Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The U & U Show 384 | DbA's Farewell & OnlyReal's Debut

OnlyReal : Yesterdays (single) (2014)
-          First single from his just announced debut LP.
-          No title for the album yet, but it is already one of my most anticipated albums of 2015.
-          Over the past couple years Niall Galvin has released some of the catchiest indie pop under his OnlyReal moniker.

Future Islands : Sun In the Morning : Singles (2014)
-          4th album.
-          Catchiest and danciest album today.
-          One of the best albums of 2014.
-          Possibly the biggest of the secret bands that played the 1st of Death By Audio's final 5 shows.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

U & U Show 383 | DEJJ Is Here. Tobias Is Coming.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. : We Almost Lost Detroit : It's a Corporate World (2011)
-          Debut LP. Cover of Gil Scott Heron.
-          Just completed recording and I'd expect it in early 2015.
-          Dominated 2013 with their 2nd full length, The Speed of Things, and the Patterns EP.
-          Their 2010 debut EP garnered them a lot of good reviews.
-          One of the best live bands going right now.

Tobias Jesso Jr. : Hollywood (2014)
-          First single from debut LP due out in Early 2015.
-          Produced by a Chet JR White of Girls and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys.
-          Only 2 other demos out via YouTube
-          RIYL Nilsson, early Perfume Genius, or early solo Christopher Owens.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The U & U Show 382 | Tame Impala Gushfest 2014

Tame Impala : Feels Like We Only Go Backwards : Lonerism (2012)
-          2nd album and my 2nd favorite album of 2012.
-          Australian classic psych outfit led by Kevin Parker.
-          Members also responsible for the excellent band POND.

Nicholas Allbrook : Pretty Story : Ganough, Wallis & Fatuna (2014)
-          Debut solo album
-          Former touring bassist for Tame Impala
-          Leader of POND and in Allbrook/Avery, which is another Tame Impala/POND spin off band
-          This collective of Perth musicians is making some of the greatest psych rock currently.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The U & U Show 381 | Look Who Just Turned 8!

Wolf Parade : I'll Believe In Anything : Apologies To The Queen Mary (2005)
-          Debut LP of 3.
-          One of the greatest independent rock bands of the past 20 years.
-          Led by Spencer Krug (Moonface, Sunset Rubdown) and Dan Boeckner (Handsome Furs, Divine Fits, Operators)
-          One of my favorite songs.

Heart-Ships : Heart of a Wrestler : Foil (2014)          
-          Debut LP.
-          Debut EP, EP1 was a highlight of 2013.
-          Reminiscent of Modest Mouse and Frog Eyes, but most for the still-wounded Wolf Parade fans.
-          "You've taken some heavy hits in your time, you've been in some fierce grips, but the heart of a wrestler never submits.