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The first release from Connecticut based group is a conglomeration of so many classic and awesome sounds brought together. It has a heavy undertone of metal or punk, but sometimes takes on this classic western vibe, and has sweet little balladoius moments. Overall a great rock album for folks who like their rock on the […]

New Queens album is a pretty rollicking good time. They still have there classic heavy sound though this time around they have stripped down some of the orchestration in favor of a simpler, more paired down, sound. The album starts off great and has some awesome tracks, but also has some slower less enticing numbers […]

The new Shabazz Palaces release is actually a double header. The first album introduces us to the character of Quazarz, and the spacey, sparsely populated world in which he lives. The first album is admittedly bland, with few if any solid beats to grab the listener. the lyrics are classic shabazz delivery but does little […]

Beth Ditto’s Fake Sugar released to some rave reviews from places like NPR and Pitchfork, and with good reason. The album is very much a pop album with a country influences, full of catchy hooks, and foot stomping beats. the album spins of tale of love loss, and self acceptance. Label: Virgin Records Play: 1, […]

The latest album from LA-based rock quartet Manhattan Murder Mystery is a collection of rock rhythms and post-punk anthems that incorporate everything from heavy guitar riffs to harmonica solos. Label: Miedlena Start With: 2, 5, 8 FCC: 1, 3, 4 RIYL: Beach Slang, PUP, Deer Tick, Marvelous Toy

The former Vampire Weekend member known as Rostam is a producer, songwriter, and multi instrumentalist. For his first solo album he has created an artistic indie rock vibe that tells of his life experiences. Label: Nonesuch Records Start w/ 2, 3, 9 FCC: 11 RIYL: Big Thief, Baio, Hundred Waters, Japanese Breakfast

The first album released in seven years by the London based British indie pop band. It is a wonderful and peaceful album full of lush guitar and piano parts. Label: Merge Records Start w/ 3, 7 FCC: Clean RIYL: The Field Mice, Luna, The Bats, Destroyer

This Philadelphian band writes of nostalgic adventures and love and death on their album Dumbness. With crunchy bass lines and catchy guitar riffs, this album is a great listen for indie rockers. Label: Lame-O Start w/ 2, 6, 8 FCC: Clean RIYL: Spencer Radcliffe, Three Man Cannon, LVL UP

After taking a break to rebuild their personal relationship, this husband-wife duo creates an alternative indie-folk album using layered instruments and vocals. If you are a fan of upbeat folk, give this album a listen. Label: Self-Released Start w/ 2, 3, 8 FCC: Clean RIYL: Grizzly Bear, Sylvan Esso, Vagabon, Palehound

The Norwegian pop punk band has created some great party tracks on their debut album, Try Not To Freak Out. Full of political and feminist messages, the songs still have great guitar riffs, poppy bass lines, and amazing vocals. Label: Nettwerk Start w/ 2, 7, 9 FCC: Clean RIYL: Alex Lahey, Girl Ray, The Big Moon

An Australian electronic pop band whose fifth album is filled with ambient instrumentals and groovy 80’s vibe beats. Cut Copy creates some good late night party songs. Label: Astralwerks Start w/ 1, 5, 6, 8 FCC: Clean RIYL: Hot Chip, The Presets, Miami Horror

A soulful concept album about lovelessness, filled with beautifully layered backing vocals and a few spoken word tracks. This album deserves a second listen. Label: Jagjaguwar Start w/ 4, 10 FCC: Clean RIYL: Jamila Woods, Nick Hakim, James Tillman

Dark and brooding Art Pop with a heavy, almost apocalyptic feel. Atmospheric instrumentation supporting her somber yet ethereal vocals. Play: 2,3,6,10 FCC: None RIYL: Chelsea Wolfe, Purity Ring, iamamiwhoami

Compilation of covers over the years made by the Heavy Metal legends. Covers range from David Bowie to Metallica. They have that classic Motörhead sound and do justice to the originals. Play: 1,2,3,5,6,7 FCC: 11 RIYL: Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, Kyuss

Frenetic Indie Rock centered around heavy bass with energetic tempo. Less steeped in Dance-Punk sound than their previous releases, but still maintaining the unique bass sound and intensity of their previous work. Play: 1,3,4,6 FCC: 5,7,10 RIYL: Royal Blood, MSTRKRFT, The Faint

Debut single from Boys Like Girls frontman, Martin Johnson. Anthemic Pop-Rock that invokes a sound reminiscent of 80’s pop rock from LA and Miami. Play: 1 FCC: None RIYL: Bleachers, Madaila

Solid, well-crafted Indie Power Pop from the prolific Robert Pollard and company. Guitar driven shorter pop songs that still have plenty of twists and turns to keep you interested. Retains the trademark sound of classic Guided By Voices albums. RIYL: Car Seat Headrest, Bob Mould, The Mountain Goats, Sebadoh Recommended Tracks: 1,2,4,11,15 FCC: None

Place a track from Mount Kimbie’s 3rd full-length, like “Audition”, next to something from their 2011 debut, such as “Carbonated”, and you’d be surprised to learn it’s by the same group. From post-dubstep beat music to something ostensibly more 80’s new wave, and much less like electronic music in general, one wonders if Mount Kimbie […]

A singer songwriter from Kent, Ohio, Mayfield channels both country and rock on her album “Sorry Is Gone.” Mayfield writes of her abusive marriage with a few sweet melodies like on the tracks “Offa My Hands” and “Wish You Could See Me Now.” Label: ATO Records Start w/ 2, 7, 9, 11 FCC: 3 RIYL: Lady Lamb, Jenny Lewis

Folk rocker Elliott Brood brings mandolin, banjo, vocals, and the acoustic guitar together perfectly. This Canadian band has created a well-rounded sixth album. Label: Paper Bag Start w/ 2, 3, 5, 7 FCC: Clean RIYL: Deer Tick, Ryan Adams, Pinegrove, Wilco

Ani DiFranco, an activist, feminist, and songwriter, writes about politics, love, and parenthood on her new album “Binary.” With contributions from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Maceo Parker, and Ivan Neville, “Binary” has folk, rock, funk, and soul vibes. Label: Righteous Babe Start w/ 3, 4, 11 FCC: 1, 5 RIYL: St. Vincent, Aimee Man, Fiona Apple

“Painted Ruins,” the fifth album from the indie rock band has a great flow from track to track and is musically beautiful. Everything produced by band member Chris Taylor, Grizzly Bear’s new album is pretty much a masterpiece. Label: RCA Start w/ 1, 5, 11 FCC: Clean RIYL: Animal Collective, Real Estate

For fans of funk, jam bands, and rock and roll, prepare yourself. Gridline has it all in their new album “Soul Brew.” Creating the essence of a live band, Gridline records everything live to tape. This album is full of infectious tunes that will make you want to dance. Label: Self Released Start w/ 1, 3, 6 […]

“Blue Ceilings,” the second album from the Montreal band will be a favorite amongst indie folk fans. Chill, country vibes in “Burning Flames,” more upbeat tracks like “Resistance,” and easy listening tracks like “All Along.” This album is a great listen. Label: Indica Records Start w/ 1, 3, 5, 6 FCC: None RIYL: Fleet Foxes, The […]