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New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Reverend Shawn Amos “The Reverend Shawn Amos Breaks It Down” (producers: Amos, James Saez; new single: “2017”; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Put Together Music / AWAL)
Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet “Landfall” (a companion book, titled “Laurie Anderson: All the Things I Lost in the Flood,” was released on Feb. 6; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Read here; Vinyl; Download) (Nonesuch)
Angra “ØMNI” (new single: “War Horns”; See here; Download) (earMUSIC)
Belle and Sebastian “How To Solve Our Human Problems” (EP trilogy; vinyl box set; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Matador)
Born Ruffians “Uncle, Duke & The Chief” (first single: “Forget Me”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Yep Roc)
Brandi Carlile “By the Way, I Forgive You” (producers: Dave Cobb, Shooter Jennings; first single: “The Joke”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Autographed Version; Amazon.ca; Amazon UK; Vinyl, with download card; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Low Country Sound / Elektra)
Car Seat Headrest “Twin Fantasy” (re-recorded and re-imagined version of Will Toledo’s 2011 album of the same name; first single: “Nervous Young Inhumans”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Matador)
Lee DeWyze “Paranoia” (first single: “The Breakdown”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Shanachie)
Everything Is Recorded (artist collective formed by producer and XL Recordings co-founder Richard Russell) “Everything Is Recorded by Richard Russell” (guests: Peter Gabriel, Damon Albarn, Green Gartside, Owen Pallett, Sampha, Obongjayar, Kamasi Washington, Giggs, Ibeyi, Wiki, Syd, Rachel Zeffira, Infinite; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download) (XL Recordings)
For the Fallen Dreams “Six” (first single: “Stone”; Hear here; See here; Download) (Rise)
Glass Tiger “31” (11 Glass Tiger hits reimagined with traditional acoustic instruments, along with two new tracks, “Wae Yer Family” and “Fire It Up”; producer: Johnny Reid; guests: Julian Lennon, Johnny Reid, Véronic DiCaire, Susan Aglukark, David R. Maracle; Amazon.ca; eBay; On Tour) (Halo Entertainment / Warner Music Canada)
I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan) “See You Around” (first single: “See You Around”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Amazon.ca; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Rounder)
Felix Jaehn (23-year-old German producer, remixer, DJ) “I” (guests: Gucci Mane, Marc E. Bassy, R. City, Clara Mae, Andrew Jackson, Troi Irons, Jasmine Thompson, ALMA, Polina, etc.; new single: “Cool”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Casablanca / Republic)
Loma “Loma” (debut album from Shearwater singer Jonathan Meiburg and Cross Record members Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski; new single: “Joy”; Hear here; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Sub Pop)
Neal Morse “Life & Times” (new single: “He Died At Home”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; On Tour) (Radiant / Metal Blade)
Nipsey Hussle “Victory Lap” (new single: “Rap Niggas”; Hear here; See here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (All Money In No Money Out / Atlantic)
Ought “Room Inside the World” (producer: Nicolas Vernhes; first single: “These 3 Things”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Merge)
Pianos Become the Teeth “Wait For Love” (producer: Will Yip; first single: “Charisma”; Hear here; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Epitaph)
The Plot in You (Ohio metalcore band) “Dispose” (producers: frontman Landon Tewers, Drew Fulk; new single: “Not Just Breathing”; Hear here; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Fearless)
Poliça and s t a r g a z e “Music for the Long Emergency” (first single: “How Is This Happening”; Hear here; Read here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Totally Gross National Product / Transgressive)
Pop Evil (Michigan hard-rock band) “Pop Evil” (producer: Kato Khandwala; first single: “Waking Lions”; Hear here; Amazon.ca; Amazon UK; Vinyl; iTunes; On Tour) (eOne Music)
Senses Fail “If There Is Light, It Will Find You” (first single: “Double Cross”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Pure Noise)
Shannon & the Clams “Onion” (producer: Dan Auerbach; first single: “The Boy”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch)
Michael W. Smith “A Million Lights” (first single: “A Million Lights”; Hear here; See here; Amazon.ca; Download; eBay; On Tour) (Rocketown / The Fuel Music)
Superchunk “What a Time To Be Alive” (producer: Beau Sorenson; guests: Stephin Merritt, Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee, David Bazan, Sabrina Ellis, Skylar Gudasz; first singles: “Break the Glass / Mad World”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Read here; Amazon.ca; Amazon UK; Vinyl; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Merge)
U.S. Girls “In a Poem Unlimited” (first single: “M.A.H.”; Hear here; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (4AD)
Various artists “Escape To Margaritaville (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (new musical featuring original songs and Jimmy Buffett classics; On Broadway) (Mailboat)
Visions of Atlantis “The Deep & The Dark” (See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Napalm)
Dita Von Teese (American burlesque dancer-singer) “Dita Von Teese” (music written and composed by Sébastien Tellier; producers: Tellier, Mind Gamers; new single: “Bird of Prey”; Hear here; Download) (Record Makers)
Wild Beasts “Last Night All My Dreams Came True” (recorded live at RAK Studios in London; the U.K. indie-pop quartet says this is its final album; first single: “The Devil’s Palace”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Domino)
Wiley “Godfather II” (first single: “I Call the Shots,” feat. JME; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (CTA)
Marlon Williams (New Zealand singer-songwriter) “Make Way For Love” (producer: Noah Georgeson; first single: “Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore,” feat. Aldous Harding; Hear here; See here; Amazon.ca; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Dead Oceans)
Windhand & Satan’s Satyrs “Split” (five-song EP from the Virginia heavy metal bands, featuring two new songs from Windhand and three from Satan’s Satyrs; new single: Windhand’s “Three Sisters”; Hear here; NPR’s All Songs Considered; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Relapse)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Kyle Bielfield “Manhattan” (covers album; first single: “Audition [The Fools Who Dream]”; Hear here) (Sony Music)
bigott “Candy Valley” (producer: David Loca; first single: “Don’t Stop the Dance”; Hear here; iTunes) (bigott)
Broads (British electronic duo) “Field Theory” (producers: Broads, Owen Turner; first single: “Climbs”; Hear here) (Humm Recordings)
David Cook “Chromance” (six-song EP; first single: “Gimme Heartbreak”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Analog Heart Music)
Dabrye “Three/Three” (guests: Ghostface Killah, Guilty Simpson, Doom, La Peace, Fatt Father, Quelle Chris, Danny Brown, Nolan the Ninja, etc.; first single: “The Appetite”; Hear here) (Ghostly International)
Brett Dennen “Let’s …” (five-song EP; first single: “Already Gone”; Hear here; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Downtown)
Fischerspooner “SIR” (their first album since 2009; producers: Michael Stipe, BOOTS; guests: Holly Miranda, Caroline Polachek, Johnny Magee, Andy LeMaster; new single: “TopBrazil”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; See here; Read here; eBay) (Ultra)
Good Old War “Part of You” (five-song EP; first single: “That Feeling,” feat. Anthony Green; Hear here; iTunes;On Tour) (Nettwerk)
His Dream of Lions (Fairfax, Va., alt-rock quartet) “Pseudo Star” (five-song EP; first single: “Love Me Like I’m Sick”; See here) (His Dream of Lions)
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades (Wisconsin bluegrass/Americana quintet) “The Ode” (producer: Trampled By Turtles frontman Dave Simonett, recorded at Pachyderm Studio in Minnesota, where Nirvana cut “In Utero”; new single: “Steer True”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Tape Time)
Imperial State Electric “Anywhere Loud” (recorded live at sold-out shows in Madrid, Stockholm and Tokyo; Hear here; Amazon UK) (Psychout / Sound Pollution)
Kellen of Troy (aka Kellen Wenrich, ex-Apache Relay violinist) “Posthumous Release” (first single: “When You Don’t Hear Goodbye”; Hear here) (Allura Sound)
Killcode “The Answer” (producer: Joey Z; Hear here) (Killcode, Feb. 20)
Walter Martin (of The Walkmen) “Reminisce Bar & Grill” (new single: “I Can Run Now From the Hellhounds But I Can’t Hide”; Hear here; Vinyl; iTunes) (Ile Flottante Music)
Harvey McLaughlin (San Antonio singer-songwriter ) “Tabloid News” (Hear here) (Saustex)
Josh Mover & The Shakers (Toronto indie rockers) “Into a Ghost” (five-song EP; new single: “When I Steal Your Heart”; Hear here) (Josh Mover & The Shakers)
Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto “Glass” (45-minute long improvised live performance, recorded at architect Philip Johnson’s historic Glass House in Connecticut; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl) (Noton)
Courtney Patton (Americana/folk artist from Granbury, Texas) “What It’s Like to Fly Alone” (producer: Patton; guests: Dan Tyminski, husband Jason Eady, Jamie Lin Wilson, Lloyd Maines; first single: “Shove”; Hear here; On Tour) (Courtney Patton)
Razorbats (Norwegian rock band) “II” (producer: Kai Christoffersen; new single: “Social Rejects”; Hear here) (Rob Mules Records)
Ride “Tomorrow’s Shore” (four-song EP; producer: Erol Alkan; first single: “Catch You Dreaming”; Hear here; Vinyl; iTunes; On Tour) http://amzn.to/2y8js2I” target=”new”> (Wichita Recordings)
Slaves (Sacramento post-hardcore group) “Beautiful Death” (producer: Erik Ron; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (SBG / The Orchard)

More Digital Releases for Feb. 16, 2018 »

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Chairmen of the Board “Give Me Just a Little More Time” (1970 album; remastered), “In Session” (1970 album; remastered, with one bonus track), “Bittersweet” (1972 album; remastered) (Japan – Solid / Hot Wax / Invictus)
The Choir “Artifact: The Unreleased Album” (1969 recordings; Hear/read here; Download) (Omnivore Recordings)
The Cranberries “No Need to Argue [Vinyl]” (1994 album; limited-edition purple vinyl; See here; eBay; Merch) (Plain)
Barbara Dane “Hot Jazz, Cool Blues & Hard-Hitting Songs” (two CDs, 38 songs; Download) (Smithsonian Folkways)
Bob Dylan “Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits [Vinyl]” (1967 album; 180-gram vinyl; eBay; Merch) (Columbia / Legacy)
Phil Everly “There’s Nothing Too Good for My Baby / Mystic Line” (1974 and 1975 albums on one CD; remastered, with two bonus tracks; Hear here; Read here; Amazon UK) (Morello / Cherry Red)
The Glass House “Thanks, I Needed That” (1972 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks) (Japan – Solid / Hot Wax / Invictus)
Honey Cone “Take Me With You” (1970 album; remastered, with one bonus track), “Sweet Replies” (1971 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks), “Soulful Tapestry” (1971 album, featuring “Want Ads,” “Stick-Up” and “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show”; remastered, with one bonus track), “Love, Peace & Soul” (1972 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks) (Japan – Solid / Hot Wax / Invictus)
Kendrick Lamar “DAMN. (Collector’s Edition) [Vinyl]” (2017 album; clear vinyl) (Aftermath / Interscope)
100 Proof Aged in Soul “Somebody’s Been Sleeping in My Bed” (1970 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks), “100 Proof Aged in Soul” (1972 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks) (Japan – Solid / Hot Wax / Invictus)
Freda Payne “Band of Gold” (1970 album; remastered), “Contact” (1971 album; remastered, with eight bonus tracks), “Reaching Out” (1973 album; remastered) (Japan – Solid / Hot Wax / Invictus)
Sonny Rollins “Way Out West (60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) [Vinyl]” (1957 album; remastered, with a bonus LP containing alternate versions and previously unreleased tracks from the recording session; eBay) (Craft Recordings / Concord)
Teenage Fanclub “Grand Prix [Vinyl]” (1995 album; 180-gram vinyl; See here; eBay; Merch) (Plain)

More Releases for Feb. 16, 2018 »

Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Vanessa Daou “Songs for Lovers” (14-song compilation; Hear here) (Daou Tempo)

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DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio/label:
Van Morrison “Van Morrison In Concert [DVD]” (filmed during his 2016 show at the BBC Radio Theatre; includes a 60-minute bonus concert “Up on Cyprus Avenue,” recorded on his 70th birthday on the Belfast Avenue Cyprus Hill; See here; Amazon UK) (Eagle Vision)

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Highlights: New stuff – Shawn Colvin … Michael W. Smith … Vance Joy … Grant-Lee Phillips … Al Di Meola … Janiva Magness … John Mayall … Alfredo Rodríguez … Femi Kuti … S. Carey … Caroline Rose … Screaming Females … etc.; Reissues – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong … Glen Campbell … Todd Rundgren … Digable Planets … Altered Images … Rupert Holmes … Edgar Winter … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Moby … Joan Baez … Buffalo Tom … UB40 featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey … Sue Foley … Andrew W.K. … Fanny Walked the Earth … Cut Chemist … etc.; Reissues – Pet Shop Boys … Johnny Mathis … The Oak Ridge Boys … Jackie DeShannon … Axe … The King’s Singers … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – David Byrne … Judas Priest … Three Days Grace … Between the Buried and Me … Erasure … Embrace … Calum Scott … Ministry … The Fratellis … Turbowolf … Myles Kennedy … Liza Anne … etc.; Reissues – Jimi Hendrix … Leonard Cohen … Dizzy Gillespie … Nat Adderley … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – The Decemberists … Snoop Dogg … Stone Temple Pilots … Scotty McCreery … Kim Wilde … Yo La Tengo … The Oak Ridge Boys … Fickle Friends … Jann Arden … Black Foxxes … Green Druid … etc.; Reissues – Spirit … … NRBQ … The Osmond Brothers … Papa John Creach … All Sons & Daughters … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Jack White … The Moody Blues … Don McLean … Guided By Voices … blessthefall … George Ezra … Jordan Davis … Monster Magnet … Gin Wigmore … Rick Parfitt … BulletBoys … Yamantaka // Sonic Titan … Nicole Cross … etc.; Reissues – Miles Davis & John Coltrane … Led Zeppelin … Grateful Dead … Michael Nesmith … Procol Harum … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Mary Chapin Carpenter … En Vogue … Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite … Bettye LaVette … The Vaccines … Kim Richey … Ashley McBryde … Chris Carter … Escape the Fate … etc.; Reissues – The Cars … Bette Midler … BTS … The Lawrence Arms … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Thirty Seconds to Mars … Manic Street Preachers … Kylie Minogue … Lisa Stansfield … Eels … Wye Oak … Daniel Avery … Island … The Dead Daisies … Young Galaxy … Tom Misch … Hinds … etc.; Reissues – Johnny Cash … Buddy Holly & The Crickets … Al Martino … Roy Haynes … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Jason Aldean … Breaking Benjamin … John Prine … Laura Veirs … Juliana Hatfield … The Damned … Josh Rouse … Josh T. Pearson … Plan B … etc.; Reissues – Metallica … Barry White … Glen Campbell … Budapest String Quartet … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Sting & Shaggy … Kimbra … Old Crow Medicine Show … Brothers Osborne … Lord Huron … My Indigo … etc.; Reissues – Linda Ronstadt … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Dr. Dog … Kat Edmonson … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Frank Turner … George Lopez … Gaz Coombes … Middle Kids … etc.; Reissues – Simon & Garfunkel …


Highlights: New stuff – Charlie Puth … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Courtney Barnett … Echo & The Bunnymen … Nellie McKay … Low Cut Connie … Tom Grennan … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Weezer … Snow Patrol … Fortunate Ones … The Hunna … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Owl City … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Andy Brown … Claptone … etc.











(UPDATED DAILY and LISTED ALPHABETICALLY; with special thanks to Jef Fazekas, Kris Arndt, Joe Garcia, Brad McClen, Claus Cheng, Jeremy Rossiter, Jennifer Long, Paula Ford, Steve Walker, Jason Beck, Mark Gershkovich, Timmy Lopez-Fitzgerald, Rob Kaiser, Ramon Lawrence, Mike Hill, Matteo Pari, Kurt M. Albrand, Lee Redfern. Release dates and album titles are subject to change at a record company’s whim – just because. Pause & Play is dedicated to the loving memories of John, Susan, Angie, Joe, Sam, Binky, Finn, JJ, Crown, Swirl, Patton, Meow and Chelsea Galipault. With love to Mo, Bowie, Goldberg and Fang.)


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