Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The U & U Show 316! Post Record Store Day

Cold Specks : Restless : When the City Lights Dim (single) (2013)
-          Latest single.
-          Powerful rough female vocalist.
-          An awesome video for the track 'Holland' can be found HERE.

The National : Don’t Swallow the Cap : Trouble Will Find Me (2013)
-          6th album
-          One of two lead singles out now.
-          Has the vibe of their last full length album, 2010's High Violet.


Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. : Dark Water : Patterns EP (2013)
-          Full length debut.
-          Their 2010 debut EP garnered them a lot of good reviews.
-          Playing the White Rabbit Cabaret Friday, June 17th

Har Mar Superstar : Prisoner : Bye Bye 17 (2013)
-          5th album.
-          This album is supposed to be more soul infused. That is clear on this track.
-          Short chubby Ron Jeremy look-a-like with an incredible voice and stage presence.
-          Contributed to the Gayngs album, with Justin Vernon among others.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs : Mosquito : Mosquito (2013)
-          4th album.
-          Debut full length, Fever To Tell, is one of the greatest albums in recent history.
-          Karen O is the lead singer and has one of the best voices in any genre.

Kurt Vile : Pure Pain : Wakin On A Pretty Daze (2013)
-          5th album.
-          Former guitarist for the War On Drugs.
-          The opening track on this album, 'Wakin on a Pretty Day,' might be the year's best so far.
-          He said he was inspired by the album Tusk when making this album.

Frank Turner : Recovery : Tape Deck Heart (2013)
-          5th album
-          Formerly of the English punk rock band Million Dead

Battleme : Trouble : Battleme (2012)
-          Debut full length
-          Solo project from Matt Drenik of Lions

Scout Niblett : Cabwaylingo : Weary Engine Blues (2013)
-          The is one of the highlights on the Jason Molina Tribute Compilation.
-          6th is on its way. It's Up To Emma.
-          Debut release was a split single with Songs:Ohia.
-          Slow building, strong, dark, snarling rock.

Scott Rudd : Things That I’m Not : Lonely Life (2010)
-          Debut album.
-          Released two singles in 2012 as well.
-          NYC based folk musician.

Golden Gunn : The Sun Comes a Purple Diamond : Golden Gunn (2013)
-          Record Store Day collaboration between Hiss Golden Messenger and Steve Gunn.

Wall of Death : Marble Blues : Main Obsession (2012)
-          Debut album.
-          Cool video for this song. Check it out here.
-          Black Angels heavy blues psych rock sound.

Tame Impala : Wander : Tame Impala EP (2008)
-          Debut EP just rereleased for Record Store Day 2013.
-          Fuzzier and lower fidelity, but you can still feel their creative, exciting psych rock.

Ty Segall : The Motivator : Ty Rex 2 (2013)
-          Record Store Day 2013 release. Follow up to his 2011 RSD release, Ty Rex.
-          Fuzzy and 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.

The Thermals : The Howl of the Wind : Desperate Ground (2013)
-          6th album.
-          High energy indie punk rock band.

Guided By Voices : Flunky Minnows : English Little League (2013)
-          20th album… I think.
-          Easily one of the most prolific bands and song writers, Robert Pollard.

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