There has been some great indie music released so far during the first two months of 2013. A couple albums released in January include "Hummingbird" by Local Natives and "We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic."
- Local Natives released their second studio album “Hummingbird” January 28. A solid follow up to 2010’s “Gorilla Manor,” “Hummingbird” is filled with layered instruments, vocal harmonies and excellent songwriting. Song to listen to: Three Months.
- The young band Foxygen managed to take the old sound of 60's rock and turn it into something modern and fresh on their second studio album, "We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic." This is the perfect album for lovers of classic rock (think the Kinks, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan) looking for a new band to follow. Song to listen to: Shuggie.
In the beginning of the month of February, there was a lot of buzz surrounding My Bloody Valentine’s first album in 22 years. "MBV" can be listened to on their YouTube page and was worth the long wait. Night Beds and Frightened Rabbit also released albums in February.
- Night Beds debut “Country Sleep” is a hauntingly beautiful album with pastural imagery and hymnal-like vocals. The band, led by Winston Yellen, is often compared to Bon Iver. Song to listen to: Borrowed Time.
- The Scottish band Frightened Rabbit continues to move higher in the world of music with their fourth studio album “Pedestrian Verse.” “Pedestrian Verse” is their most coherent and consistently good album in their 10 year career. Song to listen to: Holy.
Other albums to check out:
- Free Energy, "Love Sign"
- Foals, "Holy Fire"
- Indians, "Somewhere Else"
- Duologue, "Song and Dance"
- Ron Sexsmith, "Forever Endeavour"
Albums to look out for in March: