Published Jul 17, 2012Whether you plan on spending your week on the road, in the sun or sitting in the air-conditioned safety of your home, Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section can help you find a new soundtrack. With summer in full swing, there are lots of fresh releases showing up in record stores and online, and you can dig into some of the highlights below.
First, sludgy prog-metal favourites Baroness release their widely anticipated new full-length, Yellow & Green, via Relapse Records today. In the three years since their last album, the band produced enough new material to compose a double record, which sees them moving away from the extremes that once characterized their earlier recordings.
Meanwhile, Nashville garage rock duo (and brothers) JEFF the Brotherhood make their major label debut with their psych-inflected Hypnotic Nights LP, which earned an Exclaim! Mark of Excellence this week. And Smoke DZA's Rugby Thompson sees the one-time weed dealer channelling the likes of Boardwalk Empire's Nucky Thompson over the album's 12 tracks.
In dance and electronic releases, Cooly G's latest offering, Playin' Me, sees her vocals step to the forefront, while hardcore crossover outfit Enabler add drummer Andy Hurley to the mix for their latest, Exclaim!-approved album, All Hail the Void.
Finally, notable hip-hop producer the Alchemist's latest solo effort, Russian Roulette, dropped today, featuring the talents of collaborators like Action Bronson and Schoolboy Q.
To read full reviews of these new releases and more, check out Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section, and take a look at the New and Forthcoming Release Dates page for updates.
You can also listen to some of our favourite tracks from these albums in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Pop & Rock
Dance & Electronic