Hungry for new music? Look no further — we’ve
got a feast of fresh albums in this week’s New Releases Roundup. The punk band Off – featuring members of Black
Flag, Rocket from the Crypt and Burning Brides – is releasing its second album, Wasted Years,
this week. This time the band cut the sixteen-song album live in the studio, and the result is
one of the most raw punk albums so far this year. Distorted guitars and a range of electronic
sounds feature throughout The Future’s Void, the second album from E-M-A. The blending
of her elastic, sometimes processed voice and music that ranges from harsh to gentle
makes for an intensely original recording. Carlene Carter of the Carter Family, and stepdaughter
of Johnny Cash, is putting out an album of new interpretations of her family’s songs.
Carter Girl features twelve tracks from her family’s songbook, and includes guest appearances
from Vince Gill, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. To read full reviews of these albums and the
rest of this week’s new releases, click over to our pals at all music dot com.