Typhoon : Young Fathers : White Lighter (2013)
- 3rd full length
- 10-14 piece indie rock band from Portland
- Download this song for free from their Official Site.
Pond : Whatever Happened to the Million Head Collide : Hobo Rocket (2013)
- 5th full length album. First of 2 announced 2013 albums.
- Features members of Tame Impala.
- By far the greatest lead singer I saw at SXSW. Young, tiny, wild aussie.
AroarA : #9 : In the Pines (2013)
- Debut full length. Also an EP of the same name.
- Side project of Broken Social Scene
Willis Earl Beal : Too Dry To Cry : Nobody Knows (2013)
- 2nd full length.
- Debut was lo-fi, unflattering and didn't show off his insanely powerful voice.
- Big time comparisons to Tom Waits.
Tom Waits : Make It Rain : Real Gone (2004)
- 15th album
- Latest album was Bad As Me, his 16th LP
- One of the most prolific, innovative and talented songwriters ever.
- Also an actor.
- Give me his first three albums and a desert island.
J Mascis : Fade Into You (Mazzy Star cover) (2013)
- New single release with a new shoe he helped design.
- Latest solo album was 2011's brilliant Several Shades of Why.
- Dinosaur Jr. leader.
- Played SXSW and was a major surprise.
Jagwar Ma : Man I Need : Howlin (2013)
- Debut LP
- Australian band
- Alt-indie dance rock band.
ARMS : Comfort : EP 2 (2013)
- Latest release.
- 2nd album was 2011's Summer Skills
- Harlem Shakes' member Todd Goldstein.
- The song Tiger Tamer from their debut album is a brilliant track
Divine Fits : Ain't That the Way : Chained to Love b/w Ain't That the Way (2013)
- Latest single.
- Debut collaborative album from Spoon's Britt Daniel and Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs' Dan Boeckner was out in 2012 and entitled, A Thing Called the Divine Fits.
- One of the highlights of SXSW 2013.
Robert Pollard : Circus Green Machine : Honey Locust Honky Tonk (2013)
- 19th solo album
- Just released his 20th-ish with Guided By Voices earlier in 2013
- Also currently releasing music with the Boston Spaceships.
Hunx & His Punx : Mud In Your Eyes : Street Punk (2013)
- 4th album.
- Another bay area garage punk band.
- Album features a collaboration with Shannon and the Clams’ Shannon.
Cloud Control : Gold Canary : Bliss Release (2010)
- Debut album
- 2nd album is out soon.
- Australian band that reminds me a lot of Youth Lagoon with less synth and more of a traditional indie rock sound.
Lou Reed : Street Hassle : Street Hassle (1978)
- 8th solo album.
- This album was shook off the gritty glam rock a bit and took aim at something bigger.
- That's Bruce Springsteen contributing a verse at the end as well. He was in the process of recording his greatest album (in my opinion), Darkness On the Edge of Town.