Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Unknown & Unheard Show 257! Your Thanksgiving Soundtrack!

Wooden Wand – Winter In Kentucky - 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!

Englishman - He-Man Dolls - Taxidermy (2009)
-          Debut EP. Just released self-titled full length debut
-          Reminds me a ton of the Mountain Goats… that’s a good thing!
-          Out of Lexington, KY.

Pujol - Mayday - Nasty, Brutish and Short (2011)
-          2nd EP of 2.
-          Daniel Pujol. Artist on Jack White's Third Man Records.
-          Rolling Stones vibes from this garage rocker.

Fidlar - Oh - DIYDUI EP (2011)
-          1st single from their forthcoming debut.
-          Rough garage rick with a bit of surf rock.

The Dodos – So Cold - No Color (2011)
-          Previously unreleased bonus track from their 3rd album.
-          Download it for free on their site!
-          debut album appeared on almost every indie music Best of ’08 lists
-          This entire album is heavily focused on upbeat chugging drums.

Lightouts - All I Want / Heroes (LCD Soundsystem/David Bowie) - The Eloise Suite Single (2011)
-          One of a few recently released teaser singles for their forthcoming full length debut.
-          This mash-up cover is a pretty unique and well executed treat.

WATERS - Back To You - Out In the Light (2011)
-          Forthcoming debut album. Out 9/20.
-          New project led by Van Pierszalowski (previously of Port O'Brien).

Mikal Cronin - Get Along - Mikal Cronin (2011)
-          Solo debut.
-          Album is produced by fellow west coaster, Ty Segall.
-          Also in a surf-punk band called the Moonhearts.

You Won't - Dance Moves - Skeptic Goodbye (2011)
-          Debut album
-          M. Ward and T. Rex feel to this track.

Desert Noises - Highway Cars - Mountain Sea (2011)
-          Debut LP. One EP out as well.
-          Utah Trio
-          Band of Horses + Fleet Foxes = Desert Noises.

Keaton Henson - You Don't Know How Lucky You Are - Dear… (2011)
-          Latest Single from his full length debut.
-          Somber mellow indie folk.

Old Man Luedecke - Delia and Wilhelmina - Sing All About It EP (2011)
-          most recent release. 4 albums out since 2003
-          Big gospel/traditional folk band.

Poor Boy's Soul - Burn Down - Burn Down (2011)
-          2nd album
-          Trevor Jones led roots/folk rock that reminds me a bit of The Builders and the Butchers.

The 4onthefloor - Lionhearted - 4X4 (2011)
-          Debut full length.
-          Another stompin' bluesy rock artist.
-          RIYL: Seasick Steve and Hollowbelly
-          The feature 4 bass drums.

Tom Waits – Satisfied – Bad As Me (2011)
-          17th album and 1st since 2004. Album teaser video
-          One of the most prolific, innovative and talented songwriters ever.
-          First new music since 2006’s triple album release.
-          Also an actor.
-          Give me his first three albums and a desert island.

White Rabbits – Rudie Falls – It’s Frightening (2009)
-          2nd album.
-          Their debut album, had huge hype and acclaim.
-          I like this song better than anything I heard on their debut… promising start for what’s to come on the rest of the album.
-          Playing Radio Radio Dec 2nd

The War on Drugs – Needle In Your Eye #16 – Wagonwheel Blues (2008)
-          debut album… insanely good and equally well received
-          2nd full length out this year, Slave Ambient. 3 EPs out also.
-          Kurt was formerly the lead guitarist for them.
-          Playing Radio Radio Dec 6th.

Mark Mallman - You're Never Alone In New York (Featuring Craig Finn) - Invincible Criminal (2009)
-          9th of 10 albums.
-          Song featuring Craig Finn of the Hold Steady.
-          Minnesota musician… likely the reason he's worked with Craig Finn.

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