Night Beds : Tide Teeth (2015)
- 2nd recent single that continues their now more electronic approach.
- 'Me, Liquor and God', was released in Dec '14.
- Beautiful debut LP was 2013's Country Sleep. Also one EP.
- One of the danciest tracks the band has released.
- Led by Winston Yellen.
Sufjan Stevens : Exploding Whale : Epic Fail 7" (2015)
- Latest single released close enough to include it as a Record Store Day surprise.
- Just released his 6th album, Carrie and Lowell.
- It is widely regarded as his and the year's best so far.
- One of the most talented musicians that I've been able to enjoy every step of the way.
- This first teaser sounds like a hope-elevating return to his early stripped back folk days.
The Tallest Man On Earth : Dark Bird Is Home : Dark Bird Is Home (2015)
- 4th album.
- Swedish singer/songwriter Kristian Matsson
- Powerful voice and bringing in the fullness of a War On Drugs LP.
- 2008 self-titled debut was very well received.
Mikal Cronin : The Ballad of El Goodo (Big Star cover) (2015)
- One of many sweet, spot on covers from Mikal and of Big Star.
- Forthcoming 3rd album, MCIII, is due out May 5th.
- 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.
John Andrews & The Yawns : I'll Go To Your Funeral (If You Go To Mine) : Bit By The Fang (2015)
- Debut LP.
- Dylan-esque big band, steady-rolling, Americana-tinged, jangly classic rock.
- Andrews is also Quilt's drummer and Woods' keyboardist.
Magnolia Electric Co. : It’s Made Me Cry : It’s Made Me Cry EP (2009)
- One of my all-time favorite songs.
- From his Record Store Day Release
- Jason Molina's primary band. Also released solo music and as Songs: Ohia
- Died in Indianapolis in March 2013 after years of alcoholism.
- One of the greatest folk songwriters of the past 30 years.
Blitzen Trapper : Heart Of Gold : Live Harvest (2015)
- A song for song live cover of Neil Young's masterpiece, Harvest.
- Record Store Day release.
- One of the longer running modern folk rock bands
Jessica Jalbert : Whatever Whoever : Brother Loyola (2011)
- Solo debut album.
- Started recording as Faith Healer since and their debut is one of 2015's best albums
- This album is mellower and a little less late 60's VU-style rock than the Faith Healer LP.
- Out of Edmonton.
Viet Cong : Oxygen Feed : Cassette EP (2013)
- Debut 7 song EP
- Self titled debut LP is one of the best albums of 2015
- Made up from members of Women after a member died and they broke up.
- Women was a highly acclaimed indie rock band.
- Jagjaguwar label.
- One of the best bands at SXSW 2015.
Twin Peaks : Got Your Money : In The Morning (In The Evening) / Got Your Money (2015)
- Latest single for Record Store Day 2015
- 2nd full length, Wild Onion, was out in 2014.
- Psych rock with an 80’s feel to it.
- A highlight of SXSW 2015
Amen Dunes : I Know Myself (Montreal) : Cowboy Worship EP (2015)
- Most recent release.
- 3rd full length, Love, was a great dark albums of 2014.
- A different version of this song is on Love as well.
- Significantly more approachable track from the usually more spacey, jammy, ambient dark rock band.
Two Sheds : Get It Out : Assembling (2015)
- 2nd full length. Debut was out in 2006.
- Californian husband and wife duo.
- Heavy slow-burning rock building into to big, but never completely erupting, swells.
Waxahatchee : Poison : Ivy Tripp (2015)
- 3rd full length.
- Project from Kate Crutchfield. Twin sister of Swearin's Allison Crutchfield.
- Her 2nd album, 2013's Cerulean Salt, was one of the year's best.
- Debut was lo-fi and a rougher DIY style album.
- Played a series of stripped back solo shows with only her twin sister, Allison of Swearin', on backup vocals at SXSW 2015.
Palma Violets : Danger In The Club : Danger In The Club (2015)
- 2nd album
- Their 2013 debut was one of the years most highly regarded albums.
- UK band that makes catchy, chugging anthem rock.
- Highest energy band at SXSW 2015.
Metz : Spit You Out : II (2012)
- Forthcoming 2nd LP.
- One of the most aggressive, muscular sounds in the current music scene
- One of the best bands at SXSW 2015.
Dead Gaze : Yuppies Are Flowers : Brain Holiday (2013)
- Latest of full length after a long string of minor releases..
- Very catchy-at-times, upbeat lo-fi garage pop.
- Been a band that I've been wanting to re-explore since first hearing them while prepping for SXSW 2014.
Bop English : The Hardest Way : Constant Bop (2015)
- Solo debut LP from White Demin's James Petralli.
- Like the old, bouncy, fun White Denim albums.
Bravestation : Haven (2015)
- First single from a forthcoming, unnamed EP.
- Debut full length, Signs of the Civilized, was out in 2012.
- RIYL Yeasayer.