Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From The Dead Weather To The National

It’s a gray May day here in New York City and the releases this Tuesday are just as dark and enveloping. Now, it’s time to forget sunshine and the bright, plucky spring. Let’s roll into the wild rawness of rock. Deep voices, strange noises, and a rabbit hole that’ll take you out of your day at work and into a thick forest of killer jams. All you gotta do is slip those headphones on and turn the volume up, ’cause we’re getting down with The National, Unkle, CocoRosie, and The Dead Weather, after the jump.

The National, High Violet
Dark, deliberate and sexy, kinda like if Nick Cave covered U2’s “Joshua Tree.”

The Dead Weather, Sea Of Cowards
Jack White’s new favorite band flavor wigs out with funky, ecstatic noise that can make a guitar sound like an extraterrestrial.

CocoRosie, Grey Oceans
The bizarro sister duo release an enchanted record of electro-worldly music that gets under your skin.

Unkle, Where Did The Night Fall
Dense electro soundscapes.