Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Unknown and Unheard Show 229!!! (mp3)

-          Brand 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.
-          This is the album's opener.


The Heavenly States - Model Son - Oui Camera Oui (2011)
-          4th album since 2003
-          Love the off-kilter Modest Mouse vibes this band puts out.

1, 2, 3 - Work - New Heaven (2011)
            - Forthcoming debut.
            - Latest hard-to-google band!
            - Jangily and Fuzzy rock.

The Antlers – I Don't Want Love - Burst Apart (2011)
-          4th album
-          Big pop sound… remind me of The Arcade Fire’s acoustic tracks
-          If you like this at all, just go get their 3rd album 'Hospice' it's still the best to date.

Milagres - Glowing Mouth - Glowing Mouth (2011)
            - Forthcoming Full length. One EP out now.
- Slow burning sound that Suckers and Twilight Singers fans could get into.

Fleet Foxes - Bedouin Dress - Helplessness Blues (2011)
-          Long awaited 2nd full length.
-          No band was better in 2008 in which they released their debut EP & LP.
-          My number one album for the 2008 (same with Pitchfork and numerous other outlets).
-          Hugely diverse, lush, harmony-laden folk.

-          3rd album
-          Folk singer/songwriter type
-          The voice gets me here more than anything
-          Former leader of Smog.

The National – Exile Vilify - The Portal 2 (2011)
-          This song is from a video game soundtrack.
-          Latest full length album was High Violet. First since 2007
-          They also had a hand in the production of the ‘Dark Was The Night’ compilation.

Night Beats - Dial 666 - Night Beats (2011)
-          Garage and soul coming together nicely.
-          Bigger fuzz and fidelity than their previous efforts.


Guards - Hear You Call - Resolution of One 7" Single (2011)
            - Upbeat pop driven garage.
            - Released another EP and that's all so far.


Gypsyblood - Bright Futures - Cold In The Guestway (2011)
-          This song show a lot of Pavement influence.
-          Pulsing early 90's indie rock.


Edinburgh School for the Deaf - 11 Kinds of Loneliness - 11 Kinds EP (2011)
-          Debut EP
-          UK band with a bit of a Frightened Rabbit sound.

Songs: Ohia - Farewell Transmission - The Magnolia Electric Co. (2003)
-          This is the opening frack to Jason Molina's 4 Songs: Ohia album and one of the finest he's written.
-          Molina followed up this album by starting the band Magnolia Electric Co and expounded upon the sound of this gorgeous alt-country album.
-          Listen!


Bon Iver – Blood Bank – Blood Bank EP (2009)
-          new EP, follow up to one of the best 2008 albums
-          tides you over a bit as we await a new full length
-          powerful live performer

Matt Sweeney and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Must Be Blind - Must Be Blind/Life In Muscle EP (2011)
            - Two song collaborative single from two prolific singer/songwriters.

Airlines - Colors - Visions EP (2011)
-          Debut EP.
-          Yet another new act seemingly following in the sound footpath pioneered by Yeasayer.
-          Lush, layered synth pop.
-          RIYL: Yeasayer, Bravestation and Geographer.

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