Stephin Merritt, Obscurities (Merge) The solo release by principal singer and songwriter of The Magnetic Fields presents a collection of his hard-to-find recordings, which date back too his time on Merge Records (1994-99) and prior.
Michael Monroe, Sensory Overdrive (Spinefarm/ Universal) The new CD from the former frontman of Hanoi Rocks; produced by Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, John Lennon, Cheap Trick).
Dave Stewart, The Blackbird Diaries (Surfdog/Weapons of Mass Entertainment/Razor and Tie)
Barbra Streisand, What Matters Most - Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics of Alan And Marilyn Bergman (Columbia)
Various Artists, Muppets: The Green Album (Walt Disney) A covers album featuring a dozen new versions of classic Muppets songs performed by OK-GO, Weezer, My Morning Jacket, Sondre Lerche, Andrew Bird, and others. Check out the rather groovy-heavy cover of "The Muppet Show Theme" as performed by OK Go with guest spots from the cast in the video below.
Zee Avi, Ghostbird (Brushfire) The Malaysian singer-songwriter, guitarist, ukulele player and protege of Jack Johnson presents her sophomore effort. Check out the video for "The Book Of Morris Johnson" below.
Not alot of new releases this week, but the ones you want to know about most are listen below, with audio & video for your listening and viewing pleasure. Click here to check out releases that dropped over the past few months ...
Empty Space Orchestra, Dark Matters EP (Empty Space Unlimited) The aggressive post-rock outfit offers a free download of their two-song EP here. Listen to the sax-screaming distortion of "New Breed of Skank" after the jump, and find out what other new music is out today.