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New Releases

New releases for Friday,
MAY 14, 2021
(scroll down for March 21, 2021 releases)

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
BALA (Spanish rock duo) “Maleza” (new single: “Mi Orden”; See hereVinylDownload» BUY NOW  (Century Media)
The Black Keys “Delta Kream” (11 covers of Mississippi hill country blues artists; new single: “Crawling Kingsnake”; Read hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Nonesuch)
The Chills “Scatterbrain” (new single: “Monolith”; See hereBlue VinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Fire)
Current Joys “Voyager” (new single: “amateur”; See hereVinylAmazon UKDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Secretly Canadian)
Del Amitri “Fatal Mistakes” (their first album since 2002; producer: Dan Austin; new single: “Close Your Eyes and Think of England”; See hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Cooking Vinyl)
DJ Khaled “KHALED KHALED” (guests: Megan Thee Stallion, Post Malone, Cardi B, Drake, Jay-Z, Nas, H.E.R., Justin Bieber, DaBaby, Lil Baby, Lil Wayne, etc.; Download, released on April 30) » BUY NOW  (We the Best / Epic)
Riley Downing (of The Deslondes) “Start It Over” (first single: “Deep Breath”; See hereSea Glass & Turquoise VinylDownload» BUY NOW  (New West)
Frost* “Day and Age” (Jem Godfrey with John Mitchell and Nathan King, and three guest drummers: Kaz Rodriguez, Darby Todd and Pat Mastelotto; new single: “Terrestrial”; VinylDownload» BUY NOW  (InsideOutMusic)
David Gray “Skellig” (new single: “Skellig”; See hereVinylDownload, released on Feb. 19; Apple Music» BUY NOW  (Laugh a Minute Records / AWAL Recordings)
Juliana Hatfield “Blood” (new single: “Mouthful of Blood”; Hear hereVinyl» BUY NOW  (American Laundromat)
Alan Jackson “Where Have You Gone” (producer: Keith Stegall; new single: “Where Have You Gone”; See hereDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (EMI Nashville)
Damien Jurado “The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania” (producer: Jurado; first single: “Helena”; Hear hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Maraquopa)
Myles Kennedy “The Ides of March” (producer: Michael “Elvis” Baskette; first single: “In Stride”; See hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Napalm)
LEVARA (L.A.-based trio includes Trev Lukather, son of Toto’s Steve Lukather) “LEVARA” (producer: Ethan Kaufmann; new single: “Automatic”; See hereLight Blue VinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW (Mascot)
Morcheeba “Blackest Blue” (guests: Duke Garwood, Brad Barr; first single: “Sounds of Blue”; See hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Fly Agaric)
Sarah Neufeld “Detritus” (first single: “Stories”; Hear here; Read hereVinyl, out June 18; DownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Paper Bag)
St. Vincent “Daddy’s Home” (producers: Annie Clark, Jack Antonoff; guests: Cian Riordan, Evan Smith, Sam KS, Greg Leisz, Daniel Hart, Michael Leonhard, Lynne Fiddmont, Kenya Hathaway; first single: “Pay Your Way in Pain”; See hereVinylBarnes & Noble-Exclusive Vinyl, with three trading cards and poster; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Cool Gray VinylUrban Outfitters-Exclusive CassetteDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Loma Vista Recordings / Concord)
Sunbomb “Evil and Divine” (debut album from new doom band formed by Stryper singer Michael Sweet and L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns; first single: “No Tomorrows”; See here; Read hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
Various artists “The Problem of Leisure: A Celebration of Andy Gill & Gang of Four” (first single: “Natural’s Not in It” by Tom Morello and Serj Tankian; Hear hereDeluxe EditionVinylCassetteDownload» BUY NOW  (Gill Music)
Various artists “Ram On: 50th Anniversary Tribute To Paul & Linda McCartney’s Ram” (featuring 100+ musicians, including original guitarist Dave Spinozza, original trumpet player Marvin Stamm, Joey Santiago of the Pixies, Davey Johnstone of Elton John Band, Will Lee, Eric Dover formerly of Jellyfish, Carnie Wilson, etc.; producers: Fernando Perdomo, Denny Seiwell; Hear here» BUY NOW (Spirit of Unicorn Music / Cherry Red)
Paul Weller “Fat Pop (Volume 1)” (guests: Lia Metcalfe, Andy Fairweather Low, daughter Leah Weller, Hannah Peel; new single: “Shades of Blue”; Hear here; See hereDownload» BUY NOW  (Polydor)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Charlie Benante (of Anthrax) “Silver Linings” (covers albums; a portion of the proceeds will go to the Neal Casal Music Foundation, an organization that provides musical instruments and lessons to students and makes donations to much-needed mental health organizations that support musicians in need; guests: DMC, Ra Diaz, Corey Glover, Frank Bello, John 5, etc.; Vinyl» BUY NOW  (Megaforce / MRI)
Matt Berry “The Blue Elephant” (first single: “Aboard”; Hear hereApple Music» BUY NOW  (Acid Jazz)
Desert Hollow (California-based folk-bluegrass duo) “Thirsty” (five-song debut EP; producers: Steve Berns, KP Hawthorn; first single: “Take Me Back to Nowhere”; Hear hereApple Music» BUY NOW (Mule Kick)
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)
Delta Goodrem “Bridge Over Troubled Dreams” (her first album of all-new material since 2016 coincides with the release of her book of the same name; new single: “Billionaire”; See here» BUY NOW  (Sony Music Australia)
Nigel Hall “Spiritual” (the Lettuce member’s first solo album since his 2015 debut; guests: Patrice Rushen, Marcus King, Jeff Coffin, Ryan Zoidis; Read here» BUY NOW  (Regime Music Group)
Mob Rich (formerly Moby Rich) “Why No Why” (guest: Bishop Briggs; new single: “Made to Fall”; Hear hereApple Music» BUY NOW  (Republic)
Old Sea Brigade “Motivational Speaking” (See hereVinyl, out June 25; Apple Music» BUY NOW  (Nettwerk)
Sam Robbins “Finally Feeling Young” (the Berklee College of Music graduate’s debut album; producer: Alex Fansel; Hear here» BUY NOW  (Sam Robbins Music)
Rodrigo y Gabriela “Jazz EP” (three songs, including a cover of Kamasi Washington’s “Street Fighter Mas”; See hereOrange Smoke VinylApple Music» BUY NOW  (Rubyworks / ATO)

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young “Déjà Vu (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1970 album; four-CD, one-LP box set featuring 28 previously unreleased tracks; Read hereAmazon UKDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Rhino / Atlantic)
Steve Goodman “It Sure Looked Good On Paper: The Steve Goodman Demos” (20 previously unreleased recordings, including versions of “City of New Orleans,” “Eight Ball Blues” and “You Never Even Call Me By My Name”; Vinyl» BUY NOW  (Omnivore Recordings)
Grand Funk Railroad “Live: The 1971 Tour” (1971 album; remastered) » BUY NOW  (Universal Japan)
Grateful Dead “Road Trips Vol. 2 No. 3 — Wall of Sound” (two-CD set, recorded on June 16, 1974, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, and June 18, 1974, at Freedom Hall in Louisville, KY; Merch» BUY NOW  (Grateful Dead)
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)
Steve Miller Band “Live! Breaking Ground August 3, 1977” (unreleased, full-length concert, recorded at the Capital Centre in Landover, MD, on multi-track tape and newly mixed and mastered by Miller and Kent Hertz; Hear/Read hereVinylDownloadApple MusicMerch» BUY NOW  (UMe)
Carl Smith and the Natural Gas Company “Burnin'” (1980 album; remastered; VinylAmazon UKApple Music» BUY NOW  (BBE Music)
The Stone Poneys “Evergreen Vol. 2” (1967 album, featuring “Different Drum”; remastered; See here» BUY NOW  (Universal Japan)
Various artists “Impulse! Records: Music, Message and the Moment” (two-CD, 25-song compilation marking the jazz label’s 60th anniversary; Read hereVinyl, four-LP box set; Download» BUY NOW (Impulse! / Verve / UMe)

Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Sun Ra “Lanquidity (Definitive Edition)” (1978 album; remastered, with five alternate mixes; Hear here» BUY NOW  (Strut)

MAY 21, 2021

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Sara Bareilles “Amidst the Chaos: Live from the Hollywood Bowl” (recorded in November 2019; Hear hereVinylDownload» BUY NOW  (Epic)
Bill & the Belles “Happy Again” (producer: Teddy Thompson; new single: “Blue So Blue”; See hereDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Ditty Boom / Free Dirt Service Co.)
CHAI (Japanese quartet of identical twins) “WINK” (producers: Mndsgn, YMCK; new single: “ACTION”; See hereVinylCassetteDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Sub Pop)
Paula Cole “American Quilt” (producer: Cole; new single: “Wayfaring Stranger”; Hear hereVinyl» BUY NOW  (Renew / BMG Rights Management)
The Devil Wears Prada “ZII” (five-song EP; new single: “Termination”; See hereDownload» BUY NOW  (Solid State)
Micky Dolenz “Dolenz Sings Nesmith” (Dolenz’s first solo studio album in nine years features 13 covers of Mike Nesmith-penned songs, including “Different Drum,” “Circle Sky” and “Tapioca Tundra”; the CD contains a bonus track, “Grand Ennui”; producer: Mike’s son Christian Nesmith; Turquoise Vinyl» BUY NOW  (7a)
Robert Finley “Sharecropper’s Son” (producer: Dan Auerbach; new single: “Souled Out On You”; See here; Read hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Easy Eye Sound)
John Hiatt with The Jerry Douglas Band “Leftover Feelings” (first single: “All the Lilacs in Ohio”; Hear hereVinylBarnes & Noble-Exclusive Autographed Black Splatter VinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (New West)
Mat Kearney “January Flower” (new single: “Powerless”; See hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Tomorrow Music)
Lambchop “Showtunes” (first single: “A Chef’s Kiss”; See hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Merge)
Travis Linville (Oklahoma troubadour) “I’m Still Here” (producer: JD McPherson; guests: Hayes Carll, John Fullbright, Jacob Tovar; first single: “I’m Still Here”; See hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Black Mesa)
Lord Huron “Long Lost” (new single: “Mine Forever”; See here; Read hereDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Whispering Pines Studios Inc. / Republic)
Mdou Moctar “Afrique Victime” (producer: bassist Mikey Coltun; new single: “Tala Tannam”; See hereVinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Matador)
Monster Magnet “A Better Dystopia” (an album of obscure psychedelic cover songs; See hereVinylDownloadMerch» BUY NOW  (Napalm)
Gary Numan “Intruder” (a companion piece to his 2017 album “Savage [Songs From a Broken World]”; new single: “I Am Screaming”; See here; Read hereDeluxe EditionVinylDownloadMerch» BUY NOW  (BMG Rights Management)
P!nk “All I Know So Far: Setlist” (live album recorded during her Beautiful Trauma World Tour in 2019, with 80-page zine; Download» BUY NOW  (RCA)
Reigning Sound “A Little More Time with Reigning Sound” (the Memphis band’s first album since 2014; Hear/Read hereVinylDownload» BUY NOW  (Merge)
Gruff Rhys “Seeking New Gods” (new single: “Loan Your Loneliness”; See hereGreen VinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Rough Trade)
Olivia Rodrigo “SOUR” (featuring “drivers license” and “deja vu”; producer: Dan Nigro; Vinyl, out Aug. 20; DownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Geffen / Interscope)
Allison Russell (of Our Native Daughters and Birds of Chicago) “Outside Child” (producer: Dan Nobler; guests: The McCrary Sisters, Yola, Erin Rae; new single: “Nightflyer”; See hereOrange VinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Fantasy / Concord)
Blake Shelton “Body Language” (his first studio album in nearly four years; guests: wife Gwen Stefani, The Swons; Read hereDownload» BUY NOW  (Warner Nashville)
Sunroof (Daniel Miller and Gareth Jones) “Electronic Music Improvisations Vol. 1” (first single: “1.1 – 7.5.19”; See hereClear VinylDownload» BUY NOW  (The Parallel Series / Mute)
Tooth and Claw “Dream of Ascension” (metallic hardcore band’s debut album; first single: “Your Crucifixion”; See hereDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW (Good Fight Music)
Mike Tramp (ex-White Lion singer) “Everything Is Alright” (new single: “Everything Is Alright”; See hereVinyl» BUY NOW  (Target)
twenty one pilots “Scaled and Icy” (new single: “Shy Away”; See here; Read hereDownloadApple MusicDeezerMerch» BUY NOW  (Fueled By Ramen)
Upper Lip (Maltese hard rock group) “Deep Within” (producer: David Vella; new single: “Keep Going”; See hereDownload» BUY NOW (Pride & Joy Music)
VOLA (Danish-Swedish quartet) “Witness” (producers: VOLA; mixed by Jacob Hansen; new single: “Straight Lines”; See hereGlow in the Dark VinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Mascot)
Waterparks “Greatest Hits” (17 songs; new single: “Snow Globe”; See hereGlow in the Dark Green VinylTangerine VinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (300 Entertainment)
We Were Sharks “New Low” (new single: “Problems”; See hereCream VinylDownloadApple Music» BUY NOW  (Revival Recordings)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Jon Allen “… meanwhile” (new single: “Hold On”; See here» BUY NOW  (OK!Good)
August Burns Red “Leveler: 10th Anniversary Edition” (the band has re-recorded its 2011 album, with special guests, new guitar solos, alternate tunings, etc.; Hear here» BUY NOW  (ABR Records)
CLOVES (Australian-born, London-based artist Kaity Dunstan) “Nightmare on Elmfield Road” (producers: Clarence “Coffee” Jr, Detonate, Hudson Mohawke, Jake Portrait; new single: “Nightmare”; Hear hereApple Music» BUY NOW  (Interscope)
Counting Crows “Butter Miracle Suite One” (four-song EP; their first new material since 2014; new single: “Elevator Boots”; Hear here; Read hereVinylApple Music» BUY NOW  (BMG Rights Management)
Erika de Casier “Sensational” (new single: “Polite”; See hereApple Music» BUY NOW  (4AD)
Disturbios “Disturbios” (new single: “Starr”; Hear hereApple Music» BUY NOW  (Midnight Cruiser)
Dive Index “Refolded: Waving At Airplanes Remixes” (guests: Natalie Walker, Merz; See here» BUY NOW  (Neutral Music)
Sinéad Harnett “Ready Is Always Too Late” (guests: EARTHGANG, Masego, VanJess, Lucky Daye; new single: “Hard 4 Me 2 Love You”; See hereVinylApple Music» BUY NOW  (Thairish Limited / The Orchard)
Chrissie Hynde “Standing in the Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan” (recorded last year during the lockdown with her Pretenders bandmate, James Walbourne; mixed by Tchad Blake; Apple Music» BUY NOW  (BMG Rights Management)
Koo Koo Kanga Roo “Slow Cap” (producer: Lazerbeak; guests: Murs, Mega Ran, Sims; See here» BUY NOW  (Uniroo)
Livingmore (L.A. alt-rock quartet) “Take Me” (new single: “Got Me Feelin’ Like”; See here; Read here» BUY NOW  (Nomada Eel)
Bob Malone (keyboardist for John Fogerty since 2011) “Good People” (new single: “My Friends and I”; See hereApple Music» BUY NOW  (Delta Moon)
Mannequin Pussy “Perfect” (five-song EP; new single: “Perfect”; See hereApple Music» BUY NOW  (Epitaph)
Billie Marten “Flora Fauna” (first single: “Garden of Eden”; See hereApple Music» BUY NOW  (IMPERIAL Music / Fiction)
Patrick Paige II (producer, multi-instrumentalist and The Internet bassist) “If I Fail Are We Still Cool?” (guests: Steve Lacy, Allen Love, Durand Bernarr, Westside Mcfly, Ohana Bam, etc.; new single: “Whisper [Want My Luv]”; See hereCD and Vinyl out July 30; Apple Music» BUY NOW  (Fat Possum)
Pop Evil “Versatile” (new single: “Set Me Free”; See hereTarget-Exclusive CD, with five bonus songs; Ruby w/Opaque White VinylApple Music» BUY NOW  (eOne Music)
Oliver Wood (co-founder of The Wood Brothers) “Always Smilin'” (guests: Susan Tedeschi, Phil Cook, John Medeski, Phil Madeira, Tyler Greenwell, etc.; first single: “Fine Line”; Hear hereVinyl, out July 9; Apple Music» BUY NOW  (Honey Jar / Thirty Tigers)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Lefty Frizzell “Saginaw Michigan / The Sad Side of Love / Puttin’ On” (1964, 1965 and 1967 albums on two CDs; remastered, with 16 bonus tracks) » BUY NOW  (Morello)
My Bloody Valentine “m b v” (2013 album; VinylMerch» BUY NOW  (mbv / Domino)
The Palace Guard “All Night Long: An Anthology 1965-1966” (12 songs) » BUY NOW  (Omnivore Recordings)
Various artists “A Revolution in Sound: Pop Culture and the Classical Avant-Garde” (four-CD capacity wallet box set; Read hereAmazon UK» BUY NOW  (El / Cherry Red)

Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Little Arrow “Music. Masks & Poems (10 Year Anniversary)” (2011 album; with 18 bonus tracks; Hear here» BUY NOW (Bubblewrap Collective)


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