New releases

Published on May 14th, 2018 | by Gerry Galipault

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New Releases: Aug. 31, 2018

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Alkaline Trio “Is This Thing Cursed?” (their first album in five years; first single: “Blackbird”; See here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Epitaph)
Big Red Machine (Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner) “Big Red Machine” (Hear here; Read here; Download; iTunes) (Jagjaguwar)
Anna Calvi “Hunter” (her backing band on the album includes Portishead’s Adrian Utley and the Bad Seeds’ Martyn Casey; producer: Nick Launay; first single: “Don’t Beat the Girl Out of My Boy”; See here; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Domino)
Alice Cooper “A Paranormal Evening with Alice Cooper at the Olympia Paris” (recorded on Dec. 7, 2017; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (earMUSIC)
Darwin Deez “10 Songs That Happened When You Left Me With My Stupid Heart” (first single: “The World’s Best Kisser”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Lucky Number Music)
Iron & Wine “Weed Garden” (six-song EP; Vinyl; Cassette; eBay; On Tour) (Sub Pop)
Bob James Trio “Espresso” (his first solo-led project in 12 years, with Billy Kilson and Michael Palazzolo; first single: “Submarine”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay) (Evosound)
Jonathan Jeremiah (London-born singer-songwriter) “Good Day” (recorded at Ray Davies’ Konk Studios; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (PIAS America)
The Kooks “Let’s Go Sunshine” (new singles: “No Pressure” and “All the Time”; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Lonely Cat / AWAL Recordings)
Amos Lee “My New Moon” (producer: Tony Berg; guests: multi-instrumentalists Ethan Gruska and Blake Mills, keyboardists Benmont Tench and Patrick Warren, pedal steel guitarist Greg Leisz; strings by Rob Moose; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Dualtone Music)
Passenger “Runaway” (producers: Passenger, Chris Vallejo; first single: “Hell or High Water”; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Deluxe Edition; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Nettwerk)
Madeleine Peyroux “Anthem” (producer: Larry Klein; first single: “On My Own”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes) (Pennywell Productions / Decca France)
Jake Shimabukuro “The Greatest Day” (producer: R.S. Field; See here; Vinyl; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (JS Productions / Mailboat)
Troye Sivan “Bloom” (first single: “Bloom”; Hear here; See here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour, with Kim Petras; Merch) (Capitol)
Meghan Trainor “Treat Myself” (first single: “No Excuses”; Hear here; See here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with bonus tracks; Download; iTunes; eBay) (Epic)
Various artists “King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller” (two-CD, 36-song set; producers: Miller’s son Dean Miller, Cole Wright; contributors: Ringo Starr, Dolly Parton, Dwight Yoakam, Eric Church, John Goodman, Loretta Lynn, Lyle Lovett, Kacey Musgraves, Brad Paisley, Rodney Crowell, etc.; Read here; Download; iTunes) (BMG Rights Management)
Why Don’t We (pop quintet) “8 Letters” (Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Atlantic)
Wild Nothing “Indigo” (producer: Jorge Elbrecht; first single: “Letting Go”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; iTunes) (Captured Tracks)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Marks (Miami-based electronic producer) “Crush” (10-track beat-tape; first single: “Cold Monday”; Hear here; iTunes) (Coyote)
Warm Drag “Warm Drag” (first single: “Sleepover”; Hear here; iTunes) (In the Red)

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Angel “The Casablanca Years” (seven-CD box set; See here) (Mercury / UMe)
The Band “Music From Big Pink (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1968 album; new stereo mix, with three outtakes, two alternative takes and an unreleased a cappella version of “I Shall Be Released”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay) (Capitol / UMe)
Chicago “Chicago II: Collector’s Edition” (box set includes the 1970 album on CD and double vinyl, remixed by Steven Wilson, plus their “Live On Soundstage” performance on CD and DVD; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Rhino)
Depeche Mode “A Broken Frame | The 12″ Singles [Vinyl]” (five-LP box set, with an exclusive poster and download cards), “Speak & Spell | The 12″ Singles [Vinyl]” (five-LP box set, with an exclusive poster and download cards; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Rhino / Warner)
Nick Mason “Unattended Luggage” (three-disc box set of the Pink Floyd drummer’s solo albums, 1981’s “Nick Mason’s Fictitious Sports” and 1985’s “Profiles” and the 1987 soundtrack “White of the Eye,” with 10cc guitarist Rick Fenn; Vinyl; On Tour) (Rhino / Parlophone)
Morrissey “This Is Morrissey” (12-song compilation; Amazon UK; Vinyl; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Flashback Warner Bros.)
Naked Eyes “Naked Eyes (2018 Remaster)” (1983 album; with bonus Jellybean remixes of “Always Something There To Remind Me” and “Promises, Promises” feat. Madonna; Hear here; Amazon UK; eBay; On Tour, with Lost 80’s Live! feat. A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, The Romantics, Animotion, Nu Shooz, etc.) (MVKA Music)
Pet Shop Boys “Behaviour: Further Listening 1990-1991” (1990 album; remastered, with a second CD containing 13 rarities and extended mixes; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) , “Very: Further Listening 1992-1994” (1993 album; remastered, with a second CD containing 16 rarities and extended mixes; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) , “Bilingual: Further Listening 1995-1997” (1996 album; remastered, with a second CD containing 15 rarities and extended mixes; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Rhino / Parlophone)
Shoes “Black Vinyl Shoes: Anthology 1973-1978” (1978 album; remastered three-CD set includes the entire album, 1974’s “Head or Tails,” 1975’s “One in Versailles” and previously unreleased tracks; Read here; Amazon UK) (Cherry Red)

Next Week: Sept. 7, 2018

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