New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Amazons (U.K. alt-rock band) “Future Dust” (producer: Catherine Marks; new single: “Doubt It”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Island)
Philip Bailey “Love Will Find a Way” (guests: Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington,, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Bilal, Casey Benjamin, Lionel Loueke, Kendrick Scott, Derrick Hodge; first single: a cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “Billy Jack”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Verve)
Black Pumas (Austin-based beat-heavy psychedelic soul project led by Eric Burton and former Grupo Fantasma guitarist Adrian Quesada) “Black Pumas” (first single: “Black Moon Rising”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (ATO)
Collective Soul “Blood” (their 10th studio album; first single: “Right As Rain”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour, with Gin Blossoms; Merch) (Fuzze-Flex / ADA)
Drivin N Cryin “Live the Love Beautiful” (producer: Aaron Lee Tasjan; guests: Elizabeth Cook, the McCrary Sisters; first single: “Step by Step”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Drivin N Cryin)
Fruit Bats “Gold Past Life” (first single: “The Bottom of It”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Merge)
Hatchie (Australian singer-songwriter/bassist Harriette Pilbeam) “Keepsake” (first single: “Without a Blush”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour, with Girlpool) (Double Double Whammy)
Hollywood Vampires (Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp) “Rise” (includes covers of David Bowie’s “Heroes,” Jim Carroll Band’s “People Who Died” and Johnny Thunders’ “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory”; producers: Tommy Henriksen, The Hollywood Vampires; first single: “Who’s Laughing Now”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (earMUSIC)
Holy Ghost! “Work” (the electronic duo’s first album in five years; guests: Sinkane’s Ahmed Gallab, Juan Maclean, LCD Soundsystem’s Nancy Whang, Rob Moose, Alex Epton; new single: “Escape From Los Angeles”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (West End – the label’s first full-length LP release in more than 30 years)
Hot Chip “A Bath Full of Ecstasy” (producers: Philippe Zdar, Rodaidh McDonald; first single: “Hungry Child”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Domino)
Injury Reserve (hip-hop trio) “Injury Reserve” (guests: Freddie Gibbs, Aminé, Rico Nasty, Pro Teens, JPEGMAFIA, Cakes Da Killa, etc.; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Seneca Village / Loma Vista Recordings)
Jim Lauderdale “From Another World” (Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Yep Roc)
Los Straitjackets “Channel Surfing” (four-song EP features cover of TV theme songs for “Game of Thrones,” “The Andy Griffith Show,” “Ken Burns’ The Civil War” and a medley of “Dancing with the Stars” and “Sex and the City”; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour, with Nick Lowe) (Yep Roc)
Mannequin Pussy “Patience” (producer: Will Yip; first single: “Drunk II”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Epitaph)
Chuck Mead (neo-traditional honky tonker, formerly of BR5-49) “Close to Home” (producer; Matt Ross-Spang; recorded at Sam Phillips Recording Studios in Memphis; first single: “Big Bear in the Sky”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Plowboy)
Buddy & Julie Miller “Breakdown On 20th Ave. South” (their first album together in nearly 10 years; producer: Buddy Miller; first single: “Spittin’ On Fire”; Hear here; NPR’s All Songs Considered; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (New West)
Willie Nelson “Ride Me Back Home” (producer: Buddy Cannon; guests: Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson; first single: “Ride Me Back Home”; Hear here; Vinyl; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Gold Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Legacy Recordings)
The Ocean Blue “Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thieves” (the dream pop legends’ first album in six years; first single: “Kings and Queens”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Korda)
Himesh Patel “Yesterday (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (British comedy, which opens June 28, stars Patel as a musician who suffers a mysterious global blackout after an accident and finds himself in a world where he is the only person who remembers The Beatles and then becomes famous for performing their songs and taking credit for writing them; Lily James, Kate McKinnon and Ed Sheeran also star; score composer and producer: Daniel Pemberton; See here; Target-Exclusive CD, with one extra song; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; Fandango) (Capitol)
‹PIG› “Candy” (featuring covers of Prince, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, INXS, Kylie Minogue, Spice Girls, Hall & Oates, etc.; producer: Eden Martin; guest: Sasha Grey; See here) (Armalyte Industries)
The Raconteurs “Help Us Stranger” (their first album since 2008; producers: The Raconteurs; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Third Man)
Mark Ronson “Late Night Feelings” (guests: Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus, Camila Cabello, Lykke Li, Angel Olsen, Yebba, King Princess, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (RCA)
Titus Andronicus “An Obelisk” (producer: Bob Mould; first single: “[I Blame] Society”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Merge)
Two Door Cinema Club “False Alarm” (producer: Jacknife Lee; new single: “Talk”; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Glassnote)
Aaron Watson “Red Bandana” (producers: Watson, Jordan Lehning; first single: “Kiss That Girl Goodbye”; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Big Label)
Will Young “Lexicon” (first single: “All the Songs”; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Cooking Vinyl)
Other Notable Releases
“The Change,” Awake At Last (Outerloop)
“Bird Songs of a Killjoy,” Bedouine (Spacebomb)
“Schlagenheim,” Black Midi (Rough Trade)
“Heavy,” The Bloody Beetroots (Fuzz o rama)
“Californism,” Cherokee (Cherokee)
“I’m Not Finished,” Bart Crow (Beryn Art)
“Vol. 1,” Cuja (Queen of Swords)
“A Higher Place,” Diplomats of Solid Sound (Pravda)
“Ram Dass: Chapter III,” East Forest & Ram Dass (Aquilo)
“Stampede,” (Hed) P.E. (Pavement Music)
“I’m Alive,” Robert Johnson (Burger)
“Invocations / Conversations,” JR JR (Love Is EZ)
“Dawn,” SG Lewis (Casablanca / Republic)
“Some Legacy,” Billy Liar (Red Scare Industries)
“Lightning Born,” Lightning Born (Ripple Music)
“Lipphead,” Lipphead (YHS)
“Back to the Country,” Merle Monroe (Pinecastle)
“VWETO II,” Georgia Anne Muldrow (Mello Music Group)
“Atlantic Oscillations,” Quantic (Tru Thoughts)
“Out of the Sky,” Sunny Leigh Shipley (Mailboat)
“True Western Doom,” Sonoran Rebel Black Magick (New Density)
“Supernatural,” Max Styler (Dim Mak)
“Grave Blockers,” THEE OH SEES (Castleface)
“The One,” Trina (Rockstarr Music Group)
“Reason,” Unspoken (Centricity Music)
“10 Years of Monkeytown Records,” various artists (Monkeytown)
“This Is the Town: A Tribute to Nilsson, Volume 2,” various artists (The Royal Potato Family)
“Toy Story 4 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack),” various artists (Walt Disney)
“Great Admirer,” Wild Yaks (Ernest Jenning Record Co.)
“Add,” Keller Williams (Freeky Discc)
“This Little Town,” The W Lovers (Lovewood Music)
“650LUC: Gangsta Grillz,” YFN Lucci (Think It’s A Game / Warner)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Pony Bradshaw (singer-songwriter James Bradshaw) “Sudden Opera” (producer: Gary Paczosa; first single: “10×10”; See here; CD, out June 28; iTunes) (Rounder)
Erin Durant “Islands” (producers: Durant, TV On The Radio’s Kyp Malone; new single: “Islands”; Hear here; CD, out June 28; iTunes) (Keeled Scales)
iLoveMakonnen “M3” (six-song EP; new single: “Drunk on Saturday”; See here; On Tour) (Warner)
Rich Mahan (Nashville roots rocker) “Hot Chicken Wisdom” (producer: Mahan; guests: Bekka Bramlett, PT Gazell, Mark T Jordan, Dave Roe; first single: “Boots Off”; iTunes; On Tour) (Snortin’ Horse)
Reckless Kelly “Bulletproof Live” (a live recording of the Austin country-rock band’s seminal album “Bulletproof” that was recorded in July/August 2018 in celebration of the LP’s 10th anniversary; first single: “You Don’t Have to Stay Forever [Live]”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (No Big Deal / Thirty Tigers)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Glen Campbell “The Legacy [1971-2017]” (four-CD, 78-song box set) (Capitol Nashville / UMe)
Def Leppard “Def Leppard – Volume Two” (seven-CD box set features “Adrenalize,” “Retro Active,” “Slang” and “Euphoria,” plus “Rarities” Vols. 2-4, compiled by lead singer Joe Elliott; remastered by Ronan McHugh at Joe’s Garage and cut by Greg Moore; Read here; Vinyl, 10-LP, 180-gram vinyl box set; On Tour; Merch) (Mercury / UMe)
Bill Evans “Smile With a Heart: The Best of Bill Evans on Resonance” (12 songs) (Resonance)
Sachiko Kanenobu “Misora” (1972 album; remastered from original analog master tapes; Hear/read here; Vinyl) (Light in the Attic)
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper “A Star Is Born (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Deluxe Box Set]” (2018 album; two-LP set, gold-colored vinyl, with standard CD, lyric journal, five posters, four pieces of sheet music, 10 lithos and two glossy 8×10 publicity photos; See here) (Interscope / UMe)
Prince “Originals” (14 previously unreleased Prince demos of songs he wrote for other artists; this collection, selected by Troy Carter, on behalf of The Prince Estate, and Jay Z, first streamed exclusively on Tidal for 14 days, starting June 7; See here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with a bonus Cinematic Mix of “Nothing Compares 2 U”; Vinyl; Vinyl + CD Deluxe Edition; Download; iTunes; Merch) (Rhino / NPG / Warner)
James & Bobby Purify “I’m Your Puppet: The Complete Bell Recordings 1966-1969” (two CDs, 38 songs) (SoulMusic / Cherry Red)
Sha Na Na “50th Anniversary: Commemorative Edition” (12 previously unreleased live tracks, plus three bonus original studio cuts; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (The Gold Label)
Travis “The Man Who (20th Anniversary Edition)” (1999 album; remastered, with 19 bonus B-sides; See here; Vinyl), “Live at Glastonbury ’99” (previously unreleased 16-song set; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Craft Recordings / Concord)

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Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Boom Crash Opera “Boom Crash Opera” (1987 album; See here), “These Here Are Crazy Times” (1989 album; See here) (Warner Music Group / X5 Music Group)

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DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio/label:
The Rolling Stones “Bridges To Bremen [DVD + CD]” (full-length show on the fifth and final leg of the band’s Bridges To Babylon Tour, filmed at the German city’s Weserstadion on Sept. 2, 1998; See here; Blu-ray + CD, with four bonus tracks from their Soldier Field performances in Chicago; Vinyl; Merch) (Eagle Rock)
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