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Unsung is a podcast where I cover music from Top 40 to the band-next-door via reviews shorter than a song. Starting on my 26th birthday (1/5/15) I’ll be reviewing an album (almost) every day, hoping to reach the magic number (300!) before the ball drops on 2016. Each review will start with a short synopsis, followed by a Choice Cut (stand-out track) that I will dive into and play a snippit from. I’ll then share some Next of Kin- related artists that might help you put a thumb on if this albu ...
 
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http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/04/21/toro-y-moi-what-for/Chaz Bundick's fourth album as Toro y Moi still carries a groove, but doesn't quite set itself apart from synth-pop contemporaries. Agree? Disagree? Somewhere in between? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.Toro y Moi/What For?/Carpark/2015Choice Cut: “Empty Nesters"Next of Kin: Washed …
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/04/14/mountain-goats-beat-the-champ/The Mountain Goats' 15 album finds John Darnielle turning his eccentric, detailed story-telling style on the world of underground professional wrestling.Agree? Disagree? Somewhere in between? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.The Mountain Goats/Beat the Champ/Merge/2015Choic…
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/04/13/bosse-de-nage-all-fours/Bosse-de-Nage's excellent fourth LP continues down the road of black metal/punk/screamo fusion, but mixes in elements of noise, doom metal and ambient music.Agree? Disagree? Somewhere in between? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.Bosse-de-Nage/All Fours/Profound Lore/2015Choice Cu…
 
Earl Sweatshirt's latest functions as more of an experiment than a super-fulfilling record, but I hope this is a rabbit hole that the young emcee continues to tumble down.Agree? Disagree? Somewhere in between? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.Earl Sweatshirt/I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside/Tan Cressida; Columbia/2015Choice Cut: “Grie…
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/03/30/this-is-the-sonics/This Is The Sonics isn't a perfect record, but it's a hell of an impressive contribution from a band that made their genre-defining mark fifty years ago.Agree? Disagree? Somewhere in between? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.The Sonics/This Is The Sonics/Revox/2015Choice Cut: “Leaving…
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/03/29/courtney-barnett-sometimes-sit/Courtney Barnett's proper debut more than pays off on the promise the Australian singer/songwriter showed on earlier EPs.Agree? Disagree? Somewhere in between? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.Courtney Barnett/Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit/Mom + Pop/2…
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/03/26/sufjan-stevens-carrie-lowell/In his latest LP, Sufjan Stevens delivers brutal, heartbreaking confessions in his most stripped down set of songs yet.Agree? Disagree? Somewhere in between? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.Sufjan Stevens/Carrie & Lowell/Asthmatic Kitty/2015Choice Cut: “Should Have Known Be…
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/03/25/lightning-bolt-fantasy-empire/This is the newest LP by Providence, RI noise rock duo Lightning Bolt. It trades in just an ounce of the band's trademark bizarity for a stronger punch to the gut.Agree? Disagree? Somewhere in between? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.Lightning Bolt/Fantasy Empire/Thrill Jo…
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/03/23/kendrick-lamar-pimp-butterfly/This is the 3rd LP by Kendrick Lamar, an ambitious effort that combines gangsta-rap, psychedelic soul and prog to achieve an accessible-yet-avant garde height that has never been reached in quite this way via the genre of hip-hop. It might just be one of the more important records o…
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/03/17/jeff-brotherhood-wasted-dream/This is the newest record by Nashville garage rockers JEFF the Brotherhood and their most cohesive, well-sequenced collection of tracks to date.Agree? Disagree? Four leaf rover? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.JEFF the Brotherhood/Wasted On The Dream/Warner Bros; Infinity …
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/03/16/modest-mouse-strangers/This is the sixth LP by indie rock mainstays Modest Mouse, and their first in 8 years. And, while some tracks stand out above others, this collection of 15 tracks is a welcome return for the band.Agree? Disagree? Knot chocolate? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.Modest Mouse/Strang…
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/03/12/inventions-maze-of-woods/Mark Smith (Explosions in the Sky) and Matthew Cooper (Eluvium) embark on their second outing as super-duo Inventions, infusing more experimentation and landscape building into their already successful collaboration.Agree? Disagree? Great big thing crawling all over me? Let me know your …
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/03/10/chastity-belt-time-to-go-home(Apologies - The wrong version of this got uploaded; I'll fix this soon.)Chastity Belt's national-label debut combines chilled, surf-tinged indie-rock with raw, well-crafted lyricism.Agree? Disagree? Tyrannosaurus hex? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.Chastity Belt/Time To G…
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/03/09/avett-mayfield-elliott-smith/Singer/songwriters Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield offer some pretty arrangements of Elliott Smith originals, but wind up sounding a bit like an open mic night in comparison to the original.Agree? Disagree? Leaf jerky? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.Seth Avett & Jessica …
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/03/08/will-butler-policy/Since he's known for his work in the background on Arcade Fire, and bears that frontman's last name, Will Butler's debut solo record is released under a pretty big shadow. Still, even though I'd like to see the lyrics waxed up a little bit the next time around, this is a pretty good start for …
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/03/04/tom-brosseau-perfect-abandon/I'll be honest: This is my first time hearing anything by Brosseau (out of his rather prolific discography.) But I'm really digging his imagery heavy lyrical style and also appreciate the way this record is delivered via unedited takes around a single microphone.Agree? Disagree? Tige…
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/03/03/dan-deacon-glass-riffer/This is the latest release from Dan Deacon. All-in-all, if you don't like his stuff you probably won't dig this one. Still, I think it's a gem and stands out from some of his recent work with its hooks and stronger focus on lyricism.Agree? Disagree? Peppermint mocha? Let me know your thou…
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/03/02/drake-if-youre-reading-this/This is the (SURPRISE!) commercial mix-tape (or album, or EP, depending on which label you ask) by Drake. That might sound confusing at first, but dig into this release and the ambiguity of it all will become part of the project's strength and allure.Agree? Disagree? Raspberry truffle…
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/02/26/tuxedo/Tuxedo is a disco-revival collaboration between Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One and, while I admire the overall execution, it's not quite motivating me to dig my flared jeans out of the closet.Agree? Disagree? Chocolate-covered fire ants? Let me know your thoughts on Tuxedo in the comments.Tuxedo/Tuxedo/Ston…
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/02/24/screamingfemales-rosemountain/On their sixth LP, New Jersey hard rock/punk trio Screaming Females step up to a shinier production but offer the same forward-moving rock 'n' roll that they're already known for.Agree? Disagree? Fried bologna? Let me know your thoughts on Rose Mountain in the comments.Screaming Fem…
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/02/23/father-john-misty-honeybear/I sometimes enjoy the throwback, '70s singer-songwriter approach that Father John Misty (Josh Tillman) takes here, but I often can't tell whether he's a satirist or just kind of a jerk.Father John Misty/I Love You, Honeybear/Sub Pop/2015Choice Cut: "Bored in the USA"Next of Kin: Harry…
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/02/22/aptbs-transfixiation/Now that they've reached their 4th LP, A Place To Bury Strangers have lost a lot of the weird, noisy edge that I loved about their first couple of releases. Transfixiation is still fun-enough indie rock, but doesn't do quite enough to stick out in a crowd.A Place To Bury Strangers/Transfixia…
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/02/21/torche-restarter/This is the fourth LP by Miami stoner/sludge metal outfit Torche. They slow things down just a smudge here, but don't sacrifice their hook-centric writing talents and keep things interesting throughout for a hell of ride. This is one fun-yet-intricate metal record.Torche/Restarter/Relapse/2015Ch…
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/02/20/theesatisfaction-earthee/This is the sophomore effort by Seattle-based duo THEESatisfaction. I loved their debut, and this excellent record hits me even harder on both a musical and emotional level; I’m really eager to dive in deeper with repeat listens.THEESatisfaction/EarthEE/Sub Pop/2015Choice Cut: "Planet Fo…
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/02/19/sheisty-khrist-lofidel/This is an often psychedelic collaboration by two Lexington, KY hip-hop mainstays-- emcee Sheisty Khrist and producer LoFidel. And, lemme tell you, it’s a weird one, but a damn good one.Sheisty Khrist + LoFidel/Cold Winter/Self-released/2015Choice Cut: "Dreams"Next of Kin: Lupe Fiasco, Cun…
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/02/18/public-service-broadcasting-race-space/The new record by British electronica/indie rock/performance art duo Public Service Broadcasting combines cinematic dance-scapes with a sample-based narrative of the Space Race.Public Service Broadcasting/The Race For Space/Test Card Recordings/2015Choice Cut: "Go!"Next of …
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/02/11/phosphorescent-live/This is a concert album by Phosphorescent pulls some some energy out of Matthew Houck and his band that varies quite a bit from the studio versions. This record reminds me of classic live vinyls (or CDs) I used to find among my grandparents collection. That’s how I was introduced to Dylan and…
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/02/11/badbadnotgood-ghostface-killah/ The prolific Wu-Tang emcee and up-and-coming jazz/hip-hop fusion trio make collaborative magic on this '60s-inspired LP. I've been a little hit-or-miss on Ghostface's last couple of efforts, but this teaming puts a fresh spin on his songwriting and delivery.Badbadnotgood + Ghostfa…
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/02/11/six-organs-hexadic/Six Organs of Admittance's Ben Chasney takes his usual brand of experimental noise-psych and puts it in a blender-of-chance that he calls the Hexadic System. The result is an extremely varied noise-psych record that lands somewhere between the 13th Floor Elevators and Swans. It drones, it roar…
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/02/08/jd-mcpherson-good-times-roll/This is the second LP by Oklahoma-based singer-songwriter JD McPherson. His music can best be described as American roots music; impressively loyal to rock’n’roll and rockabilly traditions, but boasting more modern arrangements and production techniques. I’m finding myself struggling…
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/02/08/twerps-range-anxiety/Another quick review, and returning to the 3 Min. format tomorrow.This is the sophomore LP by Australian indie-rockers Twerps, and their debut full length for Matador. This is a tight group of earnest, angsty pop songs that remind me of Smith Westerns or Belle and Sebastian. I can't put my f…
 
http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/02/07/uncle-milk-route-9/I’ve got to get on the road today but I wanted to pass along the latest LP by Boston-based producer Uncle Milk. This guy has a huge collection of records and singles that he’s pushed out for FREE on a variety of online platforms in the past several years. I am really digging his latest record-…
 
This is the 3rd LP by Southern California hardcore/metalcore quartet Retox. This is project that span off of Head Wound City, which was a side project itself, of the wonderfully bizarre grindcore outfit The Locust, but the only member the projects now have in common is bassist and vocalist Justin Pearson. Compared to those acts, Retox play a more s…
 
This is the full-length debut from New York pop-punk trio Quarterbacks. These guys jam (cram? slam?) 19 songs into a 22 minute record and - to be blunt- they don’t really give any of these tracks enough room to really grow on me. At their core, these are love-torn, relatively whiny pop-punk songs that would have a much stronger effect if they were …
 
This is the debut LP from Washington D.C. rockers Paperhaus. Experimental rock has become a phrase without much meaning, but this is definitely a rock outfit that experiments with their sounds. They owe a lot to pioneers of psychedelic blues, as well as 1970s German rock experimentalists like Kraftwerk, Neu! and Faust, but the end result is a thoro…
 
This is the latest LP by Mademoiselle K, a french rock group fronted by Katerine Gierak. I don’t know too much about this band’s past besides that they have a back catalog in french dating back about ten years, and that this seems to be their English-language debut. I haven’t had a chance to dive too far back into their stuff, but I’m going to have…
 
This is the North American debut by storied Israeli singer/songwriter Asaf Avidan. Sonically, Avidan runs through a variety of rock subgenres. He’s as comfortable getting loud and vivid as he is being slow and intimate. But what obviously sets him apart is his powerful, calloused voice. Avidan’s vocals transcend the normal gender restrictions of po…
 
This is the seventh record that Phil Elverum has released under the Mount Eerie moniker. This time around, Elverum treats his droning indie-folk with experimental sound collage that transforms a series of brutal, poetic songs into an artistic feat more akin to a well-conceived sound installation.Mount Eerie/Sauna/P.W. Elverum & Sun/2015Choice Cut: …
 
This is the 3rd LP by former post-hardcore act Title Fight. On this record, Title Fight follow a growing trend in the world of underground punk and metal- They go all shoegazey. You’re not likely to find a bigger shoegaze fan than me, but I’m not entirely sold on this band’s move. The songs here are highly melodic and potentially cathartic, but the…
 
This is the fifth LP by blues-leaning indie rock duo Two Gallants. For well over a decade, these guys have been putting out intricate and interesting rock. It’s true that I like some of their albums more than others - I was especially fond of The Throes and What The Toll Tells- but they know how to put together a diverse and enticing record each ti…
 
This is a check-in after my first month or so of Unsung reviews. Let me know your thoughts on how the podcast is going, and what you'd like to hear reviewed in the future! (Remember: No artist is too big or too small, but I'm looking mostly for full-lengths.) THANKS!http://unsung-podcast.com/2015/01/27/check-in/…
 
This is the newest release and Epitaph debut of Columbus, Ohio based indie-rock group The Sidekicks. This band plays a kind of emo-leaning indie-rock that will remind you of 90s acts like Built to Spill. Frontman Steve Ciolek is recognizable as a contributing and touring member of Saintseneca, and elements that make him a fantastic supporting playe…
 
This is the debut studio effort by Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$. For the most part, my only big complaint of anything I’ve heard by him so far is that he’s sometimes overly focused on the sounds of hip-hop’s past. But on this one, Joey turns that same element around to his advantage. This is an instant classic!Joey Bada$$/B4.Da.$$/Cinematic; Pro Era…
 
This is the self-titled debut by Nashville singer-songwriter Natalie Prass, whose most noted work prior to this release has been as a band member for ex-Rilo Kiley front-person Jenny Lewis. This album dwells on heart-on-its-sleeve songwriting that owes a lot to the aforementioned Lewis, but I’m not always sold on Prass as a storyteller or narrator.…
 
This is the fifth studio LP by Chicago-based emcee Lupe Fiasco. I was a big fan of Fiasco’s Food and Liquor in 2006 and The Cool in ‘07. But then he took a break from releasing records for a little while, and by the time he returned with 2011’s Lasers, he’d lost me a little bit. Tetsuo & Youth is a return to more subtle social commentary in the for…
 
This is the sophomore LP by singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt. Her debut showcased her eccentric-yet-sincere style of minimalist folk songwriting, and this effort follows suit while adding the occasional instrumental overdub to add extra character here and there. I’ve really been enjoying this record: While Pratt’s style is definitely a throwback to …
 
This is the latest record from Indiana singer-songwriter Joseph O’Connell, AKA Elephant Micah. O’Connell is an experienced song-writer with an impressive, prolific history over the past decade or so. Despite his already expansive repertoire, I’m really impressed by this set of songs- especially by his approach to stringing them together as a record…
 
This is the debut LP from Until The Ribbon Breaks, the electronica three-piece fronted by British producer Pete Lawrie Winfield. But UTRB aren’t newcomers: They’ve been pushing singles and remixes for years, crafting a style that fits comfortably in the realm of trip-hop, but with a wide range of differing influences, including American hip-hop, al…
 
This is the ninth album from Glasgow indie pop heroes Belle & Sebastian. It’s a tough one for me, because I am a long time fan of the band’s expansive discography. That being said, I only really like or love a little over half of the songs on this one. While much of the album is a return-to-form for the band, there are five or six tracks here that …
 
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