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THIS WEEK: MAY 19, 2017

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Emily Barker “Sweet Kind of Love” (recorded at the Memphis studio Sam Phillips Recording Service; producer: Matt Ross-Spang; first single: “Sister Goodbye”; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Everyone Sang / Kartel Music Group)
B Boys “Dada” (first single: “Energy”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Captured Tracks)
Selwyn Birchwood (Tampa blues star) “Pick Your Poison” (producer: Birchwood; Hear here; On Tour) (Alligator)
Blond Ambition (L.A.-based musician Brian Harding) “Slow All Over” (See here; Download; iTunes) (Swoon City Music)
Chastity Brown (Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter) “Silhouette of Sirens” (Hear here; NPR First Listen; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Red House)
The Builders and the Butchers (Portland, Ore.-based Americana band) “The Spark” (first single: “Casket Lands”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; On Tour) (Badman Recording Co.)
Bullet Height (Berlin-based electronic-rock duo) “No Atonement” (Hear here) (Superball Music)
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) “Shake the Shudder” (producer: Patrick Ford; guests: Meah Pace, Nicole Fayu, Cameron Mesirow, Molly Schnick, Lea Lea; first single: “The One 2”; See here; Download; iTunes) (Warp)
The Como Mamas (soul/gospel trio) “Move Upstairs” (Hear here; NPR First Listen; Download; iTunes) (Daptone)
DragonForce “Reaching Into Infinity” (producer: Jens Bogren; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Metal Blade)
Scout Durwood (actress-comedian-singer) “Take One Thing Off” (producer: Dave Darling; See here; Download; iTunes) (Blue Élan)
Erasure “World Be Gone” (producers: Erasure; Hear here; On Tour; Merch) (Mute)
Faith Evans and The Notorious B.I.G. “The King & I” (duets album featuring unreleased Biggie vocals with original productions by DJ Premier, Just Blaze, Stevie J, Salaam Remi, Chucky Thompson, Puff Daddy, etc.; guests: Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Styles P, Lil Cease, Sheek Louch, 112, Lil Kim; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Rhino)
Fastball “Step Into Light” (their first album in six years; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour; eBay) (33 1/3)
Gothic Tropic (L.A. indie rock band) “Fast or Feast” (See here; Download; iTunes) (Old Flame)
Nick Hakim “Green Twins” (first single: “Bet She Looks Like You”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Read here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (ATO)
Honey West “Bad Old World” ( (NYC guitar-rock band led by Foreigner/King Crimson co-founder Ian McDonald and Shakespearean thespian Ted Zurkowski of The Actors Studio; first single: “Dementia”; Hear here; See here; Download) (Readout)
Jade Jackson “Gilded” (producer: Mike Ness; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
Jlin (Gary, Ind., electronic producer) “Black Origami” (Hear here; NPR First Listen; MP3) (Planet Mu)
Kaleido (Detroit rock quintet) “Experience” (new single: “Die Tryin'”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Luxor)
Pokey LaFarge “Manic Revelations” (Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Rounder)
Land of Talk “Life After Youth” (the Montreal indie-pop band’s first album in seven years; guests: Sharon Van Etten, Steve Shelley, Sal Maida; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Saddle Creek)
Left Lane Cruiser “Claw Machine Wizard” (new single: “Booga Chaka”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Alive Naturalsound)
Linkin Park “One More Light” (new single: “Heavy”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Warner)
Little Steven “Soulfire” (his first solo album in two decades; first single; “Saint Valentine’s Day”; Hear here; Download) (Wicked Cool / UMe)
Los Straitjackets “What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love & Los Straitjackets” (Hear here; Vinyl; Merch) (Yep Roc)
Low Cut Connie “Dirty Pictures (part 1)” (first single: “Revolution Rock n Roll”; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Contender / Redeye)
The Mastersons “Transient Lullaby” (Hear here; On Tour) (Red House)
Matisyahu “Undercurrent” (first single: “Step Out Into the Light”; Hear here; On Tour) (Fallen Sparks / Thirty Tigers)
MisterWives (NYC indie-pop band) “Connect the Dots” (producer: Butch Walker; first single: “Machine”; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Photo Finish / Republic)
The Mountain Goats “Goths” (producer: Brandon Eggleston; first single: “Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back to Leeds”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition; iTunes; On Tour) (Merge)
OhBree (Philly 8-piece indie troupe) “Burn Bridges, Burn Pies” (Hear here; On Tour) (OhBree)
Papa Roach “Crooked Teeth” (new single: “Help”; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; On Tour; Merch) (Eleven Seven Music)
Chris Price “Stop Talking” (producer: Price; Hear here) (Omnivore Recordings)
Rammstein “Rammstein: Paris” (two-CD concert, recorded and filmed in March 2012; CD/DVD, CD/Blu-ray; Vinyl/CD/Blu-ray; Download; See here; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Spinefarm)
Rascal Flatts “Back to Us” (first single: “Yours If You Want It”; See here; On Tour; Merch) (Big Machine)
Snoop Dogg “Neva Left” (producers: The Futuristics, Rick Rock, Battle Cat, Big Bub, K-Camp, Mars, Carlos, etc.; Hear here; Read here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Doggy Style / eOne Music)
Vince Staples “Big Fish Theory” (Hear here; On Tour) (Def Jam)
Deb Talan (of The Weepies) “Lucky Girl” (first single: “Growing Up”; Hear here; On Tour) (Nettwerk)
Tigers Jaw “spin” (first single: “Guardian”; See here; Read here; Turquoise Vinyl, with digital download; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Black Cement / Atlantic)
Various artists “Dirty Dancing (Original Television Soundtrack)” (musical TV film adaptation of the 1987 film of the same name premieres on ABC on May 24; cast includes Abigail Breslin, Colt Prattes, Nicole Scherzinger, Bruce Greenwood, Debra Messing, etc.; 17-song collection includes songs by American Authors feat. Lindsey Stirling, Seal, Lady Antebellum, Greyson Chance, Karmin, Bea Miller, Calum Scott; first single: “Be My Baby” by Bea Miller; Hear here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs; Download; iTunes) (Virgin)
Various artists “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (a new musical adaptation of “War and Peace,” featuring Josh Groban and Denée Benton; Hear/see here; Download; iTunes; On Broadway) (Reprise)
Wavves “You’re Welcome” (first streaming songs: “Daisy” and “You’re Welcome”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Ghost Ramp)
Thomas Wynn and The Believers (Orlando rock group) “Wade Waist Deep” (Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Mascot Label Group)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
David Archuleta (“American Idol” alum) “Orion” (four-song EP; Hear here; On Tour) (Archie Music)
Bonzie (Chicago singer/multi-instrumentalist Nina Ferraro) “Zone on Nine” (producers: Ferraro, Jonathan Wilson, Ali Chant; Hear here) (Beevine)
In Urgency (Southern California rock quartet) “Painting Parallels” (producer: Daniel Wonacott; Hear here) (In Urgency, May 23)

More Digital Releases for May 19, 2017 »

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
William Bell “Stax Classics” (Stax)
blink-182 “California (Deluxe Edition)” (2016 album; remastered, with 11 new studio tracks and an acoustic version of “Bored To Death”; Vinyl Deluxe Edition; Digital Deluxe Edition; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (BMG Rights Management)
Peter Cetera “The Very Best of Peter Cetera” (Varèse Sarabande)
The Dramatics “Stax Classics” (Stax)
Haircut One Hundred “Paint and Paint (Deluxe Edition)” (1984 album, their first and only album after lead singer Nick Heyward left in early 1983; remastered; two-CD features with bonus tracks, nine development mixes and four BBC session tracks; Read here) (Cherry Red)
Rob Halford “The Complete Albums Collection” (14-CD box set) (Epic / Legacy)
Isaac Hayes “Stax Classics” (Stax)
Jethro Tull “Songs From the Wood (40th Anniversary Edition) – The Country Set” (1977 album; remastered; three-CD, two-DVD box set, featuring the original album remixed to stereo and 5.1 surround by Steven Wilson; includes unreleased songs and alternative versions, plus a November 1977 U.S. concert; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Rhino / Parlophone)
Wynton Kelly Trio / Wes Montgomery “Smokin’ In Seattle: Live At The Penthouse (Deluxe Edition)” (previously unreleased live sets from April 1966) (Resonance)
Albert King “Stax Classics” (Stax)
The Kooks “The Best Of … So Far” (19 tracks; new single: “Be Who You Are”; Hear/read here; Download; iTunes) (Astralwerks)
Lyle Lovett “Greatest Hits” (15 songs; On Tour; Merch) (Curb)
Thelonious Monk “Les liaisons dangereuses 1960” (previously unreleased soundtrack to Roger Vadim’s out-of-print 1960 French film; two CDs; Read here; eBay; Merch) (Resonance)
Odyssey “Going Back To My Roots: The Best of Odyssey” (two CDs, 30 songs) (Music Club Deluxe)
Pointer Sisters “Automatic: The Best of Pointer Sisters” (two CDs, 36 songs) (Music Club Deluxe)
Artur Schnabel “Artur Schnabel – The RCA Victor Recordings” (two CDs, 15 songs) (Sony Classical)
The Staple Singers “Stax Classics” (Stax)
Johnnie Taylor “Stax Classics” (Stax)
The Three Degrees “When Will I See You Again: The Best of The Three Degrees” (two CDs, 31 songs) (Music Club Deluxe)
Various artists “Ambience: 63 Nuggets From The Cramps’ Record Vault” (Read here) (U.K. – Righteous / Cherry Red)
Various artists “Easy Listening Classics” (10-CD, 152-song box set; Track list) (Time Life)
Various artists “Singles (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – Deluxe Edition” (1992 album; remastered, with an 18-song second CD; Vinyl; Download) (Epic / Legacy)
Various artists “Spaced Out: The Story of Mushroom Records” (two CDs, 46 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Grapefruit / Cherry Red)

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Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Shirelles “Happy and in Love” (1971 album), “The Shirelles” (1972 album; with one bonus track) (RCA / Legacy)

More Digital Releases for May 19, 2017 »

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Label/studio:
Frank Sinatra “The Timex Shows Vol. 1 (The Frank Sinatra Timex Show / An Afternoon With Frank Sinatra) [DVD],” “The Timex Shows Vol. 2 (To The Ladies / Welcome Home Elvis) [DVD]” (Eagle Rock)
Wendy O. Williams & The Plasmatics “Plasmatics Live! Rod Swenson’s Lost Tapes 1978-81 [DVD]” (Pandemonium)

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MAY 26, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – Justin Townes Earle … Bobby Bare … Danzig … The Charlatans … Todd Agnew … Mark Slaughter … etc.; Reissues – The Beatles … Bad Company … Foreigner … Grateful Dead … Lulu … Spirit … Jaco Pastorius … etc.

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JUNE 2, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – Roger Waters … Halsey … alt-J … Flogging Molly … North Mississippi Allstars … All Time Low … Saint Etienne … Larry Coryell’s 11th House … Dua Lipa … etc.; Reissues – U2 … Bob Marley & The Wailers … Grateful Dead … Doris Day … Rita Coolidge … David Byrne … Robert Lamm … etc.

JUNE 9, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – Lady Antebellum … Chuck Berry … Glen Campbell … Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie … Ani DiFranco … London Grammar … etc.; Reissues – Patsy Cline … Del Shannon … The Pursuit of Happiness … Doc Watson … Chuck Willis … etc.

JUNE 16, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – Lorde … Fleet Foxes … Steve Earle … Hey Violet … Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit … Styx … Nickelback … Alison Moyet … Ride … Eli Young Band … Big Bad Voodoo Daddy … Goldie … The Drums … etc.

JUNE 23, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – 311 … Jeff Tweedy … Bryson Tiller … UNKLE … King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard … Banditos … The Deslondes … Guttermouth … etc.; Reissues – Harry Nilsson … Spandau Ballet … Joseph Arthur … Allen Ginsberg … etc.

JUNE 30, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – Calvin Harris … TLC … Stone Sour … The Acacia Strain … etc.

JULY 7, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – HAIM … The Melvins … Public Service Broadcasting … etc.

JULY 14, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – Lucy Rose … etc.

JULY 21, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – Dan Croll … etc.

JULY 28, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – Jillette Johnson … etc.

AUG. 4, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – Eagles of Death Metal … Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band … George Thorogood … PVRIS … Dead Cross … etc.

AUG. 11, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – The Districts … etc.

AUG. 18, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – Loretta Lynn … Steven Wilson … etc.

AUG. 25, 2017

Highlights: Reissues – Rudolf Serkin … etc.

SEPT. 1, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark … etc.

SEPT. 8, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – Tori Amos … Sparks … Nothing But Thieves … etc.

SEPT. 15, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – Fall Out Boy … Michael McDonald … Sløtface … etc.

SEPT. 22, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – The Rasmus … etc.

OCT. 20, 2017

Highlights: Reissues – George Michael … etc.

NOV. 24, 2017

Highlights: Reissues – “Weird Al” Yankovic … etc.

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