Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Yo La Tengo To Jay-Z

It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin! But first, we’d like to wish Pink a very happy birfday. And ladies, if there’s one thing you do today, it’s gotta be letting Josh Homme and Dave Grohl rock tease you with their new super-group trailer. Man, we can’t wait for them to whip it out! Err, the record. OK, now let’s focus on today, cause it’s got some pretty sweet releases. This week Jay-Z kills it, Mayer Hawthorne is our soul man, A Fine Frenzy drops a bomb, Yo La Tengo has us wanting more, Sondre Lerche makes us like the kinda nova you can’t put on a bagel (aka bossa), and the Vivian Girls rule, boys drool, obvi. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump!

Jay-Z, Blueprint 3
Only genius Jay-Z could have the cajones to make Kanye West and Rihanna play on his “Death Of Auto-Tune” record. Jigga’s back y’all!

Mayer Hawthorne, A Strange Arrangement
Michigan’s new Motown man will make you want to slip off your panties—even when he’s singing about breaking up.

Blow Away

A Fine Frenzy, A Bomb In A Birdcage
Wannabe Feist girlie tracks you can clap along to, when your boyfriend isn’t around.

Yo La Tengo, Popular Songs
An ironic title for an olde timey indie band, but they’re still nerdy rockers with “Nothing To Hide.”

Sondre Lerche, Heartbeat Radio
Those sweet simple songs, Sondre … well, you did, it to me one more time.

Vivian Girls, Everything Goes Wrong
Band of total babes that prove chicks rock.