Editor's note: Matt Buga is a Music Director at KUCI.
KUCI is the last bastion against sound-alike radio in Orange County and the voice of freedom for all the independent music that gets snubbed by the major labels. From the edge of University of California Irvine, KUCI brings you the latest in all forms of independent and underground music.
1. Beach House, Teen Dream (Sub Pop).
2. Crown City Rockers, the Day After Forever (Gold Dust).
3. Surfer Blood, Astro Coast (Kanine)