Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Cold War Kids – Audience of One - Behave Yourself (2009) - forthcoming EP - debut full length album out in 2006 - 3 eps prior to debut's release - New album is ‘Loyalty to Loyalty’ Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Man/Miracle - Hot Sprawl - The Shape of Things (2009) - Debut album - Big My Morning Jacket sound - Also remind me a bit of the Suckers Official Site : MySpace : HypeMachine
Frightened Rabbit – Music Now – Sing the Greys (2006) - debut album - third album is due out in early 2010 - 2nd album struck a big chord with the indie music world and critics Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine The Features - The Temporary Blues - Some Kind Of Salvation (2009) - 2nd full length - Debut out in 2004. Released two other EP's in there - Kings of Leon fans can definitely find something here. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Fyfe Dangerfield - When You Walk In the Room - Fly Yellow Moon (2009) - Forthcoming 3rd solo album from leader of the Guillemots - Very big pop sound. Upbeat catchy U2 or David Ford. Normally that wouldn’t sound like the most enjoyable/interesting brand of music, but I think it really works on this track. Official Site : MySpace : HypeMachine The Avett Brothers - The Perfect Space - I and Love and You (2009) - forthcoming album - follow-up to their break out ‘Emotionalism’ - this is the exact type of track that makes me love this band. - Easy Americana Official Site : Myspace : Amazon : HypeMachine Local Natives – Airplanes - Gorilla Manor (2009) - debut album - Check out their DayTrotter Session Here! Official Site : Myspace : HypeMachine Rock Plaza Central - Wherever You Are, I'm Home - …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 : Amazon : HypeMachine Ezra Furman & The Harpoons – The World Is Alive – Inside the Human Body (2008) - 2nd album - Upbeat, enthusiastic Dylanesque folk - playing the Volrath in Indy Nov. 20th Official Site : Myspace : Amazon : HypeMachine King Khan & the BBQ Show – Anala – Invisible Girl (2009) - 3rd album - Out November 3rd - They are both in the Almighty Defenders with the Black Lips - They have been arrested for drug possession and have missed a few tour dates Official Site : Myspace : Amazon : HypeMachine
Girls - Laura – Album (2009)
- the hype surrounding this band is extensive.
- Their leader’s, Christopher Owens, story is quite unbelievable.
- I’m more sold on that than anything.
- He grew up in a cult in which his brother died, dad left and mom was prostituted out for the good of the cult. Then he was rescued by a millionaire, moved to San Fran and started this band.
- They bring some seriously noisy, fuzzy, nostalgic and make me think of a darker T Rex playing on a beach.
MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
King Khan & the BBQ Show – Crystal Ball– Invisible Girl (2009) - 3rd album - Out November 3rd - They are both in the Almighty Defenders with the Black Lips
Local Natives – Shape Shifter - Gorilla Manor (2009) - debut album - Check out their DayTrotter Session Here!
Avi Buffalo – What’s In It For? – What’s In It For? 7” (2009) - Debut Release on Sub Pop - They have a handful of tracks already for sale on their site. - Band of Horses was suppose to have an album come out this year… maybe they changed their name to Avi Buffalo? - Shins’ sounds as well.
Rock Plaza Central - Hot Blind Earth - …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.
Karen O and the Kids – Heads Up – Where the Wild Things Are OST (2009) - Karen O composed soundtrack - The Kids include a couple other Yeah Yeah Yeahs, a couple Racounteurs and Bradford Cox of Atlas Sound and Deerhoof
Ezra Furman & The Harpoons – The Worm In The Apple – Inside the Human Body (2008) - 2nd album - Upbeat, enthusiastic Dylanesque folk - playing the Volrath in Indy Nov. 20th
Sonny & the Sunsets – Lovin’ On an Older Gal – Tomorrow Is Alright (2009) - Debut album - Raven Sings The Blues is one of my favorite blogs when I want something raw, garage, psychedelic, bluesy or any combination of those in the form of a band no one knows about - Sonny Smith is the leader and has release more work under his given name.
Timber Timbre – Like a Mountain – Medicinals (2007) - Debut. Self-titled 2nd out earlier this year - M. Ward + Bon Iver + Tom Waits’ ‘What’s He Building In There?’ - Eerily cool spooky tracks… slogan on Myspace is ‘Creep on creepin’ on.’ - Toronto duo
Molina & Johnson – Wooden Heart – Molina and Johnson (2009) -Magnolia Electric Co's leader + Centro-matic's. - Two of the best folk/alt-country singer/songwriters team up.
Soulsavers – Some Misunderstanding - Broken (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.
Heavy Trash – (Sometimes You Got To Be) Gentle - Midnight Soul Serenade (2009) - forthcoming 3rd album from the Jon Spencer & Matt Verta Ray collaboration. - Jerry Lee Lewis rock & roll - Chuck berry/rockabilly/rocking blues Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Julian Casablanca - Out of the Blue - Phrazes For the Young (2009) - solo debut from former Strokes front man. - A very catchy, upbeat, danceable album.
Yeasayer - Ambling Alp - Odd Blood (2010) -Forthcoming 2nd album - Best Band of Pitchfork By Far! - Immensely layered quintet - Played a few new track that have me pumped for early 2010 - This is one album that people have been craving for a long time. Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine
Boston Spaceships - Let It Rest for a Little While - Zero to 99 (2009) - 3rd album with this outfit in the past year - One of the most prolific recording artists you’ll ever find. - Robert Pollard = Former Guided By Voices front man and Indie Rock Idol Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine
The Whigs - Hundred/Million – In The Dark (2009) - first single from forthcoming 3rd album - playing Birdy’s in Indy 11/4 - Remind me of NIN on this track. Official Site : MySpace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine
Todd Snider - Greencastle Blues - The Excitement Plan (2009) - 8th studio album - The Devil You Know was best/most commercial to date… this is working on surpassing that. - Peace Queer came out before this and was obnoxiously political… this album, thankfully, shows a return to what got him where he is. Official Site : Myspace : Buy On Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine
Mountain Goats – Romans 10:9 – The Life Of The World To Come (2009)
- 6th album. Out October 6th
- NEW MOUNTAIN GOATS!
- If that alone is not worthy of a play, I don’t know what is
- This seems to be some relative of a concept album based around lessons he’s learned. Each track’s title is a specific bible verse.
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Modest Mouse – History Sticks To Your Feet – Perpetual Motion Machine (2009) - Single preceding their forthcoming EP - They’ve released about an album’s worth of music this year but have just spread it out… a lot of it is pretty damn good too! Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine
Bobby Bare, Jr. - Sugar Mountain - Neil Young cover - One of the best voices out there for me. - His father was a traditional country legend. Official Site : MySpace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson – Boat – Summer of Fear (2009) - 2nd album - TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone and Grizzly Bear’s Christopher Bear continue to lend a hand to his work - His self-titled debut is well worth your time and reason enough to give this album a listen as well. MySpace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine : Download on RCRDLBL
M. Ward - To Go Home - Post-War (2006) - 5th album - Hold Time is his latest and was repeatedly featured in the Monsters of Folk show - His presence seemed to dominate the show. Official Site : MySpace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine
My Morning Jacket - Smokin' From Shootin' - Evil Urges (2008) - 5th and latest album - One of the best songs from the Monsters of Folk show - Jim James has since released a solo album of George Harrison covers under the name Yim Yames. Official Site : MySpace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine
Bright Eyes - Road To Joy - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (2005) - 4th studio album of 5 as Bright Eyes - this is the closing track on his mainstream break out album - Since he has released 2 solo albums Bright Eyes Official Site : Bright Eyes MySpace : Conor Oberst Official Site