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Interpol - 'El Pintor'

Revisiting the darkness and vigour of their past, the New Yorkers' fifth album is a revitalised return to form

Ty Segall - 'Manipulator'

The prolific Californian's latest is freaky, but it's his most focused yet

The New Pornographers - 'Brill Bruisers'

Canadian filth merchants return with an obscenely enjoyable sixth album.

J Mascis - 'Tied To A Star'

The Dinosaur Jr mastermind continues his break from fuzz to delve back into acoustic folk

Basement Jaxx - 'Junto'

The veteran house duo find fresh relevance amid the genre's revival.

Merchandise - 'After The End'

Now signed to 4AD, the Florida punks' bold makeover as an indie-pop band has produced a fantastic record.

By The Sea - 'Endless Days, Crystal Sky'

Bill Ryder-Jones' backing band step out of his shadows with melodic guitar pop.

Joel Gion - 'Apple Bonkers'

Brian Jonestown Massacre's tambourine player can't quite match the levels of his day job.

The Bug - 'Angels & Devils'

Diverse third outing for dancehall artist.