Published Nov 18, 2014If you're looking to discover some of the biggest records to hit the shelves this week, look no further than our New Release Roundup. Featuring reviews of some of the top releases this week, give it a read to catch up on what's new and notable, as well as a few things you might have missed. Then be sure to check out our Recently Reviewed section for many more.
New York outfit TV on the Radio lead the pack this week with their first record since the passing of bassist Gerard Smith. Seeds marks a change in direction for the band; it's less experimental than their previous record while keeping what our reviewer calls "their idiosyncratic charm." Does the new career move pay off? Read our review to find out.
Pop music eccentric Ariel Pink is a man divided on his latest record, with pom pom containing both "well-structured, melodious" songs and meandering "left-field whims." Elsewhere, Ty Segall's new collection of B-sides and non-album tracks feels like more than a simple compilation. Read our review to find out how the prolific garage rocker shifts between lo-fi rock and acoustic jangle cohesively on $INGLE$ 2.
Switching from digital to almost entirely analog equipment, Manchester producer Andy Stott's Faith in Strangers cements him as "one of the most stirring and explorative producers going." Here at home, the densely layered elements of Loscil's Sea Island reinforce him as "Canada's frontrunner for in-depth ambient music."
Toronto's Meligrove Band continue to craft perfect pop ditties on their fifth full-length Bones of Things, with our reviewer noting the band's tendency to draw inspiration from all over the modern rock map. Finally, Fugazi have treated their First Demo to an official release, giving interesting insight into their early years.
Find some tracks from the albums reviewed above and lots more on our Rdio genre playlists:
Pop & Rock
Dance & Electronic