Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats : Look It Here (2013)
- Only one of two songs official out so far from this soul rock side project.
- His previous work was much more mellow folk.
- Brilliant live performer with either of his bands.
Owl John : Red Hand : Owl John (2014)
- Debut solo album from Frightened Rabbit’s lead singer, Scott Hutchison.
- Sounds like Frightened Rabbit + Oasis
Hiss Golden Messenger : Saturday’s Song : Lateness of Dancers (2014)
- Just announced 4th album that sounds more polished than anything else they’ve done.
- 3rd album, Bad Debt, was their latest and most stripped back, almost demo quality, warm tracks.
- ‘Jesus Shot Me In the Head’ is their highlight track to date.
Hyde & Beast : Keep Moving : Keep Moving
- 2nd album
- Fuzzed out blend ‘Spirit in the Sky’ & Matthew E White gospel folk rock.
- Spin-off of the band the Futureheads.
Howard Ivans : Pillow : Red Face Boy b/w Pillows (2013)
- Debut single.
- Sexier sounding version of folk on Matthew E. White’s label, Spacebomb.
Dune Rats : Blind : 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
Team Spirit : Teenage Heart : Killing Time (2014)
- Forthcoming debut.
- 1 EP out in 2012 as well.
- ‘Fuck the Beach’ is their best track so far.
- Loud rowdy power pop spin-off of the band Passion Pit
Vacation Club : Bus Driver : Heaven Is Too High EP (2014)
- Rough, but poppy garage rock.
- Indianaplois band.
Jack White : Entitlement : 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.
Woods : Leaves Like Glass : With Light and With Love (2014)
- 7th album.
- By far my favorite song from Woods.
- Brooklyn folk band.
River Beats : Sugar Pop : River Beats (2014)
- Debut album
- Lazy and unpolished pop rock.
- RIYL Mac DeMarco or T. Rex
The Antlers : Palace : Familiars (2014)
- 5th full length. Set for a July 16th release.
- Mellow, slow-burning, Brooklyn indie rock band.
- Came to prominence in the indie world with the song ‘Two’ on their 3rd album ‘Hospice’ out in 2009.
tUnE-yArDs : Powa : Whokill (2011)
- 2nd album of 3.
- Their latest, Nicki Nack, isn’t slightly dancier and a more filled out sound.
- Led by the extremely and uniquely talented Merrill Garbus.