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New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
Angelus Apatrida (Spanish thrash metal band)“Angelus Apatrida” (new single: “The Age of Disinformation”; See here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Century Media)
The Besnard Lakes“The Besnard Lakes Are The Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings” (written, produced and composed by band members Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas; first single: “Raindrops”; See here; Vinyl and Download released on Jan. 29; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (FatCat)
Black Country, New Road (seven-member U.K. band)“For the first time” (producer: Andy Savours; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Ninja Tune)
Paul Cardall“The Broken Miracle” (guests: David Archuleta, Thompson Square, Ty Herndon, Rachael Yamagata, Matt Hammitt, Tyler Glenn, Trevor Price, Akelee, Jordan Bratton; See here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Anthem)
John Carpenter“Lost Themes III: Alive After Death” (Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Sacred Bones)
Sarah Mary Chadwick“Me and Ennui Are Friends, Baby” (new single: “Every Loser Needs a Mother”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Ba Da Bing!)
Common“A Beautiful Revolution Pt 1” (guests: Lenny Kravitz, Black Thought, PJ; new single: “Say Peace”; See here; <Vinyl; Download, released on Oct. 30; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Loma Vista Recordings / Concord)
A.J. Croce“By Request” (his first album since losing his wife of 24 years, Marlo Croce, in 2018 after a sudden heart ailment; all-covers album; first single: “Ooh Child”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Compass)
Downes Braide Association (Geoff Downes and Chris Braide)“Halcyon Hymns” (new single: “Your Heart Will Find the Way”; See here; Read here; White Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Cherry Red)
Fleet Foxes“Shore” (accompanied by a 55-minute Super 16mm film, directed by Kersti Jan Werdal; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download, released on Sept. 22, 2020; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (ANTI- / Epitaph)
Foo Fighters“Medicine at Midnight” (producers: Greg Kurstin, Foo Fighters; first single: “Shame Shame”; Hear here; Vinyl; Target-Exclusive Vinyl, with alternate embossed cover art and band photo; Download; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (RCA)
Hounds“Cattle in the Sky” (first single: “Shake Me Up”; See here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW(BMG Rights Management)
Danny Kroha (founding member of The Gories)“Detroit Blues” (new single: “Poor Howard”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Third Man)
Puma Blue (aka U.K. artist Jacob Allen)“In Praise of Shadows” (new single: “Opiate”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Blue Flowers)
Sarin (Toronto-based post-metal quartet)“You Can’t Go Back” (producer: Simon Larochette; new single: “Reckoner”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Prosthetic)
Smith & Burrows“Only Smith & Burrows Is Good Enough” (producer: Jacquire King; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (PIAS America)
The Staves“Good Woman” (producer: John Congleton; new single: “Good Woman”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Nonesuch)
Aaron Lee Tasjan“Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!” (See here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (New West)
The Telescopes“Songs of Love and Revolution” (Hear here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Tapete)
Transatlantic (Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Roine Stolt and Pete Trewavas)“The Absolute Universe: Forevermore (Extended Version)” (new single: “Looking for the Light”; See here; Abridged Version; Vinyl; The Ultimate Super Deluxe Edition, box set containing five LPs, three CDs and one Blu-ray disc); Download) » BUY NOW (InsideOutMusic)
TV Priest“Uppers” (new single: “This Island”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Hand In Hive)
Aaron Watson“American Soul” (Hear here; Vinyl; Download, released on Jan. 8) » BUY NOW (Big Label)
The Weather Station“Ignorance” (new single: “Tried to Tell You”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Fat Possum)
John Williams (who turns 89 on Feb. 8)“John Williams In Vienna (Live Edition)” (expanded edition of “John Williams In Vienna,” the best-selling orchestral album of 2020, featuring the Vienna Philharmonic; with six bonus tracks, including a selection of Williams’ new arrangements for guest violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter; See here) » BUY NOW (Deutsche Grammophon)

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Other Notable Releases

Todd La TorreCult of LunaShenandoah
Uncle Walt’s BandDale Ann BradleyTriumphant Quartet
DarzamatKari IkonenSun June
Maxwell GangWe The KingsKorpiklaani
Devin The DudeAnthony GrazianoBlack Coffee

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist:Title:Label:
CNCO“Déjà Vu” (first single: “Tan Enamorados”; See here; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (Sony Music Latin)
Deacon Blue“Riding on the Tide of Love” (lockdown-recorded companion piece to their “City of Love” album from earlier this year; CD, out March 5; Vinyl) » BUY NOW (earMUSIC)
Donna Lewis“Told You So” (five-song EP; guest: David Baron; new single: “I Told You So”; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Peruzzi Music LLC)
Odette (Sydney-based pop artist)“Herald” (producer: Damian Taylor; new single: “Amends”; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (EMI Music Australia)
Shovels & Rope“Busted Juicebox, Volume 3” (10 kid-friendly covers; guests: Sharon Van Etten, The War and Treaty, M. Ward, Deer Tick, The Felice Brothers, John Paul White, T. Hardy Morris, The Secret Sisters, Shrimp Records Family Band; first single: “In My Room”; Hear here; CD and Vinyl out April 30) » BUY NOW (Dualtone)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
Arcade Fire“Reflektor” (2013 album; remastered; Vinyl; Merch) » BUY NOW (Legacy)
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown“Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown – Rocks” (29 tracks on one CD, with 36-page booklet; Hear/read here) » BUY NOW (Bear Family)
Michael Chapman“The Decca Years 1974 to 1977” (with previously unreleased bonus tracks) » BUY NOW (Secret)
Curved Air“The Albums 1970-1973” (four-CD clamshell box set; remastered, with three bonus tracks; Read here) » BUY NOW (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
Fine Young Cannibals“Fine Young Cannibals (Expanded Edition)” (1985 album, featuring “Johnny Come Home” and “Suspicious Minds”; remastered, with 29 bonus tracks, including B-sides, remixes, BBC sessions, etc.; Red Vinyl; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW, “The Raw & The Cooked (Expanded Edition)” (1989 album, featuring “She Drives Me Crazy,” “Good Thing” and “I’m Not the Man I Used to Be”; remastered, with 22 bonus tracks; Read here; White Vinyl; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (London)
Eddie Fisher“Songs From Stage & Screen” (28 songs; remastered) » BUY NOW (Sepia)
Femi Kuti & Made Kuti“Legacy +” (double CD featuring Femi Kuti’s album “Stop the Hate” and Made Kuti’s album “For(e)ward”; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Partisan)
Bob Marley“Songs of Freedom: The Island Years” (three-CD box set features 12-inch mixes, B-sides, Jamaican singles and alternates, plus a 20-page booklet; first time on vinyl outside Jamaica and on vinyl anywhere in nearly 30 years; Read here; Vinyl Box Set, six LPs; Merch) » BUY NOW (Tuff Gong / Island / UMe)
Charlie Parker“His Finest Recordings” (eight albums on four CDs; remastered; Merch) » BUY NOW (Enlightenment)
Ram Jam“Ram Jam” (1977 album, featuring “Black Betty”; remastered) » BUY NOW (Music on CD)
Dusty Springfield“The Complete Atlantic Singles 1968-1971” (24 songs on one CD; Read here) » BUY NOW (Real Gone Music)
Norma Tanega“Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog (Expanded Edition)” (1966 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks; Read here) » BUY NOW (Real Gone Music)
Various artists“NOW 70s Glam Pop” (four CDs, 80 songs; Track list) » BUY NOW (NOW / Sony Music)
The Weeknd“The Highlights” (18-song greatest hits collection; Download; Merch) » BUY NOW (XO / Republic)

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Reissues (Downloads)

Artist:Title:Label:
Longstocking“Once Upon a Time Called Now” (1997 album, available digitally and on vinyl for the first time; See here; Vinyl) » BUY NOW, “Singles and Demos: 1994-1998” (19-song compilation) » BUY NOW (Jealous Butcher)
Nancy Sinatra“Nancy Sinatra: Start Walkin’ 1965-1976” (23-song compilation celebrating her 80th birthday; CD, out March 12; Vinyl, out Feb. 12; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Boots Enterprises, Inc. / Light in the Attic)

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DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast:Title:Studio/label:
Billie Holiday“Billie [DVD]” (2020 documentary film, directed by James Erskine; See here; Read here; Prime Video) » BUY NOW (Greenwich Entertainment, Feb. 9)

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