Best New Indie Rock Releases, April 2015 – Toro Y Moi, Sufjan Stevens, Twin Shadow, Modest Mouse, Lord Huron, Lower Dens

During the past month there have been quite a few awesome album releases from popular and signed indie rock artists and bands, including Toro Y Moi, Sufjan Stevens, Twin Shadow, Death Cab For Cutie, Bjork, The Cribs, Modest Mouse, Lord Huron, Waxachtchee, The Mountain Goats, Villagers, Lower Dens, Reptar, Brian Wilson, Josh Rouse, East Indian Youth, The Wombats, Calexico, plus releases from Faith Healer, Inventions, Action Bronson, Buena Vista Social Club, Action Bronson and Föllakzoid, among others. This installment of the Best New Releases covers the last week of March through mid-April.

“Run Baby Run” Toro Y Moi from What For? on Carpark

“Should Have Known Better”Sufjan Stevens from Carrie & Lowell on Asthmatic Kitty

“No Room In Frame”Death Cab for Cutie from Kintsugi on Atlantic


“Coyotes”Modest Mouse from Strangers to Ourselves on Columbia

“I’m Ready”Twin Shadow from Eclipse on Warner Bros.

“The Legend of Chavo Guerrero”The Mountain Goats from Beat the Champ on Merge


“An Ivory Hand”The Cribs from For All My Sisters on RED

“Fool for Love”Lord Huron from Strange Trails on IAMSOUND

“Air”Waxahatchee from Ivy Tripp on Merge

“Wiggle Room”Drug Cabin from Wiggle Room on 401K Music

“Hey Now”Matt & Kim from New Glow on Harvest

“Cumbia de Donde”Calexico from Edge of the Sun on Anti

“Lion Song”Björk from Vulnicura on One Little Indian

“Turn Away”East India Youth from Culture of Volume on XL Recordings

“Greek Tragedy”The Wombats from Glitterbug on Bright Antenna

villagersDarling Arithmetic

“Courage”Villagers from Darling Arithmetic on Domino

“Some Days I’m Golden All Night” Josh Rouse from The Embers of Time on Yep Roc

“Actin Crazy”Action Bronson from Mr. Wonderful on Atlantic

Tim Foljahn from Fucking Love Songs on Kiam Records

“Modzilla”Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts from Blaster on Universal

“6.59 AM” Lido & Canblaster from Superspeed EP on Pelican Fly


“To Die In L.A.”Lower Dens from Escape from Evil on Ribbon Music

“Love You Only”Lost Boy from Canned on Papercup Music

“Again”Faith Healer from Cosmic Troubles on Mint

“What’s Real”WATERS from What’s Real on Moshi Moshi

“Black”The Soft Moon from Deeper on Captured Tracks

“Love Is On The Way”Kuroma from Kuromarama on Votiv


“Civilizations”William Elliott Whitmore from Radium Death on Anti

“Liquid Daydream”POW! from Fight Fire on Castle Face

“Get Low”Stornoway from Bonxie on Cooking Vinyl Records

kingkhanBad News Boys

“Alone Again”King Khan & BBQ Show from Bad News Boys on In the Red Records

“Miley Cyrus Wins The Race”DTCV from Uptime! on Unsatisfied

“Springworlds”Inventions from Maze of Woods on Temporary Residence


“Come People”Xavier Rudd & the United Nations from Nanna on Nettwerk

“Current Carry”Vetiver from Complete Strangers on Easy Sound Recording Company

“The Metal East”Lightning Bolt from Fantasy Empire on Thrill Jockey

“The Animal and the Machine”Strung Out from Transmission.Alpha.Delta on Fat Wreck Chords

“Bad Betty”The Sonics from This Is the Sonics on Revox

“The Right Time”Brian Wilson from No Pier Pressure on Capitol / Virgin EMI


“Ice Black Sand”Reptar from Lurid Glow on Joyful Noise

“Emerge From Smoke”Shlohmo from Emerge From Smoke/Ode 2 tha Whip” 7″ on True Panther/Wedidit

“High – Lo”Broken Water from Wrought on Night People Records

Translator from Sometimes People Forget on Omnivore

“Macusa”Buena Vista Social Club from Lost and Found on World Circuit Records

“Primrose Green”Ryley Walker from Primrose Green on Dead Oceans Records

Colleen-Captain of None

“Captain of None”Colleen from Captain of None on Thrill Jockey

“Kelly”American Wrestlers from American Wrestlers on Fat Possum

“Electric”Föllakzoid from III on Sacred Bones

“All Your Words Are Gone”Avid Dancer from 1st Bath on Grand Jury

“The White Shoes”Wale from The Album About Nothing on Maybach

“Hotfoot”Doldrums from The Air Conditioned Nightmare on Sub Pop


“Pea Green Coat”The Wave Pictures from Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon on Team Love

“Insides” Fort Romeau from Insides on Ghostly International

“The Glow (feat. Kimbra)”Big Data from 2.0 on Warner Bros.

“The Past We Leave Behind”Pale Blue from The Past We Leave Behind on 2mr / Captured Tracks


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