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Published on March 22nd, 2018 | by Gerry Galipault

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New Releases: March 23, 2018

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
American Pleasure Club (formerly Teen Suicide) “A Whole Fucking Lifetime of This” (new single: “this is heaven & i’d die for it”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download, released on Feb. 16; iTunes; On Tour) (Run For Cover)
Courtney Marie Andrews (Phoenix singer-songwriter) “May Your Kindness Remain” (producer: Mark Howard; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Fat Possum / Mama Bird Recording Co.)
Alice Bag (former singer and co-founder of The Bags) “Blueprint” (guests: Kathleen Hanna, Allison Wolfe, Teri Gender Bender, etc.; See here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Don Giovanni)
blessthefall “Hard Feelings” (the Arizona metalcore band’s first album since 2015; producers: Tyler Smyth, Matt Good, Howard Benson; new single: “Melodramatic”; Hear here; Vinyl; On Tour) (Rise)
Bonny Doon (Detroit combo) “Longwave” (new single: “A Lotta Things”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Woodsist)
Toni Braxton “Sex and Cigarettes” (first single: “Long As I Live”; Hear here; See here; Read here; Download; eBay) (Def Jam)
BulletBoys “From Out of the Skies” (Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
Jordan Davis “Home State” (producer: Boys Like Girls guitarist Paul DiGiovanni; first single: “Singles You Up”; Hear here; Read here; On Tour) (MCA Nashville)
Grant Duncan (New Zealand indie-rock singer-songwriter based in Tokyo) “Alliance” (Hear here; Download) (Grant Duncan)
Kurt Elling “The Questions” (producers: Elling, Branford Marsalis; guests: Marsalis, Joey Calderazzo, Stu Mindeman, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Marquis Hill, John McLean; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (OKeh / Sony Masterworks)
George Ezra “Staying At Tamara’s” (guests: First Aid Kit; new single: “Paradise”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Columbia)
Jordan Feliz (CCM pop singer-songwriter) “Future” (first single: “Witness”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Centricity Music)
Field Report (Wisconsin alt-rock group) “Summertime Songs” (Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Verve)
Dom Flemons “Dom Flemons presents Black Cowboys” (the Carolina Chocolate Drops co-founder explores the role African American pioneers played in westward expansion; first single: “He’s a Lone Ranger”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Smithsonian Folkways)
Guided By Voices “Space Gun” (new GBV lineup includes Robert Pollard with veterans Doug Gillard and Kevin March and newcomers Mark Shue and Bobby Bare Jr.; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; eBay; On Tour) (GBV Inc.)
Kasbo (Swedish electronic artist Carl Garsbo) “Places We Don’t Know” (guests: TENDER, Amanda Fondell, Frida Sundemo, Keiynan Lonsdale, Charlie Kim; new single: “Aldrig Mer”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Foreign Family Collective / Counter Records)
Lissie “Castles” (first single: “Blood & Muscle”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Lionboy)
MaidaVale “Madness Is Too Pure” (producer: Jari Haapalainen; Vinyl; On Tour) (The Sign)
Don McLean “Botanical Gardens” (his first album since 2009; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (BMG Rights Management)
The Messthetics “The Messthetics” (NPR First Listen; Vinyl; iTunes) (Dischord)
Monster Magnet “Mindfucker” (Read here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Napalm)
The Moody Blues “Days of Future Passed Live” (recorded at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, accompanied by a full orchestra, during the band’s 2017 tour to celebrate the album’s 50th anniversary; narration provided by Jeremy Irons; See/read here; Vinyl; DVD; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock)
Axel Rudi Pell “Knights Call” (Vinyl; Download) (Steamhammer / SPV)
Preoccupations (formerly known as Viet Cong) “New Material” (producer: Justin Meldal-Johnson; first single: “Espionage”; Hear here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Jagjaguwar)
The Price Sisters (bluegrass duo from Ohio) “A Heart Never Knows” (producer: Bil VornDick; first single: “Singing My Troubles Away”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Rebel)
Squirrel Nut Zippers “Beasts of Burgundy” (their first album in 18 years; producer: Mike Napolitano; first single: “Karnival Joe [From Kokomo]”; Hear/read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Southern Broadcasting)
Chris Standring “Sunlight” (guests: Bob James, Mica Paris, John Novello; Download) (Ultimate Vibe Recordings)
Starchild & The New Romantic (longtime Solange and Dev Hynes collaborator Bryndon Cook) “Language” (Hear here; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Ghostly International)
Sunflower Bean (Brooklyn indie-rock trio) “Twentytwo in Blue” (See here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Mom+Pop Music)
The Sword “Used Future” (producer: Tucker Martine; first single: “Deadly Nightshade”; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Razor & Tie)
The Tillers “The Tillers” (first single: “Revolution Row”; Hear here; On Tour) (SofaBurn)
Paul Thorn “Don’t Let the Devil Ride” (his first gospel-flavored album was recorded in three legendary locations: Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals and Preservation Hall in New Orleans; producers: Billy Maddox, Colin Linden; guests: Blind Boys of Alabama, The McCrary Sisters, Preservation Hall Jazz Horns, Bonnie Bishop; first single: “Love Train”; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Perpetual Obscurity / Thirty Tigers)
Thunder “Stage” (captured at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on March 24, 2017, during the band’s U.K. tour; DVD; Vinyl; On Tour) (earMUSIC)
Jack White “Boarding House Reach” (producer: White; new single: “Connected By Love”; Hear here; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Third Man / Columbia)
Gin Wigmore “Ivory” (first single: “Carbona”; Hear here; See here; Download) (Island)
Brian Courtney Wilson “A Great Work” (first single: “A Great Work”; Hear here; Download) (Motown Gospel)
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan “Dirt” (first single: “Someplace”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Paper Bag)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Kris Barras Band (MMA fighter turned singer-guitarist) “The Divine and Dirty” (producer: Josiah J. Manning; first single: “Hail Mary”; Hear here) (Provogue / Mascot Label Group)
Lakecia Benjamin (saxophonist and bandleader) “Rise Up” (See here; iTunes; On Tour) (Ropeadope)
Bibeau (Spitfire Records founder/CEO Paul Bibeau) “Bibeau” (first single: “Leeway”; See here; iTunes) (Fade to Silence)
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox “Jazz Me Outside Pt 2.” (guests: Wayne Brady, Casey Abrams, Vonzell Solomon, Amber Eyes, Annie Bosko, Hannah Gill, etc.; See here; iTunes; On Tour) (mudhutdigital.com, March 22)
Chloe x Halle “The Kids Are Alright” (the sisters are starring on Freeform’s “Grown-ish,” where their track “Grown” is the theme song; guests: Joey Bada$$, Kari Faux, GoldLink; Hear here) (Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia)
Nicole Cross (German singer) “Shapeshifter” (first single: “Awesome”; Hear here; See here; iTunes) (Starwatch Entertainment GmbH)
The Far Field (Tacoma-based band) “Little Poems” (five-song EP, featuring four originals and a cover of Neil Young’s “Helpless”; producer: Caleb Baker; guests: Pete Marzano, David Schultz; first single: “Sixteen Again”; Hear here; On Tour) (The Far Field)
Dom Fricot (Vancouver singer-songwriter) “Deserts” (producers: David Vertesi, Andrew Rasmussen; second single: “Help Is Needed”; Hear here; See here; On Tour) (Dom Fricot)
Ben Frost (Australian experimental electronic music artist) “All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated” (six-song EP featuring new tracks and previously unreleased remixes from Alva Noto and Steve Albini; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; iTunes; On Tour) (Mute)
Hamish Hawk & the New Outfit (Edinburgh, Scotland-based band) “From Zero to One” (Hear here) (Epifo Music)
Hudson Taylor (Irish Americana-pop sibling duo) “Feel It Again” (five-song EP; producer: Ryan Hadlock; new single: “Run With Me”; Hear here; See here; iTunes; On Tour) (Rubyworks)
Kino “Radio Voltaire” (first single: “The Dead Club”; Hear here) (InsideOutMusic)
The Maghreban “01DEAS” (guests: Rutendo Machiridza, Gatto Fritto, A-F-R-O; first single: “Sham”; Hear here;
NPR First Listen; Vinyl; iTunes)
(R&S)
Marine (London quartet) “Fable Electric” (producer: Rob Ellis; new single: “Sirens”; Hear here; Vinyl) (The Vinyl Factory)
Rick Parfitt “Over and Out” (posthumous solo album from the Status Quo guitarist, who died Christmas Eve 2016; Parfitt’s son Rick Jr. helped finish the album, along with John “Rhino” Edwards, Alan Lancaster, Queen’s Brian May and Muse bassist Chris Wolstenholme; producer: Jo Webb; Amazon UK; Vinyl; CD, out April 6) (earMUSIC)
Chris Stills (son of Stephen Stills) “Don’t Be Afraid” (his first album in more than 10 years includes songs co-written with Ryan Adams and David Saw; first single: “The Weekend”; See here) (Rive Gauche Music)
Uppermost (Parisian producer and electronic musician Behdad Nejatbakhshe) “Perseverance” (new single: “Atoms”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Uppwind)
Neil Young + Promise of the Real “Paradox (Original Music from the Film)” (Western film directed by Daryl Hannah debuts on Netflix on March 23; the cast includes Young, Willie Nelson and Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah; Read here; Vinyl; CD, out April 20) (Reprise)

More Digital Releases for March 23, 2018 »

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Crowded House “Crowded House (Deluxe Edition)” (1988 album; remastered, with 17 bonus tracks; eBay) (Capitol / UMe)
Miles Davis & John Coltrane “The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6” (four-disc set includes concerts recorded in Paris, Copenhagen and Stockholm; Read here; Amazon UK; Amazon.ca; Download), “The Final Tour: Copenhagen, March 24, 1960 [Vinyl]” (Amazon UK; Amazon.ca) (Columbia / Legacy)
Pat DiNizio (late frontman of The Smithereens) “This Is Pat DiNizio (Expanded Edition)” (2006 album; two CDs, with 18 bonus tracks) (Sunset Blvd.)
Grateful Dead “The Best of the Grateful Dead Live – Volume I: 1969-1977” (Vinyl; Download; eBay; Merch) (Grateful Dead Productions)
Led Zeppelin “How the West Was Won” (2003 collection of June 1972 concerts at the Los Angeles Forum and Long Beach Arena; three CDs; remastered; Read here; Amazon UK; Vinyl Box Set; Blu-ray Audio; Super Deluxe Edition, three CDs, four LPs and one DVD; Download; eBay; Merch) (Atlantic / Swan Song)
Wynton Marsalis Septet “United We Swing: Best of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Galas” (featuring performances with Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Lenny Kravitz, Jimmy Buffett, John Legend, John Mayer, etc.; Vinyl; Download) (Blue Engine)
Michael Nesmith “Magnetic South [Vinyl]” (1970 album, featuring “Joanne”; blue-colored vinyl), “Loose Salute [Vinyl]” (1970 album, featuring “Silver Moon”; red-colored vinyl), “Nevada Fighter [Vinyl]” (1971 album; gold-colored vinyl) (Sundazed Music)
Procol Harum “Still There’ll Be More: An Anthology 1967-2017” (eight-disc box set contains five CDs and three DVDs, featuring their hits and others throughout their 50-year career, plus previously unreleased concerts at the Hollywood Bowl with the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra in September 1973 and Bournemouth Winter Gardens in March 1976; the DVDs include BBC and German TV appearances from 1967-1977, etc.; Read here; Amazon UK; eBay; Merch) (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
Steve Roach “Dreamtime Return (30th Anniversary Remastered Edition)” (1988 album; with five bonus tracks; Hear here; Download) (Projekt)
Various artists “The Thousand Incarnations of the Rose: American Primitive Guitar & Banjo 1963-1974” (17-song compilation from the Takoma and Vanguard vaults, featuring John Fahey, Leo Kottke, Robbie Basho, Harry Taussig, etc.; coincides with the Thousand Incarnations of the Rose festival, April 13-15, in Takoma Park, Md., celebrating the 60th anniversary of John Fahey’s first recordings; See here; Vinyl) (Craft Recordings)
Tom Waits “Closing Time” (1973 album, featuring “Ol’ 55”; remastered), “The Heart of Saturday Night” (1974 album; remastered; Vinyl), “Nighthawks at the Diner” (1975 album; remastered), “Small Change” (1976 album; remastered), “Foreign Affairs” (1977 album; remastered), “Blue Valentine” (1978 album; remastered), “Heartattack and Vine” (1980 album; remastered; eBay) (ANTI- / Epitaph)

More Releases for March 23, 2018 »

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