The 2 Bears - Be Strong
The 2 Bears is a side project of Hot Chip's Joe Goddard along with Raf Rundell that formed three years ago. After three EPs and a great deal of support from the British press, they are releasing their first album. They have a eclectic sound, it seems like every word has been used to describe their sound. I would throw in spoken word, electronica and drone; it all makes for an interesting sound.
Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
Cohen is a master; one of the greatest songwriters alive (I think), rivaling Bob Dylan in his ability to craft a great story. He's written some of the most beautiful songs of the past few decades; such as "So Long, Marianne" and "Hallelujah." He shows here that he's still got it; presenting ten new songs that hold much of the same magic.