Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The U & U Show 349 | SXSW Preview Show #2

Sun Kil Moon : Richard Ramirez Died Today Of Natural Causes : Benji (2014)
-          6th LP
-          First Sun Kil Moon proper album since 2012’s superb LP, Among the Leaves.
-          Led by the most wonderfully sleepy vocals of Mark Kozelek.
-          SXSW 2014

The Hold Steady : I Hope This Whole Thing Didn't Frighten You : Teeth Dreams (2014)
-          6th full length, Teeth Dreams, is out March 25. First since 2010.
-          The Rags EP of covers was out ealier this year.
-          One of the greatest live bands I’ve ever seen.
-          SXSW 2014

Curtis Harding : Keep On Shining : Soul Power (2014)
-          Debut full length.
-          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)

Night Sun : On My Way : No Pressure b/w On My Way (2014)
-          Debut single.
-          Features Curtis Harding, 2 members of the Black Lips and one from Night Beats.
-          Curtis Harding's debut single was out last week.
-          More Burger Records Magic!

Fat White Family : Without Consent : Champagne Holocaust (2013)
-          Debut album.
-          UK band that reminds me of the young wilder, weirder Black Lips.
-          SXSW 2014

Burnt Ones : Spell Breakers : Gift (2014)
-          3rd full length album.
-          SXSW 2014

The Casket Girls : Sleepwalking : Sleepwalking (2013)
-          Debut album. 2nd is out in Feb 2014.
-          Gorgeously dark and fuzzy, slow-burning pop.
-          Project captained by Ryan Graveface of Black Moth Super Rainbow, Dreamend and Graveface Records. Features his standard eerie vibes.
-          SXSW 2014

The Echo-Friendly : Same Mistakes (single) (2011)
-          Most highly regarded song to date.
-          Feel like a slightly more polished and shoegaze-leaning version of Stephen McBean’s Pink Mountaintops.
-          SXSW 2014

James Vincent McMorrow : Outside, Digging : 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.
-          SXSW 2014

Elbow : New York Morning : The Taking Off and Landing of Everything (2014)
-          6th album
-          UK band that has previously won the Mercury Prize for best UK album

KRILL : Fresh Pond : Steve Hears Pile In Malden and Bursts Into Tears EP (2014)
-          Latest release.
-          2013’s Lucky Leaves was their 2nd full length.
-          Debut album, Alam No Hris, was out in 2011
-          Led by Ezra Furman's brother Jonah.

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

Dead Gaze : Rowdy Jungle : Brain Holiday (2013)
-          Latest of full length after a long string of minor releases..
-          Upbeat lo-fi garage pop.
-          SXSW 2014

Dead Ghosts : Roky Said : Can’t Get No (2013)
-          2nd full length.
-          Vintage, raucous late 60’s psych rock.
-          Another Burger Records band getting a lot of buzz.
-          SXSW 2014

Pond : Colouring The Streets : Spirit of Alaska OST (2014)
-          Soundtrack contribution.
-          5th full length album, Hobo Rocket, is their latest official release.
-          Features members of Tame Impala.
-          By far the greatest lead singer I saw at SXSW 2012. Young, tiny, wild aussie.

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