Best Coast – California Nights

The third studio album from the surfy sounds of California’s Best Coast is available this week as the band sits on the precipice of notoriety. The band is fairly well-known in the alternative realm, but the new album sees them take a slightly different style in power-pop as they continue to build a following.

My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall

Back with their seventh studio album, MMJ continue to play to their strengths in The Waterfall. Finely crafted lyrics mixed with hints of psychedelic rock and reverb abound on this record, their follow-up to 2011’s Circuital and another must-have for MMJ fans.

Django Django – Born Under Saturn

After a warm reception from their 2012 self-titled debut album, Django Django returns with their sophomore effort this week. The group from London attempts to take things to the next level with the new release by toning and tightening the grooves while taking a slight detour from the psychedelic sound with which they burst onto the scene.

Mumford & Sons – Wilder Mind

After two highly successful albums that featured a more acoustic folk sound, Mumford & Sons traded in the banjo and standup bass for an all-electric ensemble, instantly striking fear into the heart of their fans. It should come as no surprise though, since Marcus Mumford had stated after 2012’s Babel that they would be trying something new, and the fact that he cites Bob Dylan (who went through the exact same thing 50 years ago) as an inspiration only solidifies the fact that this wasn’t a spur of the moment decision.


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Nick was born and raised in Amish country, has a beard, but isn’t Amish. He’s a fan of winter as long as he’s at the top of a mountain with a board under his feet. He’s an avid sports fan, movie junkie, tv bum, and music enthusiast who still purchases CDs for some reason.