New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
Gracie Abrams“Good Riddance” (singer-songwriter is the daughter of film director J.J. Abrams; her debut album; producers: Aaron Dessner, Joel Little; first single: “Where do we go now?”; See here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Interscope)
Algiers“Shook” (guests: Zack de la Rocha, Jae Matthews, Big Rube, Lee Bains III, billy woods, Backxwash, et al; new single: “Irreversible Damage”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Matador)
Dierks Bentley“Gravel & Gold” (his 10th album; guests: Billy Strings, Ashley McBryde; new single: “Same Ol’ Me”; See here; Double Vinyl; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Capitol Nashville)
Gina Birch“I Play My Bass Loud” (The Raincoats co-founder’s debut solo album; producers: Birch, Youth; first single: “Wish I Was You”; See here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Third Man)
The Church“The Hypnogogue” (new single: “C’est La Vie”; Hear here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Communicating Vessels)
Iris DeMent“Workin’ on a World” (her first album in eight years; producers: Richard Bennett, Jim Rooney, Pieta Brown; See here; Read here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (FlariElla)
Godsmack“Lighting Up the Sky” (producers: frontman Sully Erna, Andrew “Mudrock” Murdock; new single: “You and I”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (BMG Rights Management)
Gorillaz“Cracker Island” (guests: Stevie Nicks, Tame Impala, Beck, Bad Bunny, Thundercat, Adeleye Omotayo, Bootie Brown; new single: “New Gold”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Amazon-Exclusive Opaque Plum Red Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch) » BUY NOW (Parlophone)
KAROL G“MAÑANA SERÁ BONITO” (translation: “Tomorrow Will Be Beautiful”; Colombian pop superstar’s fourth album; guests: Shakira, Romeo Santos, et al; Read here; Download) » BUY NOW (BMG Rights Management)
Adam Lambert“High Drama” (11-track covers album; See here; Read here; Amazon-Exclusive CD, with autographed art card; Vinyl out March 31; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (More Is More LLC / BMG Rights Management)
Logic“College Park” (new single: “Wake Up,” feat. Lucy Rose; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (BMG Rights Management)
Loki’s Folly“Sisu” (Minneapolis sibling indie-punk trio’s debut album; guest: Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner; new single: “Beaches and Peaches”; Hear here; Vinyl) » BUY NOW (Kitten Robot)
Lucero“Should’ve Learned By Now” (producer: Matt Ross-Spang; new single: “One Last F.U.”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Liberty & Lament / Thirty Tigers)
Christian McBride“Christian McBride’s New Jawn: Prime” (new single: “Head Bedlam”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Brother Mister Productions / Mack Avenue Music Group)
Miss Grit“Follow the Cyborg” (Korean-American musician Margaret Sohn’s debut album; new single: “Follow the Cyborg”; See here; Smokey Marbled Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Mute)
Muscadine Bloodline“Teenage Dixie” (producers: bandmates Charlie Muncaster and Gary Stanton, with Ryan Youmans; See here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Stancaster Music LLC)
Jenny O.“Spectra” (producer: Kevin Ratterman; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (Mama Bird Recording Co.)
Shame“Food for Worms” (producer: Flood; new single: “Fingers of Steel”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Dead Oceans)
The Shootouts“Stampede” (producer: Ray Benson; guests: Marty Stuart, Raul Malo, Jim Lauderdale, Buddy Miller, Asleep at the Wheel; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (The Shootouts / Soundly Music)
Steel Panther“On the Prowl” (guest: Dweezil Zappa; first single: “Never Too Late [To Get Some Pussy Tonight]”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Steel Panther)
U.S. Girls“Bless This Mess” (new single: “Futures Bet”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (4AD)
Rick Wakeman & The English Rock Ensemble“A Gallery of the Imagination” (concept album; producers: Wakeman, Erik Jordan; new single: “The Dinner Party”; See here; Double Vinyl; Download; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Madfish Music)

New Releases (Downloads)

Artist:Title:Label:
AUNDREY GUILLAUME.“COLD SUMMER. A playlist by AUNDREY GUILLAUME.” (new single: “zip.”; Hear here) » BUY NOW (drink sum wtr)
Liars Academy“Ghosts” (their first album in two decades; producers: J. Robbins, Liars Academy; new single: “I’m Being Followed”) » BUY NOW (Steadfast)
Waldo Witt“Long Daze, Dark Nights” (new single: “Tragicomedy”; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Waldo Witt)
young friend (22-year-old alt-pop artist Drew Tarves)“scaredy cat” (five-song EP; new single: “feral canadian scaredy cat”; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Nettwerk)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
William Bell“The Man in the Street: The Complete ‘Yellow’ Stax Solo Singles 1968-1974” (24 songs on one CD; Hear/Read here; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (Kent / Ace)
Booker T. & The M.G.s“Green Onions (60th Anniversary Remaster)” (1962 album; remastered; Green Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Atlantic)
Haircut One Hundred“Pelican West (40th Anniversary Edition)” (1982 debut album, featuring “Love Plus One” and “Favourite Shirts [Boy Meets Girl]”; four-CD set includes the newly remastered original album, B-sides, remixes and rarities, along with “Junction Box: The Unfinished Tracks” and “Haircut 100% Live: Hammersmith Odeon 1982,” with a 44-page book with new interviews with all six members; Vinyl, mastered at half-speed from transfers of the original tapes at ARI Mastering, pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl, with four-page insert; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (Demon Music Group)
John Lee Hooker“Burnin’ (60th Anniversary Expanded Edition)” (1962 album, featuring “Boom Boom,” and backed by the Funk Brothers; stereo and newly mixed mono versions of the album; remastered from the original analog tapes; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Craft Recordings / Concord)
Madness“The Dangermen Sessions Volume One” (2005 covers album; with six bonus tracks; Amazon UK; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Union Square)
Ocean Colour Scene“Ocean Colour Scene: Yesterday Today 1992-2018” (15-CD, 233-track box set; Read here; Vinyl, five-LP box set; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (Edsel / Demon Music Group)
The Alan Parsons Project“The Turn of a Friendly Card (Deluxe Edition)” (1980 album, featuring “Games People” and “Time”; three-CD, one-Blu-ray box set, with 42 bonus tracks, illustrated book and poster; remastered and remixed from the original master tapes by Parsons; Read here; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
Tony Rivers“Move a Little Closer: The Complete Recordings 1963-1970” (three-CD set of recordings with Rivers as leader of both The Castaways and Harmony Grass, along with 80 minutes of previously unreleased BBC sessions; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (Grapefruit / Cherry Red)
Del Shannon“Stranger in Town: A Del Shannon Compendium” (12-CD, 302-song box set includes collaborations with Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, B-sides, demos and eight previously unreleased tracks, plus a 32-page booklet; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (Edsel / Demon Music Group)
Trapeze“Don’t Stop the Music: Complete Recordings Vol. 1 1970-1992” (six-CD box set includes their first three albums for the Threshold label, plus a previously unreleased 1972 live set recorded in Dallas and a Borderline show from 1992; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (Purple)
Various artists“Jon Savage’s 1980-1982: The Art of Things to Come” (two CDs, 35 songs; Hear/Read here; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (Ace)
Various artists“Wattstax ’72 – Soul’d Out: The Complete Wattstax Collection” (12-CD box set features the complete 1972 concert, including 31 previously unreleased tracks, plus material from the Summit Club event and other additional recordings, along with a 76-page, full-color book with an introduction by Wattstax creator Al Bell and new essays by Rob Bowman and A. Scott Galloway; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW(Craft Recordings / Concord)
The Vogues“At Co & Ce – The Complete Singles & More” (23 songs on one CD; new liner notes from Scott Schinder include interviews with the group’s remaining original members; Amazon UK; Download) » BUY NOW (Omnivore Recordings)

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