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.

Black Lips : Boys in the Wood : Underneath the Rainbow (2014)
-          7th studio album.
-          Recorded with the help of the Black Keys’ Patrick Carney and blues and soul man Charles Bradley.
-          1st release since 2011’s incredible Arabia Mountain.
-          SXSW 2014

The Dead Weather : Open Up (That's Enough) (2013)
-          Latest single released to members of Jack White’s Third Man Records’ members.
-          No rumors of a 3rd album yet.
-          Glad to see Jack White is still recording with this outfit featuring Alison Mosshart from the Kills.

EMA : Satellites : The Future’s Void (2014)
-          1st single from forthcoming 3rd album.
-          2011’s Past Life Martyred Saints gained her mounds and mounds of critical and indie praise.
-          Erika M Anderson

Night Beds : Night Beds : Night Beds EP (2008)
-          Debut EP
-          Released one of the most gorgeous albums of 2013, Country Sleep.
-          Led by Winston Yellen.

James Vincent McMorrow : Red Dust : 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.

Yellow Ostrich : Shades : Cosmos (2014)
-          3rd (maybe 4th?) album.
-          Led by Alex Schaaf.
-          A little more Racounteurs/Brendan Benson rock feel to this track.

Songs: Ohia : Just Be Simple (Demo) : The Magnolia Electric Co. 10 Year Anniversary (2013)
-          Expanded re-release of possibly Jason Molina’s greatest work.
-          This is a demo from the bonus disc of demos added to this edition.
-          Released following his death earlier in the year.
-          Secretly Canadian release.

Death Vessel : Ilsa Drown : Island Intervals (2014)
-          5th album.
-          Experimental folk band led by Joel Thibodeau teaming with Sigur Ros’s Jonsi here.

Laura Marling : Master Hunter : Once I Was An Eagle (2013)
-          4th album.
-          3 of her first 4 albums were nominated for the Mercury Prize (Best UK Album)
-          Folk songwriter from the UK.

Streets of Laredo : Laredo : Streets of Laredo Vol. 2 (2013)
-          2nd EP
-          Download the EP for free from their Official Site.
-          New Zealand indie folk.
-          CMJ 2013

Natural Child : Saturday Night Blues : Dancin’ With Wolves (2014)
-          4th full length album.
-          Also contributed to a brilliant Burger Records tribute compilation album covering Velvet Underground’s White Light/White Heat.
-          Their southern rock drawl is makes for an incredibly enjoyable take on the title track.

Smith Westerns : 3 AM Spiritual : Soft Will (2013)
-          3rd album
-          This is a band that I’ve not been overly impressed with up until I heard this song.

The Memories : The Gift : Burger Records White Light/White Heat (2013)
-          The longest song by about 4 times over from this fun, loose, laid back sloppy garage rock set.
-          Brilliant tribute compilation album covering Velvet Underground’s White Light/White Heat.

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