Essential Full-Length Releases
Frankie Rose - Cage Tropical
Cage Tropical is the fourth album from this former member of so many great female bands (Vivian Girls, Dum Dum Girls). Recorded with Jorge Elbrecht as producer, the album represents a stylistic shift for the artist. The shift coincides with Rose moving from Los Angeles back to New York. She's moved away from the fuzzy guitars that have defined much of her work in favor of '80s-influenced synths.
Watch: "Red Museum"
Jen Cloher - Jen Cloher
Jen Cloher is an Australian musician, and as I recently discovered, the wife of fellow Australian musician Courtney Barnett. Barnett features on the album, and Cloher bears a stylistic similarity to her SO's music (I supposed it would be more accurate to say that Barnett's style is similar to Cloher, as she began performing several years earlier). The self-titled record is her fifth.
Watch: "Forget Myself"
Watch: "Regional Echo"
Other Full-Length Releases
5 Billion in Diamonds - 5 Billion in Diamonds
Watch: "I’m Becoming You"
Watch: "Gravity Rules"
The Cribs - 24-7 Rock Star Shit
Watch: "Rainbow Ridge"
Listen: "Sticks Not Twigs"
Guided By Voices - How Do You Spell Heaven
Listen: "Just to Show You"
Listen: "Diver Dan"
Ice Balloons - Fiesta
Listen: "Calypso Heartworm"
Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.
Good Time: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Watch: Oneohtrix Point Never - "The Pure and the Damned" (featuring Iggy Pop)
House of Feelings - Last Chance EP
Listen: "Falling" (featuring Shamir)
Listen: "Last Chance"
Lambchop - "The Hustle Unlimited"/"When You Were Mine"
Listen: "The Hustle Unlimited"