Published Nov 26, 2013Later this week, it's expected that many Canadian retailers will observe the American shopping tradition of Black Friday. So why not embrace the inevitable advent of Black Friday in Canada and go out and pick up some new music? We've got reviews of some of the most noteworthy new albums in the latest edition of our weekly New Release Roundup. Check it out below, then head over to our Recently Reviewed section for more of the week's new album reviews.
First up, on the new Destroyer EP Five Spanish Songs, Dan Bejar showcases his newfound disillusionment with the English language. You'll have to read our review to find out if Bejar's foray into singing in Spanish proves a successful endeavour or not.
Toronto-based producer Egyptrixx (a.k.a. David Psutka) explores a darker sound on sophomore effort A/B Til Infinity, while Ohio electronic duo Teengirl Fantasy have scaled things back a bit on their digital-only EP Nun.
Elsewhere, British outfit Akkord have released a solid self-titled debut on which they explore and mix differing genres, jumping from dubstep to drum & bass to techno.
Finally, Toronto hip-hop vet Dan-e-o has dropped Inevitable. The album maintains a late-'90s groove on his first solo LP since 2004's See No Evil, Hear No Evil.
Hear some of our favourite tracks from these albums and many more in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Pop & Rock
Folk & Country
Dance & Electronic