Thursday, October 24, 2013

The U & U Show 338 | CMJ 2013 Recap

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

Nick Waterhouse : Some Place : Time’s All Gone (2012)
-          Debut album.
-          First official single came out in 2010.
-          Blues and soul singer songwriter.
-          Playing CMJ 2013


Courtney Barnett : History Eraser : The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas (2013)
-          Release of her first two EPs.
-          Alt-indie rock that makes me think of Petty, Dylan and Joan Osborne.
-          25 year old from Australia.
-          CMJ 2013

Wooden Wand & the World War IV : Someday This Child Will Die : Wooden Wand & the World War IV (2013)
-       2nd album of 2013.
-       Blood Oaths of the New Blues is still one of the year’s most impressive releases.

Kurt Vile : Feel My Pain : Wakin On A Pretty Daze: it's a big world out there (and i am scared) EP (2013)
-       Deluxe re-release of his incredible 5th album. Added and bonus EP.
-       Former guitarist for the War On Drugs.
-       The opening track on this album, 'Wakin on a Pretty Day,' might be the year's best so far.
-       He said he was inspired by the album Tusk when making this album.

Papa : I Am The Lion King : Tender Madness (2013)
-       Debut full length (FINALLY).
-       Led by the drummer of Girls.
-       Responsible for some of the most undeniably catchy songs of the past two years.
-       Playing CMJ 2013

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. : Dark Water : The Speed of Things (2013)
-       2nd full length. Right off the heels of its teaser Patterns EP.
-       Their 2010 debut EP garnered them a lot of good reviews.
-       The best live band going right now.
-       CMJ 2013

Pattern is Movement : Untitled (How Does It Feel?) : Suckling b/w Untitled (How Does It Feel?) (2013)
-          Latest single.
-          Electronic indie pop with layered vocals that falls somewhere between Menomena and Maps & Atlases.
-          CMJ 2013

Solids : Fog Friends : Fog Friends b/w Blown Out (2011)
-          One of three minor releases leading up to their 2013 debut LP, Blame Confusion.
-          Montreal post-punk rock band.. Think Japandroids with less shouting.
-          CMJ 2013

Palehound : I Get Clean : Bent Nail EP
-       Debut EP
-       NY-based band led by Ellen Kempner. Also released music as Kempa and with Cheerleader.
-       RIYL Waxahatchee.

Wymond Miles : Night Drives : Cut Yourself Free (2013)
-          2nd full length album
-          Debut was a big critical hit at the end of 2012.
-          Guitarist from the Fresh & Onlys.
-          On the continually more impressive label, Sacred Bones.

Menomena : The Pelican : 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 : Rising : We Are Rising (2011)
-          2nd full length. 3rd, Lanterns, is out Tuesday.
-          Project led by Ryan Lott. Collaborator with Sufjan Stevens and Arcade Fire.

Frog Eyes : Claxxon’s Lament : Carey’s Cold Spring (2013)
-          8th album.
-          Eclectic and innovative alt indie rock band led by Carey Mercer.
-          Spencer Krug (Sunset Rubdown, Wolf Parade, Moonface) was a former member.
-          Most similar to the sound of Sunset Rubdown.

Ezra Furman : Day of the Dog : Day of the Dog (2013)
-          5th album.
-          Formerly went by Ezra Furman and the Harpoons.
-          Playing CMJ 2013

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