Black Lips – Time –
(2011) Arabia Mountain
- 6th album.
- One of the most fun bands to listen to and see live.
- Sloppy garage rock.
1, 2, 3 - Confetti - New Heaven (2011)
- Forthcoming debut.
- Latest hard-to-google band!
- Jangily and Fuzzy rock.
Black Francis – Dead Man’s Curve – NonStopErotik (2010)
- 19th solo album
- Leader of the Pixies.
- AKA, Frank Black, Frank Black & the Catholics and, his given name, Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV.
Priory – Lady of Late – Priory
- Debut full length. One EP out as well.
band. Portland, OR
- Indie pop/folk/electronic
- Great album art!
- Make me think of the Pixies a little.
Tony Castles – Juice – Juice 7” (2011)
- They have a debut EP out.
- Download for free at RCRDLBL!
– Chisel and Pick - Almanac ( Sparks MMX) Year of Beasts (2011)
- 3rd album. 2 EPs as well.
- Bouncy and a bit off key and off kilter. All traits that I love.
- Think Modest Mouse/Menomena/Suckers.
PJ Harvey – The Words That Marketh Murder – Let
Shake (2011) England
- 8th studio album.
- One of this years most critically acclaimed albums.
- Polly Jean Harvey
White Denim – Street Joy - D (2011)
- 5th album. They are continually changing their sound and evolving.
- They did an Impromptu album of demos last summer: Download for free right now!
- Played SXSW
Holiday was their debut and still their best.
- Playing the Rock Lobster in Indy Wednesday, June 29th.
Bon Iver – I Can't Make You Love Me (Bonnie Rait Cover)–
Single (From Bon Iver) (2011) Calgary
- 2nd album.
- Had one of the most critically acclaimed debuts in the past ten years.
- Led by Justin Vernon, formerly of DeYarmond Edison.
- powerful live performer.
- Playing the Murat Theatre Monday July 25th
Ty Segall – I Am With You - Goodbye Bread (2011)
- 1st full length on Drag City Records. 6th solo overall.
- Plays all the instruments on the album.
- Just released a T. Rex themed EP of covers for Record Store Day. This release has completely sold me on Ty.
- Huge critical hit.
- Big garage rock here. Think old Black Keys.
- Played one of the loudest, most rockin' sets at SXSW
Viva Voce – A Viking Love Song - The Future WIll Destroy You (2011)
- 6th album… 5th was out last year,
husband and wife duo Portland, OR
- spacey catchy psychedelic rock.
Centro-Matic – Only In My Double Mind – Candidate Waltz (2011)
- 10th album
- Led by Will Johnson who has also released material under his given name, as
South San Gabriel and a collaborative effort with Magnolia Elec. Co.’s Jason Molina
- Rough alt-countty rock band.
- Think Lucero but a bit darker.
WU LYF – Heavy Pop – Go Tell Fire To the Mountain (2011)
- Debut album.
- ‘World Unite Lucifer Youth Foundation’ or ‘Love You Forever’
- Sound like Explosions in the Sky with Lyrics.
- Cinematic pulses and swells of powerful spacey guitars.
- RIYL: Explosions in the Sky, Wilderness or Lord Dog Bird
- 7th of 7 EPs
- Heavy rock sound with a bold voice.
- This band makes me think of late 80's and early 90's alternative rock bands.