Operators : True (2014)
- First single from Dan Boeckner’s (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs & Divine Fits) latest project.
- I just attended their ‘5th or 6th’ concert and it came off like a big blend of LCD Sounsystem and Handsome Furs.
Jack White : I Think I Found The Culprit : Lazaretto (2014)
- 2nd solo album out June 9
- Bringing more of the older, more aggressive style White Stripes' fans were used to.
- Hi solo debut, 2012's Blunberbuss was a much slower, folkier album.
Thee Oh Sees : Camera (Queer Sound) : Drop (2014)
- Forthcoming Record Store Day release.
- Prolific San Fran garage psych from John Dwyer.
- Their latest, Floating Coffin , is one of the best psych rock albums of 2013.
Courtney Barnett : Bein Around (Lemonheads cover) (2014)
- Huge critical success with the re-release of her first two EPs, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas.
- Alt-indie rock that makes me think of Petty, Dylan and Joan Osborne.
- 25 year old from Australia.
- Playing CMJ 2013
Father John Misty : Trouble (Cat Stevens cover) : ONCE I WAS: The Hal Ashby Story OST (2014)
- Track for a movie about director Hal Ashby (Harold & Maude)
- Another impressive effort from the former member of Fleet Foxes, J Tillman.
Cloud Cult : Breakfast With My Shadow : Unplug (2014)
- Latest release from Minnesota indie freak folk band.
- From 2005’s gorgeous Advice From the Happy Hippopotamus LP.
Tony Owens : I Got Soul : I Got Soul: Classic 60s and 70s Soul from New Orleans (2005)
- Especially raw and gritty southern soul singer.
- Compilation of New Orleans soul.
Lee Fields & the Expressions : Just Can't Win : Emma Jean (2014)
- 4th album with the Expressions
- Features Richard Swift on backup vocals
- Long-time soul singer
Charles Bradley : Changes (Black Sabbath cover) (2013)
- Record Store Day Black Friday release of one of Ozzy’s most recognizable tracks.
- Like Lee Fields, Bradley is an American soul singer seeing a late wave of success and acclaim.
- Extremely entertaining live show.
Felice Brothers : Lion : Favorite Waitress (2014)
- 10th album.
- More rustic and ragged style of traditional folk/rolk rock.
- Sounds a bit like Dylan at times.
- SXSW 2014
The Rosebuds : In My Teeth : Sand + Silence (2014)
- 8th-ish album.
- Recorded with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon
- North Carolina folk rock reminiscent of Wilco and Megafaun.
The New Pornographers : Brill Bruisers : Brill Bruisers (2014)
- First single from the AC Newman led Canadian super-ish group.
- Also features Destroyer’s Dan Bejar & Neko Case.
- Bursting from the start bright pop rock anthem.
David Sitek : God Damn Beauty (2014)
- First single from a yet to be announced LP.
- One of the three main members of TV on the Radio.
- Also released music as Maximum Balloon. And done a substantial amount of work as a producer.
Spiritualized : Always Forgetting With You (The Bridge Song) : Mississippi Space Program (2014)
- J Spaceman’s contribution to a compilation featuring artists incorporating ‘space sounds’ in songs.
- One of the best bands, along with Youth Lagoon, that could be asked to contribute to this project.
- Had my favorite album of 2012, Sweet Heart, Sweet Light.