Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Unknown & Unheard Show 282!

Japandroids : The Nights of Wine and Roses : 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

JEFF the Brotherhood : Sixpack : Hypnotic Knights (2012)
-          Water warming EP fir their forthcoming full length Hypnotic Nights.
-          Jake & Jamin Orrall
-          Kraut punk rock. Harder, eclectic rock.
-          This album has a significantly increased pop feel to it… Early Weezer specifically at times.
-          Played SXSW and they lead singer & guitarist came out into the crowd, right in front of me and played a solo from his knees for me!
-          Formerly of the band Be Your Own Pet.
-          Playing Radio Radio in Indy June 25th.

Pujol : Mission From God : United States Of Being (2012)
-          2nd full length.
-          Daniel Pujol. Artist on Jack White's Third Man Records.
-          Rolling Stones vibes from this garage rocker.

King Tuff : Bad Thing : King Tuff (2012)
-          2nd full length album
-          out of the Vermont
-          psychadelic/powerpop/rock… a little like T Rex vocals

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.

The Tallest Man On Earth : 1904 : There's No Leaving Now (2012)
-          Forthcoming 3rd album.
-          Swedish singer/songwriter Kristian Matsson
-          Powerful voice.
-          2008 self-titled debut was very well received.

Perfume Genius : Rusty Chains (2012)
-          Recent live favorite that they've recorded a studio version of.
-          Released their superb 2nd album, Put Your Back N 2 It, earlier this year.
-          Debut album, Learning, was a massive critical hit.
-          Another easy and catchy piano track.
-          This week's band that is blowing up out of the blue. They are everywhere!

The Welcome Wagon : I Am Not Skilled To Understand : Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing EP (2012)   
-          Free downloadable new EP.
-          2 full lengths out as well.
-          Sufjan Stevens produced pastor and wife gospel folk duo.
-          Range from very Sufjan-inspired catchy indie folk to traditional church hymns.

River City Extension : If You Need Me Back In Brooklyn : Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger (2012)
-          2nd full length album. One EP out as well.
-          SXSW 2012

Hiss Golden Messenger : Jesus Shot Me In The Head : Poor Moon (2011)
-          2nd full length.
-          Great folk ballad.

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

Monophonics : Bang Bang : In Your Brain (2012)
-          3rd album.
-          Funk, soul and bluesy psych rock.

Sonny & the Sunsets : I See The Void : Longtime Companion (2012)
-          Forthcoming 3rd album.
-          Raven Sings The Blues is one of my favorite blogs when I want something raw, garage, psychedelic, bluesy or any combination of those in the form of a band no one knows about
-          Sonny Smith is the leader and has release more work under his given name.
-          'Death Cream' is probably my favorite track still from them. It's off their debut album, Tomorrow Is Alright.

New Ruins : Blackbird : This Life Is Not Ours To Keep (2011)
-          3rd full length.
-          Straight forward, enjoyable folk rock.

Yeasayer : Henrietta : Fragrant World (2012)
-          Brand new single released this past week.
-          Their 2nd album, Odd Blood, came out in 2010.
-          Best Band of Pitchfork Music Fest 2009 By Far!
-          Immensely layered quintet
-          Playing Cincinnati June 24th!

Young Circles : Sharp Teeth : Bones EP (2011)
-          Debut EP. Also 1 LP out in 2011.
-          Extremely interesting blend of styles. Freak folk, harder alt-rock, electronic and beat driven.
-          This one leans more towards the electronic side of things.

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