Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Freelance Whales To MGMT

You know I try to keep you hip to the hottest, freshest records each week. And every Tuesday, there’s always some gem that makes me feel like music is a mine I’ll gladly keep chiselin’ away at. But baby, this is the kind of week that is 100 percent diamonds in the rough. Prepare to have your mind princess-cut into sonic sparkles because MGMT’s new record is like the Here Come The Warm Jets of our generation. Oh, but that’s not all, my friends—Freelance Whales, The Tallest Man On Earth and Matt Pond PA shine on too. Basically, there are no lumps of coal. Get those head phones on, girl, because after the jump, your ears are gonna be bedazzled.

MGMT, Congratulations
Hitch a ride on this sonic blast into the space age. Sometimes the record beats like futuristic surf rock, other times like missing tracks from a lost T. Rex record. In other word: hell, yes!

Freelance Whales, Weathervanes
Folksy electro awesomeness.

The Tallest Man On Earth, Wild Hunt
Poetic twang that’ll suck you in, then tuck you in.

Matt Pond PA, The Dark Leaves
Upbeat indie easy listening.