The Loom - Song For The Winter Sun - At Last Light (2008))
- 2nd album.
- 6 piece
- Layered folk that is reminiscent of Iron & Wine and Horse Feathers.
- Adeptly weaves together male and female lead vocals.
- Debut EP
- Garnered a lot of hype at this year's SXSW
Parlovr - Chucka Chucka - Dine Alone Sampler Summer (2011)
- Forthcoming 2nd album
- Debut out in 2008… re-released this year.
- Wolf Parade/Suckers anthem feel.
- I didn’t even have to wait for the vocals to cast my vote of approval as this track had me smiling within seconds of hitting play.
Bear and Moose - Bear and Moose - Bear and Moose (2011)
- Debut double album.
- Guitar and drums duo.
- RIYL: The Heartless Bastards
Tom Waits – Pay Me – Bad As Me (2011)
- 17th album and 1st since 2004. Album teaser video
- One of the most prolific, innovative and talented songwriters ever.
- First new music since 2006’s triple album release.
- Also an actor.
- Give me his first three albums and a desert island.
J Mascis - I've Been Thinking - Circle Single (2011)
- B-side from the 7” single for the song Circle from their latest solo album, Several Shades of Why.
- Dinosaur Jr. leader.
- Eddie Vedder-esque vocals.
- Played SXSW and was a major surprise.
- This is from the DayTrotter Session he just recorded.
Withered Hand - It's A Wonderful Lie – It’s A Wonderful Lie Single (2009)
- Debut full length was Good News, but two previously released EPs also.
- Neil Young-heavy sound.
- Played SXSW
Tennis - Origins - Young and Old (2012)
- 2nd Album
- Debut LP was out this past January. Debut EP was out in July of 2010.
- Pop husband and wife duo.
- Bought a sailboat and sailed around the east coast for eight months and now are sharing their experiences in song form for you.
- Played SXSW
Said the Whale -
– New Brighton EP (2011) New Brighton
- 9th EP released to warm the waters for their 3rd full length due out in early 2012.
- 2nd album, was Islands Disappear.
- About as good of an example of Indie pop as you can find.
- A friend turned me on to this band via the video for this song. Watch it!
- Played SXSW.
13ghosts - Wicked Drink –
of Bottle Flies (2011) Garland
- 6th album, 3 EPs as well.
- Raucous barroom-style rock.
- RIYL: Lucero, Ike Reilly.
Handsome Furs – Handsome Furs Hate This Place -
Plague Park (2007)
- Debut album
- 3rd album, Sound Kapital was out this year.
- Wolf Parade's Dan Boeckner and his wife.
- I was late to the party here, but glad I didn’t miss it!
Imaad Wasif - Go Insane (The Doors) - Beat LA: A Benefit for
- Compilation of covers in support of
- Imaad Wasif was formerly a guitarist for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and has made some great alt-rock music since.
- Latest of 3 EPs. Also 2 full lengths.
- This shows the catchier side of this usually heavy-psych rock band.
Neil Young – Home On the Range – Where the
Roam OST (1980) Buffalo
- Theme from one of the early, less highly regarded films based on Hunter S. Thompson’s work.
- The soundtrack featured a lot of great music anchored by the Neil Young score.
Wounded Lion - Roman Values - IVXLCDM (2011)
- 2nd album.
- Garage band from LA.
The Antlers –
VCR (The xx cover) - (Together) EP (2011)
- Latest EP.
- 4th album, Burst Apart, was out in early 2011
- 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.