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New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
AURORA“What Happened to the Heart?” (Norwegian alt-pop singer’s fourth album; new single: “Animal Soul”; See here; Read here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; On Tour) Glassnote
Bon Jovi“Forever” (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band’s 16th album; new single: “Legendary”; See here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with alternate album cover; Vinyl; Amazon-Exclusive Black/Clear Split Vinyl; Target-Exclusive Candy Apple Red and Clear Vinyl; Amazon.ca; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Merch) Island
Bonny Light Horseman“Keep Me on Your Mind/See You Free” (producer: group member Josh Kaufman; Hear here; See here; Double Vinyl; Rough Trade-Exclusive Clear With Pink / Blue Swirls Vinyl; Download; On Tour) Jagjaguwar
CANDY“It’s Inside You” (bicoastal hardcore band’s third album; producers: guitarist Michael Quick, Ben Greenberg; guests: Aaron Melnick, Justice Tripp, David Gagliardi, MIRSY, mmph; new single: “Love Like Snow”; See here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Relapse
Toronzo Cannon“Shut Up & Play!” (Chicago bluesman’s first album in nearly five years; producers: Cannon, label president Bruce Iglauer; new single: “Can’t Fix the World”; See here; Yellow Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Alligator
Casey MQ“Later that day, the day before, the day before that” (L.A.-based, Canadian-born singer-producer’s second album; new single: “Grey Gardens”; See here; Vinyl; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Shadow Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Ghostly International
Charli XCX“BRAT” (her sixth album; producers: A.G. Cook, EASYFUN, George Daniel, Gesaffelstein, Omer Fedi; new singles: “Club classics” and “B2b”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon-Exclusive Grey Marble Swirl Vinyl; Target-Exclusive Pink and Black Splatter Vinyl; Amazon UK; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Atlantic
Jesse Daniel“Countin’ the Miles” (Austin-based country artist’s fourth album; producer: Daniel; guests: Jodi Lyford, Ben Haggard; new single: “That’s My Kind of Country”; See here; Read here; Maroon Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Lightning Rod / New West
Eels“EELS TIME!” (new single: “TIME”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) E Works / Play It Again Sam
Elkka“Prism of Pleasure” (Cardiff-born producer and DJ’s debut album; guests: John Carroll Kirby, Dot Major.; new single: “Make Me”; Hear here; Dusty Pink Marbled Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Ninja Tune
Sara Evans“Unbroke” (country star’s first album of new music in seven years; new single: “Pride”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Melody Place LLC / Born to Fly Records
Fantastic Cat“Now That’s What I Call Fantastic Cat” (new single: “All My Fault”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) Missing Piece
Damon Fowler“Barnyard Smile” (Tampa Bay-area blues artist’s 10th album; producers: Fowler, George Harris; new single: “Grab My Hand”; See here; On Tour)Landslide
Future & Metro Boomin“WE DON’T TRUST YOU” (guests: The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Playboi Carti, Rick Ross; Double Vinyl out July 26; Download released on March 22; On Tour) Epic / Republic
Angélica Garcia“Gemelo” (L.A. pop experimentalist’s first album sung almost entirely in Spanish; producer: Carlos Arévalo; new single: “Color De Dolor”; See here; Transparent Clear Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Partisan
Goat Girl“Below the Waste” (South London trio’s third album; producers: Goat Girl, John Spud Murphy; new single: “ride around”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Rough Trade-Exclusive Petrol Blue Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Rough Trade
Peggy Gou“I Hear You” (South Korean-born, Berlin-based producer and artist’s debut album; guests: Lenny Kravitz, Villano Antillano; new single: “Lobster Telephone”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Rough Trade-Exclusive Sky Blue / White Inkspot VinylAmazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) XL Recordings
Left Lane Cruiser“Bayport BBQ Blues” (Indiana blues duo’s 12th album; new single: “Motown Mash”; Hear here; Vinyl; On Tour) Alive Naturalsound
LØLØ“Falling for Robots and Wishing I Was One” (pop-punk artist’s debut album; producer: Mike Robinson; new single: “u & the tin man”; See here; Emerald Green Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Hopeless
Logan Lynn“SOFTCORE” (producers: Gino Mari, Lynn; new single: “Bet It All”; See here; Download; Apple Music) Kill Rock Stars
Nduduzo Makhathini“uNomkhubulwane” (South African pianist-composer’s 11th album; new single: “Omnyama”; Hear here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Blue Note
NxWorries“Why Lawd?” (second album from Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge; guests: Dave Chappelle, Snoop Dogg, H.E.R., Earl Sweatshirt, Rae Khalil, Thundercat, October London; new single: “FromHere”; See here; Vinyl; Rough-Trade Exclusive Yellow and Orange Smoke Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download out on June 14; Apple Music) Stones Throw
Carly Pearce“hummingbird” (Grammy-winning country singer-songwriter’s fourth album; producers: Pearce, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne; new single: “hummingbird”; See here; Read here; Double Custard Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, with Tim McGraw) Big Machine
Pedro the Lion“Santa Cruz” (new single: “Modesto”; See here; Read here; Amazon UK; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Polyvinyl
Red Wanting Blue“Light It Up” (Columbus, OH, indie-rock band’s 13th album; new single: “Run For Your Life”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Blue Élan
Rose Hotel“A Pawn Surrender” (psychedelic indie folk project of Atlanta-based Jordan Reynolds, her first release since 2019; producers: Damon Moon, Graham Tavel, Reynolds; new single: “Drown”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Strolling Bones / New West
SHAED“Spinning Out” (indie pop trio’s second album; producers: Justin Gammella, Mike Del Rio, SHAED; new single: “Rocket in the Sky”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour)BMG Rights Management
Swim Deep“There’s a Big Star Outside” (producer: The Coral’s Bill Ryder-Jones; new single: “First Song”; See here; Read here; White Vinyl; Rough Trade-Exclusive Yellow Vinyl; Amazon UK) Submarine Cat
Quinn Sullivan“Salvation” (blues-rock singer-guitarist’s fifth album; producer: John Fields; new single: “Rise Up Children”; See here; Read here; White Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour)Provogue / Mascot Label Group
Joanne Shaw Taylor“Heavy Soul” (producer: Kevin Shirley; guests: Anton Fig, Alison Presswood, Rob McNelley, et al; new single: “Heavy Soul”; See here; Violet Lightning Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Journeyman Records
Alfie Templeman“Radiosoul” (U.K. indie singer-musician’s second album; producers: Templeman, Dan Carey, Karma Kid, Oscar Scheller, Will Bloomfield, Justin Young, Josh Scarbrow, Charlie J Perry; guest: Nile Rodgers; new single: “Radiosoul”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; DownloadApple Music) Chess Club / AWAL Recordings
Meghan Trainor“Timeless” (Grammy-winning pop star’s sixth album; new single: “Been Like This,” feat. T-Pain; See here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with one extra track; Clear Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Epic
Tony Trischka“Earl Jam” (guest: Billy Strings; new single: “Brown’s Ferry Blues”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Down the Road
2002“Time Traveler” (new age group’s 22nd album in 32 years; Hear here; See here; Download) Galactic Playground Music
Umbra Vitae“Light of Death” (sophomore album from death metal band fronted by Converge’s Jacob Bannon; recorded by Kurt Ballou and Zach Weeks; new single: “Belief Is Obsolete”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Deathwish Inc.

New Releases (Downloads)

ARTIST TITLE LABEL
Actress “Statik” (electronic producer Darren Cunningham’s 10th album; new singles: “Dolphin Spray” and “Static”; See here; Vinyl; Apple Music) Smalltown Supersound
Paul Benjaman Band “My Bad Side Wants a Good Time” (recorded at The Church Studio in Tulsa, the former home of Shelter Records, once owned and operated by Leon Russell; new single: “My Bad Side Wants a Good Time”; See here; Apple Music) Horton Records / JTM Music
Aloe Blacc “Rock My Soul: Volume I” (five-song covers EP; new single: “Black Hole Sun”; Hear here) Grand Scheme Productions
CHINCHILLA “Flytrap” (British soulful pop singer-songwriter’s seven-song EP; new single: “1:5”; Hear here; Apple Music; On Tour) Republic
Michele Ducci “SIVE” (debut solo album from the former M+A and Santii member; new single: “River”; See here; Apple Music) Monotreme Records
French Cassettes “Benzene” (San Francisco indie rock trio’s third album; new single: “White Noise”; Hear here; Apple Music) Tender Loving Empire
FREQz “Grizzly Peak” (Oakland-based indie rock band’s debut album; new single: “All of the Days”; See here) FREQz
The HU “Live At Glastonbury” (Mongolian hard rock band’s complete debut performance at the legendary U.K. festival; See here; CD out June 21; Amazon UK; Apple Music; On Tour) Better Noise Music
June Body “Last Everythings” (Canadian alt-rock trio’s third album; new single: “Take Our Time Back”; Hear here) June Body
KAYTRANADA “TIMELESS” (Haitian-Canadian hip-hop artist’s third album; guests: Childish Gambino, Anderson .Paak, Tinashe, Channel Tres, Dawn Richard, Thundercat, Mariah the Scientist, Charlotte Day Wilson, Ravyn Lenae, Rochelle Jordan, et al; new single: “Lover/Friend”; See here; Read here; Apple Music; On Tour) RCA
Clara La San “Made Mistakes” (singer-songwriter/producer’s debut album; producer: La San; new single: “Talking to You”; Hear here; Vinyl out Sept. 24; Apple Music) AWAL Recordings
Tracy Lawrence “Out Here In It” (six-song EP; new single: “Out Here In It”; See here; Apple Music) LMG
L’Impératrice “Pulsar” (Parisian electronic group’s third album; guests: Maggie Rogers, Erick the Architect, Fabiana Martone; new single: “Love from the Other Side”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Apple Music; On Tour) Microqlima
Bellah Mae “Never Waste a Heartbreak” (British singer-songwriter’s third EP; producers: Alex Stacey, Brett Truitt, Oliver Frid; new single: “Hell & Never Back”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Apple Music; On Tour) EMI
Carlos Niño & Friends “Placenta” (new single: “Love to all Doulas!”; Hear here; Apple Music) International Anthem, June 12
Psychic Graveyard “Wilting” (new single: “Stuffed With Secrets”; See here; Vinyl; Apple Music) Artoffact
Razor Braids “Big Wave” (Brooklyn indie rock band’s second album; new single: “Big Wave”; Hear here; Read here; Apple Music) Razor Braids
Red Wanting Blue “Light It Up” (Columbus, OH, indie-rock band’s 13th album; producer: Red Wanting Blue; new single: “Light It Up”; Hear here; Apple Music) Blue Élan
Ski Mask the Slump God “11th Dimension” (Florida rapper’s second album; guests: Future, Juice WRLD, XXXTentacion, ATL Jacob, Skillibeng, Corbin; new single: “Monsters Inc.”; Hear here; Apple Music) Victor Victor Worldwide / Republic
Matt Stell “Born Lonely” (Arkansas country singer-songwriter’s fourth album and major-label debut; producers: Chris DeStefano, Joe Fox; new single: “Built by Broken Hearts”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) RECORDS Nashville / Columbia
Tems “Born in the Wild” (Nigerian singer’s debut album; producers: Tems, GuiltyBeatz, Sarz, Spax, P2J, London, DameDame; new single: “Love Me JeJe”; Hear here; Apple Music; On Tour) Since ’93 / RCA
The Vanrays “Hey! Alright Now!” (six-song EP; producer: Scott Fletcher; See here) Bonerattle, June 8
Various artists “Hell’s Kitchen (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (jukebox musical, with music and lyrics by Alicia Keys; the show is semi-autobiographical, telling the story of Keys’ upbringing in Manhattan in the 1990s; tied with the play “Stereophonic” for a leading 13 nominations at the 77th Tony Awards, including Best Musical; cast: Shoshana Bean, Brandon Victor Dixon, Kecia Lewis, Chris Lee, Maleah Joi Moon, et al; See here; Apple Music) Alicia Keys Records, LLC

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
APB“The Radio 1 Sessions” (19 sessions recorded, circa 1981-1984, for BBC Radio 1 disc jockeys John Peel, David Jensen, and Peter Powell; newly remastered by Randy Perry; Hear here; Download) Liberation Hall
Carmen“The Albums 1975-1975” (three-CD clamshell box set; Read here; Amazon UK) Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red
Skeeter Davis & NRBQ“She Sings, They Play (Deluxe Edition)” (1981 album; remastered, with six previously unreleased tracks; See here; Vinyl; Download) Omnivore Recordings
Blossom Dearie“Great Women of Song: Blossom Dearie” (13-track compilation; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download) Verve / UMe
Tom Evans“I Am Myself” (rare home demos from the late Badfinger guitarist, compiled and edited by Tom Brennan and restored and mastered by Kevin McElligott; the recordings were originally transferred digitally by Badfinger historian Dan Matovina; Download) Y&T Music
Fanny“Live on Beat-Club ’71-’72” (German TV performance, mastered by Mike Milchner of Sonic Vision from hi-res mono files taken from the original videotape; See here; Peach Vinyl; Rough Trade-Exclusive Red Vinyl) Real Gone Music
Genesis“Genesis” (1983 album, featuring “Mama,” “That’s All” and “Taking It All Too Hard”; remastered by Tony Cousins)Rhino / Atlantic
Margo Guryan“Words and Music” (Double CD; career compilation features 16 previously unreleased tracks; See here; Triple Vinyl) Numero
Richard “Groove” Holmes“The Classic Albums Collection” (eight remastered albums on four CDs) Enlightenment
The Human League“The Sound of the Crowd: Greatest Hits in Concert” (two-CD, one-DVD set capturing their performance at The Dome in Brighton on Dec. 19, 2003) Secret Records
Robert Hunter“Tales of the Great Rum Runners (Deluxe Edition)” (Double CD; 1974 solo debut album; remastered by David Glasser, using Plangent Processes tape restoration and speed correction, with 16 previously unreleased tracks, including alternate versions and session outtakes; Read here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Rhino
Jesse Johnson“Jesse Johnson Revue / Shockadelica / Every Shade of Love” (1985, 1986 and 1988 albums on two CDs; remastered, with five bonus tracks; Read here; Amazon UK) Robinsongs / Cherry Red
Loverboy“Live in ’82” (CD + Blu-ray; restored by guitarist Paul Dean from his personal archive of 16mm film; See here; Vinyl + DVD; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, with Sammy Hagar) earMUSIC
Helen Merrill“Great Women of Song: Helen Merrill” (12-track compilation; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download) Verve / UMe
Wes Montgomery“Four Classic Albums” (two-CD set includes “The Montgomery Brothers in Canada,” “So Much Guitar!,” “Bags Meets West” and “Full House”)Avid Jazz
Billy Squier“Signs of Life” (1984 album, co-produced by Jim Steinman, featuring “Rock Me Tonite”; Amazon UK) Music on CD
Tarja“What Lies Beneath (Special Edition)” (Double CD; 2010 album; remastered, with alternative versions, single edits and remixes; Double Vinyl; Download) earMUSIC
Robin Trower“Bridge of Sighs (50th Anniversary Edition)” (1974 album; four-disc box set, newly mixed from the original master tapes by his producer and former Procol Harum bandmate Matthew Fisher and Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick, with “Live at The Record Plant from 1974,” available for the first time in its entirety, plus a Blu-ray with all the above along with a new Dolby ATMOS mix, 5.1, stereo LP; Double Vinyl, cut at half-speed; Download)  Chrysalis
Dwight Twilley“Jungle (40th Anniversary Edition)” (1984 album, featuring “Girls”; remastered by Maria Triana, with six bonus tracks, including outtakes and demos; new liner notes by Ken Sharp) Iconoclassic
Luther Vandross“This Close to You” (1977 album; with three CD- and digital-only bonus tracks; Read here; Vinyl; Download) Primary Wave Artists / Legacy
Various artists“Ben & Jerry’s Newport Folk Festival ’88 Live Volume 2: Mementos” (performers include Dr. John, Richard Thompson, Taj Mahal, Doc Watson, Tom Paxton, Holly Near, et al) Silverwolf
Various artists“The Big Easy: Five Classic Albums From New Orleans Plus …” (five original albums on two CDs, with seven bonus tracks: Clarence “Frogman” Henry’s “You Always Hurt the One You Love,” Lee Dorsey’s “Ya Ya,” Barbara George’s “I Know,” Joe Jones’ “You Talk Too Much” and Ernie K-Doe’s “Mother-In-Law”)Avid Entertainment
Various artists“NOW That’s What I Call Country Volume 17” (Coral Vinyl; Download)UMG Recordings / Sony Music Entertainment
Al Wilson“Greatest Hits” (25 songs on one CD; Hear here; Download) Good Time

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