Arcade Fire : Afterlife : 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.
Wet : U Da Best : Wet EP (2013)
- Debut EP.
- Falls somewhere between Fiona Apple’s latest release and the XX.
Moonface : Black Is Back In Style : Julia With Blue Jeans On (2013)
- 3rd full length album from this Spencer Krug (Wolf Parade & Sunset Rubdown) project.
- Debut, Heartbreaking Bravery, was my pick for best album of 2012.
- This is album is a solo piano effort.
Frog Eyes : The Road Is Long : Carey’s Cold Spring (2013)
- 8th album.
- Eclectic and innovative alt indie rock band led by Carey Mercer.
- Spencer Krug (Sunset Rubdown, Wolf Parade, Moonface) was a former member.
- Most similar to the sound of Sunset Rubdown.
Cherry Glazerr : Teenage Girl : Papa Cremp (2013)
- Debut LP
- LA band of ladies with music similar to, but sloppier and more lackadaisical than Waxahatchee.
Jackson Scott : That Awful Sound : Melbourne (2013)
- Debut LP.
- North Carolina mellow alt-pop songwriter.
- This song was his initial release in early 2013 and got immediate buzz from the limited number of outlets that passed it around.
Los Angeles Police Department : The Only One (2013)
- Debut single.
- Lazily rolling rock.
- Full length is supposed to be on its way.
Islands : Waveform : Ski Mask (2013)
- 5th album
- Montreal Indie rock band.
Courtney Barnett : Canned Tomatoes (Whole) : The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas (2013)
- Release of her first two EPs.
- Alt-indie rock that makes me think of Petty, Dylan and Joan Osborne.
- 25 year old from Australia.
- CMJ 2013
Fuzz : Preacher: Fuzz (2013)
- Debut full length.
- Latest project from the ever-prolific Ty Segall
- Heavier psych blues sound here than his usual style.
Jonathan Rado : All the Jung Girls (Diane Coffee cover) (2013)
- Full length debut, Law & Order, was out this year as well.
- One of the two members of Foxygen with side projects.
Gregory Alan Isakov : Suitcase Full of Sparks : The Weatherman (2013)
- 5th album
- More traditional-leaning folk singer-songwriter.
Wooden Wand & the World War IV : Complaint Dept. : 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.
Sore Eros & Kurt Vile : Jamaica Plain : Jamaica Plain EP (2013)
- Collaborative instrumental EP.
- Kurt Vile just re-released his brilliant.