By EW Staff
November 19, 2004 at 05:00 AM EST

Home spelled backward is Eemoh. Chew on that and other cryptic insights from indie-pop elder statesman LOU BARLOW, whose new record is due out in January. LOOBIECORE.COM/MUSIC2.HTML

Underground legends MISSION OF BURMA — a longtime favorite of artists like Moby — follow up this year’s hot comeback, ONoffON, with the equally hot online-only EP Snapshot. ITUNES.COM

Last month, THE CONCRETES played a beautifully hushed acoustic set on L.A. radio station KCRW that included a new song, ”The Warrior,” not found on their critically praised self-titled CD. KCRW.COM/SHOW/MB

Can’t find Weapons of Mass Destruction? XZIBIT’s new album has yet to be revealed, but feel free to inspect the single ”Hey Now (Mean Muggin’)” for explosive lyrics and terrorizing beats. ARTISTDIRECT.COM