Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Good Charlotte To N.E.R.D.

It’s new music Tuesday! This week, there’s a whole lotta tuneage goin’ on. Elvis Costello is offering up some ransom; Weezer tries to kill fake metal with pop scraps; N.E.R.D. got something real fresh and hot; Matt & Kim take a stroll down Sidewalks; The Autumn Defense backs off of Wilco; The High Dials turn things up; and Good Charlotte finds a rock doctor. So get those headphones on, girl, and let’s get into the groove after the jump …

Elvis Costello, National Ransom
A new record recorded by two legends, T. Bone Burnett and Mr. Costello.

Weezer, Death To False Metal
A record of leftover songs they cooked, but never offered up for consumption. Now they’ve decided to heat them up again. (Start the video 38 seconds in.)

N.E.R.D., Nothing
Pharell and his crew are back. And as badass as always.

Matt & Kim, Sidewalks
Adorbs dance pop duo got crunk in Atlanta for this record.

The Autumn Defense, Once Around
The side project of two Wilco members will give you about the same auditory high.

The High Dials, Anthems For Doomed Youth
Indie pop that coos.

Good Charlotte, Cardiology
The brothers are back with a new power pop record that makes it seem like they’ve spent the past few years happy. The special track for Madden/Richie baby “Harlow’s Song (Can’t Dream Without You)” is so cute!