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New Releases: Feb. 2, 2024


New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

Gabby Barrett “Chapter & Verse” (“American Idol” season 16 finalist’s second album; producers: Barrett, Jimmy Robbins, Jon Nite, Ross Copperman, Zach Kale; new single: “Glory Days”; See here; Read here; Download; Apple Music) Warner Music Nashville
Bedsit Poets “All Roads Lead Me Back” (London / NYC-based psych-pop duo’s third album; new single: “London Town”; See here; Amazon UK) Think Like A Key
Britti “Hello, I’m Britti.” (New Orleans singer-songwriter’s debut album; producer: Dan Auerbach; new single: “Lullaby”; See here; Pink and Purple Swirl Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Easy Eye Sound / Concord
Enterprise Earth “Death: An Anthology” (guests: Matthew K. Heafy. Darius Teheran, Ben Duerr. Wes Hauch; See here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) MNRK Heavy
Giant Rooks “How Have You Been?” (German indie band’s second album; new single: “For You”; See here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Mercury / Republic
Scott Henderson “Karnevel!” (recorded live in the studio with Romain Labaye on bass and Archibald Ligonnière on drums) Mango Prom Music
Ariel Kalma, Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer “The Closest Thing to Silence” (new single: “A Treasure Chest”; See here; Vinyl; Download) International Anthem Recording Co.
KMFDM “LET GO” (their 23rd studio album; new single: “LET GO”; Hear here; Double Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Metropolis
The Last Dinner Party “Prelude to Ecstasy” (debut album from London indie rock quintet, which won the 2024 Brit Award for Rising Star; producer: James Ford; new single: “On Your Side”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Island
J Mascis “What Do We Do Now” (Dinosaur Jr. leader’s fifth solo album; new single: “Can’t Believe We’re Here”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Sub Pop
Taylor McCall “Mellow War” (singer-songwriter’s second album; producers: McCall, Sean McConnell; new single: “Tide of Love”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, with Robert Plant) Black Powder Soul Records / Thirty Tigers
The Miserable Rich “Overcome” (Brighton-based band’s first album since 2011; new single: “Quietly / We All Know”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK) Rags to Ruin
Lee “Scratch” Perry “King Perry” (posthumous and final album, recorded during the pandemic before his death in August 2021; producer: Daniel Boyle; guests: Greentea Peng, Shaun Ryder, Tricky, Marta, Rose Waite, Fifi Rong; new single: “100lbs of Summer”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) False Idols
Slope “Freak Dreams” (new single: “It’s Tickin'”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Century Media
Various artists “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes (Music From & Inspired By)” (featuring Olivia Rodrigo’s “Can’t Catch Me Now”; Orange Vinyl; Download released on Nov. 17, 2023) Interscope / Geffen

New Releases (Downloads)

Kirin J Callinan“If I Could Sing” (Australian alt-pop artist’s fifth album and his first LP of of original music in seven years; producers: Daniel Stricker, Callinan, Max Baby, Nick Chrisp, Tony Buchen; guests: Fishbach, Hubert Lenoir, Naeem; See here; Read here; Apple Music) Worse Records / [PIAS]
Wyatt Ellis“Happy Valley” (producer: Justin Moses; guests: Marty Stuart, Dominick Leslie, Sierra Hull, Jake Workman, Scott Napier, David McLaughlin, Mike Compton, Alan Bibey, Danny Roberts, Lauren Price Napier, Christopher Henry, David Harvey; new single: “Happy Valley”; See here Knee High Records
Levels“PULSE” (Central Arkansas quintet’s five-song EP; Hear here; Apple Music SharpTone
Holly Macve“Time Is Forever” (Irish Americana artist co-signed by friend and musical mentor Lana Del Rey; five-song EP; See here; Apple Music Love Memory
Meth Math“Chupetones” (Hermosillo, Mexico-based experimental trio’s debut album; new single: “Cyberia”; See here; Apple Music) Real Life
MORGXN“BEACON” (Nashville-based alt-pop artist’s third album; new single: “To Be Human”; See here; Apple Music Nettwerk
Stuck in the Sound“16 Dreams a Minute” (French indie-rock band’s seventh album; producer: Ash Workman; See here; Apple Music) Upton Park
Teejay“I Am Chippy” (Jamaican dancehall star’s debut EP; executive producer: Shaggy; guests: Davido, Tommy Lee Sparta, Skillibeng, Bayka, Malie Donn, Jaydon, Quada; See here Warner
Topographies“Interior Spring” (Bay Area post-punk band’s second album; new single: “Chain of Days”; Hear here Dark Entries

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

Julie Andrews, et al “The Sound of Music (An Original Soundtrack Recording) (Super Deluxe Edition)” (1965 album; four-CD, one-Blu-ray Audio box set, with more than 40 previously unreleased tracks, collecting every musical element from the film for the first time, along with instrumentals and rare outtakes from the cast; Blu-ray Audio disc features the full score in hi-res plus a new Dolby Atmos mix of the original soundtrack) Craft Recordings / Concord
Average White Band “AWB (50th Anniversary Half-Speed Master Edition) [Vinyl]” (1974 album, featuring “Pick Up the Pieces”; newly mastered from transfers of the original tapes at AIR Mastering; Amazon UK) “AWB: A 50th Anniversary Celebration” (15-CD, 132-track box set featuring all studio albums, from 1973’s “Show Your Hand” to 1982’s “Cupid’s in Fashion,” a selection of 12-inch mixes, rare and live tracks, the CD debut of “On the Strip,” etc.; Amazon UK Edsel / Demon Music Group
Mariah Carey “Music Box (30th Anniversary Edition)” (Triple CD; 1993 album, featuring “Dreamlover,” “Hero” and “Without You”; remastered, with unreleased tracks, mixes and live recordings; Triple Vinyl; Download) Columbia / Legacy
The Cowsills “The Cowsills / We Can Fly” (1967 and 1968 albums on one CD, with bonus tracks) Classics
Enchantment “Enchantment” (1977 debut album, featuring “Gloria”) Octave
Peter Frampton “Where I Should Be” (1979 album, featuring “I Can’t Stand It No More”; Amazon UK; On Tour) Music on CD
Dorothy Lamour “Dorothy Lamour & Co-Stars: The Paramount Years 1936-1952” (two CDs of rare recordings from radio, records and film) Sepia
Paul McCartney & Wings “Band on the Run (50th Anniversary Edition)” (Double CD; 1973 album, featuring the title track, “Jet” and “Helen Wheels”; second disc contains previously unreleased “underdubbed” mixes of the songs, plus a double-sided fold-out Polaroid poster taken by Linda McCartney; Half-Speed LP, cut at half speed using a high-resolution transfer of the original master tapes by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios; Amazon UK; Download of the underdubbed mixes; Apple Music) MPL / Capitol / UMe
Joe Pass “The Pacific Jazz Collection” (eight albums on four CDs) Enlightenment
UFO “Lights Out” (Double CD; 1977 album; remastered from the original tape transfers by engineer Andy Pearce; second CD features a recording of the first show of the Lights Out tour, at the Roundhouse, London from April 2, 1977, newly mixed by Richard Whittaker; Triple Vinyl; Amazon UK) Chrysalis
Various artists “Bear Family Records Rocks, Vol. 1” (30-track compilation of rock and R&B pioneers, with 36-page booklet; Read here) Bear Family
Rick Wakeman “The Prog Years 1973-77” (32-disc CD + DVD box set, featuring five hours of previously unreleased concert recordings; Amazon UK) Gonzo
Andy Williams “When You Fall in Love: Lost Columbia Masters 1977-1982” (18-song collection includes unreleased recordings and several rare single-only sides from the Columbia vaults; mixed and remastered from the original tapes by Ted Carfrae) Real Gone Music
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