alt-J: This Is All Yours

• 2014/09/23 • Atlantic • Alternative/Indie Rock • Arrival In Nara | *Nara* | Every Other Freckle | Left Hand Free | Hunger of the Pine | Warm Foothills “I’m going to bed into you like a cat beds into a bean bag.” — “Every Other Freckle” No bad at this time is as hot as Alt-J. With their subtle…

King Creosote: From Scotland with Love

• 2014/07/22 • Domino Recording Co. • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Folk • Something To Believe In | Cargill | Miserable Strangers | *Bluebell, Cockleshell, 123* “Bury me in the old churchyard…six white angels at my back. Two to sing, two to pray and two to carry my soul away.” — “Bluebell, Cockleshell, 123” Kenny Anderson is the man behind King Creosote,…

Sea Wolf: Song Spells, No. 1: Cedarsmoke

• 2014/07/15 • Alex Brown Church Music • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Folk • Ram’s Head | Bavarian Porcelain | Young Bodies | Whitewoods | *Visions* “I don’t believe in heaven, but some things might be sacred at least I think they should.” — “Visions” Cedarsmoke is a few songs Alex Church, I guess just had laying around. These smoldering thoughtful and…

Jenny Lewis: The Voyager

• 2014/07/29 • Warner Bros. • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Folk, Country • Head Underwater | Just One of the Guys | Slippery Slopes | *Love U Forever* | The Voyager   “There’s a little bit of magic, everybody has it.” — “Head Underwater” Jenny Lewis has more in common with indie folk singer Neko Case than just red hair they both are known for their…

The Horrors: Luminous

• 2014/05/06 • XL Recordings • Alternative/Indie Rock, Shoegaze • Chasing Shadows | *So Now You Know* | In and Out of Sight | I See You | Mine and Yours “… Why should I try and prove it, if you wont believe it.” — “In and Out of Sight” The Horrors drape guitar/synth driven songs with a loose fitting shoegaze cloak. It is…

Dum Dum Girls: Too True

• 2014/01/28 • Sub Pop • Alternative/Indie Rock, Noise Pop • Rimbaud Eyes | *Are You Okay?* | Too True To Be Good | Lost Boys and Girls Club “There’s no particular place we are going, still we are going.” — “Lost Boys and Girls Club” Infusing a rock beat into each moment of their heavy pop, these girls, bring energy, passion…

Damien Jurado: Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son

• 2014/01/21 • Secretly Canadian • Alternative/Indie Rock • Silver Timothy | Return to Maraqopa | Metallic Cloud | Silver Donna | Silver Katherine | *Silver Joy* Far from, from the garden I saw stars fall like teeth, cutting my name into the earth.” — “Silver Katherine” Damien plays soft thoughtful rock without the need for over catchy displays making this musical gem…