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New Releases: Aug. 21, 2020

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New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
AGES (Swedish black metal band) “Uncrown” (Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Black Lodge)
Mandy Barnett “A Nashville Songbook” (producer: Fred Mollin; first single: “Help Me Make It Through the Night”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Target) » BUY NOW (Melody Place / BMG Rights Management)
blackbear “everything means nothing” (guests: Lauv, Trevor Daniel; Hear here; Vinyl; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Sky Blue Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Beartrap / Alamo / Interscope)
Blues Pills (Swedish rockers) “Holy Moly!” (producers: Blues Pills; new single: “Low Road”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Nuclear Blast)
Bright Eyes “Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was” (first album in nearly a decade; new single: “Mariana Trench”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Target) » BUY NOW (Dead Oceans)
Cidny Bullens (formerly Cindy Bullens) “Walkin’ Through This World” (first album of new material in 15 years and the first album as Cidny; producers: Ray Kennedy, Bullens; new single: “The Gender Line”; See here) » BUY NOW (Blue Lobster)
Bully “SUGAREGG” (producer: John Congleton; new single: “Where to Start”; See here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Sub Pop)
Cut Copy “Freeze, Melt” (new single: “Cold Water”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Cutters / The Orchard)
The Dears “Lovers Rock” (new single: “Heart of an Animal”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Target; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Dangerbird)
Erasure “The Neon” (first single: “Hey Now [I’ve Got a Feeling]”; Hear here; Neon Orange Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Target) » BUY NOW (Mute)
Everything Everything “Re-Animator” (new single: “Arch Enemy”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Target) » BUY NOW (Everything Everything)
Future “High Off Life” (executive producer: DJ Esco; guests: Travis Scott, DaBaby, Young Thug, Meek Mill, NBA YoungBoy, Lil Uzi Vert, etc.; Read here; Vinyl; Download, released May 15; Apple Music; Target) » BUY NOW (Freebandz / Epic)
Nubya Garcia (London-based saxophonist/composer) “SOURCE” (her full-length debut album; producers: Garcia, Kwes; guests: Ms MAURICE, Cassie Kinoshi, Richie Seivwright, La Perla, Akenya; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Concord Jazz)
Johnny Iguana “Johnny Iguana’s Chicago Spectacular!” (guests: Lil’ Ed, John Primer, Billy Boy Arnold, Bob Margolin, Matthew Skoller, Billy Flynn, Kenny Smith, Bill Dickens, Michael Caskey; Download) » BUY NOW (Delmark)
I Like Trains (U.K. rock band) “Kompromat” (See here; Vinyl, with download code; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Atlantic Curve / Schubert Music Europe GmbH)
Jefferson Starship “Mother of the Sun” (their first album in 12 years includes “It’s About Time” and “Don’t Be Sad Anymore,” which were co-written with original Jefferson Starship/Jefferson Airplane members Grace Slick and Marty Balin respectively; original member Pete Sears also returns to play bass on three tracks; See here; Target-Exclusive CD, featuring signed and numbered band photos; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Secret Knock)
Katherine Jenkins “Cinema Paradiso” (15 covers of movie classics; first single: “I’ll Never Love Again,” from “A Star Is Born”; Hear here; Download; Apple Music; Target; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Decca)
The Killers “Imploding the Mirage” (producers: Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado and Shawn Everett; guests: Lindsey Buckingham, k.d. lang, Weyes Blood, War on Drugs’ Adam Granducil, Blake Mills, Lucius; new single: “My Own Soul’s Warning”; Hear here; See here; Read here; Download; Apple Music; Target; On Tour; Merch) » BUY NOW (Island)
Lecrae “Restoration” (guests: John Legend, Kirk Franklin, YK Osiris, Jozzy, Dani Leigh, Marc E. Bassy, BJ The Chicago Kid; See here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Reach)
The Lemon Twigs “Songs for the General Public” (producers: the D’Addario brothers; first single: “The One”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Target; On Tour) » BUY NOW (4AD)
Nils Lofgren Band “Weathered” (17-song live album; Read here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Cattle Track Road)
The Mavericks “en Español” (a mix of standards and Spanish-language originals in signature Mavericks style; producers: Niko Bolas, frontman Raul Malo; new single: “Poder Vivir”; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Mono Mundo Recordings / Thirty Tigers)
Tim McGraw “Here On Earth” (his first album in five years; new single: “I Called Mama”; See here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Big Machine)
Naked Giants (Seattle rock trio) “The Shadow” (producer: Chris Funk of The Decemberists; first single: “Take a Chance”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (New West)
Old 97’s “Twelfth” (new single: “Turn Off the TV”; See here; Silver Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Target) » BUY NOW (ATO)
Chuck Prophet “The Land That Time Forgot” (producer: Kenny Siegal; new single: “Marathon”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Target; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Yep Roc)
Troye Sivan “In a Dream” (six-song EP on CD in a slipcase with art cards, a sticker and a foldout poster booklet; new single: “Easy”; Hear here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with one extra song and a poster; Blue Mist Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Capitol)
Josh Turner “Country State of Mind” (guests: Kris Kristofferson, Randy Travis, John Anderson, Chris Janson, Runaway June, Maddie & Tae; new single: “Country State of Mind”; Walmart-Exclusive Orange Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Target) » BUY NOW (MCA Nashville)
The Waterboys “Good Luck, Seeker” (new single: “The Soul Singer”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Target) » BUY NOW (Cooking Vinyl)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Blaqk Audio (synth outfit made up of AFI members Davey Havok and Jade Puget) “Beneath the Black Palms” (first single: “Hiss”; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (BMG Rights Management)
Brasstracks “Golden Ticket” (new single: “Will Call”; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (EGT Recordings / Capitol)
The Buckleys (country sibling act from Australia) “Daydream” (producer: Chad Carlson; See here; CD, Vinyl and Cassette out Sept. 25) » BUY NOW (Petrol / UMG Recordings)
Cold War Kids “New Age Norms 2” (producer: Shawn Everett; new single: “You Already Know”; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (CWKTWO / AWAL Recordings)
Dan Croll “Grand Plan” (See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Communion)
Duckwrth “SuperGood” (guests: KIAN, G.L.A.M., Julia Romana, Alex Mali, Radio Ahlee, Bayli, etc.; new single: “Quick”; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Republic)
The Front Bottoms “In Sickness & In Flames” (producer: Mike Sapone; new single: “montgomery forever”; See here; Read here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Fueled By Ramen)
idle threat (Nashville indie rock trio) “Nothing Is Broken For Good” (six-song EP; new single: “Cement”; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Tooth & Nail)
Lewis Del Mar (NYC duo) “AUGUST” (new singles: “The Ceiling / Border (CH. III)”; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (FADER Label)
Nas “King’s Disease” (new single: “Ultra Black,” feat. Hit-Boy; Hear here; Read here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Mass Appeal)
No Joy “Motherhood” (first single: “Birthmark”; See here) » BUY NOW (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Secret Machines “Awake in the Brain Chamber” (their first new music in more than a decade; first single: “Talos’ Corpse”; Hear here; Read here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (TSM Recordings)
Snow Patrol and The Saturday Songwriters “The Fireside Sessions” (six-song EP written and recorded during the lockdown; all proceeds from the project will go to the anti-poverty charity The Trussell Trust; producer: Iain Archer; first single: “Reaching Out to You”; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Polydor)
KC Star (pop artist from Oklahoma City) “Crushes” (six-song EP; producer: KC Star) » BUY NOW (Rainbow)

[su_quote]This EP is rooted in pop with influences of alternative, rock, and electronic/synth music,” Star tells P&P. “Thematically, the project explores the lifecycle of a crush and all the complex, fluctuating feelings that come with it. While in quarantine, I finished the project and it became an ode to that human connection we are all longing for right now. This project serves as a follow up to my first two EPs, ‘Colors and Changes,’ which explored the exhilarating ups and downs of life and authentically handling transformation.[/su_quote]

Stephen (L.A. artist Stephen Swartz) “Akrasia” (first single: “I Never Stay in Love”; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Heroic)
The Texicana Mamas (Tex-Mex trio of Tish Hinojosa, Stephanie Urbina Jones and Patricia Vonne) “The Texicana Mamas” (producers: The Texicana Mamas, Amed Medina, Alberto Kreimerman; guests: Flaco Jiménez, Max Baca; first single: “Cocina de Amor,” or “Kitchen of Love”; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (The Texicana Mamas)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (a founding member of Jellyfish) “The Land of Pure Imagination (Deluxe Edition)” (2005 album; remastered, with three extra songs; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW, “Catnip Dynamite” (2008 album; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW, “Glamping” (2018 seven-song EP; Hear here; Read here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Label Logic)
Esther Phillips “Brand New Day: The Lenox / Atlantic & Roulette Recordings (1962-1970)” (five-CD, 101-track box set; Read here; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (SoulMusic / Cherry Red)
Pilot “The Albums” (four-CD, 56-track clamshell box set; Read here; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (7T’s / Cherry Red)
White Lion “All You Need Is Rock ‘N’ Roll: The Complete Albums 1985-1991” (five-CD box set, with bonus edits, remixes and live tracks; Read here) » BUY NOW (HNE Recordings / Cherry Red)

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DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio/label:
Gordon Lightfoot “Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind [DVD]” (2019 documentary film, directed by Martha Kehoe and Joan Tosoni; featuring interviews with Randy Bachman, Anne Murray, Sarah McLachlan, Tom Cochrane, Burton Cummings, Sylvia Tyson, Lenny Waronker and Alec Baldwin; See here) » BUY NOW (Greenwich Entertainment, Aug. 25)

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Next Week: Aug. 28, 2020

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