Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The U & U Show 335 | CMJ 2013 Preview #1

Lee Fields & The Expressions : Faithful Fan : Faithful Man (2012)
-          3rd album with the Expressions
-          Long-time soul singer
-          Playing CMJ 2013

Nick Waterhouse : I Can Only Give You Everything : Time’s All Gone (2012)
-          Debut album.
-          First official single came out in 2010.
-          Blues and soul singer songwriter.
-          Playing CMJ 2013

King Khan and The Shrines : So Wild : Idle No More (2013)
-          Forthcoming 5th album, out in Sept.
-          First Shrines album since 2008
-          Long time collaborator with Marc Sultan (AKA the BBQ Show)
-          One of my all-time favorite artists. The Supreme Genius of King Khan and His Shrines is one of the greatest albums.

Bill Callahan : Summer Painter : Dream River (2013)
-       5th solo album.
-       His 4th, Apocalypse, was one of the best albums of 2011.
-       Former leader of Smog.
-       His voice has so much warm, fatherly power. Fall and Winter don’t stand a chance.

Deer Tick : Mirror Walls : Negativity (2013)
-       5th album
-       ‘Divine Providence’ was their latest and 4th album. Plus 2012's Tim EP
-       The leader of Deer Tick, John McCauley, has been working on the Middle Brother and Diamond Rugs collaborative projects recently and making some brilliant music there.

San Fermin : Sonsick : San Fermin (2013)
-          Debut album.
-          Layered, Sufjan Stevens styled folk.

Dr. Dog : The Truth : B-Room (2013)
-          7th album
-          Soul and blues-infused rock.
-          Philly band

Diane Coffee : Tale of a Dead Dog : My Friend Fish (2013)
-          Debut full length from Foxygen’s drummer Shaun Fleming.
-          The second member of the wildly vintage psych band to test the solo waters.

Dustin Wong : Aura Peeled Off : Mediation of Ecstatic Energy (2013)
-          Former lead guitarist of Ponytail.
-          Wildly creative, eclectic instrumental album.

Fletcher C. Johnson : Pacific Blue : Salutations (2012)
-       2nd album. Made a significant number of best of '12 lists despite its small release.
-       He is quickly becoming one of my favorite go-to good mood musicians.
-       A truly fun, loose and uplifting highlight performance at SXSW.

Dune Rats : Stoner Pop : Smile EP (2013)
-       3rd EP. 2 Singles out as well.
-       Sloppy garage, REM-leaning act starting to carve out a name for themselves in a similar way as FIDLAR.
-       Tied for best act of CMJ 2012 with the Grizzled Mighty

Speedy Ortiz : Ka-Pow! (2013)
-          Single from April 2013.
-          2 full lengths and 2 EPs out as well.
-          Alt-indie rock. RIYL Waxahatchee.
-          Playing CMJ 2013

Menomena : Wet and Rusting : Friend and Foe (2007)
-          3rd album of 5.
-          One of the greatest albums created in my time as a lover of music.
-          Playing CMJ 2013
-          One of the most innovative bands going. Even after Brent Knopf left to form Ramona Falls.

Son Lux : Easy : Lanterns (2013)
-          3rd full length.
-          Project led by Ryan Lott. Collaborator with Sufjan Stevens and Arcade Fire.

Caught A Ghost : No Sugar In My Coffee (2013)
-       Debut EP, Nightworks, was out in Feb 2013
-       Single included on the HBO show’s soundtrack.
-       Modern electronic indie rock.
-       Reminds me a lot of the song ‘Grounds For Divorce’ by Elbow.
-       Playing CMJ 2013

Willis Earl Beal : Ain't Got No Love : 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.

Big Black Delta : Into the Night : Big Black Delta (2013)
-          2nd album. Debut out in 2011.
-          Reverb and synth-heavy 80’s pop.
-          RIYL Twin Shadow
-          Playing CMJ 2013

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