Yellow Ostrich - Whale - The Mistress (2011)
- Debut full length
- Sounds a bit like the Beatles and the White Stripes and even at times Menomena.
- Played SXSW
Geographer - Heaven Waits - Animal Shapes EP (2010)
- latest release
- There aren't many out there but this is another band that puts off a sound very reminiscent of Yeasayer and Bravestation.
- Played SXSW
The Mountain Goats – Damn These Vampires – All Eternals Deck (2011)
- Forthcoming full length
- Their last, The Life of the World to Come, was out in October 2009.
- Led by John Darnielle and his unmistakable passionate and powerful vocals.
Grouplove – Get Giddy – Grouplove EP (2010)
- Debut EP
- Modest Mouse and Polyphonic Spree had a baby band… not really, but that’s what this sounds like.
- SXSW performer.
Generationals – You Say It Too - Actor-Caster (2011)
- Forthcoming album.
- Louisianan Indie pop
- Great 2010 SXSW DayTrotter Session
- Playing SXSW again this year.
Guided By Voices - I Am a Scientist - Bee Thousand (1994)
- 7th album
- I have been kicking myself for a week now that I've realized I've missed a rare chance to see this band live!
- The prolific Robert Pollard's primary outfit
- Playing Pitchfork Music Fest
J Mascis - Where Are You- Several Shades of Why (2011)
- Forthcoming solo album.
- Dinosaur Jr. leader.
- Eddie Vedder-esque vocals.
- Played SXSW and was kind of a pleasant surprise.
Withered Hand - Religious Songs - Good News (2011)
- Debut full length, but has two previously released EPs
- Neil Young-heavy sound.
- His best song and unfortunately very profane. The FCC would not appreciate it if I didn’t edit… or maybe they would because it would result in them getting more cash for no good reason!
- Favorite new (to me) band! - Played SXSW
Middle Brother – Blue Eyes – Middle Brother (2011)
- Forthcoming debut from this folk super group.
- Due out in March
- Features members of Deer Tick, Delta Spirit and Dawes.
LCD Soundsystem - Dance Yrself Clean - This Is Happening (2010)
- 3rd Album
- James Murphy led outfit
- Band known for successfully tapping into many different genres: dance, rock, indie, disco
- They are responsible for what many critics consider some of the greatest songs of the past decade: All My Friends, New York I Love You and Someone Great
Family Portrait - Other Side - Family Portrait (2011)
- Lead single off forthcoming full length.
- Crazy homemade video to another track of theirs with a wide assortment of flamethrowers.
- Makes me think of the Who a bit here.
Alexander - Awake My Body - Alexander (2011)
- Solo project from the vocalist of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
- Sounds very similar to the Edward Sharpe music.
No Age - Glitter - Everything in Between (2010)
- 3rd album - This is a band I’m late to the party for.
- Dream punk is how I’ve read them described… spacier, fuzzier punk music.