BY Advocate.com Editors
January 08 2010 1:25 PM ET
Animal by Ke$ha — Ke$ha is the latest pop tart (complete with a number 1 single for the mildly amusing "Tik Tok"), and like Lady Gaga, she sings about getting wasted, bagging boys, and other profundity. Her voice is nonexistent, but she's got a brazen sexuality and lust for fun that, if you're not 22, will either make you long for those days or thank the creator they're long gone. Boys for Pele this is not (but neither is The Fame Monster or anything Beyoncé, Fergie, Mariah, Madonna, or Shakira puts out). Oh, and she's headlining the Dinah lesbian festival in March. Out Tuesday.
Contra by Vampire Weekend — If you have a yen for adorable hipsters, you'll enjoy, at the very least, the videos of Vampire Weekend. The indie group from New York made a splash a few years back with their 2008 self-titled release, and their follow-up, Contra, is generating the same kind of buzz among the tuned-in. The first single, "Cousins," is a hoot and a half. Out Tuesday.
EP from Eric and the Adams — This unnamed EP features five tunes from Eric Himan's new Tulsa-based band. Himan is the tattooed, out singer-songwriter who's released six albums on his own and seen many of his songs featured on TV shows like The Hills and The Real World. Now the singer has joined forces with the brother-sister team of Angel and Jimmy Adams—the trio will play songs from the new EP January 15 at the legendary Dallas lesbian club Sue Ellen's.