Essential Full-Length Releases
The Duke Spirit - Sky Is Mine
I hear woefully little about The Duke Spirit from music publications. Anymore, I know they're releasing new music because I'm on their mailing list. They may have reached the peak of their popularity, stateside at least, around 2009, but they're still releasing spectacular music. Their fifth album is more ballad-focused than prior releases, but still a spectacular showcase for frontwoman Leila Moss' vocals and the band's range of alternative rock influences.
Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins
It's been five years since Grizzly Bear's last record, 2012's spectacular Shields. Around that time, many were lauding the band as the quintessential indie band of the late 2000s/early 2010s. A lot has changed since, though. Formerly "indie" acts have enjoyed some crossover success and there's been a rise of bedroom acts and the software to support that type of creation. The new album feels more rooted in the existing sounds the band have developed, a move that offers a bit of familiarity in the ever-changing music landscape.
Watch: "Mourning Sound"
Other Full-Length Releases
Cloakroom - Time Well
Watch: "The Sun Won’t Let Us Go"
Watch: "Concrete Gallery"
Dent May - Across the Multiverse
Watch: "Picture on a Screen"
Watch: "Across the Multiverse" (featuring Frankie Cosmos)
Everything Everything - A Fever Dream
Watch: "Can’t Do"
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Sketches of Brunswick East
Listen: "The Book"
Listen: "Sketches of Brunswick East I"
Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.
A$AP Ferg - Still Striving
Listen: "Olympian" (featuring Dave East)
Listen: "Trap and a Dream" (featuring Meek Mill)
Alice Glass - Alice Glass
Watch: "Without Love"
inc. no world - Living
Interpol - Our Love to Admire Reissue
Watch: "The Heinrich Maneuver"
Samantha Urbani - Policies of Power EP
Watch: "Go Deeper"
Listen: "1 2 3 4"