Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Unknown & Unheard Show 281!



Japandroids : Evil's Sway : Celebration Rock (2012)
-          2nd album.
-          raucous anthem-filled post punk rock
-          huge energy and distortion. You’ll want to see this song live and as loud as possible.
-          SXSW 2012



The Black Box Revelation : High On A Wire : My Perception (2012)
-          Debut full length
-          One 2011 EP out as well.
-          Belgian duo bringing heavy guitar blues rock. Think Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and The Black Keys.



Lord Buffalo : Cold Bones : Lord Buffalo EP (2012)
-          Debut EP
-          Austin, TX band.
-          Experimental folk rock.
-          Sounds like a folk infused blend of Timber Timbre & Wilderness.



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



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



Hunx And His Punx : Let Me In : Hairdresser Blues (2012)
-          3rd album
-          Debut album out in 2011.
-          Vintage garage and surf rockers



Diamond Rugs : Hightail : 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



Guided By Voices : Class Clown Spots a UFO : Class Clown Spots a UFO (2012)
-          2nd GBV album of 2012.
-          First album with the recently reunited 'classic lineup' since 1996 was out early this year.
-          I have been kicking myself for a week now that I've realized I've missed a rare chance to see this band live!
-          The prolific Robert Pollard's primary outfit.



Chappo : Petrified Sand : Plastique Universe II: Pisces Princess (2011)
-          2nd EP
-          Debut full length was out May 15th
-          Download this EP for free on their BandCamp AND get a track off their new LP by checking their Official Site!



Parlovr - You Only Want It 'Cause You're Lonely : Kook Soul (2012)
-          2nd album
-          Debut out in 2008… re-released in 2010.
-          Wolf Parade/Suckers anthem feel.



Tu Fawning : Anchor : A Monument (2012)
-          2nd full length album
-          Portland, OR band.



Bravestation : Tides of the Summit : Giants & Dreamers (2012)
-          Debut full length!
-          Also have a 2010 debut EP.
-          It’s about time Yeasayer fans have another band addressing their needs.



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



Richard Hawley : Leave Your Body Behind You : Standing At The Sky's Edge (2012)
-          8th album
-          Hugely successful in the UK
-          Brings a sound reminiscent of Mark Lanegan



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



Blithe Field : Mistakes : Art Week 2012 Unlimited Free Milkshakes Compilation (2012)
-          Contribution to the label's sampler.
-          19 year old from Ohio.
-          Ambient/electronic/looping/sample-heavy arrangements.