Okay, while I continue to battle illness this week (which during one particular drug-induced haze I apparently found the willpower to finish an album review), let’s try and make things as normal as possible and talk about new music releases out this week. In addition to the new My Bloody Valentine album, which arrived in digital form on Saturday, you might want to be on the lookout for new records from Chris Stamey, Coheed and Cambria, Darkstar, EELS, Elephant Stone, Frightened Rabbit, Grouper, Guards, Hayden, Jenny O, Jim James, Matt Pond, Night Beds, The Spinto Band, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. There’s quite a few good ones in that bunch, so if you see a name you recognize or simply want to go exploring, I strongly encourage you to investigate further. Also worth investigating is today’s edition of Pick Your Poison. Let me advise you to specifically download tracks from The Bear and The Sea, Beat Radio, Bets, The Bixby Knolls, Daniel Inouwa, Oddczar and Polly Scattergood. In the Soundcloud section, stream tracks from Coves, Mikael Cronin and the great Psychic Twin.

Arc Rev One – sELectric Shiva

Bear Ceuse – Dixie Brothers

The Bear & The Sea – Sandblonde

Beat Radio – Hurricanes, XO

Benbrick – Beyond That Nothing

Bets – Rooftop Lover

The Bixby Knolls – Runnin’ and Runnin’

Daniel Inouwa – Fade Out

La Luz – Call Me in the Day

The Memories – I’m Easy

Multiplier – To the Top

Oddczar – One Word

Polly Scattergood – Wanderlust

Post War Years – All Eyes (BROLIN Remix)


Blank Realm – Cleaning Up My Mess

Coves – Last Desire

Dutch Uncles – Nometo (Field Music Remix)

Mikal Cronin – Shout It Out

Misty Miller – Girlfriend

Psychic Twin – Strangers