Published Apr 26, 2011We all know that Tuesdays can be a drag, especially right after a long weekend. So we have taken it upon ourselves to brighten your day by bringing you a ton of reviews on some great new releases. Here's a preview of just a few of the write-ups that you can find in the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section.
This crop of reviews is filled with releases from seasoned musicians, and starting us off are some who have come back from a few years' rest. It's been four years since their last record, but Explosions in the Sky fans are welcoming the band's new album Take Care, Take Care, Take Care with open arms today. We talked to guitarist Munaf Rayani about the optimistic tone of their new songs, the heartfelt reasoning behind the album's title and how a Back to the Future reference almost made it on the tracklisting.
Back from an even longer break are Small Brown Bike with their latest record Fell and Found. It's been eight years since these Michigan punks decided to part ways, but they're back with a record that, naturally, sounds more polished and mature than anything they've put out before.
Julian Lynch, on the other hand, hasn't taken any time off. Today, he released Terra, his fourth album in two years, which showcases his growth as both a musician and songwriter (and some killer saxophone skills). We also have The Everything, the appropriately named release from Jason Forrest, where he brings together a ton of different influences into one album.
Also on the bill this week are some musicians who have decided to try some new approaches to recording. First, we have Times New Viking who decided to actually hit a studio this time around to record Dancer Equired. Then there's country blues songstress Romi Mayes who recorded Lucky Tonight live, in its entirety, at a sold-out show.
Check out these reviews and more at the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section, and visit the New and Forthcoming Release Dates page to see what's coming up in the near future.