Electric Wizard – Time To Die

Electric Wizard’s latest album may be loud, but the band itself feels like they’re writing these songs on autopilot.

Caribou – Our Love

Caribou’s latest record is a bit of a concept album about the ups and downs of love.

SBTRKT – Wonder Where We Land

For his sophomore album, electronic music producer SBTRKT brings on more guests, more experiments, but somehow ends up with a less enjoyable album.

Mr. Oizo – “Bear Biscuit”

French electronic music producer Mr. Oizo has dropped a new track that’s set to be featured on his forthcoming full-length album titled The Church. The album is currently looking at a November 18th release date via Brainfeeder Records.

To be completely honest, I had never put much stock in Mr. Oizo’s music before I heard this track. His previous material struck me as being pretty inconspicuous, just not that bold. However, “Bear Biscuit” has a huge freak flag that it has no shame in flying. With loads of heavy, noisy start-stop grooves, I’m not sure if I’m waiting for a more fluid song to start or getting a musical beatdown. The disorienting vocal samples are a nice touch as well.

Props to Mr. Oizo on this one!

Iceage – Plowing Into the Field of Love

Danish post-punkers Iceage plow into the field of love with full force, backing up their longest set of songs yet with pianos, strings, and horns.

Shellac – Dude Incredible

The new Shellac album is decent, but falls disappointingly short of the reaction “Dude, incredible!”

Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes

Thom Yorke’s latest solo endeavor has an interesting aesthetic, but the appeal of these tracks doesn’t extend too far beyond that.

Perfume Genius – Too Bright

On Perfume Genius’ third album, singer-songwriter Mike Hadreas uplifts his emotionally charged piano dirges with even more backing instrumentation.

Interpol – El Pintor

After an odd fourth album, Interpol returns to form with an incredibly safe record on El Pintor.

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz – Tyranny

Fusing psychedelic pop, noise rock, lo-fi, and synth punk, this Julian Casablancas side-project is incredibly dense, diverse, and fun.