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New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
Jill Barber“ENCORE!” (new interpretations of classic songs by Charles Trenet, Blossom Dearie, Django Reinhardt and Édith Piaf; new single: “Padam padam”; See here; producer: Drew Jurecka; Chartreuse Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Outside Music
Been Stellar“Scream from New York, NY” (NYC quintet’s debut album; new single: “All in One”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, with The 1975) Dirty Hit
Black Country Communion“V” (fifth album from the supergroup of Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham, Glenn Hughes and Derek Sherinian; producer: Kevin Shirley; new single: “Stay Free”; Hear here; Read here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) J&R Adventures
John Cale“POPtical Illusion” (producers: Cale, Nita Scott; new single: “How We See the Light”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Domino
The Decemberists“As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again” (their ninth album and first new music in six years; producers: lead singer Colin Meloy, Tucker Martine; new single: “Joan in the Garden”; Hear here; Double Vinyl; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Opaque Olive Green Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) YABB Records / Thirty Tigers
The Early November“The Early November” (alt-rock group’s first album in five years; new single: “What We Earn”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Pure Noise
Fastball“Sonic Ranch” (Austin alt-rock trio’s ninth album, marking their 30th anniversary; producers: David Garza, John Fields; new single: “Rather Be Me Than You”; Hear here; Sky Swirl Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Sunset Blvd.
Four Tet“Three” (new single: “Daydream Repeat”; See here; Vinyl released on April 26; Download released on March 15) Text
Fu Manchu“The Return of Tomorrow” (SoCal desert rock quartet’s 14th album; new single: “Hands of the Zodiac”; Hear here; See here; Blue and White / Black Galaxy Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) At The Dojo Records
Diamanda Galás“Diamanda Galás in Concert” (select recordings taken from performances at Thalia Hall in Chicago and Neptune Theatre in Seattle from 2017; new single: a cover of Ronnie Earl’s “A Soul That’s Been Abused”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Intravenal Sound Operations
John Grant“The Art of the Lie” (his sixth album; producers: Grant, Ivor Guest; new single: “It’s a Bitch”; See here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Bella Union / [PIAS]
Will Gregory Moog Ensemble“Heat Ray” (debut album for group led by Goldfrapp co-founder Will Gregory; recorded by the ensemble on analogue synthesizers alongside the BBC National Orchestra of Wales; new single: “Young Archimedes”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Mute
Madeline Hawthorne“Tales From Late Nights & Long Drives” (Montana-based Americana artist’s second album; producer: Ryan Hadlock; new single: “Chasing the Moon”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Hawthorne
Hermanos Gutiérrez“Sonido Cósmico” (Ecuadorian-Swiss sibling duo’s sixth album; producer: Dan Auerbach; new single: “Sonido Cósmico”; See here; Amazon-Exclusive Clear with Blue Splatter Vinyl; Rough Trade-Exclusive Clear with Green Splatter Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Easy Eye Sound / Concord
The Hollywood Stars“Starstruck” (L.A. band’s first album of new material since 1977; producers: The Hollywood Stars, Loren Molinarre, Paul Roessler; new single: “Taxi Driver”; See here) Rum Bar Records
Kneecap“Fine Art” (Belfast rap trio’s debut album; producer: Dan Carey; new single: “Sick in the Head”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Heavenly
LAUREL“Palpitations” (British-born, L.A.-based singer-songwriter’s second album; producers: ­Chrome Sparks, Kyle Shearer, LAUREL, Styalz Fuego; new single: “Wild Things”; See here; Opaque Gray Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Communion
Mike Lindsay“supershapes, Vol. 1” (Mercury Prize-winning producer and co-founder of U.K. acid folktronica band Tunng; new single: “table”; See here; Green Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Moshi Moshi
Moby“always centered at night” (guests: José James, Lady Blackbird, serpentwithfeet, Gaidaa, Benjamin Zephaniah, Danae, India Carney, Aynzli Jones, Brie O’Banion, Choklate, Akemi Fox, J.P. Bimeni, et al; new single: “dark days”; See here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Mute
SAM MORTON“Daffodils & Dirt” (debut album from the duo of singer-songwriter Samantha Morton and producer and co-songwriter Richard Russell; guests: Alabaster DePlume, Ali Campbell, Laura Groves, Jack Peñate; new single: “Let’s Walk in the Night”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) XL Recordings
Carly Pearce“hummingbird” (Grammy-winning country singer-songwriter’s fourth album; producers: Pearce, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne; new single: “hummingbird”; See here; Read here; Double Custard Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, with Tim McGraw) Big Machine
Lindsey Stirling“Duality” (violinist’s seventh studio album; producer: Mako; guests: Royal & the Serpent, Walk Off the Earth; new single: “Eye of the Untold Her”; See here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs; Vinyl; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Translucent Light Blue VinylTarget-Exclusive Rose Pink Vinyl, with two bonus digital tracks; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Dreamsicle VinylAmazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Concord
SHAED“Spinning Out” (indie pop trio’s second album; producers: Justin Gammella, Mike Del Rio, SHAED; new single: “Rocket in the Sky”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) BMG Rights Management
$UICIDEBOY$“New World Depression” (New Orleans rap duo’s fourth album; new single: “Us vs. Them”; See here; Green Vinyl; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Heavy Metal Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) G59 Records
Meghan Trainor“Timeless” (Grammy-winning pop star’s sixth album; new single: “Been Like This,” feat. T-Pain; See here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with one extra track; Clear Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Epic
Various artists“The Notebook (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (musical adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel of the same title officially opened at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on March 14; music and lyrics by singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson; cast: Jordan Tyson, Joy Woods, Maryann Plunkett, John Cardoza, Ryan Vasquez, Dorian Harewood, et al; See here; Read here; Download released on April 19) Atlantic

New Releases (Downloads)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
James Vincent McMorrow“Wide Open, Horses” (Irish singer-songwriter’s seventh album; producer: McMorrow; new single: “Give Up”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) Nettwerk
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes“¡Blow it…at Madison’s Quinceañera!” (concept album about the band crashing a quinceañera and performing; new single: a cover of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen”; Hear here; Apple Music; On Tour) Fat Wreck Chords
Mariah Parker“Windows Through Time” (with Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble; pianist-composer’s third album; producer: Parker) Third Journey Music
Fernando Perdomo“SELF” (See here) Spirit of Unicorn Music
Red Wanting Blue“Light It Up” (Columbus, OH, indie-rock band’s 13th album; producer: Red Wanting Blue; new single: “Light It Up”; Hear here; Apple Music) Blue Élan
David Serby“Low Hanging Stars” (L.A. alt-country artist’s sixth album and his first collection of new music in a decade; producer: Ed Tree; Hear here) Blackbird Record Label
Stumbleine“Deleted Scene” (British ambient artist’s eighth album; new single: “I Can Stop Anytime I Like”; Hear here; Apple Music) Monotreme
This Is Lorelei“Box for Buddy, Box for Star” (debut solo project from Nate Amos of Water From Your Eyes; new single: “Dancing in the Club”; See here; Amazon UK; Apple Music) Double Double Whammy

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
David Bowie“Rock ‘n’ Roll Star!” (five-CD, one-Blu-ray Audio box set tracing Bowie from February 1971 through the creation of his Ziggy Stardust persona, featuring U.K. radio sessions, TV performances, demos, outtakes, alternative versions, live tracks from his Oct. 1, 1972 show at Boston Music Hall, etc.; Vinyl, 14 alternative takes and mixes; Download; Apple Music; Merch) Rhino / Parlophone
Little Feat“Feats Don’t Fail Me Now (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (Triple CD; 1974 album, featuring “Oh Atlanta” and “Rock and Roll Doctor”; remastered from the original stereo tapes, with unreleaed alternate versions and album session outtakes, plus the previously unreleased “Live at L’Olympia, Paris, France, 2/1/1975”; Double Vinyl; On Tour) Rhino / Warner

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