Crossroads of America Records is rounding out a long summer with two scorching-hot vinyl releases. Next Tuesday, 8/8/10, XRA are set to release another Starflyer 59 classic, 2003’s “Old,” along with a vinyl version of Doug Burr’s recent, critically-acclaimed, “O Ye Devastator.”

Continuing on in their quest to at least be a footnote on Starflyer 59’s wikipedia page, Crossroads is offering up the Starflyer record which easily featured their strongest line-up to date: Jason Martin, Jeff Cloud, Frank Lenz, AND Richard Swift. With Swift’s influence, it is their most experimental and yet perhaps most accessible and catchy album. It is being made available the same week as the bands brand new release, “The Changing of the Guard,” and has been severely limited to 500 copies.

Devastator is released in conjunction with XRA’s newest buds, Velvet Blue Music and Spune, who handled the CD version earlier this year. Burr has described the record as American roots music rendered as sweeping scenes and story lines, antique, revelatory, and futuristic in scope.

This is an exciting time for the young label, not only because it is a privilege to work with such outstanding musicians, but also because with the likes of Martin, Swift, and Cloud, they are finally getting to hang around the cool older kids they’ve looked up to since middle school! Both releases are in stock and preorders are shipping immediately!



Droning On

The world came to a halt in 2020, but London-based Drones trudged on, giving a voice to the hurt that circulates with (or without) a pandemic: "You shouldn’t underestimate the power of writing things down or literally speaking them out loud, which I’m learning. I’m glad I made these songs, no matter how personal they are."


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Top 25 Albums of 2020

The Top 25 Albums of 2020

When the going gets tough, artists create art. Despite a world reckoning outside our quarantined doors, musicians relentlessly created new music giving birth to genre-defining releases and, despite a year spent indoors, a marked 2020 full of passion and fervor. Here are our Top 25 albums of 2020.


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