Thursday, May 28, 2015

U & U Show 409 | Les Savy Fav Season

Les Savy Fav : Dear Crutches : Root For Ruin (2010)
-          Latest and 5th album.
-          Debut album 3/5 was out 1997.
-          Led by comedian, artist, author and crazy person Tim Harrington.
-          Art, punk rock that is reminiscent of the Pixies at times.
-          One of the best live bands I've ever seen.

Destroyer : Dream Lover : Poison Season (2015)
-          10th album.
-          Dan Bejar's main project.
-          Also makes up one third of the pop perfectionists the New Pornographers.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

U & U Show 408 | Tom Waits Debuts & The Night Sweats

Tom Waits : Take One Last Look : Late Show with David Letterman (2015)
-          New song played as a sendoff for Dave's final run of shows.
-          Started mellow, soulful and jazz-leaning, but has slowly turned more alternative and weirder.
-          One of the greatest of the great musicians over the past 50 years.

Spoon : TV Set : Poltergeist OST (2015)
-          Cover of the Cramps.
-          Perfect band and style for Spoon to take on in a cover.
-          8th album was out in 2015.
-          First album since the band found success teaming up with Dan Boeckner in the Divine Fits.
-          One of the most prominent and critically acclaimed indie bands of the past 20 years.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

U & U Show 407 | Thee Oh Sees Remain Undefeated

Thee Oh Sees : Turned Out Light : Mutilator Defeated At Last (2015)
-          Forthcoming LP.
-          Prolific San Fran garage psych from John Dwyer.
-          Their last 2 LPs, Floating Coffin and Drop, were two of the best of the past 2 years.
-          One of the best SXSW 2015 bands.

Mac DeMarco : The Way You'd Love Her : Another One (2015)
-          Forthcoming 'mini album'
-          His 3rd album, Salad Days, was one of 2014's best.
-          Lazy, wobbly, in and out of tune indie pop.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

U & U Show 406 | Titus Returns and Has Me Excited

Mikal Cronin : Turn Around : MCIII (2015)
-          3rd album.
-          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.

The Tallest Man On Earth : Darkness of the Dream : Dark Bird Is Home (2015)
-          4th album.
-          Swedish singer/songwriter Kristian Matsson
-          Powerful voice and bringing in the fullness of a War On Drugs LP.
-          2008 self-titled debut was very well received.