If you’re in the U.S., I hope your Labor Day was great yesterday. Always love the 3 day weekends when you can get them. Today is Tuesday, which means it’s new album release day, so let me take just a moment to tell you about some notable records making their way to stores this week. Keep in mind I’m not recommending all these albums (though I’m sure many of them are great), this is just a cursory list to keep you notified. Anyways, in stores today you’ll find new records from AM & Shawn Lee, HTRK, Luke Temple (of Here We Go Magic), Peter Wolf Crier, The Rapture, and Volume 3 of the “True Blood” soundtrack, which features a number of new songs including a collaboration between Neko Case and Nick Cave. Also, Charlotte Gainsbourg has a new EP out today. In terms of things I can give my personal stamp of approval to, let’s tackle Pick Your Poison. Among the things below that I can suggest you download, tracks from Dum Dum Girls, The Janks, Priory, Richard Swift, Touch People and Vanish Valley. In the Soundcloud section, I’ve got a solid track from Theophilus London’s record that came out earlier this year, plus Tokyo Police Club doing another cover, this time of “Strictly Game” by the Harlem Shakes.

The Drum – Omar

Dum Dum Girls – Bedroom Eyes

The Janks – Dead Man

Kandy Kolored Tangerine – You Are, Boy

Nappy Riddem – Rastar

Norman – No Clouds

The Parson Red Heads – Burning Up the Sky
The Parson Red Heads – Kids Hanging Out

Priory – Lady of Late

Richard Swift – Whitman

Sound and the Urgency – Sound and the Urgency

Touch People – Depth of Width Part 1

Vanish Valley – Races


Split Personality – I’m Split Personality

Theophilus London – I Stand Alone/span>

Tokyo Police Club – Strictly Game (Harlem Shakes cover)

Volkova Sisters – Black Mountain

J-Sweet – Streethawk

Yo! Majesty – Cherry Pop