Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Unknown & Unheard Show 168!

Stream & Download The U & U Show 168 Right Here, Right Now! (MediaFire) Free Energy – All I Know - Stuck on Nothin’ (2010) - Debut full length. - Formerly known as Hockey Night - Produced by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem. - Will likely be on the 2010 Best Of list. MySpace : HypeMachine T. Rex - Is It Love - T. Rex (1970) - Debut album as T. Rex. Released four as Tyrannosaurus Rex. - Prior to this album he was more focused on folk music, this was where he deftly transitioned into classic/glam rock. - Electric Warrior would follow this album and be his best. Amazon : HypeMachine Field Music – The Rest Is Noise – Field Music (Measure) (2010) - 3rd album - The strings are what this song is all about and make it more than worthy of your ears. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Horse Feathers – Belly of June – Thistled Spring (2010) - Forthcoming 3rd album - Stripped back sound featuring all strings - Painfully sad at times - unmatched in it’s raw emotion… like the earliest Iron & Wine albums - This music makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine The Roadside Graves - Lot Lizards - If Shacking Up Is All You Want To Do (2010) - 3rd album - Very well received album. - Remind me a good deal of Lucero and their bar room style of rock/southern rock. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Freelance Whales - The Great Estates - Weathervanes (2009) - Debut album - Big, bright, lush folk. - Vocals are somewhere between Cloud Cult and Death Cab For Cutie. Official Site : MySpace : HypeMachine Frightened Rabbit - Foot Shooter - The Winter of Mixed Drinks (2010) - 4th album, Midnight Organ Fight is their best to date. - This band had a lot of hype from the start, and that combined with a ‘far from album best’ first single pushed me away at first, but the deeper I dug into this album the more I was blown away - Scottish accent stands out, but there seems to be something more than that to his vocals and make them truly unique. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine We Were Promised Jetpacks – A Far Cry – The Last Place You’ll Look (2010) - Forthcoming 2nd album - Scottish band with a very similar sound to Frightened Rabbit on the mellower tracks but seem a bit more aggressive when they amp up their sound. - Playing Radio Radio this Sunday. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Brazos - Tell - Phosphorescent Blues (2009) - 2nd full length. - Coldplay fans might like this. - This track has a building warm feel to it. - Broke out with this at the 2008 SXSW Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine The Rest - With Every Heartbeat - The Cried Wolf Book/EP (2010) - Book/EP warming the waters for their forthcoming full length - Warm powerful indie rock anthem. - Love the intensity at the end of this track. - Very hard to Google. Official Site : MySpace : HypeMachine Titus Andronicus – A More Perfect Union – The Monitor (2010) - Civil War-themed 2nd album - Out march 9th - Named after the Shakespeare play - This is a enjoyably raucous anthem. Myspace : Amazon : HypeMachine Middle Class Rut - Busy Bein Bored - 25 Years EP (2009) - Debut EP - Playing a handful of SXSW shows - This song’s been out for a couple years now as the band continues to try to make a name for itself. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Capsula - Sun Shaking - Rising Mountains (2009) - 5th full length - Argentinean psych/garage/alt rock band. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine She & Him –Thieves - Volume Two (2010) - Forthcoming 2nd album - Success was unavoidable here in probably the most widely accepted album of the year - M. Ward’s song writing skill combines perfectly with Zooey Deschanel’s gorgeous voice. - M. Ward is on just about as hot of a role as possible. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine

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