Les Savy Fav : Adoptduction : Go Forth (2001)
- 3rd album.
- Debut album 3/5 was out 1997.
- Led by comedian, artist, author and crazy person Tim Harrington.
- Art, punk rock that is reminiscent of the Pixies at times.
King Krule : Has This Hit : Six Feet Beneath the Moon (2013)
- Full length debut. 1 EP out.
- Aka Archy Marshal… formerly Zoo Kid
- 18 year old British singer/songwriter.
- Unique vocals highlight the musically restrained tracks.
Perfume Genius : Dark Parts : Put Your Back N 2 It (2012)
- 2nd album
- Debut album, Learning, was a massive critical hit.
- Another easy and catchy piano track.
- This week's band that is blowing up out of the blue. They are everywhere!
Willis Earl Beal : Swing On Low (Live on From The Basement) (2012)
- This is a live a version of a track off his debut album.
- Debut was lo-fi, unflattering and didn't show off his insanely powerful voice.
- Big time comparisons to Tom Waits.
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson : The Debtor : Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson (2008)
- Debut album
- TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone and Grizzly Bear’s Christopher Bear continue to lend a hand to his work
- His 2nd album was out in 2009, Sound of Fear.
- Had a very hard life prior to these releases.
Ty Segall : She Don’t Care : Sleeper (2013)
- Mellowest album to date.
- Also readying the debut release from his appropriately named group FUZZ.
Night Beats : Outta Mind : Sonic Bloom (2013)
- 2nd album’s first single.
- Seattle-based garage, soul, psych rock band.
Surf City : NYC : We Knew It Was Going To Be Like This (2013)
- 2nd full length album.
- New Zealand band.
- Fuzzy, psychedelic guitar pop.
Sonny and The Sunsets : Natural Acts : Antenna to the Afterworld (2013)
- 4th album
- His 3rd, Longtime Companion, was a highlight folk album up 2012.
- He also has a project where he's come up with 100 fictional bands and recording a song as each of them. Full explanation here.
Nathaniel Rateliff : This : Shroud EP (2011)
- Latest solo release.
- Debut single with a more soul and rock infused band is out now, Trying So Hard Not To Know.
Leatherbag : Tom Petty Summer : Rarities (2013)
- Latest release of demos.
- Austin band
- 2nd band I saw at SXSW 2012 and one that I didn’t know at all going in. Ended up being a favorite.
Phosphorescent : Song for Zula : Muchacho (2013)
- 6th album
- Singer/songwriter alias for Matthew Houck.
- Will be high on the best songs of the 2013 list
Tobacco : Heavy Makeup : Maniac Meat (2010)
- Side project of leader of Black Moth Super Rainbow, Tom Vec
- Very odd brand of electronic, psych and rock.
Death Grips : Birds (2013)
- Latest single.
- One of the most obtuse bands going.
- Former drummer of Marnie Stern.
- Highly experimental blend of hip hop, heavy rock and weirdness.
Wise Blood : 11 P.M. - 1 A.M. : id (2013)
- Debut full length.
- Debut EP, These Wings, was excellent as well.
- Impressive blend of r&b/rap/singing vocals, drums, and samples.