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New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Ricardo Arjona “Blanco y Negro” (two-CD set includes his albums “Blanco” and “Negro,” along with a 217-page book; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Sony U.S. Latin)
Bernard Allison “Highs & Lows” (producer: Jim Gaines; Vinyl out June 10; Download) » BUY NOW (Ruf)
The Band of Heathens “Remote Transmissions, Volume One” (includes a cover of “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” with Ray Wylie Hubbard; Hear here; Vinyl; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Midnight Sky Vinyl; Download; On Tour) » BUY NOW (BOH Records)
Bad Omens “THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND” (new single: “THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND”; Hear here; See here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Sumerian)
Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard “Backhand Deals” (new single: “Yourself”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Missing Piece Records / Communion)
caroline (eight-piece band from London) “caroline” (Hear here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Rough Trade Recordings)
Richard Clayderman “Forever Love” (Hear here; Download) » BUY NOW (Union Square)
Judy Collins “Spellbound” (her first album of all self-penned songs; producers: Collins, Alan Silverman, Ari Hest; Hear/Read here; Download; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Cleopatra)
Dashboard Confessional “All the Truth That I Can Tell” (new single: “Here’s to Moving On”; Hear here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, with Jimmy Eat World) » BUY NOW (Hidden Note / AWAL)
Spencer Day “Broadway By Day” (producers: Day, Alex Frank; guests: Jane Monheit, Dave Koz; Read here) » BUY NOW (Club44)
Gang of Youths “angel in realtime.” (new single: “tend the garden”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl out March 18; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Warner)
Robert Glasper “Black Radio III” (guests: Common, Jennifer Hudson, Gregory Porter, H.E.R., Q-Tip, India.Arie, Esperanza Spalding, Ty Dolla $ign, Killer Mike, Big K.R.I.T., BJ The Chicago Kid, etc.; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Loma Vista Recordings / Concord)
Paul Hardcastle “Hardcastle X (The Eclipse)” (new single: “Wavelength”; Hear here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Trippin N Rhythm)
Beth Hart “A Tribute To Led Zeppelin” (producer: Rob Cavallo; first single: “Good Times Bad Times”; Hear here; Double Vinyl; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Provogue / Mascot Label Group)
The HawThorns “Tarot Cards and Shooting Stars” (new single: “All the Right Reasons”; Download) » BUY NOW (Mule Kick)
Duquette Johnston (founding member of Verbena) “The Social Animals” (his first album in nine years; producer: John Agnello; new single: “Tonight”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Single Lock)
King Hannah “I’m Not Sorry, I Was Just Being Me” (new single: “Big Big Baby”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) » BUY NOW (City Slang)
Avril Lavigne “Love Sux” (guests: Machine Gun Kelly, blackbear, Mark Hoppus; new single: “Love It When You Hate Me”; Hear here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch) » BUY NOW (DTA / Atlantic)
Bob Lind “Something Worse Than Loneliness” (producer: Jamie Hoover; new single: “My Satellite”; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Ace)

Pause & Play: You’ve done many fine albums, so what makes this one stand out and/or more special to you?

[su_quote]Maybe an artist has to feel that his newer work is better than work that has gone before (preferable to concluding that he’s over the hill). But I don’t think it’s just wishful subjectivity,” Lind tells Pause & Play. “My heart is in my last two albums too, but it seems like the natural course of things that we improve with age. In this case, I believe the songs on ‘Something Worse Than Loneliness’ are stronger than the ones on my earlier albums. I’m singing better. And, this being our third project together, Jamie [Hoover] and I have worked out a way to operate together. His production suits the songs to a T. Plus, there’s a close-knit intimacy in this one. The entire album was put together by just the four of us: I’m supported by the fabulous George Wurzbach on keyboards, Elena Rogers singing her unique and creative back-up vocals and Jamie’s dazzling musicianship. All three of them ‘get’ my music and each of them has the chops to deliver the goods. It’s a group effort and I’m not embarrassed to say I’m proud of it.[/su_quote]

Johnny Marr “Fever Dreams, Pts. 1-4” (16 songs; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour, with The Killers) » BUY NOW (BMG Rights Management)
MICHELLE (NYC-based collective) “AFTER DINNER WE TALK DREAMS” (guest: Isa Reyes; new single: “SYNCOPATE”; Hear here; Cassette; Download released on Jan. 28; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Canvasback Music / Atlantic)
Dan Patlansky “Shelter of Bones” (South African blues rock guitarist’s 10th studio album; new single: “Hounds Loose”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Dan Patlansky Music)
SASAMI (Sasami Ashworth) “Squeeze” (new singles: “The Greatest” and “Skin a Rat”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Domino)
Scorpions “Rock Believer” (producer: Hans-Martin Buff; first single: “Peacemaker”; Hear here; Deluxe Edition, with five extra songs; Vinyl; Target-Exclusive Vinyl, with bonus slip mat; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch) » BUY NOW (Spinefarm)
Spiritualized “Everything Was Beautiful” (new single: “Always Together With You”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch) » BUY NOW (Fat Possum)
Curtis Stigers “This Life” (the saxophonist revisits and reinterprets songs from his 30+-year career; new single: “Keep Me From the Cold”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Pademic Poodle)
Superchunk “Wild Loneliness” (guests: Mike Mills, Sharon Van Etten, Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake and Raymond McGinley, Wye Oak’s Andy Stack, Camera Obscura’s Tracyanne Campbell, etc.; new single: “Endless Summer”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch) » BUY NOW (Merge)
Swamp Dogg “I Need a Job … So I Can Buy More Auto-Tune” (guest: Willie Clayton; new single: “Soul to Blessed Soul”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Don Giovanni)
Tears For Fears “The Tipping Point” (their first album in 17 years; new single: “The Tipping Point”; Hear here; See here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs; Vinyl; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Opaque Red Vinyl; Target-Exclusive Sky Blue Vinyl, with two extra songs on bonus 7-inch; Download; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch) » BUY NOW (Concord)
Pierce Turner “Terrible Good” (recorded with Bowie guitarist Gerry Leonard and Rolling Thunder Review alumnus David Mansfield; new single: “Where It Should Be”; See here; Download) » BUY NOW (StorySound)
Yonder Mountain String Band “Get Yourself Outside” (new single: “Into the Fire”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Frog Pad)
Youn Sun Nah “Waking World” (the South Korean jazz vocalist wrote all 11 songs; new single: “Don’t Get Me Wrong”; Hear here; Read here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Arts Music / Warner Music Group)

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Other Notable Releases

Carmen Villain Emily Wells Gábor Lázár
Rosalie Cunningham Pneumatic Tubes Donna Ulisse
Huerco S. Thurston Moore Tangerine Dream
Sevdaliza Roedelius & Story RIP Swirl
Corey Taylor Hammerfall Shawn James
Schemata Theory Serious Black Casey Barnes

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Binker & Moses “Feeding the Machine” (free jazz duo of Moses Boyd and Binker Golding; producer: Hugh Padgham; guest: Max Luthert on loops and electronics; new single: “Accelerometer Overdose”; Read here; CD and Vinyl out March 25; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Gearbox)
Bitter Branches “Your Neighbors Are Failures” (new single: “Plastic Tongues”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl out May 20; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Rude / Equal Vision)
Blue Lab Beats (jazztronica duo) “Motherland Journey” (guests: Fela Kuti, NK-OK, Mr DM, Ghetto Boy, Tiana Major9, KillBeatz, etc.; Hear here; CD and Vinyl out March 4; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Blue Note)
Keeley Forsyth “Limbs” (new single: “Bring Me Water”; See here; CD and Vinyl out April 29; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (The Leaf Label)
Alyssa Gengos “Mechanical Sweetness” (new single: “Cheerleader of the Universe”; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Egghunt)
Michael Giacchino “The Batman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (superhero film, opening March 1, stars Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz and Paul Dano; Trailer; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (WaterTower Music)
Kodak Black “Back for Everything” (new single: “Grinding All Season”; Hear here; Read here; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (Atlantic)
Kyle Morgan (Queens-based singer-songwriter) “Younger at Most Everything” (producer: Ryan Dieringer; new single: “Ransom the Captive Heart”; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Team Love)
Ouri (Montreal-based multi-instrumentalist and producer) “bt002: self hypnosis tape” (seven-song EP; new single: “figure profane”; Hear here; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Born Twice / Lighter Than Air)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Joan Baez “From Every Stage” (1976 live album; her version of “Blowin’ in the Wind” from this album was included on the “Forrest Gump” soundtrack album; remastered) » BUY NOW (BGO)
Bronski Beat “The Age of Consent” (1984 debut album, featuring “Smalltown Boy,” “Why?” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So”; remastered; Vinyl) » BUY NOW (London)
John Denver “His Ultimate Collection [Vinyl]” (Transparent Green Vinyl; 15 songs; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (RCA / Sony Music)
Sheena Easton “A Private Heaven (Expanded Edition)” (1984 album, featuring “Strut” and “Sugar Walls”; remastered, with 21 bonus tracks; Read here) » BUY NOW (Cherry Red)
Faster Pussycat “Babylon: The Elektra Years 1987-1992” (four-CD set includes three full albums, bonus tracks and the 1990 EP “Live and Rare”; Read here) » BUY NOW (HNE Recordings / Cherry Red)
Chris Isaak “Silvertone” (1985 debut album; remastered) » BUY NOW, “Chris Isaak” (1986 album; remastered) » BUY NOW, “Heart Shaped World” (1989 album, featuring his Top 10 hit “Wicked Game”; See here; remastered) » BUY NOW, “San Francisco Days” (1993 album; remastered) » BUY NOW, “Forever Blue” (1995 album; remastered) » BUY NOW, “Baja Sessions” (1996 album; remastered) » BUY NOW, “Speak of the Devil” (1998 album; remastered) » BUY NOW, “Always Got Tonight” (2002 album; remastered) » BUY NOW, “Best of Chris Isaak” (18-song collection from 2006 includes “Wicked Game” and “Somebody’s Crying”; remastered; Download) » BUY NOW, “Mr. Lucky” (2009 album; remastered) » BUY NOW, “Live at the Fillmore” (2010 album; remastered) » BUY NOW (Chris Isaak)
The Left Banke “Strangers on a Train” (recorded in 1978 but released in 1986; remastered) » BUY NOW (Omnivore Recordings)
Ronnie Spector “The Solo Years” (two albums on two CDs, with 15 bonus cuts) » BUY NOW (Classics France)
Various artists “I Love To See You Strut: More 60s Mod, R&B, Brit Soul & Freakbeat Nuggets” (three CDs, 85 songs; Read here; Download) » BUY NOW (Strawberry / Cherry Red)
The Vibrators “The Albums 1985-1990” (five-CD, 63-track clamshell box set; Read here; Download) » BUY NOW (Captain Oi / Cherry Red)

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Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Mdou Moctar “Afrique Victime (Deluxe Edition)” (2021 album; with nine bonus live and demo tracks; Hear here; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Matador)

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