Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Unknown & Unheard 222! SXSW Recap Show!

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Ezra Furman & The Harpoons – The Stakes Are High - Inside the Human Body (2008)
- 2nd album. 3rd is forthcoming.
- One of the most talented and refreshing artists going.
- Played a great, energetic SXSW set.

Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine : DayTrotter

TV on the Radio – Young Liars - Young Liars (2004)
- Debut EP
- First 2 singles from their long-awaited forthcoming album, Nine Types of Light, are out now. - Made my best of 2008 show.
- One of the most impressive bands at SXSW

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Menomena – Muscle'n Flo - Friend and Foe (2007)
- 3rd album… 4th album, Mines, was out in 2010
- 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.
- Played this huge church at SXSW… one of the coolest settings and powerful shows of the week.

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The Black Angels – Young Men Dead – Passover (2006)
- First full length album.
- Just released Phosphene Dream and blew me away at SXSW
- Formed in 2004 in Austin, TX
- Interesting feel to it… similar to some of the Black Keys more eerie songs
- Debut Self Titled EP was released in 2005. 2nd full length out in 2008

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JEFF the Brotherhood - Mind Ride - Heavy Days (2010)
- 3rd album - Jake & Jamin Orrall
- Kraut punk rock. Harder, eclectic rock.
- Played SXSW and they lead singer & guitarist came out into the crowd, right in front of me and played a solo from his knees for me!

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Thao Nguyen & the Get Down Stay Downs - Body - Know Better, Learn Faster (2009)
- Latest album
- if you are unfamiliar with Thao you need to correctly that quickly
- Her last album, We Brave Bee Stings And All, was highlighted by the track 'Bag of Hammers."
- Was a highlight performer at SXSW… I was very close to proposing…

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Geographer - Leave - Innocent Ghosts (2009)
- latest release
- There aren't many out there but this is another band that puts off a sound very reminiscent of Yeasayer and Bravestation.
- Played SXSW

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Lesands - Pretenders - Sweet Skin (2011)
- Debut album
- Download if for free right now from their BandCamp site.
- Performed an incredible acoustic rendition of this song for a La Blogotheque shoot at SXSW.

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Bright Eyes - Lua - 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 and a brand new Bright Eyes album, The Peoples' Key.
- One of the best SXSW shows. 2+ hours, under the super moon, fireworks and $1 tacos!

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James Vincent McMorrow - Early In the Morning, I'll Come Calling - Early In the Morning (2011)
- Debut full length.
- This guy's music could pass as Bon Iver's
- He seems to make no bones about his affinity for Justin Vernon… he even titles some of his songs like those of Vernon.
- Good thing I love that sound!
- Played SXSW, but I wasn't able to catch him.

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Alexander - Old Friend - Alexander (2011)
- Solo project from the vocalist of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
- Sounds very similar to the Edward Sharpe music.

Edward Sharpe Official Site : Edward Sharpe MySpace : HypeMachine

Tom Waits – Invitation to the Blues – Small Change (1976)
- 4th album
- Last song I heard in Austin… not by Mr. Waits though, played by Joe Gee.
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LCD Soundsystem – Never As Tired As When I’m Waking Up – LCD Soundsystem (2005)
- Debut full length. 3 out total.
- Playing their last 5 shows in NYC and I’m going to the 1st!
- Big time Bowie and Lennon sound on this track.

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The Head and the Heart - Coeur D'Alene - The Head and the Heart (2011)
- Debut album.
- Folk rock that amps up into something like Mumford & Sons who exploded last year.

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Maps & Atlases - Living Decorations - Perch Patchwork (2010)
- Debut full length, but have a handful of EPs out.
- Chicago experimental folk outfit.
- Played SXSW

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