Published Apr 16, 2013There are a number of exciting new releases coming out this week, and we want to make sure you don't miss any of them. Below you'll find a quick highlight of some of the new albums that this week has to offer, but for reviews on some more new material, head over to our Recently Reviewed section.
First off, for Born Ruffians fans, their latest effort Birthmarks may come as a surprise, but the new album may be their best yet, moving away from their twitchy sound towards a much wider musical vocabulary.
Back in 2009, Yeah Yeah Yeahs delivered what was a definite step away from their earlier work with It's Bliss. Now, four years later and with their new album Mosquito hitting shelves, the trio are back to their rock'n'roll anthems, offering up new sounds and the comeback we've been waiting for.
When the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne posted abridged songs from The Terror, along with the message that "The Terror is NOT fun," he wasn't kidding. The Terror functions as a testament to the emotional aftermath following 2009's Embryonic, but it's "a beguiling record that's as beautiful as it is frightening," according to our reviewer.
Thee Oh Sees also return with Floating Coffin this week, and while this disc still has the same Oh Sees sound, with familiar songwriting and instrumentation, we write Floating Coffin "demonstrates the group at their most refreshed, inspired, and accomplished."
Heart of Oak may be Anciients' debut release, but coming from a lineup of ex- and current members of Spread Eagle and Black Wizard, the album ambitiously shifts "from stoner rock to blasting death-lite to tricky, tech-y pro like no one's business" and finds Anciients comfortable with a sound all their own.
Finally, after a string of EPs, Vancouver's indie quintet the Belle Game have finally released their debut full-length Ritual Tradition Habit. With their layered tracks and catchy rhythms, the Belle Game have earned their title as one of "Vancouver's best bands."
To stay up to date on new releases, head over to our Recently Reviewed section, and you can find new release updates on our New and Forthcoming Release Dates page.
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