Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Unknown & Unheard Show 187!

Stream & Download The U & U Show 187 Right Here, Right Now! (Download) Menomena - Toas - Mines (2010) - Forthcoming 4th album - We may now have a three-way for best album of the year… - Lackthereof and Ramona Falls are side projects that have had releases since the last Menomena album - Ultra-creative song writing. No one comes close to the sound they make. Layers and layers of instruments and vocals. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine These United States – One You Believe - What Lasts (2010) - Forthcoming 4th album in 4 yrs - Their debut was one that I immediately latched onto, but it took a re-release to drive up the following this band deserves. - Jesse Elliot, lead singer, writes some fantastic lyrics to go along with the layered Americana progressions. - This is about the most poppy they've ever sounded. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine White Denim - Wet Sand- B-Side (2009) - Download for free on RCRDLBL.com - Not sure where this one hid from me, but I'm happy to find it and share. - Schizophrenic brilliance! Like a Jimi Hendrix sound check might sound. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Titus Andronicus – Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances (2008) - Debut album - 2nd album The Monitor is still topping my best of the year list - Named after the Shakespeare play - This is a enjoyably raucous anthem. - A Rolling Stone ‘Best new band of 2010’ even though their debut came out in 2008. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine The National - So Far Around the Bend - Dark Was The Night (2009) - Huge compilation out at the beginning of last year. - Produced by a member of the National and was LOADED with stars. - This was the Nationals more than worthy contribution. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine : DayTrotter Electric Owls – Magic Show - Magic Show EP (2008) - debut EP - Elliott Smith and Shins fans gather ‘round. - This a personal favorite song of mine and I heard it recently in a crappy movie’s trailer and figured I need to balance things out. MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Grand Mal - Lower Yer Heart - Clandestine Songs (2010) - 6th album - NYC band led by Bill Whitten Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Chief - Night & Day - Night & Day EP (2010) - Latest EP, out this year - has a feel of a different decade. - Like Cincy’s Buffalo Killers, these guys bring a slightly hazy psychedelic rock that would hold up against some of the late 60’s and 70’s originators of that sound. MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine LCD Soundsystem - I Can Change - This Is Happening (2010) - 3rd Album - James Murphy led outfit - Band known for successfully tapping into many different genres: dance, rock, indie, disco. - This one feels like Bowie/Prince/Queen - They are responsible for what many critics consider some of the greatest songs of the past decade: All My Friends, New York I Love You and Someone Great Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Cut Copy - Where I'm Going - (2010) - Forthcoming 3rd album - Synth-Pop band from Australia Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Women - Eyesore - Public Strain (2010) - Forthcoming 2nd album - On Bloomington, IN's Jagjaguwar record label. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Come Undone - Hawk (2010) - Forthcoming 2nd album - Mark Lanegan is the haunting voiced former lead singer of punk rock outfit X - Their debut Sunday At Devil Dirt was outstanding. - Hip soulful swaggering retro feel. Isobel Campbell MySpace : Mark Lanegan MySpace: Amazon : HypeMachine Sun Kil Moon - You Are My Sun - Admiral Fell Promises (2010) - 4th album - 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

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