Black Lips – Dance With You - Sick of You 7' (2012))
- Single of b-sides from
- 6th album,
was my pick for Best Band/Album of the U & U 2011 Arabia Mountain
- One of the most fun bands to listen to and see live.
- Sloppy garage rock.
Diamond Rugs - Country Mile - Diamond Rugs (2012)
- Debut release from garage/folk supergroup featuring Deer Tick's John McCaualey, Ian Saint Pe of the Black Lips and Hardy Morris from Dead Confederate.
- An appropriately titled first single from a band who says their name is a play on the phase ‘I’m on drugs.’
- SXSW 2012
Moonface - Heartbreaking Bravery - With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery (2012)
- 2nd album. First with Siinai as backing band
- First full length was out last year, Organ Music.
- Debut EP was out last year and was one 20+ minute track.
- Wolf Parade's and Sunset Rubdown's Spencer Krug's solo project.
Spiritualized - Hey Jane - Sweet Heart Sweet Light (2012)
- 7th album since 1992!
- first since 2008.
- Big time success in the
Devin - You're Mine - Romancing (2012)
- Debut full length.
- Formerly Devin Therriault.
- brash 70's style rock
Pujol - DIY2K -
Of Being (2012) United States
- Daniel Pujol. Artist on Jack White's Third Man Records.
- Rolling Stones vibes from this garage rocker.
Ill Fits – Blood and Devotion - DayTrotter Session (2012)
- Brand new band led by U & U favorite Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson.
- Also features members of MGMT, Amazing Baby and
AND they’re apparently friends with Suckers! Can’t get much more cred than that background to start with.
- Sounds more like
that anything. Actually reminds me of Suckers, too. Bowie
Quiet Hooves - Hott r Nott - Stallin' (2012) & Saddle Up (2010)
- Double album featuring a rerelease of their 1st album plus their 2nd.
- Eclectic pop/rock. Reminds me a bit Man Man and Menomena.
- A bit wacky at times, but not coming off as tacky or trying to hard.
Bigott - Cool Single Wedding - This Is the Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship (2010)
- 2nd album
- Got a lot of praise for his 2012 SXSW appearances.
- Spanish folk rock
Horse Feathers – Where I’ll Be – Cynic’s New Year (2012)
- 4th album.
- If you like this band check out Rosemont Family Reunion
- Blown away by live performance… a unique experience only rivaled by Iron and; Wine
- The songs are played so softly the crowd is almost silent focused on the music.
- SXSW 2012
M. Ward - The First Time I Ran Away – A Wasteland Companion (2012)
- 8th LP.
- Also done work Zooey Deschanel in She & Him and with Jim James and Conor Oberst in the Monsters of Folk.
- AKA Matthew Ward
- SXSW 2012
Father John Misty - Funtimes in
- Fear Fun (2012) Babylon
- J Tillman's debut album under this alias.
- Former member of the Fleet Foxes who hasn’t really put out any solo work that's impressed me until this song.
- Big Jason Molina feeling to this album.
- His SXSW 2012 performance was also less than phenomenal unfortunately.
Lucero - Like Lightning - Women & Work (2012)
- New album!
- Ben Nichols, lead singer, has been working on solo stuff since this came out.
- Best bar rock band going.
Ben Kweller - Justify Me - Go Fly a Kite (2012)
- 6th full length.
- Indie pop/rock singer songwriter that's been making enjoyable, extremely consistent, not overly ground breaking records since 2002.
– Born Young – These United States (2012) United States
- 5th album
- Their debut was one that I immediately latched onto, but it took a re-release to drive up the following this band deserves.
- Jesse Elliot, lead singer, writes some fantastic lyrics to go along with the layered
- This is about the most poppy they've ever sounded.
- SXSW 2012
Anais Mitchell - Epic 1 & 2 (feat Justin Vernon) - Hadestown (2010)
- 5th album. Features numerous appearances from Justin Vernon and other vocalists.
- 6th album, Young Man In America is just out.
- folk singer songwriter.