Okkervil River : It Was My Season : The Silver Gymnasium (2013)
- 7th album, first not on JagJaguwar. Jumped to ATO Records.
- Led by Will Sheff
- The Stage Names, was one of best albums to come out in the time I've been obsessing over music on this show.
Wyatt Blair : Money, Honey… : BANANA CREAM DREAM (2013)
- Debut album.
- Loose fun upbeat garage rock along the lines of King Tuff.
- Another undeniably solid release from Burger Records.
- This song samples the guitar riff from a classic big beat rock song, that I can't place.
Jonathan Rado : Faces : Law And Order (2013)
- Solo debut.
- Lead guitarist of Foxygen.
- Looser vintage folk rock sound. Less psych here than with Foxygen.
Cool Ghouls : Grace : Cool Ghouls (2013)
- Debut album.
- Vintage, beachy garage rock.
- Surprise! Another great effort out on Burger Records.
The National : I Should Live In Salt : Trouble Will Find Me (2013)
- 6th album
- One of two lead singles out now.
- Has the vibe of their last full length album, 2010's High Violet.
Califone : Stitches : Stitches (2013)
- 11th full length as far as I can tell.
- Led by Tim Rutili, formerly of Red Red Meat.
These New Puritans : Fragment Two : Field of Reeds (2013)
- 3rd full length
- Mellow, dark, layered indie rock.
King Khan and The Shrines : Born To Die : Idle No More (2013)
- Forthcoming 5th album, out in Sept.
- First Shrines album since 2008
- Long time collaborator with Marc Sultan (AKA the BBQ Show)
- One of my all-time favorite artists. The Supreme Genius of King Khan and His Shrines is one of the greatest albums.
Hunx & His Punx : Bad Skin : Street Punk (2013)
- 4th album.
- Debut album out in 2011.
- Vintage garage and surf rockers
Black Joe Lewis : Skulldiggin’ : Electric Slave (2013)
- 3rd full length.
- Download this track for free on their Official Site.
T. Hardy Morris : OK Corral : Audition Tapes (2013)
- Solo Debut album
- Leader of Dead Confederate and a member of the super group Diamond Rugs with the Black Lips’ Ian St. Pe and John McCauley of Deer Tick.
JJUUJJUU : G 4 A G : FRST EP (2013)
- Debut EP
- Slightly alt, lumbering garage psych rock.
Sigur Ros : Kveikur : Kveikur (2013)
- 7th full length. Also an excellent documentary and a live album.
- Unique, powerful, orchestral Icelandic band.
- Lyrics are usually big for me to get into a band, but here, the fact I can’t understand them gives their music a mystique.
The Post Nobles : Voices In the Night : The Post Nobles EP (2013)
- Debut EP
- Who doesn't love fun, catchy, Beach Boys styled music???
- Name your price for this EP on their BandCamp.
KRILL : Never A Joke : Lucky Leaves (2013)
- 2nd full length
- Debut album, Alam No Hris, was out in 2011
- Led by Ezra Furman's brother Jonah.
Overseas : Old Love : Overseas (2013)
- Debut album
- New band led by Pedro the Lion's David Bazan and Centro-matic's Will Johnson
- Heavy alt-country rock in the same realm as Jason Molina's heavier tracks.
Wise Blood : Rat : id (2013)
- Debut full length.
- Debut EP, These Wings, was out in 2011.
- Impressive blend of r&b/rap/singing vocals, drums, and samples.