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welcome 2013!

January 10, 2013

Welcome to 2013 y’all! I just wanted to do a quick and dirty highlight reel of the music news I’m most looking forward to in the new year:

  • New Albums: The Milk Carton Kids and Joe Purdy have both announced new albums to accompany the new year. The Milk Carton Kids, recently signed to Anti Records, are set to release The Ash & Clay on March 26th. The album is available for preorder now through their website. Joe Purdy also has a new album forthcoming, with a full band. Not since 2006’s Paris in the Morning have we heard Joe with a full backing band, and if that album is any indication of what we can expect, we’re all in for a treat.
  • Hitting the Road: I don’t know about y’all but this girl is waiting with baited breath on the announcement of a Rolling Stones tour. Every member of the band has intimated in one way or another that there will be more than the five 50th Anniversary shows and Keith Richards recent all-but-affirmation was a killer. Suffice it to say I’m saving up both dollars and vacation days in anticipation of a US tour, don’t let me down boys.
  • Music on the Screen: Something everyone should be doing in 2013 is going to see Promised Land. Gus Van Sant’s  exploration of a microcosm of the fracking debate is not only a terrific film but it features three new songs from That Mercury Sound’s favorite duo The Milk Carton Kids. This spring will see the release of the fabulous Rolling Stones documentary Crossfire Hurricane, anyone who missed it on HBO will want to pick that up, and everyone who caught it on HBO already knows they need to pick it up.

There’s plenty more on the horizon. What musical event are you most looking forward to in 2013?

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