New releases

Published on December 16th, 2017 | by Gerry Galipault


New Releases: April 20, 2018

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Marcia Ball “Shine Bright” (producer: Steve Berlin; eBay; On Tour) (Alligator)
A Big Yes and a small no “Mise En Abyme” (producer: Kevin Kendrick; first single: “Stranger Things”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Royal Potato Family)
Black Stone Cherry “Family Tree” (guest: Warren Haynes; first single: “Burnin'”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Mascot)
Brothers Osborne “Port Saint Joe” (producer: Jay Joyce; first single: “Shoot Me Straight”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; On Tour) (EMI Music Nashville)
Bebe Buell “Baring It All: Greetings From Nashbury Park” (singer-former fashion model is the mother of actress Liv Tyler; producer: Jimmy Walls; Vinyl; Download; eBay) (Main Man)
Jason Crabb “Unexpected” (producer: Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus; guest: former Pussycat Doll singer Kaya Jones; Hear here; Vinyl; On Tour) (New Day)
Dokken “Return to the East Live (2016)” (featuring original members Don Dokken, guitarist George Lynch, bassist Jeff Pilson and drummer “Wild” Mick Brown; includes a new song, “It’s Just Another Day”; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
DRINKS (Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley) “Hippo Lite” (Vinyl; Cassette; Download; iTunes) (Drag City)
From Ashes to New “The Future” (new single: “Crazy”; Hear here; Vinyl; On Tour) (Better Noise)
Joshua Hedley “Mr. Jukebox” (first single: “Mr. Jukebox”; Hear here; NPR’s Songs We Love; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Third Man)
Jesus Jones “Passages” (the British band’s first album since 2001; first single: “Suck It Up”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Download; On Tour) (Jesus Jones Recordings / Absolute Label Services)
Kimbra “Primal Heart” (producer: John Congleton; new single: “Top of the World”; Hear here;; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Warner)
Lord Huron “Vide Noir” (mixed by Dave Fridmann and engineered by Sonny DiPerri; first single: “Wait By the River”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Whispering Pines / Republic)
The Melvins “Pinkus Abortion Technician” (includes a cover of The Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand”; Hear here; Read here; eBay; On Tour) (Ipecac Recordings)
Ashley Monroe “Sparrow” (producer: Dave Cobb; first single: “Hands On You”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; eBay) (Warner Music Nashville)
Old Crow Medicine Show “Volunteer” (producer: Dave Cobb; first single: “Flicker & Shine”; Hear here; Read here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download) (Old Crow Medicine Show / Columbia Nashville)
Shuggie Otis “Inter-Fusion” (fusion rock album, featuring drummer Carmen Appice and bassist Tony Franklin, is his first solo studio LP since 1974’s “Inspiration Information”; Vinyl; eBay) (Cleopatra)
Pennywise “Never Gonna Die” (producer: Cameron Webb; Vinyl; Download; eBay; On Tour) (Epitaph)
A Perfect Circle “Eat the Elephant” (new single: “TalkTalk”; Hear here; Read here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (BMG Rights Management)
Peter Rowan “Carter Stanley’s Eyes” (producer: Rowan; guests: Tim O’Brien, Jack Lawrence, Jamie Oldaker, Patrick Sauber, Blaine Sprouse, Chris Henry, Paul Knight; See here; Download) (Rebel)
Sting & Shaggy “44/876” (guests: Robbie Shakespeare of Sly & Robbie, Aidonia, DJ Agent Sasco, Sting’s longtime guitarist Dominic Miller, etc.; first single: “Don’t Make Me Wait”; Hear here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with four extra songs; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition, with four extra songs) (Interscope / A&M)
Stryper “God Damn Evil” (new bassist: Perry Richardson, a founding member of Firehouse; producer: frontman Michael Sweet; first single: “Take It to the Cross”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
TesseracT (British progressive metal band) “Sonder” (new single: “King”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour, with Plini + Astronoid) (Kscope)
Thievery Corporation “Treasures from the Temple” (guests: Mr. Lif, Sitali, Racquel Jones, Notch, Natalia Clavier, Lou Lou Ghelichkhani; first single: “Voyage Libre”; Hear here; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (ESL Music)
Various artists “Playing for Change: Listen to the Music” (200+ artists from 25 countries perform 12 classics, feat. The Doobie Brothers, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Buffett, David Crosby, Warren Haynes, Dr. John, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jack Johnson, Bombino, PFC Band, etc.; first single: Buddy Guy’s “Skin Deep”; profits from the album benefit the Playing For Change Foundation; Hear here; Download) (Motéma Music)
Walter Wolfman Washington (New Orleans soul singer-guitarist) “My Future Is My Past” (producer: Galactic’s Ben Ellman; guests: Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville, Jon Cleary; first single: “Save Your Love For Me”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
Donovan Woods “Both Ways” (producer: James Bunton; first single: “Burn That Bridge”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Meant Well)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Archie and the Bunkers “Songs From the Lodge” (first single: “Laura”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Dirty Water)
Cold Fronts (Philly indie rock band) “Fantasy Du Jour” (first single: “Staying In”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Sire)
The Division Men (Austin indie rock band) “Niños Del Sol” (first single: “Heaven Knows Why”; See here) (The Division Men)
Ellevator (experimental-pop band from Hamilton, Ontario, led by Nabi Sue Bersche) “Ellevator” (five-song EP; new single: “Hounds”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Arts & Crafts)
My Indigo (side project of Within Temptation vocalist Sharon den Adel) “My Indigo” (producer: den Adel; new single: “Out of the Darkness”; Hear here; CD, out April 27; iTunes) (BMG Rights Management)
Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip frontman) “Beautiful Thing” (producers: Taylor, UNKLE’s Tim Goldsworthy; first single: “Beautiful Thing”; Hear here; See here; On Tour) (Domino)
Denmark Vessey (Detroit hip-hop artist) “Sun Go Nova” (producers: Earl Sweatshirt, Knxwledge; guests: ADAD, DrxQuinnx, Vic Spencer; first single: “Sun Go Nova”; Hear here; CD, out May 11; iTunes) (Mello Music Group)

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Cheech & Chong “Cheech & Chong’s Up In Smoke: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Collector’s Edition” (box set includes the 1978 film on Blu-ray, the original soundtrack on vinyl and CD, with bonus tracks, a 7-inch picture disc and a replica poster; DVD and Blu-ray editions available April 10; Read here) (Rhino / Warner)
The Flaming Lips “Scratching the Door: The First Recordings of The Flaming Lips” (19 songs; Read here; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Rhino / Warner)
Linda Ronstadt “Mad Love [Vinyl]” (1980 album; 180-gram audiophile pink vinyl; eBay) (Friday Music)
Todd Rundgren / Utopia “The Road To Utopia: The Complete Recordings 1974-82” (seven-CD box set, with 15 bonus tracks; mastered by Joe Reagoso) (Friday Music)
Pete Townshend “Who Came First (45th Anniversary Expanded Edition)” (1972 album; remastered, with eight previously unreleased tracks, new edits, alternative versions and live performances; Amazon UK; see related Who reissue below) (UMe)
The Who “Live At The Fillmore East 1968” (unreleased recordings from the second of two nights played at Bill Graham’s legendary NYC club; restored and mixed by original sound engineer Bob Pridden; Amazon UK; Vinyl; eBay; Merch) (UMe)
Neil Young “Roxy – Tonight’s the Night Live” (recorded in 1973, with his backing band the Santa Monica Flyers; Read here; Vinyl; Download; eBay) (Reprise, April 24)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio/label:
Various artists “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert [DVD]” (four-disc collection of 53 live performances from induction ceremonies between 2010-2017; Read here; Blu-ray) (Time Life)

Next Week: April 27, 2018

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