On the CD Front

THIS WEEK: JUNE 23, 2017

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Algiers (soulful experimental rock band) “The Underside of Power” (producers: Adrian Utley, Ali Chant of Portishead; first single: “The Underside of Power”; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Matador)
Michael Andrews “The Big Sick (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (romantic comedy film opens June 23; See here; Download; In Theaters) (Varѐse Sarabande)
Banditos (Birmingham/Nashville-based party band) “Visionland” (producers: Israel Nash, Ted Young; first single: “Fine Fine Day”; Hear here; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Bloodshot)
Joe Bonamassa “Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening” (recorded Jan. 21-22, 2016; first single: “Song of Yesterday”; See here; Vinyl; Blu-ray; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (J&R Adventures)
Captain, We’re Sinking (Scranton, Pa., punk quartet) “The King of No Man” (first single: “Trying Year”; Hear here; Download; On Tour) (Run For Cover)
Slaid Cleaves “Ghost on the Car Radio” (producer: “Scrappy” Jud Newcomb; guest: Miles Zuniga; Hear here; On Tour) (Candy House Media)
The Deslondes (New Orleans quintet) “Hurry Home” (producers: The Deslondes, Andrija Tokic; first single: “Muddy Water”; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (New West)
DJ Khaled “Grateful” (guests: Beyoncé, Jay Z, Drake, Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne, etc.; new single: “To the Max”; Hear here; Download; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Epic / We The Best)
42 Decibel “Overloaded” (producer: Justin Weis; first single: “Dangerous Mess”; See here; Download) (Steamhammer / SPV)
Gracie and Rachel “Gracie and Rachel” (first single: “Only a Child”; Hear here) (Gracie and Rachel / United For Opportunity)
Noah Guthrie (former “Glee” star) “The Valley” (first single: “I Would Die 4 U”; Hear here) (MRI)
Guttermouth “The Whole Enchilada” (double album of live re-workings of the punk rock band’s greatest hits, with by three unreleased tracks; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Rude)
Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas “Telephone/Teléfono” (Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Dead Owl Music / Instant)
Imagine Dragons “EVOLVE” (new single: “Whatever It Takes”; Hear here; See here; Read here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (KIDinaKORNER / Interscope)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard “Murder of the Universe” (Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (ATO)
Jennifer Knapp “Love Comes Back Around” (Download) (Graylin / United For Opportunity)
Lonesome River Band “Mayhayley’s House” (first single: “Wrong Road Again”; iTunes; On Tour) (Mountain Home Music)
Meklit “When the People Move, the Music Moves Too” (producer: Dan Wilson; guests: Andrew Bird, Preservation Hall Horns; first single: “Supernova”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Six Degrees)
Glenn Morrow’s Cry for Help (new band from Bar/None Records founder and Individuals frontman) “Glenn Morrow’s Cry for Help” (first single: “Comfort Zone”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Rhyme & Reason)
Willie Nile “Positively Bob: Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan” (producer: Stewart Lerman; Hear here; Read here; On Tour) (River House)
Rozwell Kid “Precious Art” (Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (SideOneDummy)
Sons of the Palomino (traditional country group led by singer-songwriter Jeffrey Steele) “Sons of the Palomino” (guests: John Anderson, Emmylou Harris, Jamey Johnson, Vince Gill, Gretchen Wilson, John Rich; first single: “Countryholic”; See here) (BFD)
Vince Staples “Big Fish Theory” (new single: “BagBak”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Def Jam)
Stokley (of Mint Condition) “Introducing Stokley” (producers: Stokley, Carvin Haggins, Ivan Barrias; guests: Wale, Estelle, Robert Glasper, OMI; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Concord)
311 “Mosaic” (producers: John Feldmann, Scotch Ralston; Hear here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (BMG Rights Management)
Bryson Tiller “True to Self” (released digitally on May 26 and later debuted at No. 1; first single: “Somethin Tells Me”; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (TrapSoul / RCA)
Jeff Tweedy “Together At Last” (solo acoustic versions of his Wilco, Loose Fur and Golden Smog songs; producers: Tweedy, Tom Schick; first single: “Laminated Cat”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
Various artists “Baby Driver (Music from the Motion Picture)” (two-CD, 30-song soundtrack curated by Danger Mouse; includes “Chase Me,” by Danger Mouse featuring Run The Jewels and Big Boi; the action comedy film opens June 28; Hear here; See here; Vinyl, with download card; Download; iTunes; In Theaters) (Columbia)
Various artists “Bandstand: The New American Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (cast includes Laura Osnes, Corey Cott and Beth Leavel; See/read here; On Broadway) (Broadway)
Various artists “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (starring Christian Borle as Willy Wonka, with songs from the original film along with a new score from Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman; Read here; On Broadway) (Masterworks Broadway)
Various artists “Despicable Me 3 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (featuring eight songs by Pharrell Williams, including “Yellow Light”; Download; iTunes; eBay; In Theaters; Merch) (i am OTHER / Columbia)
Yonder Mountain String Band “Love, Ain’t Love” (first single: “Alison”; Hear here; Download; On Tour; Merch) (Frog Pad)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah (Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter) “Diaspora” (Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Ropeadope)
Beta Days (songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Bill Bierce) “S.T.T.” (the title is an acronym for the days of the week Bierce and fellow musician Andrew Grant would record: Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday; first single: “This Art Ain’t Mine”; ; Hear here) (Beta Days)
Chimney (Lucius’ Dan Molad) “Chimney” (first single: “Walk Don’t Run”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; iTunes) (Dine Alone)
Drop the Gun (Danish singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and DJ Sara Savery) “Drop the Gun” (seven-song EP; second single: “All I Want”; Hear here) (Fan Out)
Float Here Forever (alt-rock band from metro Detroit) “Inexhaustible” (five-song EP; Hear here) (ALP Music, June 20)
Great Woods (Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Eric Ryrie) “Strange Lives” (six-song EP; Hear here; On Tour) (Great Woods)
Meresha (Polish-born, Florida-based singer/multi-instrumentalist) “Enter the Dreamland” (five-song EP; producer: Joe Chiccarelli; See here; iTunes) (Sonic Dolphin)
Terence Ryan (working-class singer-songwriter from Pembroke, Mass.) “Don’t Panic” (new single: “Nothing”; Hear here; See here; Read here) (3QTR / Kobalt Music Recordings)

More Digital Releases for June 23, 2017 »

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Joseph Arthur “Redemption’s Son 15th Anniversary Edition” (2002 album; remastered, with nine previously unreleased songs which formed a lost album titled “Morning Star”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Real World)
Bad English “Bad English (Collector’s Edition)” (1989 album; remastered, with two bonus remixes and a 16-page color booklet) (Rock Candy)
The Brothers Johnson “Out of Control” (1984 album; remastered) (Funky Town Grooves)
The Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge “The Complete Argo Recordings” (42-CD box set) (Decca)
Allen Ginsberg “The Complete Songs of Innocence and Experience” (1970 album, with a second CD of rarities and previously unreleased songs) (Omnivore Recordings)
Dick Hyman “Solo At The Sacramento Jazz Festivals 1983-1988” (16 songs; Download) (Arbors)
Millie Jackson “The Tide Is Turning / Back to the S**t!” (1988, 1989 albums on one CD; remastered; On Tour) (Floating World)
Iain Matthews “Walking a Changing Line” (1988 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks and a second CD of demos, outtakes and live recordings) (Made in Germany Music)
Natalie Merchant “The Natalie Merchant Collection” (10-CD box set includes her eight solo albums, a disc of “Rarities” and a new album titled “Butterfly”; On Tour) (Nonesuch)
The Monks “Hamburg Recordings 1967” (five previously unreleased tracks; Hear here; Vinyl) (Third Man)
Harry Nilsson “Popeye – Music From The Motion Picture (Deluxe Edition)” (music and lyrics by Nilsson; two CDs) (Varèse Sarabande)
Prince and the Revolution “Purple Rain Deluxe” (1984 album; remastered, with the bonus 11-track “From The Vault & Unreleased” disc, featuring the previously unreleased “Electric Intercourse”; an Expanded Edition includes “Single Edits & B-Sides” and the DVD “Prince and the Revolution, Live at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, March 30, 1985”; Vinyl; Limited-Edition Picture Disc; Download; Digital Expanded Edition; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (NPG / Warner)
Prince and the Revolution “Let’s Go Crazy [Vinyl]” (12-inch Single, 33/45 rpm), “When Doves Cry [Vinyl]” (12-inch Single, 33/45 rpm), “Purple Rain [Vinyl]” (12-inch Single, 33/45 rpm), “I Would Die 4 U [Vinyl]” (12-inch Single, 33/45 rpm; eBay; Merch) (NPG / Warner)
Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico “Live at the Bataclan 1972” (deluxe CD/DVD edition) (Gonzo Multimedia)
Selena “The Last Concert” (CD/DVD; recorded at the Houston Astrodome in 1995; Download; eBay; Merch) (Universal Music Latino)
Shelleyan Orphan “Boxset” (five CDs) (One Little Indian)
Various artists “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 [Cassette]” (2017 soundtrack album; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Cassette, with new artwork; In Theaters; Merch) (Hollywood)
Various artists “The Complete Satellite Records Singles” (featuring Carla Thomas, the Mar-Keys, Ray Scott, Nick Charles, Prince Conley, etc.) (Hallmark)
Doc and Merle Watson “Never the Same Way Once: Live at the Boarding House, May 1974” (seven-CD box set) (Owsley Stanley Foundation)
Neil Young “Decade” (1977 compilation; remastered; 35 songs; Vinyl) (Reprise)

More Releases for June 23, 2017 »


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Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Perry Como “Saturday Night With Mr. C.” (1958 album), “Look to Your Heart (Expanded Edition)” (1968 album, with 12 bonus tracks), “Perry Como in Person at the International Hotel, Las Vegas” (1970 album), “Perry” (1974 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Percy Faith “Corazón” (1973 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Radiohead “OK COMPUTER OKNOTOK 1997 2017” (1997 album; remastered, with B-sides and three previously unreleased tracks; Read here; CD and Vinyl, both out July 7; eBay; Merch) (XL Recordings)
Tammy Wynette “We Sure Can Love Each Other” (1971 album), “I Still Believe in Fairy Tales” (1975 album) (Epic / Legacy)

More Digital Releases for June 23, 2017 »

JUNE 30, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – Calvin Harris … TLC … ZZ Ward … Stone Sour … Sonny Landreth … The Acacia Strain … etc.; Reissues –
The Beach Boys … R.E.M. … Elton John … Beach House … Echo & The Bunnymen … The Beau Brummels … The Judds … Europe … etc.

JULY 7, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – HAIM … Violent Femmes … Broken Social Scene … The Melvins … Public Service Broadcasting … Lucy Rose … etc.; Reissues – Radiohead … Laura Nyro … Sly & The Family Stone … k.d. lang … Marty Robbins … Rosanne Cash … Boney M. … Delegation … etc.

JULY 14, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – Mura Masa … The Vamps … Silverstein … The Dears … Kidz Bop Kids … WizKid … Oh Wonder … Waxahatchee … 12 Stones … etc.; Reissues – Grateful Dead … Lifehouse … Yoko Ono … Dusty Springfield … Jimmy Reed … etc.

JULY 21, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – Goldfinger … Billy Ocean … Sara Evans … Straight No Chaser … Chris Robinson Brotherhood … Dan Croll … Stanton Moore … Nicole Atkins … etc.

JULY 28, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – Arcade Fire … Alice Cooper … Cage the Elephant … The Isley Brothers & Santana … Seventh Day Slumber … Jillette Johnson … etc.

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AUG. 4, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – Randy Newman … Brett Elderedge … Eagles of Death Metal … Accept … Nick Heyward … Quiet Riot … Third Day … Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band … George Thorogood … etc.; Reissues – Def Leppard … Andy Williams … The Rain Parade … Lloyd Price … Julie London … Etta James … etc.

AUG. 11, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – Downtown Boys … The Districts … Will Hoge … Frankie Rose … Lee Roy Parnell … Matrine McCutcheon … etc.; Reissues – John Coltrane … Point of Grace … Daniel Barenboim … etc.

AUG. 18, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer … Ray Wylie Hubbard … Grizzly Bear … The Jerry Douglas Band … UNKLE … Steven Wilson … etc.; Reissues – Raspberries … Joshua Bell … Judy Garland … Artie Shaw … etc.

AUG. 25, 2017

Highlights: New stuff –
Iron & Wine … The War on Drugs … Gogol Bordello … Brendon Small’s Galaktikon … Savoy Brown … etc.; Reissues – Rudolf Serkin … etc.

SEPT. 1, 2017

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

SEPT. 8, 2017

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

SEPT. 15, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – Foo Fighters … Fall Out Boy … Prophets of Rage … The Lone Bellow … Hot Water Music … Michael McDonald … Sløtface … etc.

SEPT. 22, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – JP Cooper Band … The Rasmus … etc.

SEPT. 29, 2017

Highlights: New stuff – Shania Twain … Kitty, Daisy & Lewis … etc.

OCT. 6, 2017

Highlights: New stuff –
Carla Bruni … etc.; Reissues – “Atlantic Rock & Roll” … etc.

OCT. 20, 2017

Highlights: New stuff –
Grandbrothers … etc.; Reissues – George Michael … etc.

NOV. 3, 2017

Highlights: Reissues – Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra … etc.

NOV. 24, 2017

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











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