New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

Jon Batiste “World Music Radio” (concept album led by an interstellar traveling griot named Billy Bob Bo Bob, who takes listeners sonically all around the world at the speed of light; guests: Lana Del Rey, Lil Wayne, Kenny G, et al; new single: “Calling Your Name”; Read here; Double Vinyl; Amazon-Exclusive Double Canary Yellow Vinyl; Target-Exclusive Sky Blue Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Verve / Interscope
Big Time Rush “Another Life” (their fourth album, and first in 10 years; producers: Adam Korbesmeyer, Will Ventres, Nicholas Furlong, Bryan Todd, Maffio; new single: “Waves”; See here; Amazon UK; Download; On Tour) Bought the Rights LLC / BMG Rights Management
Cautious Clay “KARPEH” (singer-songwriter and producer is heard on vocals, flute, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, guitar, synthesizer and bass; new single: “Another Half”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Blue Note
Dizzy “Dizzy” (JUNO Award-winning Canadian indie pop band’s third album; new single: “Open Up Wide”; See here; Transparent Emerald Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Royal Mountain
Rhiannon Giddens “You’re the One” (Grammy winner’s first album in six years; producer: Jack Splash; guests: Jason Isbell, Leyla McCalla, Eryn Allen Kane; new single: “You’re the One”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon-Exclusive Transclucent Sea Blue Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Nonesuch
Margaret Glaspy “Echo the Diamond” (producers: Glaspy, Julian Lage; new single: “Memories”; See here; Black Ice Vinyl; Download; On Tour) ATO
Hozier “Unreal Unearth” (Irish singer-songwriter’s third album; producers: Hozier, Jeff “Gitty” Gitelman, Jennifer Decilveo, Bekon; new single: “Francesca”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon-Exclusive Burnt Clay Vinyl, with 12″ x 12″ two-sided poster insert; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Rubyworks / Columbia
Mapache “Swinging Stars” (SoCal cosmic folk band’s fifth album; new single: “People Please”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Innovative Leisure
Idina Menzel “Drama Queen” (producers: Chantry Johnson, Mitch Allan; featuring collaborations with Nile Rodgers, Jake Shears, Justin Tranter, Sir Nolan, Simon Wilcox, Laura Veltz, Jim Eliot, Maty Noye, et al; new single: “Move”; Hear here; Vinyl out Oct. 27; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Walkman Records / BMG Rights Management
NCT DREAM “ISTJ” (K-pop group’s third album; See/Read here; Download released on July 17; Merch) SM Entertainment
PÆRISH “You’re in both dreams (and you’re scared)” (Paris indie rockers’ third album; producer: Will Yip; new single: “Daydreaming”; See here) SideOneDummy
Grace Potter “Mother Road” (her fifth album, recorded at RCA’s famed Studio A in Nashville and Topangadise in Topanga, CA; producer: Eric Valentine; new single: “Mother Road”; See here; Yellow Vinyl, with 10 Potter-designed postcards; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Fantasy / Concord
Reneé Rapp “Snow Angel” (23-year-old singer-actress’ debut album; producer: Alexander 23; new single: “Snow Angel”; See here; Target-Exclusive CD, with alternative artwork and poster; Download; Apple Music) Interscope
Bobby Rush “All My Love For You” (Grammy-winning blues great’s 29th album; new single: “I’m the One”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Deep Rush / Thirty Tigers
Shamir “Homo Anxietatem” (album title is Latin for “anxious man”; producer: Hoost; new single: “Our Song”; See here; Electric Purple Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Kill Rock Stars
Teddy Thompson “My Love of Country” (10 covers of classic country songs; producer: David Mansfield; guests: Vince Gill, Rodney Crowell, Aoife O’Donovan, Logan Ledger, et al; new single: “A Picture of Me Without You”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Chalky Sounds
Various artists “Abbey Road Reimagined” (featuring Beatles covers by Matthew Sweet, Sonny Landreth, Roger Joseph Manning Jr., Steve Stevens, Paul Shaffer, Arthur Brown, et al; producer: Fernando Perdomo; Hear here; Vinyl) Cleopatra
Various artists “The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (music composed by Brian Tyler; original Nintendo themes by Koji Kondo; released digitally on April 5; computer-animated film, featuring the voices of Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, et al, opened on April 5; Trailer; Red & Green Vinyl; Merch) Iam8Bit
Phil Wickham “I Believe” (guests: Tiffany Hudson, Naomi Raine; new single: “I Believe”; See here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Fair Trade Services / Columbia
Warren Zeiders “Pretty Little Poison” (24-year-old country singer-songwriter’s debut album; producers: Ross Copperman, Bart Butler, Ryan Gore; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Warner

New Releases (Downloads)

Atreyu“The Moment You Find Your Flame” (producer: John Feldman; new single: “Gone”; Amazon UK; Apple Music; On Tour) Spinefarm
Diners“DOMINO” (L.A.-based singer-songwriter Blue Broderick’s seventh album; producer: Mo Troper; new single: “Someday I’ll Go Surfing”; See here; Vinyl; Cassette; Apple Music; On Tour) Bar/None
Scott Gagner“Reverse” (Minnesota-based singer-songwriter’s sixth album, recorded at Abbey Road Studio 2; new single: “Friend Like You”; See here) Scott Gagner, Aug. 22
Joyner Lucas“Not Now, I’m Busy” (new single: “Blackout”; See here; Amazon UK; Apple Music) Twenty Nine Music Group
Midwestern Dirt“Twilight at a Burning Hill” (Chicago indie rock band’s fourth album; new single: “The Aaron Waters Show”; Hear here) Nantasket
The One Eighties“Mindfields” (Raleigh-based Americana duo’s debut album; new single: “Two Jet Planes”; See here; Read here) The One Eighties
Genesis Owusu“STRUGGLER” (Ghanaian-Australian artist’s sophomore album; new single: “Leaving the Light”; See here; CD and Vinyl out Sept. 8; On Tour) Ourness / AWAL Recordings
Pale Jay“Bewilderment” (new single: “In Your Corner”; See here; Apple Music) Karma Chief Records / Colemine
Karina Rykman“Joyride” (indie psych singer-songwriter-bassist’s debut album; producers: Rykman, Trey Anastasio; new single: “Beacon”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) AWAL Recordings
¿Téo?“Luna” (Colombian-American singer-songwriter’s third album; new single: “Don’t Stare Too Long”; Hear here) 49 Digits LLC / Create Music Group
The View“Exorcism of Youth” (British indie rockers’ first album in eight years; producer: Youth; new single: “Feels Like”; Hear here; Read here; Amazon UK; Apple Music; On Tour) Cooking Vinyl

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

Aerosmith “Greatest Hits” (18 tracks on one CD; Deluxe Edition, 44 songs in three-CD box set; Target-Exclusive CD, with alternate cover; Walmart-Exclusive CD, with alternate cover; Vinyl, 10 hits on one LP; Double Vinyl, 20 songs on two LPs; Deluxe Vinyl, 44 songs in four-LP box set; Target-Exclusive Custom Color Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; PEACE OUT: The Farewell Tour, with The Black Crowes; Merch) Capitol / UMe
The Dead Daisies “Best of The Dead Daisies” (20-song, two-CD set includes two previously unreleased tracks; Double Vinyl; Download; On Tour) The Dead Daisies
Dick Hyman “Scott Joplin: The Complete Works for Piano” (three-CD set comprises all five of the 1975 LPs devoted to the ragtime legend; newly transferred and remastered from the analog master tapes, plus the Grammy-nominated original liner notes) Sony Classical
j-hope “Jack in the Box (HOPE Edition)” (BTS member’s 2022 debut solo album; special edition includes three live tracks recorded at Lollapalooza 2022, two instrumentals and new photos; Read here) BIGHIT Music
Looking Glass “Brandy: The Looking Glass/Elliot Lurie Anthology” (25 songs on one CD) Classics
Mr Big “The Albums 1976-78” (three-CD set includes their U.K. smash “Romeo”) Glam / 7T’s
SEVENTEEN “Always Yours” (27-track compilation; new single: “Sara Sara”; Hear here; Download) PLEDIS Entertainment, Aug. 23
Sonic Youth “Live in Brooklyn 2011” (Double CD; 17-song final U.S. show; mixed from multitrack by longtime live engineer Aaron Mullan and mastered and cut by Carl Saff; Hear here; Double Vinyl; Download) Goofin’
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros “Live at Acton Town Hall, London” (2002 performance, first released in 2012 as a Record Store Day exclusive; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) BMG Rights Management
B.J. Thomas “Anthology Volume 1: I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” (four albums on two CDs; remastered, with 11 non-LP singles, including “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Hooked on a Feeling” and “The Eyes of a New York Woman”) Classics
Robin Trower “Twice Removed From Yesterday (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (Double CD; 1973 debut solo album, two years after leaving Procol Harum; remastered with three unreleased versions of album tracks, the B side “Take a Fast Train” and four BBC John Peel sessions; Double Vinyl; Download) Chrysalis
Richard Wright “Wet Dream (2023 Remix)” (1978 album; remixed by Steven Wilson in Dolby Atmos, 5.1 and stereo; Hear here; Vinyl and Blu-ray out Sept. 29; Amazon UK; Download released on July 28; Apple Music) Rhino / Parlophone

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