Published Oct 27, 2014While the sugary treats that come with Halloween are only days away, this week's New Release Roundup is packed with treats for your eyes and ears. Get up to speed with what your favourite artists are up to with today's instalment, full of the most anticipated album streams, music videos, singles, remixes and more. Look over our picks below, and be sure to stop by our Music/Video section for more new music and videos every day.
First up is a stream of Storytone, the long-awaited latest full-length from Neil Young. Featuring two different versions of the same ten tracks, one set finds Young performing with a 92-piece orchestra and choir, while the second sees him reinterpret the songs acoustically. Both versions can be heard using the link above before the record's November 4 release through Reprise.
With bandleader Care Failure referring to herself as a "riffy motherfucker" in a pre-release statement, it should come as no surprise that the new record from Die Mannequin incorporates heavy use of electric guitar. Neon Zero looks to define EDM as "Evil Dance Metal," opting to juice up their electronic pop music with some serious six-string strength. Stream it above.
Montreal duo Pink Chocolate have released a video for "Chasing Dreams," taken from their debut record, Press Play. With the cool, minimalist moves of bassist Frank Bones and the energy of vocalist Aiza Ntibarikure, the keyboard- and drum machine-led number is an excellent look at the high-performance nature of their live show. Elsewhere, the energetic angst of Winnipeg's Dangercat has manifested itself in a new clip for their track "Bummer Summer." The video for the driving punk rock cut shows an amateur baseball game erupting into chaos with a healthy dose of fighting, drinking and live music taking place on the diamond.
Finally, Edmonton garage pop unit Betrayers have unveiled a spooky set of visuals for their new track, "Love Rat." Just in time for Halloween, the video sees the band start up a freaky midnight dance party dressed as skeletons, aliens, witches and other ghoulish creatures.
Still looking for more? Take a look at our Music/Video section for new singles, streams, videos and more.