Wednesday, January 29, 2014

U & U Show 348 | Hold Steady & SXSW Preview Show #1

The Hold Steady : I Gotta Get Drunk (Willie Nelson cover) : Rags EP (2014)
-          EP of covers paying tribute to
-          6th full length, Teeth Dreams, is out March 25. First since 2010.
-          One of the greatest live bands I’ve ever seen.

Kevin Drew : Back Out On The… : Spirit If… (2007)
-          Debut LP. 2nd, Darlings, is out soon.
-          One of the most talented solo artists in the big group of Canadians that comprise Broken Social Scene.
-          SXSW 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The U & U Show 347 | Winston's Back & Curtis Arrives

Night Beds : Head For the Hills (2014)
-          2nd album. 1st single.
-          Released one of the most gorgeous albums of 2013, Country Sleep.
-          Led by Winston Yellen.

Curtis Harding : Next Time (single) (2014)
-          Only the 2nd of two singles (and one was a VU cover)
-          Incredibly promising soul singer that’s readying one of the albums I’m most excited for.
-          Played with Cee-Lo and, currently, with members of the Black Lips in a band called Night Sun (also readying a debut EP)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The U & U Show 346 | This Girl Band's Got Me Excited

James Vincent McMorrow : Cavalier : Post Tropical (2014)
-          2nd LP. One EP as well.
-          More R&B infused album than his previous work.
-          Slightly mellower style of folk that Bon Iver, but definitely some crossover.

Wet : Dreams : Wet EP (2013)
-          Debut EP.
-          Falls somewhere between Fiona Apple’s latest release and the XX.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The U & U Show 345 | Let's Do It Again!

Solids : Whatevers and Neverminds : Generic Dogs EP (2010)
-          Debut EP. Two singles out as well.
-          Debut LP is out in early 2014
-          This is one of the albums I’m most highly anticipating in 2014.
-          Montreal post-punk rock band.. Think Japandroids with less shouting.
-          CMJ 2013

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks : Houston Hades : Wig Out at Jagbags (2014)
-          6th album with the Jicks
-          Leader of the incredibly influential indie band Pavement.
-          2008’s Real Emotional Trash is one of my all-time favorite albums.