New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Derrick Anderson “A World of My Own” (the Bangles bassist’s solo debut album; guests: The Smithereens, Matthew Sweet, Bob, John and Susan Cowsill, Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson, Debbi Peterson, Kim Shattuck, Robbie Rist, Wil O’Brien, Marc Joseph; Hear here; Read here; iTunes) (Omnivore Recordings)
Arca (Venezuelan-born producer Alejandro Ghersi) “Arca” (new single: “Anoche”; See here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (XL Recordings)
Cory Branan “Adios” (producer: Branan; guests: Laura Jane Grace, Amanda Shires, Dave Hause; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Bloodshot)
Michelle Branch “Hopeless Romantic” (producers: Patrick Carney, Gus Seyffert; first single: “Hopeless Romantic”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Verve)
JC Brooks “The Neon Jungle” (producers: Josh Richter, Isaiah Sharkey, Steve Gillis; first single: “Jungle”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Rock Ridge Music)
Betty Buckley “Story Songs” (Hear here; MP3) (Palmetto)
The Chainsmokers “Memories … Do Not Open” (new single: “Something Just Like This,” feat. Coldplay; Hear here; Read here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Columbia / Disruptor)
Clark (U.K. electronic artist Chris Clark) “Death Peak” (first single: “Peak Magnetic”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Warp)
Cold War Kids (new lead guitarist: David Quon) “LA DIVINE” (guest: Bishop Briggs; new single: “Can We Hang On?”; See here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Capitol)
Andrew Combs (Nashville singer-songwriter) “Canyons of My Mind” (producers: Combs, Skylar Wilson; first single: “Dirty Rain”; See here; Vinyl, with download card; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (New West)
Cotton Mather “Wild Kingdom” (Hear here; MP3) (Star Apple Kingdom)
Deep Purple “inFinite” (producer: Bob Ezrin; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; MP3; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (earMUSIC)
Diet Cig (New Paltz, N.Y., pop-punk duo) “Swear I’m Good at This” (first single: “Tummy Ache”; See here; NPR First Listen; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Frenchkiss)
John Digweed, et al “John Digweed Live In Brooklyn, Output NYC” (five-CD, 67-track set recorded on New Year’s Eve 2016; Hear here; MP3; On Tour) (Bedrock)
Falling in Reverse “Coming Home” (new single: “Loser”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with two extra tracks; On Tour; Merch) (Epitaph)
Father John Misty “Pure Comedy” (producers: Josh Tillman, Jonathan Wilson; first single: “Pure Comedy”; Hear here; Read here; MP3; Target-Exclusive CD, with five collectible art cards) (Sub Pop)
The Flatliners (Toronto punk rockers) “Inviting Light” (producers: Peter Pablo, Derek Hoffman; first single: “Human Party Trick”; Hear here; MP3; On Tour) (Rise)
Fujiya & Miyagi “Fujiya & Miyagi” (first single: “Solitaire”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Impossible Objects of Desire)
Future Islands (Baltimore-based trio) “The Far Field” (producer: John Congleton; string and horn arrangements by Patrick McMinn; guest: Debbie Harry; first single: “Ran”; Hear here; MP3; On Tour) (4AD)
Gentleman’s Dub Club (U.K. dub band) “Dubtopia” (guests: Lady Chann, Taiwan MC, Parly B, Eva Lazarus; first single: “Dancing in the Breeze”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Easy Star)
Joey Bada$$ “ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$” (guests: ScHoolboy Q, Styles P, J. Cole, Chronixx, etc.; first single: “Land of the Free”; See here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Pro Era / Cinematic Music Group)
Brian May & Kerry Ellis “Golden Days” (13-track album includes five original songs; Read here; MP3) (Duck Productions Ltd.)
Mike + The Mechanics “Let Me Fly” (their first album since 2001; current lineup includes singers Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar; first single: “Don’t Know What Came Over Me”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (BMG Rights Management)
The New Pornographers “Whiteout Conditions” (first single: “High Ticket Attractions”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; MP3; On Tour) (Collected Works / Concord)
Pentatonix “PTX Vol. IV – Classics” (seven-song EP includes “Jolene,” feat. Dolly Parton; See here; MP3; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (RCA)
San Fermin (Brooklyn chamber-folk band) “Belong” (producer: bandleader Ellis Ludwig-Leone; Hear here; NPR First Listen; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Downtown / Interscope)
Alexandra Savior (dream-pop singer-songwriter from Portland, Ore.) “Belladonna of Sadness” (producers: James Ford, Alex Turner; See here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Columbia)
Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues “Different Voices” (producers: Corky and Holly Siegel; guests: Sam Lay, Ernie Watts, Sandeep Das, Marcella Detroit, Matthew Santos, etc.; Hear here) (Dawnserly)
Sweet Spirit (Austin eight-piece band) “St. Mojo” (Hear here; MP3) (Nine Mile)
Tashaki Miyaki (L.A.-based duo) “The Dream” (producer: Paige Stark; second single: “Cry”; See here; MP3; On Tour) (Metropolis)
Timbre Timbre “Sincerely, Future Pollution” (first single: “Sewer Blues”; See here; NPR First Listen; MP3) (City Slang)
Vancouver Sleep Clinic (Australian ambient singer-songwriter, producer Tim Bettinson) “Revival” (Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Soon King / Columbia)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 96” (two CDs, 43 songs; Track list) (U.K. – NOW!)
Various artists “Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings” (all-star tribute airs on CMT on April 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT; CD/DVD set, recorded July 6, 2015, at Austin’s ACL Live at The Moody Theater, features Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Chris Stapleton, Shooter Jennings, Jessi Colter, Bobby Bare, Lee Ann Womack, Buddy Miller, Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgrave, Jamey Johnson, Ryan Bingham, Alison Krauss, Toby Keith, Eric Church; See here; Read here; MP3) (Legacy Recordings)
Various artists “Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle Album” (18-song musical companion to the hit Amazon Prime Video original series; produced and curated by Danger Mouse and Sam Cohen, featuring songs by Beck, Kelis, Norah Jones, The Shins, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Benjamin Booker, Karen O, etc.; Hear here; MP3; Prime Video) (30th Century / Columbia)
The Whiskey Gentry (Atlanta-based honky-tonk band) “Dead Ringer” (producer: Les Hall; See here; MP3) (Pitch-A-Tent)
The Wild Reeds “The World We Built” (first single: “Only Songs”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Dualtone)
Wire “Silver/Lead” (first single: “Short Elevated Period”; Hear/read here) (pinkflag)
The Wooden Sky “Swimming In Strange Waters” (producer: John Agnello; first single: “You’re Not Alone”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Nevado Music)

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Zeshan B “Vetted” (born to Muslim Indian immigrants in Chicago, Zeshan Bagewadi’s protest soul debut recounts his Muslim immigrant experience during the Trump era; producer: Lester Snell; featuring Stax Records session instrumentalists; See here) (Minty Fresh)
Cock Robin “Lollobrigida” (five-song EP) (Cock Robin)
Andre Cymone “1969” (Hear here; Read here; CD, out April 14) (Blindtango)
Happyness (South London trio) “Write In” (Hear here; CD, out April 14) (Bar/None)
Annie Hardy (formerly of Giant Drag) “Rules” (first single: “Want”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; iTunes) (Full Psycho / American Primitive)
The Megaphonic Thrift (Norwegian quartet) “Sun Stare Sound” (first single: “Interlopers”; Hear here; iTunes) (Old Flame)
Message from Sylvia “Message from Sylvia” (See here) (Concrete Entertainment)
Jesse Hale Moore (Philly-based singer-songwriter) “Green End” (producer: Moore; new single: “Calling You Out”; Hear here; On Tour) (AWAL / Kobalt Music Recordings)
Second Still (L.A.-based post-punk/coldwave trio) “Second Still” (Hear here) (Manic Depression)

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Tina Arena “Greatest Hits & Interpretations” (two-CD, 31-song set includes 17 hits, 10 versions of songs from her career by other artists and four covers by Arena; MP3; iTunes; eBay) (Positive Dream / EMI Music Australia)
Joan Baez “The Complete Gold Castle Masters” (three CDs, 33 songs) (Proper)
B.T. Express “Give Up the Funk: The B.T. Express Anthology (1974-1982)” (two CDs, 31 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red)
David Allan Coe “The Complete Hits” (two CDs, 31 songs) (Real Gone Music)
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen “Live From Ebbetts Field, Denver, Colorado, Aug. 11 1973” (Vinyl; MP3) (RockBeat)
Frank De Vol “The Frank De Vol Collection 1945-60” (four CDs, 106 songs; Read here) (Acrobat)
Tommy Edwards “The Tommy Edwards Singles Collection 1951-62” (two CDs, 52 songs; Read here; MP3) (Acrobat)
Bill Evans “The Definitive Rare Albums Collection 1960-1966” (four CDs) (Enlightenment)
Gil Evans “The Classic Albums 1956-1963” (four CDs) (Enlightenment)
Joey Feek “If Not For You” (unreleased Joey Martin solo album from 2002, before she met husband Rory Feek, was originally titled “Strong Enough to Cry”; producer: Paul Worley; MP3) (Gaither Music Group)
Flamin’ Groovies “Live 1971 San Francisco” (Vinyl; MP3; Merch) (RockBeat)
Steve Goodman “Sticks and Stones: F.M. Broadcast 1973” (with special guest John Prine) (Laser Media)
Allan Holdsworth “Eidolon: The Allan Holdsworth Collection,” “The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever! The Allan Holdsworth Album Collection” (12-CD box set, with 40-page booklet) (Manifesto)
Alberta Hunter “The Alberta Hunter Collection 1921-40” (four CDs, 94 songs; Read here) (Acrobat)
Milt Jackson “The Atlantic Albums Collection 1956-1961” (four CDs) (Enlightenment)
The Lennon Sisters “Lawrence Welk Presents The Lennon Sisters and Let’s Get Acquainted” (their first two albums, from 1957 and 1958) (Sepia / MVD)
Hank Locklin “The Hank Locklin Singles Collection 1948-62” (two CDs, 58 songs; Read here) (Acrobat)
Teena Marie “Ooo La La La: The Epic Anthology” (two CDs, 25 songs; Read here) (SoulMusic / Cherry Red)
Tony Martin “The Tony Martin Hit Collection 1936-57” (two CDs, 50 songs; Read here) (Acrobat)
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes “Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits” (17-song collection; Vinyl; MP3; On Tour; Merch) (Fat Wreck Chords)
Johnny Nash “Stir It Up: The Anthology 1965-1979” (two CDs, 46 songs; Read here) (U.K. – SoulMusic / Cherry Red)
New York Philharmonic “New York Philharmonic 175th Anniversary Edition” (65-CD box set) (Sony Classical)
Omega (Hungarian rock band) “Anthology 1968-1979” (two CDs, 31 songs; Hear here; MP3) (Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
Simon & Garfunkel “Tripping Down the Alleyways: The Amsterdam Broadcast 1970” (Go Faster)
Takács Quartet “Beethoven: Complete String Quartets” (seven-CD, one-Blu-ray, one-DVD box set, with 104-page booklet) (Decca)
B.J. Thomas “New Looks From an Old Lover: The Complete Columbia Singles” (21 songs) (Real Gone Music)
The Ventures “The Ventures Collection 1960-62” (two CDs, 64 songs; Read here) (Acrobat)
The Youngbloods “Rock Festival / Ride the Wind / Good and Dusty” (their three albums for Warner, from 1970 and 1971; remastered) (BGO)

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Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Bay City Rollers “Anthology ’71-’81” (79 songs) (Arista / Legacy)
Ray Conniff Orchestra and Chorus “The Perfect “10” Classics” (1980 album; with one extra track) (Columbia / Legacy)
Percy Faith “I Think I Love You” (1971 album; with seven bonus tracks) (Columbia / Legacy)
Lionel Hampton “The Complete Victor Sessions, Vol. 1” (40-song collection) (Bluebird / Legacy)
The Hilltoppers featuring Jimmy Sacca “The Hilltoppers Singles Collection 1952-58” (58 songs; Hear here) (Acrobat)
Al Kooper & Shuggie Otis “Kooper Session” (1970 album; Hear here) (Columbia / Legacy)
Oister “Pre-Dwight Twilley Band 1973-74 Teac Tapes” (20 songs; Hear here) (HoZac)
Marty Robbins “Don’t Let Me Touch You” (1977 album) (Columbia Nashville / Legacy)
Artur Schnabel “Artur Schnabel – The RCA Victor Recordings” (15 songs) (Sony Classical)

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DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Leonard Cohen “Leonard Cohen – Live In San Sebastian 1988: The Classic Spanish Broadcast [DVD]” (21-song concert) (Go Faster)

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