Published Jan 11, 2011January is a month filled with misery and despair. The infectious and sick are sneezing in your face, your feet are soaking wet from the grey slush-covered streets and the landlord refuses to turn up the heat in your apartment. Well, at least Exclaim! is still here with this week's new release roundup, so head over to our Recently Reviewed section for the latest in album reviews.
First up, '70s UK post-punk legends Wire are continuing their legacy with the release of their latest album, Red Barked Tree (pictured). Check out our review to find out if this release lives up to their "holy trinity of late '70s releases." And instead of checking into rehab for your post-holiday depression, check out this interview with folk group New Country Rehab and read the review of their self-titled debut to see why they earned the Exclaim! Mark of Excellence.
If you really want to make a good first impression with your girlfriend's parents, be sure to check out our review of Anal Cunt and their latest album, Fuckin' A. Beginning a dinner table discussion about this metal album will make you seem cultured and sophisticated -- or maybe not. Next, escape from winter with Empresarios and their latest album, Sabor Tropical. According to our reviewer, "It's a Cumbia cocktail on the rocks, and you'll be pouring yourself one drink after another."
Lastly, R&B- and jazz-influenced post-punk outfit Dismemberment Plan have reissued their legendary album, Emergency & I. Whether you're a diehard fan or you regret listening to boy bands or nü metal back in 1999, check out this review and learn why Dismemberment Plan deserve some long-overdue respect.
Check out these reviews and more at the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section, and don't forget to check out the New and Forthcoming Release Dates page.