Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Unknown & Unheard Show 236 (mp3)


Black Lips – Time – Arabia Mountain (2011)
-          6th album.
-          One of the most fun bands to listen to and see live.
-          Sloppy garage rock.


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


Black Francis – Dead Man’s Curve – NonStopErotik (2010)
-          19th solo album
-          Leader of the Pixies.
-          AKA, Frank Black, Frank Black & the Catholics and, his given name, Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV.

Priory – Lady of Late – Priory
-          Debut full length. One EP out as well.
-          Portland, OR band.
-          Indie pop/folk/electronic
-          Great album art!
-          Make me think of the Pixies a little.


Tony Castles – Juice – Juice 7” (2011)
-          They have a debut EP out.
-          Download for free at RCRDLBL!
-          Brooklyn band.


Through the Sparks – Chisel and Pick - Almanac (MMX) Year of Beasts (2011)
-          3rd album. 2 EPs as well.
-          Bouncy and a bit off key and off kilter. All traits that I love.
-          Think Modest Mouse/Menomena/Suckers.


PJ Harvey – The Words That Marketh Murder – Let England Shake (2011)
-          8th studio album.
-          One of this years most critically acclaimed albums.
-          Polly Jean Harvey

White Denim – Street Joy - D (2011)
-          5th album. They are continually changing their sound and evolving.
-          They did an Impromptu album of demos last summer: Download for free right now!
-          Played SXSW
-          Workout Holiday was their debut and still their best.
-          Playing the Rock Lobster in Indy Wednesday, June 29th.

Bon Iver – I Can't Make You Love Me (Bonnie Rait Cover)– Calgary Single (From Bon Iver) (2011)
-          2nd album.
-          Had one of the most critically acclaimed debuts in the past ten years.
-          Led by Justin Vernon, formerly of DeYarmond Edison.
-          powerful live performer.
-          Playing the Murat Theatre Monday July 25th


Ty Segall – I Am With You - Goodbye Bread (2011)
-          1st full length on Drag City Records. 6th solo overall.
-          Plays all the instruments on the album.
-          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


Viva Voce – A Viking Love Song - The Future WIll Destroy You (2011)
-          6th album… 5th was out last year, Rose City
-          Portland, OR husband and wife duo
-          spacey catchy psychedelic rock.


Centro-Matic – Only In My Double Mind – Candidate Waltz (2011)
-          10th album
-          Led by Will Johnson who has also released material under his given name, as South San Gabriel and a collaborative effort with Magnolia Elec. Co.’s Jason Molina
-          Rough alt-countty rock band.
-          Think Lucero but a bit darker.


WU LYF – Heavy Pop – Go Tell Fire To the Mountain (2011)
-          Debut album.
-          ‘World Unite Lucifer Youth Foundation’ or ‘Love You Forever’
-          Sound like Explosions in the Sky with Lyrics.
-          Cinematic pulses and swells of powerful spacey guitars.
-          RIYL: Explosions in the Sky, Wilderness or Lord Dog Bird

Puerto Rico Flowers – I Feel Good – PRF 7 EP (2011)
-          7th of 7 EPs
-          Heavy rock sound with a bold voice.
-          This band makes me think of late 80's and early 90's alternative rock bands.

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