New releases

Published on February 19th, 2017 | by Gerry Galipault


New Releases: June 16, 2017

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Louie Louie Louie” (celebrating the music of Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan and Louie Prima; Hear here; Download; Merch) (Savoy Jazz)
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma “On the Echoing Green” (first single: “A Song of Summer”; Hear here; Download) (Mexican Summer)
Cheap Trick “We’re All Alright!” (producer: Julian Raymond; first single: “Long Time Coming”; Read here; Deluxe Edition; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Big Machine)
CKY “The Phoenix” (the alt-metal band’s first album since 2009; first single: “Days of Self Destruction,” feat. Mastodon’s Brent Hinds; See here; On Tour) (eOne Music)
Color Film “Living Arrangements” (first single: “52 Minds”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Epitaph)
Beth Ditto (former Gossip frontwoman) “Fake Sugar” (producer: Jennifer Decilveo; first single: “Fire”; Hear here; Download; On Tour) (Myra’s Child / Virgin)
The Drums “Abysmal Thoughts” (producer: frontman Jonny Pierce; first single: “Blood Under My Belt”; Hear here; Download; On Tour) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
Steve Earle & The Dukes “So You Wanna Be an Outlaw” (guests: Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert, Johnny Bush; first single: “Lookin’ for a Woman”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe Edition; Vinyl; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition; Merch) (Warner)
Fleet Foxes “Crack-Up” (first single: “Third of May / Ōdaigahara”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Nonesuch)
Goldie “The Journey Man” (guests: José James, Terri Walker, Swindle; first single: “I Adore You”; Hear here; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition, with 12 bonus instrumental tracks) (Metalheadz / Cooking Vinyl)
Hey Violet “from the outside” (producers: Hey Violet, Julian Bunetta; first single: “Break My Heart”; See here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with three extra songs; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Hi or Hey / Capitol)
Iced Earth “Incorruptible” (Hear here; Download) (Century Media)
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit “The Nashville Sound” (producer: Dave Cobb; first single: “Hope the High Road”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Southeastern)
Lorde “Melodrama” (first single: “Green Light”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Lava Music / Republic)
Los Angeles Percussion Quartet “Beyond” (two CDs and one Blu-ray surround-sound audio disc; producer: Dan Merceruio; Hear here) (Sono Luminus)
Jason Loewenstein (of lo-fi pioneers Sebadoh) “Spooky Action” (his first solo album in 15 years; second single: “Machinery”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Major and the Monbacks “Moonlight Anthems” (producer: Matthew E. White; first single: “We Are Doing Fine”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Yep Roc)
Lauren Mitchell “Desire” (producer: Tony Braunagel; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Lauren Mitchell)
Kevin Morby “City Music” (first single: “Come to Me Now”; Hear here; Read here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Dead Oceans)
Alison Moyet “Other” (producer: Guy Sigsworth; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Cooking Vinyl)
Nickelback “Feed the Machine” (producers: Nickelback, Chris Baseford; first single: “Feed the Machine”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (BMG Rights Management)
Peaking Lights “The Fifth State of Consciousness” (producer: Aaron Coyes; first single: “I’ll Be in the Sky”; Hear here) (Two Flower)
Portugal. The Man “Woodstock” (producers: Beastie Boys’ Mike D, Danger Mouse, John Hill; new single: “Number One”; See here; Read here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Atlantic)
Ride “Weather Diaries” (the band’s first album in more than 20 years; producer: Erol Alkan; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Wichita Recordings)
Royal Blood (British rock duo) “How Did We Get So Dark?” (producers: Joylon Thomas, Tom Dalgety; first single: “Lights Out”; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Warner)
Royal Trux “Platinum Tips + Ice Cream” (recorded live during 2015 reunion shows in L.A. and NYC; Hear here; On Tour) (Drag City)
Single Mothers “Our Pleasure” (first single: “Undercover”; Hear here) (Dine Alone)
Styx “The Mission” (concept album is the band’s first LP in 14 years; first single: “Gone Gone Gone”; Hear/read here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Alpha Dog 2T / UMe)
Matthew Sweet “Tomorrow Forever” (first single: “Trick of the Light”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (S. Matthew Sweet)
Tindersticks “Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F. Percy Smith” (contemporary score to the film tribute, directed by Stuart A. Staples of Tindersticks; Hear here; Vinyl) (City Slang)
Eli Young Band “Fingerprints” (producers: Ross Copperman, Jeremy Stover; first single: “Skin & Bones”; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (The Valory Music Co.)
Zoot Woman (U.K. electronic music group) “Absence” (guest: Kylie Minogue; Hear here; Download) (ZWR)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Com Truise “Iteration” (synthwave producer Seth Haley’s first album in six years; first single: “Memory”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Ghostly International)
Early Riser “Currents” (first single: “Find Me For the Waltz”; Hear here) (Anchorless)
Oh Wonder “Ultralife” (new single: “Lifetimes”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Island)
Rudy Stone “The Blinking Light / Peace on Earth” (six-song EP; Hear here) (Moderate Fidelity)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Big Star “The Best of Big Star” (Vinyl) (Stax)
David Bowie “Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles ’74)” (Hear here; eBay; Merch) (Rhino)
John Browning “John Browning: The Complete RCA Album Collection” (12-CD box set) (RCA / Legacy)
CAN “CAN – The Singles” (23-song collection, including the 1971 rarity “Turtles Have Short Legs”; Hear here; Download) (Mute)
Jet “Get Born (Deluxe Edition)” (2003 album; remastered, with an 11-song second CD containing rarities and B-sides) (Rhino / Elektra)
LAU “Decade: The Best of Lau (2007-2017)” (13 songs; Download) (Lau Scotland Ltd.)
Steve Roden “A Thousand Breathing Forms” (seven-CD box set of rare recordings from the pioneer of Lowercase music, circa 1988 and 2003) (Sonoris)
Various artists “Lost in Space: 50th Anniversary Soundtrack Collection” (two CDs) (La-La Land)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio/Label:
Simple Minds “Simple Minds: Acoustic in Concert [DVD/CD]” (filmed in November 2016 at The Hackney Empire in London for BBC Radio 2’s “In Concert” series; See here) (Eagle Vision)

Next Week: June 23, 2017

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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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