New releases

Published on April 19th, 2017 | by Gerry Galipault

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New Releases: Oct. 20, 2017

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Adelitas Way “Notorious” (producers: Jake Scherer, Johnny K, Brian Howes, Johnny Andrews, Dave Bassett; new single: “Notorious”; Hear here; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (The Vegas Syn / The Fuel Music)
Jaye Bartell “In a Time of Trouble, a Wild Exultation” (first single: “The Wilderness”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Sinderlyn)
Tracy Bonham “Modern Burdens” (a reimagining of her 1996 debut album, “The Burdens of Being Upright”; guests: Kay Hanley, Rachael Yamagata, Tanya Donelly, Angie Hart, Nicole Atkins, Kathryn Calder, Sadie Dupius; Vinyl; Download; eBay; On Tour) (Second Motion)
Boyz II Men “Under the Streetlight” (covers of R&B vocal standards, with one original song; guests: Brian McKnight, Take 6, Amber Riley; Read here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Sony Masterworks)
Brand New “Science Fiction” (released digitally on Aug. 17; producer: Mike Sapone; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Procrastinate! Music Traitors)
Phillip Brandon (singer-songwriter toured for eights as narrator for Trans Siberian Orchestra) “The Story Begins” (producers: Preston Glass, DrFord; guests: Eugene Gorskiy, Victor Á. Carracedo, Carlitos Cuba, Stan Loken, Brenda “Ms. B.” Davis, Otha White, J Marie, Ashley L. Brown, etc.; first single: “Come On”; See here; Download) (Davis Infinity)
Buffalo Killers “Alive and Well in Ohio” (producers: brothers Zachary and Andrew Gabbard; first single: “Parachute”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Alive Naturalsound)
Bully “Losing” (first single: “Feel the Same”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Sub Pop)
John Carpenter “Anthology (Movie Themes 1974-1998)” (13 newly recorded versions of the sci-fi/horror director’s film themes; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Filmography) (Sacred Bones)
Casting Crowns “It’s Finally Christmas” (six-song EP; On Tour) (Beach Street / Reunion)
Cheap Trick “Christmas Christmas” (covers of nine holiday classics, plus three new songs written by the band; producers: Cheap Trick, Julian Raymond; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Big Machine)
Destroyer “ken” (first single: “Sky’s Grey”; Hear here; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition; iTunes; On Tour) (Merge)
Elizabeth and the Catapult “Keepsake” (producers: Dan Molad and Peter Lalish of Lucius; first single: “We Can Pretend”; Hear here; Download) (Compass)
Europe “Walk the Earth” (producer: Dave Cobb; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Hell & Back Recordings)
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn “Echo in the Valley” (first single: “Don’t Let It Bring You Down”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Rounder)
Grandbrothers (piano/experimental duo from Düsseldorf) “Open” (first single: “Bloodflow”; See here; Download; iTunes) (City Slang)
GWAR “The Blood of Gods” (eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Metal Blade)
Niall Horan “Flicker” (new single: “Too Much To Ask”; Hear here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs and a poster; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Capitol)
Hanne Hukkelberg “Trust” (first single: “IRL”; Hear here) (Propeller Recordings)
Kllo (Australian electronic pop duo) “Backwater” (first single: “Virtue”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Ghostly International)
Lean Year “Lean Year” (debut album from Richmondbased singer Emilie Rex and filmmaker/musician Rick Alverson; producers: Alverson, engineer Erik Hall; first single: “Watch Me”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Western Vinyl)
Lindstrøm (Norwegian producer) “It’s Alright Between Us As It Is” (guests: Jenny Hval, Frida Sundemo, Grace Hall; first single: “Shinin”; Hear here) (Smalltown Supersound / Feedelity Recordings)
Willie Nelson with Lukas and Micah Nelson “Willie and The Boys: Willie’s Stash Vol. 2” (much of the album was recorded six years ago, featuring covers of country music standards and classics, including seven by Hank Williams Sr.; producer: Buddy Cannon; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Legacy Recordings)
NRBQ “Happy Talk” (five-song EP, three originals and two covers) (Omnivore Recordings)
Porter & The Bluebonnet Rattlesnakes “Don’t Go Baby It’s Gonna Get Weird Without You” (Americana artist Chris Porter and bandmate Mitchell Vandenberg were killed in a van crash on their way to play a show in Baltimore in October 2016; producer: Will Johnson; Hear here) (Cornelius Chapel)
Margo Price “All American Made” (producers: husband Jeremy Ivey, Alex Munoz, Matt Ross-Spang; guests: Willie Nelson, The McCrary Sisters; Hear here; Read here; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Third Man)
Darius Rucker “When Was the Last Time” (second single: “For the First Time”; Hear here) (Capitol Nashville)
Sons of Apollo (new supergroup featuring former members of Dream Theater, Guns N’ Roses and Journey) “Psychotic Symphony” (producers: group members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian; first single: “Signs of the Time”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes) (InsideOut Music)
Stephanie K “Troublemaker” (five-song EP; producers: Michael J. Powell, Trend Def) (Woodward Avenue / RED)
Lindsey Stirling “Warmer in the Winter” (Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs; Vinyl; On Tour) (Concord)
Supersonic Blues Machine (feat. Kenny Aronoff, Fabrizio Grossi, Lance Lopez) “Californisoul” (guests: Billy F. Gibbons, Steve Lukather, Walter Trout, Eric Gales, Robben Ford; first single: “L.O.V.E.”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Mascot Label Group / Provogue)
Trivium “The Sin and the Sentence” (producer: Josh Wilbur; new single: “The Heart From Your Hate”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Roadrunner)
Turnpike Troubadours “A Long Way From Your Heart” (producer: Ryan Hewitt; Read here; On Tour; Merch) (Bossier City / Thirty Tigers)
Various artists “Tegan and Sara Present The Con X: Covers” (other artists cover songs off Tegan and Sara’s “The Con” to mark their debut album’s 10th anniversary; all net proceeds go to the Tegan and Sara Foundation to fight for LGBTQ girls and women; contributors: Ryan Adams, Hayley Williams, CHVRCHES, Sara Bareilles, City and Colour, PVRIS, etc.; Read here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Warner)
Veil of Maya (Illinois hard rock quartet) “False Idol” (producers: Max Schad, Brandon Paddock; first single: “Overthrow”; Hear here; See here; Download; On Tour) (Sumerian)
We Came As Romans “Cold Like War” (Hear here; See here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (SharpTone)
Chris Young “Losing Sleep” (producers: Young, Corey Crowder; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (RCA Nashville)


New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Brookes Brothers “Orange Lane” (guests: Danny Byrd, ShockOne, Charlotte Haining, Majesty, Pierre Da Silva, Shezar & Bossman Birdie, Chrom3; first single: “Movin’ On”; Hear here) (Viper Recordings)
CyHra “Letters to Myself” (new band led by former Amaranthe singer Jake E. and ex-In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad; first single: “Karma”; Hear here; iTunes) (Spinefarm)
Giraffage (San Francisco-based producer) “Too Real” (guests: Japanese Breakfast, Matosic, Angelica Bass, Harrison Lipton; first single: “Slowly”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Counter)
Pacifico (indie pop-rock songwriter Matthew Schwartz) “Everest” (first single: “Go Alone”; See here) (pacifirecords)
Radiator Hospital (Philly indie pop/punk band) “Play the Song You Like” (first single: “Dance Number”; See here; NPR All Songs Considered; iTunes; On Tour) (Salinas)
Sharp Veins “bleeds colors and puddles” (six-song EP; first single: “learn boxing miami”; Hear here; iTunes) (UNO NYC)
Paul van Dyk “From Then On” (guests: Vincent Corver, M.I.K.E. Push, Fred Baker, Gaelan, Eric Lumiere, Rebecca Louise Burch, etc.; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Vandit)
Warbly Jets (L.A.-based synth-driven guitar rock band) “Warbly Jets” (new single: “4th Coming Bomb”; Hear here; See here) (Rebel Union Recordings)
Jessie Ware “Glasshouse” (guest: The Blue Nile’s Paul Buchanan; Hear here; CD, out Nov. 3; Digital Deluxe Edition, with five extra songs; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (PMR / Friends Keep Secrets / Interscope)

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Mariah Carey “Butterfly [Vinyl]” (1997 album; commemorative 12″ Vinyl Picture Disc, marking the album’s 20th anniversary; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Columbia / Legacy)
Debbie Gibson “We Could Be Together” (30-year career retrospective featuring 10 CDs and three DVDs, with more than 200 tracks, including new material) (Edsel)
The Jam “1977 (40th Anniversary Edition)” (four-CD, one-DVD box set, featuring the albums “In the City” and “This Is the Modern World” with unreleased demos and live recordings, a DVD containing TV appearances and promo videos and a 144-page book; See here; Read here; Download) (Polydor / UMe)
Leroy Hutson (Curtis Mayfield’s handpicked replacement in The Impressions) “Anthology 1972-84” (two CDs, 19 songs; Hear here; Vinyl) (Acid Jazz)
Tom Keifer (Cinderella singer-guitarist) “The Way Life Goes (Deluxe Edition)” (2013 album, with two new bonus songs, including a remake of Cinderella’s “Nobody’s Fool” with Lzzy Hale of Halestorm; Hear here; http://fave.co/2xBOMv0On Tour) (Cleopatra)
Nick Lowe “Pinker and Prouder Than Previous” (1988 album; remastered; Vinyl), “Party of One” (1990 album; remastered; Vinyl) (Yep Roc)
Marshall Tucker Band “Carolina Dreams Tour ’77 (Expanded Edition)” (three-CD set) (Ramblin’)
George Michael “Listen Without Prejudice (25th Anniversary Edition)” (1990 album; remastered, with a second CD containing 1996’s “MTV Unplugged”; Read here; Super Deluxe Edition; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; Merch) (Columbia / Legacy)
Pentatonix “A Pentatonix Christmas Deluxe” (2016 album; with 10 new additional songs; On Tour; Merch) (RCA)
Pet Shop Boys “Yes: Further Listening 2008-2010” (2009 album; remastered three-CD set; Vinyl; Download; iTunes), “Elysium: Further Listening 2011-2012” (2012 album; remastered; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Rhino / Parlophone)
The Smiths “The Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)” (three-CD, one-DVD box set; 1986 album; remastered, with demos, B-sides and alternative versions, plus “Live in Boston,” recorded on Aug. 5, 1986; the DVD features the 2017 master of the album in 96kHz / 24-bit PCM stereo and “The Queen Is Dead – A Film By Derek Jarman”; Vinyl, five-LP box set; Download) (Rhino / Warner)
Various artists “Stax Country” (16 rare and unreleased country songs, recorded in the early to mid-1970s; Vinyl) (Craft Recordings)
Frank Zappa “Halloween 77” (three-CD set includes all six shows in their entirety, performed Oct. 28-31, 1977, at the Palladium in New York; eBay; Merch) (Zappa / UMe)

Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Fever to Tell (Deluxe Remastered)” (2003 album; with 17 bonus demos, B-sides, outtakes and compilation-only tracks; Hear here; On Tour) (Interscope / UMe)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio/label:
Slipknot “Day of the Gusano [DVD/CD]” (documentary, on the band’s first tour of Mexico in December 2015, was directed by M.Shawn Crahan, aka Clown; See here; Blu-ray/CD; Deluxe Edition, with a second DVD disc; Vinyl Deluxe Edition, three LPs and one DVD; eBay; Merch) (Eagle Vision)

Next Week: Oct. 27, 2017

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