Shana Falana set a high bar with Set Your Lightning Fire Free, last year’s debut album. Polished songcraft, executed with polish and passion, was a huge evolution from the debut EP. The second album, Here Comes the Wave, drops 21 October. If this effort is even half as accomplished as the last, it’ll grab a top ten spot for 2016. 


Dallas “stone-gazers” True Widow have been at the vanguard of this dusty, grungy gaze for much of this decade. Now with AVVOLGERE, True Widow polish the stone, producing a gem for those who like their sound especially scuzzy and languid. Releases 30 September.


We’ve been pushing Lubec since the first songs were unleashed, and we’re not ashamed of it. The sound was part Sonic Youth, part Scandinavian wall-of-chorus, making for a mind-bending ride with a unique take on the sound. Cosmic Debt releases September 30, and every track we’ve heard thus far seems a fulfillment of their early promise.