Published Aug 05, 2014As they do every week, our reviewers have been hard at work listening to and critiquing the latest musical releases to help you, the reader, stay on top of what your favourite artists are up to. We've gathered a handful of their reviews in today's New Release Roundup, which is filled with must-read reviews of this week's music offerings. For even more reviews, you can check out our Recently Reviewed, updated daily.
Long-running indie vets Spoon recently ended their four-year hiatus with the much-anticipated They Want My Soul. Read our review to learn if, eight LPs into their career, Spoon are still going strong or if they've lost the plot.
Next up is our review of High Noon by Arkells. The Canuck faves demonstrate their ambitious attitude on their third release — have a look at our review to find out if High Noon is a hit or a miss.
You can also expand your summer playlist with Stella Ella Ola's I Think We Should Hang Out All the Time, which our reviewer says is, to summer, "as essential as sunscreen and ice cream cones." Then see what we thought of Being, the debut full-length by Mozart's Sister, who's been quietly blazing her own trail in the world of pop music.
Finally, read our reviewer's praises of Lusine's new EP, Arterial. The Seattle producer's latest offering combines "composed glitchiness" and "crisp bass," showcasing the many avenues from which Lusine gathers inspiration.
You can find some tracks from the albums reviewed above and lots more in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Pop & Rock
Dance & Electronic