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New Releases: January 10, 2006

Here’s our rundown of what’s new and noteworthy in record stores this week.

We Are Scientists, With Love And Squalor (Virgin)
It might take an alchemist to morph lead into gold, but these Scientists can mix punk, funk, and a lil’ bit of disco to yield a shiny, metallic bar of infectious, genre-bending rock (read more).
Buy: Amazon | iTunes

Morningwood, Morningwood (Capitol)
Morningwood frontwoman Chantal Claret has a name that’s fit for lights, with its natural alliteration and assonance, and her chameleonic voice vacillates between naive jailbait and knowing sex kitten, covering all the bases in between (read more).
Buy: Amazon | iTunes

Randy, Randy the Band (Fat Wreck Chords)
Every note on Randy the Band is infused with a take-no-prisoners mentality. The songs are taut and loaded with punchy, fist-pumping choruses (read more).
Buy: Amazon

Sia, Colour the Small One (Astralwerks)
With their pleasant mélange of acoustic guitar, gentle beats, keening strings, and Sia’s borderline incomprehensible drawl, the songs envelop like a well-loved flannel blanket (read more).
Buy: Amazon | iTunes

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