Check Out Reviews of Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Mountain Goats, Dirty Beaches in This Week's New Release Roundup
Published Mar 29, 2011It's another week full of exciting new reviews here at Exclaim! So check out our Recently Reviewed section to see what's up for grabs on this new release day.
First off, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart have finally delivered the highly anticipated follow-up release to their debut. The new album, Belong, features a "sonic cocktail of loud, jangly guitars, wistfully soft melodies and awkwardly starry-eyed lyrics," according to our reviewer, helping earn this one the Exclaim! Mark of Excellence.
Also earning that mark are enigmatic indie rockers Mountain Goats, who have returned with their eerie new album All Eternals Deck, while Dirty Beaches scored it as well with his album Badlands. And check that Dirty Beaches review for an accompanying interview with the project's Alex Zhang Hungtai.
Then there is the eclectic experimental electronic musician Bibio who is back again with his new Philly-soul-influenced release Mind Bokeh. And Viking metal pioneers Amon Amarth have returned to conquer and pillage with their crushing new album Surtur Rising.
Finally, vintage rock'n'rollers Hunx and His Punx have finally come forth with their debut full-length release Too Young to be in Love, which will have you wishing that you were asking out that very special Betty Sue for milkshakes this Friday, while punk blues rockers Obits have given us Moody, Standard and Poor, which also comes with an interview.
Read these reviews and more at the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section, and don't forget to check out the New and Forthcoming Release Dates page for a look at what's to come.