Five albums to grab now: Mind Spiders, Quilt, Doug Tuttle, Deep Sea Diver, Holy Wave

Mind Spiders

Mind SpidersProsthesis

Fort Worth, Texas-based Mind Spiders is the project of Mark Ryan (Marked Men, Radioactivty).

Prosthesis is not an overly complex album: It’s just really good, loud rock and roll. There’s a lot of guitar but also synthesizer.

Quilt Plaza

Quilt, a foursome from Boston, blends rock, folk and psychedelia to create a strong set of songs on Plaza.

Doug TuttleIt Calls on Me

Doug Tuttle also taps psychedelic and folk influences in a way that sounds like a long-lost album from the 1960s.

Holy WaveFreaks of Nurture

Holy Wave makes a very cool, lush, laid back sound.

Deep Sea DiverSecrets

Deep Sea Diver is led by former Shins guitarist Jessica Dobson. Secrets is full of great songs, straddling rock, pop and new wave.

Whitney to release debut album, shares song


Golden Days is pop bliss. It’s also a track off the debut album from Chicago’s Whitney.

Max Kakacek, formerly of Smith Westerns, and Julien Ehrlich, previously with Smith Westerns and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, make up Whitney. The album, Light Upon the Lake, was recorded by Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado. It is scheduled for release June 3.

You can catch these guys at Thalia Hall May 10. They’re also on the Friday lineup of Pitchfork fest July 15.

Post-punk rockers B Boys release debut EP

B Boys

Brooklyn’s B Boys will appeal to fans of Parquet Courts and other post-punk revivalists.

Like Parquet Courts, B Boys make infectious music that will draw you in — beginning with the first track, Seagulls, on the band’s debut EP, No Worry No Mind. The eight-song release just came out Friday (March 18).

You can also see these guys in Chicago. The group is scheduled for an early May show at Beat Kitchen.