Pickwick : Lady Luck (feat. Sharon Van Etten) (Richard Swift Cover) : Can't Talk Medicine (2013)
- Debut album
- Seattle band
- One of my all-time favorite songs.
- Get this track for free on their official site!
Tame Impala : Mind Mischief : Lonerism (2012)
- 2nd album
- Australian classic psych outfit.
- Members also responsible for the excellent band POND.
- Tied for 2nd best album of the U & U 2012.
- Enjoyable NSFW video.
Foxygen : No Destruction : We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic (2013)
- 2nd full length.
- Debut album that was just rereleased after Jagjaguwar signed them in 2011.
- Funkier Rolling Stones feel.
- CMJ 2012
Frightened Rabbit : The Woodpile : Pedestrian Verse (2013)
- 4th album and first on a major label.
- 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.
Fidlar : Gimmie Something : Fidlar (2013)
- Debut full length.
- Rough garage rick with a bit of surf rock.
- So glad to see these guys getting a bit of publicity.
- FIDLAR = Fuck It Dog Life’s A Risk.
- SXSW 2012
Ty Segall : Woodland Rock : Ty Rex (2011)
- T. Rex themed EP of covers for Record Store Day. This release has completely sold me on Ty.
- Huge critical hit.
- Ty released 3 albums in 2012, rereleased 2 plus a 2-song single for his new project Fuzz this year.
- Played one of the loudest, most rockin' sets at SXSW
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club : Let the Day Begin : Specter at the Feast (2013)
- 7th album, but it's been a while since their last truly noteworthy album.
- An exceptional live band.
Night Beds : Ramona : Country Sleep (2013)
- Debut album.
- Very talented vocalist.
- Sounds like a cross between Ryan Adams and the Cave Singers.
Wooden Wand : Outsider Blues : Blood Oaths of the New Blues (2013)
- James Jackson Toth project's forthcoming album.
- This song will be on my best of 2013, and I know I'm saying that in January.
- Last release was 2011's Wooden Wand and the Briarwood Virgins.
- Also released music as WAND after his band left him.
- SXSW 2012
David Bowie : Where Are We Now? : The Next Day (2013)
- Forthcoming 25th album. First in 10+ years.
- Very big Pink Floyd feel here… 'Us & Them' specifically.
Nightlands : Born To Love : Oak Island (2013)
- 2nd full length
- Act on Secretly Canadian, sister label of Jagjaguwar.
Local Natives : Bowery : Hummingbird (2012)
- First single off forthcoming album.
- debut album was 2010's L'Aventure.
- Check out their DayTrotter Session Here!
The Amazing : Gentle Stream : Gentle Stream (2012)
- 2nd full length
- Swedish 60's-ish folk rock.
- Founded by two members of the band Dungen
Richard Swift : Lady Luck : The Atlantic Ocean (2009)
- 4th full length
- Hops from genre to genre
- This track has some serious vintage sounds, Motown in particular, and was released on a primer EP that was filled with similar feels.
- Been doing a lot more album producing in 2012+