New Releases 2/5/13: The Bronx, Jim James, Coheed And Cambria, Matt Pond, Frightened Rabbit

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February is surely the shortest month of the year for a reason. Lucky for you, there’s a whole new slew of great albums to help you through the winter doldrums. Check out this week’s new releases.

The BronxThe Bronx (IV)

It’s business as usual for these LA punks on their fourth album. Though The Bronx have spent time in their mariachi alter-ego Mariachi El Bronx, the band is back to full rock form on this release with brash, abrasive vocals that ride on jagged waves of distorted guitar. Read a full review here.

Jim JamesRegions of Light and Sound of God

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James takes a mystical trip into the spiritual realm on his first solo release. Ethereal sounds melt in and out of focus as James’ heavenly falsetto guides the listener through an elysian concoction of delicate piano chords, humming bass lines and soothing strings. Read a full review here.

Coheed and CambriaThe Afterman: Descension

With The Afterman: Descension, New York prog rockers Coheed and Cambria complete their two-album Afterman saga and add yet another chapter to the increasingly complicated storyline of The Amory Wars, the grand intergalactic concept tale that binds together all of the band’s albums.

Matt PondThe Lives Inside the Lines in Your Hand

Matt Pond drops the “PA” from his name and embraces a poppier side of indie rock on his latest release, which was written over the course of several years. We recently had the chance to sit down with Pond to chat about the new album. Read the interview here.

Frightened RabbitPedestrian Verse

Indie rockers Frightened Rabbit take on life, death, and religion on their latest set of shambling, fractured pop tunes. They’ve come a long way since sending biscuits with their original demos, and it seems like these Scottish lads are on the up and up.

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