Benjamin Booker : Happy Homes : 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
Lee Moses : Bad Girl (Blood Ties) : Time And Place (1971)
- Only full length album
- Originally released as a single in 1967.
- Great deep blues and soul.
Nicholas Allbrook : Whispers of Beauty : 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.
Girl Band : I Love You (Beat Happening cover) : De Bom Bom b/w I Love You 7" (2014)
- Debut EP, France 98,is available for free on their BandCamp.
- Their single, Lawman, is their best song to date.
- Eractic punk rockers out of Ireland.
- One of the more exciting and exhilarating punk rock bands I’ve heard in a long time.
Ty Segall : Feel : 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.
Seltzer Boys : Joke Was On Me (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 : Cruel : 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.
Kissaway Trail : Nørrebro : Breach (2014)
- 3rd full length. Plus 2 EPs.
- The make big pop anthems.
- Smother + Evil = Hurt is their best song to date.
- Denmark Band
The New Pornographers : Another Drug Deal of the Heart : 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.
J Mascis : And Then : 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.
Twerps : California Clay : 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.
Allison Crutchfield : SUPERMOON : 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.
Cold Specks : Let Loose The Dogs : 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 : Champagne Cages : Pith (2014)
- Debut album
- Electronic indie-pop.
- RIYL Wet or the XX.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs : Poor Song : Fever To Tell (2003)
- Secret track on their debut LP. Also features the track ‘Maps’.
- Haunting and restrained, only swelling a little towards the end.
- RIYL Scout Niblett.
TV On The Radio : Mr. Grieves (Pixies cover) : Young Liars EP (2003)
- Hidden bonus track on their debut EP
- It’s hard to tell it’s even a Pixies cover.
- Highlights the groundbreaking, genre-creating sound they brought from the begin.