Built to Spill returns on its eighth album, "Untethered Moon," with a new rhythm section but the same indie rock sound.
Chazwick Bundick's Toro y Moi takes a musical turn once again for his fourth album, "What For?," this time turning to a guitar-driven, '70s-influenced, pop-rock sound.
The Go! Team deviates from the formula of their past three albums on "The Scene Between" by downsizing to only one core member and bringing in guests for all of the vocals.
Dengue Fever returns on its fifth full-length album, "The Deepest Lake," which continues to show the band's unique take on Cambodian pop music from the '60s and psychedelic rock.
Courtney Barnett brings energy to the mundane issues of everyday life by adding rhythm, melody and wit to her musing stories on "Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit."
One of the hardest groups to label with any clear genre, Purity Ring has recently released the followup to its 2012 debut "Shrines." "Another Eternity" will undoubtedly be compared to the earlier fan favorite. Rather than the elaborate progression one might expect from a band's sophomore album, "Another Eternity" sounds like a welcome extension of the debut.
Honoring the past while respecting the present seems to be JD McPherson's main goal on his sophomore album, "Let The Good Times Roll," which showcases musical influences from many decades, but especially the '50s.
Joshua Tillman returns to the pseudonym of Father John Misty on his second album since his departure from Fleet Foxes, and this time he is ready to tell the world what his dark and cynical mind thinks about love.
Rhiannon Giddens' first solo album is a clever collection of songs spanning American music's history, including tunes made famous by Nina Simone, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline and Odetta, among others.
The Districts' second album proves that the group can enter the studio and live up to the energetic live performances that they are known for.