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New Releases: March 15, 2024

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New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

Nicki Adams & Michael Eaton“The Transcendental” (piano-saxophone duo’s second album; producer: Nils Winther; See here) SteepleChase / LookOut
The Black Crowes“Happiness Bastards” (their 10th album and first in 15 years; guest: Lainey Wilson; new single: “Wanting and Waiting”; Hear here; Amazon-Exclusive Orange Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Silver Arrow
Brother Dege“Aurora” (new single: “Turn of the Screw”; See here; Gold Marble Vinyl; Download) Prophecy Productions
The Dandy Warhols“ROCKMAKER” (their 12th album; producers: The Dandy Warhols; guests: Debbie Harry, Slash, Frank Black; new single: “Danzig with Myself”; See here; Sea Glass Blue Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Sunset Blvd.
DragonForce“Warp Speed Warriors” (British power metal band’s ninth album; producer: Damien Rainaud; new single: “Power of the Triforce”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; On Tour) Napalm
Charles Lloyd“The Sky Will Still Be There Tomorrow” (Double CD; with pianist Jason Moran, bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Brian Blade; Double Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Blue Note
The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis“The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis” (new single: “That Thang”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Impulse! / Verve
Kacey Musgraves“Deeper Well” (seven-time Grammy winner’s sixth album; producers: Daniel Tashian, Ian Fitchuk; new single: “Deeper Well”; See here; Transparent Cream Vinyl; Amazon-Exclusive Green Splatter Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) MCA Nashville / Interscope
Scott Stapp“Higher Power” (Creed lead singer’s fourth solo album; guests: Dorothy, Yiannis Papadopolous, Steve McEwan; new single: “What I Deserve”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Napalm
Justin Timberlake“Everything I Thought It Was” (his sixth solo album and first since 2018; producers: Cirkut, Timberlake, Louis Bell; new single: “Selfish”; See here; Amazon-Exclusive Clear With Black Smoke Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) RCA
21 Savage“american dream” (guests: The Weeknd, Metro Boomin, Young Thug, Travis Scott, Lil Durk, et al; new singles: “Redrum” / “N.H.I.E.”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download released on Jan. 12; Apple Music; On Tour) Slaughter Gang / Epic
Tierra Whack“World Wide Whack” (Philly rapper’s first album in six years; new single: “Shower Song”; See here; Silver Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Interscope
VLTIMAS“EPIC” (Portugal-based death metal band’s second album; producer: Jaime Gomez Arellano; new single: “Miserere”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Season of Mist
Whom Gods Destroy“Insanium” (debut album from new progressive metal group formed by keyboardist Derek Sherinian, guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, and vocalist Dino Jelusick; new single: “In the Name of War”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) InsideOutMusic

New Releases (Downloads)

Armchair Boogie“Hard Times & Deadlines” (Wisconsin bluegrass group’s fourth album; new single: “Liquor Store”; Hear here; On Tour) Armchair Boogie
Four Tet“Three” (new single: “Daydream Repeat”; See here; CD and Vinyl out April 12; Apple Music; On Tour) Text
Elīna Garanča“When Night Falls …” (featuring traditional songs as well as vocal nocturnes by Schubert, Brahms, Strauss, Humperdinck, and several composers from Spain and her Latvian homeland; alongside Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, conducted by Karel Mark Chichon, the Berlin Music Ensemble, oboist Albrecht Mayer, pianist Malcolm Martineau, Raphaël Feuillâtre, and José María Gallardo del Rey; Hear here; CD out April 12; Apple Music) Deutsche Grammophon
Peter Garrett“The True North” (Midnight Oil frontman’s second solo album, coming eight years after his debut; recorded with his band The Alter Egos; producer: Tony Buchen; See here; Read here; Apple Music; On Tour) Sony Music Australia
Holly Humberstone“work in progress” (four-song EP; new single: “Dive”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Apple Music; On Tour) Darkroom / Geffen / Polydor
Spectres“Presence” (new single: “The Old Regime”; Hear here; CD out March 29; Vinyl; Apple Music) Artoffact
Chuck Strangers“A Forsaken Lover’s Plea” (producers: Strangers, The Alchemist, Animoss; guests: Joey Bada$$, Erick the Architect, Remy Banks; new single: “Ski’d Up”; See here; CD and Cassette out April 5; Green Vinyl out May 3; Apple Music) Lex
Cory Wells“Harboring the Hurt I’ve Caused” (L.A. alt singer-songwriter’s second album; producer: Anton DeLost; new single: “Natural Disaster”; See here; Vinyl; Apple Music) Pure Noise
Devon Welsh“Come With Me If You Want to Live” (former Majical Cloudz singer’s third solo album; new single: “You Can Do Anything”; See here; Vinyl; Apple Music) American Dreams
Your Best Nightmare“Presents: A Simple Solution For Toxic Masculinity” (New Jersey singer-songwriter’s debut album; Hear here; Apple Music) Your Best Records, March 21

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

Black Oak Arkansas“Jim Dandy to the Rescue” (seven-CD box set containing seven albums from mid- to late 1970s, with 12-page booklet) Cleopatra
Cock Robin“Precious Dreams: The Complete CBS Recordings 1985-1990” (three-CD, 47-song clamshell box set featuring three studio albums, B-sides and 12-inch remixes; Read here; Amazon UK) Cherry Pop
Electribe 101“Electribal Memories” (1990 debut album from the house-music group fronted by Billie Ray Martin; four-CD box set contains unreleased demos, single edits and remixes from Frankie Knuckles, Larry Heeard, Mantronix, et al, plus booklet with new liner notes by Martin and an essay by Pete Paphides; newly mastered at AIR Mastering; Vinyl, half-speed master; Amazon UK) Edsel / Demon Music Group
Lester Flatt & The Nashville Grass“Heaven’s Bluegrass Band” (1976 album, featuring an all-star ensemble, including Curly Seckler, Marty Stuart and Paul Warren; Hear here) CMH Records
Barbara Mandrell“Precious Memories: 20 Hymns & Gospel Classics” (1989 album; Read here; Download; Apple Music) Gaither Music Group
Nothing But Thieves“Dead Club City (Deluxe) [Double Vinyl]” (2023 album; with five bonus tracks, including new single “Oh No :: He Said What?”; See here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) AWAL Recordings
Phish“The Spectrum ’97” (six-CD box set; two complete shows from Dec. 2-3 in Philadelphia; recorded live by Paul Languedoc, mixed from multitrack by Jon Altschiller, and mastered by Fred Kevorkian; Las Vegas Sphere Residency and On Tour; Merch) JEMP
Quarterflash“Take Another Picture” (1983 album, featuring “Take Me to Heart”; Amazon UK) Music on CD
Buddy Rich and Alla Rakha“Rich à la Rakha” (1968 album; See here; Vinyl) Modern Harmonic / Sundazed Music
William Steinberg“Complete Command Classics Recordings” (17-CD box set; Read here) Deutsche Grammophon
Train“Drops of Jupiter” (Hybrid SACD; 2001 album, featuring the title track, Grammy winner for Best Rock Song and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist[s]; sourced from the original master tapes; On Tour) Mobile Fidelity
Doris Troy“Another Look” (13-song collection of rarities from the mid to late 1970s; Download) Omnivore Recordings
Various artists“Tim’s Listening Party” (62-song compilation on four CDs, curated by Charlatans UK frontman Tim Burgess; Double Translucent Green Vinyl, with 24 tracks) Edsel / Demon Music Group
Various artists“Uptown Top Ranking: Trojan Ska & Reggae Chartbusters” (Double CD; 34-song collection, featuring Desmond Dekker, Dave & Ansel Collins, Althea & Donna, Bob Andy & Marcia Griffiths, The Maytals, Ken Boothe, The Melodians, et al; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download) Trojan / BMG Rights Management
Paul Young“No Parlez (40th Anniversary Edition)” (Double CD; 1983 debut solo album, featuring “Come Back and Stay,” “Wherever I Lay My Hat” and “Love of the Common People”; second disc features 7-inch versions, extended mixes and three bonus tracks; Amazon UK) Edsel / Demon Music Group

Reissues (Downloads)

AIR “Moon Safari Rarities (25th Anniversary Edition)” (demos, BBC live sessions and extended versions from the French electronic duo’s 1998 debut album; Hear here; Amazon UK; Apple Music; On Tour) Warner Music France
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