Published Aug 24, 2010It's Tuesday, and that means there's a pile of new albums up for grabs. So head to our Recently Reviewed music section to see what's in store.
First up, we have Ion Dissonance's fourth full-length album, Cursed, which reminds us that even though the band fell off the earth for three years, they still got it. Next up, the Magic Kids bring the sunshine with their debut album, Memphis. These 20-somethings offer uplifting optimism with sunny harmonies and cheerful arrangements.
Scottish post-rock heroes Mogwai, long known for their brilliant and deafening live shows, have finally released their first live record, Special Moves, and accompanying DVD, Burning. The combination of instrumental bliss and arty visuals are mesmerizing. And after two years on the road, Ra Ra Riot have created The Orchard, inspired by a month spent on a peach farm.
The pain has rolled in for !!! with their Strange Weather, Isn't It?, an evolution piece for the band who have lost and gained members. Then Christian Fennesz, Tony Buck and David Daniell come together to bring us Knoxville. A live recording from the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN, this improvised set will make you look back at each musician's back catalogue. And lastly, Kataklysm continue to put out top-notch albums with Heaven's Venom, which has earned them an Exclaim! Mark of Excellence this week.
You can find the full reviews and more at the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed music section, and keep up with what's coming up with our New and Forthcoming Release Dates.