Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Unknown & Unheard Show 185!

Stream & Download The U & U Show 185 Right Here, Right Now! (MediaFire) Mumford & Sons – Dust Bowl Dance - Sigh No More (2009) - my favorite new band I’ve found this go around at SXSW - such a big, building sound for what starts as a fairly mellow acoustic song - RIYL: David Ford – State of the Union MySpace : HypeMachine Sun Kil Moon - Admiral Fell Promises - Admiral Fell Promises (2010) - Sleepy mellow lyrics that remind you of Andrew Bird - Recorded a couple interesting cover albums. One was all Modest Mouse tracks and it's amazing. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Perfume Genius - Write To Your Brother - Learning (2010) - debut album. - Another easy and catchy piano track. - This week's band that is blowing up out of the blue. They are everywhere! MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine The Black Keys - Ten Cent Pistol - Brothers (2010) - 6th album - very similar feel to their last album. - A little less of that raw aggressive blues rock found on their early albums. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Grinderman - (I Don't Need You To) Set Me Free - Grinderman (2007) - Debut from harder rockin' side project from Nick Cave and some Bad Seeds. - The follow up to this album, Grinderman 2, was just announced. - Nick Cave is someone who grows on me more and more with every listen. - This album features a ton of great, but not radio-friendly tracks. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Tennis - Marathon - South Carolina EP (2010) - Forthcoming Debut EP out July 27th - Pop husband and wife duo. - Bought a sailboat and sailed around the east coast for eight months and now are sharing their experiences in song form for you. MySpace : HypeMachine Black Lips – Best Napkin I Ever Had - Black Lips/Pierced Arrows Split EP (2010) - 5 albums out - Big garage sound of the Stooges/Velvet underground/Guided By Voices - Known for their wild live shows Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine King Khan & the BBQ Show – Crystal Ball– Invisible Girl (2009) - 3rd album - Out last November - They are both in the Almighty Defenders with the Black Lips - They just had a falling out and may not make any more music together : ( Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Wolf Parade – Little Golden Age – Expo 86 (2010) - 3rd album - Their 2nd was a huge 2008 hit. The same can be sair about their debut in 2005 - Dan Boeckner and Spencer Krug each take their cracks at song writing and lead singing and each are coming of hugely successful releases from their side projects. - Boeckner (Handsome Furs) and Krug (Sunset Rubdown) Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine The Thermals – I Don't Believe You - Personal Life (2010) - Forthcoming 5th album - Portland band who can thank the Death Cab for Cutie crew for their start. Ben Gibbard made Sub-Pop recognize them, and Chris Walla produced their 2002 debut. - Fairly aggressive alt-pop punk Official Site : Myspace : Amazon : HypeMachine The Jameses - The Haunted Rider - Rat People & The Haunted Rider EP (2010) - Debut 7” EP - Garage pop/punk sound… have a definite psychedelic side too. MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Puerto Rico Flowers - Voice of Love – PRF 2 EP (2010) - 2nd of 2 EPs - Another heavier rock sound with a bold voice. - This band makes me think of late 80's and early 90's alternative rock bands. - Maybe it's b/c I'm trying to get into it, but the intro to this one makes me think of Twin Peaks. Label's MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine MMOSS - Come What May - i (2010) - Debut full length… this is the album’s emphatic closer. - Available for 'You Name the Price' on their official site. - Be careful when Googling… this band is not the Minnesota Metabolic and Obesity Surgical Specialists… I don’t think. Official Site : MySpace : HypeMachine

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