Get Reviews of Grizzly Bear, Dinosaur Jr., Woods and More in This Week's New Release Roundup

Get Reviews of Grizzly Bear, Dinosaur Jr., Woods and More in This Week's New Release Roundup
There are a ton of great new releases coming out this week, so make sure you head over to our Recently Reviewed section to check them out. But before you start digging, take a quick look at some of these highlights for the week.

One of the biggest releases coming out this week is Shields, the fourth full-length record by the Brooklyn band Grizzly Bear. This album continues in the same vein as their previous release Veckatimest, but have Grizzly Bear topped themselves or made a step down?

Next, Dinosaur Jr. keep on with their resurgence with I Bet On Sky, and Brooklyn's Woods release their fifth album Bend Beyond, which once again embraces their laid-back country vibe.

Following 2009's Speak of Trouble, Great Bloomers also have a new album out with Distant Fires, while the UK's alt-J come out with their debut full-length record, An Awesome Wave, which just so happens to be up for the Mercury Prize.

Lastly, taking some time off from Burning Hell and Baby Eagle & the Proud Mothers, Ontario singer-songwriter Nick Ferrio releases his solo effort Nick Ferrio & His Feelings. And for those with a pension for the heavy stuff, New Orleans doom metal band Haarp deliver Husks, a three-song follow-up to The Filth that encompasses an insane amount of hopelessness and self-loathing.

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
Folk & Country
Metal