Friday, July 8, 2011

The Unknown & Unheard Show 237! (mp3)


Handsome Furs – Serve the People – 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!


White Denim – Shake Shake Shake - Workout Holiday (2008)
-          Debut album.
-          5th album just came out. 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.

Hanni El Khatib - You Rascal – Will the Guns Come Out (2011)
-          Debut album
-          If you love the old Black Keys you will get into this guy for sure!
-          Hard, dirty garage blue rock.

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

Julian Casablancas - Rave On - Rave On Buddy Holly (2011)
-          Buddy Holly tribute album.
-          solo debut from former Strokes front man.
-          A very catchy, upbeat, danceable album.

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

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and The Phantom Family Halo - Mindeater - The Mindeater (EP) (2011)
-          One of folk’s most prolific artists returns with a new collaborative album
-          There is a bit of distorted rock on this album, but this track exemplifies Bonnie’s folk skills.

My JerusalemValley of Casualties - Gone For Good (2010)
-          debut full length
-          Members of The Twilight Singers, Great Northern and Polyphonic Spree.
-          made a big impression at SXSW
-          This was their first single and was released like over a year ago! Time to revisit and remember why the anticipation was so massive for this record.

Okkervil River – I Guess We Lost – Rider Single (2011)
-          The b-side from their latest single from their latest LP is I Am Very Far.
-          These guys are a former best of the U & U top spot holder thanks to their album ‘The Stage Names’
-          Lyric-heavy deeply layered building folk rock.

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

Appetite - Fiery Ring – Scattered Smothered Covered (2011)
-          2nd album.
-          Johnny Cash cover/rework.

Tennis - Is It True? (Brenda Lee cover) - Is It True? Single (2011)
-          Latest single.
-          Debut LP was out this past January.  Debut EP was out in July of 2010.
-          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.
-          Played SXSW

Moonface - The Way You Wish You Could Live In The Storm - 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.

Priory – Kings of Troy – 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.

Avi Buffalo – How Come – How Come Single (2011)
-          Latest single
-          S/t full length debut out in 2009
-          They have a handful of tracks already for sale on their site.
-          Shins’ sounds as well.

Admiral Fallow - Subbuteo - Boots Met My Face (2010)
-          Scottish band that is very reminiscent of Frightened Rabbit and We Were Promised Jetpacks.
-          Played SXSW

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