Wednesday, September 17, 2014

U & U Show 374 | Getting Hooked On OnlyReal

OnlyReal : Pass the Pain : Pass the Pain 7" (2014)
-       2nd single from forthcoming debut full length. Due out in 2015.
-       One of only several songs they've released.
-       Vocalist over a blend of super catchy classic indie rock and electronic music.
-       23 yr old Niall Galvin bedroom project.

Ty Segall : Manipulator : Manipulator (2014)
-       7th solo album. Double album.
-       The once obscure SF garage rock master is now one of the biggest faces of the rock music scene now.
-       Mix of the sounds he put forth on 3 different albums in 2013.


Benjamin Booker : Wicked Waters : 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

Palace Music : Work Hard/Play Hard : Viva Last Blues (1995)
-          3rd album or 18 when you factor in all his work.
-          One of Wlliam Oldham’s (aka Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy) former projects

Field Report : Home (Leave the Lights On) : Marigolden (2014)
-          2nd album
-          Led by Chris Porterfield
-          Some of his music has a Shawn Mullins or  ‘Whitey Ford Sings The Blues’ feel to it.

Ryan Adams : Kim : Ryan Adams (2014)
-       14th album and first good single since his 8th came out in 2005.
-       Formerly one of my favorite artists, but one that made one of the most stereotypical transitions into make crappy bland music when the major labels fully grabbed ahold of him.
-       He was on Lost Highway records that seemed to be a pretty hands-off small offshoot of Universal (one of the biggest evils), but they progressively became a less reputable and more watered down label.
-       Sobering up and dating Mandy Moore probably didn’t help either.

Hiss Golden Messenger : Lateness of Dancers : Lateness of Dancers (2014)
-          Just announced 4th album that sounds more polished than anything else they’ve done.
-          3rd album, Bad Debt, was their latest and most stripped back, almost demo quality, warm tracks.
-          ‘Jesus Shot Me In the Head’ is their highlight track to date.

Spoon : Knock Knock Knock : They Want My Soul (2014)
-          8th album.
-          First album since the band found success teaming up with Dan Boeckner in the Divine Fits.
-          One of the most prominent and critically acclaimed indie bands of the past 20 years.

Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong : Party on a Floating Cake : Toropical (2013)
-          Collaboration of two eclectic Japanese artists.
-          Dustin Wong is formerly of Ponytail, now has released a couple excellent solo LPs
-          Wildly creative, eclectic instrumental album.

Los Angeles Police Department : Seven Months : Los Angeles Police Department (2014)
-          Debut full length.
-          Lazily rolling rock.

Spookyland : Rock and Roll Weakling : Rock and Roll Weakling EP (2014)
-       Debut EP
-       Australian 4-piece playing slightly modernized Americana/classic 70’s rock.

Mr. Gnome : Rise and Shine : Heart of a Dark Star (2014)
-       4th full length album.
-       Cleveland  art-rock duo.

Meatbodies : Disorder : Meatbodies (2014)
-          Debut LP
-          Led by former Mikal Cronin & FUZZ band member Chad Ubovich
-          CMJ 2014

Black Lizard : Fucking Up : Black Lizard (2013)
-          Debut LP
-          Fuzzy, stoner blues psych rock.

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