Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Unknown and Unheard Show 250!

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Quail and Dumplings - Quail and Dumplings EP (2011)
-          One of folk’s most prolific artists' latest EP.

Emperor X – Erica Western Teleport – Western Teleport (2011)
-          5th album.
-          Former HS science teacher.
-          RIYL: Mountain Goats & Death Cab for Cutie

PAPA - Collector - 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.
-          There is something triumphant in their tracks that really draws me in.

We Were Promised Jetpacks - Act On Impulse - In the Pit of the Stomach (2011)
-          2nd album
-          Scottish band with a very similar sound to Frightened Rabbit on the mellower tracks but seem a bit more aggressive when they amp up their sound.

We Are Augustines - New Drink For the Old Drunk - Rise Ye Sunken Ships (2011)
-          Debut full length.
-          Consists of two remaining members of the band Pela, Billy McCarthy & Eric Sanderson.
-          Pela disbanded after McCarthy’s brother committed suicide.

Charles Bradley – The World Is Going Up In Flames – No Time For Dreaming (2011)
-          Debut full length, but has been releasing music since 2002.
-          Born in 1948.
-          The Screaming Eagle of Soul
-          Big 60’s funk and soul, Otis Redding and James Brown feel.

Richard Swift – Lady Luck – The Atlantic Ocean (2009)
-          4th full length
-          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.
-          Walt Wolfman EP is coming out this month.

Richard Swift - I Would Die 4 U
-          Prince cover... unreleased so far, but it's out there if you check this HypeMachine link

Dan Mangan – Post War Blues – Oh Fortune (2011)
-          Third Album.
-          RIYL: David Dondero & Wooden Wand.

Turf War – Part of My Heart – Years of Living Dangerously (2011)
-          Debut album
-          Produced by Ian St. Pe’ of the Black Lips.
-          Atlanta band.

Dead Luke – God of Nothing – Meanwhile… In the Midwest (2011)
-          4th album
-          Luke Gasper.
-          RIYL: Wet Hair and any other heavy, muddy, pulsing psych rock.

Holy Sons – Slow Days – Survivalist Tales (2010)
-          6th albu006D
-          Debut album, Decline of the West, features their best track, The Feral Kid.
-          Spare and sinister sounding tracks
-          Opening for Stephen Malkmus.

Pavement – Spit On A Stranger – Terror Twilight (1999)
-          7th and final album
-          Launched Stephen Malkmus to the top of Indie Rock

Stephen Malkmus – Freeze the Saints – Face the Truth (2005)
-          3rd solo album
-          Former Frontman of Pavement.
-          His album ‘Real Emotional Trash’ is my favorite.

Katie Kim – 20,500 Miles (The Proclaimers cover)
-          Debut album is out, Twelve.
-          Here’s one for a sleepy morning or one to ease you down in the evening.

My Brightest Diamond – Reaching Through to the Other Side- All Things Will Unwind (2011)
-          Shana Worden’s debut album was out in 2006
-          Previously with Awry and Sufjan Stevens

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