Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The U & U Show 395 | #SXSW 2015 Preview 2 of 6

OnlyReal : Can't Get Happy : Jerk At The End Of The Line (2015)
-          2nd 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.
-          SXSW 2015.

Father John Misty : Heart Shaped Box (Nirvana Cover) (2015)
-          J Tillman's 2nd album under this alias, 'I Love You, Honeybear', was just out.
-          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.
-          SXSW 2015?


Modest Mouse : The Ground Walks with Time in a Box : 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

Robert Pollard : Up and Up and Up : Faulty Superheroes (2015)
-          Most recently announced forthcoming solo album.
-          Already one of many since Guided By Voices officially called it quits.
-          Pollard is one of the must consistent and prolific artists going.

Sufjan Stevens : No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross : Carrie and Lowell (2015)
-          I believe it's officially his forthcoming 6th album, but he's also but out numerous other compilations and releases from side projects.
-          One of the most talented musicians that I've been able to enjoy every step of the way.
-          This first teaser sounds like a hope-elevating return to his early stripped back folk days.

Iron and Wine : Freckled Girl : Archive Series Volume No. 1 (2015)
-          First in a series of albums comprised of unreleased music.
-          This song is a great reminder of the incredible rough, raw folk Sam Beam did early on.

Sounds of the South : Trials, Troubles, Tribulations : MusicNOW (2015)
-          Compilation lead by The National's Bryce Dessner.
-          Features Justin Vernon, Sharon Van Etten, Matthew E. White, Megafaun, Sufjan Stevens, Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold, Grizzly Bear, and more.
-          Highlights the MusicNow Fest which Dessner curates.

The Casket Girls : Stone and Rock : True Love Kills the Fairy Tale (2014)
-          2nd full length. Debut was 2013’s Sleepwalking.
-          Gorgeously dark and fuzzy, slow-burning pop.
-          Project captained by Ryan Graveface of Black Moth Super Rainbow, Dreamend and Graveface Records. Features his standard eerie vibes.
-          SXSW 2015

Twin Shadow : I'm Ready : Eclipse (2015)
-          2nd single off his forthcoming 3rd album.
-          Led by George Lewis Jr.
-          2 excellent, highly acclaimed albums: Forget (2010) & Confess (2012)
-          SXSW 2015

Unknown Mortal Orchestra : Multi-Love : Multi-Love (2015)
-          Forthcoming 3rd LP.
-          Debut album, 2011's s/t, was a huge critical hit.

Inner Oceans : Ready Your Ghost : Ready Your Ghost (Demo) EP (2013)
-          Debut release.
-          Psychedelic, spacey, electronic folk.
-          SXSW 2015.

Letts : The Oath : Hold Fast (2015)
-          Debut solo LP.
-          Side project from Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros guitarist Christian Letts.
-          SXSW 2015

L'aupaire : Always Travelling : Rollercoaster Girl EP (2014)
-          Debut EP.
-          Folk musician from Budapest.
-          SXSW 2015

Booher : Pick Up The Robot (w/ Will Sheff) (Demo) (2014)
-          One of 5 demos off a yet to be released debut album.
-          Former member of the band Zykos.
-          Album will feature Okkervil River's Will Sheff.
-          SXSW 2015

Speedy Ortiz : Raising The Skate : Foil Deer (2015)
-          3rd LP. 3 EPs out as well.
-          Alt-indie rock. Almost like a more muscular guitar version of Waxahatchee.
-          SXSW 2015

Surfer Blood : Grand Inquisitor : 1000 Palms (2015)
-          Forthcoming 3rd LP.
-          One of the biggest breakout bands of 2009.
-          SXSW 2015.

Krill : It Ends : A Distant Fist Unclenching (2015)
-          3rd album
-          2013’s Lucky Leaves was their 2nd full length.
-          Debut album, Alam No Hris, was out in 2011
-          Led by Ezra Furman's brother Jonah.
-          SXSW 2015

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