Local Natives - Gorilla Manor: Indy rock at it's finest. A bit rough in spots, but can't wait to see what they do next.
Citay - Dream Get Together: A modern take on Fleetwood Mac laced with trippy California feel good vibes.
A Day To Remember - What Separates Me From You: Whoever fucked these guys up should be very afraid. Combines hard core metal with pop punk with surprisingly strong results.
Fang Island - Fang Island: Instrumentally, these guys kick some ass while trying to make themselves accessible to the masses.
Far - At Night We Live: Veteran band that influenced Thursday and Blink 182 (among others) returns to prove age doesn't matter if you're still pissed off at the world. Also contains the best cover of the year.