New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Casey Abrams “I Put a Spell on You” (first single: “Robot Lovers”; See here; On Tour) (Chesky)
Jann Arden “These Are the Days” (Hear here;; Download; iTunes) (Universal Canada)
Black Foxxes “REIðI” (first single: “Sæla”; Hear here; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Search and Destroy / Spinefarm)
The Bonnevilles (Northern Ireland rockers) “Dirty Photographs” (new single: “Long Runs the Fox”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Alive Naturalsound)
Caroline Says (Austin-based singer-songwriter Caroline Sallee) “No Fool Like an Old Fool” (first single: “Sweet Home Alabama,” not a cover of the Lynyrd Skynyrd hit; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Western Vinyl)
The Decemberists “I’ll Be Your Girl” (first single: “Severed”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Capitol)
Dorothy “28 Days in the Valley” (new single: “Who Do You Love”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Roc Nation)
Fickle Friends (U.K. indie-pop quintet) “You Are Someone Else” (producers: Mike Crossey, Charlie Hugall, Jonathan Gilmore, Mark Ralph, Mike Spencer; new single: “Hard To Be Myself”; Hear here; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Polydor / Interscope)
Bill Frisell “Music IS” (Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (OKeh / Sony Masterworks)
Green Druid (Denver psychedelic doom metal band) “Ashen Blood” (producers: Green Druid; first single: “Pale Blood Sky”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Earache)
Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL “Tomb Raider (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (Hear here; See here; Download; In Theaters) (Sony Classical)
Hot Snakes “Jericho Sirens” (the San Diego garage punk band’s first album in 14 years; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Sub Pop)
Scotty McCreery “Seasons Change” (McCreery co-wrote all 11 songs, collaborating with Frank Rogers, Monty Criswell, Jessi Alexander, David Lee Murphy, Dan Isbell, etc.; first single: “Five More Minutes”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Triple Tigers / Sony)
Meshell Ndegeocello “Ventriloquism” (covers album, featuring versions of songs by Prince, TLC, Janet Jackson, Tina Turner, Sade, Al B. Sure!, etc.; producers: Ndegeocello, Jebin Bruni; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; eBay; On Tour) (Naïve)
The Oak Ridge Boys “17th Avenue Revival” (producer: Dave Cobb; first single: “Brand New Star”; See here; Read here) (Lightning Rod / Thirty Tigers)
PRhyme (Royce da 5’9″ and DJ Premier) “PRhyme 2” (guests: CeeLo Green, 2 Chainz, Yelawolf, Big K.R.I.T., Roc Marciano, Dave East, etc.; first single: “Era”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Download; iTunes) (PRhyme)
Shenandoah “Reloaded” (nine live tracks recorded in 2017, with three new studio songs, all produced by Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts; first single: “Noise”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (BMG Rights Management)
Snoop Dogg “Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love” (32-song gospel album; guests: Faith Evans, Rance Allen, Tye Tribbett, B Slade, etc.; first single: “Words Are Few”; Hear here; See here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (All The Time Entertainment / RCA Inspiration)
Stone Temple Pilots (new lead singer: Jeff Gutt) “Stone Temple Pilots” (new single: “Roll Me Under”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Rhino)
Various artists “Love, Simon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (comedy-drama directed by Greg Berlanti and based on the novel “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli; first single: “Alfie’s Song [Not So Typical Love Song],” Bleachers; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; In Theaters, opening March 16) (RCA)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Disney Junior Music” (20 songs from the channel’s most popular shows; Download; iTunes; Merch) (NOW / Walt Disney)
The Dean Ween Group “rock2” (first single: “Don’t Let the Moon Catch You Crying”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Schnitzel)
Kim Wilde “Here Come the Aliens” (the pop icon’s first album in seven years, recorded at RAK Studios in London where she began her career back in 1981; producer: Ricky Wilde; Amazon UK; Vinyl Box Set; eBay; On Tour) (earMUSIC)
Yo La Tengo “There’s a Riot Going On” (four new songs released on Jan. 18: “You Are Here,” “Shades of Blue,” “She May, She Might” and “Out of the Pool”; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Matador)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
JB Dunckel (one half of the duo Air) “H+” (new single: “Transhumanity”; Hear here; See here; iTunes) (Sony Music France / Jive Epic)
Dungen & Woods “Myths 003” (first single: “Turn Around”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Mexican Summer)
Freedom Baby “How You’ll Grow” (four-song EP; new single: “My Force”; Hear here; See here) (Freedom Baby)
Garden City Movement (Tel Aviv electro-pop trio) “Apollonia” (new single: “Before I Fall”; Hear here; iTunes) (Night Time Stories)
Will Long (American musician based in Tokyo) “Long Trax 2” (new single: “We Tend To Forget”; Hear here; iTunes) (Smalltown Supersound)
The Magic Gang (Brighton-based quartet) “The Magic Gang” (new single: “Getting Along”; Hear here; See here; Amazon UK; iTunes; Merch) (Yala! / Warner)
Mount Eerie (Washington state songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Phil Elverum) “Now Only” (first single: “Distortion”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Read here; iTunes) (P.W. Elverum & Sun)
Sango (Seattle-based producer) “In the Comfort Of” (guests: Jesse Boykins III, Xavier Omär, JMSN, Smino, etc.; new single: “Khlorine”; Hear here; See here; iTunes; On Tour) (Last Gang)
Selfish Things (Toronto alt-rock band) “Vertical Love” (six-song EP; producers: James Paul Wisner, lead singer-songwriter Alex Biro; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (A Wolf At Your Door / Silva Screen)
Chuck Strangers (of Brooklyn hip-hop collective Pro Era) “Consumers Park” (guests: Joey Bada$$, Kirk Knight, Issa Gold; first single: “Style Wars”; Hear here; iTunes) (Nature Sounds / Pro Era)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Alarm “Eponymous 1981-1983” (1983 debut EP, with B-sides and acoustic and alternate versions; Vinyl; Download; iTunes), “Declaration 1984-1985” (1984 full-length debut album; remastered, with B-sides and rarities; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes), “21 (Redux)” (1980s compilation; 29 songs; iTunes) (Twenty First Century Recording Company)
All Sons & Daughters “The All Sons & Daughters Collection” (Hear here) (Integrity Music)
Earl Thomas Conley “Somewhere Between Right and Wrong / Don’t Make It Easy for Me / Treadin’ Water / Too Many Times” (four 1980s albums on two CDs; remastered) (Morello / Cherry Red)
Papa John Creach “The Cat and the Fiddle” (1977 album; remastered; eBay) (Greyscale)
John Kay & Steppenwolf “Steppenwolf at 50” (three-CD, 41-song retrospective, including rarities and previously unreleased tracks; Hear/read here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Rainman)
M.F.S.B. “The Definitive Collection” (two CDs, 32 songs, including “T.S.O.P. [The Sound of Philadelphia],” “Love Is the Message,” “Let’s Clean Up the Ghetto”; Read here) (Robinsongs / Cherry Red)
Nevermore “The Complete Collection” (12-CD box set, featuring all their albums, all EP and live releases, bonus tracks, rarities and previously unreleased demo and live recordings; See here) (Century Media)
NRBQ “NRBQ” (1969 album; remastered; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; eBay) (Omnivore Recordings)
The Osmond Brothers “Songs We Sang on the Andy Williams Show” (12-song collection) (Greyscale)
Spirit “It Shall Be: The Ode & Epic Recordings 1968-1972” (five-CD box set; Read here; Amazon UK) (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
Various artists “My World of Make Believe: Sunshine, Soft & Studio Pop 1966-1972” (32-song collection features tracks by David Gates, The Tokens, Bob Dileo, The Seagulls, Don Grady, Paul Vigrass, Fairchilds, etc.) (Teensville)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Country Songs of Inspiration” (16-song set features Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Vince Gill, George Strait, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, etc.; Download; iTunes) (NOW / UMG / Sony)
Various artists “Andrew Lloyd Webber – Unmasked: The Platinum Collection” (two-CD set features newly recorded versions of his songs by Lana Del Rey, Gregory Porter and Nicole Scherzinger, as well as classics from Barbra Streisand, Madonna, Michael Crawford, Sarah Brightman, Elvis Presley, Beyoncé, etc.; Deluxe Edition, four CDs; Download) (Verve)
Yachts “Suffice to Say: The Complete Yachts Collection” (43-song, three-CD box set; Read here) (Cherry Red)

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