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New Releases: June 28, 2024

Robert Jon & The Wreck

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New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTIST TITLE LABEL
Marsha Ambrosius “CASABLANCO” (her fourth album and first since 2018; producer: Dr. Dre; new single: “One Night Stand”; Hear here; Gold Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Aftermath / Interscope
Anvil “One and Only” (metal legends’ 20th album; new single: “Feed Your Fantasy”; See here; Gold Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) AFM
Omar Apollo “God Said No” (Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter’s second album; contributors: Teo Halm, Blake Slatkin, Carter Lang, Dylan Wiggins, Oscar Santander, et al; guests: Mustafa, Pedro Pascal; new single: “Dispose of Me”; See here; Amazon-Exclusive Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Black Ice Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Warner
Gerry Beckley “Gerry Beckley” (America co-founder’s 10th solo album; new single: “Well Worn Shoes”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Blue Élan
Rory Block “Positively 4th Street: A Tribute to Bob Dylan” (new single: “Ring Them Bells”; See here; Download) Stony Plain
Boulevards “Carolina Funk: Barn Burner On Tobacco Road” (cosmic soul artist Jamil Rashad’d fifth album; producer: Sergio Rios; new single: “Run & Move”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Normaltown / New West
Kaitlin Butts “Roadrunner!” (Oklahoma native’s 17-song third album; producer: Oran Thornton; guests: Vince Gill, Cleto Cordero; new single: “Roadrunner”; See here; Red Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Soundly Music
Camila Cabello “C,XOXO” (her fourth album; new single: “HE KNOWS,” feat. Lil Nas X; See here; Read here; Sky Blue Vinyl; Target-Exclusive Silver Vinyl, with alternative artwork; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Interscope
Johnny Cash “Songwriter” (posthumous album of previously unreleased 11 songs recorded in 1993, stripped back to his vocals and guitar; producers: John Carter Cash, David Ferguson; contributors: Vince Gill, Dan Auerbach, Marty Stuart, Pete Abbott, Dave Roe, et al; new single: “Well Alright”; See here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with 12-song bonus disc; Vinyl; Amazon-Exclusive Clear Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Merch) Mercury Nashville / UMe
The Fabulous Thunderbirds “Struck Down” (their first album in eight years, celebrating their 50th anniversary; producers: frontman Kim Wilson, Steve Strongman, Glen Parrish; guests: Bonnie Raitt, Billy F. Gibbons, Mick Fleetwood, Keb’ Mo’, Taj Mahal, Elvin Bishop, Terrance Simien, Strongman; new single: “Payback Time”; Hear here; Vinyl; On Tour) Stony Plain
The Felice Brothers “Valley of Abandoned Songs” (recordings primarily from sessions for the band’s 2019 album, “Undress,” and 2023’s “Asylum on the Hill”; new single: “Flowers By the Roadside”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Million Stars
Lupe Fiasco “Samurai” (rapper’s ninth album; producer: Soundtrakk; new single: “Samurai”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) 1st & 15th / Thirty Tigers
Zachary Finnegan “Guidance & Gratitude” (Chicago-based trumpeter’s debut album; producer: Greg Ward II; See here) Shifting Paradigm
The Folk Implosion “Walk Thru Me” (their first album since 2003; producer: Scott Solter; new single: “Moonlit Kind”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Amazon UK; Apple Music) Joyful Noise Recordings
Aaron Frazer “Into the Blue” (Durand Jones & the Indications drummer and singer’s second solo album; producers: Frazer, Alex Goose; new singles: “Payback” and “Into the Blue”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Dead Oceans
Guided by Voices “Strut of Kings” (their 41st album; new single: “Serene King”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Rockathon / GBV Inc.
Hiatus Kaiyote “Love Heart Cheat Code” (Melbourne-basde jazz/funk band’s fourth album; new single: “Love Heart Cheat Code”; Hear here; Blue Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Brainfeeder / Ninja Tune
Eric Hilton (of Thievery Corporation) “Out of the Blur” (new single: “The Eternal Thrill”; Hear here; Clear Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) emeraldwave / Green Hill
Imagine Dragons “LOOM” (their sixth album; producers: Imagine Dragons, with Mattman and Robin; new single: “Eyes Closed”; See here; HMV-Exclusive CD, with one bonus track; Target-Exclusive CD, with alternative cover and bonus song; Translucent Coke Bottle Green Vinyl; Target-Exclusive Orange Vinyl, with alternative cover and bonus song; Amazon UK; DownloadApple Music; On Tour; Merch) KIDinaKORNER / Interscope
Robert Jon & The Wreck “Red Moon Rising” (producer: Kevin Shirley; new single: “Dragging Me Down”; See here; Red and Black Splatter Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Journeyman
Kaipa “Sommargryningsljus” (Swedish folkloric progressive rock band’s 15th album; new single: “Revelationview”; See here; Double Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) InsideOutMusic
Loma “How Will I Live Without a Body?” (art-rock trio’s third album and first since 2020; producers: Loma; new single: “How It Starts”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Sub Pop
The Del McCoury Band “Songs of Love and Life” (their first album in seven years; producers: Del and Ronnie McCoury; new single: “Just Because”; Hear here; Vinyl; On Tour) McCoury Music
Lorrie Morgan “Dead Girl Walking” (her first album of all original material since 2016; producer: Richard Landis, who died shortly before the LP was completed; new single: “Dead Girl Walking”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Cleopatra
Nothing More “Carnal” (San Antonio quartet’s seventh album; producer: WZRD BLD; guests: David Draiman, Eric Vanlerberghe of I Prevail, Sinizter; new single: “House on Sand”; Hear here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Better Noise Music
Madeleine Peyroux “Let’s Walk” (jazz singer’s ninth album and first in six years; she co-wrote all 10 songs with longtime collaborator Jon Herington; producer: Elliott Scheiner; new single: “Please Come On Inside”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Just One Recording, Inc. / Thirty Tigers
Prefuse 73 “New Strategies for Modern Crime Vol. 2” (electronic artist Guillermo Scott Herren’s first album since 2018; producer: Herren; new single: “Lion Chorus”; See here; Read here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Lex
Previous Industries “Service Merchandise” (debut album from Open Mike Eagle, STILL RIFT and Video Dave; new single: “Zayre”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Merge
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats “South of Here” (their fourth album; producer: Brad Cook; new single: “Heartless”; See here; Vinyl; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Opaque Blue Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Stax / Concord
Redd Kross “Redd Kross” (their eighth album and first in five years; 18 songs, marking the band’s 45th anniversary; new single: “Candy Coloured Catastrophe”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) In the Red
Scene Queen “Hot Singles in Your Area” (rock singer-songwriter Hannah Collins’ debut album; guests: WARGASM, 6arelyhuman; new single: “Whips and Chains”; Pink and Blue Swirl Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Hopeless
Austin Snell “Still Bleeding” (Nashville-based rockin’ country singer-songwriter’s debut album; producer: Andrew Baylis; new single: “So Can I”; Hear here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) River House Artists / Warner Music Nashville
Various artists “The Outsiders: A New Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (based on the novel by S.E. Hinton and Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 motion picture of the same name; music and lyrics by Jamestown Revival [Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance] and Justine Levine; cast: Brody Grant as Ponyboy Curtis, Sky Lakota-Lynch as Johnny Cade, Joshua Boone as Dallas Winston, Brent Comer as Darrel Curtis, Jason Schmidt as Sodapop Curtis, Emma Pittman as Cherry Valance and Daryl Tofa as Two-Bit; See here) Masterworks Broadway
The Warning “Keep Me Fed” (Mexican alternative sister trio’s fourth album; producers: Anton DeLost, Dan Lancaster; new singles: “Hell You Call a Dream” and “Qué Más Quieres”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Amazon UK; Apple Music; On Tour) LAVA / Republic
Washed Out “Notes from a Quiet Life” (Ernest Greene’s fifth album and first since 2020; new single: “The Hardest Part”; music video created using OpenAI’s Sora, See here; Read here; Yellow-Green Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Sub Pop

New Releases (Downloads)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
Gabriel Birnbaum“Patron Saint of Tireless Losers” (new single: “A Feeling Unbroken”; Hear here; Vinyl; Apple Music) Western Vinyl
Cek & The Stompers“Mr. Red” (producer: guitarist Luca Manenti; new single: “Juanita”; Hear here; Apple Music) Gulf Coast
Channel Tres“Head Rush” (Compton DJ-singer’s debut album; guests: Toro y Moi, Ty Dolla $ign, Teezo Touchdown, Thundercat, Watr, Estelle, Ravyn Lenae; new single: “Cactus Water”; See/Read here; Apple Music; On Tour) RCA
Lucky Daye“Algorithm” (Grammy-winning R&B artist’s third album; producers: Bruno Mars, D’Mile, Livvy Bennett, Michael B. Hunter; new single: “Soft”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour)Keep Cool / RCA
Dirty Three“Love Changes Everything” (Melbourne instrumental trio’s first album in 12 years; new single: “Love Changes Everything I”; See here; Read here; VinylAmazon UK; Apple Music) Drag City
Mabe Fratti“Sentir que no sabes” (new singles: “Kravitz” and “Pantalla Azul”; See here; Apple Music) Tin Angel / Unheard of Hope
Frances Forever“Lockjaw” (Boston-area singer-songwriter Frances Garrett’s debut album; producers: David Pramik, Sam de Jong; new single: “Troll”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) Mom+Pop
Dex Green“Imaginary War” (Nashville-based artist, multi-instrumentalist and producer’s debut album; new single: “Days Fly By”; See here; Apple Music)3Sirens Music Group
HUSHMONEY“HUSHMONEY” (L.A.-based band’s debut album; mixed and mastered by Will Yip; new single: “Same Thing [For Mojo],” feat. Sierra Kay; See here; Apple Music) Sunday Drive
Iron Horse“Pickin’ On The Doors” (Alabama bluegrass quartet covers 12 Doors songs; new single: “Break On Through [To the Other Side]”; See here; Apple Music) CMH
JXDN“WHEN THE MUSIC STOPS” (L.A.-based singer-songwriter Jaden Hossler’s sophomore album; producers: Travis Barker, Andrew Goldstein; new single: “WHAT THE HELL”; See here; Amazon UK; Apple Music) DTA / Elektra
Love Letter“Everyone Wants Something Beautiful” (producers: Love Letter; new single: “Misanthropic Holiday or Vacation”; Hear here; Apple Music) Iodine Recordings
Megan Thee Stallion“MEGAN” (her third album; producers: Bankroll Got It, Derrick Milano, Shawn “Source” Jarrett, LilJuMadeDaBeat; new single: “Boa”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour)Hot Girl Productions / Warner
MILLY“Your Own Becoming” (producer: Sonny DiPerri; new single: “Spilling Ink”; See here; Vinyl; Apple Music) Dangerbird
Sour Widows“Revival of a Friend” (California rock trio’s full-length debut album; producer: Maryam Qudus; new single: “Big Dogs”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Exploding in Sound
Superfan“Tow Truck Jesus” (singer-songwriter Kali Flanagan’s debut album; producer: Gabriel Wax; new single: “When You Come to LA”; Hear here; Apple Music; On Tour)Nettwerk
SUSS“Birds & Beasts” (NYC-based ambient trio’s fifth album; producers: SUSS; new single: “Flight”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Apple Music) Northern Spy
Virginity“Bad Jazz” (Central Florida indie/power punk band’s third full-length album; new singles: “Midweekend” and ” Swinging South”; See here; Vinyl; Rough Trade-Exclusive Red Inside Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl; Apple Music) Smartpunk
Alan Walker“A Little Too Late” (second solo album from former frontman of The Brilliant Mistakes; producer: Lincoln Schleifer; guests: Larry Campbell, Gary Sieger, Andy Burton, Teresa Williams, Lucy Kaplansky, Bill Holloman, Larry Etkin, Myron Lutzke, Jake Charkey; new single: “Twist of Fate”; Hear here) Aunt Mimi’s Records

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTIST TITLE LABEL
Alcatrazz “Rock Justice: Complete Recordings 1983-1986” (four-CD clamshell box set contains three studio albums and 12 bonus tracks, plus a disc of rare and unreleased material and mixes; Read here; Amazon UK) HNE Recordings / Cherry Red
Can “Can Live in Aston 1977” (Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Mute
Cranes “Collected Works Volume 1: 1989-1997” (six-disc box set of albums, B-sides, remixes, rarities and live recordings; Read here; Amazon UK; On Tour) Cherry Red
Richard “Dimples” Fields “The Albums 1980-1985” (triple-CD set includes five complete albums; Read here; Amazon UK) Robinsongs / Cherry Red
Jade Warrior “Borne on the Solar Wind: The Vertigo Albums” (three-CD clamshell box set containing albums from 1971 and 1972; Read here; Amazon UK) Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red
Ian Matthews “If You Saw Thro’ My Eyes / Tigers Will Survive” (1971 and 1972 albums on one CD; remastered, with one bonus track; Amazon UK) BGO
Charlie McCoy “The World of Charlie McCoy / The Nashville Hit Man / Charlie My Boy! / Harpin’ the Blues” (1968, 1974 and 1975 albums on two CDs; remastered; Amazon UK) BGO
Ratt “Rarities” (nine-song collection of demos and live recordings; Vinyl out July 5) Deadline Music
Sheila E. “The Glamorous Life” (1984 debut album, featuring the title track and “The Belle of St. Mark”; remastered, with a bonus club edit of the title track; Amazon UK; On Tour) Music on CD
The Spinners “Keep On Keepin’ On: The Atlantic Years (Phase Two: 1979-1984)” (seven-CD clamshell box set contains expanded editions of six albums, with 18 bonus tracks and the complete 1975 “Spinners Live!” album; remastered by Nick Robbins; Read here; Amazon UK; On Tour) SoulMusic / Cherry Red
Al Stewart “Past, Present & Future (50th Anniversary Edition)” (1973 album, featuring “Nostradamus” and “Roads to Moscow”; remastered from the original CBS master tapes; with three bonus tracks; Read here; Amazon UK; On Tour) Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red
Sister Rosetta Tharpe “The Singles Collection As & Bs 1939-1950” (three-CD, 78-track collection during her time on the Decca label; Amazon UK) Acrobat
Tanita Tikaram “The WEA / EastWest Albums 1988-1995” (five-CD, 81-track clamshell box set, with bonus tracks, including B-sides, radio edits, instrumentals, demos and original material; Read here; Amazon UK) Cherry Red
Two Tons O’ Fun “Get the Feeling: The Complete Fantasy/Honey Recordings” (Double CD; 26-song anthology of pre-Weather Girls Martha Wash and Izora Rhodes Armstead includes the duo’s two albums, plus single versions, remixes, and extended versions; Amazon UK) The Second Disc / Real Gone Music
Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees “The Hits Collection 1929-43” (three-CD, 67-track collection featuring releases on the Harmony, Victor, Columbia, Bluebird and Decca labels; Amazon UK) Acrobat
Gino Vannelli “Nightwalker” (1981 album, featuring “Living Inside Myself”; remastered; Amazon UK; On Tour) BGO
Various artists “Tomorrow’s Fashions: Library Electronica 1972-1987” (28-track collection, compiled by Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley; Hear/Read here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK) Ace
The Yardbirds “The Ultimate Live at the BBC” (four-CD box set, featuring 30 previously unreleased tracks, plus recordings with Jimmy Page, with a spined book of track by track, in-depth session notes by BBC historian Ashley Wood, etc.; remastered; Amazon UK) Repertoire
Yes “Fragile (Super Deluxe Edition)” (1971 album, featuring “Roundabout” and “Long Distance Runaround”; box set includes four CDs, one LP and a Blu-ray disc, with Steven Wilson’s 2024 mixes, including the album in Dolby Atmos and 5.1 Mix DTS-HD MA; On Tour, with Deep Purple)  Rhino / Atlantic
The Young Fresh Fellows “The Fabulous Sounds of the Pacific Northwest (40th Anniversary Special Edition)” (Double CD; 1984 debut album; remixed from original 8-track tapes by founding member Scott McCaughey; CD and digital bersions contain a bonus recording, “Merry Croutons Mr. Gulp Gulp”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Omnivore Recordings

Reissues (Downloads)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
Neil Young with Crazy Horse“Early Daze” (10 mostly unreleased tracks from 1969; Hear here; Read here; Apple Music) Reprise
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