Published Nov 27, 2012Christmas is less than a month away, so you're going to need to know what new records made the nice list and which got lumps of coal. Make sure you head over to Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section to learn all about the new records that are out now. Also, don't forget to take a look at the recent highlights below.
To start things off, Brooklyn producer Daniel Lopatin and Montreal-based ambient mastermind Tim Hecker have come together, simply under the moniker Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin, to bring you their collaborative work, Instrumental Tourist. Also, the UK-based electronic duo known as Raime have finally dropped the long-awaited follow-up to their 2010 EP. The new Quarter Turns over a Living Line is dark, slow and challenging, earning the Exclaim! Mark of Excellence.
Canadian rapper D-Sisive has released his jaw-dropping new record Jonestown 3: The Dream Is Over, bringing a close to the trilogy of albums that have made D-Sisive a prolific figure in Canadian hip-hop. Next, Action Bronson recently dropped his Rare Chandeliers mixtape, complete with some action-packed cover art and some simply hypnotic beats from producer the Alchemist.
Toronto's Run with the Kittens have released the masterfully crafted new record Letters from Camp, earning the Kittens Exclaim!'s Mark of Excellence. Lastly, Edmonton's Wool on Wolves have released their sophomore effort, entitled Measures of Progress, which features a fanfare of horns, harmonies and a wonderful fusion of rock and country folk.
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
Folk & Country