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New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
Scott H. Biram“The One & Only Scott H. Biram” (his 13th album and first in four years; new single: “Easy Rider”; See here; Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Bloodshot
Norman Brown“It Hits Different” (producers: Paul Brown, Wirlie Morris; new single: “It Hits Different”; Hear here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Shanachie
Chastity Belt“Live Laugh Love” (Washington state rock band’s fifth album; recorded and mixed by Samur Khouja; new single: “Hollow”; See here; Cloudy Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Suicide Squeeze
The Church“Eros Zeta and the Perfumed Guitars” (their 27th album is a companion piece to their 2023 LP “The Hypnogogue”; See here; Download) Communicating Vessels
Chicano Batman“Notebook Fantasy” (producer: John Congleton; new single: “Fly”; See here; Clear Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) ATO
Sheryl Crow“Evolution” (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s 11th album; producer: Mike Elizondo; new single: “Alarm Clock”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Big Machine
The Cynz“Little Miss Lost” (producer: Kurt Reil; new single: “Crow-Haired Boys”; See here; Hear here; Download; Apple Music) JEM
Blu DeTiger“All I Ever Want Is Everything” (New York native and bass prodigy’s debut album; new single: “Dangerous Game”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Capitol
Alejandro Escovedo“Echo Dancing” (on new album, he reconceptualizes the songs of his storied career; Gold Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Yep Roc
Sue Foley“One Guitar Woman (A Tribute to the Female Pioneers of Guitar)” (Blues Music Award winner’s 13th album; covers of Memphis Minnie, Lydia Mendoza, Maybelle Carter, Ida Presti, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, et al; new single: “Oh Babe It Ain’t No Lie”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) Stony Plain
gglum“The Garden Dream” (London-born singer-songwriter Ella Smoker’s debut album; producer: Karma Kid; new singles: “Do You See Me Different?” and “Glue”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Cassette; Download; Apple Music) Secretly Canadian
Ed Harcourt“El Magnifico” (producer: Harcourt; guests: Greg Dulli, Stevie Parker; new single: “Strange Beauty”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Deathless Recordings
High Llamas“Hey Panda” (Sean Hagan and Co.’s 11th album and first since 2016; new single: “Hey Panda”; See hereAmazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Drag City
Enrique Iglesias“FINAL (Vol. 2)” (his 12th and last studio album; producers: Carlos Paucar, Sir Nolan; new single: “Fría”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, with Pitbull and Ricky Martin) Sony U.S. Latin
J-Hope“Hope on the Street Vol. 1” (BTS star’s second album; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with postcard) BIGHIT MUSIC
Aaron Lewis“The Hill” (Staind frontman’s fifth solo album; producers: Lewis, Ira Dean; new single: “Let’s Go Fishing”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) The Valory Music Co. / Big Machine
Dent May“What’s For Breakfast?” (L.A. singer-songwriter’s sixth album; producer: May; guests: Jordana, Pearl & The Oysters, Jimmy Whispers; new single: “Coasting on Fumes”; Pink Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Carpark
Kelly Moran“Moves in the Field” (NYC pianist-composer’s first album in nearly six years; new single: “Butterfly Phase”; Hear here; Clear Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Warp
Peel“Acid Star” (art rock duo’s debut album; Sean Cimino and Isom Innis are members of Foster the People; new single: “Cycle”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Innovative Leisure
Reyna Tropical“Malegría” (now the solo project of Fabi Reyna after the death of DJ and co-founder Nectali “Sumohair” Diaz; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Psychic Hotline
Ride“Interplay” (Oxford quartet’s seventh album and third since reforming in 2014; producers: Ride, Richie Kennedy; new single: “Last Frontier”; See here; VinylAmazon UK; CassetteDownload; Apple Music; On Tour) Wichita Recordings / PIAS
The Secret Sisters“Mind, Man, Medicine” (Grammy-nominated duo’s fifth album; producers: The Secret Sisters, John Paul White, Ben Tanner; recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals; guest: Ray LaMontagne; new single: “Same Water”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) New West
Shabazz Palaces“Exotic Birds of Paradise” (seven-song mini album; guests: Purple Tape Nate, Stas THEE Boss, Irene Barber, Japreme Magnetic, Cobra Coil, OCnotes, Lavarr the Starr; new single: “Angela”; Hear here; Translucent White Vinyl; Download; Apple Music)
“Robed in Rareness” (seven-song mini album; guests: Royce the Choice, Lil Tracy, Porter Ray, Lavarr Starr, O Finess, Geechi Suede; Ruby Vinyl; Download; Apple Music)
Sub Pop
Sara Shook & the Disarmers“Revelations” (North Carolina band’s fourth album; producer: Shook; new single: “Backsliders”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Abeyance / Thirty Tigers
Sum 41“Heaven :x: Hell” (Double CD; Canadian punk rockers’ final album, a 20-track double LP; new single: “Rise Up”; See here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Rise / BMG Rights Management

New Releases (Downloads)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
Marco Benevento“Barn Burner: Live at Levon’s” (recorded Jan. 13-14, 2023, at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY; See here; Double Vinyl; Apple Music) Royal Potato Family
Beyoncé“Act II: Cowboy Carter” (country-flavored album; new singles: “Texas Hold ‘Em” and  “16 Carriages”; See here; Read here; CD and Double Vinyl out April 12; Apple Music; Merch) Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia
The Coal Men“Everett” (Nashville roots rock trio’s sixth album and their first in nearly eight years; producer: singer-guitarist Dave Coleman; new single: “Radio Bell”; Hear here; Apple Music) Vaskaleedez
Giuseppe Cucchiara Quartet“Music for Your Soul” (producers: Cucchiara, Jimmy Katz; new single: “Mogadishu”; Hear here) Fresh Sound
Jeremiah Fraites“Piano Piano 2” (The Lumineers co-founder and multi-instrumentalist’s second solo album; new single: a cover of Radiohead’s “No Surprises,” feat. Gregory Alan Isakov; See here; Apple Music) Dualtone / Mercury KX
Hello Emerson“To Keep Him Here” (Columbus, OH-based indie folk act’s third album; new single: “Tupperware for Glass”; See here; Apple Music) Anyway
If Not For Me“Everything You Wanted” (Harrisburg, PA-based metalcore quartet’s third album; new single: “Everything You Wanted”; See here; CD and Electric Blue Vinyl out May 17; Apple Music) Thriller
Brian K & The Parkway“Killing the Bear” (DC-area duo’s debut album; new single: “Straight Through”; See here) Brian K & The Parkway
Nicholas Mycio“NONSTANDARD” (NYC-based jazz guitarist’s second album) Jazztone
Texas & Spooner Oldham“The Muscle Shoals Sessions” (joint album, featuring Texas hits reimagined with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame songwriter and pianist, recorded at Fame Recording Studio; includes two covers: The Drifters’ “Save the Last Dance for Me” and Charles and Eddie’s “Would I Lie to You”; See here; CD and Vinyl out April 12; Amazon UK; Apple Music; On Tour) Le Label / [PIAS]
VENUES“Transience” (German post-hardcore band’s third album; new single: “Godspeed, Goodbye”; See here; Apple Music) Arising Empire
While She Sleeps“SELF HELL” (Sheffield metalcore quintet’s sixth album; producers: Carl Brown, guitarist Sean Long; See here; Amazon UK; Apple Music; On Tour) Spinefarm

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
Aesop Rock“Daylight” (seven-track EP from 2002; Orange and Blue Vinyl) Rhymesayers
Jack Bruce“Smiles & Grins: Broadcast Sessions 1970-2001” (four-CD, two-Blu-ray box set; Read here; Amazon UK) Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red
Colosseum“Elegy: The Recordings 1968-1971” (six-CD box set, featuring five albums, along with 12 bonus tracks drawn from studio sessions and live recordings, plus an illustrated book with essay; Read here; Amazon UK) Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red
Deep Purple“Machine Head (Super Deluxe Edition)” (three-CD, one-LP, one-Blu-ray box set contains new mixes by Dweezil Zappa and previously unreleased live recordings, “In Concert ’72” and “Montreux ’71”; Read here; Amazon UK) Rhino
Gentle Giant“The Missing Piece” (CD + Blu-ray, 1977 album; Steven Wilson remixed the album in Dolby Atmos, stereo and 5. 1 surround sound; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Alucard
Otto Klemperer“The Warner Classics Remastered, Edition 2: Complete Recordings of Operas & Sacred Works on EMI, Columbia & HMV” (29-disc box set) Warner Classics
Nico“The Marble Index” (1968 album; with two CD-only bonus tracks; Vinyl; Amazon UK)
“Desertshore” (1970 album, featuring “Janitor of Lunacy”; both releases mastered from the original tapes, with previously unreleased photos of Nico by Guy Webster; Vinyl; Amazon UK)
Domino
Buddy Rich“Class of ’78” (1978 big-band album, featuring a cover of “Birdland”; remastered) Hindsight
The Michael Schenker Group“Is It Loud Enough? Michael Schenker: 1980-1983” (six-CD, 66-track box set contains four studio albums, plus a disc of demos and alternative versions) Chrysalis
Silver Convention“Save Me” (1975 debut album, originally titled “Silver Convention,” featuring the Grammy-winning No. 1 smash “Fly, Robin, Fly”; with five bonus tracks, including a 12-inch version of “Fly, Robin, Fly”; Download) Omnivore Recordings
Nina Simone“Blackbird: The Colpix Recordings 1959-1963” (eight-CD, 107-track box set; Read here; Amazon UK) SoulMusic / Cherry Red
Mel Tormé and Buddy Rich“Together Again: For the First Time” (1978 album; remastered) Hindsight
Utopia“Utopia” (1982 album, featuring “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now” and “Hammer in My Heart”) Cleopatra
Various artists“Moving Away From The Pulsebeat: Post Punk Britain 1978-1981” (five-CD, 105-track clamshell box set, featuring artists from Buzzcocks to XTC; Read here; Amazon UK; Download) Cherry Red

Reissues (Downloads)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
Dylan Scott“Livin’ My Best Life (Still)” (deluxe edition of his 2022 album, with 10 extra tracks; CD out May 17; On Tour) Curb

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