Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Unknown & Unheard Show 269! SXSW Preview 3 of 6!

Horse Feathers – Fit Against the Country – Cynic’s New Year (2012)
-          4th album.
-          If you like this band check out Rosemont Family Reunion
-          Blown away by live performance… a unique experience only rivaled by Iron & Wine
-          The songs are played so softly the crowd is almost silent focused on the music.
-          SXSW 2012

Ezra Furman - American Soil - The Year of No Returning (2012)
-          Debut solo album.
-          3 album albums with The Harpoons and numerous Best of the U & U selections!
-          One of the most talented and refreshing artists going.
-          Playing SXSW 2012

Field Music – (Keep Thinking About) A New Thing – Plumb (2012)
-          1st single from forthcoming 4th album.
-          Measure is their 3rd album and best so far.
-          Filled out their sound tremendously

Howlin Rain – Dark Side - The Russian Wilds (2012)
-          3rd album
-          2nd album, Magnificent Fiend, was out in 2008.
-          Another Jagjaguwar band.
-          Most energy of any live show I’ve ever seen.

Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds - The History of French Cuisine - Philosophy & Underwear (2011)
-          latest release from a former member of the Cramps and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.
-          Has an 70's psychedelic sound reminiscent of Frank Zappa.
-          SXSW 2012

Little Scream - Red Hunting Jacket - The Golden Record (2011)
-          Debut album
-          Eclectic, tempo-swinging, folk rock track.
-          SXSW 2012

Lanie Lane – What Do I Do? – To The Horses (2011)
-          Debut full length.
-          One of only a couple singles out from this Third Man Records artist
-          Rootsy rock highlighted with punches of Jack White’s signature guitar sounds.
-          SXSW 2012

First Aid Kit - King of the World (feat. Connor Oberst) - The Lion's Roar (2011)
-          2nd full length.
-          Swedish folk outfit.
-          They also have one EP out and a DayTrotter session well worth your time.

Tennis - It All Feels the Same - Young and Old (2012)
-          2nd single out off their 2nd Album
-          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 and playing SXSW 2012

Le Blorr - Boy You Need Jesus - Bim Bom EP
-          Debut EP
-          Bastard Lovechild of Rock n Roll
-          Hard rocking psych band from Florida.
-          Best new to the U & U band this week!
-          SXSW 2012

Band of Skulls - The Devil Takes Care of His Own - Sweet Sour (2012)
-          2nd album
-          UK alt-rock band that makes me think of JEFF the Brotherhood.
-          SXSW 2012

Moonface - Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips - With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery (2012)
-          Forthcoming 2nd album. First with Siinai as backing band
-          First full length was out last year, Organ Music.
-          Debut EP was out last year and was one 20+ minute track.
-          Wolf Parade's and Sunset Rubdown's Spencer Krug's solo project.

Shearwater – Immaculate - Animal Joy (2012)
-          7th album
-          6th album, Golden Archipelago was out in Feb of 2010
-          they pack so much intensity in their songs. No one sounds quite like them.
-          Austin band with ties to Okkervil River
-          Almost a voice you’d expect at the opera
-          Palo Santo is their best album.
-          SXSW 2012

You Won't - Three Car Garage - Skeptic Goodbye (2011)
-          Debut album
-          M. Ward and T. Rex feel to this track.
-          SXSW 2012

Mark Lanegan Band - Phantasmagoria Blues - Blues Funeral (2012)
-          Forthcoming effort from Mark Lanegan.
-          Man of many projects and styles… most of them dark.
-          Initially the leader of Seattle grunge band Screaming Trees.
-          Former member of QOTSA
-          Collaborations with: Greg Dulli in the Gutter Twins; Mark Lanegan & Isobel Campbell; Soulsavers.

I Am Oak - Gold and Porcelain - Snowstar Records Compilation (2009)
-          Contribution to their label's compilation.
-          2 EPs and 2 full lengths out as well.
-          SXSW 2012

J Roddy Walston and the Business – Used to Did - J Roddy Walston and the Business (2010)
-          Debut album
-          Baltimore band
-          Rock and roll feel to some of the tracks
-          Makes me think of Dr. Dog here.
-          SXSW 2012

The Henry Clay People – Something in The Water – For Cheap or For Free (2008)
-          2nd album… debut out in 2006
-          Some part of this band makes me thing the presidents of the USA. That is a very good thing!
-          Big energetic anthem rock
-          SXSW 2012

Japandroids – Young Hearts Spark Fire – Post-Nothing (2009)
-          Debut, critical praise is pouring down on this album.
-          raucous post punk rock
-          huge energy and distortion. You’ll want to see this song live and as loud as possible.
-          SXSW 2012

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