Not sure how Andy Shaw Band found time to make two albums amidst the preparations for their "We Are Columbus" event in Austin during South by Southwest next month. But two albums is what they'll release Friday.

Not sure how Andy Shaw Band found time to make two albums amidst the preparations for their "We Are Columbus" event in Austin during South by Southwest next month. But two albums is what they'll release Friday.

"Own Resolve" is the group's fourth full-length and their best. It sounds like one of ASB's reggae-tinged rock shows, only crisper and cleaner. The songs are strong at their core and fully realized in their arrangements, particularly the Thin Lizzy-fied "Righteous Ones."

Drummer Chris Shaw's "Columbus Duets Project" album, which pairs him with a different collaborator on each track, will also be unveiled. Several special guests plan to be on hand to reprise their contributions to the album.