Wolf Parade : I'll Believe In Anything : Apologies To The Queen Mary (2005)
- Debut LP of 3.
- One of the greatest independent rock bands of the past 20 years.
- Led by Spencer Krug (Moonface, Sunset Rubdown) and Dan Boeckner (Handsome Furs, Divine Fits, Operators)
- One of my favorite songs.
Heart-Ships : Heart of a Wrestler : Foil (2014)
- Debut LP.
- Debut EP, EP1 was a highlight of 2013.
- Reminiscent of Modest Mouse and Frog Eyes, but most for the still-wounded Wolf Parade fans.
- "You've taken some heavy hits in your time, you've been in some fierce grips, but the heart of a wrestler never submits.
Bad//Dreems : Chills : Badlands EP (2014)
- Debut EP, also numerous singles out dating back to 2012.
- Same producer as the Twerps and it shows.
- Another Australian band that has be very pumped going into CMJ.
- Blend the loose, crazy joy of Dune Rats and the lazy, slacker rock of Twerps.
- Best of CMJ 2014
Allison Crutchfield : Berlin : Lean In To It EP (2014)
- Bedroom electronic pop solo effort.
- Also the leader of pop punk band, Swearin’.
- Twin sister of Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield.
Panda Bear : Untying the Knot : Mr Noah EP (2014)
- Lead up EP for his forthcoming 5th album.
- Member of Animal Collective, one of the most highly acclaimed Indie bands.
- Experimental, electronic psych pop.
Father John Misty : Bored In The USA : I Love You, Honeybear (2015)
- J Tillman's 2nd album under this alias.
- Includes a sarcastic laugh track that they even piped in during his Letterman performance giving it a very odd feel, albeit intended.
- Former member of the Fleet Foxes who hasn’t really put out any solo work that's impressed me until his Father John Misty work.
- Big Jason Molina feeling to the slower tracks on this album.
Horse Feathers : Thousand : So It Is With Us (2014)
- 5th full length.
- Oregon indie folk rock bringing their biggest and fullest album yet.
- Incredibly powerful live show.
Leon Bridges : Coming Home (2014)
- One of only two singles he has released.
- Raw vintage soul singer sound.
Lace Curtains : Boardwalk To The Alps : A Signed Piece of Paper (2014)
- Debut album, The Garden of Joy and the Well of Loneliness, was out in 2012.
- Big Velvet Underground/T Rex sound.
Allah-Las : Every Girl : Worship the Sun (2014)
- 2nd full length.
- Bonus b-side.
- Catchiest song to date from these late 60’s style beachy psych rockers.
Pond : Elvis' Flaming Star : Man, It Feels Like Space Again (2015)
- Forthcoming 6th album
- Australian group that features members of Tame Impala’s touring band.
- Led by Nicholas Allbrook, also of Allbrook/Avery, who released his solo debut in 2014.
- One of the most entertaining lead singers.
- Latest music and live shows have made me think of 70’s Pink Floyd.
- This collective of Perth musicians is making some of the greatest psych rock currently.
Meatbodies : Plank : Meatbodies (2014)
- Debut LP
- Led by former Mikal Cronin & FUZZ band member Chad Ubovich
- CMJ 2014
The Mystery Lights : Too Tough To Bare : At Home w/ The Mystery Lights EP (2014)
- 2nd EP. Also have one other 2014 EP.
- Available for however much you want to pay on their BandCamp.
- Dirty, fuzzy, blues psych rock.
- Made me think a ton of Link Wray.
- Best of CMJ 2014
FIDLAR : Devil In Disguyzzzz (2014)
- Latest single, released for Halloween 2014
- Debut self titled full length was out in 2013.
- Rough garage rick with a bit of surf rock.
- FIDLAR = Fuck It Dog Life’s A Risk.
The Dead Weather : Buzzkill(er) : Buzzkiller b/w It's Just Too Bad 7" (2014)
- First single in 3 years.
- 2 full length albums out in 2010 and 2011.
- Super group of Jack White and Allison Mosshart (of the Kills).
Ought : Beautiful Blue Sky (New song, live) (2014)
- Live track that might be their best yet.
- Debut EP out in 2012 and Debut LP out this year.
- Montreal by way of the States post-punk rock band.
- Name your own price for all their music on their bandcamp.