Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The U & U Show 294! CMJ Recapped!

Titus Andronicus : In The Big City : Local Business (2012)
-          3rd album.
-          2nd album The Monitor was my pick for best album of 2010 and one of my all time favorites.
-          A Rolling Stone ‘Best new band of 2010’ even though their debut came out in 2008.
-          SXSW 2012

Ty Segall : The Hill : Twins (2012)
-          3rd full length of 2012 from this ultra-prolific artist.
-          Fuzzy nd energetic blast of garage sounds from usual San Fran collaborators.
-          San Fran 60’s psych/garage rock leader.
-          Mikal Cronin is also in his backing band.
-          There are few people I have a bigger musical crush on than these two.

DUNE RATS! : Pogo : Social Atoms EP (2011)
-          Latest single. 2 2011 EPs.
-          Sloppy garage, REM-leaning act starting to carve out a name for themselves in a similar way as FIDLAR.
-          Tied for best act of CMJ 2012 with the Grizzled Mighty

The Grizzled Mighty : Let You Know : The Grizzled Mighty (2012)
-          Debut full length.
-          Huge Seasick Steve and Black Keys sound. Mean blues rock.
-          Tied for best act of CMJ 2012 with Dune Rats

Friend Roulette : On Her Own Tonight : Hi, Hello EP (2012)
-          2nd EP
-          Brooklyn based band that was a extremely pleasant surprise.
-          Feature a violin and clarinet, male and female singers and very intracate songs.

Twerps : Don't Be Surprised : Twerps (2011)
-          Debut Album
-          A spacey brand of indie pop.
-          CMJ 2012

Foxygen : Make It Known : Take the Kids Off Broadway (2011)
-          Debut album that was just rereleased after Jagjaguwar signed them.
-          Funkier Rolling Stones feel.
-          CMJ 2012

Poor Moon : Birds : Poor Moon (2012)
-          Debut full length.
-          Debut EP was entitled Illusion.
-          Features two members of the Fleet Foxes and has the sound of the first 2 Fleet Foxes EPs.

Mal Blum : Baltimore : Every Time You Go Somewhere (2010)
-          3rd Album. 1 EP as well.
-          NY folk singer songwriter
-          CMJ 2012

Wild Cub : Jonti : Youth (2012)
-          Debut album
-          Led by singer/songwriter/film score composer Keegan DeWitt and Nashville musician Jeremy Bullock.
-          RIYL NewVillager

Way Yes : Singing : Walkability (2012)
-          Debut full length.
-          If you like this band look up the Listening Party. Also reminiscent of mellower Yeasayer and Yellow Ostrich.
-          CMJ 2012

Born Ruffians : Five Years (David Bowie cover) : Paper Bag Records VS The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (2012)
-          Compilation of Bowie covers from Paper Bag Records artists.

Savages : Flying To Berlin : Flying To Berlin b/w Husbands (single) (2012)
-          Latest single. Full length debut is still yet to be officially announced.
-          London-based female post-punk group that was the 'Have you seen ___ yet?' at CMJ 2012.

Slam Donahue : I Turn On : Hemlock Tea EP (2012)
-          2nd EP. Both out in 2012
-          Their older EP has a little fuzzier sound than this one.
-          CMJ 2012

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