J Roddy Walston & the Business : Heavy Bells : Essential Tremors (2013)
- 6th album
- 2010 s/t album was excellent.
- Baltimore band
- Rock and roll feel to some of the tracks
- Makes me think of Dr. Dog here.
Black Joe Lewis : Come To My Party : Electric Slave (2013)
- 3rd full length.
- Download this track for free on their Official Site.
Lantern : Evil Eye : Rock 'N' Roll Rorschach (2013)
- Debut full length, but they already have numerous singles and EPs out already.
- Garage blues act out of Philly.
- Remind me a bit of Thee Oh Sees on this track.
Field Medic : Crushed Pennies : Crushed Pennies EP (2013)
- Debut EP
- Side project from Kevin Sullivan of Rin Tin Tiger.
- Much more traditional folk offerings here than Rin Tin Tiger’s indie pop/folk
PHOX : Kingfisher : Friendship (2012)
- Debut full length.
- Latest release was 2013’s Confetti EP.
- A smoky, soulful female led indie pop/folk with a bit of orchestral instrumentation.
The Builders and the Butchers : Hellfire Mountain : Western Medicine (2013)
- 5th album
- Tense energy can be felt through out their music.
- Great live band!
Way Yes : Ties : Walkability (2012)
- Debut EP. Debut full length, Tog Pebbles, is one of 2013's best.
- Walkability also featured the hypnotically amazing track 'Important.'
- If you like this band look up the Listening Party. Also reminiscent of mellower Yeasayer and Yellow Ostrich.
Lightning Dust : Mirror : Fantasy (2013)
- 3rd album
- This is the best song they've recorded.
- Jagjaguwar Label.
- Haunting synthy folk.
Sigur Ros : Bláþráður : 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.
Warm Soda : Tell Me In A Whisper : Tell Me In A Whisper (single) (2013)
- Latest single.
- 2nd full length was out earlier in 2013.
- Project started by Matthew Melton formerly of Bare Wires
- Very similar vibe to Bare Wires
- Slogan on BandCamp: 'JUST SAY NO to SXSW 2013' referencing Bare Wires' break up.
Dinosaur Jr. : The Only Other Way (single) (2013)
- This is a promotional single released with a pair of headphones they designed for Skull Candy.
- In spite of this marketing gimmick, this is still the exact style of Dino Jr that I love most.
- Very influential indie rock band.
- Leader J Mascis released one of the best albums of 2011, Several Shades of Why.
- Eddie Vedder-esque vocals, even though Eddie probably stole the style from J Mascis.
Heart-Ships : Air Balloon : EP1 (2013)
- Debut EP
- Reminiscent of Modest Mouse and Frog Eyes.
Zoo Kid : Out Getting Ribs : Out Getting Ribs/Has This Hit (7” single) (2010)
- Aka Archy Marshal… Now goes by King Krule
- His full length debut as King Krule, Six Feet Beneath the Moon is out in Sept.
- One King Krule EP out too.
- 18 year old British singer/songwriter.
- Unique vocals highlight the musically restrained tracks.
David Lynch : Star Dream Girl : The Big Dream (2013)
- 2nd full length album.
- This album has really surprised me… and really made me want to watch Twin Peaks and/or Blue Velvet.
- One of the weirdest, most intriguing artists in film is not wasting your time in music here.