Guadalupe Plata - Lorena - Guadalupe Plata (2011)
- Debut album.
- Spanish band.
- Incredibly enjoyable Black Keys/White Stripes feel here.
Black Keys – Run Right Back - El Camino (2011)
- 7th studio album already!
- Their 5th & 6th albums had a much more polished sound to them, this track gives me some hope for the return of their early rough blues sounds.
Wooden Wand - Scorpion Glow - Briarwood Virgins (2011)
- Latest single from this James Jackson Toth project's forthcoming album
- Also released music as WAND after his band left him.
- He conducted a pretty awesome fundraiser for this album. Check it out here!
Craig Finn –
Blues – Clear Heart Full Eyes (2012) Honolulu
- 1st single of The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn’s solo debut. Out next January.
- This seems to have a looser feel than most of what you get from the Hold Steady.
Okkervil River – Plan D - Golden Opportunities 2 (2011)
- Free EP just released on their site.
- These guys are a former best of the U & U top spot holder thanks to their album ‘The Stage Names’
- Lyric-heavy deeply layered building folk rock.
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - Clap Your Hands - The Wages (2010)
- 5th album of 6.
- From Brown
. County Indiana
Scott H. Biram - Victory Song - Bad Ingredients (2011)
- 7th full length.
one man band styled artist. I think I’m on a kick. Texas
- RIYL Seasick Steve,
Poor Boy's Soul - 54 Ways - Burn Down (2011)
- 2nd album
- Trevor Jones led roots/folk rock that reminds me a bit of The Builders and the Butchers.
The Builders and the Butchers – Black Elevator - Dead Reckoning (2011)
- 3rd album
- Tense energy can be felt through out their music.
- Great live band!
- I forgot about this album after the initial single was released. I apologize!
White Rabbits – Percussion Gun – It’s Frightening (2009)
- 2nd album.
- Their debut album, had huge hype and acclaim.
- I like this song better than anything I heard on their debut… promising start for what’s to come on the rest of the album.
- Playing Radio Radio Dec 2nd
Ty Segall - Son of Sam - Singles 2007-2010 (2011)
- Latest release. As the name would imply, it’s just a big collection of his recent singles.
- Ty Segall has almost single-handedly revitalized the fuzzy garage rock genre.
- Old White Stripes vibes here.
Coves - Let The Sun Go Down On Me Here (Demo) - Coves EP (2011)
- Debut EP. Free to download from their BandCamp.
Smashing Pumpkins - Soma - Siamese Dream (1993)
- 2nd album.
- This is the greatest Smashing Pumpkins’ song of all if you ask me.
- Just did the deluxe re-issue of this and Gish (their debut).
Keaton Henson - Sarah Minor - Dear… (2011)
- Latest Single from his full length debut.
- Somber mellow indie folk.
Yellow Ostrich - 'Til I Disappear - The Mistress (2011)
- Bonus track from their debut full length which has just been re-released with these tracks.
- Sounds a bit like the Beatles and the White Stripes and even at times Menomena.
- Very talented vocalist. Uses looping to deeply layer his music.
- Played SXSW
The National – Mr. November - Alligator (2005)
- 3rd album
- Latest was High Violet and was one of the best albums of 2010.
- They also had a hand in the production of the ‘Dark Was The Night’ compilation.
- This might be my favorite song by them.