New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
BTS “Lights / Boy With Luv” (new Japanese-original song “Lights,” with Japanese versions of “Boy With Luv” and “IDOL,” and a DVD that features music videos for “Lights” and “IDOL”; Hear here; CD, with DVD that features the making of the music video for “Lights” and a making of the jacket photos video; CD, without DVD; Merch) (UMe)
Joey Cape (of Lagwagon and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes) “Let Me Know When You Give Up” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Fat Wreck Chords)
Jesca Hoop “STONECHILD” (producer: John Parish; guests: Lucius, Kate Stables, Justis; first single: “Shoulder Charge”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Memphis Industries)
Lighthouse Family “Blue Sky In Your Head” (their first album in 18 years; first single: “My Salvation”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Polydor)
Mark Mulcahy “The Gus” (guests: J Mascis, Rain Phoenix, John Panos, etc.; first single: “Taking Baby Steps”; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (The Mezzotint Label)
Heather Newman “Rise From the Flames” (first single: “Lonely on Beale”; See here; Download) (VizzTone)
Pattern-Seeking Animals (featuring current and former Spock’s Beard members) “Pattern-Seeking Animals” (new single: “The Same Mistakes Again”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download) (InsideOutMusic)
Skepta (Mercury Prize-winning grime artist) “Ignorance Is Bliss” (Download, released on May 31; iTunes) (Boy Better Know)
The Soft Cavalry (husband and wife duo of Steve Clarke and Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell) “The Soft Cavalry” (first single: “Dive”; Download) (Bella Union)
3TEETH (L.A. industrial rock band) “METAWAR” (producers: 3TEETH, Sean Beavan; first single: “AMERICAN LANDFILL”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour, with Ministry) (RED Music / Century Media)
Various artists “Stranger Things: Soundtrack from the Netflix Original Series, Season 3” (Vinyl, a mini-poster and bonus 7-inch vinyl single; Target-Exclusive Vinyl, red, white and blue splatter LP; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Vinyl, with alternate cover; FYE-Exclusive Cassette; Download) (Legacy Recordings)

[su_spoiler title=”Other Notable Releases”]“Outstrider,” Abbath (Season of Mist)
“Roots and Branches: The Songs of Little Walter,” Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues (Alligator)
“Pax Americana,” André Bratten (Smalltown Supersound)
“Travelling Salesman,” Brad Butcher (Millstream Music)
“Wild White Horses,” Heather Findlay (Black Sands)
“Live From Throckmorton Theatre,” Jackie Greene (Blue Rose Music)
“Volume 3,” Prettiest Eyes (Castle Face)
“No Refunds,” Doug Stanhope (Comedy Dynamics)
“The Regal Bastard,” Nad Sylvan (InsideOutMusic)
“Songs of the Century: A Tribute To Supertramp,” various artists (Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Bright Smoke “Gross National Happiness” (new single: “The Lion And”; Hear here; See here) (The Bang Bang Theory)
KOKOKO! (Congolese collective) “Fongola” (producer: Débruit; new single: “Buka Dansa”; CD, out July 19; Vinyl) (Transgressive / PIAS America)
Jaden Smith “ERYS” (guests: sister Willow Smith, Tyler the Creator, Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky, Trinidad James; new single: “Again”; Hear here; Digital Deluxe Edition) (MSFTS Music / Roc Nation / Republic)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Jackson Browne “Running On Empty” (1977 album; remastered; Amazon UK;; Vinyl; Download; On Tour; Merch) (Rhino / Elektra)
Valerie Carter “Ooh Child: The Columbia Years” (20 songs on one CD) (Cherry Tree)
Everything But the Girl “Amplified Heart (25th Anniversary Edition) [Vinyl]” (1994 album, making its debut on vinyl; mastered at half-speed for optimum audio fidelity by Miles Showell at London’s Abbey Road Studios; Hear here) (Buzzin’ Fly / Chrysalis)
Robert Forster (of The Go-Betweens) “The Evangelist” (2008 album; Vinyl; Download) (Tapete)
Groove Armada “The Remixes” (2000 compilation; Hear here) (Music on CD)
Ernie Kovacs “The Ernie Kovacs Album: Centennial Edition” (1977 album; remastered, with six previously unreleased tracks) (Omnivore Recordings)
Sigur Rós “Ágætis byrjun – A Good Beginning (20th Anniversary Edition)” (1999 album; remastered, with rarities, demos, unreleased music, live recordings, etc.; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Krunk)
Various artists “Greatest Hits From Outer Space” (24-song collection, issued to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing; Hear/read here) (Ace, July 10)

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Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
KC and the Sunshine Band “The Complete TK Albums” (60 songs; On Tour) (Warner Music Group / X5 Music Group)
KIX “The Atlantic Studio Albums” (49 songs; On Tour; Merch) (Warner Music Group / X5 Music Group)
Various artists “Punk Top 40” (39-song collection) (Warner Music Group / X5 Music Group)

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