Published Mar 05, 2013It's often difficult to keep up with new music releases every week, so Exclaim! has made it easy for you to chose which ones are worth a listen. Below, you'll find the best releases this week with our reviewers' comments to find the gems and avoid the duds.
First up is How to Destroy Angels' Welcome Oblivion. It's still Trent Reznor, but does his new band stand up to the work he recorded with his old one? Of course, you don't need to switch up personnel to change your sound: Trevor Powers' neo-psychedelic pop-rock project Youth Lagoon has deepened its sound on his second album, Wondrous Bughouse.
Son Volt have lived up to the title of their new album, Honky Tonk with "the sounds of fiddles and the lively Texas two-step rhythm" providing a backbone for the album. Then, there's Suuns, who have built upon the best parts of their debut with Images du Futur.
Montreal duo Blue Hawaii's compelling melodies and vocals on Untogether make for a pleasant listen, but manages "to lose its grip on your attention, at times," according to our review, while Gold Panda balances minimalism and sonic richness on his new Trust EP.
Click the links above to read full reviews of these new releases, and keep a cursor on Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section for more as we review them! Keep checking the New and Forthcoming Release Dates page for updates on new releases.
Finally, listen to some of our favourite tracks from these albums in our Rdio genre playlists:
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