Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The U & U Show 392 | New Band Crush: Algiers

Algiers : But She Was Not Flying (2015)
-          First single from forthcoming debut.
-          Only 2 singles out previously.
-          My newest, biggest and hardest band crush.

Modest Mouse : Lampshades On Fire : Strangers to Ourselves (2015)
-          6th album and first in 8 years.
-          Led by Isaac Brock.
-          Just re-released their first two albums at the end of 2014.
-          One of the best bands of the 2000's


Lady Lamb the Beekeeper : Spat Out Spit : After (2015)
-          Forthcoming 2nd album
-          5 years of incredible. minor releases on her BandCamp
-          RIYL St. Vincent.
-          One of the rawest, most powerful musicians I've heard in a long time.
-          Aly Spaltro

Pond : Outside Is The Right Side : Man, It Feels Like Space Again (2015)
-          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.

Mikal Cronin : Made Up My Mind : MCIII (2015)
-          Forthcoming 3rd album.
-          Coming off an excellent single, I Don't Mind / Blue Eyed Girl 7", out in 2014.
-          One of the best songwriters going writing vintage beachy psych rock/pop.
-          Also in a surf-punk band called the Moonhearts & Ty Segall's backing band, just like Ty's in Mikal's band.

Twerps : Simple Feelings : Range Anxiety (2015)
-          2nd album. 2 2014 Eps as well.
-          Australian easy, spacey indie pop.
-          Newer songs have featured more singers.

The Mountain Goats : The Legend of Chavo Guerrero : Beat The Champ (2015)
-          Pro wrestling-themed 15th album.
-          Led by John Darnielle.
-          Continually (and deservedly) considered one of the best lyricists in music.
-          Thoughtful, poignant, brutal, and self-evisceratingly honest.

Tobias Jesso Jr. : How Could You Babe : Goon (2015)
-          Forthcoming debut LP.
-          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.

Father John Misty : Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins) : I Love You, Honeybear (2015)
-          J Tillman's 2nd album under this alias.
-          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.

David Bowie : Five Years : The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (1972)
-          5th album.
-          Opening track from what is considered one of the best albums ever.
-          For as much as I revere Bowie, I don't play him near enough.
-          Recoded right in the heart of the time he was helping launch Lou Reed's solo career.

Geographer : I'm Ready : Ghost Modern (2015)
-          Forthcoming 3rd album.
-          RIYL: Yeasayer & Bravestation.
-          They were the first band I saw at my first SXSW.
-          Playing SXSW 2015.

Operators : Ecstasy In My House (2015)
-          Latest single.
-          Self-released debut, EP1, was out in 2014
-          Dan Boeckner’s (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs & Divine Fits) latest project.

The Dodos : Retriever : Individ (2015)
-          6th Album
-          SXSW 2015
-          Debut album appeared on almost every indie music Best of ’08 lists
-          A lot more of their recent music is heavily focused on upbeat chugging drums.

Viet Cong : Newspaper Spoons : Viet Cong (2015)
-          Debut .
-          Made up from members of Women after a member died and they broke up.
-          Women was a highly acclaimed indie rock band.
-          Jagjaguwar label.

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