New Release Sampler, 10/29/2013
There's a whole heap of indie rock out this week, including new -- and in some cases, new and improved -- albums from darlings such as Death Cab for Cutie, Arcade Fire and The Flaming Lips. Can you believe Death Cab's Transatlanticism came out a decade ago? The album's new 10th anniversary edition includes demo versions of the songs. Meanwhile, Arcade Fire's Reflektor is a space-age nugget of noise with airy beats and the kind of bleeps you can get lost in. Speaking of space age, The Flaming Lips' latest EP, Peace Sword, was written for the movie Ender's Game. All the songs were influenced by the book on which the movie is based, meaning the Lips are in their crazy/strange/downright bizarre element. But if alt rock isn't your thing, don't fret: We've also got super-awesome sounds from Robert Glasper, Gyptian, Yuna, Toby Keith and Thomas Rhett, plus new singles from Eminem and Lady Gaga.