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New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTIST TITLE LABEL
Melissa Aldana “Echoes of the Inner Prophet” (Chilean-born, NYC-based tenor sax player’s seventh album; producers: Aldana, Lage Lund; new single: “The Solitary Seeker”; Hear here; Download; Apple Music) Blue Note
Alpha Wolf “Half Living Things” (Australian metalcore band’s third album; producers: Alpha Wolf, Lance Prenc; guest: Ice-T; new single: “Whenever You’re Ready”; See here; Red Black and White Corona Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) SharpTone
The Black Keys “Ohio Players” (Akron duo’s 12th studio album; new single: “Beautiful People [Stay High],” written with Beck and Dan the Automator; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Silver VinylAmazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Nonesuch
Bob Vylan “Humble As the Sun” (London-based duo’s fifth album; new single: “He’s a Man”; See here; Read here; Blue and White Marble Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) GHOST THEATRE
Cedric Burnside “Hill Country Love” (producers: Burnside, Luther Dickinson; new single: “Hill Country Love”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Provogue / Mascot Label Group
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams “All This Time” (fourth album from “The First Couple of Americana”; producer: Campbell; new single: “The Way You Make Me Feel”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Royal Potato Family
Canned Heat “Finyl Vinyl” (their first album in more than 15 years; producers: Skip Taylor, drummer Adolfo “Fito” de la Parra, singer-keyboardist Jimmy Vivino; guests: Joe Bonamassa, Dave Alvin; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) Ruf
Cock Sparrer “Hand on Heart” (U.K. punk legends’ eighth and final studio album; producers: James Bragg, guitarist Daryl Smith; Amazon UK; Download; On Tour) Chase The Ace / Cherry Red
Grace Cummings “Ramona” (Australian singer-songwriter’s third album; producer: Jonathan Wilson; new single: “On and On”; See here; Gold Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) ATO
Kabir Dalawari “Last Call” (Chicago-based drummer and composer’s second album; producer: Matt Ulery; Hear here) Shifting Paradigm
Conan Gray “Found Heaven” (Gen Z pop star’s third album; producers: Max Martin, Greg Kurstin, Shawn Everett; new single: “Lonely Dancers”; Hear here; Target-Exclusive CD, with alternate cover; Amazon-Exclusive Oil Slick Vinyl; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Yellow and Red VinylTarget-Exclusive Teardrop Blue Vinyl, with alternate cover; Amazon UK; Download) Republic
Il Volo “Ad Astra” (Hear here; Blue Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; On Tour) Epic
Ingested “The Tide of Death and Fractured Dreams” (Manchester, England, death metal band’s fifth album; new single: “Pantheon”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; On Tour) Metal Blade
José James “1978” (producer: James; new single: “38th & Chicago”; Hear here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Rainbow Blonde
Tori Kelly “TORI.” (singer-songwriter’s fifth album; new single: “high water”; Hear here; Vinyl out April 26; Download; Apple Music Epic
Dustin Kensrue “Desert Dreaming” (alt-country album from the Thrice singer; producer: Kensrue; new single: “Death Valley Honeymoon”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Vagrant
Khruangbin “A LA SALA” (Houston trio’s fourth studio album and first in four years; new single: “PON PÓN”; Hear here; Vinyl; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Wetlands VinylAmazon UK; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Dead Oceans
Kyle Kimbrell “Easy Truths” (Birmingham, AL-based Americana artist’s second album; producer: Brad Lyons; new single: “Holy Bombs”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl) Cornelius Chapel
Marcus King “Mood Swings” (producer: Rick Rubin; new single: “Mood Swings”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, with Chris Stapleton) American Recordings / Republic
Korpiklaani “Rankarumpu” (Finnish folk metal band’s 12th album; new single: “Gotta Go Home”; See here; Read here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Nuclear Blast
Mount Kimbie “The Sunset Violent” (U.K. electronic group’s fourth album and first since 2017; guest: King Krule; new single: “Fishbrain”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Warp
Old 97’s “American Primitive” (their 13th album; producer: Tucker Martine; guests: Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey; new single: “Where the Road Goes”; See here; Green Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) ATO
The Neptune Power Federation “Goodnight My Children” (Australian psychedelic rock band’s sixth album; new single: “Let Us Begin”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Cruz Del Sur Music
Fabiana Palladino “Fabiana Palladino” (London musician’s debut album; producer: Palladino; new single: “I Can’t Dream Anymore”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Paul Institute / XL Recordings
Pernice Brothers “Who Will You Believe” (their eighth album and first in five years; producer: Joe Pernice; guest: Neko Case; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) New West
Phosphorescent “Revelator” (Matthew Houck’s eighth album; producer: Houck; new single: “Revelator”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Verve
Mike Post “Message from the Mountains & Echoes of the Delta” (25-track album explores original bluegrass and blues works with orchestral flair; guests: Sonny Landreth, Eric Gales, Herb Pedersen, Mike Witcher, et al; Hear here; Download; Apple Music) Sony Masterworks
Katie Pruitt “Mantras” (Nashville-based singer-songwriter’s second album; producers: Collin Pastore, Jake Finch; new single: “White Lies, White Jesus and You”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Rounder / Concord
Maggie Rose “No One Gets Out Alive” (producer: Ben Tanner; new singles: “No One Gets Out Alive” and “Mad Love”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Big Loud
Alice Russell “I Am” (soulful U.K. singer-songwriter’s first album in more than 10 years; new single: “I See You”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Cassette; Download) Tru Thoughts
Sheila E. “Bailar” (her first Spanish-language, salsa-flavored album; guests: Gloria Estefan, Rubén Blades, Luis Enrique, Tony Succar, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Jean Rodriguez, Victor Manuelle, Mycheal Gabriel, Debi Nova, Jose Alberto El Canario; new single: “Bemba Colorá”; Vinyl; On Tour) Sony U.S. Latin
Still Corners “Dream Talk” (dream-pop duo’s sixth album; producer: Greg Hughes; new single: “Crystal Blue”; Hear here; Vinyl; On Tour) Wrecking Light
Strung Out “Dead Rebellion” (California metallic skate punks’ 10th album; producer: Shawn McGee; new single: “New Gods”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) Fat Wreck Chords
Then Comes Silence “Trickery” (Swedish post-punk band’s seventh album; new single: “Ride or Die”; See here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Metropolis
TOMORROW X TOGETHER “minisode 3: TOMORROW” (K-pop group’s sixth mini album; seven songs; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive CD, with one photocard; Target-Exclusive CD, with one photocard; On Tour) BIGHIT MUSIC
Vampire Weekend “Only God Was Above Us” (their fifth album; producers: frontman Ezra Koenig, Ariel Rechtshaid; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download) Columbia
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 117” (original U.K. compilation series; two CDs, 50 songs; Amazon UK) Sony Music / EMI
We Are Messengers “Where the Joy Is” (Christian group’s fourth album; producers: Jeff Pardo, Jordan Sapp, Kyle Williams; new single: “A Thousand Times”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Curb
X Ambassadors “Townie” (pop-rock trio’s fourth album; new single: “No Strings”; See here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Virgin

New Releases (Downloads)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
bad tuner“look at me but through me” (Brooklyn-based electronic DJ-producer’s six-song EP; new single: “repeat to fade”; See here; Apple Music) Foreign Family Collective
Chayce Beckham“Bad For Me” (debut album from the season 19 winner of “American Idol”; new single: “Waylon in ’75”; Hear here; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) 19 Recordings / Wheelhouse
Maya Beiser“Maya Beiser x Terry Riley: In C” (cellist reimagines Terry Riley’s “In C,” composed in 1964, as a series of ever-evolving cello loops and drones, with live drumming by Shane Shanahan and Matt Kilmer; producer: Beiser; Hear here; Apple Music; On Tour) Islandia Music Records
Jade Bird“Burn the Hard Drive” (U.K.-born, L.A.-based singer-songwriter’s five-song EP, created with Alex Crossan, known better as Mura Masa; new single: “You’ve Fallen in Love Again”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) Glassnote, April 10
Benson Boone“Fireworks and Rollerblades” (Washington state-raised singer-songwriter’s debut album; producer: Evan Blair; new single: “Slow It Down”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) Night Street / Warner
Caitlin Cannon“Beggar” (four-song EP; new single: “The Alchemist”; See here; Apple Music) Caitlin Cannon
Feeder“Black / Red” (18 songs; new singles: “ELF” and “Playing With Fire”; See here; Read here; Amazon UK; Apple Music) Big Teeth Music
Gabbarein“Gabbarein” (debut album from Nordic folk duo; new single: “Ra Rising Sun”; See here; Apple Music) Our Silent Canvas
The HawtThorns“Zero Gravity” (Nashville-based roots rock duo’s third album; new single: “Zero Gravity”; See here; Apple Music) Red Parlor
Sam Hunt“Locked Up” (four-song EP; new single: “Locked Up”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) MCA Nashville
Josh Johnson“Unusual Object” (producers: Johnson, Paul Bryan; new single: “Quince”; Hear here; Apple Music) Northern Spy
Lizzy McAlpine“Older” (singer-songwriter’s third album; producers: McAlpine, Mason Stoops; new single: “Older”; See here; Read here; Amazon UK; Apple Music) RCA
Jesse McCartney“All’s Well” (five-song EP; producers: Andrew Dixon, Diamond Pistols, Eleven, Morgan Taylor Reid; guest: Yung Gravy; See here; On Tour) Blue Suit
missing scenes“who is this for?” (new single: “≈238,000 mi p.4”; Hear here; Apple Music) Varia Records
Jane Penny“Surfacing” (seven-song solo debut EP from TOPS vocalist-keyboardist; new single: “Messages”; Hear here; See hereApple Music) Luminelle Recordings
Slack Key Ohana“Hawaiian Cowboy” (producers: Brian Witkin, Kamaka Mullen, Chris Hobson; guests: Billy F Gibbons, slack key guitar master George Kahumoku Jr.; first single: “Waimānalo Blues”; Hear here) Pacific Records
Nate Smith“Through the Smoke” (seven-song EP; producers: Lalo Guzman, Lindsay Rimes; guests: The War and Treaty; new single: “Bulletproof”; Hear here; On Tour) RCA Nashville
Bryson Tiller“Bryson Tiller” (R&B singer’s fourth album; 19 songs; guest: Victoria Monét; new single: “CALYPSO”; See here; Read here; Apple Music; On Tour) RCA
Zach Top“Cold Beer & Country Music” (traditional country singer’s debut album; producer: Carson Chamberlain; new single: “Use Me”; See here; CD out May 17; Vinyl; Apple Music; On Tour) Leo33
Vegyn“The Road to Hell Is Paved with Good Intentions” (British producer and Frank Ocean collaborator’s second album; guests: John Glacier, Léa Sen, Matt Maltese, Lauren Auder, Ethan P. Flynn; new single: “A Dream Goes On Forever”; See here; CD and Double Vinyl out May 24; Amazon UK; Apple Music) PLZ Make It Ruins
Sean Walshe“American Son” (producer: Rob Fraboni; guests: Kenny Aronoff, Blondie Chaplin, Ivan Neville, Nicholas Tremulis; See here) Wisefool’s Music, LLC, April 11
Marv Won“I’m Fine, Thanks for Asking.” (guests: Freeway, Quelle Chris, Monica Blaire, Fatt Father, The Upstairs Gang, Elzhi, et al; Hear here) Mello Music Group
Young Miko“att.” (Puerto Rican rapper’s debut album; new single: “Curita”; See here; Read here; Apple Music) The Wave Music Group

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
Cruzados“The Best of Cruzados” (11-track collection, circa 1983-1990; guests include Bob Dylan, Don Henley, Waddy Wachtel, Howie Epstein, David Lasley, et al; Hear here) Rum Bar
Dixie Dregs“Free Fall / What If / Night of the Living Dregs” (their three Capricorn Records albums, from 1977, 1978 and 1979, on two CDs; remastered, with new liner notes; Amazon UK) BGO
Garbage“Bleed Like Me (Deluxe Edition)” (Double CD; 2005 album; remastered, with 17-track bonus disc featuring non-album B-sides, remixes and rarities; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Interscope / UMe
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks“Where’s the Money? / Striking It Rich / Last Train To Hicksville … The Home of Happy Feet” (1971, 1972 and 1973 albums on two CDs; remastered, with new liner notes; Amazon UK) BGO
Niall Horan“The Show: The Encore” (2023 album; deluxe edition features nine bonus tracks, including new live recordings from the Electric Picnic festival and Spotify Studios, plus alternate versions from his  Vevo Extended Play session; Double Red and Gold Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download released on Nov. 3; On Tour) Capitol / UMe
Steve Lawrence“Winners! / Come Waltz With Me” (1962 albums, featuring “Go Away Little Girl”; with two bonus tracks) Sepia
Ohio Players“Observations in Time: The Johnny Brantley/Vidalia Productions” (24-track set includes the 1969 album “Observations in Time” and other material released afterward; See here; Download) Omnivore Recordings
Spanky & Our Gang“Spanky and Our Gang / Like To Get To Know You / Anything You Choose / Live” (1967, 1968, 1969 and 1970 albums on two CDs; remastered, with new notes; Amazon UK) BGO
Various artists“Congo Funk! Sound Madness From the Shores of the Mighty Congo River (Kinshasa/Brazzaville 1969-1982)” (14-song compilation; Hear here; Double Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Analog Africa
Yes“Mirror to the Sky” (2CD+Blu-ray Digipak Edition; 2023 album, with Dolby Atmos, 5.1 Surround Sound and instrumental mixes; current lineup: Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison, Billy Sherwood and Jay Schellen; See here; On Tour) InsideOutMusic

Reissues (Downloads)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
Modest Mouse“Good News For People Who Love Bad News (20th Anniversary Expanded Edition)” (2004 album, featuring “Float On” and “Ocean Breathes Salty”; with eight new remixes by Poolside, Jacknife Lee, Dan the Automator, et al; Hear here; Double Opaque Baby Pink and Spring Green Vinyl, with five bonus remixes, out May 17; Amazon UK; Apple Music; On Tour) Epic / Legacy

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