by: Sam Farzin, KUCI Music Director
Akron/Family - Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free [Dead Oceans]
Grateful Dead Williamsburg ripping amazing forever harmony party love death the infinity of the cosmos.
Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle [Drag City]
(smog) Smog dated thick-voiced brilliant lyricist dated Joanna Newsom and Lisa Carver loved by Astronautalis.
Crocodiles - Summer Of Hate [Fat Possum]
Ex-Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower drum machine synth blipbloops JAMC-guitars like a sad birthday party celebrated alone, dance party for no one.
Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career [4AD]
Pop pop pop Scottish pop pop pop.
Woods - Songs Of Shame [Shrimper]
Broken bent guitar drums songs that are sad happy joyful morose.
Double Dagger - More [Thrill Jockey]
Post-post-post-post-post-punk-post-punk-post-punk-post-punk-post-punk-post-hardcore, like a self-help coach fronting Fugazi without guitar.
Pterodactyl - Worldwild [Brah]
Less asfhlkjgaewghwnoise than their first record, more modern free love guitar intertwining over big rockandpsychfreakouts.
Thunder Power - Love Yourself [Slumber Party]
Cute twee pop cute twee pop cute twee pop cute twee pop with spunk.
Starf*cker - Jupiter [Badman]
NIN name reference but no NIN influence dance indie rock and roll or something, fun as heck
Jeremy Enigk - OK Bear [Lewis Hollow]
Sunny Day Real Estate lead vocal-dude big emotion-grabbing jams fresh and loud.
Dusty Rhodes And The River Band - Palace And Stage [SideOneDummy]
Fun-time indie-piano-mildly-gospelly-olde-time stuff from Los Angeles, confusingly on SideOneDummy.
Knot Feeder - Light Flares [Strings & Hammers]
1 part Don Caballero 2 parts Tabula Rasa 1 part other talented musician dude = new monster math rock band.
Los Straitjackets - The Further Adventures Of... [Yep Roc]
Did I mention I love surf rock????
Pontiak - Maker [Thrill Jockey]
This is "stoner rock" but also it shreds.
The Vaselines - Enter The Vaselines [Sub Pop]
Seminal pervy-Scot pop band, here enclosed in a de-luxe box housing all of their released recordings and some live stuff.
The Horrors - Primary Colors [XL]
Band forms, spends more time on its hair than its tunes, band realizes (hypothesis), band makes much better second album.
Wake The President - You Can't Change That Boy [Magic Marker]
Tara Jane O'Neil - A Ways Away [K]
Gloom-doom but also sweet
Dreamdate - Patience [Skywriting]
2 girls 1 dreampop band.
Jason Lytle - Yours Truly, The Commuter [Anti-]
Grandaddy singer gets all Grandaddy up in here, fans dig it.
Savath & Savalas - La Llama [Stones Throw]
Sort of IDM but very psychy, Mr Prefuse 73's side projecto.
Jack-O & The Tennessee Tearjerkers - The Disco Outlaw [Goner]
Jack from Oblivions makes catchy as F ruckuses.
Caustic Casanova - Imminent Eminence [Self-Released]
Weirdly proto-metal cheese that is deceptively cheesy.
The Fresh & Onlys - The Fresh & Onlys [Castle Face]
John Dwyer's of Ohsees/OCS/Coachwhips record label garage rock funtimes.