Here’s a rundown of the albums available online and in record stores today:
- Bloc Party, Intimacy
Restless musical magpie chirps another ravaged chapter.
- Eagles of Death Metal, Heart On
Transcending side-project goof, rock dudes get joyously crude.
- Tom Gabel, Heart Burns
Anarcho-punk bard unplugs machine, still wounds fascists.
- Kaiser Chiefs, Off With Their Heads
Smart, frisky lads become lazy prats on Mark Ronson’s watch.
- Snow Patrol, A Hundred Million Suns
Experience the arena-rock equivalent of a Tempur-Pedic pillow.
- School of Seven Bells, Alpinisms
America’s shoegaze revival at its most meticulously refined.
PLUS! Read about last week’s new albums
More on SPIN.com:
>> New Bloc Party Album Out Digitally August 21
>> Exclusive Stream: Eagles of Death Metal, “Secret Plans”
>> Against Me! Frontman Tom Gabel’s Web Video Series
>> New Kaiser Chiefs Album Due October 14
>> New Snow Patrol Album Out October 28
>> Exclusice Stream: School of Seven Bells, “Face to Face on High Places”