Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Unknown & Unheard Show 220! SXSW is coming!!!

Stream & Download The U & U Show 220 Right Here, Right Now! (Download) Okkervil River – Wake and Be Fine – I Am Very Far (2011) - Forthcoming new LP. - This is a former best of the U & U top spot holder thanks to their album ‘The Stage Names’ - Lyric-heavy deeply layered building folk rock. Official Site : Amazon : HypeMachine The Mountain Goats – Never Quite Free – All Eternals Deck (2011) - Latest full length - Their last, The Life of the World to Come, was out in October 2009. - Led by John Darnielle and his unmistakable passionate and powerful vocals. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine White Denim - Drug - Drug (2011) - Forthcoming album that is supposed to be heavier rock than their normal schizophrenic psych/folk offerings - They did an Impromptu album of demos last summer: Download for free right now! - Playing SXSW Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Kurt Vile – Puppet to the Man - Smoke Ring For My Halo (2011) - 4th LP. - dreamy pop rock with vocals that bring up thoughts of Devendra Banhart - like Iron & Wine, cut his teeth with lo-fi recordings… this shows up more on ‘God is Saying…’ - Side project from The War on Drugs' lead guitarist. - Playing SXSW Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Alex Winston - Locomotive - Sister Wife EP (2011) - Debut EP - Reminds of some Arcade Fire and the Antlers' tracks. - Playing SXSW MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Thao & Mirah - Eleven (ft. tUnE-YarDs) - Thao & Mirah (2011) - Debut collaboration between Thao Nguyen and Mirah - if you are unfamiliar with Thao you need to correct that quickly. Look up Thao Nguyen & the Get Down Stay Downs - Her last album, We Brave Bee Stings And All, was highlighted by the track 'Bag of Hammers." - tUnE-YarDs also helps out on this track. She is another extremely eclectic and talented singer/songwriter. - Thao is playing SXSW Thao's Official Site : Thao's MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine : Mirah's MySpace Ponytail – Easy Peasy - Do Whatever You Want All The Time (2011) - 3rd album - Missed this band completely, but after seeing them live I am totally sold on them - The lead singer’s shrill unique way of singing makes her more of an instrument than a reciter of lyrics. - Biggest pleasant surprise of Pitchfork Fest 2009. Myspace : Amazon : HypeMachine TV on the Radio – Staring at the Sun - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (2004) - 2nd album - The have a forthcoming 5th album called 'Nine Types of Light.' - It seems all of their members have done their own projects since their last full length came out in 2008. - Playing SXSW & Pitchfork Music Fest. Official Site : Amazon : HypeMachine Vandaveer – A Mighty Leviathan Of Old – Divide & Conquer (2009) - 2nd album from this DC singer songwriter, Mark Charles Heidinger - He also has played bass for U & U favorite, These United States. - His voice is the standout element, but his rich compositions are a close second. - Playing SXSW Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Typhoon - The Honest Truth - A New Kind of House EP (2011) - Latest EP - Their 2010 full length got lots of praise. 'Hunger & Thirst' - Portland, OR band. - Playing SXSW Official Site : Amazon : HypeMachine Danielson - This Day Is a Loaf - Best of Gloucester County (2011) - 8th album and first since 2006 - Experimental folk band in the same vein as Sufjan Stevens. - Features Daniel Smith. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Dreamend - A Thought - So I Ate Myself, Bite By Bite (2010) - 5th album, 6th out this year. - A side project from a member of the off-the-charts-out-there psychedelic band Black Moth Super Rainbow. - Chicago band. - Lush, layered shoegaze folk. - Playing SXSW Official Site : Amazon : HypeMachine Tapes 'n Tapes - Freak Out - Outside (2011) - 3rd full length. - Classic anthemic/catchy indie rock. - Playing SXSW Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Telekinesis - Dirty Things - 12 Desperate Straight Lines (2011) - 2nd album of indie pop - Produced by Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla - Playing SXSW Official Site : Amazon : HypeMachine EXTRA DESSERTS! These United States - So High So Low So Wide So Long - The Forest and the Garden EP (2007) - This was an EP they had out before their debut album. - It featured, in my opinion, better versions of a lot of songs they re-worked for later full-length albums. - Playing SXSW - 4 albums out so far. - Jesse Elliot, lead singer, writes some fantastic lyrics to go along with the layered Americana progressions. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Tennis - Take Me Somewhere - Cape Dory (2011) - Debut LP. Debut EP was 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. - Playing SXSW MySpace : HypeMachine Viva Voce – Believer - Get Yr Blood Sucked Out (2006) - 4th album… 5th was out last year, Rose City - Portland, OR husband and wife duo - spacey catchy psychedelic rock. Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Weird Owl – Skeletelepathic – Ever the Silver Cord Be Loosed (2009) - 2nd album, debut out in 2007 ‘Nuclear Psychology’ - Brooklyn band - Vintage bluesy druggy psych rock sounds - A little Stooges can be picked out - So many good psychedelic bands that get lost in the shuffle, not sure why but this genre more than any other gets very little media attention MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine Ty Segall - The Drag - Ty Segall (2008) - Debut album of 4 total - Huge critical hit. - Third album in 2 years. - Big garage rock here. Think old Black Keys. - Playing SXSW MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine

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