Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The U & U Show 380 | CMJ '14 Recap + New Panda Bear

Panda Bear : Mr Noah : Mr Noah EP (2014)
-          Lead up EP for his forthcoming 5th album.
-          Member of Animal Collective, one of the most highly acclaimed Indie bands.
-          Experimental, electronic psych pop.

Courtship Ritual : Umbrellas in the Sun : Pith (2014)
-          Debut album
-          Electronic indie-pop.
-          RIYL Wet or the XX.
-          Best of CMJ 2014

Yellerkin : Tomboy : Yellerkin EP (2014)
-          Latest single
-          RIYL Yeasayer.
-          Best of CMJ 2014

The Mystery Lights : Guitar Pickin' On You : The Mystery Lights EP (2014)
-          Debut EP. Also have one other EP.
-          Available for however much you want to pay on their BandCamp.
-          Dirty, fuzzy, blues psych rock.
-          Made me think a ton of Link Wray.
-          Best of CMJ 2014

Fat White Family : I Am Mark E Smith : I Am Mark E Smith (single) (2014)
-          First release of 2014. Inspired by The Fall's Mark E Smith.
-          Debut album, Champagne Holocaust was out in 2013.
-          UK band that reminds me of the young wilder, weirder Black Lips.
-          One of the most dynamic, erratic, entertaining live shows I've seen.
-          Best of CMJ 2014

The Fall : L.A. : This Nation's Saving Grace (1985)
-          9th album
-          One of the pioneering post-punk/art-rock bands.
-          Led by Mark E Smith

Lace Curtains : The Fly : A Signed Piece of Paper (2014)
-          Debut album, The Garden of Joy and the Well of Loneliness, was out in 2012.
-          Big Velvet Underground/T Rex sound.

Happyness : Montreal Rock Band Somewhere : Happyness EP (2014)
-          2nd EP
-          UK band getting a lot of critical buzz.
-          The bass line on this track had me hypnotized at CMJ.

Ty Segall : The Singer : 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.

Cool Ghouls : What A Dream I Had : A Swirling Fire Burning Through the Rye  (2014)
-          2nd album.
-          Debut s/t album was out in 2013.
-          Vintage, beachy/southern garage rock.
-          Surprise! Another great effort out on Burger Records.

Foxygen : I Don't Have Anything/The Gate : … And Star Power (2014)
-       3rd full length.
-       Their 2nd, We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic, was my 2nd favorite of 2014.
-       Funkier Rolling Stones feel.

Purling Hiss : Forcefield of Solitude : Weirdon (2014)
-       7th LP since 2009.
-       Powered up indie rock reminiscent of Dinosaur Jr.
-       CMJ 2014

Leon Bridges : What Can I Do (2014)
-          One of only two singles he has released.
-          Raw vintage soul singer sound.

Bad//Dreems : Hoping For : Badlands EP (2014)
-          Debut EP, also numerous singles out dating back to 2012.
-          Same producer as the Twerps and it shows.
-          Another Australian band that has be very pumped going into CMJ.
-          Blend the loose, crazy joy of Dune Rats and the lazy, slacker rock of Twerps.
-          Best of CMJ 2014

Titus Andronicus : Titus Andronicus : The Airing of Grievances (2008)
-          Opening track on debut
-          2nd album The Monitor was my pick for best album of 2010.
-          Recently released the first single, Stranded (On My Own), in a series leading up to the release of their 4th album.

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