Robert Pollard - From A Compound Eye (Merge)
Bazilionth release from the indie rock veteran, but this one's notable as his first major album since the disbanding of Guided by Voices. True to form, Bob leaves not a note on the cutting room floor and ends up with a 26-song double CD.
Tortoise and Bonnie "Prince" Billy - The Brave and the Bold (Overcoat)
Tortoise and Will Oldham team up for a unique covers album featuring tracks from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, The Minutemen, Elton John and Richard Thompson.
Other fine releases this week:
Clearlake - Amber (Domino)
Gossip - Standing in the Way of Control (Kill Rock Stars)
The National Trust - Kings and Queens (Thrill Jockey)
Pearls and Brass - Indian Tower (Drag City)
Saint Etienne - Tales from Turnpike House (Savoy Jazz)
Test Icicles - For Screening Purpose Only (Domino)
Town & Country - Up Above (Thrill Jockey)