Jack White : Blunderbuss : Blunderbuss (2012)
Jack White : Freedom at 21 : Blunderbuss (2012)
- Debut solo album
- First release since he announced the end of the White Stripes.
- Just did a pretty funny interview and entertaining performance of ‘Freedom at 21’ on Colbert.
The Black Angels : She's Not There (Zombies cover) : Watch Out Boy b/w I'd Rather Be Lonely 7' (2012)
- Record Store Day exclusive 7" single
- One of the greatest performers at SXSW 2011 & 2012
- Forthcoming album sometime this year
- First full length album, Passover, came out in 2006
- Formed in 2004 in Austin, TX
- Playing Cincinnati Thu, August 9th!
Ty Segall Band : Wave Goodbye : Slaughterhouse (2012)
- First album under this title. Features usually collaborator, Mikal Cronin.
- San Fran 60’s psych/garage rock leader.
- Just released a new collaborative album with the band White Fence called Hair.
Diamond Rugs : Motherland : 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
The Lumineers : Ho Hey : The Lumineers (2012)
- Debut full length.
- Playing Conan May 7th
- Playing Radio Rado May 25th for $10!
Alcoholic Faith Mission : Alaska : Ask Me This (2012)
- 4th album. The ‘And the Running with Insanity’ EP is excellent as well.
- Extremely eclectic band from Denmark, Sweden.
- Played SXSW 2011
Suckers : Figure It Out : Candy Salad (2012)
- 2nd full length
- Eclectic rock that might could be RIYL Wolf Parade or Menomena. (I do)
- Debut EP and LP each received Best of the U & U honors.
- SXSW 2012.
Ramona Falls : Divide by Zero : Prophet (2012)
- Led by Brent Knopf, formerly of Menomena.
- This was the track I was wanting to hear again most after their SXSW performance.
- SXSW 2012
Felix : Oh Thee 73 : Oh Holy Molar (2012)
- Forthcoming 2nd album.
- 'Where Is My Dragon?' is a really tremendous older track from their debut 2009 album ‘You Are the One I Pick.’
Sun Kil Moon : That Bird Has A Broken Wing : Among the Leaves (2012)
- 5th full length
- Mark Kozelek's main band.
- First album was comprised of all AC/DC reworkings. 2nd was all Modest Mouse. Both are great.
Advance Base : New Gospel : A Shut Ins Prayer (2012)
- Owen Ashworth, formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.
- Debut under this alias.
Moonface : Lay Your Cheek On Down : 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 : Headin' For The Top Now : Sweet Heart Sweet Light (2012)
- 7th album since 1992!
- first since 2008.
- Big time success in the UK.