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Published on March 29th, 2018 | by Gerry Galipault

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New Releases: March 30, 2018

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Alexandre Desplat, various artists “Isle of Dogs (Original Soundtrack)” (Wes Anderson’s stop-motion film opened March 23; See here; Vinyl; Download; In Theaters; Merch) (ABKCO)
Amen Dunes (indie psych-folk band project led by Damon McMahon) “Freedom” (new single: “Believe”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Sacred Bones)
Anna & Elizabeth (avant-garde folk duo) “The Invisible Comes To Us” (first single: “Mother in the Graveyard”; Hear here; NPR’s All Songs Considered; Vinyl; Download) (Smithsonian Folkways)
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)
Ramin Djawadi, various artists “A Wrinkle in Time (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Madeleine L’Engle; Download; In Theaters; Merch) (Walt Disney)
Escape the Fate “I Am Human” (first single: “Empire”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Eleven Seven Music)
Frankie Cosmos (NYC indie-pop quartet) “Vessel” (producer: Hunter Davidsohn; new single: “Apathy”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Sub Pop)
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)
Jukebox the Ghost “Off to the Races” (first single: “Everybody’s Lonely”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Jukebox the Ghost, LLC / Caroline)
KIDZ BOP Kids “KIDZ BOP Summer ’18” (22 songs) (KIDZ BOP)
Hayley Kiyoko (singer-actress) “Expectations” (new single: “Curious”; Hear here; Read here; Download; iTunes; Filmography) (EMPIRE / Atlantic)
Ruth Koleva (Bulgarian singer-songwriter) “Confidence. Truth” (featuring the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra; producer: Gueorgiu Linev; new single: “Didn’t I”; Hear here; See here; Download; iTunes) (Fat Beats / 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)
Light the Torch (L.A. trio formerly known as Devil You Know) “Revival” (first single: “Die Alone”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download) (Nuclear Blast)
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; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Read here; Vinyl; Download; 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)
Octopus “Supernatural Alliance” (first single: “Supernatural Alliance”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Rise Above)
Orquesta Akokán (Cuban big-band collective led by vocalist José Pepito Gómez) “Orquesta Akokán” (producer: Jacob Plasse; first single: “Mambo Rapidito”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; 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 First Listen; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Big Crown)
Red Shahan (West Texas troubadour) “Culberson County” (producer: Elijah Ford; new single: “Revolution”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (7013 / 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:
Andre Akinyele “Telegram Mews” (producer: Akinyele; guests: EFFIIGY, Jon O’Bergh; first single: “The Ballad of Dorothy Parker”; Hear here) (Orange River)
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; On Tour) (Tone Tree Music)
Delroy Edwards (L.A. retro-synth producer) “Rio Grande” (first single: “When I Think”; Hear here; iTunes) (L.A. Club Resource)
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 First Listen; CD, out April 27; iTunes) (Mello Music Group)
Great Peacock (Nashville-based Americana quartet) “Gran Pavo Real” (producer: Dexter Green; Hear here; On Tour) (Ropeadope)
Her “Her” (new single: “Neighborhood”; Hear here; iTunes) (Republic)
Leah James (daughter of former Eagles member Don Felder) “While She Sleeps” (producer: James; new single: “Wildfire”; Hear here) (Leah James)
Lowlight (N.J. synth-pop quintet) “Born to Run” (four-song EP; new single: “Nights & Weekends”; Hear/read here; On Tour, with The Pretenders) (BNS Sessions)
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)
Sampson “Dark Sky Nights” (producers: the Balconies; new single: “Damned”; Hear here; iTunes) (CCS Rights Management)
SOOMA (Swiss rock trio) “SOOMA” (first single: “Karoshi”; See here; iTunes; On Tour) (Ambulance Recordings)
Trace Mountains (Brooklyn musician Dave Benton of LVL UP) “A Partner To Lean On” (Hear here; Vinyl) (Figure 2 RC)

More Digital Releases for March 30, 2018 »

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)
Geoff & Maria Muldaur “Pottery Pie” (1968 album; remastered), “Sweet Potatoes” (1972 album; remastered) (Omnivore Recordings)

More Releases for March 30, 2018 »

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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