New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
AJR (NYC sibling indie-pop trio) “The Click” (new single: “Drama”; See here; Download; On Tour) (AJR Productions)
Anathema “The Optimist” (producer: Tony Doogan; first single: “Springfield”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Kscope)
Chuck Berry “CHUCK” (his first new album in nearly 40 years; the rock ‘n’ roll pioneer died on March 18 at age 90; first single: “Big Boys”; Hear here; Vinyl; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive White Vinyl; Download; eBay; Merch) (Dualtone)
The Birthday Massacre “Under Your Spell” (Hear here; On Tour; Merch) (Metropolis)
Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow “Live in Birmingham 2016” (two-CD set of full audio from their show at the Genting Arena at the NEC, Birmingham) (Eagle Rock)
Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie “Lindsey Buckingham / Christine McVie” (first single: “In My World”; Read here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Rhino)
Glen Campbell “Adiós” (the ailing singer’s final studio album, but it’s unclear when it was recorded; producer: Carl Jackson; guests: Willie Nelson, Vince Gill; Read here; Download) (UMe)
Cigarettes After Sex (Brooklyn ambient pop group) “Cigarettes After Sex” (third single: “Each Time You Fall In Love”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Partisan)
Ani DiFranco “Binary” (guests: Jenny Scheinman, Ivan Neville, Maceo Parker, Justin Vernon, Gail Ann Dorsey; Hear/read here; On Tour) (Righteous Babe)
Fyfe “The Space Between” (guest: Kimbra; new single: “Belong”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Benvolio Music)
Jim Gaffigan “Cinco” (his fifth stand-up special debuted on Netflix; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Comedy Dynamics, June 13)
Gov’t Mule “Revolution Come … Revolution Go” (producers: frontman Warren Haynes, Gordie Johnson, Don Was; first single: “Stone Cold Rage”; Hear/read here; Vinyl; Deluxe Edition; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Fantasy)
Hillsong UNITED “Wonder” (first single: “Wonder”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Hillsong / Capitol)
Hudson “Hudson” (jazz-meets-rock supergroup – Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski and John Scofield – mixes original music with renditions of classics by Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix and The Band; Hear/read here; Download; iTunes) (Motéma Music)
Kronos Quartet “Folk Songs” (guests: Natalie Merchant, Rhiannon Giddens, Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney; first single: “The Butcher’s Boy”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Nonesuch)
Lady Antebellum “Heart Break” (producer: busbee; first single: “You Look Good”; Hear here; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Capitol Nashville)
London Grammar “Truth Is a Beautiful Thing” (producer: Paul Epworth; first single: “Truth Is a Beautiful Thing”; Hear here; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition; iTunes; On Tour) (Ministry of Sound)
Katy Perry “Witness” (guests: Nicki Minaj, Migos, Skip Marley, etc.; See here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two bonus songs; Target-Exclusive CD, with two bonus songs and autographed poster; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Capitol)
Phoenix (French synthpop band) “Ti Amo” (first single: “J-Boy”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Glassnote)
Rancid “Trouble Maker” (producer: Brett Gurewitz; first single: “Ghost of a Chance”; Hear here; LP + 7″, with digital download; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Hellcat / Epitaph)
Rise Against “Wolves” (producer: Nick Raskulinecz; first single: “The Violence”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Virgin)
The Secret Sisters “You Don’t Own Me Anymore” (producers: Brandi Carlile, Tim and Phil Hanseroth; first single: “Tennessee River Runs Low”; See here; Read here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (New West)
Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister “Planetarium” (first single: “Saturn”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (4AD)
SZA “Ctrl” (See here; Download; iTunes) (Top Dawg Entertainment / RCA)
Various artists “American Epic: The Sessions” (contemporary artists use equipment from the 1920s to record music, as part of the PBS film series on the roots of American music; presented by T Bone Burnett, narrator Robert Redford and Jack White and directed by Bernard MacMahon; feat. Beck, Alabama Shakes, Elton John, Nas, Jack White, Los Lobos, The Avett Brothers, Rhiannon Giddens, etc.; Download) (Columbia / Legacy)
Various artists “Anastasia (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, based on a book by Terrence McNally; directed by Tony winner Darko Tresnjak; opening night was set for April 24, 2017; cast includes Christy Altomare, Ramin Karimloo, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Caroline O’Connor and Mary Beth Peil; See here; On Broadway) (Broadway)
Various artists “In Transit (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (billed as Broadway’s first a cappella musical; book, music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kapaln and Sara Wordsmith; See here; On Broadway) (Hollywood)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Big Thief “Capacity” (first single: “Mythological Beauty”; See here; iTunes; On Tour) (Saddle Creek)
Katie Buchanan (NYC-based indie pop troubadour) “Who We Are When We’re Standing” (producer: Buchanan; first single: “Floating”; Hear here; On Tour) (Katie Buchanan)
Ebone East “Radio” (producer: Ebone Leroy East; guests: E.L.E.P.H.A.N.T, King Truth, Young Buck, Young Truth; first single: “Pimp Hustle and Never Trick”; Hear here) (Table)
Lola Marsh (Tel Aviv-based indie duo) “Remember Roses” (first single: “Wishing Girl”; Hear/read here) (Anova Music)
Shannon McNally “Black Irish” (producer: Rodney Crowell; first single: “Banshee Moan”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Compass)
Sleeping Policeman “The Bride in the Wilderness” (concept album inspired by the Book of Job; producer: Anthony Santo; first single: “Donor of Seeds”; Hear here) (Sleeping Policeman, June 10)
Sonic Democracy (32-piece high school collective from Timmins, Ontario) “Sonic Democracy” (producers: Barry Promane, Sean Kelly; Hear here) (Tempo Educates Foundation)
Voodoo Monk “Dub Side EP” (producers: Mahlatse Mokoena, aka Voodoo Monk, G. Poulias; Hear here) (Rearl LTD, June 8)
Walrus (Halifax rock band) “Family Hangover” (Hear here; iTunes) (Madic)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Angela Bofill “I Try – The Anthology: 1978-1993” (two CDs, 31 songs; Read here) (SoulMusic / Cherry Red)
Lynn Castle “Rose Colored Corner” (previously unreleased 1966 recordings with Jack Nitzsche; originally released on Lee Hazlewood’s label; remastered; Hear/read here; Vinyl) (Light in the Attic)
Stanley Clarke “The Definitive Collection” (two CDs, 32 songs; Read here) (Robinsongs / Cherry Red)
Patsy Cline “The Complete Releases 1955-62” (three CDs, 75 songs) (Acrobat)
John Coltrane “Trane: The Atlantic Collection” (nine-song compilation) (Rhino / Atlantic)
Derek and the Dominos “Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs [Hybrid SACD]” (1970 album; remastered; Merch) (Mobile Fidelity)
Benny Golson “The Classic Albums Collection 1957-1962” (four-CD box set) (Enlightenment)
Merv Griffin “Merv Griffin’s Dance Party!” (1960 album; remastered) (Sepia)
Ice Cube “Death Certificate (25th Anniversary Edition)” (1991 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks, including “Only One Me”; Hear here; Read here; Download; On Tour) (Cubevision / Interscope)
J.J. Johnson “The Columbia Albums Collection 1956-1961” (four-CD box set) (Enlightenment)
Labelle “Labelle – The Anthology: Including Solo Recordings By Sarah Dash, Nona Hendryx, Patti LaBelle” (two CDs, 36 songs; Read here) (SoulMusic / Cherry Red)
Junie Morrison (of Ohio Players) “Junie – The Complete Westbound Recordings 1973-76” (two CDs, 34 songs; Hear/read here) (Westbound / Ace)
The Pursuit of Happiness “Brave New Waves Session” (recorded in 1990, in CBC Studio 13, Montreal; never commercially released; remastered at Grey Market Mastering in Montreal by Harris Newman) (Artoffact)
Del Shannon “The Dublin Sessions” (11 songs; Vinyl; Download) (RockBeat)
Dinah Shore “All the Hits and More 1939-60” (four CDs, 100 songs) (Acrobat)
Paul Simon “The Concert in Hyde Park” (live album/concert film recorded at the 2012 Hard Rock Calling Festival in London; guests: Jimmy Cliff, Hugh Masekela, Ladysmith Black Mambazo; See here; Read here; Download) (Columbia / Legacy)
Various artists “Iconic Performances From the Monterey International Pop Festival” (Ode Sounds & Visuals)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Country, Volume 10” (19 songs; Deluxe Edition, with 14 extra songs; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition) (NOW / UMG Recordings)
Doc Watson “Live From Chicago, March, 1964: Vol. 1” (18-song set; Download) (RockBeat)
Chuck Willis “The Complete Singles As & Bs 1951-59” (two CDs, 57 songs) (Acrobat)

Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Vanessa Daou “Welcome to My Blues: An Anthology (1994-2017)” (32 songs, including “The Long Tunnel of Wanting You”; Hear here) (Daou / KID Recordings)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio:
Al Green “Gospel According to Al Green [DVD]” (Robert Mugge’s 1984 film documents the seventh-anniversary service at Green’s Full Gospel Tabernacle Church, a rehearsal in his Memphis recording studio, an extended interview, a concert at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., and bonus features; See here; Blu-ray) (Mug-Shot Productions / MVD)

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