Les Savy Fav : Dear Crutches : Root For Ruin (2010)
- Latest and 5th album.
- Debut album 3/5 was out 1997.
- Led by comedian, artist, author and crazy person Tim Harrington.
- Art, punk rock that is reminiscent of the Pixies at times.
- One of the best live bands I've ever seen.
Destroyer : Dream Lover : Poison Season (2015)
- 10th album.
- Dan Bejar's main project.
- Also makes up one third of the pop perfectionists the New Pornographers.
Two Sheds : I Am My Own : 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.
Ultimate Painting : Break The Chain : Green Lanes (2015)
- Follow up to their excellent 2014 s/t debut LP.
- Easy-going, jammy 60’s folk duo.
Nap Eyes : No Man Needs To Care : Whine of the Mystic (2014)
- Debut LP that is being re-released this year.
- Led by Nigel Chapman.
My Morning Jacket : In Its Infancy (The Waterfall) : The Waterfall (2015)
- 7th album and first in 4 years.
- Leader, Jim James, has been doing a lot more solo stuff in between.
- Dynamic live band from Louisville.
Thee Oh Sees : Poor Queen : 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.
The Grizzled Mighty : Long Way Home : Closed Knuckle Jaw (2015)
- 2nd LP.
- 2011 s/t debut album was fantastic.
- Also one EP out.
- Highlight performance of CMJ 2013.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra : Stage Or Screen : Multi-Love (2015)
- 3rd LP.
- Debut album, 2011's s/t, was a huge critical hit.
Spirit Club : Fast Ice : Spirit Club (2015)
- Forthcoming debut LP.
- Side project of Nathan Williams, the leader of the band Wavves.
- Surprise highlight of SXSW 2015
Shamir : Darker : 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.
Christopher Owens : Selfish Feelings (2015)
- Latest single.
- Sounds a bit more country/folk leaning as a solo artist.
- 2nd solo album, A New Testament, was a 2014 highlight.
- Former leader of the majorly critically acclaimed indie-rock band Girls.
Saint Pé : Southern Sunshine : Secular Music EP (2015)
- Debut solo EP.
- Formerly one of the main three leaders of the Black Lips.
- Also just released a 2nd LP with Deer Tick's John McCauley as the Diamond Rugs.
Gunns : The Fool (2015)
- Latest single of 3.
- Perth/Fremantle, Australia band.
- Just signed to Spinning Top, Pond & Tame Impala's label.
Those Pretty Wrongs : Lucky Guy : Lucky Guy b/w Fool Of Myself 7" (2015)
- Debut single.
- Led by Jody Stephens, former drummer of Big Star.