Published Feb 21, 2012This Tuesday, let Exclaim! guide you through the week's new music releases, including approved picks from Grimes, Lambchop, the Menzingers and more. For full reviews of the following highlights, check out our Recently Reviewed section.
First up, Montreal songstress Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) lives up to the hype with her third full-length Visions, while Nashville's Lambchop return with their new album Mr. M, a moving dedication to the late Vic Chesnutt.
Also Exclaim!-approved this week, Jim White bares his soul on Where it Hits You, Pennsylvania punk outfit the Menzingers exceed expectations with On the Impossible Past and the Sidekicks balance upbeat ragers with thoughtful slow-burners on their latest release Awkward Breeds.
Next, Dirty Three are back with Interstellar after a seven-year hiatus, while Frankie Rose (Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts) delivers her latest solo effort, Interstellar. Finally, Vancouver-based singer-songwriter/poet Rodney DeCroo returns with Allegheny, a collection of narrated, self-described "poem songs."
To read full reviews of these new releases and more, check out the Recently Reviewed section, and visit the New and Forthcoming Release Dates page to see what's coming up in the near future.
You can also check out our favourite tracks from some of these albums in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Pop & Rock
Folk & Country