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Published on May 10th, 2018 | by Gerry Galipault

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New Releases: May 11, 2018Updated 

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Arctic Monkeys “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino” (their first album in five years; producers: James Ford, frontman Alex Turner; Hear here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with 32-page lyric book; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Domino)
Bad Wolves (L.A. hard-rock quintet) “Disobey” (includes their cover of The Cranberries’ “Zombie,” which Dolores O’Riordan had planned to duet on but died before her recording session; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Eleven Seven Music)
Beach House “7” (first single: “Lemon Glow”; Hear here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; iTunes) (Sub Pop)
The Body “I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer.” (first single: “Nothing Stirs”; NPR’s All Songs Considered; Vinyl) (Thrill Jockey)
Brent Cobb “Providence Canyon” (first single: “King of Alabama”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Low Country Sound / Elektra)
Ry Cooder “The Prodigal Son” (his first album since 2012; first single: “Shrinking Man”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; eBay; On Tour) (Fantasy)
Simone Dinnerstein / A Far Cry “Circles – Piano Concertos by Bach + Glass” (features the world premiere recording of Glass’ “Piano Concerto No. 3,” a new concerto for piano and strings co-commissioned by A Far Cry and composed by Glass specifically for Dinnerstein; producer: Adam Abeshouse; NPR First Listen; iTunes; On Tour) (Orange Mountain Music)
Richard Edwards (of Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s) “Verdugo” (Vinyl) (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Luke Haines “I Sometimes Dream of Glue” (first single: “Everybody’s Coming Together for the Summer”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download) (Cherry Red)
La Luz (Seattle surf-doo-wop group) “Floating Features” (first single: “Cicada”; Hear here; See here; Amazon UK; Download; On Tour) (Hardly Art)
Las Rosas (Brooklyn psych-rock trio) “Shadow By Your Side” (new single: “Tax Man”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Greenway)
Sarah Louise (North Carolina singer-guitarist) “Deeper Woods” (new single: “When Winter Turns”; See here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; iTunes) (Thrill Jockey)
The Magic Numbers “Outsiders” (first single: “Sweet Divide”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; On Tour) (Role Play)
Marian Hill “Unusual” (producers: Marian Hill, Boi-1da; guest: Steve Davit; new single: “Differently”; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Photo Finish / Republic)
Loreena McKennitt “Lost Souls” (her first album of original material since 2006, recorded in Hamilton, Canada, at Catherine North Studios and at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios near Bath, England; producer: McKennitt; Amazon UK; Amazon.ca; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Quinlan Road / UMe)
The National Reserve “Motel La Grange” (first single: “Standing on the Corner”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Ramseur)
Jizzy Pearl (Love/Hate frontman and former L.A. Guns, Ratt and Quiet Riot singer) “All You Need Is Soul” (Hear here; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
Potatohead People (Vancouver production duo) “Nick & Astro’s Guide to the Galaxy” (guests: Nanna B, Illa J, K-Maxx, Kapok, Moka Only, Trian Kayhatu; new single: “Morning Sun”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Bastard Jazz)
Charlie Puth “Voicenotes” (new single: “How Long”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Artist Partner Group)
RSO (Richie Sambora + Orianthi) “Radio Free America” (producer: Bob Rock; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (BMG Rights Management)
The Sea and Cake “Any Day” (Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; iTunes) (Thrill Jockey)
Sevendust “All I See Is War” (producer: Michael “Elvis” Baskette; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Rise)
Simian Mobile Disco “Murmurations” (guests: The Deep Throat Choir; first single: “Caught in a Wave”; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay) (Wichita Recordings)
Strung Out “Black Out the Sky” (Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Fat Wreck Chords)
Jess Williamson “Cosmic Wink” (new single: “Mama Proud”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour, with Loma) (Mexican Summer)
Luke Winslow-King “Blue Mesa” (first single: “Leghorn Women”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Bloodshot)
Mike Zito “First Class Life” (On Tour) (Ruf)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Paul Beaubrun (Haitian-American roots/blues musician) “Ayibobo” (first single: “Why Don’t You Love Me”; See here; On Tour) (Ropeadope)
Brother Hawk (Atlanta-based blues rock quartet) “The Clear Lake” (new single: “Good As Gold,” feat. Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Brother Hawk)
Crooked Teeth “Pastel” (three-song EP; producer: Matt Lang; first single: “Crawl,” feat. Stand Atlantic’s Bonnie Fraser; See here; iTunes; On Tour) (Rude)
Fascinator (NYC-based, Australian-bred multi-instrumentalist) “Water Sign” (first single: “Sex Crystals”; See here; On Tour, with Pond) (Spinning Top)
Brandon Grafius (Michigan singer-songwriter) “Highways and Backroads” (Hear here) (Lost Mitten)
Benjamin Jaffe (of HONEYHONEY) “Oh, Wild Ocean of Love” (new single: “Susan the Cat”; Hear here; See here; iTunes; On Tour) (Diamond Family)
Leon III “Leon III” (producer: Mark Nevers; first single: “Between the Saddle & the Ground”; See here; iTunes; On Tour) (Cornelius Chapel)
The Lied To’s (Boston-based roots duo) “The Lesser of Two Evils” (first single: “Cruel World”; Hear here; On Tour) (Hollow Body)
TENTS (Portland alt-rock/comfort-pop band) “Deer Keeps Pace” (first single: “Back Yards”; Hear here; On Tour) (Badman Recording Co.)
Wajatta (comedian-musician Reggie Watts with EDM artist John Tejada) “Casual High Technology” (first single: “Runnin'”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; iTunes) (Comedy Dynamics)

More Digital Releases for May 11, 2018 »

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Leonard Bernstein “Bernstein: Complete Works” (29-CD box set; eBay) (Deutsche Grammophon)
Glenn Frey “Above the Clouds: The Very Best of Glenn Frey” (15 songs; Download; iTunes), “Above the Clouds: The Collection” (four-disc box set includes “Above the Clouds: The Very Best of Glenn Frey,” rarities and a live DVD filmed at the National Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, on Sept. 15, 1992; Read here; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition; iTunes; eBay) (Geffen / UMe)
Jerry Garcia “Before the Dead” (four-CD box set, produced and curated by longtime Grateful Dead publicist and author Dennis McNally with documentarian Brian Miksis; featuring songs as far back as Garcia’s 16th birthday in 1961; Hear/read here; Vinyl; Download; eBay; Merch) (Round / Caroline)
Buck Owens “The Complete Capitol Singles: 1967-1970” (two CDs, 36 songs; eBay) (Omnivore Recordings)

More Releases for May 11, 2018 »

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio/label:
John Mellencamp “Plain Spoken: From The Chicago Theatre [DVD/CD]” (See here; Read here; Blu-ray/CD; Download; eBay; Merch) (Eagle Rock)

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Next Week: May 18, 2018

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