Monday, July 16, 2012

Beautiful Sound

I just met Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders' 3rd album, Hurtsville. You should too. RIYL: Nick Cave

Sunday, July 15, 2012

New Tame Impala!

Everything these Australians have put out so far has been tremenedous. They bring a really refreshing brand of once thought to be lost psych rock. Plus the album and live performance from their member-overlapping act POND blew me away at SXSW 2012.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The U & U Show 288! Then a hiatus to pack, move and get back after it!

Langhorne Slim & the Law : Song For Sid : 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.
-          Playing Radio Radio Saturday, July 21st

Sic Alps : Glyphs : Sic Alps (2012)
-          5th album. Out Sept 11.
-          4th album out back in January
-          San Fran garage/noise pop band led by Mike Donovan.

Michael Rault : I Want To Love You : EP (2012)
-          Forthcoming EP. Download this single for free on his Official Site!
-          2 albums out as well.
-          Sloppy energetic vintage rock

Ty Segall Band : Mary Ann : Slaughterhouse (2012)
-          Opening track from this, the 1st album under the moniker Ty Segall Band.
-          Features usual collaborator, Mikal Cronin.
-          San Fran 60’s psych/garage rock leader.
-          Just released a new collaborative album with the band White Fence called Hair.

Buffalo Killers : Hey Girl : Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. (2012)
-          4th album
-          Cincinnati band… psyched out 70's blues rock.

Sonny & the Sunsets : Year of the Cock : Longtime Companion (2012)
-          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.

Fiona Apple : Anything We Want : The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (2012)
-          Highly touted, first album in years.
-          Incredibly powerful vocal performance on this album.

Denver : The Way It Is : Denver (2012)
-          Debut album.
-          Portland group consisting of members of Blitzen Trapper.
-          Dusty country rock.

Communist Daughter : Speed Of Sound (EP Remix) : Lions & Lambs EP (2012)
-          Latest EP. Also one EP out in 2010.
-          Led by recovering alcoholic John Solomon and his fiancĂ© who helped him through his addiction.

Joe Gideon & The Shark : True Nature : Harum Scarum (2012)
-          2nd album
-          Brother and sister duo from London.
-          Big Lou Reed vibe on the vocals. Doors & Nick Cave, too.

Sam Flax : Backwards Fire : Age Waves (2012)
-          Debut full length. One EP out as well.
-          Catchy, fuzzy, eclectic psych rock.
-          For fans of Kurt Vile's heavier tracks.

Here We Go Magic : How Do I Know : A Different Ship (2012)
-          3rd album. Also one EP
-          Upbeat indie pop.
-          This one sounds like My Morning Jacket light.

Warm Speakers : The World Around You : Mezcal Noon EP (2011)
-          debut album.
-          Gritty, lo-fi 80's pop.

LCD Soundsystem – All My Friends – Sound of Silver (2005)
-          2nd album of 3 from the James Murphy led outfit.
-          Band known for successfully tapping into many different genres: dance, rock, indie, dicso.
-          They are responsible for what many critics consider some of the greatest songs of the past decade: All My Friends and Someone Great.
-          Recently playing their last shows in NYC. I caught the first one! Was amazing!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Video : Spiritualized : Little Girl

This album is so powerful, even before you take in the two stunning videos it has spawned. This is the second.