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New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
Joan Armatrading“Consequences” (first single: “Already There”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download, released on June 18; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (BMG Rights Management)
Devendra Banhart & Noah Georgeson“Refuge” (new collaborative ambient album; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Dead Oceans)
Jade Bird“Different Kinds of Light” (producer: Dave Cobb; new single: “Different Kinds of Light”; See here; Vinyl; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Translucent Red Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Glassnote)
Sheryl Crow“Live From the Ryman and More” (27-song album recorded over five nights in 2019; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (The Valory Music Co. / Big Machine)
Cruzados“She’s Automatic” (their first album in more than 30 years; guests: John Doe, Dave Alvin, David Hidalgo, Steve Berlin, Melanie Vannem; Hear/Read here) » BUY NOW (Scamco)
Dan + Shay“Good Things” (producer: Dan Smyers; guest: Justin Bieber; new single: “Good Things”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Warner Music Nashville)
Sally Decker (fka Multa Nox)“In the Tender Dream” (guests: Emily Cardwell, Briana Marela; new single: “The Loss”; See here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (NNA Tapes)
El Michels Affair meets Liam Bailey“Ekundayo Inversions” (guest: Lee “Scratch” Perry; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Big Crown)
Jeremy Garrett (of The Infamous Stringdusters)“Wanderer’s Compass” (Hear here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Organic)
Jennifer Hudson“RESPECT (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (Aretha Franklin biopic opens Aug. 13, co-starring Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald and Marc Maron; also, Mary J. Blige portrays Dinah Washington and Heather Headley plays Clara Ward; Trailer; Target-Exclusive CD, with alternate cover and photobook; Vinyl; Trailer; Target-Exclusive Vinyl, with alternate cover and photobook) » BUY NOW (Epic)
Luke Hemmings“When Facing the Things We Turn Away From” (the 5 Seconds of Summer member’s debut album; first single: “Starting Line”; See here; Read here; Vinyl, out Nov. 12; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Arista)
Jungle (British electro soul duo)“Loving in Stereo” (guests: Bas, Priya Ragu; new single: “Keep Moving”; See here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Caiola / AWAL Recordings)
The Killers“Pressure Machine” (producers: The Killers, Shawn Everett, Jonathan Rado; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch) » BUY NOW (Island)
Tom Kitt & The Collective“Reflect” (debut album from the Tony, Emmy, Grammy and Pulitzer-winning composer; collaborators: Adrienne Warren, Mandy Gonzalez, Michael McElroy, Jenn Colella, Danny Burstein, Javier Muňoz, Lauren Patten, Jerry Dixon, Elizabeth Stanley, Heidi Blickenstaff, etc.; new single: “Breathe”; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Sony Masterworks)
Tracy Lawrence“Hindsight 2020, Vol 2: Price of Fame” (guests: Tracy Byrd, Eddie Montgomery; Download) » BUY NOW (Lawrence Music Group)
Willie Nile“The Day the Earth Stood Still” (producer: Stewart Lerman; new single: “Blood on Your Hands,” feat. Steve Earle; See/Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (River House)
Joy Orbison (the artist name of DJ/producer Peter O’Grady)“still slipping vol. 1” (14-song mixtape; guests: Herron, James Massiah, Bathe, Léa Sen, Goya Gumbani, Tyson, etc.; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (XL Recordings)
Ben Platt (Tony Award winner for “Dear Evan Hansen”)“Reverie” (new single: “happy to be sad”; See here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Atlantic)
Pop Smoke“FAITH” (the rapper’s second posthumous album; 17 songs; Hear/Read here; Download, released on July 16) » BUY NOW (Victor Victor Worldwide / Republic)
Rainbow Kitten Surprise“RKS! Live From Athens Georgia” (recorded over two nights in October 2019 at The Georgia Theatre; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Elektra)
Sepultura“SepulQuarta” (live sessions with guests Devin Townsend, Scott Ian, Danko Jones, David Ellefson, Matt Heafy, etc.; See here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch) » BUY NOW (Nuclear Blast)
Watchhouse (fka Mandolin Orange)“Watchhouse” (producers: frontman Andrew Marlin, Josh Kaufman; new single: “New Star”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Tiptoe Tiger Music / Thirty Tigers)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist:Title:Label:
Iggy Azalea“The End of an Era” (new single: “Sex on the Beach”; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Bad Dreams / EMPIRE)
Blacktop Mojo“Blacktop Mojo” (producer: Phil Mosley; new single: “Tail Lights”; See here; CD out Aug. 27; Vinyl out Sept. 10; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Sand Hill)
A Certain Ratio“ACR:EPR” (final release in a trilogy of EPs; new single: “$ouls in the City Part 2”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Mute)
The Cold Stares“Heavy Shoes” (new single: “In the Night Time”; See here; CD out Aug. 27; Gold Vinyl; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Mascot)
Pi Jacobs“Live From Memphis” (new single: “First Thing Tomorrow”; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Blackbird Record Label)
Junior Mesa“Cirque Du Freak” (five-song EP; new single: “Paranoia Dreams”; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Nice Life Recording Company)
Oscar Lang“Chew the Scenery” (producer: Rich Turvey; first single: “Stuck”; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Dirty Hit)
Jan Lisiecki“Frédéric Chopin: Complete Nocturnes” (two CDs, 22 songs; recorded last October at Berlin’s historic Meistersaal; Hear here; CD out Aug. 27; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Deutsche Grammophon)
Lorna Shore“… And I Return to Nothingness” (three-song EP; producer: Josh Schroeder; new single: “To the Hellfire”; See here; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Century Media)
M.A.G.S. (multi-instrumentalist and producer Elliott Douglas)“Say Things That Matter” (new single: “Wait”; Hear here; CD; Vinyl; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (ONErpm / Take This To Heart Records)
Elijah Ocean“Born Blue” (new single: “Thirty-Five”; Hear here; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Elijah Ocean)
Quicksand“Distant Populations” (producer: Will Yip; new single: “Missile Command”; See here; CD and Vinyl out Sept. 24; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch) » BUY NOW (Epitaph)
Various artists“Modern Love: Season 2 (Amazon Original Series Soundtrack)” (22 songs; Prime Video) » BUY NOW(Decca)
Matthew Whitaker (20-year-old jazz pianist)“Connections” (producer: Derrick Hodge; guests: Jon Bastite, Regina Carter; new single: “Stop Fighting”; Hear here; CD out Aug. 20; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Resilience Music Alliance)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
Joe Diffie“Life’s So Funny / Twice Upon A Time / A Night To Remember / In Another World” (1995, 1997, 1999 and 2001 albums on two CDs; remastered) » BUY NOW (BGO)
Randy Edelman“Ghostbusters II (Original Motion Picture Score)” (1989 album; Vinyl, out Oct. 15; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Glow in the Dark Vinyl) » BUY NOW (Sony Masterworks)
Nicki Minaj“Beam Me Up Scotty” (2009 mixtape; with a new cover and three new songs; Download, released on May 14) » BUY NOW (Cash Money)
Scritti Politti“Cupid & Psyche 85” (1985 album, featuring “Perfect Way,” “The Word Girl,” “Wood Beez [Pray Like Aretha Franklin]” and “Absolute”; remastered; See here; Vinyl) » BUY NOW, “Anomie & Bonhomie” (1999 album, featuring “Tinseltown to the Boogiedown”; remastered; See here; Vinyl, making its debut on vinyl) » BUY NOW (Rough Trade)
Nina Simone“Little Girl Blue” (1959 debut album; remastered; Vinyl out Sept. 3) » BUY NOW (BMG Rights Management)
Various artists“Rip It Up: The Best of Specialty Records” (18-track compilation marking the label’s 75th anniversary, featuring Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Lloyd Price, Roy Milton, etc.; liner notes by Billy Vera; Vinyl) » BUY NOW (Craft Recordings / Concord)

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Reissues (Downloads)

Artist:Title:Label:
Trisha Yearwood“Every Girl (Deluxe)” (2019 album; with three previously unreleased tracks, including a 30th anniversary acoustic version of “She’s in Love With the Boy”; Hear here; Read here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (BMG Rights Management)

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