Emperor X – Sig Alert –
Western Teleport (2011)
- 5th album.
- Former HS science teacher.
- RIYL: Mountain Goats & Death Cab for Cutie
Air Review -
's Son - America 's Son EP (2011) America
- Debut EP
folk rock band Dallas
- Cool Sufjan Stevens and Elliot Smith vibes on this track.
Siskiyou - Twigs and Stones - Keep Away The Dead (2011)
- 2nd album
- Led by former Great Lake Swimmer Colin Huebert.
- Feels like an amped up Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy track.
We Were Promised Jetpacks – Through the Dirt and the Gravel - In the Pit of the Stomach (2011)
- 2nd album
- Scottish band with a very similar sound to Frightened Rabbit on the mellower tracks but seem a bit more aggressive when they amp up their sound.
Hanni El Khatib - Build. Destroy. Rebuild. - Build. Destroy. Rebuild. 7” Single (2010)
- If you love the old Black Keys you will get into this guy for sure!
- Hard, dirty garage blue rock.
Gentlemen Rogues - Run From the Light, Carol Anne - Run From the Light, Carol Anne (Single) (2011)
- Latest single. Debut 3 song EP is also out on their BandCamp.
The National - Think You Can Wait - Win Win OST(2011)
- This song is from a movie soundtrack.
- Latest full length album was High Violet. First since 2007
- They also had a hand in the production of the ‘Dark Was The Night’ compilation.
Color Radio - Vespers - Architects (2011)
- Debut full length. Also have an EP out in 2009, Be Safe.
- Shoegaze from
The Rapture - It Takes Time To Be A Man - In the Grace of Your Love (2011)
- 4th album
- An easier upbeat style of rock that reminds me of some of Ryan Adams more enjoyable work.
- On James Murphy’s (of LCD Soundsystem) DFA Records.
Paley and Francis - Praise - Paley and Francis (2011)
- Album from Black Francis and his long time collaborator Reid Paley.
- This track has a big Velvet Underground feel to it.
The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat - White Light/White Heat (1968)
- 2nd Album.
- Pretty much as influential as a band gets.
- John Cale and Lou Reed.
Richard Swift – Broken Finger Blues - Walt Wolfman EP (2010)
- Latest EP. 4 full lengths out.
- Finally this thing is coming out! Been in the works for over a year.
- Hops from genre to genre
- This track has some serious vintage sounds, Motown in particular, and was released on a primer EP that was filled with similar feels.
Ryan Adams – Ashes and Fire - Ashes and Fire (2011)
- Forthcoming album.
- This is one of my all-time favorite artists and this is the first song I've really enjoyed in a while. Hopes are high that he'll back off the big label polish.
PAPA - Song For Mike Gigliotti - A Good Woman Is Hard To Find EP (2011)
- Led by the drummer for the band Girls.
- Upbeat, a touch beachy and sun-drenched pop and a perfect fit for the end of summer.
- There is something triumphant in their tracks that really draws me in.
Sigur Ros -Festival (Live) - Inni (2011)
- New live album from unique Icelandic band. 5 LPs.
- Album translates to ‘With a Buzz in our ears we play endlessly.’
- Song translates into ‘Within Me a Lunatic Sings’
- Lyrics are usually big for me to get into a band, but here, the fact I can’t understand them gives their music a certain mystique.
- This album is a soundtrack to a Movie/Documentary