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Published on August 15th, 2019 | by Gerry Galipault


New Releases: Aug. 16, 2019

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Rick Braun “Crossroads” (guests: Peter White, Richard Elliot, Philippe Saisse, Eric Valentine, Richie Garcia, etc.; Hear/read here; On Tour) (Shanachie)
The Commonheart (Pittsburgh eight-piece soul band) “Pressure” (producers: Jeremy and Christopher McDonald; new single: “Wait”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Jullian)
Rodney Crowell “TEXAS” (guests: Willie Nelson, Ringo Starr, Lyle Lovett, Ronnie Dunn, Billy F Gibbons, Randy Rogers, Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack, Steve Earle; first single: “Flatland Hillbillies”; See/read here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (RC1)
Madison Cunningham “Who Are You Now” (first single: “Pin It Down”; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour, with Andrew Bird) (Verve Forecast)
HammerFall “Dominion” (producers: James Michael, Oscar Dronjak, Pontus Norgren; first single: “[We Make] Sweden Rock”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Napalm)
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors “Dragons” (producer: Cason Cooley; guests: The Lone Bellow, Lori McKenna, Natalie Hemby, Sean McConnell; new single: “Dragons”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Magnolia Music / Thirty Tigers)
The Hold Steady “Thrashing Thru the Passion” (new single: “Denver Haircut”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour; Merch) (Frenchkiss)
Ikebe Shakedown “Kings Left Behind” (new single: “Horses”; Hear here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; On Tour) (Colemine)
Bryony Jarman-Pinto “Cage and Aviary” (new single: “All About Life”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Tru Thoughts)
Eilen Jewell “Gypsy” (first single: “Crawl”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Signature Sounds)
Killswitch Engage “Atonement” (first single: “Unleashed”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour, with Clutch) (Metal Blade)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard “Infest the Rats’ Nest” (on the band’s second 15th studio album, it explores heavy metal and thrash; new single: “Organ Farmer”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour; Merch) (Flightless / ATO)
Tracy Lawrence “Made in America” (first single: “Made in America”; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Lawrence Music Group)
Lillie Mae “Other Girls” (producer: Dave Cobb; new single: “A Golden Year”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour, with Robert Plant) (Third Man)
Mallory Knox “Mallory Knox” (first single: “White Lies”; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (A Wolf At Your Door / Silva Screen)
The Rails (English folk-rock duo of Kami Thompson and James Walbourne) “Cancel the Sun” (Thompson is the daughter of Linda and Richard Thompson; producer: Stephen Street; new single: “Mossy Wells”; Read here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Psychonaut Sounds / Thirty Tigers)
Lionel Richie “Hello From Las Vegas” (recorded at Zappos Theater at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with three extra songs; Amazon UK; Deluxe Edition; Vinyl; Download; On Tour; Merch) (Capitol)
Ride “This Is Not a Safe Place” (producer: Erol Alkan; mixed by Alan Moulder; first single: “Future Love”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Wichita Recordings)
Bobby Rush “Sitting on Top of the Blues” (first single: “Get Out of Here [Dog Named Bo]”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Deep Rush / Thirty Tigers)
Dylan Scott “An Old Memory” (seven-song EP tribute to his musical, the late Keith Whitley; producers: Matt Alderman, Curt Gibbs, Jim Ed Norman; guests: Whitley’s widow Lorrie Morgan, son Jesse Keith Whitley, Mac McAnally, Eddie Bayers, Carl Jackson, etc.; See here; On Tour) (Curb)
Sleater-Kinney “The Center Won’t Hold” (producer: St. Vincent; new single: “The Future Is Here”; See here; Vinyl; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Autographed Vinyl; Cassette; Download; On Tour) (Sub Pop)
Third World “More Work to Be Done” (their 22nd studio album marks their 45th anniversary; producer: Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley; guests: Marley, Tarrus Riley, Chronixx, Pressure Busspipe, Tessanne Chin; first single: “Na Na Na”; Hear here; On Tour) (Ghetto Youths International)
Frank Turner “No Man’s Land” (an album dedicated to telling the fascinating stories of great but overlooked women across wide geographical and historical lines; producer: Catherine Marks; first single: “Sister Rosetta”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Xtra Mile Recordings / Polydor / UMe)
Various artists “Tootsie (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (new comedy musical based on the 1982 film opens April 23; cast includes Tony nominee Santino Fontana as Michael Dorsey, a struggling actor who lands a job under the female persona of Dorothy Michaels; producers: Dean Sharenow, David Yazbek; Download; On Broadway) (Decca Broadway)
Other Notable Releases
“The Hand of Violence,” Bound In Fear (Unique Leader)
“Qualified,” Michael Colton (DPG Worldwide)
“Obscene Majesty,” Devourment (Relapse)
“Inflorescent,” Friendly Fires (Polydor)
“I Can’t Even Speak English,” Husky Loops (Fighting Ourselves)
“Unleashed,” Kayzo (Ultra)
“When I Have Fears,” The Murder Capital (Human Season)
“Carousel,” Ray Obiedo (There)
“Be Good,” Off With Their Heads (Epitaph)
“Face Stabber,” Oh Sees (Castleface)
“Where the Dogs Don’t Bite,” Old Salt Union (Compass)
“Cala,” Fionn Regan (Abbey)
“I Am the Ghost EP,” Skylephant (Musical Bear)
“Hourly Haunts,” Surfer Blood (Persona Non Grata)
“Dawn of the Dragonstar,” Twilight Force (Nuclear Blast)
“They Say I Don’t Write Love Songs,” The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show (Musical Bear)
“Ex Voto,” Versus (Ernest Jenning Record Co.)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Sara Bareilles “What’s Not Inside: The Lost Songs from Waitress (Outtakes and Demos Recorded for the Broadway Musical)” (seven-song EP; See here; Read here; On Tour) (DMI Soundtracks)
Boxing Gandhis “Culture War (Put a Little Drop of Love In Your Silly Mother #*%+! Head!)” (first single: “Disappear,” 100 percent of proceeds will go to ACLU) (Blue Élan)
Demi Davis “Holograms” (seven-song EP; See here) (Demi_music)
Scott Gagner (California-based power-pop singer-songwriter) “Hummingbird Heart” (includes a cover of Neil Young’s “Philadelphia” and features longtime collaborator The Posies’ Ken Stringfellow and newcomer Jesse Chandler; first single: “Bella”; Hear here) (Scott Gagner)
Jitensha (Montréal-based indie music duo) “Periscope” (new single: “Under Control”; Hear here; See here; On Tour) (Jitensha)
Andy Michaels (Australian singer-songwriter) “Incendiary Heart” (producer: Andy Court; guests: Tiarna Madison, Kerry Ironside, Carolyn Thomas, Sharon Court; first single: “Incendiary Heart”; Hear here) (7Seas Music Company, Aug. 18)
Chris Rivers “G.I.T.U.” (new single: “Sincerely Me,” a tribute to Big Pun; See here; CD and Vinyl out Aug. 30) (Mello Music Group)
Snoop Dogg “I Wanna Thank Me” (guests: Slick Rick, Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, Russ, Swizz Beatz, Jermaine Dupri, DJ Battlecat, Lil Duval, Trey Songz, etc.; new single: “Do It When I’m In It”; Hear here; On Tour; Merch) (Doggystyle / EMPIRE)
Mel Stirling (L.A.-based Australian artist) “Standing to Fall” (six-song EP; Hear here) (Mel Stirling, Aug. 20)

More Digital Releases for Aug. 16, 2019 »

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Melodians “Rivers of Babylon (Expanded Edition)” (1970 album, long out of print; remastered, with eight bonus tracks; Hear here; Amazon UK) (Doctor Bird)
Peter, Paul and Mary “Peter, Paul and Mary At Newport 1963-65” (18-song documentary film aired on PBS stations in November/December 2018; See here; DVD) (Shout! Factory)
Spoon “Everything Hits at Once: The Best of Spoon” (13-song collection includes new song “No Bullets Spent”; See here; NPR’s All Songs Considered; Vinyl; On Tour) (Matador)
Various artists “Hitsville: The Making of Motown (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack From the Showtime Documentary Film)” (16-hit compilation, in celebration of the label’s 60th anniversary; See here; Target-Exclusive CD, with limited-edition original art poster; Vinyl; Target-Exclusive Gold Vinyl; Download; Merch) (Motown / UMe)
ZZ Top “Goin’ 50” (three-CD, 50-song compilation celebrates the band’s 50th anniversary; Vinyl; 18-song Single CD; Download; 50th Anniversary Tour; Merch) (Rhino / Warner)

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Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Eric Church “61 Days In Church Volume 2” (30 songs from 2017; On Tour) (EMI Music Nashville)
Exile “Exile – The Garage Tapes” (30-track compilation of demos recorded between 1979 and 1982 at LEMCO studio in Lexington, Ky.; On Tour) (Big Horse)
Explosions in the Sky “The Rescue (Anniversary Edition)” (2005 album; Vinyl) (Temporary Residence)
Florence + The Machine “Lungs (10th Anniversary Edition)” (2009 album; with 11 bonus tracks; Hear here; Vinyl; Merch) (Republic / UMe)

More Digital Releases for Aug. 16, 2019 »

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio/label:
Jimmy Cliff “The Harder They Come (Collector’s Edition) [Blu-ray]” (1972 film; three-disc set features a new transfer from the original 16mm negative and includes a restoration of Perry Henzel’s next film, “No Place Like Home,” and a full slate of new bonus features, shot in Jamaica; See here; Soundtrack) (Shout Select, Aug. 20)

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Next Week: Aug. 23, 2019

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