Sufjan Stevens : Christmas Unicorn : Silver & Gold (2012)
- This is the final and highlight track of this 5 EP, 58 song, Christmas box set.
- This gives him an even 10 Christmas albums full of classics and originals.
- I don't listen to any other holiday music anymore.
Thao Nguyen & the Get Down Stay Down : Holy Roller : We The Common (2013)
- 4th album. Also one collab album with Mirah called Thao & Mirah.
- if you are unfamiliar with Thao you need to correctly that quickly
- If she ever wer to propose to me, I would say yes.
Asaf Avidan : We Forgot : Avidan In A Box (2012)
- Live acoustic album.
- 4 total LPs.
- Hugely popular Israeli rock/folk-rock artist.
- His vocals are reminiscent of Janis Joplin.
Bob Dylan : Tomorrow Is a Long Time : The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 (2010)
- 47 track set of stripped back demos.
- Originally released as a live track on Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II
- This track caught my attention at the end of the Walking Dead season 1 finale and I've been on a huge Dylan kick since.
The Amazing : Dragon : The Amazing (2009)
- Debut full length of 2.
- Swedish 60's-ish folk rock.
- Founded by two members of the band Dungen
Big Harp : You Can't Save 'Em All : Chain Letters (2013)
- 2nd album
- Mixed by the indie-producer extrordanaire, Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, M. Ward, First Aid Kit)
- Great vocals somewhere between the National, Nick Cave Mark Kozelek and Rufus Wainwright.
My Jerusalem : Born In The Belly : Preachers (2012)
- 2nd full length.
- debut full length, Gone For Good, was out in 2010
- Members of The Twilight Singers, Great Northern and Polyphonic Spree.
Guided By Voices : She Lives In an Airport : The Bears For Lunch (2012)
- 3rd GBV album of 2012.
- The prolific Robert Pollard's primary outfit. Amazingly consistent icon of independent music.
- This one has a fat swaggering GBV riff driving thoughout.
Tyvek : Wayne County Roads : On Triple Beams (2012)
- 2nd album
- Debut out in 2011.
- Detroit punk band.
- Makes me think of Velvet Underground a bit.
Moonface : Faraway Lightning : 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.
Titus Andronicus : Tried To Quit Smoking : Local Business (2012)
- 3rd album.
- 2nd album The Monitor was my pick for best album of 2010 and one of my all time favorites.
- A Rolling Stone ‘Best new band of 2010’ even though their debut came out in 2008.
- SXSW 2012