While our brains continue to lose the ability to focus as Election Day approaches (me at least), here are some records to listen to that will hopefully counteract the chaos: Kevin Morby releases his best album since Singing Saw; Helena Deland does not disappoint with her long-awaited debut album; The Damned return to where they made The Black Album and Strawberries for a new EP; Osees zone out on an album's worth of song from the Face Stabber sessions; New Zealand cult band Dead Famous People return after 30 years with their first-ever full-length album; and The Wolfgang Press dig up lost songs from a sixth album never made.
Need more? Andrew reviews Matt Berninger, Black Thought and more in Notable Releases. More stuff out today: the full version of Tom Petty's Wildflowers finally sees the light of day; The Replacements' Pleased to Meet Me box set is out; and other records I don't write about but are worth checking out include Autechre's SIGN, The Phoenix Foundation's Friend Ship, and The Limiñanas' Calentita EP.
Need something to watch this weekend? How about Rock Against Racism doc White Riot (ft. The Clash, Steel Pulse, X Ray Spex and more) or David Byrne's American Utopia directed by Spike Lee?
That's enough for now. Head below for this week's reviews.