Willis Earl Beal : Wavering Lines : Nobody Knows (2013)
- This is a live a cappella version of a track off the forthcoming 2nd album.
- Debut was lo-fi, unflattering and didn't show off his insanely powerful voice.
- Big time comparisons to Tom Waits.
King Khan and The Shrines : Darkness : 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.
Les Savy Fav : Scout’s Honor : 3/5 (1997)
- Debut album.
- Led by comedian, artist, author and crazy person Tim Harrington.
- Art, punk rock that is reminiscent of the Pixies at times.
Desaparecidos : Te Amo Camila Vallejo : Te Amo Camila Vallejo b/w Underground Man (2013)
- Latest single from Conor Oberst’s recently reunited punk rock band.
- Conor Oberst is best known for his band Bright Eyes.
AroarA : #7 : In the Pines (2013)
- Debut full length. Also an EP of the same name.
- Side project of Broken Social Scene
Ought : Habit : More Than Any Other Day EP (2013)
- 2nd EP
- Montreal post-punk rock band.
- Cool spoken word track.
- Name your own price for all their music on their bandcamp.
Los Porcos : Sunshine : Sunshine b/w Classical Feminine Woman (2013)
- The latest single from some of the former members of WU LYF.
- Former lead singer, Ellery James Roberts, is doing his own solo effort as well.
Cloud Control : Scar : Dream Cave (2013)
- 2nd album
- Australian band that reminds me a lot of Youth Lagoon with less synth and more of a traditional indie rock sound.
Marnie Stern : This Was It : Adult Swim Singles (2013)
- New single for Adult Swim's music project.
- 4th album, Chronicles of Marnia was out in early 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.
Pond : O Dharma : 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.
White Denim : Pretty Green : Corsicana Lemonade (2013)
- 6th album.
- Wild, impulsive, energetic, sometimes jammy rock.
- They’ve released some absolutely amazing albums.
- This album is partially recorded with Jeff Tweedy.
- They’re boasting that this album is their best album representations of their live shows.
The Cairo Gang : Father of the Man : Tiny Rebels EP (2013)
- Latest release.
- Previously collaborated with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy.
John McCauley & Jonny Fritz : Willow Garden : Oxyana OST (2013)
- Song contributed to the soundtrack of the documentary about a rural West Virgina town’s struggles with drugs.
- John McCauley is best known as the front man of Deer Tick. Also in Middle Brother and Diamond Rugs.