Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The U & U Show 329 | Willis Weighs In On Best of '13

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

Pond : Whatever Happened to the Million Head Collide : Hobo Rocket (2013)
-          5th full length album. First of 2 announced 2013 albums.
-          Features members of Tame Impala.
-          By far the greatest lead singer I saw at SXSW. Young, tiny, wild aussie.

AroarA : #9 : In the Pines (2013)
-       Debut full length. Also an EP of the same name.
-       Side project of Broken Social Scene

Willis Earl Beal : Too Dry To Cry : Nobody Knows (2013)
-       2nd full length.
-       Debut was lo-fi, unflattering and didn't show off his insanely powerful voice.
-       Big time comparisons to Tom Waits.

Tom Waits : Make It Rain : Real Gone (2004)
-       15th album
-       Latest album was Bad As Me, his 16th LP
-       One of the most prolific, innovative and talented songwriters ever.
-       Also an actor.
-       Give me his first three albums and a desert island.

J Mascis : Fade Into You (Mazzy Star cover) (2013)
-          New single release with a new shoe he helped design.
-          Latest solo album was 2011's brilliant Several Shades of Why.
-          Dinosaur Jr. leader.
-          Played SXSW and was a major surprise.

Jagwar Ma : Man I Need : Howlin (2013)
-       Debut LP
-       Australian band
-       Alt-indie dance rock band.

ARMS : Comfort : EP 2 (2013)
-          Latest release.
-          2nd album was 2011's Summer Skills
-          Harlem Shakes' member Todd Goldstein.
-          The song Tiger Tamer from their debut album is a brilliant track

Divine Fits : Ain't That the Way : Chained to Love b/w Ain't That the Way (2013)
-       Latest single.
-       Debut collaborative album from Spoon's Britt Daniel and Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs' Dan Boeckner was out in 2012 and entitled, A Thing Called the Divine Fits.
-       One of the highlights of SXSW 2013.

Robert Pollard : Circus Green Machine : 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.

Hunx & His Punx : Mud In Your Eyes : Street Punk (2013)
-       4th album.
-       Another bay area garage punk band.
-       Album features a collaboration with Shannon and the Clams’ Shannon.

Cloud Control : Gold Canary : Bliss Release (2010)
-       Debut album
-       2nd album is out soon.
-       Australian band that reminds me a lot of Youth Lagoon with less synth and more of a traditional indie rock sound.

Lou Reed : Street Hassle : Street Hassle (1978)
-       8th solo album.
-       This album was shook off the gritty glam rock a bit and took aim at something bigger.
-       That's Bruce Springsteen contributing a verse at the end as well. He was in the process of recording his greatest album (in my opinion), Darkness On the Edge of Town.

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