Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Unknown & Unheard Show 231! (mp3)

Robert Pollard - In a Circle - Lord of the Birdcage (2011)
-          I've lost count of how many albums Pollard has put out… it's substantial.
-          Leader of Guided By Voices who have reunited and are one of the huge names gracing the Pitchfork Music Fest stage.

Black Lips – New Direction – Arabia Mountain (2011)
-          3rd track out off their forthcoming 6th album.
-          One of the most fun bands to listen to and see live.
-          Sloppy garage rock.

Ty Segall - You Make the Sun Fry - Goodbye Bread (2011)
-          Forthcoming full length.
-          Just released a T. Rex themed EP of covers for Record Store Day. This release has completely sold me on Ty.
-          Huge critical hit.
-          Big garage rock here. Think old Black Keys.
-          Played one of the loudest, most rockin' sets at SXSW

JEFF the Brotherhood – Hey Friend - We Are the Champions (2011)
-          4th album
-          Jake & Jamin Orrall
-          Kraut punk rock. Harder, eclectic rock.
-          This album has a significantly increased pop feel to it… Early Weezer specifically at times.
-          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!

Handsome Furs – Repatriated – Sound Kapital (2011)
-          3rd album from Wolf Parade's Dan Boeckner and his wife.
-          Out June 28th.
-          I was late to the party here, but glad I didn’t miss it!

Yeasayer - Swallowing the Decibels - End Blood (2011)
-          Record Store Day Release single of b-sides from the recording sessions for their 2nd album, Odd Blood.
-          Best Band of Pitchfork Music Fest 2009 By Far!
-          Immensely layered quintet

The Felice Brothers – Fire at the Pageant – Celebration, Florida (2011)
-          3rd album of 3.
-          popped up on so many best of lists in 2008 with their debut.
-          best description I’ve came across for this song/band is Dylan with singing lessons and playing with the spirit of Woodstock.
-          Big, warm, and satisfying album that rambles along nice.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – Skeletons - It's A Corporate World (2011)
-          Forthcoming debut full length.
-          Their 2010 debut EP garnered them a lot of good reviews.
-          Playing the White Rabbit Cabaret Friday, June 17th

Donkeys - I Like the Way You Walk - Born With Stripes (2011)
-          3rd full length.
-          Super catchy rolling track.
-          Makes me think of These United States.
-          Download a bunch of this music for free from their site!

Paleo – Holly Would - Fruit of the Spirit (2011)
-          Forthcoming full length.
-          David Andrew Strackany
-          From Brooklyn NY
-          opened for These United states when I caught them a couple years ago.
-          Wrote 1 song a day for 1 year. Now he just has his, still quite prolific, Song Diary on his official site.
-          looks like a young John Mayall
-          Played SXSW

J Roddy Walston and the Business – Jesus Gonna Do His Best  (2011)
-          First single from forthcoming 2nd full length.
-          Baltimore band
-          Rock and roll feel to some of the tracks
-          Makes me think of Dr. Dog here.

Bill Callahan - Universal Applicant - Apocalypse (2011)
-          3rd album
-          Folk singer/songwriter type
-          The voice gets me here more than anything
-          Former leader of Smog.
-          This album is fantastic!

Okkervil River – The Rise – I Am Very Far (2011)
-          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.

Nat Baldwin - Lake Erie - Most Valuable Player (2008)
-          Debut album. Released another full length since.
-          Solo effort from Dirty Projectors’ bassist.
-          Brings a fresh take to the world of independent music with his electric and stand up bass based compositions.

Moonface - Fast Peter - Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I'd Hoped (2011)
-          First full length. Debut EP was out last year and was one 20+ minute track.
-          Wolf Parade's and Sunset Rubdown's Spencer Krug's solo project.

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