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New Releases

New releases for Friday,
FEBRUARY 16, 2018

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Reverend Shawn Amos “The Reverend Shawn Amos Breaks It Down” (producers: Amos, James Saez; new single: “2017”; See hereOn Tour (Put Together Music / AWAL)
Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet “Landfall” (a companion book, titled “Laurie Anderson: All the Things I Lost in the Flood,” was released on Feb. 6; Hear hereNPR First Listen; Read hereVinylDownload (Nonesuch)
Belle and Sebastian “How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 3)” (five-song digital EP; Hear hereiTunes), “How To Solve Our Human Problems” (EP trilogy, for a CD and a limited edition vinyl box seteBayOn TourMerch (Matador)
Born Ruffians “Uncle, Duke & The Chief” (first single: “Forget Me”; See hereVinylDownloadiTunes (Yep Roc)
Brandi Carlile “By the Way, I Forgive You” (producers: Dave Cobb, Shooter Jennings; first single: “The Joke”; Hear hereNPR First ListenAutographed VersionAmazon.caAmazon UKVinyl, with download card; DownloadiTuneseBayOn Tour (Low Country Sound / Elektra)
Car Seat Headrest “Twin Fantasy” (re-recorded and re-imagined version of Will Toledo’s 2011 album of the same name; first single: “Nervous Young Inhumans”; Hear here; See hereVinylDownload (Matador)
Lee DeWyze “Paranoia” (first single: “The Breakdown”; Hear hereiTunesOn Tour (Shanachie)
Escape the Fate “I Am Human” (first single: “Empire”; Hear hereAmazon UKDownloadiTuneseBayOn TourMerch (Eleven Seven Music)
Everything Is Recorded (artist collective formed by producer and XL Recordings co-founder Richard Russell) “Everything Is Recorded by Richard Russell” (guests: Peter Gabriel, Damon Albarn, Green Gartside, Owen Pallett, Sampha, Obongjayar, Kamasi Washington, Giggs, Ibeyi, Wiki, Syd, Rachel Zeffira, Infinite; Hear here; See hereVinylDownload (XL Recordings)
For the Fallen Dreams “Six” (first single: “Stone”; Hear here; See hereDownload (Rise)
I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan) “See You Around” (first single: “See You Around”; Hear hereNPR First ListenAmazon.caAmazon UKVinylDownloadOn Tour (Rounder)
Felix Jaehn (23-year-old German producer, remixer, DJ) “I” (guests: Gucci Mane, Marc E. Bassy, R. City, Clara Mae, Andrew Jackson, Troi Irons, Jasmine Thompson, ALMA, Polina, etc.; new single: “Cool”; Hear hereDownloadiTunes (Casablanca / Republic)
Neal Morse “Life & Times” (new single: “He Died At Home”; See here; Read hereVinylOn Tour (Radiant / Metal Blade)
Nipsey Hussle “Victory Lap” (new single: “Rap Niggas”; Hear here; See hereDownloadiTuneseBayOn TourMerch (All Money In No Money Out / Atlantic)
Ought “Room Inside the World” (producer: Nicolas Vernhes; first single: “These 3 Things”; Hear hereAmazon UKVinylDownloadiTunes (Merge)
Pianos Become the Teeth “Wait For Love” (producer: Will Yip; first single: “Charisma”; Hear here; See hereAmazon UKVinylDownloadiTunesOn Tour (Epitaph)
The Plot in You (Ohio metalcore band) “Dispose” (producers: frontman Landon Tewers, Drew Fulk; new single: “Not Just Breathing”; Hear here; See hereDownloadiTunesOn Tour (Fearless)
Poliça and s t a r g a z e “Music for the Long Emergency” (first single: “How Is This Happening”; Hear here; Read hereAmazon UKVinylDownloadOn Tour (Totally Gross National Product / Transgressive)
Pop Evil (Michigan hard-rock band) “Pop Evil” (producer: Kato Khandwala; first single: “Waking Lions”; Hear; Amazon UK; VinyliTunesOn Tour (eOne Music)
Senses Fail “If There Is Light, It Will Find You” (first single: “Double Cross”; Hear hereAmazon UKDownloadiTunesOn Tour (Pure Noise)
Shannon & the Clams “Onion” (producer: Dan Auerbach; first single: “The Boy”; Hear here; See hereVinylDownloadiTunesOn Tour (Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch)
Michael W. Smith “A Million Lights” (first single: “A Million Lights”; Hear here; See hereAmazon.caDownloadeBayOn Tour (Rocketown / The Fuel Music)
Superchunk “What a Time To Be Alive” (producer: Beau Sorenson; guests: Stephin Merritt, Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee, David Bazan, Sabrina Ellis, Skylar Gudasz; first singles: “Break the Glass / Mad World”; Hear here; Read hereAmazon.caAmazon UKVinyliTuneseBayOn TourMerch (Merge)
The Temperance Movement (British rockers) “A Deeper Cut” (producer: Sam Miller; Hear hereOn Tour (Earache)
Jacob Thomas Jr. (Nashville singer-songwriter) “Electric Sex” (second single: “Running Through My Mind”; Hear here (Summer Dress Music)
U.S. Girls “In a Poem Unlimited” (first single: “M.A.H.”; Hear here; See hereAmazon UKVinylDownloadiTunes (4AD)
Visions of Atlantis “The Deep & The Dark” (See hereDownloadiTunesOn Tour (Napalm)
Dita Von Teese (American burlesque dancer-singer) “Dita Von Teese” (music written and composed by Sébastien Tellier; producers: Tellier, Mind Gamers; new single: “Bird of Prey”; Hear hereDownload) (Record Makers)
Wild Beasts “Last Night All My Dreams Came True” (recorded live at RAK Studios in London; the U.K. indie-pop quartet says this is its final album; first single: “The Devil’s Palace”; Hear here; Read hereVinylDownloadiTunesOn Tour (Domino)
Wiley “Godfather II” (first single: “I Call the Shots,” feat. JME; Hear hereDownloadiTunesOn Tour (CTA)
Marlon Williams (New Zealand singer-songwriter) “Make Way For Love” (producer: Noah Georgeson; first single: “Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore,” feat. Aldous Harding; Hear here; See hereAmazon.caAmazon UKVinylDownloadiTunesOn Tour (Dead Oceans)

New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Kyle Bielfield “Manhattan” (covers album; first single: “Audition [The Fools Who Dream]”; Hear here (Sony Music)
Broads (British electronic duo) “Field Theory” (producers: Broads, Owen Turner; first single: “Climbs”; Hear here) (Humm Recordings)
Dabrye “Three/Three” (guests: Ghostface Killah, Guilty Simpson, Doom, La Peace, Fatt Father, Quelle Chris, Danny Brown, Nolan the Ninja, etc.; first single: “The Appetite”; Hear here (Ghostly International)
David Cook “Chromance” (six-song EP; first single: “Gimme Heartbreak”; Hear hereiTunesOn Tour (Analog Heart Music)
Fischerspooner “SIR” (their first album since 2009; producers: Michael Stipe, BOOTS; guests: Holly Miranda, Caroline Polachek, Johnny Magee, Andy LeMaster; new single: “TopBrazil”; Hear hereNPR First Listen; See here; Read hereeBay (Ultra)
His Dream of Lions (Fairfax, Va., alt-rock quartet) “Pseudo Star” (five-song EP; first single: “Love Me Like I’m Sick”; See here (His Dream of Lions)
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades (Wisconsin bluegrass/Americana quintet) “The Ode” (producer: Trampled By Turtles frontman Dave Simonett, recorded at Pachyderm Studio in Minnesota, where Nirvana cut “In Utero”; new single: “Steer True”; Hear hereiTunesOn Tour (Tape Time)
Imperial State Electric “Anywhere Loud” (recorded live at sold-out shows in Madrid, Stockholm and Tokyo; Hear hereAmazon UK (Psychout / Sound Pollution)
Kellen of Troy (aka Kellen Wenrich, ex-Apache Relay violinist) “Posthumous Release” (first single: “When You Don’t Hear Goodbye”; Hear here (Allura Sound)
Walter Martin (of The Walkmen) “Reminisce Bar & Grill” (new single: “I Can Run Now From the Hellhounds But I Can’t Hide”; Hear hereVinyliTunes (Ile Flottante Music)
Harvey McLaughlin (San Antonio singer-songwriter ) “Tabloid News” (Hear here) (Saustex)
Josh Mover & The Shakers (Toronto indie rockers) “Into a Ghost” (five-song EP; new single: “When I Steal Your Heart”; Hear here) (Josh Mover & The Shakers)
Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto “Glass” (45-minute long improvised live performance, recorded at architect Philip Johnson’s historic Glass House in Connecticut; Hear hereAmazon UKVinyl (Noton)
Courtney Patton (Americana/folk artist from Granbury, Texas) “What It’s Like to Fly Alone” (producer: Patton; guests: Dan Tyminski, husband Jason Eady, Jamie Lin Wilson, Lloyd Maines; first single: “Shove”; Hear hereOn Tour (Courtney Patton)
Razorbats (Norwegian rock band) “II” (producer: Kai Christoffersen; new single: “Social Rejects”; Hear here (Rob Mules Records)
Ride “Tomorrow’s Shore” (four-song EP; producer: Erol Alkan; first single: “Catch You Dreaming”; Hear hereVinyliTunesOn Tour” target=”new”> (Wichita Recordings)
Slaves (Sacramento post-hardcore group) “Beautiful Death” (Hear here (SBG / The Orchard)

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Louis Armstrong “Pops Is Tops: The Verve Studio Albums” (four-CD box set; eBayMerch (Verve / UMe)
The Choir “Artifact: The Unreleased Album” (1969 recordings; Hear/read here) (Omnivore Recordings)
The Cranberries “No Need to Argue [Vinyl]” (1994 album; limited-edition purple vinyl; See hereeBayMerch (Plain)
Barbara Dane “Hot Jazz, Cool Blues & Hard-Hitting Songs” (two CDs, 38 songs)  (Smithsonian Folkways)
Illinois Jacquet “The Jacquet Files, Volume 2 (Big Band Rehearsal 1986)” (15 songs; Download), “The Jacquet Files, Volume 3 (Big Band Live At The Village Vanguard 1987)” (eBay (Squatty Roo)
Kendrick Lamar “DAMN. (Collector’s Edition) [Vinyl]” (2017 album; clear vinyl)  (Aftermath / Interscope)
Sonny Rollins “Way Out West (60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) [Vinyl]” (1957 album; remastered, with a bonus LP containing alternate versions and previously unreleased tracks from the recording session; eBay (Craft Recordings / Concord)
Teenage Fanclub “Grand Prix [Vinyl]” (1995 album; 180-gram vinyl; See hereeBayMerch (Plain)

Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Vanessa Daou “Songs for Lovers” (14-song compilation; Hear here (Daou Tempo)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio/label:
Van Morrison “Van Morrison In Concert [DVD]” (filmed during his 2016 show at the BBC Radio Theatre; includes a 60-minute bonus concert “Up on Cyprus Avenue,” recorded on his 70th birthday on the Belfast Avenue Cyprus Hill; See hereAmazon UK (Eagle Vision)

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