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. 

Bad//Dreems : Chills : 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

Allison Crutchfield : Berlin : Lean In To It EP (2014)
-          Bedroom electronic pop solo effort.
-          Also the leader of pop punk band, Swearin’.
-          Twin sister of Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield.

Panda Bear : Untying the Knot : 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.

Father John Misty : Bored In The USA : I Love You, Honeybear (2015)
-          J Tillman's 2nd album under this alias.
-          Includes a sarcastic laugh track that they even piped in during his Letterman performance giving it a very odd feel, albeit intended.
-          Former member of the Fleet Foxes who hasn’t really put out any solo work that's impressed me until his Father John Misty work.
-          Big Jason Molina feeling to the slower tracks on this album.

Horse Feathers : Thousand : So It Is With Us (2014)
-          5th full length.
-          Oregon indie folk rock bringing their biggest and fullest album yet.
-          Incredibly powerful live show.

Leon Bridges : Coming Home (2014)
-          One of only two singles he has released.
-          Raw vintage soul singer sound.

Lace Curtains : Boardwalk To The Alps : 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.

Allah-Las : Every Girl : Worship the Sun (2014)
-          2nd full length.
-          Bonus b-side.
-          Catchiest song to date from these late 60’s style beachy psych rockers.

Pond : Elvis' Flaming Star : Man, It Feels Like Space Again (2015)
-          Forthcoming 6th album
-          Australian group that features members of Tame Impala’s touring band.
-          Led by Nicholas Allbrook, also of Allbrook/Avery, who released his solo debut in 2014.
-          One of the most entertaining lead singers.
-          Latest music and live shows have made me think of 70’s Pink Floyd.
-          This collective of Perth musicians is making some of the greatest psych rock currently.

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

The Mystery Lights : Too Tough To Bare : At Home w/ The Mystery Lights EP (2014)
-          2nd EP. Also have one other 2014 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

FIDLAR : Devil In Disguyzzzz (2014)
-          Latest single, released for Halloween 2014
-          Debut self titled full length was out in 2013.
-          Rough garage rick with a bit of surf rock.
-          FIDLAR = Fuck It Dog Life’s A Risk.

The Dead Weather : Buzzkill(er) : Buzzkiller b/w It's Just Too Bad 7" (2014)
-          First single in 3 years.
-          2 full length albums out in 2010 and 2011.
-          Super group of Jack White and Allison Mosshart (of the Kills).

Ought : Beautiful Blue Sky (New song, live) (2014)
-          Live track that might be their best yet.
-          Debut EP out in 2012 and Debut LP out this year.
-          Montreal by way of the States post-punk rock band.
-          Name your own price for all their music on their bandcamp.

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