Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Best of the U & U 2010!!!

Stream & Download The U & U Show 210 Right Here, Right Now! (Download) 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. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio - High Violet (2010) - Latest full length album. First sine 2007 - They also had a hand in the production of the ‘Dark Was The Night’ compilation. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine : DayTrotter Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) – The Suburbs (2010) - 3rd album - This yet another epic album from one of the leaders of independent music. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Suckers – Black Sheep - Wild Smile (2010) - Full length debut - big pounding, distorted anthem with a couple huge builds - loads of hype around this short 4 song release… deservedly so! - Love this Song! Myspace : Amazon : HypeMachine Les Savy Fav – Clear Spirits – Root for Ruin (2010) - 5th album out September 14th - New York angular alt-rock band led by one of the most insane people on the planet, Tim Harrington - Possibly the best live band I’ve ever seen… primarily thanks to Harrington Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Marnie Stern – Cinco de Mayo – Marnie Stern (2010) - 3rd album - One of the most unique acts that I’m kicking myself for taking so long to discover. - A wild mix of the joyous unpredictability of Ponytail and the harder Yeah Yeah Yeahs tracks. MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine The Hold Steady – Weekenders – Heaven Is Whenever (2010) - 5th full length. - First since 2008’s Stay Positive. - This is one of the best bands we are lucky enough to enjoy in their prime. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Grinderman – Palaces of Montezuma- Girnderman 2 (2010) - Forthcoming 2nd album from the harder rockin' side project from Nick Cave and some Bad Seeds. - Nick Cave is someone who grows on me more and more with every listen. - I hope the entire album sounds as sinister, aggressive and cool as this track. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Tennis - Marathon – Cape Dory 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 : Amazon : HypeMachine Sleigh Bells - Ring Ring – Treats (2010) - Debut full length - one of the biggest ‘breakouts’/benefactors of CMJ. - Beta Band sound here, but really dive into the electronics on the other tracks I’ve heard. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Menomena – TAOS - Mines (2010) - 4th album - 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 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 The Tallest Man On Earth – Like the Wheel - Sometimes The Blues Is Just A Passing Bird EP (2010) - Latest release. 2nd album is just out as well. - This EP is taking off huge behind the featured track ‘Like The Wheel’ which was a bonus track on his last album. - Swedish singer/songwriter Kristian Matsson - Powerful voice. - 2008 self-titled debut was very well received. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine : DayTrotter

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