You may be focused on baseball this week. Rightfully so. But if you’re not, take my advice and focus on baseball this week. If you have room in your day for some spankin’ new tunes, then check out these seven. This week, we’ve got freshness from Canadian pals, a particularly boss rapper teaming up with a pop newcomer, and some lovely DIY cuts to fill in the cracks. They’re all a real (insert baseball pun here — home run? Grand slam?).

1. Arcade Fire – “Afterlife”
Everyone’s favorite Canadians have been shaking things up with the excitement surrounding their upcoming album “Reflektor” and some CMJ appearances that left some people psyched and others confused. “Afterlife” has every blog drooling, and continues with the over-five-minute trend that the title track set.

2. White Lung – “Down With You”
Another crop of Canadians, Vancouver’s White Lung, present the B-side off of its upcoming 7-inch, out Nov. 5 on Deranged Records. Ferocious lead lady Mish Way and company will head out on tour next month with San Jose rapper Antwon.

3. Lorde ft. Rick Ross – “Royals (Rozay Remix)”
Lorde has become quite the pop sensation with her debut album “Pure Heroine.” This is probably the most ironic remix of her hit “Royals,” as it features verses from high roller Rick Ross.

4. James Vincent McMorrow – “Cavalier”
Angel-voiced Irishman James Vincent McMorrow unveils a new track from his upcoming sophomore album “Post Tropical,” due out in January. If you’re still stuck on Bon Iver, move on to this guy.

5. Swearin’ – “Dust In The Gold Sack”
Brooklyn-via-Philly pop punk quartet Swearin’ hit hard last summer with its self-titled debut. Check out this new video for “Dust In The Gold Sack,” which will appear on its new album “Surfing Strange,” out Nov. 5 on Salinas Records.

6. White Denim – “Looking For a Place To Start”
Austin psych-blues outfit White Denim releases another track from its upcoming “Corsicana Lemonade,” out on Oct. 28. This track grooves really hard, meeting sounds similar to The Black Keys and Unknown Mortal Orchestra halfway.

7. Giving Up – “Overdressed in Underwear”
Chicago based trio Giving Up presents a track from their upcoming split cassette with locals Saralee. “Overdressed In Underwear” is a pleasantly surfy romp that will make you forget about the turning New England weather.