Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From David Gray To Matthew Dear

Last week we were practically starved for new releases. But we went from famine to a feast, because this week there’s a whole lotta records going on! Heck, David Gray alone released two! Also, Matthew Dear takes us to a dark paradise city; Dondria lets her Phatfffat hang out; Chief updates tradition; Lissie claws her way; Someone still totally hearts Boris Yeltsin; and the Dollyrots make something fresh. So, get those headphones on, because after the jump, there are so many jams just waiting for ya …

David Gray, Foundling
A double record collection of songs hooked on simplicity.

Dondria, Dondria vs. Phatfffat
R&B jamz you’ll be trying to sing in the shower.

Matthew Dear, Black City
Drone-y, dark and danceable.

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Let It Sway
Indie fun as likable and charming as their name.

Chief, Modern Rituals
Folsky boys in CSNY-style harmonies.

Lissie, Catching A Tiger
Groovy little ladylike songs.

The Dollyrots, A Little Messed Up
Fourth record by the California chick rockers.