Parquet Courts is the big one for me. Based on the description and positive things I’m hearing, I’m thinking / hoping it’ll break into my top three for the year.
Also looking forward to Wussy. I discovered them a couple years ago through their most recent album but have forgotten to go back through their back catalog. I accidentally heard the end of the new single on KEXP awhile back and remember really liking what I heard, so hopefully this will be a good one.
I haven’t heard anything off of the Courtney Barnett one yet but I liked her previous album, especially the main single and the two long songs. I’m hoping she moves more in that direction.
I figure I’ll give the Stephen Malkmus one a shot in order to determine precisely the factor by which Ogilala is superior.