New releases

Published on January 25th, 2018 | by Gerry Galipault

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New Releases: Jan. 26, 2018

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals “Choosing Mental Illness as a Virtue” (Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Housecore)
Beechwood (NYC psych/punk/glam rockers) “Songs From the Land of Nod” (new single: “Ain’t Gonna Last All Night”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Alive Naturalsound)
Calexico “The Thread That Keeps Us” (Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl, with download card; Download) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons “The Age of Absurdity” (first single: “Ringleader”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Nuclear Blast)
Cody Carpenter (son of director John Carpenter and actress Adrienne Barbeau) “Cody Carpenter’s Interdependence” (Hear here; Download) (Blue Canoe)
Celtic Woman “Celtic Woman – Homecoming: Live From Ireland” (See here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs and autographed booklet; Deluxe Edition, CD + DVD; DVD; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Manhattan)
Club 8 (Swedish duo) “Golden Island” (Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Labrador)
John Conlee “Classics 3” (iTunes) (Rose Colored Records)
Hollie Cook (U.K. tropical pop singer) “Vessel of Love” (producer: Youth; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Merge)
The Dangerous Summer “The Dangerous Summer” (their first album in five years; producer: James Paul Wisner; first single: “Fire”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Hopeless)
Chris Dave and the Drumhedz “Chris Dave and the Drumhedz” (guests: Anderson .Paak, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Bilal, SiR, Anna Wise, etc.; first single: “Destiny N Stereo”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Blue Note)
Craig David “The Time Is Now” (guests: AJ Tracey, Ella Mai, Kaytranada, Goldlink, Bastille, JP Cooper; first single: “Heartline”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition, with three bonus tracks; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (RCA)
Delta Deep (Def Leppard/Stone Temple Pilots supergroup) “Delta Deep Live” (CD/DVD set, recorded at Daryl’s House; first single: “Bless These Blues”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
Django Django “Marble Skies” (first single: “Tic Tac Toe”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Ribbon Music)
Dream Wife (all-female U.K. punk trio) “Dream Wife” (Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Lucky Number)
Evidence “Weather or Not” (guests: Slug, Rakaa, Jonwayne, Styles P, Rapsody, Khrysis, Alchemist, Krondon, Mach Hommy, Catero; Hear here; Instrumentals Only; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Rhymesayers Entertainment)
Nils Frahm “All Melody” (Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; eBay; On Tour) (Erased Tapes)
Jeffrey Gaines “Alright” (his first studio album in 15 years; producer: Chris Price; Hear here; Read here; Download; On Tour) (Omnivore Recordings)
Mary Gauthier “Rifles & Rosary Beads” (co-written with U.S. veterans and their families, through Songwriting With Soldiers, a nonprofit organization that pairs U.S. veterans with professional songwriters; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (In The Black)
Steve Hackett “Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham” (two-CD, one-Blu-ray/DVD set, filmed at the Birmingham Symphony Hall during his recent Genesis Revisited & Classic Hackett tour; Amazon UK; Download; On Tour) (Inside Out Music)
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa “Black Coffee” (producer: Kevin “The Caveman” Shirley; first single: “Black Coffee”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (J&R Adventures)
Sheku Kanneh-Mason “Inspiration” (debut album from the 18-year-old cellist, who won the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year award; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Decca)
Loudness “Rise to Glory” (the veteran Japanese metallers’ 26th studio album; Amazon.ca; Amazon UK; Download; eBay; Merch) (earMUSIC)
Machine Head “Catharsis” (first single: “Beyond the Pale”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Deluxe Edition; Cassette; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Nuclear Blast)
Marie/Lepanto (Will Johnson and Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster) “Tenkiller” (first single: “Inverness”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Big Legal Mess / Fat Possum)
Marmozets (English rock band) “Knowing What You Know Now” (producer: Gil Norton; new single: “Habits”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Roadrunner)
Migos “Culture II” (new single: “Stir Fry”; Hear here; Read here; On Tour) (Quality Control Music / Motown / Capitol)
Ben Miller Band “Choke Cherry Tree” (producer: Chris Funk of The Decemberists; first single: “Akira Kurosawa”; Hear here; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (New West)
David Myles (Canadian singer-songwriter) “Real Love” (first single: “Real Love”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Little Tiny Records)
Nightmares on Wax “Shape the Future” (guests: Kuauhtli Vasquez, Wixarika Tribe, Andrew Ashong, LSK, Jordan Rakei, Mozez, Sadie Walker; new single: “Citizen Kane”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Warp)
Orphaned Land “Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs” (guests: Steve Hackett, Blind Guardian’s Hansi Kürsch, At The Gate’s Tomas Lindberg; first single: “Like Orpheus”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Century Media)
Panic! At the Disco “All My Friends We’re Glorious [Vinyl]” (a 21-track double-LP set recorded on the band’s recent Death of a Bachelor Tour; Amazon.ca; Amazon UK; Download; eBay; Merch) (Fueled By Ramen / DCD2 / Crush Music)
The Poodles (Swedish glam metal band) “Prisma” (first single: “It’s No Good”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Gain Music Entertainment / Sony)
Jamison Ross “All For One” (first single: “Don’t Go to Strangers”; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes) (Concord Jazz)
Ty Segall “Freedom’s Goblin” (includes a cover of Hot Chocolate’s “Every 1’s a Winner”; Segall co-engineered the album with Steve Albini, F. Bermudez and Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Drag City)
The Spook School (Glasgow heatrical indie pop band) “Could It Be Different?” (first single: “Still Alive”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Slumberland)
Rick Springfield “The Snake King” (Download; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
Steep Canyon Rangers “Out in the Open” (producer: Joe Henry; first single: “Going Midwest”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Ramseur)
Stick in the Wheel (East London band) “Follow Them True” (first single: “Over Again”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (From Here)
Various artists “American Folk (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (indie film starring real-life folk musicians Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth; first single: “Someone Singing with Me”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; In Theaters) (American Folks / Thirty Tigers)
Various artists “Hamlisch Uncovered” (Broadway stars tackle selections from Hamlisch’s body of work not yet recorded; featuring Kelli O’Hara, Randy Graff, Tony Sheldon, Hayden Tee, Nancy Opel, Leah Horowitz, Marissa McGowan, Lisa Brescia, Klea Blackhurst, Steven Brinberg, etc.; producers: Michael Lavine, Chip M. Fabrizi, Craig Carnelia; Download) (Broadway)
Various artists “Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James” (tribute album featuring contributions from Tom Jones, Bettye LaVette, Keb’ Mo’, Warren Haynes, Billy Gibbons, Rodney Crowell, Jamey Johnson, Shelby Lynne, Allison Moorer, Chuck E. Weiss, etc.; proceeds benefit MusiCares and Edible Schoolyard NYC; producer: Marco Giovino; Hear here; NPR’s Songs We Love; Vinyl; Download) (Sylvan Songs)
Various artists “WOW Gospel 2018” (two CDs, 30 songs) (RCA Inspiration)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Above & Beyond “Common Ground” (guests: Zoë Johnston, Richard Bedford, Justine Suissa, Marty Longstaff; Hear here; Read here; CD, out March 2; iTunes; On Tour) (Anjunabeats / Ultra)
Bad Mother Earth (London rock quartet) “Bad Mother Earth” (six-song EP; first single: “Not Comin’ Home”; See here) (Bad Mother Earth)
Laila Biali (Canadian jazz pianist/vocalist) “Laila Biali” (producers: Biali, Ben Wittman; first single: a cover of Coldplay’s “Yellow”; Hear here; Amazon UK) (Laila Biali)
Black Space Riders (German heavy psychedelic stoner rock band) “Amoretum, Vol. 1” (first single: “Another Sort of Homecoming”; See here) (Black Space Riders)
Jim Cuddy (of Blue Rodeo) “Constellation” (first single: “”Cold Cold Wind”; Hear here; On Tour) (Warner Canada)
Drum Thing (East London producer) “Warp Skin” (five-song EP; Hear here) (Super Kitchen)
Mark Erelli “Mixtape” (covers album, featuring versions of Don Henley, The Band, Grateful Dead, Arcade Fire, Neko Case, Richard Thompson, etc.; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Mark Erelli)
Into the Great Divide “Into the Great Divide” (instrumental progressive rock novel by a mystery artist; guest: Dream Theater’s Mike Mangini on drums; first single: “Tests & Enemies”; Hear here; iTunes) (Wilshire)
Jonghyun (K-pop star) “Poet | Artist” (the SHINee lead singer killed himself on Dec. 18 at age 27; first single: “빛이 나 Shinin'”; Hear here; See here; Read here) (SM Entertainment)
Leyya (Austrian electro-pop duo) “Sauna” (new single: “Drumsolo”; Hear here; See here; iTunes) (+1 Records / LasVegas Records)
The Lost Brothers “Halfway Towards a Healing” (producer: Gabriel Sullivan; first single: “Echoes in the Wind”; Hear here; iTunes) (Bird Dog Recordings)
LYLO (Glasgow dream-pop quintet) “Post Era” (producers: LYLO; first single: “Yeah Boy”; Hear here; iTunes) (El Rancho)
The Naked Sun “War With Shadows” (producer: Brian McTear; Hear here) (The Naked Sun)
Grant Peeples & the Peeples Republik “Settling Scores, Vol. II” (producer: Gurf Morlix; Hear here; See here; iTunes; On Tour) (Gatorbone, Jan. 30)
The Prefab Messiahs (Boston-based garage-psych-pop band) “Psychsploitation Today” (new single: “Outtayerhands”; Hear here) (Lolipop / Burger)
Matthew Stubbs and the Antiguas (Boston-based instrumental psych-rock project) “Matthew Stubbs and the Antiguas” (first single: “Unwinder”; See here; On Tour) (Matthew Stubbs and the Antiguas)
Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones “Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones” (new single: “Ghost”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Strawberry Moon)

More Digital Releases for Jan. 26, 2018 »

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
ABBA “ABBA: The Album (40th Anniversary Edition) [Vinyl]” (1977 album, featuring “Take a Chance on Me” and “The Name of the Game”; two-LP set, half-speed mastering, mastered at Abbey Road Studios; eBay; Merch) (Polar Music Production / UMe)
The Casualties “An Original Album Collection” (2012’s “Resistance” and 2016’s “Chaos Sound” on one CD) (Season of Mist)
Country Joe & The Fish “The Wave of Electrical Sound [Vinyl]” (deluxe four-LP box set, featuring mono and stereo versions of “Electric Music for the Mind and Body” and “I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die,” along with a DVD of “How We Stopped the War,” a 30-minute documentary, filming the band on their way to an anti-Vietnam War rally, directed by David Peoples; Download; iTunes; eBay) (Craft Recordings / Concord)
Martika “Martika’s Kitchen: Reheated Edition” (1991 album, featuring four songs written and produced by Prince; remastered, with a second CD of single remixes and edits; See here; Read here; Amazon UK) (Cherry Pop)
Wes Montgomery “In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording” (March 27, 1965, concert at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées; See here; Read here; Download; eBay) (Resonance)
Ohio Players “The Definitive Collection: Plus …” (three-CD digipak compiles songs from their Capitol, Westbound, Mercury, Arista and Boardwalk back catalogs; Read here; Amazon UK) (Robinsongs / Cherry Red)

More Releases for Jan. 26, 2018 »

Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Mary Black “Collected” (1984 album), “Without the Fanfare” (1985 album), “No Frontiers” (1989 album), “The Holy Ground” (1995 album), “Song for Ireland” (1998 compilation) (Gifthorse)
Ian Lloyd (former Stories lead singer) “3WC” (1980 album; Hear here) (Enterprise Music, Jan. 30)
Ali Thomson “Take a Little Rhythm” (1980 album; Hear here) (Enterprise Music, Jan. 30)

More Digital Releases for Jan. 26, 2018 »

Next Week: Feb. 2, 2018

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