Reviews of Blood Orange, Sebastien Grainger and Solange's 'Saint Heron' Comp Lead This Week's New Release Roundup
Published Nov 12, 2013You may have already begun compiling your favourite albums of 2013, but the year isn't quite over yet. You never know when you might find a last-minute candidate for your album of the year. Read the latest edition of our weekly New Release Roundup below to make sure you haven't missed anything, then head over to our Recently Reviewed section for more of the week's new album reviews.
First up, Blood Orange (a.k.a. Dev Hynes) has finally released the long-awaited Cupid Deluxe. Hynes, who will also be guest lecturing at NYU this week, showcases improved songwriting versatility on his sophomore Blood Orange effort and ropes in a taste-making guest list that includes Dirty Projectors, Chairlift's Caroline Polachek, Clams Casino and more. The album is available now on iTunes, with the physical release due out in stores November 18.
Death From Above 1979 co-founder Sebastien Grainger embraces his new L.A. locale on his new Yours to Discover, while Grizzly Bear have treated their fourth album to a deluxe edition with Shields: Expanded/Shields B-Sides.
Via her own Saint Records imprint, Solange has released compilation Saint Heron, a collection of songs by a series of boundary-pushing R&B artists. Elsewhere, Mount Eerie has revisited and reworked much of the material from his two 2012 LPs on latest full-length Pre-Human Ideas.
Finally, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination, a number of Canadian indie rock musicians have teamed up under the supervision of Cowboy Junkies to release The Kennedy Suite. With lyrics by Toronto poet Scott Garbe and production from Junkies' Michael Timmins, along with members of Skydiggers, the album proves an unexpectedly poignant tribute to the legacy of JFK.
Hear some of our favourite tracks from these albums and many more in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Pop & Rock
Folk & Country
Dance & Electronic