Categories: New releases

New Releases: March 27, 2020

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New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
Jessi Alexander (country singer-songwriter co-wrote Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb”)“Decatur County Red” (producers: Alexander, Jon Randall, Leslie Richter; guest: Randy Houser; new single: “Mama Drank”; Hear here; Download) (Lost Creek Music)
Rory Block“Prove It On Me” (the second installment in her “Power Women of the Blues” series; producers: Block, Rob Davis; new single: “In My Girlish Days”; Hear here; Download; Apple Music) (Stony Plain)
Basia Bulat“Are You in Love?” (producer: Jim James; new single: “Your Girl”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Secret City)
Vanessa Carlton“Love Is an Art” (producer: Dave Fridmann; new single: “The Only Way to Love”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Dine Alone)
Clem Snide“Forever Just Beyond” (their first album in five years; producer: Scott Avett; first single: “Roger Ebert”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) (Ramseur / Thirty Tigers)
Brian Fallon“Local Honey” (producer: Peter Katis; new single: “You Have Stolen My Heart”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Lesser Known / Thirty Tigers)
5 Seconds of Summer“CALM” (producer: Andrew Watt; new single: “No Shame”; Hear here; See here; Target-Exclusive CD, with three extra songs, alternative cover and poster; Download; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch) (Interscope)
The Grahams“Kids Like Us” (producers: the late Richard Swift, Dan Molad; new single: “Searching the Milky Way,” dedicated to Swift, who died in 2018; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (3 Sirens Music Group / RED MUSIC / The Orchard)
Lilly Hiatt“Walking Proof” (producer: Lincoln Parish; guests: father John Hiatt, Amanda Shires, Aaron Lee Tasjan; first single: “Brightest Star”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (New West)
Jim Lauderdale“When Carolina Comes Home Again” (new single: “Cackalacky”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Yep Roc)
Linda Lavin“Love Notes” (first single: “Stars Would Fall”; Download; Apple Music) (Club 44)
Little Dragon“New Me, Same Us” (first single: “Hold On”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Ninja Tune)
Magic Sword“Endless” (first single: “Depths of Power”; Hear here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Me and That Man (dark-folk project led by Behemoth frontman Nergal)“New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 1” (guests: Corey Taylor, Ihsahn, Matt Heafy, Brent Hinds, etc.; new single: “Surrender”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) (Napalm)
Mustangs of the West“Time” (producer: Mark Howard; new single: “I Blame Love”; See here; Download; Apple Music) (Blue Élan)
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real“Naked Garden” (new album features tracks recorded during sessions for the band’s previous LP, “Turn Off the News (Build a Garden)”; first single: “Civilized Hell [Alternate Version]”; Hear here; Read here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Fantasy / Concord)
The Orb“Abolition of the Royal Familia” (contributors: Roger Eno, Youth, Steve Hillage, Gong’s Miquette Giraudy, etc.; first single: “Pervitin [Empire Culling & The Hemlock Stone Version]”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Cooking Vinyl)
Parkway Drive“Viva the Underdogs” (recorded live at the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Epitaph)
Pearl Jam“Gigaton” (producers: Josh Evans, Pearl Jam; new single: “Superblood Wolfmoon”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Target; On Tour; Merch) (Monkeywrench / Republic)
Jessie Reyez (Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter)“BEFORE LOVE CAME TO KILL US” (new single: “LOVE IN THE DARK”; See here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with three extra songs; Vinyl; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Root Beer Clear Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) (FMLY / Island)
Kim Richey“A Long Way Back: The Songs of Glimmer” (new recordings of her critically lauded 1999 album; producer: Doug Lancio; first single: “Hello Old Friend”; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Yep Roc)
Sufjan Stevens & Lowell Brams“Aporia” (new single: “The Unlimited”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) (Asthmatic Kitty)
The Suicide Machines“Revolution Spring” (the ska-punk group’s first album in 15 years; producer: Less Than Jake’s Roger Lima; first single: “Awkward Always”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch) (Fat Wreck Chords)
Tesla“Five Man London Band” (June 2019 performance recorded at Abbey Road Studios; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Target; On Tour; Merch) (UMG Recordings / UMe)
Watermelon Slim“Traveling Man” (18-song live album; producer: Watermelon Slim, Chris Hardwick; first single: “Scalemaster Blues”; Hear here; Download; On Tour) (NorthernBlues Music)
Waxahatchee“Saint Cloud” (first single: “Fire”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Merge)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist:Title:Label:
Dana Gavanski“Yesterday Is Gone” (new single: “Good Instead of Bad”; Hear here; Apple Music; On Tour, with Damien Jurado) (Flemish Eye)
Hundreds (German electro-pop band)“The Current” (new single: “Body of Water”; Hear here; Apple Music; On Tour) (Embassy of Music)
Various artists“Sing Street (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (musical based on John Carney’s 2016 indie film opens in mid-April; producers: Gary Clark, Martin Lowe; first single: “Up”; See here; Read here; CD, out April 17) (Sony Masterworks Broadway)

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
Duane Allman & Gregg Allman“Duane & Gregg” (September 1968 recording session for Scott Boyer, David Brown and ABB drummer Butch Trucks’ band the 31st of February; these demo sessions for their second, unreleased album feature probably the earliest versions of Gregg’s hit “Melissa,” and would be released as “Duane & Gregg” in May 1972; Vinyl) (Allman Brothers Band Recording Company)
Allman Joys (featuring Duane and Gregg Allman“Allman Joys” (1966 album; remastered; Vinyl) (Allman Brothers Band Recording Company)
Jim Capaldi“Open Your Heart: The Island Recordings 1972-1976” (newly remastered four-disc clamshell box set contains three CDs and a DVD of his appearances on BBC’s “Old Grey Whistle Test”; Read here; Amazon UK) (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
The Everly Brothers“Down in the Bottom: The Country Rock Sessions 1966-1968” (three-CD, 59-song set includes the albums “The Hit Sound,” “The Everly Brothers Sing” and “Roots,” with bonus tracks; Hear here; Read here; Amazon UK) (RPM)
Béla Fleck“Throw Down Your Heart: The Complete Africa Sessions” (three-CD, one-DVD set includes the new collaborative album “The Ripple Effect” with kora master Toumani Diabaté; first single: “Nashville”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Craft Recordings / Concord)
Hour Glass“Hour Glass” (1967 album; remastered; Vinyl), “Power of Love” (1968 album; remastered; Vinyl) (Allman Brothers Band Recording Company)
Mojo Nixon“The Mojo Manifesto: The Original Album Collection” (10-CD box set, with a DVD containing his music videos) (Manifesto)
Ratt“The Atlantic Years 1984-1990” (five albums in a five-CD clamshell set, with bonus tracks; Read here; Amazon UK; On Tour; Merch) (HNE Recordings / Cherry Red)
Rush“Permanent Waves (40th Anniversary)” (1980 album, featuring “The Spirit of Radio”; remastered, with a second CD of unreleased live tracks during their 1980 world tour and a 20-page booklet; Hear here; Super Deluxe Edition, featuring two CDs, three 180-gram audiophile black vinyl LPs and a 40-page hardcover book; Vinyl; Download) (Mercury / UMe)
The Shoes“Elektrafied: The Elektra Years 1979-1982” (four-CD clamshell box set featuring the band’s three Elektra albums, along with pre-album demos, lost songs, alternate version and live recordings, plus a 32-page booklet; Read here; Amazon UK) (Cherry Red)
Cat Stevens“Matthew & Son [Vinyl]” (1967 album), “New Masters [Vinyl]” (1967 album; both reissues feature restored artwork and newly “de-mixed” re-enhanced mixes; Read here) (Decca / UMe)
Donna Summer“Encore” (33-song box set includes 17 studio albums, froom “Lady of the Night” to 2008’s “Crayons,” plus live material, 7-inch single versions, 12-inch single versions, remixes, non-studio album singles and extended mixes, as well as 40-page 12″ by 12″ hardback book; Amazon UK) (Driven By the Music / Demon Music Group)
Various artists“Pacific Northwest Juke Box” (11 rare and unissued tracks from the Garland Records catalog; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl) (BeatRocket / Sundazed Music)
Andy Williams“Emperor of Easy: Lost Columbia Masters 1962-1972” (20-song compilation; mastered from the tapes by Mike Piacentini at Sony’s Battery Studios) (Real Gone Music)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast:Title:Studio/label:
Michael Hutchence“Mystify: Michael Hutchence [DVD]” (2019 documentary, directed by Richard Lowenstein; See here; Blu-ray) (Shout! Factory, March 31)

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