Nathaniel Rateliff : Three Fingers In: Falling Faster Than You Can Run (2013)
- 3rd full length.
- I got so hung up on Nathaniel’s other project, The Night Sweats, when this album was released I completely missed one of the best folk albums of 2013.
- Surprise highlight of my recent SF trip.
Wooden Wand : Uneasy Peace : Farmer’s Corner (2014)
- James Jackson Toth project's forthcoming album.
- His last album, Blood Oaths of the New Blues, was a Best of the U & U 2013.
- His track ‘No Bed For Beatle Wand/Days This Long’ was my favorite song of 2013.
Pond : When It Explodes : Beard, Wives, Denim (2012)
- 4th album of 5. 6th is supposed to be on its way out.
- One of the wildest, most entertaining live shows I’ve ever seen.
- Led by Nick Allbrook, who is in Tame Impala’s backing band.
- One of the best current psych rock bands going.
Bahamas : All the Time : Bahamas Is Afie (2014)
- 3rd album
- Bahamas was one of the highlights for me at SXSW ‘12
- RIYL: Josh Ritter
- Their sound is sweetened so much by the female back up soulful singers.
Mimicking Birds : Bloodlines : Eons (2014)
- Gorgeous 3rd album.
- Lush Portland indie folk.
- SXSW 2014
Fletcher C. Johnson : Path Unbroken : It Rained Something Wicked (2012)
- Debut LP
- 2nd album, Salutations, made a significant number of best of '12 lists despite its small release.
- He is one of my favorite go-to good mood musicians.
Avi Buffalo :So What : At Best Cuckold (2014)
- 2nd full length.
- S/t full length debut out in 2009
- Shins and Death Cab sounds as well.
Posse : Afraid : Soft Opening (2014)
- 2nd full length.
- Has that mellow, Nirvana-light, Seattle grunge of Waxahatchee.
Kishi Bashi : Q & A : Lighght (2014)
- 2nd full-length.
- Debut full length. 151a, was out in 2012
- Multi-instrumentalist that plays with Regina Spektor and of Montreal.
- Best of SXSW 2014
1, 2, 3 : Big Weather Part 1 : Big Weather (2014)
- 2nd full length. Double LP
- Raucous Pittsburgh indie rock band.
Yellerkin : Leave Me Be : Yellerkin EP (2014)
- Debut EP
- This single was released in 2013.
- RIYL Yeasayer.
Dune Rats : Home’sick : Dune Rats (2014)
- Debut full length
- 3 EPs out as well.
- Sloppy garage, REM-leaning act starting to carve out a name for themselves in a similar way as FIDLAR.
- Tied for best act of CMJ 2012 with the Grizzled Mighty
Girl Band : Second One : France 98 (2012)
- Debut EP and available for free on their BandCamp.
- Latest single, Lawman, is their best song to date.
- Eractic punk rockers out of Ireland.
- One of the more exciting and exhilarating punk rock songs I’ve heard in a long time.