Courtney Barnett : Pedestrian At Best : Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (2015)
- First single from her forthcoming debut LP.
- Huge critical success with the re-release of her first two EPs, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas.
- Readying her proper debut LP for release later this year.
- 25 year old from Australia.
- Playing CMJ 2014 and a highlight of 2013’s.
Mikal Cronin : I Don't Mind : I Don't Mind / Blue Eyed Girl 7" (2014)
- Latest single.
- Just announced his forthcoming 3rd album, MCIII.
- 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.
Modest Mouse : The Best Room : 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
Rye Pines : Atlantic Ascent : Dead Ocean EP (2015)
- First release since their debut LP, A Portrait of Dissonance As A Young Man.
- Ironically has a big 90's/00's Pacific NW vibe.
- RIYL Built To Spill and early Modest Mouse.
- Boston band.
Diamond Rugs : Voodoo Doll : Cosmetics (2015)
- 2nd album.
- Garage/folk supergroup featuring Deer Tick's John McCaualey, Ian Saint Pe of the Black Lips and Hardy Morris from Dead Confederate.
- Their name is a play on the phase ‘I’m on drugs.’
- SXSW 2015
Mr. Airplane Man : Sun Sinking Low : Long Lost (2014)
- Album of unreleased tracks.
- Along with the White Stripes, they were one of the bands leading the punk/blues duos of the early 2000's.
- 3 full lengths out as well.
Algiers : Blood : Blood 7"(2012)
- First single
- Just released their first track from their forthcoming debut in Jan 2015.
- Only 2 singles out previously.
- My newest, biggest and hardest band crush.
EMA : Cthulu : The Future’s Void (2014)
- 3rd album.
- 2011’s Past Life Martyred Saints gained her mounds and mounds of critical and indie praise.
- Erika M Anderson
Bop English : Dani's Blues (It Was Beyond Our Control) : Constant Bop (2015)
- Solo debut LP from White Demin's James Petralli.
- Like the old, bouncy, fun White Denim albums.
Twerps : Stranger : Range Anxiety (2015)
- 2nd album. 2 2014 Eps as well.
- Australian easy, spacey indie pop.
- Newer songs have featured more singers.
Logan Hyde : Bloated : Innocence (2015)
- Debut album from Youth Lagoon guitarist.
- You can hear the swirling, hypnotic sounds like that found on Youth Lagoon's music.
- Youth Lagoon's Wondrous Bughouse was one of 2013's best albums.
Moon Duo : Slow Down Low : Shadow of the Sun (2015)
- 3rd LP
- This is by far their most catchy track to date.
- Features Ripley Johnson of Wooden Shjips and Sanae Yamada.
The Babies : Get Old : Our House On the Hill Outtakes (2015)
- A single featuring two unreleased tracks from their 2012 2nd album.
- Made up of former Woods, now solo, Kevin Morby and Vivian Girls Cassie Ramone.
The Districts : Funeral Beds : The Districts EP (2014)
- Debut EP, out in Jan 2014.
- Debut LP is due out in Feb of 2015.
- Remind me of a combo of Mumford and Sons (in a good way) and Lucero.
- SXSW 2015.
Hiss Golden Messenger : Southern Grammar (Live on WXPN) : Southern Grammar EP (2015)
- Follow up EP to his excellent 4th and most polished album.
- 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.
Matthew E. White : Tranquility : Fresh Blood (2015)
- 2nd album.
- 2012's Big Inner was one of that year's best albums.
- Gospel, blues, folk musician out of Virginia.
Gregory Alan Isakov : The Trapeze Swinger (Iron & Wine cover) (2014)
- Cover done for one of my favorite blogs, I Am Fuel, You Are Friends.
- 5th album, The Weatherman, was one of 2013's best.
- More traditional-leaning folk singer-songwriter.