Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Unknown & Unheard Show 284!

Langhorne Slim & the Law : Past Lives : 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.

Japandroids : Younger Us : Celebration Rock (2012)
-          2nd album.
-          raucous anthem-filled post punk rock.
-          This song was released as a single in 2010, before this album was even an idea.
-          huge energy and distortion. You’ll want to see this song live and as loud as possible.
-          SXSW 2012

The Spyrals : Soul : The Spyrals EP (2012)
-          Debut EP. Also have a full length out this year.
-          Garage blues rock that will help fill in the space between Black Angels albums.

Black Whales : Vietnam : Vietnam Single (2012)
-          Latest single and available for free download on their BandCamp.
-          One full length as well.
-          Heavy, dark sound reminiscent of the Black Angels.

Perfume Genius : Dark Parts : Put Your Back N 2 It (2012)
-          2nd album
-          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!

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

Sun Kil Moon : King Fish : 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.

The Henry Clay People : Hide : Twenty-Five For the Rest of Our Lives (2012)
-          6th Album
-          Big energetic anthem rock band.
-          SXSW 2012

Crocodiles : Sunday : Endless Flowers (2012)
-          3rd album.
-          Lo-fi, post-punk, psych… a big mash up of styles.

Pow Wows : EIO (During The Flood) : Nightmare Soda (2011)
-          Debut full length.
-          Great fuzzy garage soul rock.

Teenagers : Sweet P. : Besides (2012)
-          Debut single.
-          Side project from the leader of Holy Mountain.

He's My Brother She's My Sister - What Goes On (The Beatles cover) - What Goes On Single (2012)
-          Latest single. Available on their BandCamp site.
-          One EP out in 2010 as well.
-          Catchy male/female folk pop group.

King Tuff : Keep On Movin' : King Tuff (2012)
-          2nd full length album
-          out of the Vermont
-          psychadelic/powerpop/rock… a little like T Rex vocals

Burnt Ones : Gonna Listen to T. Rex (All Night Long) : All Night Long 7" (2010)
-          Debut album
-          San Francisco band.
-          'Spirit in the Sky' vibe to these vintage sounding garage rockers.

Heavy Cream : The Jam : Super Treatment (2012)
-          2nd album. Debut was out in 2010
-          Ty Segall produced amped up rocker of an album.

Youth Lagoon : Montana : The Year of Hibernation (2011)
-          Debut full length
-          Recorded by 20 yr old Trevor Powers
-          Beachy (at times), spacey indie pop.

The National – The Rains of Castamere : Game of Thrones Season 2 OST (2012)
-          This song is from the medieval HBO show soundtrack.
-          Very haunting vocals showcased here.
-          Latest full length album was High Violet. First since 2007
-          They also had a hand in the production of the great ‘Dark Was The Night’ compilation.

Bon Iver : Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow) (John Prine cover) : Towers b/w Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow) (2012)
-          B-side on the single for ‘Towers’, a track from their 2nd album.
-          Had one of the most critically acclaimed debuts in the past ten years.
-          Led by Justin Vernon, formerly of DaYarmond Edison.
-          powerful live performer.

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