Several excellent albums came out this week. I think one could make a great top 5 year-end list in next december by just using records that came out on 24th of january. John K. Samson, Craig Finn, Bro. Stephen, Nada Surf and John Statz. That’s a giant dose of awesome new music for one day. I wrote a few words about the John Statz album a month ago, but wanted to remind you that the album has now been released by Yer Bird Records. John Statz is an excellent folk singer-songwriter from Madison, WI and he is just getting better all the time. Old Fashioned is the title of his new album and it is a really strong and captivating album. This beautiful song is Honest.