New releases

Published on May 12th, 2017 | by Gerry Galipault

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New Releases: Oct. 6, 2017

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Zak Abel (U.K. singer-songwriter) “Only When We’re Naked” (new single: “All I Ever Do [Is Say Goodbye]”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Atlantic)
a-ha “MTV Unplugged – Summer Solstice” (guests: Alison Moyet, Ian McCulloch, Lissie, Ingrid Helene Håvik; first single: “This Is Our Home”; See here; Vinyl; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Universal)
Alabama “American Christmas” (On Tour) (BMG Rights Management)
August Burns Red “Phantom Anthem” (first single: “Invisible Enemy”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Fearless)
Jeff Beck “Live at the Hollywood Bowl [CD / Blu-ray]” (recorded and filmed in the summer of 2016; guests: Steven Tyler, Billy F. Gibbons, Buddy Guy, Jan Hammer, Beth Hart, Jimmy Hall; See here; Read here; Vinyl + DVD; eBay; Merch) (Eagle Rock)
The Black Dahlia Murder “Nightbringers” (Hear here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Metal Blade)
The Blow Monkeys “The Wild River” (their 10th studio album; first single: “Crying for the Moon”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; eBay; On Tour) (Monks Road)
Blue Hawaii “Tenderness” (the electronic duo’s first album in four years; producer: Alexander Kerby; first single: “No One Like You”; Hear here; Download) (Arbutus)
Ane Brun “Leave Me Breathless” (featuring covers of Foreigner, Bob Dylan, Radiohead, Elvis Presley, The Righteous Brothers, Mariah Cary, Nick Cave, Tom Petty, Joni Mitchell, Sade, Mariah Carey, etc.; producers: Brun, Anton Sundell, Johan Lindström; Vinyl) (Balloon Ranger)
Carla Bruni (Italian-French singer-songwriter and former French first lady) “French Touch” (English-language collection of cover songs; producer: David Foster; guest: Willie Nelson; first single: a cover of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence”; See here; Download; eBay) (Verve)
Jeremy Camp “The Answer” (first single: “My Defender”; Hear here; See here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Stolen Pride / Sparrow)
Albert Castiglia “Up All Night” (Hear here; On Tour) (Ruf)
Joseph Childress “Joseph Childress” (producer: Mike Coykendall; new single: “Footsteps”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Empty Cellar)
The Church “man woman life death infinity” (second single: “Undersea”; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Unorthodox Recordings)
Citizen “As You Please” (producer: Will Yip; first single: “Jet”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Run For Cover)
Cults (synthpop duo) “Offering” (first single: “Offering”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Sinderlyn)
The Darkness “Pinewood Smile” (Rufus Taylor, son of Queen’s Roger Taylor, is the band’s new drummer; producer: Adrian Bushby; first single: “All the Pretty Girls”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; eBay) (Cooking Vinyl)
Lara Fabian “Camouflage” (first single: “Growing Wings”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (9 Productions)
Fantasia “Christmas After Midnight” (producer: Ron Fair; guest: CeeLo Green; Vinyl; On Tour) (Concord)
Liam Gallagher “As You Were” (producers: Greg Kurstin, Dan Grech-Marguerat; first single: “Wall of Glass”; Hear here; Amazon U.K.; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Warner)
Dhani Harrison “IN///PARALLEL” (debut album for the son of George Harrison; first single: “All About Waiting”; Hear here; Read here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (BMG Rights Management)
The Hempolics “Kiss, Cuddle & Torture: Volume 1” (new single: “Boss Clock Me Style”; Hear here; On Tour) (Shark Free)
Humming House (Nashville quartet) “Companion” (first single: “Takin’ Over”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Soundly Music)
Kelela “Take Me Apart” (producers: Kelela, Arca, Jam City; first single: “LMK”; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Warp)
Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys “Pretty Peggy” (producers: Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, Ross-Rothero Bourge, Gareth Young; guests: Cara Dillon, Geoff Lakeman, Damien O’Kane, Michael McGoldrick; See here; Download; iTunes) (Navigator)
King Leg (L.A.-based rocker) “Meet King Leg” (producers: Dwight Yoakam, Chris Lord-Alge; first single: “Great Outdoors”; Hear here; See here; On Tour) (Sire)
Lisa Loeb “Lullaby Girl” (Amazon Originals release features a quartet led by keyboardist Larry Goldings; producers: Rich Jacques, Goldings; Hear/read here; Download) (Furious Rose Productions)
Marilyn Manson “Heaven Upside Down” (first single: “We Know Where You Fucking Live”; Hear here; Read here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Hell Etc. / Loma Vista Recordings)
Demetria McKinney (starred on the TBS sitcom “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”) “Officially Yours” (first single: “Easy”; Hear here; On Tour) (eOne Music)
JD McPherson “Undivided Heart & Soul” (recorded at RCA Studio B in Nashville; producers: McPherson, Dan Molad; guests: Jack Lawrence, Jess Wolfe, Holly Laessig, Nicole Atkins; first single: “Lucky Penny”; Hear here; NPR Songs We Love; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (New West)
Mister Heavenly “Boxing the Moonlight” (the indie rock supergroup’s first album in six years; first single: “Beat Down”; Hear here; Download) (Polyvinyl)
My Ticket Home (Columbus, Ohio, hard-rock quartet) “unReal” (producer: Fred Archambault; first single: “Thrush”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Spinefarm)
New Politics “Lost in Translation” (first single: “One of Us”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (DCD2 / Warner)
NF (Christian rap artist) “Perception” (Hear here; See here; Download; iTunes) (NF Real Music)
Jerrod Niemann “This Ride” (first single: “God Made a Woman”; See here; On Tour) (Curb)
Kele Okereke (Bloc Party frontman) “Fatherhood” (guests: Corinne Bailey Rae, Years & Years’ Olly Alexander; new single: “Streets Been Talkin'”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (BMG Rights Management)
Paperhaus (D.C.-based psychedelic rock band) “Are These the Questions That We Need To Ask?” (new single: “Nanana”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Misra)
The Rasmus “Dark Matters” (first single: “Paradise”; See here; Download; iTunes) (Playground Music)
André Rieu “Shall We Dance” (See here; Target-Exclusive CD/DVD, with two bonus songs; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Decca Gold)
Whitney Rose “Rule 62” (Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Six Shooter / Thirty Tigers)
The Selecter “Daylight” (new single: “Frontline”; See here; Read here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (DMF)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (synth artist) “The Kid” (first single: “An Intention”; Hear here; Read here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Western Vinyl)
Gwen Stefani “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” (the title track is a duet with boyfriend Blake Shelton; Hear here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with 24-page photo booklet; Download; iTunes) (Interscope)
Richard Thompson “Acoustic Rarities” (acoustic renderings of classic songs from his catalog; eBay; Merch) (Beeswing)
Thousand Below “The Love You Let Too Close” (Hear here; On Tour) (Rise)
Various artists “Hadestown: The Myth. The Musical. (Live Original Cast Recording)” (music, lyrics and book by Anais Mitchell; directed by Rachel Chavkin; Hear here; Download) (Rhino Warner Classics)
Various artists “WOW Hits 2018” (two CDs, 30 songs; Deluxe Edition, with six extra songs) (WOW)
The Weather Station “The Weather Station” (first single: “Thirty”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Paradise of Bachelors)
The White Buffalo “Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights” (first single: “The Observatory”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Unison Music Group / Thirty Tigers)
Wolf Parade “Cry Cry Cry” (their first album in seven years; producer: John Goodmanson; first single: “Valley Boy”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Sub Pop)
ZAIUS (Chicago post-instrumental group) “Of Adoration” (producer: Jeff Edwards; Hear here; Transparent Blue Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Prosthetic)


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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Carla dal Forno “The Garden” (four-song EP; Hear here; iTunes) (Blackest Ever Black)
Disciples of Babylon (Hollywood-based rock band) “The Rise and Fall of Babylon” (producer: Andres Torres; first single: “Without You”; Hear here; iTunes) (Symbiotic)
Holy Hum (aka Vancouver-based artist Andrew Lee) “All of My Bodies” (producer: Lee; first single: “White Buzz”; Hear here) (Kingfisher Bluez)
Gill Landry “Love Rides a Dark Horse” (guests: Klara Soderberg, Karen Elson, Odessa; first single: “Berlin”; See here; iTunes) (ATO)
Becca Mancari (Nashville singer-songwriter) “Good Woman” (new single: “Summertime Mama”; See here; NPR Songs We Love; iTunes) (Gold Tooth)
New Candys (Venice, Italy-based alt-rock band) “Bleeding Magenta” (producers: New Candys; first single: “Excess”; Hear here; See here) (Fuzz Club)
Rationale (London-based singer-producer) “Rationale” (new single: “Palms”; Hear here; See here; iTunes) (Warner / Best Laid Plans)
The Roseline (Kansas-based sextet) “Blood” (new single: “How to Be Kind”; Hear here; iTunes) (King Forward)
Jacob Sartorius “Left Me Hangin'” (six-song EP; new single: “Skateboard”; Hear here; iTunes) (T3 Music Group)
The Tin Can Collective (Long Island indie folk rock group) “Skeletown” (first single: “Polly Anna”; Hear here) (Tin Can)
TOKiMONSTA (L.A. producer Jennifer Lee) “Lune Rouge” (guests: Selah Sue, Yuna, MNDR, Saints, Isaiah Rashad, Joey Purp, Ambré, IO Echo; new single: “No Way”; Hear here; On Tour) (Young Art)
Various artists “An American Troubadour: The Songs of Steve Forbert” (first single: “Romeo’s Tune,” by Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers; See here; iTunes) (Blue Rose Music)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
PP Arnold “The Turning Tide” (unreleased recordings from 1969-70, produced by Barry Gibb, Eric Clapton, Caleb Quaye and Arnold; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; eBay) (Kundalini Music)
Carol Burnett “Carol Burnett Sings (Expanded Edition)” (1967 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks) (Real Gone Music)
Alan Jackson “Let It Be Christmas” (2002 album; On Tour) (Alan’s Country)
Bob Marley and the Wailers “Live! (Deluxe Edition)” (1975 album; remastered; two CDs; Download; eBay; Merch) (Tuff Gong / UMe)
Whitney Peyton “Firecracker – Pyro Edition” (2016 album, with 11 new songs; Hear here; Download; On Tour) (Tragic Hero)
Elvis Presley “Christmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra” (new orchestral accompaniments, produced by Nick Patrick and Don Reedman; Read here; Download; iTunes; eBay; U.K. Tour; Merch) (RCA / Legacy)
The Replacements “For Sale: Live At Maxwell’s 1986” (two CDs; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Rhino / Warner)
Scorpions “Best of Scorpions [Hybrid SACD]” (1979 album; remastered) (Mobile Fidelity)
Sepultura “Chaos A.D. (Expanded Edition)” (1993 album; remastered, with a second CD containing 17 bonus tracks; Read here; Vinyl) (Rhino / Atlantic)
Blake Shelton “Cheers!, It’s Christmas (2017 Edition)” (2012 album; with three new songs; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Warner Music Nashville)
Frank Sinatra “Ultimate Christmas” (20 songs; Vinyl; Download) (Capitol / UMe)
Spandau Ballet “Through the Barricades” (1986 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks; Vinyl; Download) (Epic / Legacy)
Spirit “Clear [Hybrid SACD]” (1969 album; remastered) (Mobile Fidelity)
The Turtles “Happy Together: The Best of The Turtles” (two CDs, 48 songs; Track list) (Music Club Deluxe)
Various artists “Dustin E presents … Cornflake USA Episode Ten: The Original Psychedelic Dream” (Read here) (Particles)
The Waterboys “This Is the Sea (Collector’s Edition)” (1985 album; remastered, with 14 bonus tracks), “Fisherman’s Blues” (1988 album; remastered; On Tour; eBay) (Chrysalis)
Whitesnake “Whitesnake (30th Anniversary Edition)” (1987 album; remastered; two CDs; Super Deluxe Edition, four CDs and one DVD; Vinyl; Standard CD; Download; Digital Super Deluxe Edition; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Rhino)
Jerry Yester “Pass Your Light Around” (compilation of 1970s recordings) (Omnivore Recordings)

Next Week: Oct. 13, 2017

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