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New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

Laurie Anderson“Amelia” (22-track album tells the story of the tragic last flight by aviator Amelia Earhart; featuring the Czech orchestra Filharmonie Brno, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies; guests: ANOHNI, Gabriel Cabezas, Rob Moose, Ryan Kelly, Martha Mooke, Marc Ribot, Tony Scherr, Nadia Sirota, Kenny Wolleson; new single: “Road to Mandalay”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music)Nonesuch
AWOLNATION“The Phantom Five” (alt-rock band’s fifth album; guests: Del tha Funky Homosapien, Emily Armstrong; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, with 311 and Neon Trees)Two Twenty Five Music
Tab Benoit“I Hear Thunder” (Louisiana blues guitarist’s first album in 14 years; producer: Benoit; guests: George Porter Jr., Anders Osborne; new single: “I Hear Thunder”; See here)Whiskey Bayou Records
The Cactus Blossoms“Every Time I Think About You” (new singles: “There She Goes” and “Every Time I Think About You”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour)Walkie Talkie
Albert Castiglia“Righteous Souls” (guests: Joe Bonamassa, Josh Smith, Danielle Nicole, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Popa Chubby, Ally Venable, Kevin Burt, Monster Mike Welch, Gary Hoey, Rick Estrin, Jimmy Carpenter, Alabama Mike; Amazon UK) Gulf Coast Records
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds“Wild God” (producers: Cave, Warren Ellis; new single: “Wild God”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Bad Seed Ltd. / Play It Again Sam
Luke Combs“Fathers & Sons” (country star’s fifth album; producers: Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton; ; new single: “The Man He Sees in Me”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download released on June 14; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch)Seven Ridges Records / Columbia Nashville
Shemekia Copeland“Blame It On Eve” (Blues Music Award winner’s 12th album; producer: Will Kimbrough; new single: “Tough Mother”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour)Alligator
Denzel Curry“King of the Mischievous South Vol. 2” (guests: Ty Dolla $ign, A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz, Juicy J, A$AP Ferg, Ski Mask the Slump God, et al; new single: “HOT ONE”; Hear here; Vinyl; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Orange Crush Vinyl; Download released on July 19; Apple Music; On Tour)Loma Vista Recordings / Concord
Galliano“Halfway Somewhere” (London-based acid jazz band’s first album since 1996; 19 songs; new single: “Circles Going Round the Sun”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour)Brownswood Recordings
Jon Hopkins“RITUAL” (guests: Vylana, 7Rays, Ishq, Clark, Emma Smith, Daisy Vatalaro, Cherif Hashizume; new single: “Ritual [Evocation]”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Apple Music) Domino
David Kushner“The Dichotomy” (17-song debut album; new single: “Humankind”; See here; Double Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour)Miserable Music Group
Los Bitchos“Talkie Talkie” (London-based, internationally assembled instrumental quartet’s second album; producer: Oli Barton-Wood; new single: “Don’t Change”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) City Slang
Jana Mila“Chameleon” (Dutch singer-songwriter’s debut album; producer: Todd Lombardo; new single: “Chameleon”; Hear here; Crystal Blue Sky Vinyl; Rough Trade-Exclusive Rosie Red Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) New West
Nails“Every Bridge Burning” (Southern California hardcore punk band’s fourth album and first in eight years; producer: Kurt Ballou; new single: “Imposing Will”; Hear here; Forest Green Vinyl; Red Cassette; Download; Apple Music)Nuclear Blast
Palaye Royale“Death or Glory” (Las Vegas rock band’s fifth album; producers: Matthew Pauling, Matt Squire; new single: “Showbiz”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour)Sumerian
Paris Paloma“Cacophony” (U.K. singer-songwriter’s debut album; producer: Justin Glasco; guest: Old Sea Brigade; new single: “Boys, Bugs and Men”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour)Nettwerk
Amy Rigby“Hang in There with Me” (recorded by Wreckless Eric at the couple’s home in upstate New York; new single: “The Farewell Tour”; See here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music)Tapete
Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters“More Fun With Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters” (producers: Randall Poster, Stewart Lerman; new single: “Ooh Woo Woo”; Hear here; Read here; Translucent Purple Vinyl; Download; Apple Music)ATO
Steep Canyon Rangers“Live at Greenfield Lake” (their first live album of original material, recorded in Wilmington, NC, on Sept. 29, 2023; See here; Double Deep Purple and Yellow Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Yep Roc
Tycho“Infinite Health” (Grammy-nominated electronic producer Scott Hansen’s seventh album; producers: Hansen, Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor, Tycho guitarist Zac Brown; new single: “Phantom”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Rough Trade-Exclusive Sky Blue Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Mom+Pop Music
Wunderhorse“Midas” (U.K. alt-rock band’s second album; producer: Craig Silvey; new single: “July”; See here; Vinyl; Rough Trade-Exclusive Mustard Yellow VinylAmazon UK; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour)Communion
Steve Wynn“Make It Right” (his first solo album since 2010, released simultaneously with his new memoir, “I Wouldn’t Say It If It Wasn’t True: A Memoir of Life, Music, and The Dream Syndicate”; guests: Mike Mills, Vicki Peterson, Chris Schlarb, Emil Nikolaisen, Linda Pitmon, et al; new single: “Make It Right”; Hear here; Clear Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Fire
Yannis & the Yaw“Lagos Paris London” (five-track EP from Foals singer Yannis Philippakis with the late drummer Tony Allen; new single: “Walk Through Fire”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Transgressive

New Releases (Downloads)

Betty Boo“Rip Up the Rulebook” (British hip-hop pioneer’s fourth album; producers: Andy Wright, Betty Boo, Gavin Goldberg; guests: HEX, “Rapper’s Delight” co-writer Grandmaster Caz; new single: “It Was Beautiful”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Apple Music) Betty Boo Records
Coco & Clair Clair“Girl” (Atlanta pop-rap duo’s second album; producer: Raven Artson; guest: Marjorie W.C. Sinclair; new single: “Aggy”; Hear here; Apple Music) Nice Girl World / Alternate Side / Many Hats Distribution
Stella Cole“Stella Cole” (jazz-pop vocalist’s debut album; producer: Matt Pierson; orchestral arrangements by multiple Grammy-winner Alan Broadbent; new single: “Moon River”; Hear here; Apple Music; On Tour)La Reserve
Enumclaw“Home in Another Life” (Tacoma-based rock band’s second album; producers: Ben Zaidi, Enumclaw; new single: “Change”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour)Run For Cover
Lia Kohl“Normal Sounds” (Chicago-based artist’s third album; guests: Ka Baird, Patrick Shiroishi; new single: “Car Alarm, Turn Signal”; See here; Apple Music)Moon Glyph
Peel Dream Magazine“Rose Main Reading Room” (British band’s fourth album; new single: “Lie in the Gutter”; Hear here; See here; CD and Vinyl out Sept. 6; Apple Music; On Tour) Topshelf, Sept. 4
Lars Bech Pilgaard“Folkl​ó​rica” (solo album from member of Danish experimentalists SVIN; new single: “11°11′N 4°17′W”; Hear here) Momeatdad Records
Rachel Platten“I Am Rachel Platten” (“Fight Song” singer’s fifth album and first since 2017; producers: Jason Evigan, Gian Stone; guest: Michael Bolton; new single: “I Know”; Hear here; See here; Apple Music) Violet, Sept. 3
Ellen Reid“Big Majestic” (Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer and sound artist assembles music from Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK, a GPS-enabled work of public art that reimagines urban parks as interactive soundscapes; producers: Reid, James Lemkin, Nadia Sirota; new single: “Big Majestic”; Hear here; Apple Music) New Amsterdam / Eclipse Projects
Mari Samuelsen“LIFE” (Norwegian violinist’s third album, featuring the string players of Scoring Berlin, conducted by Jonathan Stockhammer; new single: “Sapias”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Apple Music)Deutsche Grammophon
Sex Week“Sex Week” (Brooklyn duo’s seven-song debut EP; new single: “Cockpit”; See here; Apple Music) Grand Jury Music
Valley“Water the Flowers, Pray for a Garden” (Toronto alt-pop band’s third album; new single: “Bass Player’s Brother”; Hear here; Apple Music; On Tour)Capitol / Universal Music Canada
Why Bonnie“Wish on the Bone” (Blair Howerton’s second album; producers: Howerton, Jonathan Schenke; new single: “Fake Out”; See here; Read here; CD and Grape Purple Vinyl out Sept. 27; Apple Music)Fire Talk
Zedd“Telos” (EDM star’s first album in nine years; new single: “Out of Time”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Apple Music; On Tour) Interscope

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

The Beau Brummels“Turn Around: The Complete Recordings 1964-1970” (eight-CD clamshell box set, featuring original stereo album masters, outtakes, alternate mixes, 45 RPM versions, rarities and unreleased demos drawn from the band’s own archives; Read here; Amazon UK) Now Sounds / Cherry Red
Lamb of God“Ashes of the Wake (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (Double CD; 2004 album; with eight bonus tracks, including remixes and live versions; Double Vinyl; On Tour, with Mastodon; Merch) Epic / Legacy
Oasis“Definitely Maybe (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (Double CD; 1994 debut album, featuring “Live Forever,” “Supersonic” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll Star”; includes previously unheard Monnow Valley versions and outtakes from Sawmills Studios, with new artwork and sleeve notes; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download) Big Brother Recordings
Paul Robeson“Paul Robeson — Voice of Freedom: His Complete Columbia, RCA, HMV and Victor Recordings” (14-CD box set, documenting his complete major-label discography, recorded 1925–1947, including the first restoration of his famous 1944 Othello stage production with Uta Hagen and José Ferrer from the original 33 master disc sides; also contains an illustrated 160-page book with essays by Shana L. Redmond and Susan Robeson, plus photos and facsimiles from the archives of The Paul Robeson Trust, the Academy of the Arts, Berlin, and Columbia Records, etc.; Amazon UK) Sony Classical
Thunder“The Complete EMI Recordings 1989-1995” (seven-CD clamshell box set, featuring three studio albums, with bonus tracks, single cuts, B-sides and live recordings; Read here; Amazon UK) HNE / Cherry Red
Various artists“Eddie Piller Presents The Mod Top 100” (four-CD box set; Double Vinyl, 40-song set; Amazon UK) Edsel / Demon Music Group
Various artists“Katie Puckrik Presents ‘A Yacht Rock Odyssey’ “ (four-CD, 72-song box set, curated by the TV and radio broadcaster and newspaper columnist; See here; Double Vinyl, 24-song set; Amazon UK) Edsel / Demon Music Group
Various artists“Ring the Bells and Sing: Progessive Sounds of 1975” (four-CD clamshell box set containing five hours of prog rock, featuring Yes, Procol Harum, Barclay James Harvest, Gentle Giant, Al Stewart, Caravan, Nektar, et al; Read here; Amazon UK) Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red

Reissues (Downloads)

Dorothy Carter“Troubadour” (first official reissue of folklorist’s 1976 debut album; See here; Read here; Vinyl) Drag City

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