BlaCK dUB Black dub (Jive) FOR FANS OF: Daniel Lanois, Lee Scratch Perry, The Neville Brothers QQQQ As the group’s moniker implies, Black Dub’s sonic aura is steeped in the dub genre, which may seem like an anomaly for spiritually provocative super-producer Daniel Lanois, who’s perhaps best known for producing a string of albums for U2, Bob Dylan and peter Gabriel. nonetheless it’s where the Canadian native’s heart lies at the moment, if only for his current residency in Jamaica, as evidenced by the groove-induced “i Believe in you,” the extended rhythmic jam session “Ring the Alarm,” the dreamy “nomad” and the soulful “Surely.” –Andy Argyrakis WE LIKE: “I Believe In You” artHUr Watch the Years Crawl By (Rock City Recording Company) FOR FANS OF: MxPx QQQ Longtime Mxpx fans rejoice—the album eight years in the making is finally here. Arthur, the side project featuring MxPx plus early stage tech neil Hundt, released a six-song Ep in 1999 and began plans for Watch The Years Crawl By in 2002. The demand for the pop punk meets ‘50s pop project was abandoned, however, due to other musical commitments. now, a reworked “Thought A Lot” and slinky “Out of the Blue” show why such early enthusiasm was well founded. Watch was worth waiting for. –Matt Conner WE LIKE: “Out of the Blue” flyleaf remember to Live (Octone) FOR FANS OF: Paramore, Skillet, Red QQQ Flyleaf’s latest Ep isn’t an official album, but it’s more than merely a B-sides collection of leftovers. instead, the seven tracks contained therein are newly recorded fan favorites mixed with previously unheard songs, most of which find the band mellowing out musically, but still maintaining its unabashed faith on the songwriting side. Though not nearly as fierce as 2009’s Memento Mori, it should still tide over fans until the next proper studio CD. –Andy Argyrakis WE LIKE: “Light In Your Eyes” Crossover reviews Crossover 46 CCM