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New Releases: Feb. 9, 2024

New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTIST TITLE LABEL
Aureole “Alunarian Bellmaster” (Hear here; Vinyl; Download) Lupus Lounge
James Bishop “BODYBOUND” (California singer-songwriter’s debut album; producer: Bishop; new single: “Wrecking My Body”; Hear here; Download; Apple Music) Blue Élan
The Castellows “A Little Goes a Long Way” (neo-traditionalist country sister trio’s seven-song debut EP; producer: Trina Shoemaker; new single: “I Know It’ll Never End”; See here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Warner Music Nashville
The Chisel “What a F**king Nightmare” (producer: Jonah Falco; new single: “F**k ‘Em”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Pure Noise
The Dead South “Chains & Stakes” (Canadian bluegrass band’s fourth album; producer: Jimmy Nutt; new single: “Tiny Wooden Box”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Six Shooter
Madi Diaz “Weird Faith” (producers: Sam Cohen, Konrad Snyder; guest: Kacey Musgraves; new single: “Same Risk”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) ANTI- / Epitaph
Ducks Ltd. “Harm’s Way” (Toronto-based duo’s second album; producers: Dave Vettraino, Ducks Ltd.; new single: “Hollowed Out”; See here; Garden Fountain Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Carpark
Tinsley Ellis “Naked Truth” (his 21st album and first solo acoustic release; new single: “Devil in the Room”; Metallic Gold Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Alligator
Helado Negro “Phasor” (Robert Carlos Lange’s eighth album; new single: “LFO [Lupe Finds Oliveros]”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) 4AD
Brittany Howard “What Now” (Alabama Shakes singer’s second solo album; new single: “Red Flags”; See here; Translucent Lemonade Vinyl; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Transparent Light Blue Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Island
Hulder “Verses in Oath” (black metal artist’s second album; new single: “Vessel of Suffering”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) 20 Buck Spin
Il Divo “XX: 20th Anniversary Album” (first album with new member Steven LaBrie, replacing Carlos Marín, who died nearly two years ago of Covid; new single: a cover of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Il Divo Music Recordings LLC / Thirty Tigers
Infected Rain “TIME” (Moldovan heavy metal band’s sixth album; producer: Valentin Voluta; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Napalm
Itasca “Imitation of War” (Kayla Cohen-led band’s third album; producer: Robbie Cody; new single: “Imitation of War”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Paradise of Bachelors
Zara Larsson “VENUS” (Swedish singer’s fourth album; producers: Austin Corona, Cesqeaux, Danja, David Guetta, Giorgio Tuinfort, MTHR, Rick Nowels; new single: “Honor the Light”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Sommer House / Epic
Kali Malone “All Life Long” (featuring compositions for choir, pipe organ and brass ensemble; choral music performed by Macadam Ensemble and conducted by Etienne Ferschaud at Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-L’Immaculée-Conception in Nantes; brass quintet music performed by Anima Brass at The Bunker Studio in New York City; new single: “All Life Long [For Organ]”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Ideologic Organ
Declan McKenna “What Happened to the Beach?” (English singer-songwriter’s third album; producers: McKenna, Gianluca Buccellati; new single: “Nothing Works”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Tomplicated / Columbia
Mean Jeans “Blasted” (Portland, OR, punk rock trio’s sixth album; new single: “I Don’t Give a Shit Anymore”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Fat Wreck Chords
MY LIFE STORY “Your Love Is Killing Me” (British pop group’s fifth album; producers: frontman Jake Shillingford, Nick Evans; new single: “Running Out of Heartbeats”; Hear here; Pink Vinyl; Amazon UK; On Tour) Exilophone / Republic of Music
The Pineapple Thief “It Leads to This” (experimental rock band’s 14th album; new single: “The Frost”; See here; Deluxe Edition, two CDs, one Blu-ray, one DVD and 52-page book; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour Kscope
Missy Raines “Highlander” (with Allegheny; producer: Alison Brown; guests: Kathy Mattea, Laurie Lewis, Dudley Connell, Michael Cleveland, Danny Paisley; Hear here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music)   Compass
Tyler Ramsey “New Lost Ages” (former Band of Horses guitarist’s fifth solo album; producer: Phil Ek; new single: “These Ghosts”; Hear here; Read here; VinylDownloadApple MusicOn Tour  Soundly Music
Dizzee Rascal “Don’t Take It Personal” (producer: Dizzee Rascal; guests: BackRoad Gee, D Double E, Frisco, iLL BLU, Jme, Not3s, P Money; new single: “How Did I Get So Calm”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Big Dirtee
Revolution Saints “Against the Winds” (rock trio’s fifth album; new lineup: Deen Castronovo, Jeff Pilson and Joel Hoekstra; producer: Alessandro Del Vecchio; new single: “Against the Winds”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music  Frontiers Music s.r.l.
Spectral Voice “Sparagmos” (death/doom metal band’s second album; recorded, mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk; Hear here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Dark Descent
The Steel Wheels “Sideways” (Virginia-based Americana band’s 13th album; producer: Sam Kassirer; new single: “Hero”; See here; Vinyl; Apple Music; On Tour) Big Ring
tAKiDA “The agony flame” (Swedish rock band’s 11th album; new single: “Sickening”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Napalm
Usher “Coming Home” (his first album since 2016; released the same week he’s performing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show in Las Vegas; producers: Sean Garrett, Lil John, The Avila Brothers, Mel & Mus, Tricky Stewart, Rico Love, The-Dream, Jermaine Dupri, et al; new single: “Good Good”; Read here; Amazon-Exclusive Double Vinyl; Apple Music) mega/gamma
Chelsea Wolfe “She Reaches Out to She Reaches Out to She” (producer: Dave Stiek; new single: “Whispers in the Echo Chamber”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Loma Vista Recordings / Concord
Yellowcard & Hammock “A Hopeful Sign” (re-imagining of Yellowcard, in collaboration with Nashville based neoclassical/post-rock ambient artists Hammock; new single: “Ocean Avenue”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Equal Vision

New Releases (Downloads)

ARTIST TITLE LABEL
Alexvndria “Hopeless Romantic” (NYC-based soul-jazz singer-violinist’s five-song debut EP; producer: Chucky Kim; new single: “Twilight”; Hear here; Apple Music) Alexvndria
Marcellus Hall “I Will Never Let You Down” (former Railroad Jerk member’s third solo album; new single: “One Night”; See here; Apple Music) Plastic Fork
Middle Sattre “Tendencies” (Austin indie-folk band’s debut album; new single: “Hate Yourself to the Core”; See here; Apple Music) Sad Tree
Mk.gee “Two Star and the Dream Police” (Michael Gordon’s debut album; new single: “Dream police”; See here) Get Better Records
Orgōne “Chimera” (producer: co-founder Sergio Rios; new single: “Lies and Games”; Hear here; Apple Music) 3 Palm Records
Pouty “Forget About Me” (Rachel Gagliardi’s full-length debut album; Hear here) Get Better Records
The Strumbellas “Part Time Believer” (Canadian folk-rock band’s fifth album; producer: Ben Allen; new single: “Hold Me”; See here; Read here; Amazon UK; Apple Music) Glassnote

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTIST TITLE LABEL
Eminem “The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (10th Anniversary Edition)” (2013 album, featuring “Berzerk,” “Survival,” “Rap God” and “The Monster”; Grammy winner for Best Rap Album; two-CD expanded edition contains five bonus tracks and six instrumentals; Vinyl, four-LP box set; Amazon UK; Download) Shady / Aftermath / Interscope / UMe
Muscle Shoals Horns “Born To Get Down / Doin’ It To The Bone / Shine” (1976, 1977 and 1983 albums on two CDs, with bonus tracks; Read here; Amazon UK) Robinsongs / Cherry Red
Jean-Luc Ponty “The Gift of Time / Storytelling / Tchokola” (1987, 1989 and 1991 albums on two CDs; remastered) BGO
Sonic Youth “The Walls Have Ears” (official release of bootleg live recording from 1985; Hear here; Silver Vinyl; Cassette) Goofin
Various artists “200% DYNAMITE! Ska, Soul, Rocksteady, Funk & Dub in Jamaica (25th Anniversary Edition)” (14-song compilation; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) Soul Jazz Records
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