Japandroids : Evil's Sway : Celebration Rock (2012)
- 2nd album.
- raucous anthem-filled post punk rock
- huge energy and distortion. You’ll want to see this song live and as loud as possible.
- SXSW 2012
The Black Box Revelation : High On A Wire : My Perception (2012)
- Debut full length
- One 2011 EP out as well.
- Belgian duo bringing heavy guitar blues rock. Think Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and The Black Keys.
Lord Buffalo : Cold Bones : Lord Buffalo EP (2012)
- Debut EP
- Austin, TX band.
- Experimental folk rock.
- Sounds like a folk infused blend of Timber Timbre & Wilderness.
Cold Specks : Winter Solstice : I Predict A Graceful Expulsion (2012)
- Forthcoming full length debut
- Powerful rough female vocalist.
- RIYL The Head and the Heart
- An awesome video for the track 'Holland' can be found HERE.
Advance Base : David Allen : A Shut Ins Prayer (2012)
- Owen Ashworth, formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.
- Debut under this alias.
Hunx And His Punx : Let Me In : Hairdresser Blues (2012)
- 3rd album
- Debut album out in 2011.
- Vintage garage and surf rockers
Diamond Rugs : Hightail : 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
Guided By Voices : Class Clown Spots a UFO : Class Clown Spots a UFO (2012)
- 2nd GBV album of 2012.
- First album with the recently reunited 'classic lineup' since 1996 was out early this year.
- I have been kicking myself for a week now that I've realized I've missed a rare chance to see this band live!
- The prolific Robert Pollard's primary outfit.
Chappo : Petrified Sand : Plastique Universe II: Pisces Princess (2011)
- 2nd EP
- Debut full length was out May 15th
- Download this EP for free on their BandCamp
AND get a track off their new LP by checking their Official Site!
Parlovr - You Only Want It 'Cause You're Lonely : Kook Soul (2012)
- 2nd album
- Debut out in 2008… re-released in 2010.
- Wolf Parade/Suckers anthem feel.
Tu Fawning : Anchor : A Monument (2012)
- 2nd full length album
- Portland, OR band.
Bravestation : Tides of the Summit : Giants & Dreamers (2012)
- Debut full length!
- Also have a 2010 debut EP.
- It’s about time Yeasayer fans have another band addressing their needs.
Spiritualized : Mary : Sweet Heart Sweet Light (2012)
- 7th album since 1992!
- first since 2008.
- Big time success in the UK.
Richard Hawley : Leave Your Body Behind You : Standing At The Sky's Edge (2012)
- 8th album
- Hugely successful in the UK
- Brings a sound reminiscent of Mark Lanegan
Maps & Atlases : Vampires : Beware and Be Grateful (2012)
- 1st single from forthcoming full length.
- Chicago experimental folk outfit.
- Played SXSW 2011 and playing 2012
Blithe Field : Mistakes : Art Week 2012 Unlimited Free Milkshakes Compilation (2012)
- Contribution to the label's sampler.
- 19 year old from Ohio.
- Ambient/electronic/looping/sample-heavy arrangements.