The End Is Near (The New Year album)

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The End Is Near
The end is not near cover.jpg
Studio album by The New Year
ReleasedMay 18, 2004
RecordedJune 7, 2003 - August 30, 2003
GenreIndie rock
LabelTouch & Go Records
ProducerMatt and Bubba Kadane, Steve Albini
The New Year chronology
Newness Ends
The End Is Near
The New Year
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media(7.0/10)[2]

The End Is Near is the second studio album by The New Year, released on May 18, 2004 through Touch & Go Records. The album's recording spanned across three sessions in 2003 (June 7 - 11, July 11 - 15, and August 29 - 30) with the help of Steve Albini, and the album was mixed between October and November that same year at The Echo Lab. To promote the album, a music video was produced for the track "Disease".

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Matt and Bubba Kadane.

1."The End's Not Near"3:43
2."Sinking Ship"3:18
3."Chinese Handcuffs"2:44
4."Plan B"2:55
6."Age of Conceit"3:16
9."Stranger to Kindness"3:37


  • Matt Kadane - guitar, vocals, production
  • Bubba Kadane - guitar, vocals, production, mixing
  • Peter Schmidt - guitar
  • Mike Donofrio - bass
  • Chris Brokaw - drums
  • Steve Albini - recording engineer
  • John Golden - mastering
  • Matthew Barnhart - mixing


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