Fleet Foxes -
- Long awaited 2nd full length.
- No band was better in 2008 in which they released their debut EP & LP.
- My number one album for the 2008 (same with Pitchfork and numerous other outlets).
- Hugely diverse, lush, harmony-laden folk.
Priestbird – Diamonds – Beachcombers (2011)
- 2nd album.
- Heavy bluesy psych rock.
- Group features Devendra Banhart and Greg Rogove. (They work together in Megapuss as well)
My Morning Jacket – Holdin' On To Black Metal – Circuital (2011)
- Forthcoming 6th album
- Probably the most notable
band going. Louisville
- Led by and known for Jim James on lead vocals.
Jorma and Movie Bare - Sick - Lollipop Gold (2011)
- Project from Jorma Whitaker (Frontman for Marmoset).
- Released on Secretly Canadian/JagJaguwar off shoot, St. Ives Records.
The Antlers – Putting the Dog To Sleep - Burst Apart (2011)
- 4th album
- Big pop sound… remind me of The Arcade Fire’s acoustic tracks
- If you like this at all, just go get their 3rd album 'Hospice' it's still the best to date.
The Thousands - On and On - The Sound of Everything (2011)
- Remind me a bit of the Antlers.
Elbow – Lippy Kids - Build a Rocket Boys! (2011)
- Forthcoming full length.
band… popular all over the world. UK
- previous album was Seldom Seen Kid
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – Simple Girl - Horse Power (2010)
- Debut EP. Debut full length is forthcoming.
- This EP garnered them a lot of good reviews.
- Debut full length, but has two previously released EPs
- Played SXSW
Airlines - Neon Moon - Visions EP (2011)
- Debut EP.
- Yet another new act seemingly following in the sound footpath pioneered by Yeasayer.
- Lush, layered synth pop.
- RIYL: Yeasayer, Bravestation and Geographer.
Thao and Mirah - Love Is a Battlefield (Pat Benetar cover) (2011)
- Debut collaboration between Thao Nguyen and Mirah
- if you are unfamiliar with Thao you need to correct that quickly. Look up Thao Nguyen & the Get Down Stay Downs
- Her last album, We Brave Bee Stings And All, was highlighted by the track 'Bag of Hammers."
- Thao played SXSW
Matt Pond PA - Love To Get Used - Spring Fools EP (2011)
- Latest EP from the very prolific chamber pop/rock outfit.
Dead Snares - City
- Speak the Language (2010) Sparks
- Debut album.
- Remind me a bit of the upbeat chamber pop sound of Matt Pond PA