Blithe Field : Perry St. 2 : Warm Blood (2012)
- 6th-ish album. Includes a few collections. There are also numerous singles.
- One of the most beautiful, creative, indie folk albums.
- RIYL Mutual Benefit or Mimicking Birds.
Bon Iver : Heavenly Father : Wish I Was Here OST (2014)
- Contribution to the soundtrack to the latest Zack Braff film.
- First Bon Iver music in a long time.
- Leader Justin Vernon has been working on his other projects, Volcano Choir and The Shouting Matches, since.
- Sounds a bit more like Volcano Choir than Bon Iver, but still the Justin Vernon stamp.
King Tuff : Eyes of the Muse : Black Moon Spell (2014)
- 3rd full length album
- out of the Vermont
- psychadelic/powerpop/rock… a little like T Rex vocals
- His self-titled 2nd album was one of 2012's best albums.
Titus Andronicus : Stranded (On My Own) : +@ 7x7 (2014)
- First single in a series leading up to the release of their 4th album.
- Their 2nd Album, The Monitor, is one of my all-time favorites.
Wicked Kind : Sport : +@ 7x7 (2014)
- B-side of Titus Andronicus’ latest single.
- Spin off band of Titus Andronicus.
- Big Weezer sound.
Damien Jurado & Richard Swift : Sweetness : Other People's Songs Vol. 1 (2010)
- Collaborative project from the two singer/songwriters.
- Richard Swift most recently produced Pickwick incredible debut album, Can’t Talk Medicine.
- Yes cover.
Allah-Las : 501-415 : Worship the Sun (2014)
- 2nd full length.
- Catchiest song to date from these late 60’s style beachy psych rockers.
The Almighty Defenders : Bow Down and Die : The Almighty Defenders (2009)
- 1st and only album.
- Garage soul collaboration between some big names. King Khan, BBQ Show, and the Black Lips.
- All playing together out here in NYC in September.
Ages and Ages : Divisionary (Do The Right Thing) (choral live version) (2014)
- From their 2nd full length.
- One of the catchiest songs out this entire year.
- Oregon indie poppers.
Hyde & Beast : Blue : Keep Moving (2014)
- 2nd album
- Fuzzed out blend ‘Spirit in the Sky’ & Matthew E White gospel folk rock.
- Spin-off of the band the Futureheads.
Spoon : Do You : They Want My Soul (2014)
- 8th album.
- First album since the band found success teaming up with Dan Boeckner in the Divine Fits.
- One of the most prominent and critically acclaimed indie bands of the past 20 years.
Mountain Goats : Up The Wolves : The Sunset Tree (2005)
- 9th LP of 14
- Also features two of their highlight tracks ‘This Year’ and ‘Dance Music’
- Another leader of indie music over the past 20+ years.
- Incredible live shows.
David Dondero : Rothko Chapel : Simple Love (2007)
- 7th album.
- He just released his 9th, This Guitar.
- Highlight album was 2010's # Zero With a Bullet.
- Occasionally brutally self-effacing folk rock.
- Reminds me a bit of Wooden Wand, Neil Young and Mike Doughty.
Built To Spill : Car : There's Nothing Wrong With Love (1994)
- 2nd album of 7.
- Pioneering college/indie rock band.
- Modest Mouse would not exist if Built To Spill didn’t.