Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The U & U Show 401 | SXSW Leftovers & New Goodness

Faith Healer : Fools Rush In : Cosmic Troubles (2015)
-          Debut album.
-          Amid all of this year's big name new LP's this is a contender for my favorite.
-          Led by Jessica Jalbert, who has one solo album out as well, Brother Loyola.
-          Big time sound of Velvet Underground & Nico sound.
-          Edmonton pop/rock duo.

The Velvet Undergorund : Femme Fatale : The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)
-          Debut album from one of the most influential bands of all time.
-          Led by Lou Reed and John Cale.


Only Real : Break It Off : Jerk At The End Of The Line (2015)
-          Debut LP.
-          Also released 2 singles from forthcoming debut full length. Due out in 2015.
-          Vocalist over a blend of super catchy classic indie rock and electronic music.
-          23 yr old Niall Galvin bedroom project.
-          One of the best bands at SXSW 2015.

Part Time : I Want To Go : PDA (2013)
-          2nd album of 2.
-          Surprise highlight of the Burger Records SXSW 2015 showcase.
-          Woozy, glazed-over 80's synth rock.

Warm Soda : I Wanna Go Fast : Symbolic Dream (2015)
-          3rd Album.
-          Led by Matthew Melton who released his solo debut in 2014 and led Bare Wires previously.
-          Another highlight of the Burger Records SXSW 2015 showcase.

Young Guv : Ripe 4 Luv : Ripe 4 Luv (2015)
-          Solo debut from Ben Cook.
-          Catchy, bouncy track that reminds me a bit of Spoon + King Tuff.
-          Guitarist of the much loved, more hardcore, indie band Fucked Up.

Waxahatchee : Breathless : Ivy Tripp (2015)
-          Powerful, feedback-heavy opener from her 3rd full length.
-          Project from Kate Crutchfield. Twin sister of Swearin's Allison Crutchfield.
-          Her 2nd album, 2013's Cerulean Salt, was one of the year's best.
-          Debut was lo-fi and a rougher DIY style album.
-          Played a series of stripped back solo shows with only her twin sister, Allison of Swearin', on backup vocals at SXSW 2015.

Iceage : Against The Moon : Plowing Into the Field of Love (2014)
-          3rd LP
-          Highly critically acclaimed Danish punk rock band.
-          Best of SXSW 2015

Algiers : Irony. Utility. Pretext. : Algiers (2015)
-          Forthcoming debut LP
-          Just released their first track from their forthcoming debut in Jan 2015.
-          Only 2 singles out previously and many of those songs will be on this LP.
-          My newest, biggest and hardest band crush.

Sufjan Stevens : All Of Me Wants All Of You : 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.

Tobias Jesso Jr. : Thirteen (2015)
-          Cover of Big Star's iconic track from a BBC Radio 1 Session.
-          Debut, Goon, was produced by a Chet JR White of Girls and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys.
-          RIYL Nilsson, early Perfume Genius, or early solo Christopher Owens.
-          Most unique show at SXSW 2015 as he conducted a piano lesson then played.

Night Beds : Cherry Blossoms : Country Sleep (2013)
-          Beautiful debut LP. Also one EP.
-          Latest single, 'Me, Liquor and God', was release in Dec '14.
-          One of the danciest tracks the band has released.
-          One of a couple minor releases over the past year by Winston Yellen.

James Vincent McMorrow : Higher Love : Silver Lining Charity Complilation (2011)
-          Gorgeous hollowed out cover of Steve Winwood's Higher Love.
-          Debut LP, Early In The Morning, was a highlight of 2011.
-          He seems to make no bones about his affinity for Justin Vernon… he even titles some of his songs like those of Vernon.
-          One of the best of SXSW 2015

The Mountain Goats : Werewolf Gimmick : 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.

Courtney Barnett : Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party : Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (2015)
-          Technically her debut LP.
-          Huge critical success with the re-release of her first two EPs, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas.
-          One of the best bands at SXSW 2015 playing the new album in its entirety.

Hagerty-Toth Band : Sunset Dust : Qalgebra (2015)
-          Record Store Day 2015 release.
-          Collab of James Jackson Toth (Wooden Wand) Neil Hagerty (Royal Trux).
-          James Toth has been one of my favorite folk artists of the past 10 yrs.

Girl Band : Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage? : The Early Years EP (2015)
-          Forthcoming EP.
-          Explosive cover of UK Electronic act Blawan.
-          Debut EP, France 98,is available for free on their BandCamp.
-          Their single, Lawman, is their best song to date and will be on this EP.
-          Eractic punk rockers out of Ireland.
-          One of the more exciting and exhilarating punk rock bands I’ve heard in a long time.
-          Best Band of SXSW 2015!

LCD Soundsystem : Movement : LCD Soundsystem (2005)
-          Debut LP from the recent and short-lived legendary dance punk band.
-          Led by James Murphy who also heads up DFA Records.
-          This is one of their most amped up and aggressive songs.

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