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.


Los Angeles Police Department : Insecurity : Insecurity / Water and Wine 7" (2015)
-          Latest single.
-          Self-titled debut full length was out in 2014.
-          Lazily rolling rock.

Elvis Depressedly : New Heaven, New Earth : New Alhambra (2015)
-          Debut LP, but also has 6 other releases.
-          Most is available for whatever you want to pay via BandCamp.
-          Rough, dark, bedroom pop.
-          RIYL Allison Crutchfield's solo stuff.
-          SXSW 2015

Tame Impala : Eventually : Currents (2015)
-          Much-hyped forthcoming 3rd LP.
-          By far the most dance-y track to date. Sounds more like Daft Punk than their previous music.
-          Innerspeaker & Lonerism have been two of the best Beatles-leaning vintage psych rock albums of the past few years.
-          One of the leading forces of the Perth, AUS psych rock scene.

Les Big Byrd : I Woke Up In A Dream : Stockholm Death Star (2015)
-          Latest EP. One LP.
-          Stockholm psych rock.
-          Work with Anton Newcombe of Brian Jamestown Massacre.

Metz : The Swimmer : II (2012)
-          Forthcoming 2nd LP.
-          One of the most aggressive, muscular sounds in the current music scene
-          One of the best bands at SXSW 2015.

Pfarmers : You Shall Know The Spirit : Gunnera (2015)
-          Debut LP
-          Collab band between Menomena's Danny Seim & members of The National & David Byrne.
-          Sounds a ton like Menomena's older stuff and that's a very good thing!

Ezra Furman & The Harpoons : Mysterious Power : Mysterious Power (2011)
-          3rd album with the Harpoons.
-          Set to release his 2nd solo album this spring.
-          Brother of KRILL's leader Jonah Furman.
-          Longtime show favorite.

Future Islands : Haunted By You : The Chase 7" (2015)
-          Latest release.
-          Baltimore band that exploded in 2014.
-          Their 4th album, Singles, was my top album of 2014.

The Tallest Man On Earth : Fields of Our Home : 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.

Palma Violets : The Jacket Song : Danger In The Club (2015)
-          2nd album
-          Their 2013 debut was one of the years most highly regarded albums.
-          UK band that makes catchy, chugging anthem rock.
-          Highest energy band at SXSW 2015.

Richard Swift : Would You : Ground Trouble Jaw (2008)
-          EP recently Re-released for Record Store Day.
-          Produced Pickwick incredible 2013 debut album, Can’t Talk Medicine.
-          Yes cover.

Stealing Sheep : Shoot The Ducks To Win : What If The Lights Went Out EP (2010)
-          One of their first releases.
-          2nd album, Not Real, is just out as well.
-          Liverpool haunting psych folk band.

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