Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Unknown & Unheard Show 279!

Jack White : Blunderbuss : Blunderbuss (2012)
Jack White : Freedom at 21 : Blunderbuss (2012)
-          Debut solo album
-          First release since he announced the end of the White Stripes.
-          Just did a pretty funny interview and entertaining performance of ‘Freedom at 21’ on Colbert.

The Black Angels : She's Not There (Zombies cover) : Watch Out Boy b/w I'd Rather Be Lonely 7' (2012)
-          Record Store Day exclusive 7" single
-          One of the greatest performers at SXSW 2011 & 2012
-          Forthcoming album sometime this year
-          First full length album, Passover, came out in 2006
-          Formed in 2004 in Austin, TX
-          Playing Cincinnati Thu, August 9th!

Ty Segall Band : Wave Goodbye : Slaughterhouse (2012)
-          First album under this title. Features usually collaborator, Mikal Cronin.
-          San Fran 60’s psych/garage rock leader.
-          Just released a new collaborative album with the band White Fence called Hair.

Diamond Rugs : Motherland : Diamond Rugs (2012)
-          Debut release from garage/folk supergroup featuring Deer Tick's John McCaualey, Ian Saint Pe of the Black Lips and Hardy Morris from Dead Confederate.
-          An appropriately titled first single from a band who says their name is a play on the phase ‘I’m on drugs.’
-          SXSW 2012

The Lumineers : Ho Hey : The Lumineers (2012)
-          Debut full length.
-          Playing Conan May 7th
-          Playing Radio Rado May 25th for $10!

Alcoholic Faith Mission : Alaska : Ask Me This (2012)
-          4th album. The ‘And the Running with Insanity’ EP is excellent as well.
-          Extremely eclectic band from Denmark, Sweden.
-          Played SXSW 2011

Suckers : Figure It Out : Candy Salad (2012)
-          2nd full length
-          Eclectic rock that might could be RIYL Wolf Parade or Menomena. (I do)
-          Debut EP and LP each received Best of the U & U honors.
-          SXSW 2012.

Ramona Falls : Divide by Zero : Prophet (2012)
-          Led by Brent Knopf, formerly of Menomena.
-          This was the track I was wanting to hear again most after their SXSW performance.
-          SXSW 2012

Felix : Oh Thee 73 : Oh Holy Molar (2012)
-          Forthcoming 2nd album.
-          'Where Is My Dragon?' is a really tremendous older track from their debut 2009 album ‘You Are the One I Pick.’

Sun Kil Moon : That Bird Has A Broken Wing : Among the Leaves (2012)
-          5th full length
-          Mark Kozelek's main band.
-          First album was comprised of all AC/DC reworkings. 2nd was all Modest Mouse. Both are great.

Advance Base : New Gospel : A Shut Ins Prayer (2012)
-          Owen Ashworth, formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.
-          Debut under this alias.

Moonface : Lay Your Cheek On Down : With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery (2012)
-          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.

Spiritualized : Headin' For The Top Now : Sweet Heart Sweet Light (2012)
-          7th album since 1992!
-          first since 2008.
-          Big time success in the UK.