This week, one of our favorite new bands, Sugar & the Hi Lows, comes by and performs live in our studio. Last year saw the band release its self-titled debut as well as a Christmas EP, and if you’re into new music with an old sound, you will love Sugar & The Hi Lows. Also this week, we bring in our editors to talk about the brand new issue of RELEVANT, featuring a compelling look at the epidemic of suicide, the return of Five Iron Frenzy and a recap of the year of the Christian athlete. Plus, we get a couple of listeners on the phone to talk about their podcast-inspired YouTube song, “The Ukulele and the Slide Whistle.”

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What are your new year resolutions?

The start of a new year always gets us thinking about making some changes. Maybe it’s a new diet or more sleep or less TV. And let’s just be honest, regardless of how many times in our lives we’ve actually kept our new year’s resolutions, we continue to create new ones each January. So this week we want to know what your new year resolutions are for 2013.