Algiers : But She Was Not Flying (2015)
- First single from forthcoming debut.
- Only 2 singles out previously.
- My newest, biggest and hardest band crush.
Modest Mouse : Lampshades On Fire : Strangers to Ourselves (2015)
- 6th album and first in 8 years.
- Led by Isaac Brock.
- Just re-released their first two albums at the end of 2014.
- One of the best bands of the 2000's
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper : Spat Out Spit : 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
Pond : Outside Is The Right Side : Man, It Feels Like Space Again (2015)
- 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 : Made Up My Mind : MCIII (2015)
- Forthcoming 3rd album.
- Coming off an excellent single, I Don't Mind / Blue Eyed Girl 7", out in 2014.
- 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.
Twerps : Simple Feelings : Range Anxiety (2015)
- 2nd album. 2 2014 Eps as well.
- Australian easy, spacey indie pop.
- Newer songs have featured more singers.
The Mountain Goats : The Legend of Chavo Guerrero : Beat The Champ (2015)
- Pro wrestling-themed 15th album.
- Led by John Darnielle.
- Continually (and deservedly) considered one of the best lyricists in music.
- Thoughtful, poignant, brutal, and self-evisceratingly honest.
Tobias Jesso Jr. : How Could You Babe : Goon (2015)
- Forthcoming debut LP.
- Produced by a Chet JR White of Girls and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys.
- Only 2 other demos out via YouTube
- RIYL Nilsson, early Perfume Genius, or early solo Christopher Owens.
Father John Misty : Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins) : I Love You, Honeybear (2015)
- J Tillman's 2nd album under this alias.
- 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.
David Bowie : Five Years : The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (1972)
- 5th album.
- Opening track from what is considered one of the best albums ever.
- For as much as I revere Bowie, I don't play him near enough.
- Recoded right in the heart of the time he was helping launch Lou Reed's solo career.
Geographer : I'm Ready : Ghost Modern (2015)
- Forthcoming 3rd album.
- RIYL: Yeasayer & Bravestation.
- They were the first band I saw at my first SXSW.
- Playing SXSW 2015.
Operators : Ecstasy In My House (2015)
- Latest single.
- Self-released debut, EP1, was out in 2014
- Dan Boeckner’s (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs & Divine Fits) latest project.
The Dodos : Retriever : Individ (2015)
- 6th Album
- SXSW 2015
- Debut album appeared on almost every indie music Best of ’08 lists
- A lot more of their recent music is heavily focused on upbeat chugging drums.
Viet Cong : Newspaper Spoons : Viet Cong (2015)
- Debut .
- Made up from members of Women after a member died and they broke up.
- Women was a highly acclaimed indie rock band.
- Jagjaguwar label.