Welcome to this week's roundup of the best new music from around the web.
We're pleased to see the Pixies return, because there's nothing quite like hearing frontman Frank Black in his element. Then we've got new music from American Head Charge who have gone independent, before a very strange collaboration between Marilyn Manson and a French DJ - we'll let you be the judge of whether it sounds good or not.
Further down there's some of our latest discoveries from lesser-known acts, but as always we welcome your contributions. If you know of great alternative acts who deserve a place in our playlist next week, let us know and we'll check them out. Enjoy!
Founding bassist Kim Deal might have quit, but Pixies have gone ahead to release their first new single in nine years without her. Try it here.
American Head Charge "Writhe"
The band are going independent on their next release, the first in six years. "We're extremely proud of this little gem," says bassist Chad Hanks.
Marilyn Manson & Mr Oizo "Solid" (NSFW)
The shock rocker teams with with a popular French DJ (?!). Yeah, it sounds awful. Manson: why? Warning, Manson's contribution is NSFW.
Franz Ferdinand "Right Action"
British indie rock isn't huge around these parts, but Franz Ferdinand are definitely one of its better examples, with a little hint of the Doors in their sound. This is their next single.
Phoenix "Trying to be Cool"
French pop legends Phoenix have two different film crews swapping roles as the video goes on, with some mind-bending results.
Abysmal Dawn "In Service of Time"
An earth-shaking video which was over a year in the making, for a song which appears on "Leveling the Plans of Existance."
Darkane "Mechanically Divine" (Album Samples)
Hear a preview from the Swedish band's forthcoming album "The Sinister Supremacy."
Last Chance to Reason "Rebirth"
The tech-metal act return with their third album "Level 3" on August 6 - check out a sample track here.
What are your favorite tracks? Let us know in the comments.