Langhorne Slim & the Law : Past Lives : 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.
Japandroids : Younger Us : Celebration Rock (2012)
- 2nd album.
- raucous anthem-filled post punk rock.
- This song was released as a single in 2010, before this album was even an idea.
- huge energy and distortion. You’ll want to see this song live and as loud as possible.
- SXSW 2012
The Spyrals : Soul : The Spyrals EP (2012)
- Debut EP. Also have a full length out this year.
- Garage blues rock that will help fill in the space between Black Angels albums.
Black Whales : Vietnam : Vietnam Single (2012)
- Latest single and available for free download on their BandCamp.
- One full length as well.
- Heavy, dark sound reminiscent of the Black Angels.
Perfume Genius : Dark Parts : Put Your Back N 2 It (2012)
- 2nd album
- Debut album, Learning, was a massive critical hit.
- Another easy and catchy piano track.
- This week's band that is blowing up out of the blue. They are everywhere!
Cold Specks : Hector : I Predict A Graceful Expulsion (2012)
- Full length debut
- Powerful rough female vocalist.
- RIYL The Head and the Heart
- An awesome video for the track 'Holland' can be found HERE.
Sun Kil Moon : King Fish : 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.
The Henry Clay People : Hide : Twenty-Five For the Rest of Our Lives (2012)
- 6th Album
- Big energetic anthem rock band.
- SXSW 2012
Crocodiles : Sunday : Endless Flowers (2012)
- 3rd album.
- Lo-fi, post-punk, psych… a big mash up of styles.
Pow Wows : EIO (During The Flood) : Nightmare Soda (2011)
- Debut full length.
- Great fuzzy garage soul rock.
Teenagers : Sweet P. : Besides (2012)
- Debut single.
- Side project from the leader of Holy Mountain.
He's My Brother She's My Sister - What Goes On (The Beatles cover) - What Goes On Single (2012)
- Latest single. Available on their BandCamp site.
- One EP out in 2010 as well.
- Catchy male/female folk pop group.
King Tuff : Keep On Movin' : King Tuff (2012)
- 2nd full length album
- out of the Vermont
- psychadelic/powerpop/rock… a little like T Rex vocals
Burnt Ones : Gonna Listen to T. Rex (All Night Long) : All Night Long 7" (2010)
- Debut album
- San Francisco band.
- 'Spirit in the Sky' vibe to these vintage sounding garage rockers.
Heavy Cream : The Jam : Super Treatment (2012)
- 2nd album. Debut was out in 2010
- Ty Segall produced amped up rocker of an album.
Youth Lagoon : Montana : The Year of Hibernation (2011)
- Debut full length
- Recorded by 20 yr old Trevor Powers
- Beachy (at times), spacey indie pop.
The National – The Rains of Castamere : Game of Thrones Season 2 OST (2012)
- This song is from the medieval HBO show soundtrack.
- Very haunting vocals showcased here.
- Latest full length album was High Violet. First since 2007
- They also had a hand in the production of the great ‘Dark Was The Night’ compilation.
Bon Iver : Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow) (John Prine cover) : Towers b/w Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow) (2012)
- B-side on the single for ‘Towers’, a track from their 2nd album.
- Had one of the most critically acclaimed debuts in the past ten years.
- Led by Justin Vernon, formerly of DaYarmond Edison.
- powerful live performer.