Published Oct 09, 2012In the spirit of this past Thanksgiving weekend, we're giving thanks for all the amazing new releases this week. Make sure you go to Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section for all your music review needs, and check out this week's highlights below.
First off, Toronto-based noise punkers METZ have finally released their anticipated self-titled album for Sub Pop. Following a trio of 7-inches and countless sweat-drenched live shows, the album comes with plenty of high expectations, but considering the record earned our Mark of Excellence, it's safe to say the band have delivered.
Then, with introspective lyrics and flawless songwriting, Tame Impala have returned with their sophomore album Lonerism, which also has earned Exclaim!'s Mark of Excellence.
Meanwhile, Vancouver based indie band Ladyhawk have at long last dropped their third record entitled No Can Do, featuring the band's energetic style of rock with heavy bass and drums, as well as soaring leads and soulful vocals. Next, the metalheads in Between the Buried and Me have released their epic new record, The Parallax II: Future Sequence, which features plenty more of the band's dense and technical music.
Caribou's Dan Snaith released his first record Jiaolong under his alias Daphni, which ignites the energy of the dancefloor, getting the listener up and moving. Last, but not least, is Twins, the third record of the year by psych-garage rocker Ty Segall. Similar to his previous two releases this year, you will get an ear full of raging guitars and Segall's unique vocals.
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