Published Feb 19, 2013A new week comes with a new shipment of music, and this week there was a truckload. Keeping up with it all can get overwhelming, so we've narrowed it down to our favourites below. Don't forget to check our our Recently Reviewed section for even more new music, good and bad.
First up, there's Jamie Lidell, who ignites a feverish urge to dance with his latest collection of electro-funk tunes on his newly released self-titled album. Two Hours Traffic are back as well with their anticipated Foolish Blood album, which our reviewer writes will "guarantee that the Maritime icons will remain relevant for years to come."
Telepathic experimentation went into the making of Matmos' The Marriage of True Minds, giving the album an eerie yet energetic feel. The debut full-length by Doldrums, Lesser Evil, was constructed by equally experimental methods: "cutting and pasting disparate samples into fascinating, otherworldly noisescapes whose hooks nevertheless sink in deep."
Beach Fossils also have released their latest Clash the Truth, while Danish punks Iceage have given us You're Nothing, the follow-up to their breakthrough debut.
Click the links above to read full reviews of these new releases, and check out Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section for more as we hear them. Keep checking the New and Forthcoming Release Dates page for updates on new albums.
Listen to some of our favourite tracks from these albums in our Rdio genre playlists:
Pop & Rock
Dance & Electronic
Soul, Funk & World