Panda Bear : Boys Latin : Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper (2015)
- 5th album.
- Member of Animal Collective, one of the most highly acclaimed Indie bands.
- Hypnotizing experimental, electronic psych pop.
- Getting an obscene load of hype, but is sounding like it will be phenomenal.
Pond : Sitting Up On Our Crane : 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.
Mikal Cronin : Blue Eyed Girl : I Don't Mind / Blue Eyed Girl 7" (2014)
- Latest single.
- One of the best songwriters going writing vintage beachy psych rock/pop.
- Also in a surf-punk band called the Moonhearts & Ty Segall's backing band, just like Ty's in Mikal's band.
Shamir : The House That Built Me (Miranda Lambert Cover) (2014)
- Powerful and subdued cover.
- Debut Northtown EP was out in 2014.
- Super young electronic, indie, R n B songwriter from Brooklyn.
- Can lean towards LCD Soundsystem’s sound at times.
Small Wonder : Until I Open My Wings : Wendy (2014)
- 2nd release and one of the best that I missed from last year..
- Led by super young Brooklyner Henry Crawford.
- DIY indie pop, Peter Pan-themed album.
Lou Reed : I'm So Free : Transformer (1972)
- 2nd solo album after his time with Velvet Underground.
- Much credit is due to David Bowie for launching his solo career.
- Covered by Deer Tick and Patrick Stickles.
- Died in 2013.
Deer Tick : 20 Miles : The Black Dirt Sessions (2010)
- 3rd album.
- Led by John McCauley who's also in Middle Brother and Diamond Rugs.
- Diamond Rugs is about to release their 2nd album.
- Just did a string of 10th anny shows covering their favorite albums with their friends.
- I attended the Lou Reed Transformer show which featured Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus, Sharon Von Etten, and one of the Felice Brothers.
The Felice Brothers : Lincoln Continental : God Bless You Amigo (2012)
- The 2nd of two albums of demos/unreleased music.
- Also 8 full length albums.
- Distinct Dylan sound that they've been derided for, but an excellent raw folk sound and live performers.
Howlin' Rain : Wild Bush : Mansion Songs (2015)
- 6th album.
- Led by Ethan Miller, formerly of Comets On Fire.
- Big blues psych rock that gets a bit jammier than I tend to go for, but the vocals are pretty powerful and unique to Ethan Miller
Chain and the Gang : Crime Don't Pay : Minimum Rock N Roll (2014)
- 4th release.
- DC muscular garage rock band.
- Led by Ian Svenonius.
- Remind me of the Kills, just with a little less mean and more psych..
Ultimate Painting : Ten Street : Ultimate Painting (2014)
- Debut LP
- Easy-going, jammy 60’s folk.
- CMJ 2014
Viet Cong : Continental Shelf : Viet Cong (2014)
- One of the first singles off their forthcoming debut.
- Made up from members of Women after a member died and they broke up.
- Women was a hightly acclaimed indie rock band.
- Jagjaguwar label.
Elisa Ambrogio : Clarinet Queen : The Immoralist (2014)
- Solo debut from Magik Markers member.
- Fuzzy slow-burning shoe-gaze.
- Out on the almost always solid Drag City label.
Yellerkin : Dixie Rain (Live From Float Home) (2014)
- Debut EP
- Brooklyn based electronic folk pop.
- RIYL Yeasayer.
Dr. Dog : Heart It Races (Architecture in Helsinki cover) : The Girl b/w Heart It Races (2007)
- One of their early singles that is being re-released.
- They're set to release their first live album.
- Philly psych folk band.