Published Nov 13, 2012A brand new week brings you loads of brand new releases, so make sure you head over to Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section to see all of our music review coverage. But first, check out this week's highlights below.
To start things off, Toronto-based duo Crystal Castles have released their newest record (III). Abandoning the 8-bit glitch and pulsating drums of their previous work, the band enforced a strict "no computers" policy on this record opting to record everything to tape.
Following up his collaborative work with Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams, Brian Eno has at last dropped Lux. His third record to be released through Warp, Lux brings Eno back to his early ambient work from the late 1970s.
Victoria, BC-based rock group Slam Dunk have released Welcome to Miami, which manages to capture the thrill and fun of their live performances, and The Babies, featuring Vivian Girls' Cassie Ramone and Woods' Kevin Morby, dropped their excellent sophomore record, Our House on the Hill.
Golden Void earned the Exclaim! Mark of Excellence for their self-titled debut. Sequitur, the solo album by Emeralds' Steve Hauschildt is out now, featuring the successful blending of a variety of different styles, including drone, noise and ambient.
To read full reviews of these new releases and more, check out Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section, and take a look at the New and Forthcoming Release Dates page for updates.
You can also listen to some of our favourite tracks from these albums in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Pop & Rock
Dance & Electronic