Previewing The Week's Top New Releases
The Shins shoot for the mainstream with their third Sub Pop album, John Mellencamp gets a little boost from Chevrolet to help plug his latest release and Pretty Ricky keeps the teenagers screeching inThe self-titled debut from the Good, the Bad & the Queen (Virgin), comprised of Blur/Gorillaz mainman Damon Albarn, the Clash's Paul Simonon, drummer Tony Allen and guitarist Simon Tong.
The latest album from experimental indie rock outfit Deerhoof, "Friend Opportunity" (Kill Rock Stars).
A funky new release from prolific indie rock act Of Montreal, "Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?" (Polyvinyl).
New releases from up-and-coming indie rock groups the Broken West ("I Can't Go On, I'll Go On," Merge), Menomena ("Friend and Foe," Barsuk) and the Six Parts Seven ("Casually Smashed to Pieces," Suicide Squeeze).
A new solo album from Pinback principal Rob Crow, "Living Well" (Temporary Residence Ltd.).
A new album from U.K. rock act Clinic, "Visitations" (Domino).
R&B artist Sunshine Anderson's "Sunshine at Midnight" (Music World Entertainment).
The final album from legendary songwriter Lee Hazlewood, "Cake or Death" (Ever).