It’s an “alternative” kind of New Music Tuesday: San Francisco garage-pop outfit The Fresh & Onlys, former Hüsker Dü frontman Bob Mould, and UK indie quartet The Vaccines all have new albums this week. The sharp-tongued romantic singer-songwriter Jens Lekman’s got a new one, too, and metal vets Judas Priest are reissuing their classic Screaming for Vengeance.
Deerhoof - Breakup Song
The eccentric pop troupe switch genres like clothing, always successfully. This time around, it’s a playful mix of tropicalia, funk, and electro-pop.
Stars - The North
The Canadian noir-pop band’s sixth album continues in the brooding, orchestral sound that they do so well.
Two Door Cinema Club - Beacon
The band’s follow-up to their beloved debut promises all the dance-floor-ready disco-punk you could ask for. Slip on your dancing shoes.
Cat Power - Sun
The folk and bluesy Chan Marshall takes a left-turn on her new album, opting for dance-oriented, electronic flourishes in place of her acoustic, guitar-based arrangements.
Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
The shapeshifting, boundary pushing indie rock collective has described this as their most “alien” album. We hear it’s out of this world.