Langhorne Slim & the Law : The Way We Move : The Way We Move (2012)
- First album with backing band The Law.
- Great first single that you can get for free on his site.
- Passionate and exciting live performer.
Cold Specks : Holland : I Predict A Graceful Expulsion (2012)
- Forthcoming full length debut
- Powerful rough female vocalist.
- RIYL The Head and the Heart
- An awesome video for this track can be found HERE.
Josh Ritter : Galahad (2012)
- Free song available for download off his Official Site.
- One of my favorite folk singer songwriters.
The Black Angels : Watch Out Boy : 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!
Advance Base : Summer Music : A Shut Ins Prayer (2012)
- Owen Ashworth, formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.
- Debut under this alias.
Hunx And His Punx : Lovers Lane : Too Young To Be In Love (2011)
- Debut album.
- Vintage garage and surf rockers
- Turning to 50's and 60's doo-wop here.
Fidlar : Got No Money : Don't Try EP (2012)
- 2nd EP. One EP out in 2011.
- Rough garage rick with a bit of surf rock.
- So glad to see these guys getting a bit of publicity.
- FIDLAR = Fuck It Dude Life’s A Risk.
- SXSW 2012
Diamond Rugs : Blue Mountains : 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.
- Their name is a play on the phase ‘I’m on drugs.’
- This is a track that you either love or hate… either way it will be stuck in your head.
- SXSW 2012
Bobby Bare, Jr. : Bullet Through My Teeth (Fast) : Unreleased and Free (2011)
- Brand new album out yesterday!
- Nashville folk rock artist, son of country music legend Bobby Bare.
Scott H. Biram - Time Flies : Something's Wrong/Lost Forever (2009)
- 6th full length of 7.
- Texas one man band styled artist. I think I’m on a kick.
- RIYL Seasick Steve,
Suckers : Roses : 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.
Spiritualized : I Am What I Am : Sweet Heart Sweet Light (2012)
- 7th album since 1992!
- first since 2008.
- Big time success in the UK.
Alcoholic Faith Mission : Throw Us To The Wolves : 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
Maps & Atlases : Remote and Dark Years : Beware and Be Grateful (2012)
- 1st single from forthcoming full length.
- Chicago experimental folk outfit.
- Played SXSW 2011 and playing 2012
Workout : I Wanna Die With You : Workout (2012)
- Debut full length.
- Huge Queen sound.
Shearwater : Immaculate : Animal Joy (2012)
- 7th album
- 6th album, Golden Archipelago was out in Feb of 2010
- they pack so much intensity in their songs. No one sounds quite like them.
- Austin band with ties to Okkervil River
- Almost a voice you’d expect at the opera
- Palo Santo is their best album.
- This is the most frantic track I’ve ever heard by them.
- Opening for St. Vincent tomorrow! 5/10/12.
Blithe Field : In the Moonlight : Warm Blood (2012)
- 3rd full length
- 19 year old from Ohio.
- Ambient/electronic/looping/sample-heavy arrangements.