Allison Crutchfield : You : Lean In to It EP
- Bedroom electronic pop solo effort.
- Also the leader of pop punk band, Swearin’.
- Twin sister of Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield.
Tobias Jesso Jr. : Just A Dream (2013)
- One of 2 demos out via YouTube
- RIYL Nilsson, early Perfume Genius, or early solo Christopher Owens.
Perfume Genius : Learning : Learning (2010)
- Track 1 on debut album.
- Intimate, warm, lo-fi piano pop.
- Their 3rd album, Too Bright, is on its way and about is going to be their most powerful statement yet.
Operators : Start Again : EP1 (2014)
- Self-released debut EP 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.
Kissaway Trail : The Springsteen Implosion : Breach (2014)
- 3rd full length. Plus 2 EPs.
- The make big pop anthems.
- Smother + Evil = Hurt is their best song to date.
- Denmark Band
Terror Pigeon : Girl! : Live It Up Before You Die It Up! (2014)
- 2nd album.
- Self described as 'like a band meets gym class meets group therapy'
- Quirky, eclectic. catchy, charming upbeat pop.
- SXSW 2013
The New Pornographers : Wide Eyes : 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.
Hiss Golden Messenger : Mahogany Dread : 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.
J Mascis : Me Again : 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.
Wooden Wand : Staying Up : AZAG-TOTH (2014)
- James Jackson Toth’s latest album and his most subdued in a few years.
- 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.
The Arcade Fire : My Body Is A Cage : Neon Bible (2008)
- 2nd album.
- Reflektor is their latest and produced by James Murphy and this track sounds like it especially.
- Currently seeing the most popular success of their career.
Cold Specks : A Season Of Doubt : Neuroplasticity (2014)
- Powerful, fuller track from one of the best vocalists in all of music.
- An awesome video for the track 'Holland' can be found HERE.
Courtship Ritual : Abuela : Pith (2014)
- Debut album
- Electronic indie-pop.
- RIYL Wet or the XX.
My Brightest Diamond : Pressure : This Is My Hand (2014)
- Shana Worden’s 3rd album.
- Debut album was out in 2006, 2nd in 2011.
- Previously with Awry and Sufjan Stevens
Ought : Pill : One More With Feeling (2014)
- Debut LP
- 2 EPs out as well.
- Montreal by way of the States post-punk rock band.
- Name your own price for all their music on their bandcamp.