The DT3 – Our top new releases for January 25

the dt3 our top new releases for january 25

Each week the Digital Trends staff selects three albums that we think you should know about. Not in-depth reviews, just passing on some music we like.

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Cold War Kids – Mine Is Yours

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Back with their first album in three years, this California-bred quartet has a lot to live up to with the success of their last two albums, starting with 2006’s Robbers & Cowards and the hit single “Hang Me Up To Dry.” The soul/punk group’s unique style and powerful song topics are still there on Mine Is Yours, which should please hardcore fans and newcomers alike.

Iron & Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean

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This new album from Iron & Wine might come as a bit of a surprise to fans of the mellower stylings of 2008’s Shepherd’s Dog. Kiss Each Other Clean revamps Sam Beam’s style from sleepy folk lullabies into a more intricately layered folk-rock sound that is brighter and cheerier than before. It’s an evolution for Beam and there’s no doubt that Iron & Wine fans will enjoy the ride.

Amos Lee – Mission Bell

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Amos Lee comes to this new album with the addition of a surprising backing band: the Americana-folk men from Calexico. The bluesy singer-songwriter took this influence to heart and created an intimate album that skillfully combines his soulful vocals with quiet folk framework.