Wednesday, August 13, 2014

U & U Show 369 | I'm Back... Finally!

Perfume Genius : Queen : Too Bright (2014)
-       3rd full length
-       Best song of 2014 so far.
-       This track burst out away from the delicate, piano-only tracks that filled most of his first 2 LPs.
-       Project led by Mike Hadreas.

Cold Specks : Absisto : Neuroplasticity (2014)
-          Powerful, fuller track from one of the best vocalists in all of music.
-          An awesome video for the track 'Holland' can be found HERE.


Courtship Ritual : Kingdom of Beauty : Pith (2014)
-          Debut album
-          Electronic indie-pop.
-          RIYL Wet or the XX.

Landlady : Under The Yard : 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

Shamir : I Know Its A Good Thing : Northtown EP (2014)
-          Debut EP
-          Super young electronic/indie/r&b songwriter from Brooklyn.
-          Can lean towards LCD Soundsystem’s sound at times.

Christopher Owens : Nothing More Than Everything To Me : A New Testament (2014)
-       2nd solo album
-       Former leader of the majorly critically acclaimed indie-rock band Girls.

Benjamin Booker : Have Your Seen My Son : Benjamin Booker (2014)
-       Forthcoming debut LP
-       Sounds like it’s even just demo quality, but the potential for something good is definitely there.
-       Best of SXSW 2014

Deer Tick : Constructive Summer (Hold Steady Cover) : Split 7” Single (2014)
-          Deer Tick’s half of this single featuring covers of each other.
-          The Hold Steady covered Deer Tick’s ‘Easy’
-          Celebrated their joint tour.

Courtney Barnett : Pickles From the Jar : Milk Records Compilation (2014)
-          New song for her label’s compilation teasing their forthcoming releases. 
-          Huge critical success with the re-release of her first two EPs, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas.
-          Readying her proper debut LP for release later this year.
-          25 year old from Australia.

Twin Peaks : I Found A New Way : Wild Onion (2014)
-          2nd full length. Also 2 quality singles.
-          Psych rock with an 80’s feel to it.

We Were Promised Jetpacks : Safety In Numbers : Unraveling (2014)
-          One of their least volatile tracks to date.
-          Scottish band with a very similar sound to Frightened Rabbit on the mellower tracks but seem a bit more aggressive when they amp up their sound.

Steve Gunn : Milly's Garden : Way Out Weather (2014)
-          First single from his forthcoming album.
-          Also did a collaborative EP with Hiss Golden Messenger entitled Golden Gunn in 2013.
-          2nd album with a full band.
-          Experimental, jammy, classical acoustic guitarist.

Los Angeles Police Department : She Came Through (Again) : Los Angeles Police Department (2014)
-          Debut full length.
-          Lazily rolling rock.

Blithe Field : Clasped Hands: Warm Blood (2012)
-          6th-ish album. Includes a few collections. There are also numerous singles.
-          One of the most beautiful, creative, indie folk albums.
-          RIYL Mutual Benefit or Mimicking Birds.

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