Pardon the interruption for a little fanboy boosterism, but one of my favorite all-time bands surprise-dropped a brand new album on Bandcamp today, and damned if I'm not going to tell you to go listen to it.
It's been 40 years since X released its masterpiece Los Angeles, and 35 years since the original lineup put out a new album. But today they did just that with ALPHABETLAND, a compact 11 songs that fly by in less than a half-hour.
Upon first listen, it's got everything you want out of an X album: The distinct back-and-forth of Doe and Cervenka's vocals, anxious lyrics that capture life in Trump's America, some heartbreak set to raucous rhythms.
The album is available digitally, and you can order vinyl and CD versions that will be coming out in August as well. But you can listen to it for free at that Bandcamp link right now.