PAPA - Ain't It So - A Good Woman Is Hard To Find EP (2011)
- Led by the drummer for the band Girls.
- Upbeat, a touch beachy and sun-drenched pop and a perfect fit for the end of summer.
Peggy Sue – Long Division Blues – Fossils and other Phantoms (2010)
- 2nd album from
- Dark vibes soak this track and I love it.
The Pack A.D. - Take - Unpersons (2011)
- 3rd album
- Big White Stripes and Kills vibes here.
The Raveonettes – Oh, Stranger - Batman: Arkham
City Game OST (2011)
- Contribution for a new Batman video game.
- 4th album from this Danish rock duo
- Sound is heavy with feels of the Velvet Underground.
- Also some
and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club missed in there too. Black Mountain
- this one is blatantly laden with Lou Reed/VU sounds.
Richard Swift – Whitman - Walt Wolfman EP (2010)
- 4th full length
- Finally this thing is coming out! Been in the works for over a year.
- Hops from genre to genre
- This track has some serious vintage sounds, Motown in particular, and was released on a primer EP that was filled with similar feels.
Man Man – Spooky Jookie – Life Fantastic (2011)
- Forthcoming 4th album
- Manic and energetic big band sound.
- I always think they bring the sound and style that Franz Nicolai (formerly of the Hold Steady) is aiming for on his solo work, but never achieves.
- They were great at SXSW!
- Leader of Man Man is also in the collaborative project called Mister Heavenly with folks from Modest Mouse and the Unicorns.
Wooden Wand and the Briarwood Virgins - Big Mouth
- Wooden Wand and the Briarwood Virgins (2011) USA
- 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!
My Brightest Diamond – Be Brave - All Things Will Unwind (2011)
- Shana Worden’s debut album was out in 2006
- Previously with Awry and Sufjan Stevens
Futurebirds - Wild Heart - Via Flamina EP (2011)
- Forthcoming EP
- Debut full length was out in 2010 and called
's Lullaby. Hampton
ARMS - Fleeced - Summer Skills (2011)
- 2nd album
- Harlem Shakes' member Todd Goldstein.
- The song Tiger Tamer from their debut album is a brilliant track
- SXSW Performer
Mark Kozelek – Up To My Neck – The Finally LP (2008)
- an album of covers
- This is an AC/DC cover
- He has done several albums like this… dedicating entire albums to AC/DC, Modest Mouse, John Denver and Kris Kristofferson
- The Modest Mouse album is fantastic.
Desertshore - Mercy - Drawing of Threes (2011)
- 2nd album. 1st was out in 2010
- Collaboration of former members of the Red House Painters, a band led by Mark Kozelek.
- Kozelek is now best known for his other band Sun Kil Moon
Sunset Rubdown – Dragon’s Lair – Dragonslayer (2009)
- 4th album
- Eagerly awaiting this album
- One of Spencer Krug’s many bands
- This album has some epic sounding tracks.
- Longest song on the show by 56 seconds!