Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Unknown & Unheard Show 249!

PAPA - Ain't It So - A Good Woman Is Hard To Find EP (2011)
-          Led by the drummer for the band Girls.
-          Upbeat, a touch beachy and sun-drenched pop and a perfect fit for the end of summer.

Peggy Sue – Long Division Blues – Fossils and other Phantoms (2010)
-          2nd album from UK trio.
-          Dark vibes soak this track and I love it.

The Pack A.D. - Take - Unpersons (2011)
-          3rd album
-          Big White Stripes and Kills vibes here.

The Raveonettes – Oh, Stranger - Batman: Arkham City Game OST (2011)
-          Contribution for a new Batman video game.
-          4th album from this Danish rock duo
-          Sound is heavy with feels of the Velvet Underground.
-          Also some Black Mountain and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club missed in there too.
-          this one is blatantly laden with Lou Reed/VU sounds.

Richard Swift – Whitman - Walt Wolfman EP (2010)
-          4th full length
-          Finally this thing is coming out! Been in the works for over a year.
-          Hops from genre to genre
-          This track has some serious vintage sounds, Motown in particular, and was released on a primer EP that was filled with similar feels.

Man Man – Spooky Jookie – Life Fantastic (2011)
-          Forthcoming 4th album
-          Manic and energetic big band sound.
-          I always think they bring the sound and style that Franz Nicolai (formerly of the Hold Steady) is aiming for on his solo work, but never achieves.
-          They were great at SXSW!
-          Leader of Man Man is also in the collaborative project called Mister Heavenly with folks from Modest Mouse and the Unicorns.

Wooden Wand and the Briarwood Virgins - Big Mouth USA - Wooden Wand and the Briarwood Virgins (2011)
-          Latest single from this James Jackson Toth project's forthcoming album
-          Also released music as WAND after his band left him.
-          He conducted a pretty awesome fundraiser for this album. Check it out here!

My Brightest Diamond – Be Brave - All Things Will Unwind (2011)
-          Shana Worden’s debut album was out in 2006
-          Previously with Awry and Sufjan Stevens

Futurebirds - Wild Heart - Via Flamina EP (2011)
-          Forthcoming EP
-          Debut full length was out in 2010 and called Hampton's Lullaby.

ARMS - Fleeced - Summer Skills (2011)
-          2nd album
-          Harlem Shakes' member Todd Goldstein.
-          The song Tiger Tamer from their debut album is a brilliant track
-          SXSW Performer

Mark Kozelek – Up To My Neck – The Finally LP (2008)
-          an album of covers
-          This is an AC/DC cover
-          He has done several albums like this… dedicating entire albums to AC/DC, Modest Mouse, John Denver and Kris Kristofferson
-          The Modest Mouse album is fantastic.

Desertshore - Mercy - Drawing of Threes (2011)
-          2nd album. 1st was out in 2010
-          Collaboration of former members of the Red House Painters, a band led by Mark Kozelek.
-          Kozelek is now best known for his other band Sun Kil Moon

Sunset Rubdown – Dragon’s Lair – Dragonslayer (2009)
-          4th album
-          Eagerly awaiting this album
-          One of Spencer Krug’s many bands
-          This album has some epic sounding tracks.
-          Longest song on the show by 56 seconds!

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