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Must Have New Releases Part 2

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Our current Pandemic status hasn’t really done much to delay the normal chain of new releases so far.  Yes, a few items have been bumped, but most have continued to come out with maybe a slight delay in the release of the physical product.  I’m going to try and highlight a few recent releases and hopefully send you rushing out to pick up at least one or two of these.

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Reunions

After years with the Drive-By Truckers and more time as a solo artist, Jason Isbell spent the last few years slowly building his fanbase and popularity with albums like Southeastern & Something More Than Free.  With 2017’s The Nashville Sound, he finally busted into the mainstream with an album that hit on every cylinder and showed what a fantastic songwriter he was. His new LP, Reunions, is another fantastic album and cements him as one of the best songwriters of this generation. The stress of these sessions is something that Isbell has already talked about, and that stress shows in these songs.  They’re tightly wound, lyrically brilliant and shows the band pushing itself to truly showcase each track. The guitar work alone on this album is worth checking it out for alone.

Brendan Benson - Dear Life 

For the casual fan, Brendan Benson is probably best known for being the co-leader of The Raconteurs with Jack White. Those that know him as more than that go back with him to his first LP, One Mississippi, from 1996. His 7th solo LP, Dear Life, finds Benson doing what he does best, which is crafting excellent pop songs and delivering them in the earnest way that he does best.  Dear Life features a few new sounds and styles, but the songwriting is always there to back it up. This album is a lot of fun and is going to sneak into my Top 20 of the Year list for sure.

Fake Names - Fake Names 

I love punk rock, so when a band comes out and features members that have been in bands like Dag Nasty, The Refused, Embrace, SOA, Bad Religion, Girls Against Boys, Soulside and Minor Threat, I’m automatically in.  Fake Names is a “supergroup” in every way.  Fast, melodic, instantly singable and over in under 30 minutes, this is an album I’ve been kind of obsessed with.  If you like any of those bands or need something new, please check this one out because it hasn’t left my turntable much over the last few weeks.

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