2014 New Releases

Posted by on Monday, January 27, 2014


I'm ready to return from my blogging hiatus because 2014 is already starting out great. There have been a handful of really good albums that have already been released and were less than a month into the year.


Easily my most anticipated album of the year didn't disappoint. Against Me! released they're newest album since Tom Gable came out as transgender and now goes by the name Laura Jane Grace. Against Me! has been a favorite band of mine since my freshman year of college back in two oh oh five. Transgender Dysphoria Blues is all about Grace's struggles with gender confusion and becoming a woman. I wasn't sure what to expect from the album, but I can definitely say that I was pleasantly surprised. Not only did Grace retain her grizzly Tom Gable voice, but Against Me! got their edge back after the dissapoinment of White Crosses (That album sucked.), their last release. 
I'm not sure if I have a favorite song on the album (they're all really good), but the two songs that keep drawing repeated listens are the title track and "Black Me Out". Don't be a homophobe and listen to the album, it's damn good. 

Damien Jurado also released his 102nd album in the last 10 years, Brothers and Sisters of The Eternal Son. I've only listened to this one all the way once (today on my plan period), but what I heard I loved. It's another great release from the one of the most underrated song writers making music right now. 

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks released the best album title of the year, Wig Out Jag Bags. I haven't given this album a full listen, but "Lariat" is totes def my favorite song of this short year. 

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  1. Lariat been on repeat for me as well this year!

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