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New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
Ray Alder“II” (Fates Warning vocalist’s second solo album; new single: “This Hollow Shell”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) (InsideOutMusic)
Selwyn Birchwood“Exorcist” (producer: Tom Hambridge; Amazon UK; Purple Vinyl; On Tour) (Alligator)
The Boo Radleys“Eight” (their eighth album; producer: bassist Tim Brown; new single: “The Unconscious”; See here; Transparent Red Vinyl; Amazon UK; On Tour) (Boostr)
Christine and the Queens“PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE” (producers: Christine and the Queens, Mike Dean; guests: Madonna, 070 Shake; first single: “To be honest”; See here; Vinyl; Deluxe Vinyl Edition, three LPs, 20 songs; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Because Music)
The Dead Milkmen“Quaker City Quiet Pills” (their first album since 2014; first single: “Grandpa’s Not a Racist [He Just Voted for One]”; Hear here; Vinyl) (The Giving Groove / MVD)
The Defiants“Drive” (new single: “Hey Life”; See here; Download) (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
Extreme“SIX” (their first album since 2008; lineup: Gary Cherone, Nuno Bettencourt, Pat Badger and Kevin Figueiredo; new single: “RISE”; See here; Vinyl; Transparent Red Vinyl; Marbled Red & Black Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (earMUSIC)
Rob Grant (father of Lana Del Rey)“Lost At Sea” (his first album of piano music; guest: Lana Del Rey; new single: “Setting Sail on a Distant Horizon”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) (Decca)
Keaton Henson“House Party” (producers: Luke Smith, Fiona Cruikshank; new single: “Envy”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Play It Again Sam)
Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors“Strangers No More” (producer: Cason Cooley; new single: “All the Money in the World”; See here; Vinyl; On Tour) (Magnolia Music / Tone Tree Music)
Niall Horan“The Show” (new single: “Heaven”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Target-Exclusive Blue Vinyl, with poster; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Capitol)
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit“Weathervanes” (new single: “Death Wish”; See here; Vinyl; Target-Exclusive Translucent Black Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Southeastern Records / Thirty Tigers)
Jayda G“Guy” (producers: Jayda G, Jack Peñate; new single: “Circle Back Around”; See here; Eco Mix Color Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) (Ninja Tune)
King Krule“Space Heavy” (British artist’s fourth album; producer: Dilip Harris; new single: “Seaforth”; See here; Vinyl; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Grey Vinyl; Amazon UK; Apple Music) (Matador)
Jenny Lewis“Joy’All” (her fifth solo album; producer: Dave Cobb; recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A; new single: “Psychos”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Yellow Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Blue Note)
McFly“Power to Play” (their seventh album; new single: “God of Rock & Roll”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; On Tour) (BMG Rights Management)
Milky Chance“Living in a Haze” (new single: “Living in a Haze”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, with Young the Giant) (Muggelig Records)
Janelle Monáe“The Age of Pleasure” (her first album since 2018’s “Dirty Computer”; new single: “Lipstick Lover”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Bad Boy / Atlantic)
Tracy Nelson“Life Don’t Miss Nobody” (guests: Willie Nelson, Irma Thomas, Marcia Ball, Charlie Musselwhite, et al) (BMG Rights Management)
Sara Petite“The Empress” (new single: “Bringin’ Down the Neighborhood”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Download) (40 Below Records)
Simply Red“Time” (producer: Andy Wright; new single: “Better With You”; See here; Amazon-Exclusive Deluxe CD, with three bonus tracks; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download released on May 26; Apple Music; On Tour) (Warner U.K.)
Squid“O Monolith” (producer: Dan Carey; recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios; new single: “Swing [In a Dream]”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) (Warp)
TEKE::TEKE“Hagata” (Montreal-based Japanese psych-rock band’s second album; producer: Daniel Schlett; new single: “Garakuta”; See here; Seafoam Blue Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) (Kill Rock Stars)
Various artists“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Music from Season Five” (Amazon Original series finale on May 26; Vinyl out Sept. 22) (Legacy Recordings)
Various artists“Shucked (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (producers: Jason Howland, Billy Jay Stein, Shane McAnally, Brandy Clark; original music and lyrics by Clark and McAnally; cast includes John Behlmann, Kevin Cahoon, Andrew Durand, Tony Award nominee Grey Henson, Caroline Innerbichler, Ashley D. Kelley, and Alex Newell; Download released on May 5) (Sony Masterworks Broadway)
Jess Williamson“Time Ain’t Accidental” (producer: Brad Cook; new single: “Chasing Spirits”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) (Mexican Summer)
Youth Lagoon“Heaven Is a Junkyard” (Trevor Powers’ first album in eight years; producers: Powers, Rodaidh McDonald; new single: “Idaho Alien”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) (Fat Possum)
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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist:Title:Label:
amaarae“Fountain Baby” (Ghanian-American pop star’s second album; new single: “Reckless & Sweet”; See here; Amazon UK; Apple Music; On Tour) (Golden Angel / Interscope)
BLK ODYSSY“DIAMONDS & FREAKS” (concept album that tells the story of a man blinded by his own lust; presented as an erotic novel by musician and poet Keisha Plum with narration by bassist Bootsy Collins; guests: Bootsy Collins, KIRBY, Cory Henry, Rapsody, Stout, Eimaral Sol; new single: “YOU GOTTA MAN”; Hear here) (EARTHCHILD / EMPIRE)
Michael David“Talking Book World” (four-song EP; guests: Sam Wilkes, Laraaji, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith; new single: “Coral Sea”; See here) (Cascine)
decker.“Ouroboros” (Sedona, AZ-based singer-songwriter’s eighth album; new single: “Sea Change”; See here; Apple Music) (Royal Potato Family)
Ane Diaz“Despechada” (Venezuelan folk artist’s debut album, signed to Rain Phoenix’s label; produced, mixed and mastered by Jim White, Paul Fonfara, John Keane; new single: “Carmela”; See here; Apple Music) (LaunchLeft)
Envy of None“That Was Then, This Is Now” (five-song EP; band lineup: Alex Lifeson, Andy Curran, Maiah Wynne and Alf Annibalini; Vinyl) (Kscope)
Flawes“One Step Back, Two Steps Forward” (new single: “Is It Any Wonder”; See here; Amazon UK; Apple Music) (Red Bull)
Amanda Marshall“Heavy Lifting” (Canadian singer’s fourth album and her first since 2001; new single: “Dawgcatcher”; Hear here; Apple Music; On Tour) (Coalition Music / The Orchard)
Gabríel Ólafs“Lullabies for Piano and Cello” (a collection of instrumental works inspired by Icelandic folk songs, accompanied by cellist Steiney Sigurðardóttir; new single: “Bambaló”; Hear here; Apple Music) (Decca)
Kimberly Perry“BLOOM” (producer: Jimmy Robbins; new single: “If I Die Young Pt. 2”; Amazon UK) (Records Label / Columbia Nashville)
Phillip Phillips“Drift Back” (“American Idol” season 11 winner’s first album in five years; producers: Todd Clark, Tim Bruns; new single: “Before I Loved You”; Hear here) (Phil Phil Music)
Rise to Fall“The Fifth Dimension” (melodic death metallers’ fifth album; new single: “Heroes”; See here; CD out June 30; Apple Music) (Noble Demon)
Spoon“Memory Dust” (three-song EP includes two original songs and a cover of Bo Diddley’s “She’s Fine, She’s Mine”; new single: “Sugar Babies”; Hear here; Apple Music; On Tour) (Matador, June 13)
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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
Harry Chapin“Live at the Capitol Theatre, Passaic, New Jersey, October 21, 1978” (two CDs, 16 songs; remastered; See here) (Renaissance)
Alice Cooper“Killer (Expanded & Remastered)” (1971 album, produced by Bob Ezrin, featuring “Under My Wheels” and “Be My Lover”; two-CD set includes alternate versions and “Live at Mar Y Sol Pop Festival, Puerto Rico, April 2, 1972”; Triple Vinyl; Download) , “School’s Out (Expanded & Remastered)” (1972 album, produced by Bob Ezrin, featuring the title track; two-CD set includes four bonus tracks and “Live in Miami, FL, May 27, 1972”; Triple Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch) (Rhino / Warner)
De La Soul“Stakes Is High” (1996 album, featuring the title track and “Itzsoweezee [HOT]”; Vinyl; Cassette) (Chrysalis)
Carl Dobkins Jr.“The Complete Releases 1958-62” (28 songs on one CD, from his output on the Fraternity and Decca labels) (Acrobat)
Bonnie Guitar“Early Years: The Singles & Albums Collection 1951-62” (two-CD, 61-track set featuring A and B sides from the Morrison, Rainier, Fabor, Dot, Radio, Dolton and RCA labels) (Acrobat)
Love and Rockets“My Dark Twin (The Sweet F.A. Sessions)” (expanded edition of their 1996 album, “Sweet F.A.,” with abandoned tracks and outtakes; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; On Tour) (Beggars Arkive)
Ratt“The Atlantic Years 1984-1990” (five-CD, 52-track box set; Vinyl, six-LP box set) (BMG Rights Management)
Horace Silver“The Classic Blue Note Collection” (eight albums on four CDs; remastered) (Enlightenment)
Various artists“The Herald Records Doowop Collection 1953-63” (89 songs on three CDs, featuring The Nutmegs, The Turbans, The Mello Kings, Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, The Embers, The Five Willows, The Sonnets, The Cashmeres, et al) (Acrobat)
Ethel Waters“Stormy Weather: All the Hits And More 1921-47” (three-CD, 70-song set comprises releases during her time on the Black Swan, Columbia, Brunswick, Decca, Bluebird and RCA labels) (Acrobat)
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Reissues (Downloads)

Artist:Title:Label:
Bush“The Art of Survival (Deluxe Edition)” (2022 album; with five bonus tracks, including new single “All Things Must Change”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour, with Breaking Benjamin) (Zuma Rock Records / BMG Rights Management)
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