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New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Jonny Benavidez “My Echo, Shadow and Me” (debut album from San Diego-based soulful Chicano artist, backed by Cold Diamond and Mink; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) (Timmion / Daptone)
Dale Ann Bradley “Kentucky For Me” (guests: Exile’s JP Pennington, Sam Bush, Larry Cordle, John Cowan, John Conlee, Danny Paisley, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, Dave Adkins, et al; Hear here) (Pinecastle)
Cable Ties “All Her Plans” (Melbourne, Australia, garage rock trio’s third album; new single: “Time for You”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) (Merge)
Candlebox “Live at the Neptune” (November 2021 show in Seattle, featuring all original band members; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Pavement Entertainment)
Kelly Clarkson “chemistry” (her first album in six years; guests: Steve Martin, Sheila E.; new singles: “mine” and “me”; See here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with alternate cover; Vinyl; Target-Exclusive Opaque Orchid Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) (Atlantic)
Lloyd Cole “On Pain” (his 12th solo album features four songs co-written with fellow Commotions Blair Cowan and Neil Clark; producer: Chris Merrick Hughes; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (earMUSIC)
Stewart Copeland “Police Deranged for Orchestra” (drummer revisits Police hits, newly arranged for full orchestra alongside bassist Armand Sabal Lecco, guitarist Rusty Anderson and vocalists Amy Keys, Carmel Helene, and Ashley Támar; producers: Copeland, Edwin Outwater, Craig Stuart Garfinkle; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Shelter / BMG Rights Management)
Albert Hammond Jr. “Melodies on Hiatus” (The Strokes guitarist’s fifth solo album; guests: GoldLink, Rainsford, Steve Stevens, Matt Helders; new single: “100-99”; Hear here; Read here; Orange with Magenta & Black Splatter Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Red Bull)
Ayron Jones “Chronicles of the Kid” (new single: “Blood in the Water”; See here; Read here; Turquoise Vinyl out July 21; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (John Varvatos Records / Big Machine Label Group)
Coi Leray “COI” (guests: David Guetta, Saucy Santana, Giggs, Lola Brooke, Skillibeng; new single: “Run It Up”; Hear here; Download; On Tour) (Uptown / Republic)
Lunice (Montreal electronic artist) “OPEN” (collaborators: Cali Cartier, Stargate, Zach Zoya, Yuki Dreams Again, Jay Century, DAGR, DRTWRK; new single: “No Commas”; See here; Blue Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) (LuckyMe)
Midnight Callers “Rattled Humming Heart” (NYC band’s second album; producer: Kurt Reil; new single: “Baby Let Me Be”; Vinyl) (Jem)
Militarie Gun “Life Under the Gun” (new single: “Very High”; See here; Translucent Cobalt Blue Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) (Loma Vista Recordings / Concord)
Jason Mraz “Mystical Magical Rhythmical Radical Ride” (new single: “I Feel Like Dancing”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Interrabang / BMG Rights Management)
Nat Myers “Yellow Peril” (Korean-American blues poet’s debut album; producer: Dan Auerbach; new single: “Pray for Rain”; See here; Green & Black Marble Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) (Easy Eye Sound / Concord)
Bobbie Nelson and Amanda Shires “Loving You” (recorded before Nelson’s death in March 2022; producers: Shires, Lawrence Rothman; new single: “Summertime,” feat. Willie Nelson; See here; White Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) (Silver Knife / ATO)
Maisie Peters “The Good Witch” (new single: “Body Better”; See here; Read here; Snake Bite Red Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Gingerbread Man / Elektra)
Kim Petras “Feed the Beast” (her debut album, including former No. 1 “Unholy”; guests: Sam Smith, Nicki Minaj; new single: “Alone”; Read here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Amigo / Republic)
Portugal. The Man “Chris Black Changed My Life” (their first album since 2017, dedicated to the honorary band member who died in May 2019; producer: Jeff Bhasker; new single: “Dummy”; See here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Atlantic)
Tommy Prine “This Far South” (debut album from the 27-year-old son of the late John Prine; producers: Ruston Kelly, Gena Johnson; new single: “This Far South”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Nameless Knight / Thirty Tigers)
Ryuichi Sakamoto “12” (his 12th and final album, released digitally on Jan. 17, two months before his death from cancer; written and recorded in Tokyo during his fight with cancer throughout 2021-2022, each song numbered for its recording date; Vinyl; Download) (Milan)
Lucy Spraggan “Balance” (British singer-songwriter’s seventh album; producer: Philip Magee; new single: “OCD”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Crtl)
Straight No Chaser “Yacht on the Rocks” (a cappella group covers ’70s/’80s hits like “Escape (The Pina Colada Song),” “What a Fool Believes,” “Lido Shuffle,” “After the Love Has Gone,” etc., plus a mashup of Toto hits, titled “Waves of Toto,” featuring David Paich; producer: Yacht Rock Revue leader Nicholas Niespodziani; Hear here; Vinyl out Aug. 25; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Arts Music / Rhino)
Swans “The Beggar” (new single: “Paradise Is Mine”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK) (Young God)
Trophy Eyes “Suicide and Sunshine” (producer: Shane Edwards; new single: “What Hurts the Most”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Hopeless)
Valley “Lost in Translation” (Toronto alt-pop band’s second album; new single: “Break for You”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Capitol)
M. Ward “supernatural thing” (guests: Neko Case, Jim James, First Aid Kit, Shovels & Rope, Kelly Pratt, Gabriel Kahane, Scott McMicken; new single: “supernatural thing”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
The Watson Twins “Holler” (producer: Butch Walker; new single: “Two Timin'”; Vinyl; Download) (Bloodshot)
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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Ativin (Nashville-based post-rock band) “Austere” (new single: “Haunt Blue”; See here) (Joyful Noise Recordings / FONORADAR Records)
Big Freedia “Central City” (New Orleans bounce artist’s first album in nine years; guests: Lil Wayne, Ciara, Faith Evans, Kelly Price, Sonyae, et al; new single: “Bigfoot”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) (Queen Diva Music)
The Final Clause of Tacitus “The Oxygen Is Killing You” (Reading-based funk-rock quartet’s self-produced EP) (Remus)
Hudi “Holy Smokes!” (L.A.-based rapper’s debut mixtape; new single: “Holy Smokes!”; See here; Apple Music) (Hudi)
Cody Lawless “Sunshine State of a Happy Camper” (producers: Lawless, KULTARGOTBOUNCE; new single: “Get There, Stay There”; Hear here; Apple Music) (MNRK Music Group)
Salim Nourallah “A Nuclear Winter” (Dallas indie-pop singer-songwriter’s eighth album; co-produced with The Church founding member Marty Willson-Piper; new single: “Loved By You”; See here) (Happiness [A Record Label] / State Fair Records)
Jake Owen “Loose Cannon” (new singles: “On the Boat Again,” “Solo, Solo,” “Nothing,” “Hot Truck Beer”; Read here; On Tour) (Big Loud)
The Tomb Tones “Ghost of Toast” (new single: “Wormhole”; Hear here) (Rigor Mortis Records)
Various artists “Growin’ Up Country Vol. One” (contributors: Mickey Guyton, RaeLynn, et al; first single: Brett Young’s “ILY [Family]”; See here; Read here) (Platoon)
Elijah Wolf “Forgiving Season” (Brooklyn-based artist’s third album; producer: Sam Cohen; guests: Josh Jaeger, Photay; new single: “Fading”; Hear here; See here) (Mtn Laurel Recording Co.)
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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Bad Manners “The Singles 1980-89” (three CDs, 63 songs; Read here; Amazon UK) (Pressure Drop / Cherry Red)
Eric Clapton “The Definitive 24 Nights” (1991 live album, expanded to six-CD, three-Blu-ray box set; Read here; Vinyl, eight-LP + three-Blu-ray box set; Amazon UK; Download) (Reprise)
Ani DiFranco “Little Plastic Castle (25th Anniversary Edition)” (1998 album, featuring “Glass House,” which earned DiFranco a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Female Vocalist; it was her highest-charting album of her career, reaching No. 22 on the Billboard 200 chart; remastered by Heba Kadry, with three bonus tracks mixed by Tchad Blake; Double Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Righteous Babe)
Dawn Landes “Bluebird (10th Anniversary Edition)” (2014 album; Vinyl; Amazon UK) (Missing Piece)
Little Feat “Sailin’ Shoes (Deluxe Edition)” (1972 album; two-CD set; remastered, with outtakes, rarities and a previously unreleased live show recorded at the Palladium in L.A. on Aug. 28, 1971; Triple Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) , “Dixie Chicken (Deluxe Edition)” (1973 album; two-CD set; remastered, with alternate versions and previously unreleased live set recorded at Paul’s Mall in Boston on March 1, 1973; Amazon UK; Triple Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Rhino / Warner)
Lloyds “Attitude Check” (20-track compilation features nine early-’80s studio cuts and 11 live recordings from the San Francisco new wave band; Hear here; Amazon UK; Download) (Liberation Hall)
Johnny Mathis “Different Kinda Different / Friends In Love / Live / Special Part Of Me” (1980, 1982 and 1984 albums on two CDs; remastered; Amazon UK; On Tour) (BGO)
Charles Mingus “Changes: The Complete 1970s Atlantic Studio Recordings” (seven-CD box set; Hear here; Vinyl, eight-LP box set; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) (Rhino / Atlantic)
Matt Monro “The Complete EMI Recordings 1971-1984” (four-CD, 91-song clamshell box set includes previously released and unreleased outtakes and alternate versions, plus jingles and a pair of previously unheard live recordings from Australia in 1981; remastered from the original master tapes by Richard Moore at Mint Audio; Read here; Amazon UK) (Strawberry / Cherry Red)
Gary Moore “The Sanctuary Years 1999-2004” (four-CD box set includes four studio albums, plus bonus material, 5.1 mixes of “Back to the Blues,” interviews on a Blu-ray disc, etc.; Amazon UK) (BMG Rights Management)
Les Paul and Mary Ford “How High the Moon … Their U.S. Top 20 Hits” (33 songs on one CD) (Jasmine)
Sonny Rollins “Go West! The Contemporary Records Albums” (three-CD set includes two complete albums, 1957’s “Way Out West” and 1958’s “Sonny Rollins and The Contemporary Leaders,” plus “Contemporary Alternate Takes”; Triple Vinyl, remastered by Bernie Grundman; Download released on March 17; Apple Music) (Craft Recordings / Concord)
Arthur Russell “Picture of Bunny Rabbit” (nine-track collection of unreleased mid-1980s recordings, including “The Boy With a Smile”; Hear here; Read here; Apple Music) (Audika)
Various artists “We’re an American Band: A Journey Through the USA Hard Rock Scene 1967-1973” (three-CD collection charts the birth and early development of American hard rock, featuring tracks by Vanilla Fudge, Steppenwolf, Blue Cheer, Iron Butterfly, Alice Cooper, The Stooges, MC5, et al; Read here; Amazon UK) (Grapefruit / Cherry Red)
Various artists “Written In Their Soul: The Stax Songwriter Demos” (seven-CD box set includes 146 demos – 140 previously unreleased – from Stax’s roster of songwriters, including Eddie Floyd, Bettye Crutcher, Homer Banks, William Bell, et al; Hear here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) (Craft Recordings / Concord)
The Weather Girls & Martha Wash “Carry On: The Deluxe Collection 1982-1992” (four-CD set includes their three Columbia albums and Wash’s RCA debut solo LP, with 22 bonus tracks, including rare single edits, extended versions, club mixes, etc.; Read here; Amazon UK) (SoulMusic / Cherry Red)
Wye Oak “Every Day Like the Last: Collected Singles 2019-2023” (nine-track collection; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) (Merge)

Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Dream Syndicate “The Days of Wine and Roses (40th Anniversary Expanded Edition)” (1982 album; 54 songs from the original lineup, including 10 rarities and 31 never-released recordings; Hear here; Apple Music) (Fire America)

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