Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Unknown & Unheard Show 280!



Langhorne Slim & the Law : The Way We Move : The Way We Move (2012)
-          First album with backing band The Law.
-          Great first single that you can get for free on his site.
-          Passionate and exciting live performer.



Cold Specks : Holland : I Predict A Graceful Expulsion (2012)
-          Forthcoming full length debut
-          Powerful rough female vocalist.
-          RIYL The Head and the Heart
-          An awesome video for this track can be found HERE.



Josh Ritter : Galahad (2012)
-          Free song available for download off his Official Site.
-          One of my favorite folk singer songwriters.



The Black Angels : Watch Out Boy : 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!



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



Hunx And His Punx : Lovers Lane : Too Young To Be In Love (2011)
-          Debut album.
-          Vintage garage and surf rockers
-          Turning to 50's and 60's doo-wop here.



Fidlar : Got No Money : Don't Try EP (2012)
-          2nd EP. One EP out in 2011.
-          Rough garage rick with a bit of surf rock.
-          So glad to see these guys getting a bit of publicity.
-          FIDLAR = Fuck It Dude Life’s A Risk.
-          SXSW 2012



Diamond Rugs : Blue Mountains : 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.
-          Their name is a play on the phase ‘I’m on drugs.’
-          This is a track that you either love or hate… either way it will be stuck in your head.
-          SXSW 2012



Bobby Bare, Jr. : Bullet Through My Teeth (Fast) : Unreleased and Free (2011)
-          Brand new album out yesterday!
-          Nashville folk rock artist, son of country music legend Bobby Bare.



Scott H. Biram - Time Flies : Something's Wrong/Lost Forever (2009)
-          6th full length of 7.
-          Texas one man band styled artist. I think I’m on a kick.
-          RIYL Seasick Steve,



Suckers : Roses : 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.



Spiritualized : I Am What I Am : Sweet Heart Sweet Light (2012)
-          7th album since 1992!
-          first since 2008.
-          Big time success in the UK.



Alcoholic Faith Mission : Throw Us To The Wolves : 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



Maps & Atlases : Remote and Dark Years : Beware and Be Grateful (2012)
-          1st single from forthcoming full length.
-          Chicago experimental folk outfit.
-          Played SXSW 2011 and playing 2012



Workout : I Wanna Die With You : Workout (2012)
-          Debut full length.
-          Huge Queen sound.



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.
-          This is the most frantic track I’ve ever heard by them.
-          Opening for St. Vincent tomorrow! 5/10/12.



Blithe Field : In the Moonlight : Warm Blood (2012)
-          3rd full length
-          19 year old from Ohio.
-          Ambient/electronic/looping/sample-heavy arrangements.