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New Releases: April 28, 2017

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Aethere (Bay Area metal band) “Adrift” (producer: Zach Ohren; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Tragic Hero)
All That Remains “Madness” (their eighth studio album is the first with new bassist Aaron Patrick; producer: Howard Benson; MP3; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Razor & Tie)
Ayreon “The Source” (guest singers include Dream Theater’s James LaBrie, Epica’s Simone Simons, Nightwish’s Floor Jansen, Blind Guardian’s Hansi Kürsch, etc.; See here; Deluxe Edition; MP3; iTunes; Merch) (Mascot Label Group / Music Theories Recordings)
Between the Buried and Me “Coma Ecliptic Live” (filmed and recorded at The Observatory North Park in San Diego in October 2016; See here; Vinyl; MP3; On Tour; Merch) (Metal Blade)
Mary J. Blige “Strength of a Woman” (guests: Missy Elliott, Kanye West, DJ Khaled, Quavo, Prince Charlez, KATRANADA; Hear here; MP3; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra tracks; eBay; On Tour) (Capitol)
Anna Coogan “The Lonely Cry of Space & Time” (first single: “Burn for You”; Hear here; MP3) (Anna Coogan)
The Cranberries “Something Else” (their first album since 2012; “unplugged” versions of their past hits, plus three new songs, all featuring a string quartet from the Irish Chamber Orchestra; Hear here; MP3; On Tour) (BMG Rights Management)
Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm “Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm” (producer: Steve Jordan; Hear here; On Tour; Sheet Music) (Jay-Vee)
Jonathan Coulton “Solid State” (producer: Christian Cassan; first single: “All This Time”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (SuperEgo)
Feist “Pleasure” (her first album since 2011; producers: Feist, Mocky, Renaud Letang; first single: “Pleasure”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Interscope)
Gorillaz “Humanz” (guests: Carly Simon, Mavis Staples, De La Soul, Grace Jones, Vince Staples, Danny Brown, Kelela, D.R.A.M., Popcaan, Peven Everett, Anthony Hamilton, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; Vinyl Deluxe Edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Warner / Parlophone)
Garland Jeffreys “14 Steps to Harlem” (producer: James Maddock; first single: “14 Steps to Harlem”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Luna Park / Rough Trade)
Kasabian “For Crying Out Loud” (producer: guitarist Serge Pizzorno; first single: “You’re in Love With a Psycho”; Hear here; On Tour; eBay; Merch) (Columbia)
Mark Lanegan Band “Gargoyle” (guests: Josh Homme, Greg Dulli, Duke Garwood; first single: “Nocturne”; Hear here; Read here) (Heavenly Recordings)
Les Amazones d’Afrique “République Amazone” (all-female collective of West African musicians, campaigning for gender equality, includes Angélique Kidjo, Nneka, Rokia Koné, Mamani Keita, Massan Coulibaly, Kandia Kouyaté, Madiaré Dramé and Madina N’Diaye; See here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Real World)
Life of Agony “A Place Where There’s No More Pain” (producers: Matt Brown, Life of Agony; first single: “A Place Where There’s No More Pain”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Napalm)
Mammoth Mammoth (Australian dirt rockers) “Mount the Mountain” (See here; MP3; iTunes) (Napalm)
John Mellencamp featuring Carlene Carter “Sad Clowns & Hillbillies” (new single: “Grandview,” with Martina McBride; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; MP3; Target-Exclusive CD, with two bonus tracks; On Tour; Merch; Sheet Music) (Republic)
Mew “Visuals” (first single: “Carry Me to Safety”; Hear here; MP3) (PIAS America)
Lea Michele (former “Glee” star) “Places” (producers: John Shanks, Toby Gad, Xandy Barry, etc.; first single: “Love Is Alive”; Hear here; MP3; Read here; iTunes; On Tour) (Columbia)
Marie Miller “Letterbox” (Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Curb)
Willie Nelson “God’s Problem Child” (guests: the late Leon Russell, Tony Joe White, Jamey Johnson; NPR First Listen; Read here; MP3; see related reissue below; On Tour; Merch; Sheet Music) (Legacy Recordings)
New Found Glory “Makes Me Sick” (first single: “Happy Being Miserable”; Hear here; On Tour; Merch) (Hopeless)
Old Crow Medicine Show “50 Years of Blonde on Blonde” (live cover of Bob Dylan’s classic album, recorded at the historic Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville last May; MP3; On Tour) (Old Crow Medicine Show / Columbia Nashville)
Amilia K Spicer (Americana/folk singer-songwriter) “Wow and Flutter” (producers: Spicer, Steve McCormick; guests: Jimmy LaFave, Gurf Morlix, Daryl Johnson, Tony Gilkyson; second single: “Lightning”; See here; MP3) (Free Range)
Colin Stetson (saxophonist-multireedist) “All This I Do for Glory” (first single: “Spindrift”; See here; NPR First Listen; On Tour) (52Hz / Kartel Music Group)
Sylvan Esso (electro-pop duo) “What Now” (new single: “Die Young”; See here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Loma Vista Recordings)
Trombone Shorty “Parking Lot Symphony” (producer: Chris Seefried; first single: “Here Come the Girls”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Blue Note)
Various artists “Free Fire (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (British action-comedy film opened in the U.S. on April 21; See here; Fandango) (Lakeshore)
Various artists “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2” (superhero sequel opens May 5; See here; MP3; iTunes Fandango; Merch) (Hollywood)
The Whistles and the Bells (aka Nashville-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bryan Simpson) “Modern Plagues” (producers: Eddie Spear, Simpson; first single: “Harry Potter”; See here; MP3) (New West)

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
BNQT “Volume 1” (indie supergroup features Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses, Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Fran Healy of Travis, and various Midlake members; first single: “Restart”; Hear here; iTunes) (Dualtone)
Fast Romantics (Toronto-based indie rockers) “American Love” (producers: Gus Van Go, Werner F; new single: “Everybody’s Trying To Steal Your Heart”; Hear here; On Tour) (Light Organ / Postwar Recordings)
Forever (London-based producer) “Hymn EP” (five songs; first single: “Swamped”; Hear here) (Coyote)
Jupiter Owls (U.K. folk-pop quartet) “The Fallow Cry of the Jupiter Owls” (producers: John Libert, Ryan Steele; first single: “Cape Cornwall”; Hear here) (Cupboard Under The Stairs)
Mammothor (Boston rock/metal band) “Devotion Lost” (first single: “Faith Healer”; See here) (Mammothor)
Thurston Moore “Rock n Roll Consciousness” (producer: Paul Epworth; first single: “Smoke of Dreams”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Ecstatic Peace Library / Caroline)
Mark Mulcahy “The Possum in the Driveway” (his first album in four years; producer: Scott Amore; Hear here) (Mezzotint)
Bob Pepek (Connecticut singer-songwriter) “Pratfalls and Curtain Calls” (Hear here) (Bob Pepek)
Remington Super 60 (Norwegian indie band) “Indie pop for kids vol. 1” (five-song EP; Hear here) (Cafe Superstar Recordings, May 2)
R.Ring (The Breeders’ Kelley Deal and Ampline’s Mike Montgomery) “Ignite the Rest” (See here) (SofaBurn)
The Rude Mechanicals Band “Exit, Pursued by a Bear” (producer: Drew Coleman; first single: “Come Away Death”; Hear here) (Silvery, April 25)
Max Subar (Chicago singer-songwriter) “In a Dream” (five-song EP; new single: “Balcony”; Hear here) (Max Subar)
Thrillers (L.A.-based electro-pop duo) “Break Free” (features collaborations with Twin Shadow and producer duo Back Talk; first single: “Can’t Get Enough”; Hear here; iTunes) (Lights & Music Collective)

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Allman Brothers Band “Hell & High Water: The Best of the Arista Years” (11-song compilation; Sheet Music) (Floating World)
Atlanta Rhythm Section “Truth in a Structured Form” (1989 album; remastered; On Tour; Sheet Music) (Floating World)
Jane Birkin / Serge Gainsbourg “Birkin/Gainsbourg: le symphonique” (21 new symphony versions, arranged by Japanese composer Nobuyuki Nakajima, recorded by Gainsbourg producer Philippe Lerichomme, with new symphonic arrangements performed by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes; eBay) (Parlophone / Warner Music France)
John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band “Eddie and the Cruisers (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Hybrid SACD]” (1983 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Cheap Trick “The Epic Archive Vol. 1 (1975-1979)” (remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York; On Tour; Merch; Sheet Music) (Real Gone Music)
Paul Collins’ Beat “Long Time Gone / To Beat or Not To Beat” (long-lost EPs from 1983 and 1985; Hear here; Vinyl) (Lolipop)
The Creation “Creation Theory” (Amazon UK-exclusive CD-DVD box; Read here) (Edsel)
Bobby Hatfield “The Other Brother: A Solo Anthology 1965-1970” (24-song collection; Read here) (U.K. – Ace)
Alan Jackson “Precious Memories Collection” (two-CD set, originally available only at Walmart last fall, includes 2012’s “Precious Memories” and 2013’s “Precious Memories Volume II,” with two new songs, “It’s All About Him” and “That’s the Way”) (Capitol Nashville / UMe)
Elton John “Elton John [Vinyl]” (1970 album), “17-11-70 [Vinyl]” (1971 album), “Madman Across the Water [Vinyl]” (1971 album), “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy [Vinyl]” (1975 album), “Too Low for Zero [Vinyl]” (1983 album), “Songs From the West Coast [Vinyl]” (2001 album; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Island / UMe)
Van Morrison “Van Morrison – The Authorized Bang Collection” (three CDs, 63 songs, featuring original mixes of the master recordings, plus the much-bootlegged “Contractual Obligation Session”; Read here; MP3; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Legacy Recordings)
Willie Nelson & Leon Russell “One For the Road” (1979 album; remastered; Sheet Music) (Floating World)
Buck Owens “The Warner Bros. Recordings” (two CDs, 42 songs) (Wounded Bird)
The Alan Price Set “Twice the Price: The Decca Recordings” (three CDs, 44 songs; Read here) (Edsel)
Shocking Blue “The Blue Box” (13-CD box set includes two compilations of unreleased tracks and a 56-page history of the band; Track list) (Europe – Red Bullet)
The Supremes “The Supremes A’ Go-Go (Expanded Edition)” (1966 album; remastered, with a second CD of bonus material; eBay; Sheet Music) (Motown / UMe)
U2 “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” (2004 album; On Tour; Merch) (Island / UMe)
Various artists “Monkey Business: The 7″ Vinyl Box Set” (10 7-inch singles, featuring Desmond Dekker & The Aces, The Upsetters, The Maytals, Bob & Marcia, Dave & Ansil Collins, etc.; Hear here; Read here) (Trojan)

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