Friday, June 27, 2014

U & U Show 366 | New HGM & Frightened Rabbit Solo LP

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats : Look It Here (2013)
-          Only one of two songs official out so far from this soul rock side project.
-          His previous work was much more mellow folk.
-          Brilliant live performer with either of his bands.

Owl John : Red Hand : Owl John (2014)
-          Debut solo album from Frightened Rabbit’s lead singer, Scott Hutchison.
-          Sounds like Frightened Rabbit + Oasis

Friday, June 20, 2014

The U & U Show 365 | Dan Boeckner's Back... Again!

Operators : True (2014)
-          First single from Dan Boeckner’s (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs & Divine Fits) latest project.
-          I just attended their ‘5th or 6th’ concert and it came off like a big blend of LCD Sounsystem and Handsome Furs.

Jack White : I Think I Found The Culprit : 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.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

U & U Show 364 | 7 Years of Shows!

Death Cab For Cutie : The New Year : Transatlanticism (2003)
-       5th album
-       Indie band that turned the corner in a major way into the mainstream since I’ve been doing the show.

The Hold Steady : Stevie Nix : Separation Sunday (2005)
-          2nd album
-          Just released their 6th album, Teeth Dreams.
-          One of the greatest live bands I’ve ever seen.
-          Couldn’t think of a better song for a milestone show.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

U & U Show 363 | More Folk + New Dune Rats

Nathaniel Rateliff : Three Fingers In: Falling Faster Than You Can Run (2013)
-       3rd full length.
-       I got so hung up on Nathaniel’s other project, The Night Sweats, when this album was released I completely missed one of the best folk albums of 2013.
-       Surprise highlight of my recent SF trip.

Wooden Wand : Uneasy Peace : 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.