Howdy and Happy New Year to y'all! The holidays have passed, a new year has dawned, and the record labels will launch another season of trying to separate we music lovers from our hard-earned coin. January doesn't offer a lot of new releases, but it's quality over quantity with new albums from folks like blues-rock guitarist Tinsley Ellis, punk-rock legends Anti-Flag, Southern rockers the Drive-By Truckers, British art-rockers Wire, and the enigmatic ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, among others. Plus long-awaited reissues from Marshall Crenshaw and Paul Kelly. Enjoy!
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Paul Kelly - Songs From the South 1985-2019 BUY!
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - X: The Godless Void And Other Stories BUY!
Anti-Flag - 20/20 Vision BUY!
Marshall Crenshaw - Miracle of Science BUY!
Holy Fuck - Deleter BUY!
Of Montreal - UR FUN BUY!
Black Lips - Sing In A World That's Falling Apart BUY!
Breaking Benjamin - Aurora BUY!
Wire - Mind Hive BUY!
Wolf Parade - Thin Mind BUY!
Destroyer - Have We Met BUY!
Drive-By Truckers - The Unraveling BUY!
Tinsley Ellis - Ice Cream In Hell BUY!
Squarepusher - Be Up A Hello BUY!
Theory of A Deadman - Say Nothing BUY!
Ben Watt - Storm Damage BUY!
Album of the Month: Marshall Crenshaw's Miracle of Science is the first in a string of long-overdue reissues of the power-pop genius's 1990s-era Razor & Tie label releases. Miracle of Science, originally released in 1996, marks a return to Crenshaw's earliest albums with the artist providing most of the instrumentation on an underrated selection of original tunes and a few choice covers. If you missed this one the first time around, here's another chance to get Crenshaw's Miracle of Science on either CD or vinyl...