The Dutchess & The Duke, Sunset/Sunrise
Stephen Steinbrink, Ugly Unknowns
The Pastels & Tenniscoats, Two Sunsets
Lullatone, Songs That Spin in Circles This is my favorite album of the year. Shawn and Yoshimi made the record to be played for their newborn baby, so the songs are designed to be looped. Also the cover has an interactive color wheel on it which you can play with.
Mount Eerie, Wind's Poem Even though I haven't been listening to this a while lot, Phil's performance of the album with the full band sealed the deal for me.
Bobby Birdman, New Moods
Atlas Sound, Logos Here's a performance of "Walkabout" with Trish Keenan (of Broadcast).
Kurt Vile, Childish Prodigy
Javelin, Jamz n Jemz Bonus: Some mp3s at Javelin's website
Amadou & Miriam Welcome to Mali
Tickley Feather Hors D'oeuvres
Bill Callahan Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle
The Drums Summertime!
Vivian Girls Everything Goes Wrong
Broadcast & The Focus Group Broadcast & The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age
Julianna Barwick Florine
Fool's Gold Fool's Gold
Neon Indian Psychic Chasms
Birdie Hilltop The Sorrow