Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The U & U Show 355 | 14 New Albums Worth Your While

Future Islands : A Song for Our Grandfathers : Singles (2014)
-       4th full length. Out March 25.
-       Upbeat beach pop with more power here than ever before.
-       Baltimore band.
-       Best of SXSW 2014

The War On Drugs : Under the Pressure : Lost In The Dream (2014)
-          Latest single from their forthcoming 3rd full length.
-          Kurt Vile’s former outfit is still providing long time Vile fans sounds more in the vein of his older, soaring, drone- heavy work.


Weaves : Do You See Past? : Weaves (2014)
-          Forthcoming debut LP.
-          Each song they release is better than the last.
-          Toronto band led by Jasmyn Burke, formerly of Rat Tail.
-          Best of SXSW 2014

Timber Timbre : Curtains!? : Hot Dreams (2014)
-          5th album.
-          3rd album, self-titled, was their best to date.
-          Dark Canadian indie folk rock.
-          SXSW 2014

Slasher Flicks : Strange Colores : Enter the Slasher House (2014)
-          Debut album.
-          Solo project from Animal Collective’s Avey Tare.

tUnE-yArDs : Water Fountain : Nicki Nack (2014)
-       3rd album’s first single.
-       Led by the extremely and uniquely talented Merrill Garbus.

Pattern is Movement : Climb To Me : Pattern Is Movement (2014)
-          Debut full length.
-          Suckling was a highlight single from 2013.

Tobacco : Eruption (Gonna Get My Hair Cut At The End Of The Summer) : Ultima II Massage (2014)
-       First single from forthcoming album.
-       Side project of leader of Black Moth Super Rainbow, Tom Vec
-       Very odd brand of electronic, psych and rock.

The Hold Steady : Almost Everything : 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.
-          Best of SXSW 2014

Kevin Drew : And That's All I Know : Darlings (2014)
-          2nd solo LP.
-          One of the most talented solo artists in the big group of Canadians that comprise Broken Social Scene.

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

Ages and Ages : No Pressure : Divisionary (2014)
-          2nd full length.
-          One of the catchiest songs out this entire year.
-          Oregon indie poppers.

Black Lips : Smiling : 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.
-          Best of SXSW 2014

Pujol : Pitch Black : Kludge (2014)
-       First single from Daniel Pujol’s 2nd album.
-       Product of Jack White’s Third Man Records.

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