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New Releases

New releases for Friday,
MARCH 19, 2021
(scroll down for March 26, 2021 releases)

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Ryan Adams “Wednesdays” (Hear/read hereVinylDownload, released on Dec. 11; Apple Music» BUY NOW  (Pax Americana Recording Company / EMPIRE)
Jon Batiste “WE ARE” (guests: Mavis Staples, Zadie Smith, PJ Morton, Trombone Shorty, Kizzo, Autumn Rowe, Steve Jordan, etc.; new single: “I NEED YOU”; See hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Verve)
Justin Bieber “Justice” (producers: Jon Bellion, Benny Blanco, Tommy Brown, Finneas, Steven Franks, Jorgen Odegard, Michael Pollack, The Monsters & Strangerz, Andrew Watt; guests: Khalid, Chance the Rapper, The Kid Laroi, Dominic Fike, Daniel Caesar, Giveon, etc.; new single: “Anyone”; See hereTarget-Exclusive CD, with one extra song and an alternate album cover; Walmart-Exclusive CD, with one extra song and an alternate album cover; Merch» BUY NOW  (Def Jam)
Melissa Carper “Daddy’s Country Gold” (producers: Dennis Crouch, Andrija Tokic; See hereVinylDownload» BUY NOW  (Mae Music)
The City Champs “Luna ’68” (producer: Bruce Watson; Vinyl» BUY NOW  (Big Legal Mess)
Harry Connick Jr. “Alone With My Faith” (he performed and tracked the vocals and musical instruments by himself in his home studio; first single: “Amazing Grace”; See here; Read hereDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Verve)
Lana Del Rey “Chemtrails Over the Country Club” (new single: “Chemtrails Over the Country Club”; Hear here; Read hereDeluxe EditionTarget-Exclusive CD, with alternative artwork and poster; VinylAmazon-Exclusive Beige VinylTarget-Exclusive Red Vinyl, with alternative artwork and posterUrban Outfitters-Exclusive Green VinylUrban Outfitters-Exclusive CassetteCassetteDownloadApple MusicMerch» BUY NOW  (Interscope)
Steve Earle & The Dukes “J.T.” (released digitally on Jan. 4, what would have his late son Justin Townes Earle’s 39th birthday; 100 percent of the artist advances and royalties from “J.T.” will be donated to a trust fund for Etta St. James Earle, the 3-year-old daughter of Justin and Jenn Earle; first single: “Harlem River Blues”; VinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (New West)
Andrew Farriss (INXS co-founder) “Andrew Farriss” (his solo debut was recorded at his home studio in Australia and in Nashville; new single: “Good Momma Bad”; See hereVinylAmazon UKDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (BMG Rights Management)
Fuath “II” (See hereVinylDownload» BUY NOW  (Season of Mist)
Loretta Lynn “Still Woman Enough” (13 new songs includes “Coal Miner’s Daughter [Recitation],” commemorating the 50th anniversary of the release of her signature song; guests: Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Tanya Tucker, Margo Price; VinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Legacy Recordings)
Middle Kids (Sydney-based rock trio) “Today We’re the Greatest” (producer: Lars Stalfors; new single: “Questions”; See here; Read hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Domino)
David Olney & Anana Kaye “Whispers and Sighs” (Olney died unexpectedly a year ago, on Jan. 18; See here; Read hereDownload» BUY NOW  (Schoolkids)
Popa Chubby “It’s a Mighty Hard Road” (Vinyl» BUY NOW  (Dixiefrog)
RIVALS “Sad Looks Pretty On Me” (new single: “Sad Looks Pretty On Me”; See hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Smartpunk)
Nitin Sawhney “Immigrants” (sequel to his 1999 Mercury-nominated “Beyond Skin”; Vinyl» BUY NOW  (Sony Classical)
The Snuts “W.L.” (producer: Tony Hoffer; new single: “Glasgow”; See hereDownload, with four extra songs; Apple Music» BUY NOW  (New Elektra / Parlophone)
Paul Stanley’s Soul Station “NOW AND THEN” (a set of classic R&B covers, including “O-O-H Child,” and five original songs; See hereVinylDownload» BUY NOW  (UMe)
Ringo Starr “Zoom In” (five-song EP; guests: Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Robby Krieger, Ben Harper, Dave Grohl, Sheryl Crow, Chris Stapleton, Steve Lukather, Jenny Lewis, Lenny Kravitz, Corinne Bailey Rae, Eric Burdon, Yola, FINNEAS, Benmont Tench, etc.; first single: “Here’s to the Nights”; Hear hereVinylDownloadApple MusicMerch» BUY NOW  (UMe)
Serj Tankian “Elasticity” (five-song EP; first single: “Elasticity”; See hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (BMG Rights Management)
Triptides “Alter Echoes [Vinyl]” (new single: “It Won’t Hurt You”; Hear here» BUY NOW (Alive Naturalsound)
Chad VanGaalen “World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener” (new single: “Samurai Sword”; See hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Sub Pop)
Morgan Wade “Reckless” (producer: Sadler Vaden, guitarist for Jason Isbell’s 400 Unit; engineered by Paul Ebersold; new single: “Wilder Days”; Hear/read hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Ladylike)

New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Bass Race (L.A. duo) “Tender Vittles” (first single: “Crystal Paradise”; See here» BUY NOW (Ruby Railroad)
Mason Lively “Mason Lively” (producer: Wade Bown; new single: “Happy Home”; See hereApple Music» BUY NOW  (Mason Lively Music)
Lo Talker “A Comedy of Errors” (producer: Kevin Ratterman; new single: “Don’t Hide That Light Pt. II”; See hereVinylApple Music» BUY NOW  (Arts & Crafts)
Midland “The Sonic Ranch” (new single: “Cowgirl Blues”; See here; Read hereCD, out April 16; Apple Music» BUY NOW  (Big Machine)
Ronna Reason “Ronna Reason” (five-song EP; guests: Annabella Lwin of Bow Wow Wow, DJ Z-Trip; new single: “Panic Town”; See here» BUY NOW (Damaged Disco)
Son of the Velvet Rat (Austrian couple based in Joshua Tree, Calif.) “Solitary Company” (new single: “Beautiful Disarray”; See/read here» BUY NOW  (Fluff & Gravy)
Vegyn “Like a Good Old Friend” (six-song EP; guests: Jeshi, John Glacier; new single: “B4 The Computer Crash”; See hereVinyl, out April 16; Apple Music» BUY NOW  (PLZ Make It Ruins)

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Black Crowes “Shake Your Money Maker (30th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition)” (1990 album, featuring “Hard to Handle,” “Jealous Again” and “Twice as Hard”; three-CD set includes the remastered original album, three unreleased studio recordings, two unreleased demos, B-sides, a 14-song concert in Atlanta in December 1990, 20-page book, etc.; Hear hereStandard CDVinyl Box Set, four LPs; Standard VinylDownload, released on Feb. 26; Apple MusicTarget-Exclusive CDMerch» BUY NOW  (American Recordings / UMe)
Chris Cornell “No One Sings Like You Anymore” (posthumous album of covers, recorded in 2016; See hereVinylDownload, released on Dec. 11; Apple Music» BUY NOW  (UMe)
Kaleidoscope & Fairfield Parlour “Sky Children: The Best of Kaleidoscope & Fairfield Parlour” (17-track CD, with a DVD of previously unreleased and unbroadcast footage from French and German TV archives in addition to video from the band’s final performance in London, 2017; Hear here» BUY NOW  (Think Like A Key Records)
Papa Roach “Greatest Hits Vol.2: The Better Noise Years (2010-2020)” (21 songs; Smoke Colored VinylDownloadApple MusicMerch» BUY NOW  (Better Noise Music)
Sting “Duets” (17-song collection of duets with Eric Clapton, Annie Lennox, Mary J. Blige, Herbie Hancock, Julio Iglesias, Sam Moore, Chris Botti, Melody Gardot, etc.; Vinyl» BUY NOW  (A&M / UMe)
Ten Years After “A Sting in the Tale (Deluxe Edition)” (2017 album; with four bonus live tracks; See here» BUY NOW  (Deko Entertainment)

Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! Outlaw Country” (18 songs) » BUY NOW  (NOW Music)

MARCH 26, 2021

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
AJR “OK ORCHESTRA” (new single: “My Play”; Hear hereDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (S-Curve)
The Antlers “Green to Gold” (their first album in seven years; new single: “Solstice”; See here; Read hereVinylDownload» BUY NOW  (ANTI- / Epitaph)
As Everything Unfolds (British melodic post-hardcore band) “Within Each Lies the Other” (See hereDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Long Branch)
Badfinger “No Matter What – Revisiting the Hits” (guests: Todd Rundgren, Rick Wakeman, Matthew Sweet, Ian Anderson, Rick Springfield, Sonny Landreth, The Legendary Pink Dots, etc.; Tri-Colored VinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Cleopatra)
Budderside “Spiritual Violence” (producer: Jay Baumgardner; mastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer Howie Weinberg; guests: Carla Harvey, Phil Campbell, the Musyca Children’s Choir; new single: “Zen”; See hereDownloadApple MusicDeezer» BUY NOW  (Motörhead Music / Silver Lining Music)
Caleborate “Light Hit My Skin” (first single: “What U Want”; Hear here» BUY NOW  (TBKTR / AWAL)
Citizen “Life in Your Glass World” (first single: “I Want to Kill You”; See hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Run For Cover)
Clark “Playground in a Lake” (guests: cellist Oliver Coates, Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor on clarinet, Rakhi Singh on violin, Kieran Brunt, Budapest Art Orchestra, Peter Pejtsik, etc.; new single: “Small”; Hear hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Deutsche Grammophon)
Death From Above 1979 “Is 4 Lovers” (first single: “One + One”; See here; Read hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Spinefarm)
Brigitte DeMeyer “Seeker” (new single: “Salt of the Earth”; Hear/read hereDownload» BUY NOW  (BDM Music)
El Michels Affair “Yeti Season” (new single: “Murkit Gem”; Hear hereVinylDownload» BUY NOW  (Big Crown)
Evanescence “The Bitter Truth” (their first album since 2011; producer: Nick Raskulinecz; new single: “Yeah Right”; Hear here; Read hereTarget-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs; VinylDownloadApple MusicMerch» BUY NOW  (BMG Rights Management)
Damon Fowler “Alafia Moon” (producers: Fowler, George Harris) » BUY NOW  (Landslide)
Fretland (founded by Hillary Grace Fretland) “Could Have Loved You” (first single: “Could Have Loved You”; Hear hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Soundly Music)
Genghis Tron “Dream Weapon” (the Brooklyn group’s first album in 13 years; producer: Kurt Ballou; new single: “Dream Weapon”; See/read hereVinylDownload» BUY NOW  (Relapse)
Luke Haines “Luke Haines In … ‘Setting The Dogs On The Post Punk Postman'” (guests: Peter Buck, Julian Barratt; Vinyl; Read here» BUY NOW  (Cherry Red)
Ben Howard “Collections from the Whiteout” (producers: Howard, The National’s Aaron Dessner; new singles: “Fall Out” and “Follies Fixture”; Hear hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Republic)
KANGA “You and I Will Never Die” (mixed by Justin McGrath and Brett Romnes and mastered by Nick Townsend; new single: “Home”; See hereDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Artoffact)
SG Lewis (U.K. songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist) “times” (new single: “Feed the Fire”; See hereVinylDownload, released on Feb. 19) » BUY NOW  (Casablanca / Republic)
Liquid Tension Experiment (supergroup comprised of Mike Portnoy, John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess and Tony Levin) “LTE3” (their first album in 22 years; See hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (InsideOutMusic)
Suzi Quatro “The Devil In Me” (first single: “The Devil In Me” and “I Sold My Soul Today”; VinylDownload» BUY NOW  (Steamhammer / SPV)
Esther Rose (New Orleans-based singer-songwriter) “How Many Times” (producers: Rose, Ross Farbe; See/read hereCassetteDownload» BUY NOW  (Father/Daughter)
serpentwithfeet “DEACON” (new single: “Fellowship”; See/read hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Secretly Canadian)
’68 “Give One Take One” (new single: “The Knife The Knife The Knife”; See hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Cooking Vinyl)
Smith/Kotzen (Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith and The Winery Dogs’ Richie Kotzen) “Smith/Kotzen” (producers: Smith/Kotzen; mixed by Kevin “Caveman” Shirley; See/read hereRed/Black Smoke VinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (BMG Rights Management)
John Smith “The Fray” (producers: Smith, Sam Lakeman; guests: Sarah Jarosz, The Milk Carton Kids, Bill Frisell, Lisa Hannigan, Courtney Hartman; new single: “Eye to Eye”; See here; Read hereVinylDownloadApple Smith» BUY NOW  (Commoner / Thirty Tigers)
Dr. Lonnie Smith “Breathe” (recorded live at Jazz Standard in New York City in 2017; includes a cover of Timmy Thomas’ “Why Can’t We Live Together” with guest Iggy Pop) » BUY NOW  (Blue Note)
String Noise “Alien Stories” (Download» BUY NOW“Giga Concerto” (with Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier and the International Contemporary Ensemble) » BUY NOW  (Infrequent Seams)
Tomahawk (led by Mike Patton) “Tonic Immobility” (the rock supergroup’s first album in eight years; first single: “Business Casual”; Hear hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Ipecac Recordings)
Tower of Power “50 Years of Funk & Soul: Live at the Fox Theater • Oakland, CA • June 2018” (two CDs, 22 songs; Read hereVinylDownloadMerch» BUY NOW  (Artistry Music / Mack Avenue)
Tune-Yards “sketchy.” (new single: “Hold Yourself”; See here; VinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (4AD)
Carrie Underwood “My Savior” (her first inspirational album; guest: CeCe Winans; new single: “Softly and Tenderly”; Hear here; Read hereWhite VinylTarget-Exclusive Clear VinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Capitol Nashville)
Xiu Xiu “OH NO” (14 duets, featuring Sharon Van Etten, Chelsea Wolfe, Twin Shadow, Owen Pallett, Alice Bag, Liz Harris, etc.; new single: “A Bottle of Rum”; See hereSolid Cream & Solid Scarlet VinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Polyvinyl)
Sara Watkins “Under the Pepper Tree” (producer: Tyler Chester; guests: Nickel Creek, I’m With Her; new single: “Pure Imagination”VinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (New West)

New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Beams (Toronto-based psychedelic folk band) “Ego Death” (new single: “Break Glass”; Hear here» BUY NOW  (Be My Sibling)
First Aid Kit “Who by Fire: Live Tribute to Leonard Cohen” (recorded over two nights in March 2017, when the Swedish duo performed a pair of tribute concerts to Cohen at Stockholm’s Royal Dramatic Theatre; See here; Read here» BUY NOW  (Columbia)
FITZ “Head Up High” (the Fitz and the Tantrums leader’s full-length debut solo album; producer: Ryan Daly; new single: “Somebody Sometimes”; See hereCD out April 16; Apple Music» BUY NOW  (Elektra)
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & the London Symphony Orchestra “Promises” (Hear here; See hereApple Music» BUY NOW  (Luaka Bop)
Freestylers “Other Worlds” (guests: Plump DJs, Blapps Posse, Tenor Fly, Mad Doctor X, Scarlett Quinn, etc.; new single: “Happiness”; See hereDownload» BUY NOW  (Mama’s Pie)
The Juliana Theory “A Dream Away” (on its first album in 15 years, the emo/alt-rock band from Greensburg, Pa., reimagines its past songs; Hear here; Read here» BUY NOW  (Equal Vision)
Real Estate “Half a Human” (seven-song EP; first single: “Half a Human”; See here» BUY NOW  (Domino)
Julia Stone “Sixty Summers” (her first solo album since 2012; producers: St. Vincent, Thomas Bartlett; guests: The National’s Matt Berninger and Bryce Dessner; new single: “Dance”; See hereCD and Gold Vinyl out April 16; Apple Music» BUY NOW  (BMG Rights Management)

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
for KING & COUNTRY “Burn the Ships (Deluxe Edition: Remixes & Collaborations)” (2018 album, Grammy winner for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album; with six bonus tracks, featuring guests Dolly Parton, Echosmith, Lecrae and The World Famous Tony Williams; Download» BUY NOW  (Curb / Word)
Global Village Trucking Company “Smiling Revolution” (remastered two-CD anthology; Hear here; Read here» BUY NOW  (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
Harpers Bizarre “Come to the Sunshine: The Complete Warner Brothers Recordings” (four-CD box set includes all four original albums plus eight bonus tracks; Read here» BUY NOW  (El / Cherry Red)
Lamb of God “Lamb of God (Deluxe Edition)” (2020 album; with two bonus tracks and a live version of the album, “Live in Richmond, VA”; See/read hereVinylDownloadApple MusicMerch» BUY NOW  (Epic / Legacy)
Level 42 “The Complete Polydor Years Volume 1 1980-1984” (10-CD box set; Read here» BUY NOW  (Robinsongs / Cherry Red)
Dua Lipa “Future Nostalgia (The Moonlight Edition)” (2020 album; with eight bonus tracks, including new single “We’re Good”; See hereVinylDownload, released on Feb. 12; Merch» BUY NOW  (Warner)
L7 “Wargasm: The Slash Years 1992-1997” (three-CD collection includes the albums “Bricks Are Heavy,” “Hungry for Stink” and “The Beauty Process,” with 11 bonus tracks; Read here» BUY NOW  (HNE / Cherry Red)
Nancy Sinatra “Nancy Sinatra: Start Walkin’ 1965-1976” (two-CD, 23-song compilation celebrating her 80th birthday; Vinyl, released Feb. 12; Download, released on Feb. 5; Apple Music» BUY NOW  (Boots Enterprises, Inc. / Light in the Attic)
Joe Strummer “Assembly” (16-song compilation of curated singles, fan favorites and rarities, including three previously unreleased versions of classic Clash tracks; liner notes have been written by lifelong Strummer fan Jakob Dylan; VinylDownload» BUY NOW  (Dark Horse / BMG Rights Management)
Tame Impala “InnerSpeaker (10th Anniversary Edition) [Vinyl]” (2010 debut album, featuring “Solitude Is Bliss,” “Lucidity,” “Expectation” and “Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind?”; four-LP box set includes an unearthed side-long jam, new mixes of tracks off the original album, instrumentals, and a deluxe 40-page booklet; mixed by Dave Fridmann; See hereMerch» BUY NOW  (Modular Recordings / Interscope)
3 Doors Down “The Better Life (20th Anniversary Edition)” (2000 album, featuring “Kryptonite,” “Loser,” “Duck and Run” and “Be Like That”; remastered, with four bonus tracks, and a second disc titled “The Escatapwa Sessions,” containing early home demo recordings; See hereDownloadMerch» BUY NOW  (Republic / UMe)
Various artists “Directions in Music 1969 to 1973” (10-song compilation, subtitled “Miles Davis, His Musicians and the Birth of a New Age of Jazz”; Hear/read hereVinyl» BUY NOW (Ace)
Various artists “Everybody Makes a Mistake: Stax Southern Soul Volume 2” (20 songs; Hear/read hereVinyl» BUY NOW (Kent / Ace)
Various artists “Jon Savage’s 1972-1976: All Our Times Have Come” (two-CDs, 44-song collection of power pop, pub rock, glam, krautrock, punk, etc.; Hear/read here» BUY NOW  (Ace)
Neil Young “Young Shakespeare” (“After the Gold Rush”-era live album and concert film, recorded at the Shakespeare Theater in Stratford, Conn., on Jan. 22, 1971; See/read hereVinylDownloadApple MusicMerch» BUY NOW  (Reprise)

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