Published Jun 19, 2012It's Tuesday once again, and as always, Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section is packed with reviews from the latest releases to hit store shelves and the web this week. Here's a sampling of some of our highlights.
First, Toronto hardcore outfit Burning Love encourage listeners to have some fun on their latest release: the heavy, energetic rocker Rotten Thing to Say. We don't want to spoil our review for you, but we do write that Chris Colohan and co. "have crafted one of the catchiest hardcore albums, or heaviest rock albums, of the year."
Meanwhile, Tennessee's Whitechapel attempt to capitalize on the success of their first two albums on their most recent, self-titled effort, while bubbling dub-pop duo Peaking Lights come back at us with Lucifer, their follow-up to the much-loved 936.
On Amanda Jo Williams's second full-length outing, The Bear Eats Me, the alt-folk songwriter imbues her tunes with an upbeat, quirky edge. German producer and label head Christian Löffler offers up A Forest, his first LP, rife with experimental tracks and collaborative guest appearances, which has earned the Exclaim! Mark of Excellence. And lastly, Holland's Steve Rachmad, otherwise known as DJ Sterac, returns -- sort of -- as his 1995 release Secret Life of Machines gets remixed and remastered.
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
Folk & Country