Thursday, July 11, 2013

The U & U Show 326! | These Twin City Kisses...

The Hold Steady : Stuck Between Stations : Boys and Girls In America (2006)
-          3rd album.
-          5th and latest full length was 2011's Heaven Is Whenever.
-          Lead singer Craig Finn released his solo debut in 2012.
-          This is one of the best bands we are lucky enough to enjoy in their prime.

Surf City : Kudos : Kudos (2010)
-          Debut Full length album
-          New Zealand band.
-          Fuzzy, psychedelic guitar pop.


King Krule : Easy Easy : Six Feet Beneath the Moon (2013)
-          Full length debut. 1 EP out.
-          Aka Archy Marshal… formerly Zoo Kid
-          18 year old British singer/songwriter.
-          Unique vocals highlight the musically restrained tracks.

DeYarmond Edison : We : Silent Signs (2005)
-          2 album of 2. 1 EP as well.
-          One of Justin Vernon’s (most notably of Bon Iver) first bands.
-          A forefather band of everything folky and good that’s come from the Eau Claire music scene.
-          Its members spawned Bon Iver, Megafaun and Field Report

Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros : Better Days : Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros (2013)
-          3rd full length.
-          Also did one solo album under the moniker Alexander.

Thao Nguyen & the Get Down Stay Down : Brand New Key (Melanie) : We The Common 7” (2013)
-          Cover of Melanie, who was a folk and pop singer most popular in the early 70’s.
-          This was a b-side for a single off their 4th album.
-          Also one collab album with Mirah called Thao & Mirah.

Scud Mountain Boys : Double Bed : Do You Love the Sun (2013)
-          4th full length
-          First album since reforming after disbanding in 1997.
-          Sounds like a mellow folk-leaning blend of Wilco and Robert Pollard.

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

Robert Pollard : Flash Gordon Style : Honey Locust Honky Tonk (2013)
-          19th solo album
-          Just released his 20th-ish with Guided By Voices earlier in 2013
-          Also currently releasing music with the Boston Spaceships.

Bahamas : Please Forgive My Heart (Bobby Womack) : iTunes Session (2013)
-          Cover of Bobby Womack who was an R & B and soul musician starting from the late 60’s.
-          Bahamas was one of the highlights for me at SXSW ‘12
-          RIYL: Josh Ritter
-          Their sound is sweetened so much by the female back up soulful singers.

Shannon And The Clams : Rip Van Winkle : Dreams in the Rat House (2013)
-          3rd album.
-          Great fuzzy, doo-wop, 3 piece garage band.
-          Very effectively warmed the waters for Mikal Cronin.

Fuzz : Loose Sutres : Fuzz (2013)
-          Debut full length.
-          Latest project from the ever-prolific Ty Segall
-          Heavier psych blues sound here than his usual style.

Joseph Childress : Leaving the Barren Ground ; Split ("Tower") 7" (2009)
-          One of his first singles.
-          Readying his debut solo album, from which I played his new single last week.
-          Folk song writer along the lines of Tallest Man on Earth.

The Builders and the Butchers : Blood Runs Cold : Western Medicine (2013)
-          5th album
-          Tense energy can be felt through out their music.
-          Great live band!

PHOX : Sister : Friendship (2012)
-          Debut full length.
-          Latest release was 2013’s Confetti EP.
-          A smoky, soulful female led indie pop/folk with a bit of orchestral instrumentation.

David Lynch : I’m Waiting Here (Feat. Lykke Li) : The Big Dream (bonus track) (2013)
-          Bonus track from 2nd full length album.
-          This album has really surprised me… and really made me want to watch Twin Peaks and/or Blue Velvet.
-          One of the weirdest, most intriguing artists in film is not wasting your time in music here.

Wise Blood : 0.01$ : id (2013)
-          Debut full length.
-          Debut EP, These Wings, was out in 2011.
-          Impressive blend of r&b/rap/singing vocals, drums, and samples.

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