FROM Ariana Morgenstern
Tamaryn: Cranekiss Shoe-gazing maven Tamaryn left the Bay Area and now set up shop in New York City, where she paired up with producer Jorge Elbrecht, who has worked with disparate artists such as Diego Garcia and Ariel Pink.
Count Counsellor: Disco Dodo While only 21, the artist using the moniker Count Counsellor has released his debut EP based around his childhood experiences, including the moments that shaped him and the heroes that elevated his musical palette.
Motopony: Daylights Gone Since their formation in 2008, Motopony have been honing their indie-rock style, but their latest work is fueled by the energy of new members who open the doors to a more expansive sound.
The Arcs: Outta My Mind (feat. Dan Auerbach) On his new side project, the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach satiates his thirst as music maker with a group of hand-picked studio musicians that includes Richard Swift.
Willis Earl Beal: Under You An intriguing character, Willis Earl Beal is an outsider art provocateur both for his music and his drawings. But his latest album finds him turning into a softer, more evocative crooner.
Kamasi Washington: The Message Jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington hails from South Central LA, a neighborhood essential to the West Coast sound of Jazz. His critically acclaimed release is a 3-CD set of genre-bending jazz that would make John Coltrane proud.
Air: Playground Love (MBE Version) Sophia Coppola's debut film, The Virgin Suicides, turns 15 this year and it was the French band Air's first foray into film scoring. To celebrate, a deluxe edition of the soundtrack has been issued.