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New Releases: Feb. 16, 2024

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New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTIST TITLE LABEL
Blackberry Smoke “Be Right Here” (Atlanta-based rock quintet’s eighth album; producer: Dave Cobb; new single: “Dig a Hole”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) 3 Legged / Thirty Tigers
Cast “Love Is the Call” (Liverpool indie rock band’s first album since 2017; producer: Youth, recorded at his Space Mountain studios in Granada, Spain; new single: “Love You Like I Do”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Cast Recordings
Chromeo “Adult Contemporary” (guest: La Roux; new single: “Personal Effects”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) BMG Rights Management
Paul Collins “Stand Back and Take a Good Look” (Vinyl) JEM
Crawlers “The Mess We Seem to Make” (Liverpool rock quartet’s debut album; producer: Pete Robertson; new single: “Would You Come to My Funeral”; See here; Read here; Blue Splatter Vinyl, with alternate cover; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Interscope
Albert Cummings “Strong” (includes a cover of The Beatles’ “Why Don’t We Do It in the Road”; producer: Tom Hambridge; On Tour) Ivy Music Company
Béla Fleck “Rhapsody in Blue” (includes three variations: “Rhapsody in Blue(grass),” “Rhapsody in Blue(s),” and the classic orchestration, but with banjo featured instead of piano, performed by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Eric Jacobson; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download out on Feb. 12, a hundred years to the day George Gershwin premiered the work at Aeolian Hall in New York City; Apple Music) Béla Fleck Productions / Thirty Tigers
Friko “Where we’ve been, Where we go from here” (Chicago-based indie rock duo’s debut album; producers: Scott Tallarida, Friko, Jack Henry; new single: “Crashing Through”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) ATO
Frontier Ruckus “On the Northline” (Michigan-based indie folk trio’s sixth album; new single: “I’m Not the Boy”; See here) Loose Music
Laura Jane Grace “Hole In My Head” (recorded at Native Sound in St. Louis with David Beeman and mixed by Matt Allison; new single: “Hole In My Head”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Polyvinyl
Grandaddy “Blu Wav” (new single: “Watercooler”; See here; Baby Blue Vinyl; Amazon UKDownload; Apple Music) Dangerbird
Steve Hackett “The Circus and the Nightwhale” (guitar legend’s 30th solo album; new single: “Circo Inferno”; Hear here;  CD+Blu-ray mediabook; Vinyl; Download) InsideOutMusic
Home Free “Crazy(er) Life” (country a cappella group’s 17th album; See here; On Tour) Home Free Productions
Honeymoon Suite “Alive” (Canadian melodic rockers’ eighth studio album and first since 2008; producer: Mike Krompass; new single: “Alive”; See here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Frontiers Music s.r.l.
IDLES “TANGK” (Bristol rock quintet’s fifth album; producers: Nigel Godrich, Kenny Beats, Mark Bowen; guests: James Murphy and Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem; new single: “Dancer”; See here; Vinyl; Transparent Orange Vinyl; Apple Music; On Tour) Partisan
Ihsahn “IHSAHN” (new single: “Pilgrimage to Oblivion”; See here; Orchestral Version; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Candlelight
ILLUMISHADE “Another Side of You” (Swiss modern metal act’s second album; See here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Napalm
The Immediate Family “Skin in the Game” (supergroup of Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel and Steve Postell; new single: “Fair Warning”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Quatro Valley
The Jack Rubies “Clocks Are Out of Time” (East London band’s original lineup reunites for their first album in more than 30 years; new single: “Poltergeist”; See here; Amazon UK; Download) Big Stir
Sean Ono Lennon “Asterisms” (exploratory instrumental project; Vinyl) Tzadik
Les Amazones d’Afrique “Musow Danse” (all-female West African supergroup’s third album; producer: Jacknife Lee; new single: “Flaws”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Real World
Levitation Room “Strange Weather” (L.A. psych-rock quartet’s third album; new single: “Heaven”; Hear here; Vinyl) ONErpm / The Reverberation Appreciation Society / Greenway Records
Molly Lewis “On the Lips” (professional whistler’s debut album; producer: Thomas Brenneck of Menahan Street Band; guests: Nick Hakim, Rogê, members of BADBADNOTGOOD, Thee Sacred Souls; new single: “Lounge Lizard”; See here; Vinyl; Download) Jagjaguwar
Lime Garden “One More Thing” (Brighton-based indie rock band’s debut album; producer: Ali Chant; new single: “Love Story”; See here; Reign in Blood Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) So Young
Jennifer Lopez “This Is Me … Now” (her first album since 2014’s “A.K.A.”; producers: Lopez, Rogét Chayed,  Angel Lopez, Jeff “Gitty” Gitelman, HitBoy, Tay Keith, INK, et al; first single: “Can’t Get Enough”; Read here; Deluxe Edition, with 40-page booklet and two out of 20 possible replica Polaroid photos; Amazon-Exclusive CD, with alternate cover art; Evergreen Vinyl; Amazon-Exclusive Vinyl; Target-Exclusive Ruby Red Vinyl, with alternate cover art; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) BMG Rights Management
Middle Kids “Faith Crisis Pt 1” (Sydney indie-rock trio’s third album; producers: bassist Tim Fitz, Jonathan Gilmore; new single: “Dramamine”; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Lucky Number
Mother Mother “Grief Chapter” (alt-pop rockers’ ninth album; producers: singer-guitarist Ryan Guldemond, Howard Redekopp; new single: “The Matrix”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Warner
Nouvelle Vague “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” (French cover band’s sixth album and first since 2016; new single: “Only You”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) PIAS America
Omni “Souvenir” (Atlanta band’s first album in five years; producers: Omni, Kristofer Sampson; new single: “Exacto”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Sub Pop
Paloma Faith “The Glorification of Sadness” (producer: Martin Wave; new single: “How You Leave a Man”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) RCA Records UK / The Orchard
PET NEEDS “Intermittent Fast Living” (Essex punk-rockers’ third album; producer: George Perks; new single: “Separation Anxiety”; See here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Xtra Mile Recordings
The Price Sisters “Between the Lines” (producer: Ronnie McCoury; guests: Del McCoury, Peter Rowan; Download; Apple Music) McCoury Music
Prince Royce “Llamada Perdida” (global bachata star’s seventh album; 23 tracks; new single: “Cosas de la Peda”; See here; Vinyl out April 19; Download; Apple Music) Sony U.S. Latin
Katherine Priddy “The Pendulum Swing” (British singer-songwriter’s second album; producer: Simon J. Weaver; new single: “Does She Hold You Like I Did”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Cooking Vinyl
Royel Otis “PRATTS & PAIN” (Australian duo’s debut album; producer: Dan Carey; new single: “Sofa King”; See here; Blue Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Ourness
San Fermin “Arms” (Brooklyn-based band’s fifth album; producer: vocalist Allen Tate; new single: “Didn’t Want You To”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; On Tour) Better Company Records

New Releases (Downloads)

ARTIST TITLE LABEL
Bromsen “Brothers in Mind” (Berlin-based indietronic duo’s debut album; new single: “Someone”; Hear here) Epictronic
Erika de Casier “Still” (guests: Blood Orange, Shygirl, They Hate Change; new single: “Lucky”; See here; Apple Music) 4AD, Feb. 21
serpentwithfeet “GRIP” (guests: Ty Dolla $ign, Mick Jenkins, Yanga YaYa, Orion Sun; See/Read here; Apple Music) Secretly Canadian
Solar Eyes “Solar Eyes” (Birmingham, U.K.-based cosmic duo’s debut album; new single: “Let’s Run Away”; See here) Fierce Panda
Talk Show “Effigy” (London quartet’s debut album; producer: Remi Kabaka Jr. of Gorillaz; new single: “Red/White”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Apple Music) Missing Piece
L Twills “[After Her Destruction]” (experimental artist’s 22-song double album; new single: “Illusion I: [Divisions]”; Hear here; Apple Music) Misitunes

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
Cutting Crew“All For You: The Virgin Years 1986-1992” (three-CD, 52-song box set includes their first three albums, along with B-sides, remixes and demos; Read here; Amazon UK) Cherry Pop
Dead or Alive“Still Spinnin’: The Singles Collection 1983-2021” (27-CD, 180-track box set contains all the hits, B-sides, and extended and alternate mixes, plus a 36-page booklet; Amazon UK) Edsel / Demon Music Group
Gentle Giant“The Missing Piece” (1977 album; one-CD, one-Blu-ray set, remixed by Steven Wilson in Dolby Atmos, stereo and 5. 1 surround sound, along with an instrumental mix, the original 1977 stereo mix and videos for each track; Vinyl) Alucard Records
Betty Hutton“Betty Hutton & Co-Stars: The Paramount Years 1938-1952” (two CDs of songs from soundtracks, playback discs, radio previews and other recording sessions) Sepia
Otto Klemperer“The Warner Classics Remastered Edition, Vol. 2: Complete Recordings of Operas & Sacred Works on EMI, Columbia & HMV” (29-CD box set; Amazon UK) Warner Classics
Nils Lofgren“Nights Fade Away / Wonderland (1981 and 1983 albums; remastered; Amazon UK) BGO
David McCallum“Music: A Part of Me / Music: A Bit More of Me” (1966 and 1967 albums on one CD) Classics
Melanie (singer-songwriter died on Jan. 23)“One Night Only: The Eagle Mountain House” (Double CD; 1984 live performance in Jackson, NH; Gold Vinyl out March 15; Amazon UK) Cleopatra
Spooky Tooth“You Broke My Heart So … I Busted Your Jaw / Witness” (1973 albums on one CD; remastered; Amazon UK) BGO
Steeleye Span“Live at the Bottom Line, 1974 (previously unreleased 22-track, 74-minute performance; See here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Omnivore Recordings
Various artists“New Guitars In Town: Power Pop 1978-1982” (three-CD, 75-track compilation, featuring hits by The Jam, Boomtown Rats, Elvis Costello, Buzzcocks, The Undertones, Squeeze, et al) Cherry Red
Various artists“Patterns on the Window: The British Progressive Pop Sounds of 1974” (three CDs, 66 songs; Read here; Amazon UK) Grapefruit / Cherry Red
Lars Vogt“The Complete Warner Classics Edition” (27-CD box set; Amazon UK) Warner Classics
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