Perfume Genius : Grid : Too Bright (2014)
- 3rd full length
- Best song of 2014 so far.
- This track burst out away from the delicate, piano-only tracks that filled most of his first 2 LPs.
- Project led by Mike Hadreas.
Spoon : The Rent I Pay : 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.
Ty Segall : Stick Around : Manipulator (2014)
- 7th solo album. Double album.
- The once obscure SF garage rock master is now one of the biggest faces of the rock music scene now.
- Mix of the sounds he put forth on 3 different albums in 2013.
King Tuff : Danger In The Dark (Prod. Harry Fraud) (2014)
- Special single release with Captain Morgan.
- 3rd full length album, Black Moon Spell, was just announced.
- 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.
Foxygen : Cosmic Vibrations : … And Star Power (2014)
- 3rd full length.
- Their 2nd, We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic, was my 2nd favorite of 2014.
- Funkier Rolling Stones feel.
Nicholas Allbrook : 100 k's 'round Carmel : Ganough, Wallis & Fatuna (2014)
- Debut solo album
- Former touring bassist for Tame Impala
- Leader of POND and in Allbrook/Avery, which is another Tame Impala/POND spin off band
- This collective of Perth musicians is making some of the greatest psych rock currently.
Benjamin Booker : Kids Never Growing Older : Benjamin Booker (2014)
- Forthcoming debut LP
- Sounds like it’s even just demo quality, but the potential for something good is definitely there.
- Best of SXSW 2014
Modest Mouse : White Lies, Yellow Teeth : Lonesome Crowded West (Deluxe Reissue) (1997/2014)
- One of 2 forthcoming reissues from early in their collection.
- 2nd album or 5.
- One of the greatest influential bands of this era.
Twerps : Consecutive Seasons : Underlay EP (2014)
- Latest EP, 2nd one since their superb 2011 debut LP
- Australian spacey indie pop.
- Their newer songs have featured more singers, but this one remains the best.
TV On The Radio : Happy Idiot : Seeds (2014)
- First single from forthcoming 5th album.
- Groundbreaking, genre-creating sound they brought from the begin.
Seltzer Boys : Outlook (2014)
- One of 3 demos out so far.
- Band featuring members of Suckers, Yeasayer and Delicate Steve.
- Just played their 2nd live show ever.
Operators : Ancient : 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 Soundsystem and Handsome Furs.
Hiss Golden Messenger : Chapter & Verse (Ione'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.
J Mascis : Trailing Off : Tied to a Star (2014)
- Latest 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.