Wooden Wand & the World War IV : I Hate the Nightlife : Wooden Wand & the World War IV (2013)
- 2nd album of 2013.
- Blood Oaths of the New Blues is still one of the year’s most impressive releases.
Willis Earl Beal : Comin' Through (feat. Cat Power) : 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.
Okkervil River : Walking Without Frankie : 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.
Jonathan Rado : Seven Horses : Law & Order (2013)
- Full length debut.
- One of the two main members of Foxygen.
Arcade Fire : Reflektor : Reflektor (2013)
- 4th full length
- Produced by James Murphy and this track sounds like it especially.
- David Bowie also contributed to the album.
- This release is going to further propel them into being one of the indie bands with the most mainstream success.
King Krule : Ocean Bed : 6 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.
Volcano Choir : Tiderays : Repave (2013)
- debut album was 2009's Unmap.
- Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver) project with Collections of Colonies of Bees.
- Bon Iver’s owned the 2008 music world
Deer Tick : Baltimore Blues No. 1 : War Elephant (2007)
- Debut album.
- Their 5th album is on its way out soon.
- ‘Divine Providence’ was their latest and 4th album. Plus 2012's Tim EP
- The leader of Deer Tick, John McCauley, has been working on the Middle Brother and Diamond Rugs collaborative projects recently and making some brilliant music there.
Gregory Alan Isakov : The Universe : The Weatherman (2013)
- 5th album
- More traditional-leaning folk singer-songwriter.
Ty Segall : The Keepers : Sleeper (2013)
- Mellowest album to date.
- Also readying the debut release from his appropriately named group FUZZ.
Fuzz : What's In My Head : Fuzz (2013)
- Debut full length.
- Latest project from the ever-prolific Ty Segall
- Heavier psych blues sound here than his usual style.
J Roddy Walston & the Business : Black Light : 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.
Hunx and His Punx : Dream On (Little Dreamer) : Scion’s Audio Visual Singles Series (2010)
- 4th album, Street Punk was just released.
- Another bay area garage punk band.
- Album features a collaboration with Shannon and the Clams’ Shannon.
Tony Molina : Breakin Up : Six Tracks EP (2013)
- San Fran musician formerly of the Ovens.
- Debut was out in February 2013.
- Very reminiscent of Dinosaur Jr.
Dinosaur Jr. : Stick a Toe In : I Bet On Sky (2012)
- Latest release.
- 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.