Stream: New Albums From David Lynch, Atlas Sound, Oneohtrix Point Never

    David Lynch: Crazy Clown Time at NPR
    Release date: 11.08.11
    Label: PIAS America
    Acclaimed director David Lynch makes his musical debut with Crazy Clown Time, a record bordering on electro pop. It’s filled with plenty of creepy, guitar-heavy atmospherics, too, along with guest vocals from Karen O.

    Atlas Sound: Parallax at New York Times
    Release date: 11.08.11
    Label: 4AD
    Parallax is Bradford Cox’s third album under the guise of Atlas Sound, but it’s his first to find him stepping away from his shoegazing roots and into the role of indie rock crooner.

    The Decemberists: Long Live The King EP at Spinner
    Release date: 11.01.11
    Label: Capitol
    Colin Meloy and company follow-up this year’s solid The King is Dead with a quick-fire EP, Long Live the King, featuring five new tracks and a cover of Grateful Dead’s “Row Jimmy.”

    The Beach Boys: The SMiLE Sessions at Spinner
    Release date: 11.01.11
    Label: Capitol/EMI
    The SMiLE Sessions compiles the tracks recorded during the Beach Boys’ sessions for the never-completed SMiLE. Its creation was overseen by original Beach Boys Al Jardine, MikeLove, and Brian Wilson.

    Laura Veirs: Tumble Bee at NPR
    Release date: 11.08.11
    Label: Raven Marching Band Records
    Folk artist Laura Veirs took a break from working on a proper new album to put togetherTumble Bee, a collection of folk songs recorded for children.

    MED: Classic at Spinner
    Release date: 11.01.11
    Label: Stones Throw
    Oxnard, Calif. rapper MED issues his latest album, Classic, that features production from Madlib, the Alchemist, Karriem Riggins, and Georgia Anne Muldrow. Featured guests include Hodgy Beats, Talib Kweli, Aloe Blacc, and Oh No.

    Tycho: Dive at Spin
    Release date: 11.16.11
    Label: Ghostly International
    You can find the work San Francisco-based artist Scott Hansen under two different names, ISO50 and Tycho. Here, he’s embracing the latter on Dive, his excellent, shimmering sophomore album under the guise of Tycho.

    Oneohtrix Point Never: Replica at Soundcloud (or below)
    Release date: 11.08.11
    Label: Mexican Summer 
    Replica finds Oneohtrix Point Never, aka Lopatin of Ford & Lopatin, exploring sample-based production through the use of clips from old TV ad compilations.

    Cass McCombs: Humor Risk at Stereogum
    Release date: 11.08.11
    Label: Domino
    After releasing the more downtrodden Wit’s End earlier this year, Cass McCombs returns with a slightly playful album in Humor Risk

    You Can Be A Wesley: Nightosphere EP at Paste
    Release date: 11.01.11
    Label: N/A
    Boston’s You Can Be A Wesley follow-up 2009’s Heard Like Us with another upbeat indie-pop romp, Nightosphere EP, that features higher production values.

    Blouse: Blouse at FADER (or below)
    Release date: 11.01.11
    Label: Captured Tracks
    Portland-based trio Blouse’s penchant for recording hazy, reverb-rich indie pop jams is prevalent on the band’s self-titled debut.

    Brite Futures: Dark Past at MSN Listening Booth
    Release date: 11.01.11
    Label: Turnout
    Brite Futures, aka the band formerly known as Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head, drop their first album since their split with Warner Bros. Dark Past is as gloomy as you would think, though, as its inspired by disco and electro as much as it is grunge and punk.

    Wale: Ambition at MSN Listening Booth
    Release date: 11.01.11
    Label: Maybach Music Group/Warner Bros
    Ambition is Wale’s first album with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group, which the D.C. rapper joined in February 2011. It’s also his sophomore effort.

    Low Roar: Low Roar at Spinner
    Release date: 11.01.11
    Label: Tonequake Records
    Ryan Karazija, aka Low Roar, recorded his self-titled debut following a move to Reykjavík, Iceland from San Francisco, Calif. The transition and its accompanying feelings of change and loneliness can be heard throughout Low Roar.

    Owen: Ghost Town at Rdio
    Release date: 11.08.11
    Label: Polyvinyl Records
    Ghost Town is the third release from Mike Kinsella under the guise of Owen. It was produced by Iron & Wine and engineered by Bonnie “Prince” Billy.

    Torche and Part Chimp: Torche and Part Chimp Split EP at Spin
    Release date: 11.05.11
    Label: Chunklet Industries
    Torche and Part Chimp’s eponymous split EP features three Guided by Voices covers by stoner metal outfit Torche and two originals from Part Chimp, a London-based sludge metal band.