Spring is just now arriving and 2013 is already full of great releases, many of which will be completely forgotten come December's Best of 2013 lists. So we don't forget these come year end, let's go ahead and give a handful of albums some love.

Ordered by genre, the playlist below represents artists who have, or will, release albums that I've had a chance to listen to and liked. All come recommended, some more than others.

Local Natives Hummingbird
Unknown Mortal Orchestra II
Generationals Heza
Foxygen We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
Javelin Hi Beams
Foals Holy Fire
Toro y Moi Anything In Return
Giraffage Needs
Shlohmo Laid Out
AraabMUZIK For Professional Use Only

And as to not disrespect those artists who have had excellent albums released but have yet to find a home on Epitonic, be sure to give the following a listen as well (especially the Bryan Ferry Orchestra album).

Bryan Ferry Orchestra The Jazz Age
Autre Ne Veut Anxiety
Rhye Woman
Youth Lagoon Wondrous Bughouse
Ulrich Schnauss A Long Way To Fall
Shugo Tokumaru In Focus?
Jim James Regions of Light and Sound of God