Published Jun 25, 2013Automotive customers have J.D. Power and Associates, travellers have TripAdvisor, and for music listeners, there's always Exclaim!'s new release roundup. We've taken a look at some of the new albums hitting stores this week, but you can also check out our Recently Reviewed section for recommendations on even more of this week's new releases.
First up is the self-titled debut album from Palms, the post-metal supergroup featuring three-fifths of disbanded hard rockers Isis and Deftones lead vocalist Chino Moreno. But is there enough metal left over in this stripped-down art rock affair to keep longtime fans of both groups listening? You'll have to read on to find out.
British composer Matthew Herbert "challenges what we know about electronic music" on the military-inspired sound collage The End of Silence, and gospel veteran Mavis Staples joins forces with alt-country impresario Jeff Tweedy for the seamless One True Vine.
Next, Jesus Lizard and Scratch Acid alumnus David Yow gets sinister on the mostly instrumental Tonight You Look Like a Spider, while microhouse wunderkind Colin de la Plante creates pulsating techno with a cinematic flair on the Mole's Caregiver.
Finally, classically trained UK funkateer Omar breaks his seven-year silence with The Man. But 23 years after setting the UK on fire with his jazzy debut single "There's Nothing Like This," does he still have what it takes to keep the dancefloor grooving? Click through to know.
Read full reviews of these new releases and more by checking out Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section. Don't forget to visit our New and Forthcoming Release Dates page for updates on even more upcoming albums.
Hear some of our favourite tracks from these albums and many others in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Dance & Electronic
Folk & Country
Pop & Rock
Soul, Funk & World