Songs:Ohia : John Henry Split My Heart : The Magnolia Electric Co. (2003)
- 9th and final Songs:Ohia release before he launched his next band Magnolia Electric Co.
- Leader Jason Molina died at 39 this past Saturday night (3/17/13) in Indianapolis. He was battling alcoholism for years and it finally was too much.
- It’s an odd feeling to describe, but he was without question one of my all-time favorites and the person I’ve been the biggest fan of to die.
- I feel fortunate to have seen him perform.
Pickwick : Well, Well : Can’t Talk Medicine (2013)
- Debut full length
- This has catapulted itself to the forefront of the best album of ’13 discussion.
- Tied for my favorite show at SXSW 2013.
Suuns : Mirror Mirror : Images Du Futur (2013)
- 2nd album
- Just released video for this one, 2020.
- Tied for my favorite show of SXSW 2013.
- Pronounced like ‘soons.’
Devendra Banhart : Golden Girls : Mala (2013)
- 8th studio album
- Full Name: Devendra (Hindu god of rain and thunder) Obi (Star Wars inspired) Banhart
- His solo electric SXSW 2013 set was breathtaking. Charming, funny, delicate, restrained beauty.
Diamond Rings : Mellow Doubt (Teenage Fanclub Cover) : You & Me b/w Mellow Doubt (single) (2011)
- B-side of a single off his debut album, Special Affections.
- 2nd album was 2012’s Free Dimensional and much more beat driven and dance.
- Powerful solo acoustic performance at SXSW 2013.
Hiss Golden Messenger : Red Rose Nantahala (Live) (2012)
- Unreleased track recorded at a festival in late 2012.
- Provided a perfect solo acoustic set on the back patio on a sunny afternoon at SXSW 2013
- His album Poor Moon is a highlight of 2012.
Marnie Stern : Nothing Is Easy : The Chronicles of Marnia (2013)
- 4th album. Out in March 2013
- Her previous album was a 2010 Best of the U & U.
- A wild mix of the joyous unpredictability of Ponytail and the harder Yeah Yeah Yeahs tracks.
- The band I'm most excited to see play SXSW 2013 of the announced acts so far.
Phosphorescent : Ride On, Right On : Muchacho (2013)
- 6th album
- Singer/songwriter alias for Matthew Houck.
Thao Nguyen & the Get Down Stay Down : We Don't Call : 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 were to propose to me, I would say yes.
- SXSW 2013
You Won’t : Three Car Garage : Skeptic Goodbye (2012)
- Debut album.
- Liked them at CMJ. LOVED them at SXSW.
Nick Cave : Wild Lovely Eyes : Push Away the Sky (2013)
- 15th studio album
- Most recent was 2008’s ‘Dig, Lazarus! Dig!!!’ and then his two Grinderman albums.
- Like a few artists out there, like Lou Reed and Tom Waits, he has a huge cult following and a unique/distinct sound.
- SXSW 2013
Cloud Cult : You’re the Only Thing In Your Way : Love (2013)
- 10th album
- Led by environmentalist Craig Minowa
- 'Advice from the Happy Hippopotamus' was their 6th and best album.
- I reference this band a lot when talking about newer bands taking on this style because these guys are so good at it!
Youth Lagoon : Pelican Man : Wondrous Bughouse (2013)
- 2nd full length
- Lusher, wilder, trippier follow up to their understated debut.
Turf War : Ain’t Living Long Like This (Waylon Jennings cover) : Turf War Plays the Hits (2013)
- EP of covers
- Favorite band of SXSW 2012