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2011, Overlooked & Unknown (Volume I)
1Idiot Glee
Paddywhack


(Indie Pop) The sounds of rotting teenage dance hall and slow-motion Super 8 films
2Night Beats
Night Beats


(Vintage Garage Rock) Vibrant, rough, and mind-altering psychedelia. Likely the best garage rock you'll hear all year
3Zac Nelson
The Same Hypnotic Point


(Kaledioscopic Ambient) Think early Animal Collective; found instrument going wild over calming ambient noise
4Zac Nelson
Wicked Work It Out


(Indie Pop) Playful and serene Indie Pop, with a dash of experimentalism
5Soft Metals
Soft Metals


(Italo Synth-Pop) Bleak retro-futuristic ominousness
6Ford & Lopatin
Channel Pressure


(Synth-Pop) Layered synth-pop that glows a neon-coated wave of 80s nostalgia
7Sun Araw
Ancient Romans


(Tribal / Psychedelic) Long, spaced out tribal jams through lava-lamp filtered deserts
8Mist
House


(Cosmiche / Synthwave) Early Tangerine Dream and Emeralds had a bastard child
9State Champion
Deep Shit


(Alt-Country) State Champion claim to be a "garage country" band; that about sums up Deep Shit
10 Moonface
Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I'd Hoped


(Indie Rock) Strung out Indie Rock on bleeping organs; reminiscent of early Kraftwerk
11Comet Gain
Howl Of The Lonely Crowd


(Indie Rock) These guys have been around since the early 90s, and have remained relatively uknown throughout their career, which is a shame since they've been remarkably consistent throughout. Their latest is no exception
12William Elliott Whitmore
Field Songs


(Americana / Singer-Songwriter) Good ol' classic sounding americana. Just a man and his guitar, singing his heart out through the fields of yesteryear
13The Caretaker
An Empty Bliss Beyond This World


(Dark Ambient / Ballroom) Film: The Shining // Scene: Jack Torrance enters The Gold Room. One of the most haunting releases I've had the pleasure of hearing
14Heidecker & Wood
Starting From Nowhere


(Yacht Rock / Smooth Rock) Smooth rock for your Daddy, (assuming you have a stereotypical father) featuring Tim Heidecker (of Tim And Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job fame)
15J.Rocc
Some Cold Rock Stuf


(Instrumental Hip-Hop) Criminally overlooked, fans of Endtroducing and Since I Left You should get on this immediately
16Disasterpeace
Rise of the Obsidian Interstellar


(Chiptune / 8-bit) Dust off that old NES, pop in your catridige of choice, mute the volume, and pop in this magnificent soundtrack to the glory days of 8-bit gaming
17Zombi
Escape Velocity


(Progressive) A consistently great throwback to the likes of early Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze
18Peter Evans Quintet
Ghosts


(Free Jazz) Impressively wild Free Jazz, incorporating subtle electronics to really help stir the pot. If there's one Jazz album your willing to give a try this year, I encourage it be Ghosts
19Implodes
Black Earth


(Shoegaze / Ambient) A melting pot of shoegaze, psychedelia, drone, and ambient
20Vladislav Delay Quartet
Vladislav Delay Quartet


(Avant-Garde Jazz / Experimental) Abbrasive electro-acoustic improvisations
21Kreng
Grimoire


(Dark Ambient) Gloomy and quite terrifying. Get lost in the fog
22 Causa Sui
Pewt'r Sessions 1


(Stoner Rock / Desert Rock) Desert Rock at it's finest; through the waves of wailing guitar build-ups and soothing instruments
23SORNE
House Of Stone


(Avant-garde / Ethereal Folk) A left-field gem featuring hand-made instruments, tribal chants, and worn guitars. Difficult to describe, but a true original
24Cut Hands
Afro Noise 1


(Noise / Tribal) Noisey tribal instruments go bang in the night
25TV Ghost
Mass Dream


(Post-Punk) Reved-up and spooky Post-Punk, Mass Dream sounds like a demented Talking Heads
26Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Rocket Science


(New Grass / Jazz-Fusion) The world's most innoviate Banjo player and his band of musical juggernauts (Victor Wooten, Howard Levy, and Futureman) reunite in their original lineup for the first time in nearly 20 years, and manage to recapture the brillance of their groundbreaking Jazz Fusion
27The Psychic Paramount
II


(Psych-Rock) Western-laden guitar jams, served hot
28Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto
Summvs


(Glitch / Ambient) Glacial digital experiments meet warm piano harmonies on these talented musician's supposedly final collaborative album
29Epic45
Weathering


(Post-Rock / Shoegaze) A dark, depressing, and dramatic experience through gloomly tuned shoegaze
30MIMEO
Wirugy


(Free Improvisation) Produced live in a Church in Poland, the settings natural acoustics make for an echoingly misty set of electro-acoustic improv
31A Hawk And A Hacksaw
Cervantine


(Folk) Desert tuned gypsy folk
32Human Eye
They Came From The Sky


(Psychedelic Punk) Fuzzy, LSD wailing freakout punk rock
33Lenguas Largas
Lenguas Largas


(Garage Rock / Shoegaze) Spastic, psyched-out post-punk baked in the burning Tucson sun
34GG King
Esoteric Lore


(Garage Punk) Skittish speed-freak vibed punk rock. Raw enthusiasm in spades
35The Wrong Words
The Wrong Words


(Garage Rock / Power Pop) A rowdy mix of punk and power pop
36Peaking Lights
936


(Reggae / Indie Pop) Reverb heavy dub guides a warm, colorful, bass-driven set
37Coma Cinema
Blue Suicide


(Psychedelic / Indie) Psychedelic fumes burst from this set of melancholic bedroom pop
38Robedoor
Too Down To Die


(Drone / Ambient) Caverns of rusty drone, drowned in low-end sepia synthesizers
39Apache Dropout
Apache Dropout


(Garage / Psych-Rock) Velvet Underground fans rejoice!
40The UV Race
Homo


(Post-Punk) Loosely structured garage rock played to a grimy sludge
41White Denim
D


(Indie Rock) Moody neo-pysch embraced by swirling jam guitars and a wide range of classic rock influence
42 Main Attrakionz
808s & Dark Grapes II


(Hip-Hop) Looking for something new in your rap game? Look no further. Quick Summary: A set of cloudy and disoreinting hip-hop; bound to set fire quickly
43Andy Stott
Passed Me By


(Ambient Techno) As Conrad Tao put it, "Sweaty, dirty music made for a club from hell."
44Low Threat Profile
Product #2


(Hardcore Punk) A short, no bullshit old-school punk nugget; not a single fuck is given
45Son Lux
We Are Rising


(Indie / Chamber Pop) Sufjan Stevens and James Blake fans will dig this; a creative mix of chamber pop, electronics, and indie pop.
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