Happy Tuesday, readers! Now that the holidays are behind us, the new releases are starting to pick up again, so check out this week’s noteable efforts below, and be sure to let me know in the comments what you’re excited to hear!

Black Knights – Medieval Chamber
Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante delves into the world of rap to produce an album for Los Angeles hip-hop duo Black Knights.

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Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes
The Boss kicks off 2014 with his 18th studio album, comprising what he calls “some of our best unreleased material from the past decade.”


East India Youth – Total Strife Forever
Inspired by such artists as Tim Hecker and Brian Eno, experimental electronic artist William Doyle releases his debut album under the East India Youth moniker via Stolen Recordings.


Rosanne Cash – The River And The Thread
Co-written with her longtime collaborator and husband John Leventhal, who also serves as the album’s producer, arranger, and guitarist, The River And The Thread marks Cash’s first album in more than four years.


Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Give The People What They Want
After being delayed so that frontwoman Sharon Jones could treat her cancer diagnosis, the soul singer’s latest release with The Dap-Kings is now available. Check out Marni’s review of the album to find out what you can expect from Ms. Jones this time about.


Switchfoot – Fading West
San Diego alt-rock band Switchfoot releases its ninth studio album and companion to the group’s rock documentary/surf film of the same name.

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The Crystal Method – The Crystal Method
The iconic electronic duo releases their fifth studio album today, with a live performance at El Rey Theatre to follow this Thursday, January 16th.

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