This week's recs are bands that are both releasing new CDs this Tuesday. Coincidentally, both are from Canton, Ohio. You can expect full reviews soon.
Lovedrug's music is ethereal and intense - unlike anything you've ever heard before. Michael Shepard's vocals have improved immensely, and the new songs are just so much more layered and cohesive than their previous work.
Pretty much my favorite band. Relient K has matured and mellowed over the years, graduating from pop-punk to pop-rock in a graceful manner. Every release is ten steps above the last, and the new album is sure to be the same way.