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New Releases: March 1, 2024

Ministry

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New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTIST TITLE LABEL
The Bevis Frond “Focus on Nature” (19 songs; new single: “Focus on Nature”; Hear here; Purple Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Fire
BrhyM (Bruce Hornsby & yMusic) “Deep Sea Vents” (producers: Hornsby, Rob Moose; guests: Branford Marsalis, Mark Dover, Chad Wright; new single: “Deep Blue”; Hear here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Zappo Productions / Thirty Tigers
Big Big Train “The Likes of Us” (progressive rock group’s 15th album; new single: “Oblivion”; See here; VinylAmazon UK; Download; Apple Music) InsideOutMusic
Jacob Collier “Djesse Vol. 4” (Grammy-winning English musician’s fifth album; guests: John Mayer, Shawn Mendez, Brandi Carlile, Michael McDonald, Lawrence, Stormzy, Kirk Franklin; new single: “Witness Me”; See here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; On Tour) Hajanga / Geffen
Bruce Dickinson “The Mandrake Project” (Iron Maiden frontman’s seventh solo album and his first since 2005; includes exclusive preview comic with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz; producer: Roy Z; See here; Double VinylAmazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) BMG Rights Management
Everything Everything “Mountainhead” (producer: guitarist Alex Robertshaw; new single: “Cold Reactor”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK) BMG Rights Management
Ben Frost “Scope Neglect” (Australian-born, Reykjavík-based musician-composer’s first album in seven years; new single: “Chimera”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Mute
Liam Gallagher & John Squire “Liam Gallagher & John Squire” (debut collaborative album; producer: Greg Kurstin; new single: “Mars to Liverpool”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon-Exclusive Orange Eco Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Warner
Ruth Goller “SKYLLUMINA” (producer: Goller; new single: “Below my skin”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) International Anthem Recording Co.
The Glass Hours “The Glass Hours” (debut album from Red Hook, NY-based country-folk duo of Brad Armstrong and Megan Barbera; producers: Armstrong, Barbera; new single: “Scarlet Tongues”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK) Cornelius Chapel
Albert Hammond “Body of Work” (prolific singer-songwriter’s first album of all-new material in nearly 20 years; 17 songs; new single: “Gonna Save the World”; See here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) earMUSIC
Kaiser Chiefs “Kaiser Chiefs’ Easy Eighth Album” (producer: Amir Amor; new single: “Feeling Alright,” co-written with Nile Rodgers; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Kaiser Chiefs Recordings Ltd. / V2
Kitchen Dwellers “Seven Devils” (each track represents one of the Seven Deadly Sins, while others draw inspiration from “The Divine Comedy”; producer: Glenn Brown; new single: “Seven Devils [Limbo]”; See here; Blue and Orange Galaxy Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) No Coincidence
Kula Shaker “Natural Magick” (London psych-rock band’s seventh album; producers: Kula Shaker; new single: “Waves”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Strange F.O.L.K. LLP
Julian Lage “Speak to Me” (guitarist-composer’s 15th album; producer: Joe Henry; new single: “76”; Hear here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Blue Note
Lang Lang “Saint-Saëns” (Double CD; recorded with wife and fellow pianist Gina Alice, Gewandhausorchester and Andris Nelsons; new single: “Carnival of the Animals”: See here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Deutsche Grammophon
Mildlife “Chorus” (two-time ARIA Award-winning Naarm/Melbourne-based psychedelic jazz quartet’s third album; See here; Vinyl out March 15; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Heavenly Recordings / [PIAS]
Mannequin Pussy “I Got Heaven” (producer: John Congleton; new single: “I Don’t Know You”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Epitaph
Ministry “HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES” (industrial metal legends’ 16th album; guests: Jello Biafra, Gogol Bordello’s Eugene Hutz, Corrosion of Conformity frontman Pepper Keenan.; new single: “Goddamn White Trash”; See here; Green & Yellow Splatter Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Nuclear Blast
New Years Day “Half Black Heart” (California hard rock band’s fifth album; new single: “Half Black Heart”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Century Media
Fernando Perdomo + Matt Tecu “Art” (new single: “Marmalade Cascade”; See here; Download) Think Like a Key Music
Pissed Jeans “Half Divorced” (Pennsylvania noise rock group’s first album in seven years; producers: Pissed Jeans, Don Godwin; new single: “Moving On”; See here; Spotify Lime Green Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Sub Pop
Tom Rush “Gardens Old, Flowers New” (his first album in more than five years; producer: Matt Nakoa; Vinyl; Amazon UK) Appleseed Recordings
Sheer Mag “Playing Favorites” (Philly rock band’s third album; new single: “Playing Favorites”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Third Man
Shane Smith & The Saints “Norther” (first album in five years from Red Dirt country band based out of Austin; producer: Beau Bedford; See here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Geronimo West / Thirty Tigers
STRFKR “Parallel Realms” (producers: STRFKR, Jeff Brodsky; mixed by Chris Coady; new single: “Together Forever”; See here; Violet and Cobalt Blue Vinyl; Amazon UK; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Polyvinyl
Suicidal Angels “Profane Prayer” (Greek thrashers’ eighth album; new single: “When the Lions Die”; See here; Red Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Nuclear Blast
SULDUSK “Anthesis” (second album from Australian dark folk/blackgaze project, led by Emily Highfield; producer: Troy Mccosker; See here; Download; Apple Music) Napalm
Walter Trout “Broken” (producer: Eric Corne; guests: Dee Snider, Beth Hart, Will Wilde; new single: “Bleed”; See here; Read here; Double Clear Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Provogue / Mascot Label Group
Romain Virgo “The Gentle Man” (Jamaican reggae star’s fourth album; producers: Donovan “Don Corleon” Bennett, Phillip “Winta” James, Maurice “Seani B” Delaunay; guests: Jesse Royal, Capleton, Patoranking, Masicka; new single: “Been There Before”; Hear here; On Tour) VP
Faye Webster “Underdressed at the Symphony” (new single: “Feeling Good Today”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Secretly Canadian
Yard Act “Where’s My Utopia?” (Leeds quartet’s second album; producers: Yard Act, Gorillaz member Remi Kabaka Jr.; new single: “Petroleum”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Republic

New Releases (Downloads)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
Another Sky“Beach Day” (South London rock quartet’s second album; producer: guitarist Jack Gilbert; new single: “Swirling Smoke”; See hereAmazon UK; Apple Music) Republic
B Victorious“Too Hard a Force to Resist” (debut album; new single: “I Do What I Do”; Hear here) Adbran Records
Paula Cole“Lo” (her first collection of entirely original songs in nearly a decade; new single: “Invisible Armor”; Hear here; CD out March 22; Double Vinyl out March 15; Apple Music; On Tour) 675 Records
FOOTBALLHEAD“Overthinking Everything” (new single: “Habits”; See here; Hear here; Apple Music) Tiny Engines
Nils Fraham“Day” (album of solo piano music; Hear here; Apple Music) LEITER
Hollow Coves“Nothing to Lose” (Australian indie folk duo’s first album in five years; new single: “Photographs”; Hear here; Apple Music; On Tour) Nettwerk
Jack & Jack“Home” (L.A.-based pop-rap duo’s second album, coming five years after their debut; producers: Brandon Arreaga, Edwin Honoret, Jack & Jack, JayUncut, J Keyzz, Toree Symone Brown, Zion Kuwonu; new single: “Home”; See here; On Tour) Create Music Group
Jahari Massamba Unit“YHWH is Love” (second album from Karreium Riggins and Madlib; new single: “Otis’ Tambourine”; Hear here) Law of Rhythm
Ledisi“Good Life” (producer: Rex Rideout; guests: Kenny Lattimore, Butcher Brown; new single: “Perfect Stranger”; Hear here; CD out March 15) Listen Back Entertainment / BMG Rights Management
Jonathan Peyton“Nothing Here’s the Same” (country singer-songwriter’s second album, coming eight years after his 2016 debut; producer: Sadler Vaden; new single: “Insane”; Hear here) Jonathan Peyton
Peytan Porter“GROWN” (six-song EP; new single: “Lemonade”; See here) Warner Chappell Nashville / Jody Williams Songs / Red Light Management
ScHoolboy Q“Blue Lips” (rapper’s sixth album and first in five years; new single: “Yeern 101”; See here; Apple Music) Top Dawg Entertainment / Interscope

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
Kay Adams“Little Pink Mack” (23 live studio cuts from the “Buck Owens Ranch Show”; Hear here; See here; Pink Vinyl, cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and pressed at Citizen Vinyl) Sundazed Music
Bent Fabric“Alley Cat” (33-song compilation; “Alley Cat” won the Grammy Award for Best Rock & Roll Recording in 1963; Read here; Amazon UK) Jasmine
Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé“The Original Hits” (20-song collection, with rare photos and liner notes by former Billboard writer Paul Grein; Amazon UK) Real Gone Music
András Schiff“András Schiff – Complete Decca Recordings” (78-CD box set; Amazon UK) Decca
Sheila E.“Romance 1600” (1985 album, featuring “A Love Bizarre”; Amazon UK) Music on CD
Donna Summer“Japanese Singles Collection” (CD + DVD) Universal Japan
Various artists“NOW That’s What I Call Country Classics ’70s” (18-track collection; Track List; Translucent Orange Vinyl) Sony Music Entertainment / UMe
Various artists“Tennessee Waltz: The Many Moods of a Smash!” (27 versions of “Tennessee Waltz,” from Patti Page to Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra; Read here; Amazon UK) Jasmine
The Who“Live At Shea Stadium 1982” (Double CD; recorded during their “It’s Hard” tour, which would be their last tour until 1989; band lineup: Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, and Kenney Jones; previously released on DVD and Blu-ray in June 2015; See here; Triple Vinyl; Amazon UK; Merch) Mercury Studios
Pete Wylie & The Mighty WAH!“Teach Yself WAH! – A Best of Pete Wylie & The Mighty WAH!” (20-track compilation, handpicked by Wylie; Vinyl) Chrysalis
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