Azealia Banks – 1991 EP
Since making waves last December with her infectious (and filthy-mouthed) single “212," Azealia Banks has energized the rap scene with house beats and blink-and-you-miss-it speed verses.
Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
Alabama Shakes has already achieved a feat in choosing a band name that is both geographically and musically apt — the notion of music so raw it gives you the shakes well suits the Southern blues rock crafted by these Alabama natives on their debut LP.
Bear in Heaven – I Love You, It’s Cool
For a band that has chosen such a pointedly nonchalant title for their latest album, the Brooklyn-based Bear in Heaven offers up some pretty earnest electro rock.
Daniel Rossen – Silent Hour/Golden Mile EP
Talk about a multitasker: already a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist for Brooklyn darlings Grizzly Bear as well as the more experimental Department of Eagles, Daniel Rossen is now releasing his first solo EP.