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Published on February 2nd, 2017 | by Gerry Galipault

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New Releases: June 2, 2017

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Adrenaline Mob “We the People” (Hear here) (Century Media)
All Time Low “Last Young Renegade” (producers: All Time Low, Blake Harnage, Colin Brittain; guests: Tegan and Sara; first single: “Dirty Laundry”; See here; Download; On Tour; Merch) (Fueled By Ramen)
alt-J “Relaxer” (first single: “3WW”; Hear here; Vinyl, with digital download; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Canvasback / Atlantic)
Dan Auerbach “Waiting On a Song” (guests: John Prine, Duane Eddy, Jerry Douglas, Pat McLaughlin, Bobby Wood, Gene Chrisman of the Memphis Boys; first single: “Shine on Me”; See here; Download; iTunes) (Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch)
Rachel Baiman “Shame” (producer: Andrew Marlin of Mandolin Orange; first single: “Shame”; Hear here; Download) (Free Dirt)
Bleachers “Gone Now” (guest: Lorde; first single: “Don’t Take the Money”; Hear here; Download; On Tour) (RCA)
Benjamin Booker “Witness” (first single: “Witness,” feat. Mavis Staples; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (ATO)
Luke Combs (Asheville, N.C.-based country singer-songwriter) “This One’s for You” (new single: “One Number Away”; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (River House Artists / Columbia Nashville)
Larry Coryell’s 11th House “Seven Secrets” (the jazz fusion pioneer’s final recording, finished before his unexpected death on Feb. 19, 2017; guests: Randy Brecker, the late Alphonse Mouzon, John Lee, son Julian Coryell; Hear here; Download) (Savoy Jazz)
Nikka Costa “Nikka & Strings, Underneath and in Between” (her first full-length album in nearly 10 years includes a cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U”; See here; Download; iTunes) (Metropolis)
Dispatch “America, Location 12” (their first album in five years; producers: John Dragonetti, Mike Sawitzke; new single: “Skin the Rabbit”; Hear here; Vinyl; Target-Exclusive CD, with three extra songs; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Bomber / Kobalt Music Recordings)
Charlie Fink (former Noah and The Whale frontman) “Cover My Tracks” (guests: The Staves, classical guitarist Laura Snowden; first single: “Firecracker”; Hear here) (Hangman Recordings)
Flogging Molly “Life Is Good” (the Irish-American folk-punk band’s first studio album in six years; producer: Joe Chiccarelli; Hear here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Vanguard)
Frontline (Chicago modern rockers) “Cold World” (producer: Mike Brezen; first single: “Follow”; Hear here) (Shock / Vanity Music Group)
Kat Graham “Love Music Funk Magic” (new single: “Sometimes,” produced by Babyface; See here) (Sound Zoo)
Marika Hackman (English vocalist, multi-instrumentalist) “I’m Not Your Man” (producer: Charlie Andrew; first single: “Boyfriend”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (AMF / Sub Pop)
Halsey “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” (producers: Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat, Happy Perez, Greg Kurstin, Ricky Reed, Lido; new single: “Eyes Closed”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition, with three extra songs; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Astralwerks)
Dua Lipa (U.K. singer-songwriter) “Dua Lipa” (first single: “Blow Your Mind [Mwah]”; Hear here; See here; On Tour) (Warner)
Mali Music “The Transition of Mali” (guests: Jhené Aiko, Jazmine Sullivan; new single: “My Life”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (ByStorm Entertainment / RCA)
Mandisa “Out of the Dark” (guests: TobyMac, Kirk Franklin, etc.; first single: “Unfinished”; hear here; Deluxe Edition; On Tour) (Sparrow)
Miss May I “Shadows Inside” (first single: “Lost in the Grey”; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (SharpTone)
North Mississippi Allstars “Prayer For Peace” (producers: the Dickinson Brothers; guests: Oteil Burbridge, Graeme Lesh, Sharisse Norman, Dominic Davis, Shardé Thomas; Hear here; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Songs of the South / Legacy Recordings)
Primal Fear “Angels of Mercy – Live in Germany” (Download) (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
Saint Etienne “Home Counties” (songs about southern England; producer: Shawn Lee; first single: “Heather”; Hear here; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Heavenly Recordings)
SikTh (Watford, U.K., mathcore sextet) “The Future In Whose Eyes?” (producer: Dan Weller; Download; iTunes) (Millennium Night / Peaceville)
Sleep Party People (Danish multi-instrumentalist Brian Batz) “Lingering” (guests: Beth Hirsch, Luster; first single: “The Missing Steps”; Hear here; See here; Download; iTunes) (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Various artists “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (DreamWorks animated film, which opens June 2, features tracks from “Weird Al” Yankovic, Adam Lambert, Andy Grammer, Lil Yachty, Nathan Willett of Cold War Kids, etc.; See here; Download; iTunes; Fandango) (Virgin)
Various artists “Mavis Staples: I’ll Take You There – An All-Star Concert Celebration” (filmed at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre, feat. Gregg Allman, Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire, Eric Church, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Tweedy, etc.; Deluxe Edition) (Blackbird Production)
Wheeler Walker Jr. “Ol’ Wheeler” (Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Pepper Hill)
Roger Waters “Is This the Life We Really Want?” (his first studio album in 25 years; producer: Nigel Godrich; first single: “Smell the Roses”; Hear here; Read here; Download; Vinyl; iTunes; On Tour) (Columbia)
Wednesday 13 “Condolences” (producer: Zeuss; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Nuclear Blast)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Amazons “The Amazons” (first single: “Black Magic”; Hear here) (Fiction / Caroline)
Diego Davidenko (Argentina-born, L.A.-based indie-folk singer-songwriter) “In an Empty House” (first single: “Big Plans”; Hear here; On Tour) (Diego Davidenko)
Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers “Shanti’s Shadow” (first single: “Lint Head Gal”; See here; iTunes) (Phoebe Hunt Music)
Kacey Johansing (L.A.-based singer-songwriter) “The Hiding” (second single: “Bow and Arrow”; Hear here) (Night Bloom)
Kool G Rap “Return of the Don” (producer: MoSS; Hear here) (Clockwork Music / Full Mettle)
Marnie (Ladytron lead singer Helen Marnie) “Strange Words and Weird Wars” (producer: Jonny Scott; first single: “Alphabet Block”; Hear here) (Disco Piñata)
Pete Murray (Australian singer-songwriter) “Camacho” (collaborators: Trials, Tony Buchen, One Above, Jon Hume; first single: “Take Me Down”; Hear here) (Sony Music Australia)
Roya (NYC-based quintet) “Roya” (new single: “Scum Rise”; Hear here) (Burger)
Siamese (Danish rock band) “Shameless” (first single: “Tunnelvision”; See here; iTunes; On Tour) (Artery Recordings)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
David Byrne “Live From Austin, TX” (CD/DVD set capturing his show from Nov. 28, 2001; Vinyl, with download card) (New West)
Captain Beyond “Lost & Found 1972-1973” (Vinyl) (Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
Rita Coolidge “Beautiful Evening: Live in Japan (Expanded Edition)” (1980 album, originally released only in Japan, Hong Kong and Australia; remastered, with five bonus tracks) (Real Gone Music)
Jesse Ed Davis “Red Dirt Boogie: The Atco Recordings 1970-1972” (19 songs) (Real Gone Music)
Doris Day “Day Time on the Radio: Lost Radio Duets from the Doris Day Show (1952-1953)” (32-song collection includes duets songs with Gordon MacRae, Kirk Douglas, Ronald Reagan, Donald O’Connor, Howard Keel, etc.) (Real Gone Music)
Grateful Dead “Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 5 – Boston Music Hall 6/9/76” (three-CD, 29-song set; eBay; Merch) (Real Gone Music)
Engelbert Humperdinck “Engelbert Humperdinck: 50” (two-CD, 39-song collection, marking 50 years since “Release Me,” includes a new remix of “Release Me” and two new songs, “I Followed My Heart” and “I Don’t Want To Call It Goodbye”; Read here), “Engelbert Humperdinck: The Complete Decca Studio Albums Collection” (11-CD box set; eBay; On Tour) (Decca / UMe)
Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge “Full Moon (Expanded Edition)” (1973 album; remastered, with eight bonus tracks) (Real Gone Music)
Robert Lamm (of Chicago) “Time to Chill: A Retrospective” (15-song solo retrospective; Read here; On Tour) (Omnivore Recordings)
Manic Street Preachers “Send Away the Tigers: 10 Year Collectors’ Edition” (2007 album; remastered by frontman James Dean Bradfield; two-CD, one-DVD folio bookset, featuring unheard demos, B-sides and rarities, plus their full 2007 Glastonbury set; Vinyl; Download; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Sony Music UK)
Bob Marley & The Wailers “Exodus 40” (40th anniversary edition of this 1977 classic, with the bonus “Exodus 40 – The Movement Continues …,” a Ziggy Marley-produced “restatement” of the original album; Vinyl, four-LP box set; eBay; Merch) (Tuff Gong / Island / UMe)
Sean Paul “Dutty Classics Collection” (18-song compilation; Download; On Tour) (Rhino / Atlantic)
The Stylistics “5 Classic Albums” (U.K. – Spectrum Audio)
U2 “The Joshua Tree (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1987 album; remastered, with “Live At Madison Square Garden 1987” on a second CD; Super Deluxe Edition, four-CD box set; Vinyl, seven-LP box set; Download; Digital Super Deluxe Edition; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Island / UMe)
Various artists “The British Invasion” (eight-CD, 122-song box set, with a DVD of “The Ed Sullivan Show”; Read here) (Time Life)
Various artists “The Sock Hop Collection” (eight-CD, 135-song box set; Read here) (Time Life)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio:
The Who “Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 2004 [DVD/CD]” (See here; Blu-ray/CD) (Eagle Rock)

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