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New Releases

New releases for Friday,
MARCH 23, 2018

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Courtney Marie Andrews (Phoenix singer-songwriter) “May Your Kindness Remain” (producer: Mark Howard; Hear hereNPR First ListenVinylDownloadiTunesOn Tour (Fat Possum / Mama Bird Recording Co.)
American Pleasure Club (formerly Teen Suicide) “A Whole Fucking Lifetime of This” (new single: “this is heaven & i’d die for it”; Hear here; See hereVinylCassetteDownload, released on Feb. 16; iTunesOn Tour (Run For Cover)
Alice Bag (former singer and co-founder of The Bags) “Blueprint” (guests: Kathleen Hanna, Allison Wolfe, Teri Gender Bender, etc.; See hereNPR First ListenVinylDownloadiTunesOn Tour (Don Giovanni)
blessthefall “Hard Feelings” (the Arizona metalcore band’s first album since 2015; producers: Tyler Smyth, Matt Good, Howard Benson; new single: “Melodramatic”; Hear hereVinylOn Tour (Rise)
Bonny Doon (Detroit combo) “Longwave” (new single: “A Lotta Things”; Hear hereVinylDownloadiTunes (Woodsist)
Toni Braxton “Sex and Cigarettes” (first single: “Long As I Live”; Hear here; See here; Read hereDownloadeBay (Def Jam)
BulletBoys “From Out of the Skies” (DownloadiTunesOn Tour (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
Jordan Davis “Home State” (producer: Boys Like Girls guitarist Paul DiGiovanni; first single: “Singles You Up”; Hear here; Read hereOn Tour) (MCA Nashville)
George Ezra “Staying At Tamara’s” (guests: First Aid Kit; new single: “Paradise”; Hear here; See hereVinylDownloadiTunesOn Tour (Columbia)
Dom Flemons “Dom Flemons presents Black Cowboys” (the Carolina Chocolate Drops co-founder explores the role African American pioneers played in westward expansion; first single: “He’s a Lone Ranger”; Hear here; Download; iTunes (Smithsonian Folkways)
Guided By Voices “Space Gun” (new GBV lineup includes Robert Pollard with veterans Doug Gillard and Kevin March and newcomers Mark Shue and Bobby Bare Jr.; Hear hereVinylDownloadeBayOn Tour (GBV Inc.)
Kasbo (Swedish electronic artist Carl Garsbo) “Places We Don’t Know” (guests: TENDER, Amanda Fondell, Frida Sundemo, Keiynan Lonsdale, Charlie Kim; new single: “Aldrig Mer”; Hear hereVinylDownloadiTunesOn Tour (Foreign Family Collective / Counter Records)
Lissie “Castles” (first single: “Blood & Muscle”; Hear hereVinylDownload (Lionboy)
MaidaVale “Madness Is Too Pure” (producer: Jari Haapalainen; VinylOn Tour (The Sign)
Don McLean “Botanical Gardens” (his first album since 2009; Hear hereAmazon UKVinyl (Absolute UK)
Don McLean “Botanical Gardens” (his first album since 2009; Hear hereAmazon UKVinylDownloadiTuneseBayOn Tour (BMG Rights Management)
The Messthetics “The Messthetics” (NPR First ListenVinyliTunes (Dischord)
Monster Magnet “Mindfucker” (Read hereVinylDownloadOn Tour (Napalm)
The Moody Blues “Days of Future Passed Live” (recorded at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, accompanied by a full orchestra, during the band’s 2017 tour to celebrate the album’s 50th anniversary; narration provided by Jeremy Irons; See/read hereVinylDVDBlu-ray (Eagle Rock)
Rick Parfitt “Over and Out” (posthumous solo album from the Status Quo guitarist, who died Christmas Eve 2016; Parfitt’s son Rick Jr. helped finish the album, along with John “Rhino” Edwards, Alan Lancaster, Queen’s Brian May and Muse bassist Chris Wolstenholme; producer: Jo Webb; Amazon UKVinyl (earMUSIC)
Axel Rudi Pell “Knights Call” (VinylDownload (Steamhammer / SPV)
Preoccupations (formerly known as Viet Cong) “New Material” (producer: Justin Meldal-Johnson; first single: “Espionage”; Hear hereVinylCassetteDownloadiTunesOn Tour (Jagjaguwar)
The Price Sisters (bluegrass duo from Ohio) “A Heart Never Knows” (producer: Bil VornDick; first single: “Singing My Troubles Away”; Hear hereDownloadiTunesOn Tour (Rebel)
Squirrel Nut Zippers “Beasts of Burgundy” (their first album in 18 years; producer: Mike Napolitano; first single: “Karnival Joe [From Kokomo]”; Hear/read hereVinylDownloadiTuneseBayOn Tour (Southern Broadcasting)
Chris Standring “Sunlight” (guests: Bob James, Mica Paris, John Novello; Download (Ultimate Vibe Recordings)
Starchild & The New Romantic (longtime Solange and Dev Hynes collaborator Bryndon Cook) “Language” (Hear here; See here; Read hereVinylDownloadiTunes (Ghostly International)
The Tillers “The Tillers” (first single: “Revolution Row”; Hear hereOn Tour (SofaBurn)
Paul Thorn “Don’t Let the Devil Ride” (his first gospel-flavored album was recorded in three legendary locations: Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals and Preservation Hall in New Orleans; producers: Billy Maddox, Colin Linden; guests: Blind Boys of Alabama, The McCrary Sisters, Preservation Hall Jazz Horns, Bonnie Bishop; first single: “Love Train”DownloadiTunesOn Tour (Perpetual Obscurity / Thirty Tigers)
Thunder “Stage” (captured at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on March 24, 2017, during the band’s U.K. tour; DVDVinylOn Tour (earMUSIC)
Jack White “Boarding House Reach” (producer: White; new single: “Connected By Love”; Hear here; See here; Read hereVinylDownloadiTunesOn Tour (Third Man / Columbia)
Gin Wigmore “Ivory” (first single: “Carbona”; Hear here; See hereDownload (Island)
Brian Courtney Wilson “A Great Work” (first single: “A Great Work”; Hear here (Motown Gospel)
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan “Dirt” (first single: “Someplace”; Hear hereVinylDownload (Paper Bag)
Neil Young + Promise of the Real “Paradox (Original Music from the Film)” (Western film directed by Daryl Hannah debuts on Netflix on March 23; the cast includes Young, Willie Nelson and Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah; Read hereVinylDownload (Reprise)

New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Kris Barras Band (MMA fighter turned singer-guitarist) “The Divine and Dirty” (producer: Josiah J. Manning; first single: “Hail Mary”; Hear here (Provogue / Mascot Label Group)
Nicole Cross (German singer) “Shapeshifter” (first single: “Awesome”; Hear here; See hereiTunes) (Starwatch Entertainment GmbH)
The Far Field (Tacoma-based band) “Little Poems” (five-song EP, featuring four originals and a cover of Neil Young’s “Helpless”; producer: Caleb Baker; guests: Pete Marzano, David Schultz; first single: “Sixteen Again”; Hear hereOn Tour (The Far Field)
Dom Fricot (Vancouver singer-songwriter) “Deserts” (producers: David Vertesi, Andrew Rasmussen; second single: “Help Is Needed”; Hear here; See hereOn Tour (Dom Fricot)
Ben Frost (Australian experimental electronic music artist) “All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated” (six-song EP featuring new tracks and previously unreleased remixes from Alva Noto and Steve Albini; Hear here; See hereVinyliTunesOn Tour (Mute)
Hamish Hawk & the New Outfit (Edinburgh, Scotland-based band) “From Zero to One” (Hear here) (Epifo Music)
Hudson Taylor (Irish Americana-pop sibling duo) “Feel It Again” (five-song EP; producer: Ryan Hadlock; new single: “Run With Me”; Hear here; See hereiTunesOn Tour (Rubyworks)
Kino “Radio Voltaire” (first single: “The Dead Club”; Hear here (InsideOutMusic)
The Maghreban “01DEAS” (guests: Rutendo Machiridza, Gatto Fritto, A-F-R-O; first single: “Sham”; Hear here;
NPR First ListenVinyliTunes
Marine (London quartet) “Fable Electric” (producer: Rob Ellis; new single: “Sirens”; Hear hereVinyl (The Vinyl Factory)
Chris Stills (son of Stephen Stills) “Don’t Be Afraid” (his first album in more than 10 years includes songs co-written with Ryan Adams and David Saw; first single: “The Weekend”; See here (Rive Gauche Music)
Uppermost (Parisian producer and electronic musician Behdad Nejatbakhshe) “Perseverance” (new single: “Atoms”; Hear hereiTunesOn Tour (Uppwind)

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Miles Davis & John Coltrane “The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6” (four-disc set includes concerts recorded in Paris, Copenhagen and Stockholm; Read hereAmazon.caAmazon UKDownload), “The Final Tour: Copenhagen, March 24, 1960 [Vinyl]”(Amazon.caAmazon UK (Columbia / Legacy)
Grateful Dead “The Best of the Grateful Dead Live – Volume I: 1969-1977” (VinylDownloadeBayMerch (Grateful Dead Productions)
Led Zeppelin “How the West Was Won” (2003 collection of June 1972 concerts at the Los Angeles Forum and Long Beach Arena; three CDs; remastered; Read hereAmazon UKVinyl Box SetBlu-ray AudioSuper Deluxe Edition, three CDs, four LPs and one DVD; DownloadeBayMerch (Atlantic / Swan Song)
Michael Nesmith “Magnetic South [Vinyl]” (1970 album, featuring “Joanne”; blue-colored vinyl), “Loose Salute [Vinyl]”(1970 album, featuring “Silver Moon”; red-colored vinyl), “Nevada Fighter [Vinyl]” (1971 album; gold-colored vinyl)  (Sundazed Music)
Procol Harum “Still There’ll Be More: An Anthology 1967-2017”(eight-disc box set contains five CDs and three DVDs, featuring their hits and others throughout their 50-year career, plus previously unreleased concerts at the Hollywood Bowl with the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra in September 1973 and Bournemouth Winter Gardens in March 1976; the DVDs include BBC and German TV appearances from 1967-1977, etc.; Read hereAmazon UKeBayMerch (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
Various artists “The Thousand Incarnations of the Rose: American Primitive Guitar & Banjo 1963-1974” (17-song compilation from the Takoma and Vanguard vaults, featuring John Fahey, Leo Kottke, Robbie Basho, Harry Taussig, etc.; coincides with the Thousand Incarnations of the Rose festival, April 13-15, in Takoma Park, Md., celebrating the 60th anniversary of John Fahey’s first recordings; See hereVinyl) (Craft Recordings)
Tom Waits “Closing Time” (1973 album, featuring “Ol’ 55”; remastered), “The Heart of Saturday Night” (1974 album; remastered; Vinyl), “Nighthawks at the Diner” (1975 album; remastered), “Small Change”(1976 album; remastered), “Foreign Affairs” (1977 album; remastered), “Blue Valentine” (1978 album; remastered), “Heartattack and Vine” (1980 album; remastered; eBay (ANTI- / Epitaph)

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