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.


Thee Oh Sees : Camera (Queer Sound) : 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.

Courtney Barnett : Bein Around (Lemonheads cover) (2014)
-          Huge critical success with the re-release of her first two EPs, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas.
-          Alt-indie rock that makes me think of Petty, Dylan and Joan Osborne.
-          25 year old from Australia.
-          Playing CMJ 2013

Father John Misty : Trouble (Cat Stevens cover) : ONCE I WAS: The Hal Ashby Story OST (2014)
-          Track for a movie about director Hal Ashby (Harold & Maude)
-          Another impressive effort from the former member of Fleet Foxes, J Tillman.

Cloud Cult : Breakfast With My Shadow : Unplug (2014)
-          Latest release from Minnesota indie freak folk band.
-          From 2005’s gorgeous Advice From the Happy Hippopotamus LP.

Tony Owens : I Got Soul : I Got Soul: Classic 60s and 70s Soul from New Orleans (2005)
-          Especially raw and gritty southern soul singer.
-          Compilation of New Orleans soul.

Lee Fields & the Expressions : Just Can't Win : Emma Jean (2014)
-       4th album with the Expressions
-       Features Richard Swift on backup vocals
-       Long-time soul singer

Charles Bradley : Changes (Black Sabbath cover) (2013)
-          Record Store Day Black Friday release of one of Ozzy’s most recognizable tracks.
-          Like Lee Fields, Bradley is an American soul singer seeing a late wave of success and acclaim.
-          Extremely entertaining live show.

Felice Brothers : Lion : Favorite Waitress (2014)
-          10th album.
-          More rustic and ragged style of traditional folk/rolk rock.
-          Sounds a bit like Dylan at times.
-          SXSW 2014

The Rosebuds : In My Teeth : Sand + Silence (2014)
-          8th-ish album.
-          Recorded with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon
-          North Carolina folk rock reminiscent of Wilco and Megafaun.

The New Pornographers : Brill Bruisers : Brill Bruisers (2014)
-          First single from the AC Newman led Canadian super-ish group.
-          Also features Destroyer’s Dan Bejar & Neko Case.
-          Bursting from the start bright pop rock anthem.

David Sitek : God Damn Beauty (2014)
-          First single from a yet to be announced LP.
-          One of the three main members of TV on the Radio.
-          Also released music as Maximum Balloon. And done a substantial amount of work as a producer.

Spiritualized : Always Forgetting With You (The Bridge Song) : Mississippi Space Program (2014)
-          J Spaceman’s contribution to a compilation featuring artists incorporating ‘space sounds’ in songs.
-          One of the best bands, along with Youth Lagoon, that could be asked to contribute to this project.
-          Had my favorite album of 2012, Sweet Heart, Sweet Light.