Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The U & U Show 324! The Year That Keeps Giving

Wise Blood : Target : id (2013)
-          Debut full length.
-          Debut EP, These Wings, was out in 2011.
-          Impressive blend of r&b/rap/singing vocals, drums, and samples.

Only Real : Blood Carpet : Only Real EP II (2013)
-          One of only several songs they've releaed.
-          Vocalist over a blend of classic indie rock and electronic music.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The U & U Show 323! Okkervil River Returns

Okkervil River : It Was My Season : The Silver Gymnasium (2013)
-          7th album, first not on JagJaguwar. Jumped to ATO Records.
-          Led by Will Sheff
-          The Stage Names, was one of best albums to come out in the time I've been obsessing over music on this show.

Wyatt Blair : Money, Honey… : BANANA CREAM DREAM (2013)
-          Debut album.
-          Loose fun upbeat garage rock along the lines of King Tuff.
-          Another undeniably solid release from Burger Records.
-          This song samples the guitar riff from a classic big beat rock song, that I can't place.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The U & U Show 322! Best Lyrics of the Year?

The National : Pink Rabbits : 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.

Majical Cloudz : I Do Sing For You : 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.

Monday, June 3, 2013

The U & U Show 321! New Band Crush = Heart-Ships

Heart-Ships : Spray Paint : EP1 (2013)       
-       Debut EP
-       Reminiscent of Modest Mouse and Frog Eyes.

The Dirty Banks : Bank Holiday : The Dirty Banks EP (2013)
-       Debut EP.
-       Bouncy, catchy, psych pop.