Daughn Gibson: Carnation Carnation, with hindsight in its favor, gives Gibson the ability to keep on stretching his narratives, but it also wisely pomades some of his wildest hairs. The country urges are tamped down to the occasional guitar line and qualities of Gibson's singing voice, giving the music a chance to open up to breezier vistas.
Vaadat Charigim: Sinking as a Stone Perfectly grasping the ambitions of their musical predecessors of two generations prior, Vaadat Charigim use the tools first deployed by the likes of Ride, Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine to create a sweeping melancholia that still manages to invigorate the listener with awesome sonics vistas.
David Kauffman & Eric Caboor: Songs from Suicide Bridge Originally released as a limited release in 1984, this understated folk-rock collaboration from two LA-based singer/songwriters drifted into obscurity. Until now, when Light in the Attic offers up a deluxe reissue of a forgotten gem.
Róisín Murphy: Hairless Toys Irish artist Róisín Murphy first came to music fans' attention as one half of the electro-pop duo Moloko, but she has become an acclaimed solo artist in her own right. Her latest album, her first in 8 years, aims high with an impressive palate of sounds, from gospel to house music.
Fort Knox Five: Pressurize The Cabin The current leaders of the DC funk scene, the collective known as Fort Knox Five return after the past several years remixing the likes of Donovan, Shawn Lee and Bob Marley with their first full-length album of original, danceable jams since their 2008 debut.