Bipolaroid – Twin Language (2013)

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Spearheaded by singer/songwriter/guitarist Ben Glover, the group play delta psychedelic music influenced by Syd Barrett and the 13th Floor Elevators, delivering odes to dissociation, time machines, looking glasses, the fifth dimension, and the like on both space rockers and more fey orchestrated pop-psychedelia.

Sallie Ford & Sound Outside – Untamed Beast (2013)

sallieSallie Ford & The Sound Outside’s new record Untamed Beast is a visceral rock and roll romp. Like a cross between Ella Fitzgerald and Tom Waits, Sallie has established herself as one of the most powerful female voices in indie rock. From the exuberantly sexy “Do Me Right” to the free-spirited cry of “Party Kids,” Untamed Beast has a lust for life.

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The Lucky Cheats – Sugar In the Tank (2011)

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Singer/bassist Luke Metz sidelined his garage-punk outfit the Holy Smokes to explore his grittier, party-animal side with the Lucky Cheats, featuring drummer Joe Perv Mascolino. The band’s debut comprises 10 blues jams designed to get bar crawlers dancing. If it’s a calculated effort by Metz to conquer the Strip, it’ll work. His originals—especially “The Devil Walks in Tennessee”—sound like raucous Buddy Guy songs that Guy never got around to writing. Lyrics are a bit throwaway, but energy emanates from harp player Jeff Koenig and guitarist Wade Braggs. Metz and Mascolino are no slouches, either, locking into powerful Chicago-style grooves. Guests abound: Shanda Cisneros sings “Been Told Once,” organist Michael Bacich wails on “It Wasn’t Me” and pedal-steel player Thom Ferman turns “Interstate” into a truckin’ tune. Local pinup girl Sabina Kelley sweetens the album cover.

Math and Psysics Club – Our Hearts Beat Out Loud (2013)

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For their third album, Seattle indiepopsters Math And Physics Club have decided to broaden their horizons just a little bit more and try to encompass a wider range of influences to their fey jangle, and they waste no time in letting you know. Imagine if Paul Simon had taken a detour on his way back from recording part of ‘Graceland’ in South Africa, stopping off in the UK and picking up a copy of that week’s NME. Attached to it he may have found a tape called ‘C86’ (the same year his acclaimed Afrobeat-fusion album was released), and imagine if that tape became as much of an influence as Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Boyoyo Boys. The result may have turned out a little like the lovely ‘We Won’t Keep Secrets’.