Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The U & U Show 320!

Heart-Ships : Heart of a Wrestler (2010)    
-       Early single that builds into one of the most powerful new-to-me tracks in a very long time.
-       Debut EP, EP1 was out this year.
-       Reminiscent of Modest Mouse and Frog Eyes.

Weaves : Hulahoop (2013)
-          Debut demo single.
-          Swaggering off-kilter heavy power.
-          Formerly members of the band RatTail.
-          Download this for free from their BandCamp.

The National : Graceless : 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.

Typhoon : Dreams Of Cannibalism : White Lighter (2013)
-          3rd full length
-          10-14 piece indie rock band from Portland
-          Download this song for free from their Official Site.

Kovacs and the Polar Bear : Dandelion : Second Sister (2011)
-          Debut album as far as I can tell.
-          Remind me a bit of my favorite Vietnam songs.
-          Go get three free tracks from their album on their BandCamp

Majical Cloudz : Bugs Don’t Buzz : Impersonator (2013)
-          Debut full length.
-          Debut EP was 2012’s Turns Turns Turns.
-          Intense and completely engrossing band I caught as an opener for Youth Lagoon.

Scout Niblett : Second Chance Dreams : It’s Up To Emma (2013)
-          6th album
-          Contributed one of the highlights on the Jason Molina Tribute Compilation.
-          Debut release was a split single with Songs:Ohia.
-          Slow building, strong, dark, snarling rock.

Grim Tower : Soft Séance : Anarchic Breezes (2013)
-          Debut collaboration from former YYY's member Imaad Wasif and Black Mountain & Pink Mountaintops' Stephen McBean
-          Dark psych blues folk.

Way Yes : Don't Give Up : Tog Pebbles (2013)
-       Debut full length.
-       One of the year’s releases I’m most excited for.
-          Walkability, was out in 2012 and featured the hypnotically amazing track 'Important.'
-          If you like this band look up the Listening Party. Also reminiscent of mellower Yeasayer and Yellow Ostrich.
-          CMJ 2012

Wise Blood : The Lion : These Wings (2011)
-          Debut EP.
-          Debut full length, id, is out soon.
-          Impressive blend of r&b/rap/singing vocals, drums, and samples.

Har Mar Superstar : Late Night Morning Light : 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.

Sonny and The Sunsets : Dark Corners : Antenna to the Afterworld (2013)
-       4th album
-       His 3rd, Longtime Companion, was a highlight folk album up 2012.
-       He also has a project where he's come up with 100 fictional bands and recording a song as each of them. Full explanation here.

Mikal Cronin : I’m Done Running From You : MCII (2013)
-       2nd album, just came out. S/t solo debut out in 2011.
-       Also in a surf-punk band called the Moonhearts & Ty Segall's backing band, just like Ty's in Mikal's band.

Grape St. : Kawnee : A Date With You (2012)
-       Debut full length
-       Off shoot of the band Harlem. As is Lace Curtains!
-       Name your price for this album on their BandCamp.
-       Stream


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