Published Jan 31, 2012Wrap up your January with this week's new music releases, including the revival (and rebranding) of RTX, Axel Willner's latest act and the return of Imperial Teen. Read full reviews of the following highlights below and more at Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section.
First up, former Royal Trux/RTX frontwoman Jennifer Herrema channels disco-era Stones on Rad Times Xpress IV, the debut album from her freshly minted project Black Bananas. And after yet another five-year hiatus, indie pop staples Imperial Teen return with their fifth LP, Feel the Sound, while Toronto's Young Empires craft catchy, dance-friendly indie on their Wake All My Youth EP.
In electronic releases, the Field's Axel Willner delivers a markedly mellow record with And Never Ending Nights, the debut release from his latest project Loops of Your Heart. Michigan native Zach Saginaw (aka Shigeto) explores his jazz-heavy roots on new mini-album, Lineage. Various artists contribute to the latest edition of Kompakt's annual compilation, Pop Ambient 2012, including Superpitcher, Triola and label owner Wolfgang Voigt. And following a busy 2011, Montreal-based producer Jacques Greene offers up a healthy dose of bass with his latest EP, Concealer, the first release on his recently launched label, Vase.
In metal, Florida's Junior Bruce deliver a slice of sonic combustion with their outstanding debut, The Headless King. And finally, the Poison Idea compilation Darby Crash Rides Again: The Early Years offers 29 tracks of essential listening for all you hardcore/punk fans.
To read full reviews of these new releases and more, check out the Recently Reviewed section, and visit the New and Forthcoming Release Dates page to see what's coming up in the near future.
You can also check out our favourite tracks from some of these albums in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Pop & Rock
Dance & Electronic