Published Aug 26, 2014If you're looking for some new releases to refresh your listening library, look no further than today's New Release Roundup. It's filled with reviews of today's brand new records, so you can find out what to expect from the albums everyone's talking about. Give it a read below; if you don't find that one special record, check our Recently Reviewed section for even more.
Fans of long-running indie collective the New Pornographers will be interested in our review of Brill Bruisers, the band's highly anticipated, upbeat return to form. Our reviewer thinks that "the band's glory days have returned," but you can decide for yourself by checking out the full review.
Cold Specks' Al Spx tried to fill the empty spaces in her unique, spacious sound on her new record Neuroplasticity. Read about the results of her sonic fine-tuning at the link above. On to the punk side of things, our review of Vancouver pop punk mainstays Gob's comeback album, Apt. 13, is a must-read for anyone who's stoked that Gob's seven-year hiatus is over.
It's not surprising to hear that Shovels & Rope are a husband-and-wife duo, considering the irresistible chemistry with which they imbue their music. Our review of Swimmin' Time is packed with praise for the laid-back folksy charm that Shovels & Rope deliver so effortlessly. In our review of Scottish producer Rustie's Green Language, our reviewer called highlight track "Velcro" "the audio equivalent of tears of joy." See if the rest of the album stands up to that high praise by checking out the full review.
Finally, get the party started with our review of Basement Jaxx's Junto; it will help you decide whether this record deserves a spot on your end-of-summer playlist.
Find some tracks from the albums reviewed above and lots more on our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Pop & Rock
Dance & Electronic
Folk & Country