debut album - ‘Supergroup’ of drummers compiled by Pat Carney, drummer of The Black Keys - Don’t come here expecting anything resembling the Keys though - Reminds me of some early 90’s alt rock… early Offspring? Bush? Myspace : Stream on HypeMachine The Henry Clay People – You Can Be Timeless – For Cheap Or For Free (2008) - 2nd album… debut out in 2006 - Some part of this band makes me thing the presidents of the USA. That is a very good thing! - Big energetic anthem rock Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Eels – Tremendous Dynamite – Hombre Lobo (2009) - Newest album - Translates to ‘Werewolf’ - There is a really interesting look into Mark Everett’s past on a NOVA on PBS, ‘Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives’ - This is the next album on my must have list. Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Jay Reatard – It Ain’t Gonna Save Me – Watch Me Fall (2009) - first album since relaunching his label, Shattered Records. - Out August 18th - This is a musician that has taken some time to grow on me. - Made up a lot of ground in an onstage incident where he punched an idiot fan who jumped on stage. Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Matt & Kim – Lessons Learned – Grand (2009) - 2nd album, debut out in 2006, Self-titled. - just added to the Pitchfork Music Fest, which is one of the more relevant festivals you’ll find - keyboard & drums that sound like much more than that… sum of the parts - Big indie rock sounds without a doubt… the sound of the vocals scream it. - This band is growing on me tremendously! Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Lightning Dust – Listened On – Lightning Dust (2007) - debut full length - Another Black Mountain side project… you can really hear the Black Mountain in this track. - Great vocals Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Cave Singers – I Don’t Mind - Welcome Joy (2009) - 2nd album - An eerie style of folk… the vocals really stand out and perfectly compliment the sound of Lightning Dust - The lead singers sound like they could be brother and sister Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Sunset Rubdown – Apollo and the Buffalo and Anna Anna Anna Oh! – Dragonslayer (2009) - 4th album… out June 23rd - Eagerly awaiting this album - One of Spencer Krug’s many bands - Playing Jake’s in Bloomington July 8th - This album has some epic sounding tracks. Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Unknown & Unheard Show 131!

Stream & Download The Unknown & Unheard Show 131 Right Here, Right Now! Free Energy – Dream City – Free Energy (2009) - Forthcoming debut full length. - formerly known as Hockey Night - Produced by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem. Myspace : Stream on HypeMachine Matt & Kim - Daylight – Grand (2009) - 2nd album, debut out in 2006, Self-titled. - just added to the Pitchfork Music Fest, which is one of the more relevant festivals you’ll find - keyboard & drums that sound like much more than that… sum of the parts - Big indie rock sounds without a doubt… the sound of the vocals scream it. - This band is growing on me tremendously! Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Eels – Prizefighter – Hombre Lobo (2009) - Newest album - Translates to ‘Werewolf’ - There is a really interesting look into Mark Everett’s past on a NOVA on PBS, ‘Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives’ - This is the next album on my must have list. Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine The Dead Weather – Treat Me Like Your Mother – Horehound (2009) - forthcoming debut out in June - New Jack White project with the female half of The Kills, Alison Mosshart, 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 : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Magnolia Electric Co. – It’s Made Me Cry – It’s Made Me Cry EP (2009) Magnolia Electric Co. – Josephine – Josephine (2009) - the first is from his Record Store Day Release - Josephine is his forthcoming full-length - Jason Molina’s current moniker he’s releasing music under. - Also released music in his name and Songs: Ohia - Check out how to get the song ‘Josephine’ for free on their Official Site! Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Son Volt – Down To The Wire – American Central Dust (2009) - Another forthcoming album! - Not to be outdone by his former Uncle Tupelo bandmate (Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy) Jay Farrar has ready another album of Americana. - Playing the Vogue Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Lightning Dust – I Knew – Infinite Light (2009) - 2nd full length - Another Black Mountain side project - Great vocals Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Cave Singers – Beach House - Welcome Joy (2009) - 2nd album - An eerie style of folk… the vocals really stand out and perfectly compliment the sound of Lightning Dust - The lead singers sound like they could be brother and sister Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Grizzly Bear – While You Wait For The Others – Veckatimest (2009) - 2nd album - The hype and anticipation surrounding this album hasn’t been equaled in a long time, and that’s saying A LOT these days. - Great eclectic band - Amazingly weird video for this track. - Buy for $3.99 on Amazon!!! Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine The Builders and the Butchers – Devil Town – Salvation Is A Deep Dark Well (2009) - Sophomore album out June 16th - From the previews of this album I’ve heard, they’ve really stepped up the sounds and progressions… and that’s saying a lot if you are familiar with their debut. - Get excited about this album! - Playing the Volrath August 6th Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine : DayTrotter Session Generationals – When They Fight They Fight – Con Law (2009) - debut album - Louisianan Band - Indie pop - Great SXSW DayTrotter Session Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Bandcamp : Stream on HypeMachine : DayTrotter Session The Union Line – Rich Man’s Tune – The Union Line (2008) - debut full length - chugging anthemic beat and vocals with candied-up guitar highlights - Reminds me of Les Savy Fav a bit. Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Sunset Rubdown – Silver Moons – Dragonslayer (2009) - 4th album… out June 23rd - Eagerly awaiting this album - One of Spencer Krug’s many bands - Playing Jake’s in Bloomington July 8th - This album has some epic sounding tracks. Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine Phoenix – Love Like A Sunset Part II – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (2009) - full length debut - Freak out level is through the roof on this band - Everything about this band reminds me of Vampire Weekend’s meteoric rise - Bright catchy pop tunes… oddly enough the one I like the best is the album’s more restrained - This track reminds me a lot of Electric Owls – Magic Show and the band Now It’s Overhead Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Unknown & Unheard Show 130!!!

Stream & Download Show 130 Right Here, Right Now! I'm in Alaska! Back in reality on Sunday : / Here's another Big Batch o' Tunes for ya! Gomez – Get Miles Songs: Ohia – Farewell Transmission The Hold Steady – Ask Her For Adderall Strange Boys – Poem Party The Snake, The Cross, The Crown – Behold the River Horse Feathers – Working Poor Conor Oberst – To All the Lights in the Windows White Denim – Mirrored and Reversed WAND – Soldier Movies Teenage Prayers – Underground Two Gallants – Steady Rollin’ Golden Animals – Try On Me Tim Fite – One Big Mistake (I think... for some reason i neglected to write down the track I'm playing by him.) M. Ward – For Beginners Palace Music – Work Hard/Play Hard