King Tuff : Bad Thing : King Tuff (2012)
- 2nd full length album
- out of the Vermont
- psychadelic/powerpop/rock… a little like T Rex vocals
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 Dog Life’s A Risk.
- SXSW 2012
Yellow Ostrich : Marathon Runner : Strange Land (2012)
- 2nd full length.
- Debut full length was 'The Mistress' and made the 2011 Best of the U & U.
- Sounds a bit like the Beatles and the White Stripes and even at times Menomena.
Dusted : (Into the) Atmosphere : Total Dust (2012)
- Debut full length
- Collaborative band from a member of Holy Fuck and Final Fantasy.
- Big Neil Young folk sound.
Diamond Rugs : Country Mile : 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.’
Cloud Nothings : No Future/No Past : Attack on Memory (2012)
- 2nd album.
- Band led by 20 year old from Cleveland.
- Brooding, building track that starts like a Pixies song then explodes into something like that found on a raucous Nirvana track, or some other early 90's grunge act.
The Tallest Man On Earth : 1904 : 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 : The Moderately Talented Yet Attractive Young Woman Vs. The Exceptionally Talented Yet Not So Attractive Middle Aged Man : 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.
First Aid Kit : The Lion's Roar : The Lion's Roar (2012)
- 2nd full length.
- Swedish folk outfit.
- They also have one EP out and a DayTrotter session well worth your time.
Slam Donahue : C'mon C'mon : Hemlock Tea EP (2012)
- 2nd EP
- One of the catchier songs I've come across in quite a while
Langhorne Slim & the Law : Fire : 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.
Maps & Atlases : Old Ash : Beware and Be Grateful (2012)
- Latest full length.
- Chicago experimental folk outfit.
- Played SXSW 2011 and playing 2012
Twin Shadow : Beg For The Night : Confess (2012)
- 2nd album
- There might not be a song I've listened to more since my move than this one
- Band led by George Lewis Jr.
- Part pop, part 80's synth rock, part dance and all wrapped up in Lewis' dynamic vocals.