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New Releases: July 12, 2024

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New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
Marc Almond“I’m Not Anyone” (11 cover versions; guests: Ian Anderson, Bryan Chambers, Louise Marshall; new single: “Elusive Butterfly”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) BMG Rights Management
Nicola Benedetti / Benjamin Grosvenor / Sheku Kanneh-Mason“Beethoven: Triple Concerto” (with Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Santtu-Matias Rouvali; Hear here; Amazon UK; Download released on May 31; Apple Music)Decca
Cat Burns“Early Twenties” (South London-based singer-songwriter’s debut album; producers: inverness, JonahPH, Jordan Riley, Kurisu, The Nocturns, Steve Mac, Stuart Price; new single: “alone”; See here; Amazon UK; Download; Deluxe Download, with eight extra tracks; Apple Music; On Tour) Since ’93 / RCA
Capstan“The Mosaic” (Florida-based post-hardcore band’s third album; new single: “Misery Scene”; See hereAqua Vinyl; Download released on May 24; Apple Music Fearless / Concord
Cigarettes After Sex“X’s” (dream-pop band’s third album and first in five years; new single: “Tejano Blue”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Grey VinylUrban Outfitters-Exclusive White Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour Partisan
Clairo“Charm” (indie-pop singer-songwriter Claire Cottrill’s third album; producers: Clairo, Leon Michels; new single: “Sexy to Someone”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Clear Cassette; Download; Apple Music) Clairo Records
Color Green“Fools Parade” (L.A.-based psych quartet’s second album; producers: Color Green, Mike Kriebel; guests: members of Osees, the Nude Party, et al; new single: “Fools Parade”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music New West
Ani DiFranco“Unprecedented Sh!t” (her 21st studio album; producer: BJ Burton; new single: “Baby Roe”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download released on May 17; Apple Music) Righteous Babe
The Dip“Love Direction” (Seattle six-piece R&B band’s fourth album; producers: The Dip; new single: “Doing the Thing”; Hear here; Vinyl; Orange Fun Dip Wax with Neon Green & Black Splatter Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Dualtone
Down By Law“Crazy Days” (punk rock band’s 11th album; Hear here; Red Marble Vinyl) Kung Fu Records
Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers“Can’t Outrun a Memory” (their first album of new material in seven years; new single: “Here in ’68”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour)Omnivore Recordings
HARDY“Quit!!” (full-on rock album; producer: Joey Moi; guests: Fred Durst, Chad Smith, Knox; new single: “PSYCHO”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Big Loud Rock / Mercury / Republic
Cassandra Jenkins“My Light, My Destroyer” (Brooklyn singer-songwriter’s third album; producer: Andrew Lappin; collaborators: Palehound’s El Kempner, Hand Habits’ Meg Duffy, Daniel McDowell, Isaac Eiger, Katie Von Schleicher, Zoë Brecher, Josh Kaufman, Stephanie Marziano, et al; new single: “Petco”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Rough Trade-Exclusive Cotton Candy Splash, with five-track bonus CD; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Dead Oceans
Johnny Blue Skies (aka Sturgill Simpson)“Passage Du Desir” (Simpson says he will record under the new moniker from now on; producers: Johnny Blue Skies, David Ferguson; Read here; Download; On Tour)High Top Mountain / Thirty Tigers
Odie Leigh“Carrier Pigeon” (Louisiana folk singer-songwriter’s debut album; producers: Derek Ted, Leigh, Runnner; See here; new single: “Conversation Starter”; Tangerine Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Mom+Pop
Mr. Big“Ten” (hard rock vets’ 10th album; band lineup: Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, Nick D’Virgilio; D’Virgilio steps in on drums in place of the late Pat Torpey; producers: Jay Ruston, Mr. Big; new single: “Good Luck Trying”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Frontiers Music s.r.l.
Tim Montana“Savage” (producers: Erik Dylan, Micah Wilshire, Mike Fiorentino, Nathan Barlowe, Rob Snyder, Montana; new single: “Die Today”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Music Knox Records / BBR Music Group / BMG Nashville
Megan Moroney“Am I Okay?” (Georgia-bred country star’s second album; producer: Kristian Bush; new single: “Indifferent”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, with Kenny Chesney) Sony Music Nashville
ODESZA“The Last Goodbye Tour Live” (guest vocalists: Naomi Wild, Sudan Archives, Izzy Bizu, MARO, Mansionair, Charlie Houston; Hear here; Triple Ghostly Clear Vinyl; Amazon-Exclusive Triple Teal Vinyl; Download released on May 31; Apple Music; On Tour) Foreign Family Collective / Ninja Tune
OneRepublic“Artificial Paradise” (their sixth album; new single: “I Don’t Want to Wait”; Target-Exclusive CD, with three bonus songs; Target-Exclusive Seabreeze Blue Vinyl, with three bonus songs; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch) Mosley Music / Interscope
Orquesta Akokán“Caracoles” (Grammy-nominated Latin ensemble’s third album, introducing new singer and lyricist Kiko Ruiz; new single: “Con Licencia”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music Daptone
Bones Owens“Love Out of Lemons” (Nashville troubadour’s second album; producer: Paul Moak; new single: “Get It On”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Black Ranch / Thirty Tigers
Phish“Evolve” (their 16th album; producers: Vance Powell, Bryce Goggin; new single: “Evolve”; Hear here; Read here; Double Primastic Velvet Tones Vinyl; Double Solar Discus Algae Blend Vinyl; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Double Pale Blue Haze Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch) JEMP
Rainy Eyes“Lonesome Highway” (Norwegian-born, Louisiana-based Americana artist Irena Eide’s second album; producer: Dirk Powell; guests: Sam Grisman, Ric Robertson, Chris Stafford, Eric Adcock, et al; new single: “A Little Dream”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Royal Potato Family
salute“TRUE MAGIC” (Manchester-based electronic artist’s debut album; collaborators: Disclosure, Empress Of, Karma Kid, Sam Gellaitry, piri, Léa Sen, LEILAH, Nakamura Minami; new single: “maybe it’s u”; Hear here; Yellow Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Ninja Tune
Bette Smith“Goodthing” (Brooklyn soul artist’s third album; producer: Jimmy Hogarth; new single: “Eternal Blessings”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Kartel Music Group
Ayra Starr“The Year I Turned 21” (Beninese-Nigerian singer’s second album; producers: AoD, BigRagee, Dinay Beats, London, Lucas Dila, MystroSugar, Richard McClashie, Rvssian, Sparrq beatz; guests: Asake, Anitta, Coco Jones, Giveon, Seyi Vibez, et al; new single: “Bad Vibes”; See here; Read here; Download released on May 31; Apple Music; On Tour, with Chris Brown) Republic
Billy Strings“Billy Strings Live Vol. 1” (Read here; Double Vinyl; On Tour; Merch)Reprise
Travis“L.A. Times” (their 10th album; producer: Tony Hoffer; new single: “Bus”; See here; Deluxe Edition, with a second CD of stripped-down versions; HMV-Exclusive Deluxe Edition, with signed art card; Vinyl; Freemantle’s Green Marble Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) BMG Rights Management
Various artists“Silver Bullet Bluegrass” (all-star tribute to Bob Seger, featuring Bo Bice, Carson Peters, Gary Nichols, Jeff Parker, Josh Shilling, Keith Garrett, Larry Cordle, Robert Hale, Shonna Tucker, Tim Shelton, Tim Stafford, Bill Taylor and Ward Hayden; producer: Randall Deaton; first single: “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man”; Hear here; Vinyl) Lonesome Day
Windwaker“HYPERVIOLENCE” (Australian melodic metalcore band’s second album; producer: drummer Chris Lalic; new single: “Break the Rules”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, with Northlane) Fearless
Remi Wolf“Big Ideas” (alt-pop singer’s second album; producers: Wolf, Solomonophonic; new single: “Cinderella”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, with Olivia Rodrigo) Island
Donovan Woods“Things Were Never Good If They’re Not Good Now” (JUNO Award-winning songwriter’s seventh album; producers: Woods, James Bunton; guests: Madi Diaz, William Prince; new single: “Rosemary”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) End Times Music
Thom Yorke“Confidenza (Music From the Film By Daniele Luchetti)” (new single: “Knife Edge”; See here; TrailerVinyl; Download released on April 26; Apple Music) XL Recordings

New Releases (Downloads)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
BERWYN“Who Am I” (East London-based artist’s debut full-length album; new single: “Dear Immigration”; See here; Read here; Amazon UK; Apple Music)Columbia UK
Common & Pete Rock“The Auditorium Vol. 1” (guests: Jennifer Hudson, Bilal, Posdnuos of De La Soul, PJ; new single: “Dreamin'”; See here; Apple Music)Loma Vista Recordings / Concord
Haiden Henderson“lover boy” (L.A. pop singer-songwriter’s third EP; six songs; new single: “K.O.”; Hear here; Apple Music)LAVA / Republic
Ashton Irwin“BLOOD ON THE DRUMS” (5 Seconds of Summer drummer’s second solo album; producers: Irwin, John Feldmann; new single: “Straight to Your Heart”; See here; Apple Music)BMG Rights Management, July 17
The Legendary Ten Seconds“Wonder Songs” (producer: Mike Peakman; guests: Jules Jones, Elaine Churchward, Jay Brown, George Bolt, Ashley Dyer, Mike Perakman; new single: “The Machine Man of Ardathia”; Hear here)Richard the Third Records, July 17
Hannah Mohan“Time Is a Walnut” (first solo release from the And the Kids vocalist-songwriter; producer: Alex Toth; guest: Lady Lamb; new single: “Peace Be the Day”; Hear here; Apple Music) Egghunt
ORB“Tailem Bend” (Aussie heavy psych band’s fourth album and first in six years; producer: Tim Dunn; new singles: “Can’t Do That” and “Morph”; See here; Apple Music) Fuzz Club
Cassadee Pope“Hereditary” (for her fourth album, former “Voice” winner shifts back to her pop punk roots; new single: “Three of Us”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) Awake Music
RAH & The Ruffcats“Orile to Berlin” (new single: “Agidi”; See here; Apple Music) Sonar Kollektiv
Christopher Rountree“3 BPM” (Wild Up founder’s debut album as a composer; guests: piano duo HOCKET, violist Nadia Sirota, various members of Wild Up; producer: Lewis Pesacov; new single: “Almanac”; Hear here) Brassland
John Summit“Comfort In Chaos” (dance producer’s debut album; new single: “Go Back”; See here; Read here; Amazon UK; Apple Music; On Tour)Experts Only / Darkroom
Eddie Witz and The Most High“I Am What I Am” (seven-song debut EP; new single: “Jamaica Time”; Hear here; Apple Music) Eddie Witz and The Most High

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
Louis Armstrong“Louis in London” (13 songs recorded live at the BBC on July 2, 1968, just weeks after he reached No. 1 in the U.K. with “What a Wonderful World”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon-Exclusive Translucent Red Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music)Verve / UMe
Dr. John“Frankie & Johnny” (lost solo piano album, recorded in 1982-83; with two bonus alternate takes; Hear here; Vinyl; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Opaque Bright Orange Vinyl)Sundazed Music
John Lee Hooker“The Best of Friends” (1998 collection of some of Hooker’s finest collaborations, featuring Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt, et al; Double Vinyl)BMG Rights Management
John Lennon“Mind Games (The Ultimate Collection)” (1974 album; six-CD, two-HD Audio Blu-ray box set, featuring ultimate mixes, elemental mixes, elements mixes, outtakes, mini audio documentaries, and raw studio mixes, produced by Sean Ono Lennon; with a 128-page hardback book, a reproduction of the original 1973 triptych marketing poster, postcard-sized reproductions of 1973 advert artworks and an individually numbered Citizen of Nutopia ID card; mastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios; 5.1 Surround and Dolby Atmos mastered by Sam Gannon; See here; Read here; Double CD; Amazon UK; Download) Capitol / UMe
Nick Mason“Nick Mason’s Fictitious Sports” (Pink Floyd drummer’s 1981 solo debut album; remastered; Vinyl)
“Profiles” (1985 album, with Rick Fenn; remastered; Vinyl)
“White of the Eye” (1987 soundtrack album, with Rick Fenn; remastered; Vinyl)
Rhino / Parlophone
Van Halen“For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (Expanded Edition)” (2CD/2LP/Blu-ray set; 1991 album, featuring “Poundcake,” “Runaround,” “Right Now,” and “Top of the World”; includes unreleased alternate versions of “Right Now” and “The Dream Is Over,” plus the previously unreleased “Rarities & Live at West End Marketplace, Dallas, TX, 12/4/91”; Blu-ray contains concert footage and promo videos; See here; Read here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Merch)Rhino / Warner
Various artists“Arthur Baker presents Breaker’s Revenge – Original B-Boy and B-Girl Breakdance Classics 1970-84” (two CDs, 20 songs; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download)Soul Jazz Records
Vengaboys“The Greatest Hits Collection (We Like To Party)” (14-track compilation, with a CD-only bonus megamix track; Transparent Lime Green Vinyl)Republic / UMe
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