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New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Ashe “Ashlyn” (guests: Niall Horan, FINNEAS; new single: “I’m Fine”; See here; Cassette; Clear Vinyl, out Aug. 27; Download, released on May 7; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Mom+Pop Music)
Jonathan Edwards “Right Where I Am” (Hear here) » BUY NOW (Rising Records)
Cola Boyy (aka L.A.-based Matthew Urango) “Prosthetic Boombox” (his debut album; guests: The Avalanches, Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT, John Carroll Kirby, Nicolas Godin of Air, Patrick Wimberly from Chairlift, Corentin “nit” Kerdraon, etc.; new single: “Don’t Forget Your Neighborhood”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Record Makers / MGMT Records)
Evolfo (Brooklyn psych-rockers) “Site Out of Mind” (producer: co-founder Rafferty Swink; new single: “Let Go”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Target) » BUY NOW (Royal Potato Family)
Fear Factory “Aggression Continuum” (their final record with Burton C. Bell on vocals; first single: “Disruptor”; Hear here; Grey & Light Blue Splatter Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (Nuclear Blast)
Rory Feek “Gentle Man” (his first solo album and his first recordings since his wife Joey’s death in 2016; includes a cover of “The Times They Are A-Changin'”; guests: Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood, Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, Lee Ann Womack, Ben Isaacs, Mike Rogers, etc.; See here; Read here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Gaither Music Group)
Paula Fuga (one of Hawaii’s top female musicians) “Rain on Sunday” (producer: Mike Love; new single: “If Ever”, with Jack Johnson and Ben Harper; See here; Download) » BUY NOW (Brushfire / Republic)
Natalie Gelman “Moth to the Flame” (producer: Charlie Midnight; new single: “Heavy, Heavy Heart”; Hear here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Blue Élan)
Amy Helm “What the Flood Leaves Behind” (recorded at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock; producer: Josh Kaufman; new single: “Breathing”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (BMG Rights Management)
Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey “Our Back Pages” (new arrangements of songs by The dB’s; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Omnivore Recordings)
The Interrupters “Live in Tokyo!” (See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Hellcat)
K.C. Jones (Louisiana songwriter) “Queen of the In Between” (new single: “Heat Rises”; Hear/Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (K.C. Jones Music)
Amythyst Kiah “Wary + Strange” (debut album from Our Native Daughters member; recorded at L.A.’s Sound City Studios, with a musical A-Team that included guitarist Blake Mills, keyboardist Ethan Gruska and pedal steel player Rich Hinman; producer: Tony Berg; new single: “Wild Turkey”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Rounder)
Kid Creole and the Coconuts “Nothin’ Left but the Rest” (See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (2C2C Music)
Angélique Kidjo “Mother Nature” (producers: Kel P, James Poyser of The Roots, Vtek, Rexxie, Synematik, Blue Lab Beats, Dany Synthé; guests: Shungudzo, Yemi Alade, Mr. Eazi, Salif Keita, Burna Boy, Zeynab, Lionel Loueke, Sampa The Great, Blue Lab Beats, Ghetto Boy, EARTHGANG, -M-; new single: “Africa, One of a Kind”; See here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Verve)
Kings of Convenience “Peace or Love” (the Norwegian duo’s first new music in 12 years; guest: Feist; new single: “Rocky Trail”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Virgin)
Benjamin Francis Leftwich “To Carry a Whale” (new single: “Cherry in Tacoma”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Dirty Hit / Interscope)
Neonfly (U.K. metallers) “The Future, Tonight” (producer: Romesh Dodangoda; with keyboards and orchestra arranged by Miro Rodenberg; new single: “The Future, Tonight,” feat. Björn “Speed” Strid of Soilwork; See here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Noble Demon)
Rebelution “In the Moment” (guests: Durand Jones, Keznamdi, Kabaka Pyramid, Busy Signal; new single: “Old School Feeling”; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (Easy Star)
SEVENTEEN “Your Choice [One Side Version]” (the K-pop group’s eighth mini album, with extras; Read here; Beside Version; Other Side Version; Target-Exclusive CD, with a random mixture of all three versions, with a bonus postcard) » BUY NOW (PLEDIS Entertainment / Universal)
Styx “Crash of the Crown” (producer: Will Evankovich; first single: “Crash of the Crown”; Hear here; Black Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (Alpha Dog 2T / UMe)
Rosie Tucker “Sucker Supreme” (new single: “Barbara Ann”; See here; Vinyl; Download, released on April 30; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Epitaph)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Country Volume 14” (14 songs, featuring hits by Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, etc.; Download) » BUY NOW (NOW Music)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Joan Armatrading “Consequences” (first single: “Already There”; Hear here; CD and Vinyl out Aug. 13; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (BMG Rights Management)
Azure Ray “Remedy” (the duo’s first album in 11 years; producer: Brandon Walters; first single: “Remedy”; Hear here; Read here) » BUY NOW (Flower Moon)
Mykki Blanco “Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep” (guests: Blood Orange, Kari Faux, God Colony, Jamila Woods, Jay Cue, Bruno Ribeiro, Big Freedia; new single: “Love Me”; Hear here; Read here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Transgressive)
Blurry The Explorer (art-rock supergroup) “Blurry The Explorer” (feat. Jeremy Gustin, Ricardo Dias Gomes, Ryan Dugré and Leo Abrahams; new single: “Limited By Jelly”; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Peppermint Olive)
Briars of North America “Supermoon” (new single: “Same Old Lady”; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Brassland)
Country Westerns “Country Westerns” (four-song EP, featuring covers of Jad Fair and Norman Blake, Richard & Linda Thompson and Dead Moon; first single: “Undeletable”; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Fat Possum)
Crobot “Rat Child” (four-song EP; guests: Frank Bello, Steel Panther’s Stix Zadina, Light the Torch’s Howard Jones; first single: “Mountain”; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Mascot / Mascot Label Group)
Dream Racer (California pop punk quartet) “Gloomy Eyes” (four-song debut EP; new single: “Let’s Go Home”; See here) » BUY NOW (Dream Racer)
H.E.R. “Back of My Mind” (guests: Chris Brown, Lil Baby, DJ Khaled, Bryson Tiller, Ty Dolla $ign, Cordae, Thunderecat. Yung Bleu; new single: “We Made It”; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (MBK Entertainment / RCA)
HorrorPops “Live at the Wiltern” (See here; Vinyl; Blu-ray + DVD) » BUY NOW (Cleopatra)
Mcclendon “Mcclendon” (eight-song EP; producer: Mcclendon) » BUY NOW (Mcclendon, June 22)
Seth Sentry “Super Cool Tree House” (the Australian hip-hop artist’s first album in six years; new single: “Castlevania”; See here; Read here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (High Score / Universal Music Australia)
Robyn Sherwell “Unfold” (producers: Sherwell, Jonas Jalhay; new single: “Bare Minimum”; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Robyn Sherwell)
Shungudzo “I am not a mother, but I have children” (13 songs and three poetic interludes; new single: “There’s only so much a soul can take”; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Svikiro Records / Young Forever / BMG Rights Management)
Silly Boy Blue “Breakup Songs” (Paris-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Ana Benabdelkarim’s debut album; music rearranged under the direction of French American prodigy conductor Uèle Lamore; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Columbia France)
Cher Strauberry “Chering Is Caring” (described as “an immersive alt zine meets a DIY punk show meets an audio diary [recorded nearly entirely on a microcassette player & walkman]”; first single: “Down n Out”; See here; Vinyl; Cassette; Apple Music) (Silver Arrow)
Ten City “Judgement” (the first album in 25 years from the Chicago R&B and house vocal group led by Byron Stingily and Marshall Jefferson; new single: a rework of their 1987 classic, “Devotion”; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Ultra)
Various artists “Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack” (executive produced by Tyler Bates; featuring tracks by Mastodon, Rise Against, Chelsea Wolfe, Grey Daze, etc.; Hear here; CD and Vinyl out July 16; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Blue Vinyl, with trading card and poster; Merch) » BUY NOW (Loma Vista Recordings / Concord)
Wild Up (L.A.-based musical collective) “Julius Eastman Vol. 1: Femenine” (See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (New Amsterdam)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Allman Brothers Band “Bear’s Sonic Journals: Fillmore East, February 1970 (Deluxe Edition)” (three-CD set, offering the complete recordings from Feb. 11, 13-14, 1970, with expanded booklet) » BUY NOW (Allman Brothers Band Recording Company)
Mel Brooks “Mel Brooks’ Greatest Hits” (1978 album; remastered) » BUY NOW (Wounded Bird)
Bulletboys “The Warner Albums 1988-1993” (three CDs; with bonus tracks; Read here) » BUY NOW (HNE / Cherry Red)
Don Cherry “The Summer House Sessions” (recorded July 20, 1968 at Kummelnäs, Sweden by Göran Freese; Vinyl) » BUY NOW (Blank Forms Editions)
Julie Driscoll “1969” (1971 album; remasatered) » BUY NOW (Greyscale)
Grand Funk Railroad “The Complete Warner Recordings” (1981’s “Grand Funk Lives” and 1983’s “What’s Funk” on one CD, with one bonus track, “Let It Happen”; Merch) » BUY NOW (Wounded Bird)
Holly and the Italians “The Right to Be Italian” (1981 album, produced by Richard Gottehrer, and featuring the original “Tell That Girl to Shut Up”; remastered; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Wounded Bird)
Joe Jackson, Todd Rundgren & Ethel “State Theater New Jersey 2005” (31 songs on two audio discs and a DVD; Download) » BUY NOW (Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
Kleeer “The Atlantic Collection 1979-1985” (eight-CD box set contains seven full-length albums, plus a bonus disc of 12-inch and 7-inch versions; Read here) » BUY NOW (Robinsongs / Cherry Red)
Lady Gaga “Born This Way The Tenth Anniversary” (2011 album; the original LP, with six alternate versions reimagined by LGBTQIA+ artists and advocates, including Big Freedia’s version of “Judas”; Hear here; Read here) » BUY NOW (Interscope)
Jaime Laredo “The Complete RCA and Columbia Album Collection” (23-CD box set) » BUY NOW (Sony Classical)
The Merseybeats “I Stand Accused: The Complete Merseybeats & Merseys Sixties Recordings” (two CDs, 63 songs; Read here) » BUY NOW (Grapefruit / Cherry Red)
Riccardo Muti “Riccardo Muti: The Complete Warner Symphonic Recordings” (91-CD box set, spanning from 1973 to 2007) » BUY NOW (Warner Classics)
Small Faces “The Complete Atlantic Recordings” (1977’s “Playmates” and 1978’s “78 in the Shade” on one CD, with two bonus tracks) » BUY NOW (Wounded Bird)
Ten Years After “1967-1974” (10-CD box set features eight Chrysalis and Deram-era studio albums, one live album and a bonus disc of unheard recordings from 1972 called “The Cap Ferrat Sessions,” which has been newly mixed by Chris Kimsey) » BUY NOW (Chrysalis)
Various artists “Alligator Records: 50 Years of Genuine Houserockin’ Music” (three-CD, 58-song label retrospective; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Alligator)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Country Classics ’00s” (featuring hits by Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, etc.) » BUY NOW (NOW Music)
Joe Vitale “Roller Coaster Weekend / Plantation Harbor” (1974 and 1981 albums on one CD; remastered) » BUY NOW (Wounded Bird)
The Whispers “The Definitive Collection 1972-1987” (four-CD box set covers their Janus and Solar song catalogs; Read here) » BUY NOW (Robinsongs / Cherry Red)
Dennis Yost & The Classics IV “Very Best of Dennis Yost & The Classics IV” (30 songs from their Imperial and MGM catalog on one CD; remastered; Track List) » BUY NOW (Classics France)
Frank Zappa “Zappa ’88: The Last U.S. Show” (final U.S. concert at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY, on March 25, 1988, featuring the first official release of the much-talked-about “The Beatles Medley”; newly mixed by Craig Parker Adams from the 48-track digital master tapes; Read here; Vinyl, four-LP box set; Download; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (Zappa / UMe)

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Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Getting The Fear “Death Is Bigger: 1984-85” (12-song collection; See here; Vinyl; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Dais)
Muse “Origin of Symmetry (XX Anniversary RemiXX)” (new remixes of their 2001 album, with producer Rich Costey, along with “Futurism,” originally a bonus track on the album’s Japanese release; Vinyl, out July 9; Hear here; Merch) » BUY NOW (Warner)

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