Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Unknown & Unheard Show 223!!! SXSW RECAP #2

Stream & Download The U & U Show 223 Right Here, Right Now! Matt & Kim - Good Ol' Fashion Nightmare – Grand (2009) - 2nd album, debut out in 2006, Self-titled. - just added to the Pitchfork Music Fest, which is one of the more relevant festivals you’ll find - keyboard & drums that sound like much more than that… sum of the parts - Big indie rock sounds without a doubt… the sound of the vocals scream it. - This track thunders along and build very enjoyably - Played SXSW Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine The Dodos - Going Under - No Color (2011) - 3rd album - debut album appeared on almost every indie music Best of ’08 lists - their talent for creating impressive compositions is clearly evident. - This entire album is heavily focused on upbeat chugging drums. - Only $5.99 on amazon! Official Site : Amazon : HypeMachine

Yellow Ostrich - Whale - The Mistress (2011)

- Debut full length

- Sounds a bit like the Beatles and the White Stripes and even at times Menomena.

- Played SXSW

Official Site : BandCamp : HypeMachine

Cults - You Know What I Mean (2011) Official Site : HypeMachine

Geographer - Heaven Waits - Animal Shapes EP (2010)

- 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

Official Site : Amazon : HypeMachine

The Mountain Goats – Damn These Vampires – All Eternals Deck (2011)

- Forthcoming 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

Grouplove – Get Giddy – Grouplove EP (2010)

- Debut EP

- Modest Mouse and Polyphonic Spree had a baby band… not really, but that’s what this sounds like.

- SXSW performer.

MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine

Generationals – You Say It Too - Actor-Caster (2011)

- Forthcoming album.

- Louisianan Indie pop

- Great 2010 SXSW DayTrotter Session

- Playing SXSW again this year.

Official Site : MySpace : HypeMachine : DayTrotter Session

Guided By Voices - I Am a Scientist - Bee Thousand (1994)

- 7th album

- I have been kicking myself for a week now that I've realized I've missed a rare chance to see this band live!

- The prolific Robert Pollard's primary outfit

- Playing Pitchfork Music Fest

Official Site : MySpace : Amazon : HypeMachine

J Mascis - Where Are You- Several Shades of Why (2011)

- Forthcoming solo album.

- Dinosaur Jr. leader.

- Eddie Vedder-esque vocals.

- Played SXSW and was kind of a pleasant surprise.

Official Site : Amazon : HypeMachine

Withered Hand - Religious Songs - Good News (2011)

- Debut full length, but has two previously released EPs

- Neil Young-heavy sound.

- His best song and unfortunately very profane. The FCC would not appreciate it if I didn’t edit… or maybe they would because it would result in them getting more cash for no good reason!

- Favorite new (to me) band! - Played SXSW

Official Site : Amazon : HypeMachine

Middle Brother – Blue Eyes – Middle Brother (2011)

- Forthcoming debut from this folk super group.

- Due out in March

- Features members of Deer Tick, Delta Spirit and Dawes.

Official Site : HypeMachine

LCD Soundsystem - Dance Yrself Clean - This Is Happening (2010)

- 3rd Album

- James Murphy led outfit

- Band known for successfully tapping into many different genres: dance, rock, indie, disco

- 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

Family Portrait - Other Side - Family Portrait (2011)

- Lead single off forthcoming full length.

- Crazy homemade video to another track of theirs with a wide assortment of flamethrowers.

- Makes me think of the Who a bit here.

MySpace : HypeMachine

Alexander - Awake My Body - 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

No Age - Glitter - Everything in Between (2010)

- 3rd album - This is a band I’m late to the party for.

- Dream punk is how I’ve read them described… spacier, fuzzier punk music.

Official Site : Amazon : HypeMachine

1 comment:

The Unknown & Unheard said...

My apologies for how this looks! Have you had this issue before? Help please.