JEFF the Brotherhood : Mystic Portal II : Hypnotic Knights (2012)
- Water warming EP fir their forthcoming full length Hypnotic Nights.
- Jake & Jamin Orrall
- Kraut punk rock. Harder, eclectic rock.
- This album has a significantly increased pop feel to it… Early Weezer specifically at times.
- Played SXSW and they lead singer & guitarist came out into the crowd, right in front of me and played a solo from his knees for me!
- Formerly of the band Be Your Own Pet.
- Playing Radio Radio in Indy June 25th.
Yeasayer : 2080 : All Hour Cymbals (2007)
- Highlight track from their highly acclaimed debut album.
- Fragrant World is their forthcoming 3rd album.
- Their 2nd album, Odd Blood, came out in 2010.
- Best Band of Pitchfork Music Fest 2009 By Far!
- Immensely layered quintet
- Playing Cincinnati June 24th!
The Tallest Man On Earth : Criminals : There's No Leaving Now (2012)
- 3rd album.
- Swedish singer/songwriter Kristian Matsson
- Powerful voice.
- 2008 self-titled debut was very well received.
Sun Kil Moon : I know It's Pathetic But That Was The Greatest Night Of My Life : 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.
David Dondero : # Zero with a Bullet : # Zero with a Bullet (2010)
- 7th studio album.
- Reminds me a bit of Neil Young and Mike Doughty!
- This track is a bit more acoustic than the album’s title track.
Langhorne Slim & the Law : Two Crooked Hearts : 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.
- Playing Radio Radio Saturday, July 21st
Shovels & Rope : Hollowpoint Blues : Shovels & Rope (2008)
- Debut album.
- I had heard some others songs from this outfit, but this is the first song to really grab me.
- Folk rock band comprised of solo artists Cary Ann Heart and Michael Trent.
Guided By Voices : Keep It In Line : 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.
Gospel Claws : Stars In My Heart : C-L-a-W-S (2010)
- Debut full length.
- Pulses between soulful 50's pop and powerful, amped up beach rock.
- Vocals somewhat reminiscent of the Heartless Bastards.
Blonds : 206 : The Bad Ones (2011)
- Debut EP
- Debut full length is on its way.
- Moody, pulsing rock with powerful, steady, Nico-like vocals.
- 2 incredible videos out. One is for this song, one is for their new single, Run.
The Spyrals : Long Road Out : The Spyrals (2012)
- Debut full length.
- Garage blues rock that will help fill in the space between Black Angels albums.
The Young : Livin' Free : Dub Egg (2012)
- 2nd album
- Classic heavy, fat 70's psych rock riffs.
Ty Segall : Swag : Ty Segall/Black Time Split LP (2012)
- This is back to Segall’s big time fuzz.
- First album under the moniker Ty Segall Band, Slaughterhouse, is out next week. 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.
Wet Hair : Jane You Don't Decide : Spill Into Atmosphere (2012)
- 2nd album.
- Previously big 70's psych/80’s kraut rock, but here has a bit more 80’s pop than ever before.
- This one opens up into a big 'Strangle Hold' type jam.
- SXSW 2012
Richard Swift : The Bully : Ground Trouble Jaw EP (2009)
- I love the loose creativity of this song so much.
- Latest release was 2010's Walt Wolfman EP. 4 full lengths out.
- Has been doing a lot more production for other bands lately.
- Hops from genre to genre
- Like my favorite music from Swift, this track has some serious vintage, soul, motown sounds.