New releases

Published on November 13th, 2017 | by Gerry Galipault

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New Releases: March 30, 2018

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Caitlin Canty (Nashville-based singer-songwriter) “Motel Bouquet” (producer: Noam Pikelny; guests: Aoife O’Donovan, Stuart Duncan; first single: “Take Me for a Ride”; Hear/read here) (Tone Tree Music)
Mary Chapin Carpenter “Sometimes Just the Sky” (producer: Ethan Johns; recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios; first single: a reworking of her 1989 track “Heroes and Heroines”; Hear/read here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Lambent Light)
Chris Carter “Chris Carter’s Chemistry Lessons Volume One” (Throbbing Gristle founding member’s first solo album in 17 years; first single: “Blissters”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Mute)
DADDY (Will Kimbrough & Tommy Womack) “Let’s Do This” (Hear here) (Soundly Music)
En Vogue “Electric Café” (vocal group consists of Terry Ellis, Cindy Herron and Rhona Bennett; producers: Raphael Saadiq, Dem Jointz, Denzil Foster, Thomas McElroy, Curtis “Sauce” Wilson; first single: “Rocket,” written by Ne-Yo; See here; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (eOne Music)
Escape the Fate “I Am Human” (first single: “Empire”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Eleven Seven Music)
The Garden “Mirror Might Steal Your Charm” (first single: “No Destination”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Epitaph)
Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite “No Mercy In This Land” (first single: “No Mercy In This Land”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition, with three bonus live tracks; iTunes) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
Holy Wave “Adult Fear” (first single: “Adult Fear”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Reverberation Appreciation Society)
Leah James (daughter of former Eagles member Don Felder) “While She Sleeps” (producer: James; new single: “Wildfire”; Hear here) (Leah James)
Jukebox the Ghost “Off to the Races” (first single: “Everybody’s Lonely”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Jukebox the Ghost, LLC / Caroline)
Hayley Kiyoko (singer-actress) “Expectations” (new single: “Curious”; Hear here; Read here; Download; iTunes; Filmography) (EMPIRE / Atlantic)
Ruth Koleva (Bulgarian singer-songwriter) “Confidence. Truth” (new single: “I Don’t Know Why”; Hear here) (Flat Live Collective)
Bettye LaVette “Things Have Changed” (covers of Bob Dylan songs; producer: Steve Jordan; guests: Keith Richards, Trombone Shorty; first single: “Things Have Changed”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Verve)
The Lonely Biscuits (Nashville indie-rock trio) “The Universe in You” (first single: “Blue Glass”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Soundly Music)
The Manhattan Transfer “The Junction” (first single: “Cantaloop [Flip Out!]”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (BMG Rights Management)
Ashley McBryde “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” (producer: Jay Joyce; first single: “A Little Dive Bar In Dahlonega”; Hear here; Vinyl; On Tour) (Atlantic / Warner Nashville)
The Motels “The Last Few Beautiful Days” (their first album in 10 years; iTunes; eBay) (Sunset Blvd.)
Kacey Musgraves “Golden Hour” (Musgraves co-wrote and co-produced her fourth album with Ian Fitchuk and Daniel Tashian; Read here; Vinyl; iTunes; On Tour) (MCA Nashville)
Naked Giants (Seattle trio) “SLUFF” (producer: Steve Fisk; first single: “TV”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; On Tour) (New West)
Orquesta Akokán (Cuban big-band collective led by vocalist José Pepito Gómez) “Orquesta Akokán” (producer: Jacob Plasse; first single: “Mambo Rapidito”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Daptone)
Lindi Ortega “Liberty” (a three-part concept album reflecting loss, seance, resurrection and freedom; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Shadowbox Music)
Kim Richey “Edgeland” (guests: Chuck Prophet, Pat McLaughlin, Mando Saenz; first single: “The Get Together”; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Yep Roc)
The Shacks (young NYC band) “Haze” (producers: guitarist Max Shrager, Big Crown co-founder Leon Michels; first single: “Follow Me”; Hear here; NPR’s Songs We Love; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Big Crown)
Red Shahan (West Texas troubadour) “Culberson County” (producer: Elijah Ford; new single: “Someone Someday”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Thirty Tigers)
The Vaccines “Combat Sports” (producer: Ross Orton; new single: “I Can’t Quit”; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Columbia)
The Voidz (Julian Casablancas’ band) “Virtue” (new single: “Leave It in My Dreams”; Hear here; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (RCA)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Frankie Cosmos (NYC indie-pop quartet) “Vessel” (first single: “Jesse”; Hear here; See here) (Sub Pop)
Jean Grae & Quelle Chris (hip-hop couple) “Everything’s Fine” (guests: Michael Che, Nick Offerman, Ashok “Dap” Kondabolu, Denmark Vessey, Anna Wise, Your Old Droog, Big Tone; first single: “OhSh,” feat. Hannibal Buress; Hear here; NPR’s Songs We Love; iTunes) (Mello Music Group)
Her “Her” (new single: “Neighborhood”; Hear here; iTunes) (Republic)
Light the Torch (L.A. trio formerly known as Devil You Know) “Revival” (first single: “Die Alone”; Hear here; See here) (Nuclear Blast)
OKLO (U.K. electronic band) “International Waters” (five-song EP; producer: Tom Carmichael; first single: “I Climatize”; Hear here) (GODEATGOD, April 3)
Eva Salina & Peter Stan “Sudbina” (a tribute to Serbian Roma singer Vida Pavlović; iTunes; On Tour) (Vogiton)

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Eric Andersen “The Essential Eric Andersen” (two CDs, 33 songs; remastered by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios in New York; eBay) (Real Gone Music)
BTS “Face Yourself” (Japanese versions of all their singles, with two new songs; See here; Merch) (BigHit Entertainment)
The Cars “Shake It Up (Expanded Edition)” (1981 album; remastered, with eight bonus demos, remixes and studio outtakes; Vinyl; Download), “Heartbeat City (Expanded Edition)” (1984 album; remastered, with seven bonus demos, remixes and studio outtakes; Vinyl; Download) (Elektra / Rhino)
The Damnation of Adam Blessing (1960s proto-metal/psych band from Cleveland) “The Damnation of Adam Blessing [Vinyl]” (1968 album; Hear here), “The Second Damnation [Vinyl]” (1970 album; both releases, on vinyl for the first time since 1969-70, were remastered from the original master tapes by Eliot Kissileff; Hear here; Read here) (Exit Stencil Recordings)
The Lawrence Arms “We Are the Champions of the World” (29-song best-of, handpicked by the band; Hear here; Vinyl) (Fat Wreck Chords)
Bette Midler “Live at Last” (1977 album, recorded at the Cleveland Music Hall during her 1976 Depression Tour; remastered; eBay; Merch; Filmography) (Friday Music)

Next Week: April 6, 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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