Published Oct 23, 2012It's a new week and that means there are plenty of new records dropping. So be sure to head over to Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section to check out all of the latest reviews, but don't forget this week's highlights below.
First off, John O'Regan has released Free Dimensional under his solo moniker Diamond Rings. He builds off the sound of his previous record, but this time bringing a fuller and more dynamic sound with masterful synth-pop hooks. Also, Black Moth Super Rainbow are once again capturing us with incredible melodies and synthy rhythms on new record Cobra Juicy.
Next, Aidan Knight has released his sophomore album entitled Small Reveal, and what it has revealed is a much more expansive sound with introspective and personal subject matter found throughout the record. Drawing loads of inspiration from the pop music of the '60s and '70s, Hamilton, ON-based power pop trio Young Rival have dropped their new record Stay Young as well, featuring the production work of Jon Drew (Tokyo Police Club).
In the world of beats and rhymes, Mondre and Squadda B of Main Attrakionz have put out Bossalinis & Fooliyones, considered to be their best work to date and earning the Exclaim! Mark of Excellence.
For those of you with more aggressive tendencies, the Secret have released Agnus Dei with a never-ending assault of feedback and melodic but creepy riffs. Lastly, the grindcore masters known as Pig Destroyer have earned themselves the Mark of Excellence with the blisteringly fast grind that is found on their latest record Book Burner.
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