The Changes - Today Is Tonight (Drama Club)
After two EPs, Chicago indie darlings The Changes finally hit the big time with their debut full-length, a jangly pop affair perfect for autumnal listening. The official album release party is at Double Door next month (more on that later), though you can check them out today at the Virgin Megastore.
Download: The Changes - "When I Wake" (MP3)
Solomon Burke - Nashville (Shout)
Four Tet - Remixes (Domino)
Emily Haines - Knives Don't Have Your Back (Last Gang)
Indie heartthrob and favorite front woman of hip guys and girls everywhere, Emily Haines (of Metric and Broken Social Scene), is stepping out of band format and is set to release her first solo album, Knives Don’t Have Your Back. You may hear faint traces of her other bands in this work, but this collection of songs listens more like a chapter from Emily’s personal diary, which makes sense as the album’s content is borne of four years spent living in four different cities while on tour with Metric. With stark piano melodies, and haunting vocals Emily proves her stock as one of the leading ladies in rock today. -Filter
Download: Emily Haines - "Doctor Blind" (MP3)
The Lemonheads - The Lemonheads (Vagrant)
After a solo release in 2003, Evan Dando returns with the first Lemonheads record in a decade. Of course The Lemonheads where pretty much just Dando anyway, though it appears this record should rock quite a bit more than the Jon Brion-produced solo effort. Backing up Dando this time around are ex-Descendants Bill Stevenson (drums) and Karl Alvarez (bass).
Download: The Lemonheads - "No Backbone" (MP3)
Scissor Sisters - Ta-Dah (Universal)
Sparklehorse - Dreamt For Light Years In The Belly Of A Mountain (Astralwerks)
Teddy Bears - Soft Machine (Big Beat)
Wolf Eyes - Human Animal (Sub Pop)