Wooden Wand – Winter In
- Briarwood Virgins (2011) Kentucky
- 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!
Englishman - He-Man Dolls - Taxidermy (2009)
- Debut EP. Just released self-titled full length debut
- Reminds me a ton of the Mountain Goats… that’s a good thing!
- Out of
Pujol - Mayday - Nasty, Brutish and Short (2011)
- 2nd EP of 2.
- Daniel Pujol. Artist on Jack White's Third Man Records.
- Rolling Stones vibes from this garage rocker.
Fidlar - Oh - DIYDUI EP (2011)
- 1st single from their forthcoming debut.
- Rough garage rick with a bit of surf rock.
The Dodos – So Cold - No Color (2011)
- Previously unreleased bonus track from their 3rd album.
- Download it for free on their site!
- debut album appeared on almost every indie music Best of ’08 lists
- This entire album is heavily focused on upbeat chugging drums.
Lightouts - All I Want / Heroes (LCD Soundsystem/David Bowie) - The Eloise Suite Single (2011)
- One of a few recently released teaser singles for their forthcoming full length debut.
- This mash-up cover is a pretty unique and well executed treat.
WATERS - Back To You - Out In the Light (2011)
- Forthcoming debut album. Out 9/20.
- New project led by Van Pierszalowski (previously of Port O'Brien).
Mikal Cronin - Get Along - Mikal Cronin (2011)
- Solo debut.
- Album is produced by fellow west coaster, Ty Segall.
- Also in a surf-punk band called the Moonhearts.
You Won't - Dance Moves - Skeptic Goodbye (2011)
- Debut album
- M. Ward and T. Rex feel to this track.
Desert Noises - Highway Cars -
(2011) Mountain Sea
- Debut LP. One EP out as well.
- Band of Horses + Fleet Foxes = Desert Noises.
Keaton Henson - You Don't Know How Lucky You Are - Dear… (2011)
- Latest Single from his full length debut.
- Somber mellow indie folk.
Old Man Luedecke - Delia and Wilhelmina - Sing All About It EP (2011)
- most recent release. 4 albums out since 2003
- Big gospel/traditional folk band.
Poor Boy's Soul - Burn Down - Burn Down (2011)
- 2nd album
- Trevor Jones led roots/folk rock that reminds me a bit of The Builders and the Butchers.
The 4onthefloor - Lionhearted - 4X4 (2011)
- Debut full length.
- Another stompin' bluesy rock artist.
- RIYL: Seasick Steve and Hollowbelly
- The feature 4 bass drums.
Tom Waits – Satisfied – 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.
White Rabbits –
– It’s Frightening (2009) Rudie Falls
- 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
The War on Drugs – Needle In Your Eye #16 – Wagonwheel Blues (2008)
- debut album… insanely good and equally well received
- 2nd full length out this year, Slave Ambient. 3 EPs out also.
- Kurt was formerly the lead guitarist for them.
- Playing Radio Radio Dec 6th.
Mark Mallman - You're Never Alone In
(Featuring Craig Finn) - Invincible Criminal (2009) New York
- 9th of 10 albums.
- Song featuring Craig Finn of the Hold Steady.
musician… likely the reason he's worked with Craig Finn. Minnesota