Here's a rundown of what's available online and in record stores this week, as well as a glimpse forward tonext week's lineup. Click each album title for today's releases to read Spin's review:
TakkaTakka, Migration: Bookish blog faves woodshed unexpected low-end theory.
James Jackson Toth, Waiting in Vain: Refugee from the freak-folk commune hits lonesome road.
Here's a look at next week's releases. Check back to SPIN.com Tuesday, Aug. 5 to read the review:
Conor Oberst, Conor Oberst: The bummed-out bard reintroduces himself.
The Faint, Fasciinatiion: The retro synth-wave bash climaxes with a chaotic crash.
Oxford Collapse, Bits: Diligent Brooklyn rock vets make unexpected great leap forward.
Birdmonster, From the Mountain to the Sea: Thoughtful Bay Area gents confuse blandness for subtlety.
Jamey Johnson, That Lonesome Song: Gruff-voiced storyteller gives hellacious tour of hard life.