Published Jul 28, 2009Wake up Exclaimers! This isn't snoozday, it's Tuesday, which means that you're about to get your latest fix of new music reviews from Exclaim!
First up, we recommend you check out the debut EP/LP release from California's rising Woodsist stars Ganglians. Described as '60s studio pop with an experimental edge, the members of Ganglians are in many ways a modern-day Beach Boys, but with a little more darkness injected into the mix and if they were hanging out with the aliens.
This week also marks the release of Midlife: A Beginner's Guide to Blur, a career retrospective that aims to teach newcomers why Blur were the UK band of the '90s.
Electronic music innovator Felix Da Housecat proves why his latest effort He Was King solidifies his place as one of the originators of modern-day electro, while he explains why "We All Wanna Be [80s] Prince."
Vancouver-based punks B-Lines show how to pull off six songs in seven minutes - and pack them full of the most intense (and sometimes politically incorrect) poppy punk for hardcore nerds.
Canadian cult personality Nardwuar and his band the Evaporators join U.S. power rocker Andrew WK on the collaborative project A Wild Pear, a must-have pressing of Canadian punk classics on a split seven-inch.
UK import Little Boots gives us a little taste of her edgy glamour pop on her EP Illuminations, while Toronto post-punk outfit Little Girls showcase how their allure is in the lo-fi of their production.
We also take a look at the debut album from England rock act Band of Skulls, who came to fame through the iTunes Single of the Week. And Feist/Jason Collett backing musician Afie Jurvanen steps into the forefront on the first album from his solo project Bahamas.
Still falling asleep in your Tues-daze? Check out our Recently Reviewed section for more of this week's album reviews, as well as our New and Forthcoming Release Dates.