Most notable music releases for the week of Oct. 2

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Charlie Coffey

Deafheaven released its new album Oct. 2.

Deafheaven’s “New Bermuda” has been the talk of the music world this week, receiving praise from both critics and the public. Deafheaven is a San Francisco-based black-metal band that has gone through some lineup changes in the past couple years, including a new drummer, bassist and guitarist. These changes are clear in “New Bermuda,” moving toward a more traditional metal sound.

Wavves released its new album “V” on Oct. 2.

Wavves is a lo-fi indie and surf-rock band out of San Diego that released its fifth studio album Friday. After its fourth album, “Afraid of Heights,” Wavves was featured on the Grand Theft Auto Five soundtrack, “The Late Night Show with David Letterman” and Conan O’Brien’s talk show, which contributed to its place in the spotlight. The band has been busy, releasing a collaboration album with Cloud Nothings in June and its own album this week.

Girls Names released its new album on Oct. 2.

Girls Names’ third studio album “Arms Around a Vision” is consistent with its alt-rock sound that listeners of its second album know. The new album features the dark style of “The New Life” but is lacking in some aspects that were previously strong points, such as the vocals.