January >> 1st fell on a Tuesday this year but it wasn't a New Music Tuesday. Thus, the first new release tidings of the 2013 season arrive today kicking off a month of getting punked, popped and dropped from various artists of the sort.
January brings us brand new albums from Say Anything, Ra Ra Riot and Local Natives. On the punk front we get albums from legends in the game 20+ years in Dropkick Murphys and Bad Religion. Tegan And Sara assemble again and Ben Harper teams up with Charlie Musselwhite for another duo release. On the solo tip Prince Sean Lennon drops Alter Egos and Toro Y Moi releases Anything In Return.
I'm most excited for Toro Y Moi's new album because it's been almost 2 years since Underneath The Pine came out. Considering how dope that release was and the time he's had to perfect this project, I'm expecting even bigger things from Anything In Return. and the tour [he's currently touring EU but kicks off the US tour here in Phoenix on JAN30 at the venue he last played in the desert, Crescent Ballroom last March].
The aforementioned artists along with some other notables' release dates are listed below. Make it a 2013 resolution to get some of these at your local records store yo. Happy listening!
Dropkick Murphys Signed And Sealed In Blood >> 1.8
Sean Lennon Alter Egos >> 1.15
Bad Religion True North >> 1.22
Ra Ra Riot Beta Love >> 1.22
Say Anything All My Friends Are Enemies: The Early Rarities >> 1.22
Toro Y Moi Anything In Return >> 1.22
Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite Get Up! >> 1.29
Local Natives Hummingbird >> 1.29
Tegan And Sara Heartthrob >> 1.29