Justin Vernon : Time Goes Inside Out… (2015)
- Cover of Spoon's song 'Inside Out'
- Promo single and video for the Eau Claire Music Festival.
Sufjan Stevens : John My Beloved : Carrie and Lowell (2015)
- I believe it's officially his forthcoming 6th album, but he's also but out numerous other compilations and releases from side projects.
- 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.
Damaged Bug : Jet In Jungle : Cold Hot Plumbs (2015)
- 2nd LP
- Solo moniker for Thee Oh Sees frontman John Dwyer.
- Debut album, Hubba Bubba, was out in 2014.
- Less amped up and aggressive, synth-heavy psych rock weirdness.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra : Can't Keep Checking My Phone : Multi-Love (2015)
- Forthcoming 3rd LP.
- Debut album, 2011's s/t, was a huge critical hit.
Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel : Right Where You Ought To Be : Nico & Her Psychedelic Subconscious (2013)
- Debut Album.
- Led by Tomas Dolas, but features Wyatt Blair.
- Burger Records
Stealing Sheep : Murmur Earth : Record Store Day 7" (2015)
- Latest Single. 2nd album, Not Real, is just out as well.
- Liverpool psych folk band.
Waxahatchee : Summer Of Love : 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.
John Andrews & The Yawns : Pennsylvania : 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.
Warm Soda : Cryin For A Love : Symbolic Dream (2015)
- 3rd Album.
- Led by Matthew Melton who released his solo debut in 2014 and led Bare Wires previously.
- Another highlight of the Burger Records SXSW 2015 showcase.
Hagerty-Toth Band : 2D Girl : Qalgebra (2015)
- Record Store Day 2015 release.
- Collab of James Jackson Toth (Wooden Wand) Neil Hagerty (Royal Trux).
- James Toth has been one of my favorite folk artists of the past 10 yrs.
Howlin' Rain : Death Prayer in Heaven's Orchard : Howlin' Rain (2006)
- Debut LP
- Just put out their 4th album, Mansion Songs.
- 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
Wand : Melted Rope : Golem (2015)
- 2nd album.
- LA-based loud, psych-heavy rock.
- Buddies with Ty Segall.
Les Big Byrd : Tinnitus Ætérnum : Back To Bagarmossen (2014)
- Latest EP. One LP.
- Stockholm psych rock.
- Work with Anton Newcombe of Brian Jamestown Massacre.
Suuns & Jerusalem In My Heart : Metal : Suuns & Jerusalem In My Heart (2015)
- Collaborative LP.
- Suuns have two albums out and were one of my top bands at Sx 2015
- Both groups are from Montreal, which has a booming and eclectic music scene.
Girl Band : Lawman : The Early Years EP (2015)
- Forthcoming EP.
- Explosive cover of UK Electronic act Blawan.
- Debut EP, France 98, is available for free on their BandCamp.
- Eractic punk rockers out of Ireland.
- One of the more exciting and exhilarating punk rock bands I’ve heard in a long time.
- Best Band of SXSW 2015!
Khun Narin : Lam Phu Thai #1 : Khun Narin's Electric Phin Band (2014)
- Debut LP.
- Thailand instrumental psychedelic band.
- On Innovative Leisure label.