Published Jul 05, 2011Tuesday may not always be the most interesting day of the week, but just because it falls so far away from the weekend, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy it. As many of you know, Tuesday is new release day, when a new batch of albums hits the shelves. To help you decide on what new music to try out, check out our Recently Reviewed section. As always, here are just some of this week's releases, but for the complete listing, check out the section.
To start us off, we have the most recent offering from Dayve Hawk's Memory Tapes. Well known for the spacey electronic sound of his former release Seek Magic, Memory Tapes is branching out from his old chillwave aesthetic with Player Piano (pictured). Read our review to see if the album lives up to Hawk's reputation or if it leans towards the "psychedelic girl group" music it was hyped up to be.
Also new this week is a new record from German minimalist Tobias, with his album Leaning Over Backwards. And Detroit's Rod Modell, aka Deepchord, reflects upon his extended time in Amsterdam on Hash-Bar Loops. Check out what we have to say about the dreamy ambience that the record exudes.
Recipient of the Exclaim! Mark of Excellence this time around are gore metal outfit Exhumed. After eight years of relative silence, the band return with All Guts, No Glory and showcase their signature intensity with new melodic elements. Also, Australian sludge outfit Whitehorse draw upon influences from leaders of the doom genre on their new album Progression, but does the album live up to what was expected of their new material?
To round everything off, we have JF Robitaille's Calendar. The follow-up to the singer-songwriter's initial solo EP is characterized by earnest introspection and simple instrumentation. Continue on to the complete review to discover where his musical growth has taken him and if he still has a way to go.
Read the complete 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.
Also, listen to our favourite tracks from some of these albums in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Pop & Rock
Folk & Country