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Next Week in Music | Jan. 4-10 • The Best & The Rest Of The Upcoming Releases

Welcome to another year of new music. Enjoy the quiet while it lasts.

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Welcome to another year of new music. Not surprisingly, things are starting off fairly slow. Enjoy the quiet while it lasts. Cause I can guarantee it won’t last long. Anyway, here’s everything coming down the pipe this week:

 


ALBUM OF THE WEEK

Steve Earle & The Dukes
J.T.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “On the forthcoming album ​J.T.,​ ​Steve Earle & The Dukes pay tribute to ​Steve’s late son ​Justin Townes Earle, who passed away on Aug. 20, 2020 in Nashville. The album will be released digitally on what would have been ​Justin’s​ 39t​h​ birthday, Jan. 4. “The record is called J.T. because Justin was never called anything else until he was nearly grown. Well, when he was little, I called him Cowboy,” explains S​teve Earle​. “For better or worse, right or wrong, I loved Justin Townes Earle more than anything else on this earth. That being said, I made this record, like every other record I’ve ever made… for me. It was the only way I knew to say goodbye.” J.T. finds ​Steve Earle & The Dukes covering 10 of ​Justin’s songs — from I​ Don’t Care, which appeared on his 2007 debut EP, ​Yuma,​ and a trio of selections from his full-length debut album The Good Life (Ain’t Glad I’m Leaving, Far Away In Another Town and Lone Pine Hill)​ to later compositions like 2017’s ​Champagne Corolla and 2019’s The Saint Of Lost Causes, which was the title track of ​Justin’s eighth and final studio album. ​J.T.​ closes with ​Last Words, a song ​Steve ​wrote for ​Justin​.”


THE LONG LIST: 80+ More Titles On The Way

January 8

Amaryllis Quartet | Fesca: Complete String Quartets, Vol. 2
Henrik Appel | Humanity
Sithu Aye | Senpai III
Ka Baird | Vivification Exercises I
Johndavid Bartlett & Acid Carousel | In Your Dreams
Beta Radio | Afraid Of Love EP
Blue Öyster Cult | Live ’83 Reissue
Kev Brown & J Scienide | Stray From The Pack
Corrin Campbell | Greatest Hits Dual Disc
Lewis Capaldi | Divinely Uninspired To a Hellish Extent: Finale
Eladio Carrión | Monarca
Celestial Swarm | Gateways to the Necroverse
Hilang Child | Every Mover
Casper Clausen | Better Way
Codist | A Dream is Just a Big Thought
Frerick den Haan | Trois Gnossiennes
Dura | Mercury EP
Steve Earle & The Dukes | J.T.
Cleveland Eaton | Plenty Good Eaton Vinyl
Dante Elephante | Mid-Century Modern Romance
Darko | Bad Timing
Deadmau5 & Wolfgang Gartner | Channel 43
Aaron Frazer | Introducing…
Frozen Soul | Crypt Of Ice
John Garrison | Extinguisher Vinyl
Gates Of Doom | Aquileia Mater Aeterna
GelaX | Demonic
Georgie | At Home
Barry Gibb | Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1
Tony Glausi When It All Comes Crashing Down
The Grateful Dead | Road Trips Vol. 2 No. 4: Cal Expo ’93
The Grateful Dead | Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 5: Boston Music Hall 6/9/76
Chung Ha | Querencia
Sammy Hagar & The Circle | Lockdown 2020
H8p8ge | H8p8ge 3
Jakob Hellman | Äntligen Borta
Hearts & Hand Grenades | Turning to Ashes
How To Be Dead | Lights at the Ends of Tunnels
Ian Hunter & Mott The Hoople | Gold
Janis Ian | Hope
The Jones Girls | We’re a Melody: The Essential Jones Girls
Kid Lab Rat | More Sad Songs
Kings of Leon | Feel The Way You Do / Must Catch The Bandit
Avril Lavigne | Flames
Lice | Wasteland: What Ails Our People Is Clear
Lickerish Quartet | Threesome Vol. 2
Lil Boom | Odessa’s Garden
Lil Ceasars | Blasphemy
Russ Lossing Quartet | Metamorphism
Scott MacKay | Stupid Cupid
Magnum | Dance of the Black Tattoo
Talia Mar | Jack
Kaz Mirblouk | Careless By Contrast
Modern Hut | I Don’t Want To Get Adjusted To This World
Nicarus | Coal People Coal Puppets
Harry Nilsson | Gold
Nomadic Rituals | Tides
Orlando Consort | Machaut: The Lion of Nobility
Orwell | Orwell 1995
Oska | Honeymoon Phase EP
Passenger | Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted
Planet 1999 | Devotion Deluxe Edition
Jeff Plate | Mother’s Day
Poppin’ Party | Photograph
Matthew Putman and Michael Sarian | Improvisations Vol. I
Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou | The Helm of Sorrow
Samtar | The Curse of Infinite Luminosity
Saweetie | Best Friend (ft. Doja Cat)
Scale & Feather | A Slow Forest Burning
Michael Schenker Group | Immortal
Skanger | A Chance to Count the Cost
Jarle Skavhellen | Beech Street
Slimy Member | Ugly Music for Ugly People Reissue
Slow-L | Freedom
Special Interest | The Passion Of: Remixed
Stellar Death | Fragments of Light
Stiff Richards | State of Mind Reissue
Jazmine Sullivan | Heaux Tales
Wax Taylor | The Shadow Of Their Suns
Chikili Tubbie | Fucken: Una Aventura de Olaf (Banda Sonora Original)
USS | Einsteins of Consciousness
Various Artists | Griselda Records: Conflicted Soundtrack
Various Artists | Walk My Way Vol. 1: Curated by Nick Vander
Viagra Boys | Welfare Jazz
Morgan Wallen | Dangerous: The Double Album
Aaron Watson | American Soul
We Are King | Space Oddity / Instrumental
Yoasobi | The Book EP