Pick of the Week Oh Susanna kicks off the first album from Neil Young and Crazy Horse in nearly nine years.
Stephen Foster's 19th-century minstrel tune undergoes a turbulent revival on this gleefully irreverent and shambolic garage rocker from Americana. The clamorous collection of American folk songs arrives June 5.
10 intriguing tracks found during the week's listening.
You Ain't Alone, Alabama Shakes
"Are you scared of me?" Brittany Howard asks on a soulful tour-de-force from this swamp-rocking foursome's powerful debut, Boys & Girls.
Watch the Show, M. Ward
A frisky, driving rockabilly yarn from solo disc A Wasteland Companion by the him of She & Him.
Sixteen Saltines, Jack White
A rock-metal bazooka of guitar chaos, Hammond-organ swirls and pounding beats, from solo debut Blunderbuss.
Standing in the Doorway, Bonnie Raitt
The singer/guitarist turns in a sterling, heart-rending interpretation of Bob Dylan's tune, from the excellent Slipstream.
That's Why God Made the Radio, The Beach Boys
Creamy harmonies over gorgeous, semi-cheesy surf-pop from the upcoming reunion album, though it sounds like a mid-'60s outtake.
You Don't KnowNothing… Ryan Shaw
The Georgia singer brings a soulful fire and earthiness to a 1967 Carl Hall record, from Real Love, out May 15.
Heaven, The Walkmen
The usually raucous New York indie-rockers switch gears on this sunny and simple sing-along.
Krokodil, St. Vincent
Annie Clark's snarling distorted voice clashes with metallic guitars and insistent beats on a barbed single out for Record Store Day.
I Got This, Big K.R.I.T.
K.R.I.T.'s symphonic Southern hip-hop, funky beats and deft drawl compensate for humdrum verses.
Teenage Sounds, Neon Trees
The Utah synth-rock band dips into new wave on a fresh and rousing track from the new Picture Show.