New releases

Published on November 3rd, 2017 | by Gerry Galipault

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New Releases: June 1, 2018

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore “Downey to Lubbock” (10 covers and two originals; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Yep Roc)
American Aquarium “Things Change” (producer: John Fullbright; Read here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (New West)
Nicki Bluhm “To Rise You Gotta Fall” (recorded at Sam Phillips Recording studio in Memphis, backed by keyboardist Al Gamble of St. Paul & The Broken Bones, former Wilco drummer Ken Coomer and guitarist Will Sexton; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Compass)
Neko Case “Hell-On” (producers: Case, Björn Yttling of Peter Björn & John; guests: Beth Ditto, Mark Lanegan, k.d. lang, AC Newman, Eric Bachmann, Kelly Hogan, Doug Gillard, Laura Veirs, Joey Burns, etc.; first single: “Hell-On”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
Roger Daltrey “As Long As I Have You” (his first solo album since 1992; Pete Townsend plays guitar on seven of the 11 tracks; on keyboards is Mike Talbot from The Style Council and Dexys Midnight Runners; producer: Dave Eringa; first single: “As Long As I Have You”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Polydor)
Juliana Daugherty “Light” (producer: Colin Killalea; first single: “Player”; Hear here; NPR’s All Songs Considered; Vinyl; Download) (Western Vinyl)
Father John Misty “God’s Favorite Customer” (new singles: “Just Dumb Enough to Try” and “Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All”; Hear here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Sub Pop)
Freedom Fry (L.A.-based alt-folk duo) “Classic” (first single: “Classic”; Hear here) (Freedom Fry)
Ghost (Grammy-winning Swedish rock band) “Prequelle” (first single: “Rats”; See here; Target-Exclusive CD, with poster; Deluxe Edition, with two bonus tracks; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Loma Vista Recordings / Concord)
Ben Howard “Noonday Dream” (producer: Howard; first single: “A Boat To An Island On The Wall”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Republic)
Joan of Arc “1984” (first single: “Truck”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download) (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Kataklysm “Meditations” (producers: Kataklysm, Maurizio Iacono; first single: “Guillotine”; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Nuclear Blast)
LUMP (Laura Marling with Tunng’s Mike Lindsay) “LUMP” (first single: “Curse of the Contemporary”; See here; Vinyl) (Dead Oceans)
Modern Maps (Southern California trio) “hope you’re happy.” (first single: “Nightfall”; See here; Download; iTunes) (Rise)
Morcheeba “Blaze Away” (the British trip-hop band’s first album in more than five years; guests: Roots Manuva, Benjamin Biolay; Amazon UK; Vinyl) (Fly Algaric)
Natalie Prass “The Future and The Past” (first single: “Short Court Style”; See here; NPR’s Songs We Love; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (ATO)
Michael Ray “Amos” (the album is named after his late grandfather, who fueled his love for country music; See here; Download; On Tour) (Atlantic / Warner Nashville)
Ruen Brothers “All My Shades of Blue” (producer: Rick Rubin; guests: Chad Smith, Dave Keuning, Ian McLagan; first single: “All My Shades of Blue”; Hear here; Vinyl; On Tour) (Ramseur)
Synapson (French electronic duo) “Super 8” (first single: “All the Way Down”; Hear here) (Parlophone / Warner)
Tancred (aka Minneapolis-based singer/guitarist Jess Abbott) “Nightstand” (first single: “Reviews”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour, with Julien Baker) (Polyvinyl)
Thompson Square “Masterpiece” (the married country duo’s first album in five years; producers: Nathan Chapman, Dann Huff; Hear here; Read here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (T2)
Tower of Power “Soul Side of Town” (the band is celebrating its 50th anniversary; Vinyl; eBay; On Tour) (Mack Avenue)
Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson “Apart” (five-song EP; first single: “Bad Dreams”; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Capitol)
The Zealots (Iowa-based rock band) “Only Rocks Live Forever” (producer: Kayzo; Hear here) (The Zealots)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Coathangers (Atlanta garage-punk trio) “Live” (recorded over two nights at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach last November; See here; Vinyl; iTunes; On Tour) (Suicide Squeeze)
Jamie Isaac (London singer-songwriter) “(04:30) Idler” (new single: “Wings”; Hear here; On Tour) (Marathon Artists)
Gabriella Cohen (Australian singer-songwriter) “Pink Is the Colour of Unconditional Love” (first single: “Baby”; Hear here; See here; iTunes) (Captured Tracks)
My Pleasure “Mostly Happy” (new single: “Fluorescent Jacket”; Hear here; See here) (The Adult Teeth Recording Company)
Sean Noonan “The Aqua Diva” (Hear here) (Sean Noonan Music-7)
Owl City “Cinematic” (18-song album that will compile EPs he’s releasing over the next six months; first single: “All My Friends”; Hear here; iTunes) (Owl City)

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Cheap Trick “The Epic Archive Vol. 2 (1980-1983)” (2015 compilation; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Real Gone Music)
Def Leppard “The CD Collection: Volume 1” (seven-disc box set; Vinyl; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Mercury / UMe)
The Flaming Lips “Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (Deluxe Edition)” (three CDs, 52 songs; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Warner)
Grateful Dead “Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 2 – April Fools’ ’88” (three-CD set; eBay; Merch) (Real Gone Music)
Emmylou Harris “The Ballad of Sally Rose (Expanded Edition)” (1985 album; remastered, with 10 previously unreleased demos; Hear here; Read here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Rhino / Warner)
Michelle Phillips (of The Mamas and Papas) “Victim of Romance (Expanded Edition)” (1977 album, produced by Jack Nitzsche; remastered, with three bonus tracks; eBay) (Real Gone Music)
Paul Simon “Graceland – The Remixes” (remixes of his 1986 album, featuring Groove Armada, Thievery Corporation, Paul Oakenfold, Photek, Joyce Muniz, Joris Voorn, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Legacy Recordings)
Foster Sylvers “Foster Sylvers” (1973 album, featuring “Misdemeanor”; remastered; Vinyl) (Mr Bongo)
The Sylvers “The Sylvers II” (1973 album; remastered; Vinyl; eBay) (Mr Bongo)
Various artists “Under the Influence Volume Six: A Collection of Rare Soul & Disco” (compiled by British band Faze Action, featuring tracks by Carol Dionne, Space, Mikki, Starz, Leston Paul, Michele Claire, Galaxy, Midway, Songhoi Band, Stylus, Oscar Perry and Spats; Read here; Deluxe Edition) (Z Records / Forced Exposure)

Next Week: June 8, 2018

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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.



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