Willis Earl Beal : Wavering Lines : 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.
Bill Callahan : The Sing : Dream River (2013)
- 5th solo album.
- His 4th, Apocalypse, was one of the best albums of 2011.
- Former leader of Smog.
- His voice has so much warm, fatherly power. Fall and Winter don’t stand a chance.
Diane Coffee : Hymn : My Friend Fish (2013)
- Debut full length from Foxygen’s drummer Shaun Fleming.
- The second member of the wildly vintage psych band to test the solo waters.
Volcano Choir : Dancepack : 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
J Roddy Walston & the Business : Sweat Shock : 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.
Langhorne Slim & The Law : Animal (2013)
- New single not attached to a forthcoming album.
- Passionate and exciting live performer.
San Fermin : Deadalus (What We Have) : San Fermin (2013)
- Debut album.
- Layered, Sufjan Stevens styled folk.
Frightened Rabbit : Candlelit : Late March, Death March EP (2013)
- EP titled after a song on their latest full length, Pedestrian Verve.
- Midnight Organ Fight is their best to date.
- Scottish accent stands out, but there seems to be something more than that to his vocals and make them truly unique.
- The construct some of the most beautifully powerful and layered indie rock songs I've ever heard.
Gregory Alan Isakov : That Sea, The Gambler : That Sea, The Gambler (2007)
- 3rd album.
- 5th album is just out and excellent. It’s titled ‘The Weatherman’
- More traditional-leaning folk singer-songwriter.
John McCauley : All Apologies (Nirvana cover) : Rollo & Grady Session (2011)
- Solo set from Deer Tick’s leader.
- They just performed a cover set as Nirvana cover band Deervana playing In Utero in its entirety to commemorate the album’s 20th anniversary.
- Deer Tick’s 5th album, Negativity, is on its way out soon.
- 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.
Swearin’ : Watered Down : Surfing Strange (2013)
- 2nd album. Out Nov 5th.
- Pop punk band from Allison Crutchfield, twin sister of Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield.
Wymond Miles : Passion Plays : Cut Yourself Free (2013)
- 2nd full length album
- Debut was a big critical hit at the end of 2012.
- Guitarist from the Fresh & Onlys.
- On the continually more impressive label, Sacred Bones.
Sleigh Bells : You Don't Get Me Twice : Bitter Rivals (2013)
- 3rd album. Out Oct 8.
- Their 2nd album didn’t hold up to the crunching catchy bombast of their debut,
- Still in a love or hate genre that is all their own.
Son Lux : Lost It To Trying : Lanterns (2013)
- 3rd full length.
- Project led by Ryan Lott. Collaborator with Sufjan Stevens and Arcade Fire.
Twin Shadow : Old Love/New Love : Grand Theft Auto V OST (2013)
- One of the many indie artists with contributions and radio stations on the new GTA V game.
- 2 full lengths out.
- Band led by George Lewis Jr.
- Part pop, part 80's synth rock, part dance and all wrapped up in Lewis' dynamic vocals.