Death Cab For Cutie : The New Year : Transatlanticism (2003)
- 5th album
- Indie band that turned the corner in a major way into the mainstream since I’ve been doing the show.
The Hold Steady : Stevie Nix : Separation Sunday (2005)
- 2nd album
- Just released their 6th album, Teeth Dreams.
- One of the greatest live bands I’ve ever seen.
- Couldn’t think of a better song for a milestone show.
Jack White : Alone In My Home : 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.
Frank Turner : Peggy Sang the Blues : England Keep My Bones (2011)
- 4th solo LP, of 5.
- Former English punk rock band leader that turned to bright folk rock.
Josh Ritter : Harrisburg : Golden Age of Radio (2000)
- 2nd album or 7.
- He’s been a mainstay of the show from their very first edition.
- One of the best current folk and folk rock artists.
J Mascis : Every Morning : Tied to a Star (2014)
- First single from forthcoming solo album
- Latest solo album was 2011's brilliant Several Shades of Why.
- Dinosaur Jr. leader, but I think I like him better in this role.
Dune Rats : ET : 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
Bob Mould : Fix It : Beauty & Ruin (2014)
- 11th solo album
- Former leader of Husker Du.
- SXSW 2014
The Orwells : Bathroom Tile Blues : Disgraceland (2014)
- Opening track on 2nd album.
- Raw, raucous, garage rock with one of the most over the top lead singers.
- SXSW 2014
Gum : Growin Up : Delorean Highway (2014)
- Debut album
- Another Tame Impala/Pond offshoot.
- Led by Jay Watson here.
- Download another single from the album via their SouncCloud.
Wooden Wand : When the Trail Goes Cold : 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.
Nathaniel Rateliff : I Am : 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.
First Aid Kit : Shattered & Hollow : Stay Gold (2014)
- 3rd album.
- Swedish sister folk duo.
Lee Fields & the Expressions : Magnolia : Emma Jean (2014)
- 4th album with the Expressions
- Features Richard Swift on backup vocals
- Long-time soul singer
Death Grips : Say Hey Kids : the powers that b (2014)
- From the first half of their forthcoming double LP.
- This album features Bjork.
- Never announce their albums, they just release them for free download.
- Former drummer of Marnie Stern.
- Highly experimental blend of hip hop, heavy rock and weirdness.