New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTIST TITLE LABEL
Duane Betts “Wild & Precious Life” (his debut solo album, recorded at Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks’ Swamp Raga Studio; guests: Trucks, Marcus King, Nicki Bluhm; new single: “Waiting on a Song”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Royal Potato Family
Birdy “Portraits” (producers: Barney Lister, Birdy; new single: “Raincatcher”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Warner
Michael Bolton “Spark of Light” (his first album of all original music in nearly 15 years; new single: “Just the Beginning”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Montaigne Records / Androver Music
Sam Burton “Dear Departed” (L.A.-based singer-songwriter’s second album; producer: Jonathan Wilson; new single: “Long Way Around”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Partisan
Edge of Paradise “Hologram” (hard-rock group’s fifth album; new single: “Hologram”; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Frontiers Music s.r.l.
5 Seconds of Summer “The Feeling of Falling Upwards (Live from The Royal Albert Hall)” (recorded with a 12-piece string orchestra and a 12-member gospel choir; Read here; Double Vinyl, Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Gold Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download released on April 14; On Tour) BMG Rights Management
glaive “i care so much that i dont care at all” (alt-pop prodigy Ash Blue Gutierrez’s debut album; producers: Jeff Hazin, Ralph Castelli; new single: “the car”; See here; Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Interscope
Hilary Hahn “Eugène Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas for Violin Solo, op. 27” (Read here; Vinyl) Deutsche Grammophon
Kool & The Gang “People Just Wanna Have Fun” (funk/soul legends’ 34th studio album; they will be celebrating their 60th anniversary next year; producer: keyboardist-drummer George “Funky” Brown; new single: “Let’s Party”; See here; Double Vinyl; Multicolored Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Astana Music / BFD / The Orchard
Royston Langdon “President Alien” (Spacehog singer’s reimagined versions of songs off the band’s debut album; new single: “In the Meantime”; Hear here; Vinyl out Sept. 8; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) BFD / The Orchard
Gordon Lightfoot “At Royal Albert Hall” (Double CD; his final album, recorded live on May 24, 2016, without edits, overdubs, remixing, or re-sequencing; in the final weeks before his passing on May 1, 2023, Lightfoot approved the artwork and made it clear that no changes were to be made to the recording; band includes Rick Haynes on bass, Barry Keane on drums, Mike Heffernan on keys, and Carter Lancaster on guitar; Vinyl out Sept. 1; Download; Apple Music) Linus Entertainment
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real “Sticks and Stones” (new single: “More Than Friends,” feat. Lainey Wilson; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) 6ACE / Thirty Tigers
Night Beats (Texas-born, L.A.-based artist Danny Lee Blackwell) “Rajan” (new single: “Thank You”; See here; Red Clay Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Fuzz Club / Suicide Squeeze
Rita Ora “You & I” (her third album; new single: “Praising You,” feat. Fatboy Slim; See here; Orange Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) BMG Rights Management
Palehound “Eye on the Bat” (producers: band leader El Kempner, Sam Owens; new single: “The Clutch”; See here; Clear Orange Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Polyvinyl
PVRIS “EVERGREEN” (fourth album from Lynn Gunn’s alt-rock band; producers: Carrie Karpinen, JT Daly, Lynn Gunn, Matias Mora, Mike Shinoda; new single: “Good Enemy”; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Hopeless
Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog “Connection” (post-fusion rock trio comprising of guitarist/songwriter/activist Marc Ribot, bassist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer/percussionist Ches Smith; guests: Syd Straw, Anthony Coleman, James Brandon Lewis, Greg Lewis, Oscar Noriega, Peter Sachon; new single: “Connection”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, with The Bad Plus) Knockwurst
Lauren Spencer Smith “Mirror” (British-born Canadian singer-songwriter’s debut album; she finished in the Top 20 on season 18 of “American Idol”; guests: GAYLE, Em Beihold; new single: “That Part”; Hear here; See here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Island / Republic
Snõõper “Super Snõõper” (Nashville punk group’s debut album; new single: “Fitness”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Third Man
Strawbs “The Magic of It All” (recorded in Cape Town, led by David Cousins, Blue Weaver and John Ford; producer: Weaver; new single: “Ready [We Are Read]”; Hear here; Read here; Amazon UK; Download) Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red
Winterstorm “Everfrost” (producers: Winterstorm; new single: “To the End of All Known”; See here; Read here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) AFM

New Releases (Downloads)

ARTIST TITLE LABEL
Tina Arena “Love Saves” (her first album in eight years; new single: “House”; Hear here; Read here; Amazon UK; Apple Music) Positive Dream
J Hus “Beautiful and Brutal Yard” (East London rapper’s third album; guests: Drake, Jorja Smith, Burna Boy, Naira Marley, Popcaan, et al; new single: “Who Told You”; Hear here; Read here; Amazon UK; Apple Music; On Tour) Black Butter Ltd
Lindstrøm “Everyone Else Is a Stranger” (new single: “Syreen”; Hear here; Apple Music) Smalltown Supersound
MisterWives “Nosebleeds” (NYC/L.A.-based alt-pop group’s fourth album; new single: “Nosebleeds,” co-written by alt-pop singer-songwriter K.Flay; See here; Translucent Ruby Red Vinyl; Apple Music; On Tour, with Bishop Briggs) Photo Finish

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTIST TITLE LABEL
Aerosmith “Aerosmith” (1973 debut album, featuring “Dream On” and “Mama Kin”; remastered from the original tapes; Vinyl) , “Get Your Wings” (1974 album, featuring “Train Kept a Rollin'”; remastered from the original tapes; Vinyl) , “Toys in the Attic” (1975 album, featuring “Sweet Emotion,” “Walk This Way” and “You See Me Crying”; remastered from the original tapes; Vinyl) , “Rocks” (1976 album, featuring “Last Child,” “Home Tonight” and “Back in the Saddle”; remastered from the original tapes; Vinyl) , “Draw the Line” (1977 album, featuring the title track, “Kings and Queens” and “Get It Up”; remastered from the original tapes; Vinyl) , “Live! Bootleg” (1978 album; remastered from the original tapes; Vinyl) , “Night in the Ruts” (1979 album, featuring “Remember [Walking in the Sand]”; remastered from the original tapes; Vinyl) , “Rock in a Hard Place” (1982 album; remastered from the original tapes; Vinyl) , “Nine Lives” (1997 album, featuring “Falling in Love [Is Hard on the Knees],” “Taste of India” and “Pink”; remastered from the original tapes; Vinyl) , “Just Push Play” (2001 album, featuring “Jaded”; remastered from the original tapes) , “Honkin’ on Bobo” (2004 album, featuring “Baby, Please Don’t Go”; remastered from the original tapes) , “Music from Another Dimension!” (2012 album; remastered from the original tapes; Merch; Farewell Tour, with The Black Crowes) Capitol / UMe
Cher “It’s a Man’s World (Deluxe Edition)” (1995 album, featuring “Walking in Memphis,” “One by One” and “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore”; two-CD set includes bonus single remixes; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl, four-multicolored-LP box set; Amazon UK; Download) Warner
John Coltrane “Evenings At The Village Gate: John Coltrane With Eric Dolphy” (unheard August 1961 recordings recently discovered at the New York Public Library; Hear here; Double Vinyl) Impulse! / Verve
Marshall Crenshaw “Field Day (40th Anniversary Expanded Edition)” (1983 album, featuring “Whenever You’re on My Mind,” produced by Steve Lillywhite; remastered by Greg Calibi, with six bonus tracks, five of them previously unreleased; booklet includes a new interview with Crenshaw, additional liner notes from him and photos from the era; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) Yep Roc
Brian May + Friends “Star Fleet Project + Beyond (40th Anniversary Edition)” (expanded edition of the 1983 recordings at the Record Plant, featuring Edward Van Halen, drummer Alan Gratzer, bassist Phil Chen and keyboardist Fred Mandel; included is an interview with Cynthia Fox and a Rockline interview with Bob Coburn; remastered; Hear here; Vinyl; Box Set, featuring “Star Fleet Project + Beyond” and “The Complete Sessions” CDs, a 180-gram transparent red vinyl and a 7-inch black vinyl with exclusive B-side, along with a badge and booklet; Download; Apple Music) UMe

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