OnlyReal : Pass the Pain : Pass the Pain 7" (2014)
- 2nd single from forthcoming debut full length. Due out in 2015.
- One of only several songs they've released.
- Vocalist over a blend of super catchy classic indie rock and electronic music.
- 23 yr old Niall Galvin bedroom project.
Ty Segall : Manipulator : 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.
Benjamin Booker : Wicked Waters : 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
Palace Music : Work Hard/Play Hard : Viva Last Blues (1995)
- 3rd album or 18 when you factor in all his work.
- One of Wlliam Oldham’s (aka Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy) former projects
Field Report : Home (Leave the Lights On) : Marigolden (2014)
- 2nd album
- Led by Chris Porterfield
- Some of his music has a Shawn Mullins or ‘Whitey Ford Sings The Blues’ feel to it.
Ryan Adams : Kim : Ryan Adams (2014)
- 14th album and first good single since his 8th came out in 2005.
- Formerly one of my favorite artists, but one that made one of the most stereotypical transitions into make crappy bland music when the major labels fully grabbed ahold of him.
- He was on Lost Highway records that seemed to be a pretty hands-off small offshoot of Universal (one of the biggest evils), but they progressively became a less reputable and more watered down label.
- Sobering up and dating Mandy Moore probably didn’t help either.
Hiss Golden Messenger : Lateness of Dancers : 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.
Spoon : Knock Knock Knock : 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.
Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong : Party on a Floating Cake : Toropical (2013)
- Collaboration of two eclectic Japanese artists.
- Dustin Wong is formerly of Ponytail, now has released a couple excellent solo LPs
- Wildly creative, eclectic instrumental album.
Los Angeles Police Department : Seven Months : Los Angeles Police Department (2014)
- Debut full length.
- Lazily rolling rock.
Spookyland : Rock and Roll Weakling : Rock and Roll Weakling EP (2014)
- Debut EP
- Australian 4-piece playing slightly modernized Americana/classic 70’s rock.
Mr. Gnome : Rise and Shine : Heart of a Dark Star (2014)
- 4th full length album.
- Cleveland art-rock duo.
Meatbodies : Disorder : Meatbodies (2014)
- Debut LP
- Led by former Mikal Cronin & FUZZ band member Chad Ubovich
- CMJ 2014
Black Lizard : Fucking Up : Black Lizard (2013)
- Debut LP
- Fuzzy, stoner blues psych rock.