Julian Casablanca - Out of the Blue - Phrazes For the Young (2009) - solo debut from former Strokes front man. - A very catchy, upbeat, danceable album.
Yeasayer - Ambling Alp - Odd Blood (2010) -Forthcoming 2nd album - Best Band of Pitchfork By Far! - Immensely layered quintet - Played a few new track that have me pumped for early 2010 - This is one album that people have been craving for a long time. Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine
Boston Spaceships - Let It Rest for a Little While - Zero to 99 (2009) - 3rd album with this outfit in the past year - One of the most prolific recording artists you’ll ever find. - Robert Pollard = Former Guided By Voices front man and Indie Rock Idol Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine
The Whigs - Hundred/Million – In The Dark (2009) - first single from forthcoming 3rd album - playing Birdy’s in Indy 11/4 - Remind me of NIN on this track. Official Site : MySpace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine
Todd Snider - Greencastle Blues - The Excitement Plan (2009) - 8th studio album - The Devil You Know was best/most commercial to date… this is working on surpassing that. - Peace Queer came out before this and was obnoxiously political… this album, thankfully, shows a return to what got him where he is. Official Site : Myspace : Buy On Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine
Mountain Goats – Romans 10:9 – The Life Of The World To Come (2009)
- 6th album. Out October 6th
- NEW MOUNTAIN GOATS!
- If that alone is not worthy of a play, I don’t know what is
- This seems to be some relative of a concept album based around lessons he’s learned. Each track’s title is a specific bible verse.
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Modest Mouse – History Sticks To Your Feet – Perpetual Motion Machine (2009) - Single preceding their forthcoming EP - They’ve released about an album’s worth of music this year but have just spread it out… a lot of it is pretty damn good too! Official Site : Myspace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine
Bobby Bare, Jr. - Sugar Mountain - Neil Young cover - One of the best voices out there for me. - His father was a traditional country legend. Official Site : MySpace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson – Boat – Summer of Fear (2009) - 2nd album - TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone and Grizzly Bear’s Christopher Bear continue to lend a hand to his work - His self-titled debut is well worth your time and reason enough to give this album a listen as well. MySpace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine : Download on RCRDLBL
M. Ward - To Go Home - Post-War (2006) - 5th album - Hold Time is his latest and was repeatedly featured in the Monsters of Folk show - His presence seemed to dominate the show. Official Site : MySpace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine
My Morning Jacket - Smokin' From Shootin' - Evil Urges (2008) - 5th and latest album - One of the best songs from the Monsters of Folk show - Jim James has since released a solo album of George Harrison covers under the name Yim Yames. Official Site : MySpace : Buy on Amazon : Stream on HypeMachine
Bright Eyes - Road To Joy - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (2005) - 4th studio album of 5 as Bright Eyes - this is the closing track on his mainstream break out album - Since he has released 2 solo albums Bright Eyes Official Site : Bright Eyes MySpace : Conor Oberst Official Site