New releases

Published on May 7th, 2017 | by Gerry Galipault


New Releases: Sept. 1, 2017

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Grascals “Before Breakfast” (producers: The Grascals; first single: “Sleepin’ With the Reaper”; Hear here; See here) (Mountain Home)

Terry Smith (co-founder / bass player, vocals) tells P&P: “Vocally, we’re gotten much stronger. We’ve had time to sing together and all the little details, like phrasing, have become better. Like the Osborne Bros. used to say, “You even breathe together,’ and that takes time, but it’s happened now. Again, it goes back to the natural element. We’ve naturally evolved vocally by having time to really get to know each other as singers, and John is such a strong vocalist that El and I can sing strong too. He’s inspired us.”

Danny Roberts (co-founder / mandolin) says: “I really like this record. I think the material separates it from previous projects. For instance, ‘Sleepin’ With the Reaper’ has a real modern feel that is unlike anything we’ve recorded in the past. It’s also cleverly written, with this really dark story that’s unusual in bluegrass. On the other side of the spectrum, we have ‘Delia,’ which is just as unique for our band because it’s got an old-time feel and we haven’t done a lot of that. It’s the type of song that makes you want to clap along and conveys a carefree attitude that audiences really respond well to. John plays clawhammer banjo on it, which is a first on any of our records.”

Hercules and Love Affair “Omnion” (guests: Sharon Van Etten, Gustaph, Rouge Mary, Faris Badwan, etc.; Hear here; See here; Download; iTunes) (BMG Rights Management)
Boney James “Honestly” (On Tour) (Concord)
Carole King “Tapestry: Live at Hyde Park” (CD/DVD set, recorded on July 3, 2016, her first-ever performance of the entire album in sequence; guests: Louise Goffin, Danny Kortchmar, the West End cast of “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”; eBay; Merch) (Legacy Recordings)
LCD Soundsystem “American Dream” (first single: “Call the Police”; Hear here; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (DFA / Columbia)
Mogwai “Every Country’s Sun” (first single: “Coolverine”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Temporary Residence Ltd.)
Nine Inch Nails “Add Violence EP” (first single: “Less Than”; Hear here) (The Null Corporation / Capitol)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark “The Punishment of Luxury” (new single: “Isotype”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe Edition; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (White Noise)
Joan Osborne “The Songs of Bob Dylan, Vol. 1” (On Tour) (eOne Music)
Paradise Lost “Medusa” (producer: Jaime Gomez Arellano; first single: “The Longest Winter”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Nuclear Blast)
The Script “Freedom Child” (first single: “Rain”; See here; Vinyl; Download) (Columbia)
Starsailor “All This Life” (first single: “Listen To Your Heart”; Hear here; On Tour) (Cooking Vinyl)

New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Dead Stars (Brooklyn trio) “Perfect Patterns” (first single: “Pink Clouds”; Hear here) (Weird Tree)
Jessica Lynn “Look At Me That Way” (three-song EP; producer: Patrick Hamilton; Hear here; On Tour) (Daydreamer)
Dar Stellabotta (cigar box guitar rocker from Maryland) “One Woman Jam” (first single: “Herb Lady”; Hear here; On Tour) (Dar Stellabotta, Sept. 5)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Association “The Association ‘Live'” (1970 album; remastered) (Varѐse Sarabande)
Chi Coltrane “Chi Coltrane / Let It Ride / Silk & Steel” (1972, 1974 and 1981 albums; remastered) (BGO)
Bill Evans “Another Time: The Hilversum Concert” (previously unreleased performance, recorded at the Netherlands Radio Union Studios on June 22, 1968, featuring bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jack DeJohnette ; Download) (Resonance)
Jan & Dean “Filet of Soul Redux: The Rejected Master Recordings” (1965 unreleased live comedy album with music; Hear/read here) (Omnivore Recordings)
John Sebastian “Stories We Could Tell: The Very Best of John Sebastian” (On Tour) (Varèse Sarabande)
The Verve “Urban Hymns (Deluxe Edition)” (1997 album; remastered, with the previously unreleased “Live at Haigh Hall 5.24.98” concert; Standard CD; Super Deluxe Edition, five-CD, one-DVD box set; Super Deluxe Vinyl Edition, six-LP box set) (Virgin / UMe)
Steve Winwood “Winwood: Greatest Hits Live” (two-CD, 23-song collection, handpicked by Winwood; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Wincraft)

Next Week: Sept. 8, 2017

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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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