New releases

Published on January 30th, 2017 | by Gerry Galipault


New Releases: April 28, 2017

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
All That Remains “Madness” (their eighth studio album is the first with new bassist Aaron Patrick; producer: Howard Benson; MP3; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Razor & Tie)
Ayreon “The Source” (guest singers include Dream Theater’s James LaBrie, Epica’s Simone Simons, Nightwish’s Floor Jansen, Blind Guardian’s Hansi Kürsch, etc.; See here; Deluxe Edition; MP3; iTunes; Merch) (Mascot Label Group / Music Theories Recordings)
Between the Buried and Me “Coma Ecliptic Live” (filmed and recorded at The Observatory North Park in San Diego in October 2016; See here; Vinyl; MP3; On Tour; Merch) (Metal Blade)
Mary J. Blige “Strength of a Woman” (Hear here; eBay; On Tour) (Capitol)
Anna Coogan “The Lonely Cry of Space & Time” (first single: “Burn for You”; Hear here) (Anna Coogan)
The Cranberries “Something Else” (their first album since 2012; “unplugged” versions of their past hits, plus three new songs, all featuring a string quartet from the Irish Chamber Orchestra; Hear here; MP3; On Tour) (BMG Rights Management)
Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm “Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm” (producer: Steve Jordan; Hear here; On Tour; Sheet Music) (Jay-Vee)
Feist “Pleasure” (her first album since 2011; producers: Feist, Mocky, Renaud Letang; first single: “Pleasure”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Interscope)
Gorillaz “Humanz” (guests: Carly Simon, Mavis Staples, De La Soul, Grace Jones, Vince Staples, Danny Brown, Kelela, D.R.A.M., Popcaan, Peven Everett, Anthony Hamilton, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; Vinyl Deluxe Edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Warner / Parlophone)
Garland Jeffreys “14 Steps to Harlem” (producer: James Maddock; first single: “14 Steps to Harlem”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Luna Park / Rough Trade)
Kasabian “For Crying Out Loud” (producer: guitarist Serge Pizzorno; first single: “You’re in Love With a Psycho”; Hear here; On Tour; eBay; Merch) (Columbia)
Mark Lanegan Band “Gargoyle” (guests: Josh Homme, Greg Dulli, Duke Garwood; first single: “Nocturne”; Hear here; Read here) (Heavenly Recordings)
Life of Agony “A Place Where There’s No More Pain” (producers: Matt Brown, Life of Agony; first single: “A Place Where There’s No More Pain”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Napalm)
John Mellencamp featuring Carlene Carter “Sad Clowns & Hillbillies” (new single: “Grandview,” with Martina McBride; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; Target-Exclusive CD, with two bonus tracks; On Tour; Merch; Sheet Music) (Republic)
Mew “Visuals” (first single: “Carry Me to Safety”; Hear here; MP3) (PIAS America)
Lea Michele (former “Glee” star) “Places” (producers: John Shanks, Toby Gad, Xandy Barry, etc.; first single: “Love Is Alive”; Hear here; MP3; Read here; iTunes; On Tour) (Columbia)
Willie Nelson “God’s Problem Child” (guests: the late Leon Russell, Tony Joe White, Jamey Johnson; Read here; MP3; see related reissue below; On Tour; Merch; Sheet Music) (Legacy Recordings)
New Found Glory “Makes Me Sick” (first single: “Happy Being Miserable”; Hear here; On Tour; Merch) (Hopeless)
Old Crow Medicine Show “50 Years of Blonde on Blonde” (live cover of Bob Dylan’s classic album, recorded at the historic Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville last May; MP3; On Tour) (Old Crow Medicine Show / Columbia Nashville)
Colin Stetson (saxophonist-multireedist) “All This I Do for Glory” (first single: “Spindrift”; See here; On Tour) (52Hz / Kartel Music Group)
Sylvan Esso (electro-pop duo) “What Now” (new single: “Die Young”; See here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Loma Vista Recordings)
Trombone Shorty “Parking Lot Symphony” (producer: Chris Seefried; first single: “Here Come the Girls”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Blue Note)
The Whistles and the Bells (aka Nashville-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bryan Simpson) “Modern Plagues” (producers: Eddie Spear, Simpson; first single: “Harry Potter”; See here; MP3) (New West)

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
BNQT “Volume 1” (indie supergroup features Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses, Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Fran Healy of Travis, and various Midlake members; first single: “Restart”; Hear here; iTunes) (Dualtone)
Thurston Moore “Rock n Roll Consciousness” (producer: Paul Epworth; first single: “Smoke of Dreams”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Ecstatic Peace Library / Caroline)
Mark Mulcahy “The Possum in the Driveway” (his first album in four years; producer: Scott Amore; Hear here) (Mezzotint)
Thrillers (L.A.-based electro-pop duo) “Break Free” (features collaborations with Twin Shadow and producer duo Back Talk; first single: “Can’t Get Enough”; Hear here; iTunes) (Lights & Music Collective)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Allman Brothers Band “The Fox Box” (eight-CD box set of their Sept. 24-26, 2004, shows at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta) (Peach)
The Allman Brothers Band “Hell & High Water: The Best of the Arista Years” (11-song compilation; Sheet Music) (Floating World)
Atlanta Rhythm Section “Truth in a Structured Form” (1989 album; remastered; On Tour; Sheet Music) (Floating World)
Jane Birkin / Serge Gainsbourg “Birkin/Gainsbourg: le symphonique” (21 new symphony versions, arranged by Japanese composer Nobuyuki Nakajima, recorded by Gainsbourg producer Philippe Lerichomme, with new symphonic arrangements performed by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes; eBay) (Parlophone / Warner Music France)
John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band “Eddie and the Cruisers (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Hybrid SACD]” (1983 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Cheap Trick “The Epic Archive Vol. 1 (1975-1979)” (remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York; On Tour; Merch; Sheet Music) (Real Gone Music)
The Creation “Creation Theory” (Amazon UK-exclusive CD-DVD box; Read here) (Edsel)
Bobby Hatfield “The Other Brother: A Solo Anthology 1965-1970” (24-song collection; Read here) (U.K. – Ace)
Willie Nelson & Leon Russell “One For the Road” (1979 album; remastered; Sheet Music) (Floating World)
The Alan Price Set “Twice the Price: The Decca Recordings” (three CDs, 44 songs; Read here) (Edsel)
The Supremes “The Supremes A’ Go-Go (Expanded Edition)” (1966 album; remastered, with a second CD of bonus material; eBay; Sheet Music) (Motown / UMe)

Next Week: May 5, 2017

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