New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

aespa “MY WORLD – The 3rd Mini Album” (six-song EP; guest: nævis; Amazon-Exclusive Poster Version; Target-Exclusive CD, with alternate cover, booklet and photo card; Download) Warner
The Baseball Project “Grand Salami Time!” (band lineup: Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey and Linda Pitmon; their new release in nine years; producer: Mitch Easter; guests: Steve Berlin, Stephen McCarthy; new single: “Journeyman”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Omnivore Recordings
bdrmm “I Don’t Know” (producer: Alex Greaves; new single: “It’s Just a Bit of Blood”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Rock Action
Olivia Dean “Messy” (British singer-songwriter’s debut album; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; On Tour) EMI
The Japanese House “In the End It Always Does” (Amber Bain’s second album; guests: Matty Healy, George Daniel, Katie Gavin of MUNA, Justin Vernon; new single: “Sad to Breathe”; See here; Cornflower Blue Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Dirty Hit / Interscope
Acantha Lang “Beautiful Dreams” (New Orleans soul revivalist’s debut album; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK) Magnolia Blues
Nothing But Thieves “Dead Club City” (English rock band’s fourth album; producers: guitarist-keyboardist Dominic Craik, Jonathan Gilmore; new single: “Welcome to the DCC”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) AWAL Recordings
The Pink Stones “You Know Who” (Athens, GA’s band sophomore album; producer: Henry Barbe; guests: Nikki Lane, Jack Quiggins, Ryan Jennings, John James Tourville, Annie Leeth; first single: “Who’s Laughing Now?”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Normaltown / New West
Brigid Mae Power “Dream From the Deep Well” (Irish folk-pop singer-songwriter’s fourth album; new single: “The Waterford Song”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Fire
sparkle*jets u.k. “Best of Friends” (Orange County, CA power-pop band’s first album in more than 20 years; new single: a cover of Big Star’s “The Ballad of El Goodo,” with Jody Stephens guesting on drums; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download) Big Stir
Joanna Sternberg “I’ve Got Me” (producer: Matt Sweeney; new single: “I’ve Got Me”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Fat Possum
Various artists “Camelot (The 2023 Broadway Cast Recording)” (Lincoln Center Theater has extended the run of this revival through Sept. 3; producers: David Caddick, David Lai; See here) Broadway
Lucinda Williams “Stories From a Rock n Roll Heart” (guests: Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Angel Olsen, Margo Price, Tommy Stinson; new single: “New York Comeback”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Highway 20 / Thirty Tigers

New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Benny Benack III “Third Time’s the Charm” (Emmy-nominated trumpeter, vocalist and composer performs frequently in the house band of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”; new single: “Catching Drift”; Hear here; Apple Music) (La Reserve Records / Bandstand Presents)
Delacey “The Girl Has a Dream” (producer: Ido Zmishlany; new single: “The End”; Hear here; Apple Music) (Photo Finish)
Joe DeVita “Secret Door” (Hear here) (Joe DeVita)
Do Nothing “Snake Sideways” (Nottingham’s post-punk band’s debut album; new single: “Moving Target”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) (Exact Truth)
Hataałii “Signing into Darkness” (20-year-old Native American singer-songwriter’s label debut; new single: “Laugh Out Loud”; Hear here; See here; Apple Music) (Dangerbird)
Mercy Music “What You Stand to Lose” (Las Vegas-based pop-punk outfit’s fourth album; producer: Bill Stevenson; new single: “Love You/Need You”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) (Double Helix / SBÄM)
Alex Nicol (Montreal singer-songwriter) “Been a Long Year Vol. 1” (five-song EP; new single: “Eye For An Eye”; See here; Apple Music) (Alex Nicol)
Hayden Pedigo “The Happiest Times I Ever Ignored” (West Texas artist’s eighth album; producer: Trayer Tryon; new single: “The Happiest Times I Ever Ignored”; See here; Vinyl; Apple Music; On Tour, with Jenny Lewis) (Mexican Summer)
Sweeping Promises “Good Living Is Coming For You” (Lawrence, KS-based punk duo’s second album; new single: “Eraser”; Hear here; Apple Music; On Tour) (Feel It Records)
Chester Watson “fish don’t climb trees” (new single: “eyes closed”; See here; Apple Music) (POW Recordings)

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Big Country “Driving to Damascus (4-CD Deluxe Edition)” (1999 album; the band’s eighth and final LP with frontman Stuart Adamson; includes the live-in-the-studio “Nashville Sessions,” single versions, alternate mixes from the U.S. release “John Wayne’s Dream” and two discs of demos; Read here; Amazon UK) (Cherry Red)
The Kiki Dee Band I’ve Got the Music in Me (Deluxe Edition)” (1974 album, produced by Gus Dudgeon; bonus CD contains five non-album A- and B-sides and Phil Harding’s previously unreleased mixes of the title track, with eight-page booklet of lyrics and credits; Half-Speed Master Vinyl, cut from the original stereo master tapes at AIR Mastering; includes a four-page insert with lyrics and credits; Amazon UK) (Demon Records)
Frijid Pink “The Deram Recordings 1970-1971” (two-CD set includes the albums “Frijid Pink” and “Defrosted,” with six bonus tracks; Read here; Amazon UK) (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
Gamma “What’s Gone Is Gone: Complete Elektra Recordings 1979-1982” (three-CD clamshell box set; Read here; Amazon UK) (HNE Recordings / Cherry Red)
Jerry Garcia Band “GarciaLive Volume 20: June 18th, 1982 – Cape Cod Coliseum, South Yarmouth, MA” (two CDs; Download) (Round)
Grateful Dead “RFK Stadium, Washington, DC, June 10, 1973” (four-CD box set; Read here; Vinyl, eight-LP box set, out July 28; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Merch) (Rhino / Grateful Dead)
Huey Lewis and The News “Japanese Singles Collection – Greatest Hits” (CD + DVD set includes 23 singles and music videos released in Japan) (Universal Japan)
Melvins “At the Stake: Complete Atlantic Recordings 1993-1996” (three CDs, 63 songs; Read here; Amazon UK) (HNE Recordings / Cherry Red)
Charlie Watts “Anthology” (two-CD collection of his solo jazz recordings; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK) (BMG Rights Management)
The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band “A Door Inside Your Mind: The Complete Reprise Recordings 1966-1968” (four-CD set, featuring mono and stereo mixes of three albums, along with outtakes, alternate versions and singles; Read here; Amazon UK) (Grapefruit / Cherry Red)
Frank Zappa “Funky Nothingness” (lost album, considered a sequel to “Hot Rats,” primarily recorded at the Record Plant in 1970, featuring unreleased music; Double Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) (Zappa Records / UMe)

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