Check Out Reviews of Braids, Smith Westerns, Social Distortion and More in This Week's New Release Roundup
Published Jan 18, 2011It's Tuesday, and that means there's a pile of new albums up for grabs. Head over to the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section to check out the latest album reviews.
First up, we have the anticipated debut full-length album by Montreal's Braids, Native Speaker, which has earned Exclaim!'s Mark of Excellence for its euphoric and surreal melodic adventure. Up next, check out our review of garage band Fergus & Geronimo's newest "oddball genre-hopping" album, Unlearn, and if you enjoy '60s-inspired pop, you will likely want to check out our review of Cape Dory by Tennis.
Brian Eno-affiliated Krautrock pioneer Roedelius has reissued his albums Selbstportrait I and Selbstportrait II, which show electronic music's much ignored human side, while Smith Westerns return with Dye It Blonde, which also earned the Exclaim! Mark of Excellence. We also have an interview here with Smith Westerns where they discuss their enjoyment of '90s Britpop and their decision to up the production quality on their latest album.
Then there's punk rock old-timers, Social Distortion, who prove that they still know how to rock out with their latest album Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes. Finally, we have the crushing new release by doom metal heroes Electric Wizard.
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 to see what's on the horizon.