Sunday, May 18, 2014

U & U Show 361 | Landlady, Mimicking Birds & Perth Pysch

Black Mekon : Black Mekon Must Die : Stolen Bible 2 (2013)
-          Debut album.
-          Raw, fuzzed out, harsh, blues rock.
-          RIYL: Seasick Steve or John Spencer.

Landlady : Dying Day : Upright Behavior (2014)
-          Debut album
-          Brooklyn band getting a lot of buzz as they run up to their album release.
-          Incredible vocals that remind me of those of Maps & Atlases.
-          Like Brian Jonestown Massacre or a mellower Velvet Underground

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

Son Lux : Lost It To Trying : Lanterns (2013)
-          3rd full length.
-          Project led by Ryan Lott. Collaborator with Sufjan Stevens and Arcade Fire.

Listening Party : Jesus Christ I Don’t Know : Listening Party EP (2010)
-          Debut EP
-          Canadian band that had a very bright, but brief flash as a band.
-          I saw their exceptional opening set for Wolf Parade in 2010/2011 and they disappeared shortly after.

Mimicking Birds : Memorabilia : Eons (2014)
-          Gorgeous 3rd album.
-          Lush Portland indie folk.
-          SXSW 2014

Kurt Vile : Off With His Tongue! : The Pitchfork Review 7” Single Series Vol. 1 (2014)
-          Special vinyl release accompanying the 2nd issue of The Pitchfork Review.
-          Wakin On A Pretty Daze was his superb 2013 LP
-          Former guitarist for the War On Drugs.

The Antlers : Hotel : Familiars (2014)
-          5th full length. Set for a July 16th release.
-          Mellow, slow-burning, Brooklyn indie rock band.
-          Came to prominence in the indie world with the song ‘Two’ on their 3rd album ‘Hospice’ out in 2009.

Curtis Harding : The Drive : Soul Power (2014)
-          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)

Amen Dunes : Lilac In Hand : Love (2014)
-          3rd full length.
-          Significantly more approachable track from the usually more spacey, jammy, ambient dark rock band.

Cole Alexander (feat. Adron) : Porpoise Song (Monkees cover) : Cease and Desist (2014)
-          Black Lips member solo contribution to this compilation.
-          Cease and Desist is a recording studio in a 104 year old house in Atlanta.

Allbrook/Avery : Empty : Big ‘Art (2011)
-          Debut album.
-          Side project from Nick Allbrook (Tame Impala bassist and Pond lead singer) and Cameron Avery (also of Pond).

Mink Mussel Creek : They Dated Steadily : Mink Mussel Manticore (2011)
-          Debut effort.
-          Another band affiliated with Perth psych-rockers Tame Impala & Pond.
-          This was one of the earlier bands that funneled into TI & Pond.
-          Seems to be way more sprawling and jammy psych rock.

Midnight Moan : Mulberry : Comes In Phases (2014)
-          Debut album, as far as I can tell.
-          Late 60’s classic rock/Rolling Stones sound
-          Unsigned Brooklyn band

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