Essential Full-Length Releases
Broods - Conscious
Broods is a duo out of New Zealand who released their first album, Evergreen, in 2014. On their second album, they get some help from some other pop superstars; including Tove Lo and fellow New Zealander Lorde, who co-wrote one of the album's singles, "Heartlines."
Deerhoof - The Magic
Deerhoof has always enticed fans with their experimental noise pop sound. They began to scale that back a bit over the past couple of albums, opting for a simpler sound, but never straying far from what they've become known for. They take it back another notch on this record, looking to the music they listened to as kids for inspiration. Of course, they have different backgrounds with members from both the States and Japan. The result is bound to still recall a variety of styles and genres.
Watch: "Criminals of the Dream"
Delorean - Muzik
Delorean's music has always had elements of dance music to, though they still primarily used guitars in their work. Their latest album, which follows 2013's Apar, abandons guitars almost completely. Instead, they incorporate synths and rely more on Ekhi Lopetegi's vocals.
Nice as Fuck - Nice as Fuck
Nice as Fuck (also known as NAF or Nice as F***) is Jenny Lewis' latest project since the end of Rilo Kiley five years; she previously released a solo album, The Voyager, in 2014. Her new band also includes Erika Forster of Au Revoir Simone and Tennessee Thomas of The Like. The debut album was surprise-released following a few performances in the earlier part of the year.
Other Full-Length Releases
The Avett Brothers - True Sadness
Watch: "Ain’t No Man"
Listen: "True Sadness"
DJ Shadow - The Mountain Will Fall
Watch: "Nobody Speak" (featuring Run the Jewels)
Watch: "The Mountain Will Fall"
Marian Hill - ACT ONE
Watch: "I Want You"
Watch: "I Know Why"
Mick Harvey - Delirium Tremens
Watch: "Dont Say a Thing (Ne Dis Rien)" (featuring Xanthe Waite)
Listen: "A Violent Poison Thats What Love Is"
River Tiber - Indigo
Watch: "West" (featuring Daniel Caesar)
Listen: "Acid Test"
Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.
Alt-J - Live at Red Rocks
Watch: "Left Hand Free"
Jay Som - "I Think You’re Alright"/"Rush"
Listen: "I Think You’re Alright"
Jim O’Rourke & Fennesz - It’s Hard for Me to Say I’m Sorry
Listen: "I Just Want You to Stay"
Listen: "Wouldn’t Wanna Be Swept Away"
Lion Babe - Sun Joint
Listen: "Endless Summer"
Listen: "Rain Drums"
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On
Listen: "What’s Going On" (featuring BJ the Chicago Kid)
Tyondai Braxton - Oranged Out EP
Watch: "Oranged Out"