Lots of splendid new music has just come out, and I am swooning:
Breeders - Mountain Battles: Eclectic, unapologetically uneven, and always too cool for school, the Breeders are back with a vengeance.
Portishead - Third: Many of us never thought we'd see this day, but the new Portishead album is every bit as haunting and cinematic as one could hope for. (The album releases next Tuesday, but you can hear the whole thing at Last.fm now).
Papercuts - Can't Go Back: I saw these guys open for the magnificent Beach House, and was totally blown away by their surging sound and desperate crooning. They sound like a depressive-yet-glittering band from the early 60s. Which I mean as a very high compliment.