Tom Waits : Take One Last Look : Late Show with David Letterman (2015)
- New song played as a sendoff for Dave's final run of shows.
- Started mellow, soulful and jazz-leaning, but has slowly turned more alternative and weirder.
- One of the greatest of the great musicians over the past 50 years.
Spoon : TV Set : Poltergeist OST (2015)
- Cover of the Cramps.
- Perfect band and style for Spoon to take on in a cover.
- 8th album was out in 2015.
- First album since the band found success teaming up with Dan Boeckner in the Divine Fits.
- One of the most prominent and critically acclaimed indie bands of the past 20 years.
Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats : I Need Never Get Old : Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats (2015)
- First single from the finally announced debut LP.
- His previous work without the Night Sweats was much more mellow folk.
- Brilliant live performer with either of his bands.
Sheer Mag : Hard Lovin : 7" EP (2015)
- Debut EP. 2nd EP available on BandCamp.
- Latest single, Button Up, is their best song to date.
- Awesome blend of punk and catchy vintage rock and roll.
- One of the best bands at SXSW 2015.
Thee Oh Sees : Sticky Hulks : Mutilator Defeated At Last (2015)
- Latest LP.
- Prolific San Fran garage psych from John Dwyer.
- Their last 2 LPs, Floating Coffin and Drop, were two of the best of the past 2 years.
- One of the best SXSW 2015 bands.
Nap Eyes : Dark Creedence : Whine of the Mystic (2014)
- Debut LP that is being re-released this year.
- Led by Nigel Chapman.
Peacers : R. J. D. (Salam) : Peacers (2015)
- Debut EP.
- Led by ex-Sic Alps member Mike Donovan.
- Produced by Ty Segall.
Elvis Depressedly : Wastes Of Time : New Alhambra (2015)
- Debut LP, but also has 6 other releases.
- Most is available for whatever you want to pay via BandCamp.
- Rough, dark, bedroom pop.
- RIYL Allison Crutchfield's solo stuff.
- SXSW 2015
Mutual Benefit : Slow March (demo) : Keep In Touch 7" (2015)
- Possibly a song from a yet unannounced forthcoming release.
- This is from a subscription series of singles.
- Beautiful mellow electronic indie folk band with one LP out.
- Best of SXSW 2014
Moonface : Still a Criminal (a leftover track) (2015)
- Latest track that was a leftover from his 'Julia with Blue Jeans On' LP.
- With it's release he announced new forthcoming material.
- Spencer Krug (Wolf Parade & Sunset Rubdown) project.
- Features live show favorites left off the latest album.
- Debut, Heartbreaking Bravery, was my pick for best album of 2012.
Sun Kil Moon : Garden Of Lavender : Universal Themes (2015)
- 3rd single from recently announced new LP.
- Released an excellent 6th album, Benji, early in 2014.
- One of the most distinctive voices in independent music.
- Gorgeous mellow rock with his trademark sleepy vocals.
Pattern In Movement : Save Me : Weathervane: Shaking Through EP (2015)
- Possibly their last new song as they just announced their breakup following their current tour.
- This is from a series of EPs documenting the recording process for bands.
- Electronic indie pop with layered vocals that falls somewhere between Menomena and Maps & Atlases.
Shamir : In For The Kill : Ratchet (2015)
- Debut LP. Debut EP came out in 2014.
- Super young electronic/indie/r&b songwriter from Brooklyn.
- Can lean towards LCD Soundsystem’s sound at times.