Solids : Whatevers and Neverminds : Generic Dogs EP (2010)
- Debut EP. Two singles out as well.
- Debut LP is out in early 2014
- This is one of the albums I’m most highly anticipating in 2014.
- Montreal post-punk rock band.. Think Japandroids with less shouting.
- CMJ 2013
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks : Houston Hades : Wig Out at Jagbags (2014)
- 6th album with the Jicks
- Leader of the incredibly influential indie band Pavement.
- 2008’s Real Emotional Trash is one of my all-time favorite albums.
Black Lips : Boys in the Wood : Underneath the Rainbow (2014)
- 7th studio album.
- Recorded with the help of the Black Keys’ Patrick Carney and blues and soul man Charles Bradley.
- 1st release since 2011’s incredible Arabia Mountain.
- SXSW 2014
The Dead Weather : Open Up (That's Enough) (2013)
- Latest single released to members of Jack White’s Third Man Records’ members.
- No rumors of a 3rd album yet.
- Glad to see Jack White is still recording with this outfit featuring Alison Mosshart from the Kills.
EMA : Satellites : The Future’s Void (2014)
- 1st single from forthcoming 3rd album.
- 2011’s Past Life Martyred Saints gained her mounds and mounds of critical and indie praise.
- Erika M Anderson
Night Beds : Night Beds : Night Beds EP (2008)
- Debut EP
- Released one of the most gorgeous albums of 2013, Country Sleep.
- Led by Winston Yellen.
James Vincent McMorrow : Red Dust : Post Tropical (2014)
- 2nd LP. One EP as well.
- More R&B infused album than his previous work.
- Slightly mellower style of folk that Bon Iver, but definitely some crossover.
Yellow Ostrich : Shades : Cosmos (2014)
- 3rd (maybe 4th?) album.
- Led by Alex Schaaf.
- A little more Racounteurs/Brendan Benson rock feel to this track.
Songs: Ohia : Just Be Simple (Demo) : The Magnolia Electric Co. 10 Year Anniversary (2013)
- Expanded re-release of possibly Jason Molina’s greatest work.
- This is a demo from the bonus disc of demos added to this edition.
- Released following his death earlier in the year.
- Secretly Canadian release.
Death Vessel : Ilsa Drown : Island Intervals (2014)
- 5th album.
- Experimental folk band led by Joel Thibodeau teaming with Sigur Ros’s Jonsi here.
Laura Marling : Master Hunter : Once I Was An Eagle (2013)
- 4th album.
- 3 of her first 4 albums were nominated for the Mercury Prize (Best UK Album)
- Folk songwriter from the UK.
Streets of Laredo : Laredo : Streets of Laredo Vol. 2 (2013)
- 2nd EP
- Download the EP for free from their Official Site.
- New Zealand indie folk.
- CMJ 2013
Natural Child : Saturday Night Blues : Dancin’ With Wolves (2014)
- 4th full length album.
- Also contributed to a brilliant Burger Records tribute compilation album covering Velvet Underground’s White Light/White Heat.
- Their southern rock drawl is makes for an incredibly enjoyable take on the title track.
Smith Westerns : 3 AM Spiritual : Soft Will (2013)
- 3rd album
- This is a band that I’ve not been overly impressed with up until I heard this song.
The Memories : The Gift : Burger Records White Light/White Heat (2013)
- The longest song by about 4 times over from this fun, loose, laid back sloppy garage rock set.
- Brilliant tribute compilation album covering Velvet Underground’s White Light/White Heat.