Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

Cat Power returns to reinterpretations on her second covers album, Natasha Bedingfield finally makes it Stateside with her sophomore project and MGMT shake things up at Columbia in this week's Hot Pro

The Drive-By Truckers' first album without guitarist Jason Isbell, "Brighter Than Creation's Dark" (New West).

Vancouver-based rock act Black Mountain's "In the Future" (Jagjaguwar).

Eclectic Welsh rock outfit Super Furry Animals' "Hey Venus" (Rough Trade).

Rock trio the Whigs' "Mission Control" (ATO).

U.K. singer/songwriter Jack Penate's "Matinee" (XL).

The Matador debut from Ohio rock combo Times New Viking, "Rip It Off."