Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The U & U Show 358 | New Jack White & So Much More

Jack White : Lazaretto : Lazaretto (2014)
-       2nd solo album out June 9
-       Bringing more of the older, more aggressive style White Stripes' fans were used to.
-       Hi solo debut, 2012's Blunberbuss was a much slower, folkier album.

Curtis Harding : Cast Away : Keep On Shining 7” (2014)
-          B-side from first single for his debut full length, Soul Power.
-          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)


The Black Angels : An Occurrence At 4507 South Third Street : Clear Lake Forest EP (2014)
-          Record Store Day EP
-          Debut LP, Passover, was out in 2006
-          Dark, scary blues psych rockers from Austin.

Thee Oh Sees : Encrypted Bounce : Drop (2014)
-          Forthcoming Record Store Day release.
-          Prolific San Fran garage psych from John Dwyer.
-          Their latest, Floating Coffin , is one of the best psych rock albums of 2013.

Lushes : Dead Girls : What Am I Doing (2012)
-          2014 re-release of their debut full length.
-          Brooklyn based guitar and drums band.
-          Post-rock with lots of looping.

Mac DeMarco : Treat Her Better : Salad Days (2014)
-          3rd album
-          Got a lot of indie press and praise for 2012’s 2.
-          Best of SXSW 2014

Slasher Flicks : Roses On The Window : Enter the Slasher House (2014)
-          Debut album.
-          Solo project from Animal Collective’s Avey Tare.

Dustin Wong : Liberal Christian Youth Ministry : Mediation of Ecstatic Energy (2013)
-          Former lead guitarist of Ponytail.
-          Wildly creative, eclectic instrumental album.

Twin Shadow : To The Top (2014)
-       Latest single. Free for download on his official site.
-       Led by George Lewis Jr.
-       2 excellent, highly acclaimed albums: Forget (2010) & Confess (2012)

Future Islands : Back in the Tall Grass : 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 : Lost In The Dream : 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.

Wooden Wand : Alpha Dawn : Farmer’s Corner (2014)
-       James Jackson Toth project's forthcoming album.
-       His last album, Blood Oaths of the New Blues, was a Best of the U & U 2013.
-       His track ‘No Bed For Beatle Wand/Days This Long’ was my favorite song of 2013.

First Aid Kit : My Silver Lining : Stay Gold (2014)
-       3rd album. 1st single.
-       Swedish sister folk duo.

Cheryll : Sometimes : Cheryll (2014)
-       Debut album release on cassette on Burger Records
-       Way fuzzed out, dreamy garage pop.

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