Check Out Reviews of Extra Happy Ghost!!!, Heartsounds, Popol Vuh and More in Our New Release Roundup
Published Jul 26, 2011This week's genre-spanning new releases should find a wide variety of music lovers satisfied. Whether it's a debut album from a Canadian up-and-comer, a tribute to Krautrock legends, or a long-awaited sophomore release, Exclaim! can help you decide what's worth your time and money. Here are just a few of this week's highlights, but head over to our Recently Reviewed section to see the complete listing.
To start things off, check out how the debut full-length from Calgary's Extra Happy Ghost!!! fares. In creating the haunting and minimal atmosphere of Modern Horses, the production talent of Chad VanGaalen was enlisted.
Next up is Is That You In Blue? from the Dex Romweber Duo. Former Flat Duo Jets member Dex Romweber has influenced the likes of Jack White and the Sadies, but how does his most recent effort with sister Sara compare?
If you're feeling nostalgic, then Popol Vuh's Revisited & Remixed (1970-1999) might be just what you're looking for. Paying tribute to the tenth anniversary of founding member Florian Fricke's death, the double disc also includes remixes from artists such as Stereolab, Mortiz von Oswald and more.
Pop punk outfit Heartsounds have expanded to a four-piece and have released their sophomore album Drifter. Veering in a darker direction, do the band manage to maintain their signature sound? This week also welcomes a new release from sludge act Big Business. Quartet Single balances Melvins-inspired heaviness with the band's particularly light-hearted approach.
Rounding things off is Ruining It For Everybody from female-fronted metallers Iwrestledabearonce. Their second album sees the intertwining of a wider variety of musical styles, but check out the full review to discover if it plays in the band's favour.
Read the complete reviews and more at the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section, and visit the New and Forthcoming Release Dates page to see what's coming up in the near future.
Also, listen to our favourite tracks from some of these albums in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Pop & Rock
Folk & Country