moe. Wormwood (iMusic/ARTISTDirect) Is it live or is it…? For their latest release, the Buffalo jam band blended tracks from their 2002 summer tour with studio overdubs.
THE JULIANA THEORY Love (Epic) Their last album was the indie effort Emotion Is Dead, but now Pennsylvania’s TJT are feeling the Love on their first major-label outing, with Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison producing.
DJ SPINNA Here to There (BBE/Rapster) The Brooklyn DJ is joined by a bevy of hip-hop pals, including Soulive, Jigmastas, Rise, Angela Johnson, and Tiklah.
JON LANGFORD AND HIS SADIES The Mayors of the Moon (Bloodshot) The Mekons’ Welsh frontman joins up with the rootsy Canadians for a very American-sounding album.
IN THE STUDIO
PUDDLE OF MUDD, in Los Angeles, working on the successor to their triple-platinum debut, Come Clean. John Kurzweg, the modern-rock maestro who was a producer on that disc as well as Creed’s three albums, is at the boards.
THE DAMNED, onetime Sex Pistols rivals and the first U.K. punk band to tour America back in the day, in London, with Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister.
Self-styled rebel GARY ALLAN, whose single ”Man to Man” is currently ambling up the country chart, in Nashville prepping the follow-up to 2001’s Alright Guy. The recording sessions will include a live set scheduled for Feb. 12 at the City of Twang’s Bluebird Cafe.