Night Beds : Head For the Hills (2014)
- 2nd album. 1st single.
- Released one of the most gorgeous albums of 2013, Country Sleep.
- Led by Winston Yellen.
Curtis Harding : Next Time (single) (2014)
- Only the 2nd of two singles (and one was a VU cover)
- Incredibly promising soul singer that’s readying one of the albums I’m most excited for.
- Played with Cee-Lo and, currently, with members of the Black Lips in a band called Night Sun (also readying a debut EP)
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks : J Smoov : 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.
Kevin Drew : Good Sex : Darlings (2014)
- 2nd solo LP.
- One of the most talented solo artists in the big group of Canadians that comprise Broken Social Scene.
James Vincent McMorrow : Gold : 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.
Youth Lagoon : Worms : The Space Project (2014)
- Trevor Powers’ contribution to a compilation featuring artists incorporating ‘space sounds’ in songs.
- 2013’s Wondrous Bughouse was one of the best albums of the year, as was his live show.
- This project seems to fit his already spacey sound exceptionally well.
Zoo Brother : Fourth of July : Fourth Of July/Please Don't (single) (2014)
- Only their 3rd minor release to date. One previous single and one EP.
- Upbeat catchy shoegaze rock with a lot of found sound/samples.
- Download for free on their BandCamp.
Cherry Glazerr : All My Friends : Haxel Princess (2014)
- 2nd LP
- Debut LP, Papa Cremp, was out in 2013.
- LA band of ladies with music similar to, but sloppier and more lackadaisical than Waxahatchee.
Quilt : Tired & Buttered : Held In Splendor (2014)
- 2nd full length album.
- Late 60’s psych folk.rock.
Cardboard : Card : Cardboard EP (2013)
- Debut EP
- Vintage-sounding psych rock.
Nick Waterhouse : This Is A Game : Holly (2014)
- 1st single from 2nd full length.
- Debut album, Time’s All Gone, was out in 2012.
- Blues and soul singer songwriter.
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside : They Told Me : Untamed Beast (2013)
- 3rd album.
- Included on a ton 2013 best album lists.
- This track also has a fantastic, disturbing, but pretty sexy video.
The Men : Pearly Gates : Tomorrow’s Hits (2014)
- 5th full length since 2010.
- Hard working rock/punk rock band from NYC.
Speedy Ortiz : American Horror : Real Hair EP (2014)
- 3rd EP. 2 full lengths out as well.
- Alt-indie rock. Almost like a more muscular guitar version of Waxahatchee.
Thee Oh Sees : Burning Spear (SonicYouth cover) : Singles Collection Vol 3 (2013)
- A collection of tracks off singles and other minor releases.
- Prolific San Fran garage psych from John Dwyer.
- Their latest, Floating Coffin , is one of the best psych rock albums of the year.
Les Claypool's Duo De Twang : Wynona's Big Brown Beaver : Four Foot Shack (2014)
- Primus’ leader’s new stripped back bass/guitar/vocals project.
- This is a reworking of one of his classic Primus tracks.
- He also recently played bass for Tom Waits in a rare performance.
- SXSW 2014.