The Immaculates : New York Is Mine For The Holidays : Vol II 7" (2012)
- One of only two 7" singles.
- One of the secret bands that played the 1st of Death By Audio's final 5 shows.
- Death By Audio was one of the more renowned small DIY music venues in NYC.
- It, along with 2 others on the same block, is shutting down because of VICE acquiring the space.
Krill : Torturer : A Distant Fist Unclenching (2015)
- First track off a forthcoming 3rd album
- 2013’s Lucky Leaves was their 2nd full length.
- Debut album, Alam No Hris, was out in 2011
- Led by Ezra Furman's brother Jonah.
Elisa Ambrogio : Mary Perfectly : The Immoralist (2014)
- Solo debut from Magik Markers member.
- Fuzzy slow-burning shoe-gaze.
- Out on the almost always solid Drag City label.
Sufjan Stevens : We're Goin' To The Country : Songs For Christmas (2001-2006)
- One of the first of Sufjan's Christmas songs.
- After 2012's big release he now has 10 Christmas albums full of classics and originals.
- There's not much need for any other holiday music.
The Lowest Pair : Trying To Feel At Home : 36¢ (2013)
- Debut album
- Mellow and bittersweet classic folk duo.
- 2nd album due out in 2015.
Diamond Rugs : Christmas In A Chinese Restaurant : Diamond Rugs (2012)
- One of my favorites.
- Rollo and Grady is a blog that may be the one that best fits the styles I enjoy and try to promote.
- By John McCauley of Deer Tick, Middle Brother and Diamond Rugs.
- Also performed for a Rollo and Grady Session and available for download.
Tom Waits : Step Right Up : Small Change (1976)
- 4th album from one of music’s most prolific artists
- This is my annual sarcastic tribute to the American Christmas. There is not a song more fit.
Twerps : Shoulders : Range Anxiety (2015)
- Forthcoming 2nd album. 2 2014 Eps as well.
- Australian spacey indie pop.
- Their newer songs have featured more singers.
- This one is sung by Jules McFarlane.
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper : Billions Of Eyes : After (2015)
- Forthcoming 2nd album
- 5 years of incredible. minor releases on her BandCamp
- RIYL St. Vincent.
- One of the rawest, most powerful musicians I've heard in a long time.
- Aly Spaltro
Tony Molina : Nowhere To Go : Dissed and Dismissed (2013)
- Debut LP
- San Fran musician formerly of the Ovens.
- Very reminiscent of Dinosaur Jr. and the latest effort from Jeff the Brotherhood.
- SXSW 2014
Wooden Wand : Winter In Kentucky : Briarwood Virgins (2011)
- Somewhere around his 14th album of 18 or so. He releases a lot of music.
- The main project of James Jackson Toth.
- Also released music as WAND after his band left him.
- 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.
King Khan and the Gris Gris : Winter Weather : Murder Burgers (2014)
- Quietly released excellent collaborative album.
- King Khan teaming up with a bay area garage psych band.
- Also just put out a couple singles celebrating lesser known political protesters.
- He also plays with the BBQ Show (as the Bad News Boys) and King Khan and His Shrines.
- One of my favorite vintage soul and rock artists.
Hanni El Khatib : The Teeth : Moonlight (2015)
- Just announced 3rd album.
- 2nd album was produced by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach
- Was one of the rawest, heavy blues rock musicians going, but starting to mellow as the Black Keys have.
Twin Shadow : Turn Me Up : Eclipse (2015)
- Debut single off his forthcoming 3rd album.
- Led by George Lewis Jr.
- 2 excellent, highly acclaimed albums: Forget (2010) & Confess (2012)
Night Beds : Me, Liquor and God (2014)
- Latest single.
- One of the danciest tracks the band has released.
- One of a couple minor releases over the past year by Winston Yellen.