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New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
Cyrille Aimée“à Fleur de Peau” (Costa Rica/New Orleans-based musician’s 15th album; producers: Aimée, Jake Sherman; new single: “Again Again”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Whirlwind Recordings
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band“BRSB” (new single: “Love$ick”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Big Crown
Bleachers“Bleachers” (Jack Antonoff and Co.’s fourth album; new single: “Alma Mater,” feat. Lana Del Rey; Hear here; Double Clear Vinyl; Target-Exclusive Double White Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Dirty Hit
Dion“Girl Friends” (12 original songs, performed with female artists, including Carlene Carter, Shemekia Copeland, Rory Block, Sue Foley, Maggie Rose, et al; producers: Wayne Hood, Dion; new single: “Soul Force,” feat. Susan Tedeschi; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download) Keeping The Blues Alive Records
The Erwins (Dove Award-winning sibling group)“Life Story” (producer: Wayne Haun; new single: “Back to the Garden”; Hear here; Read here) StowTown Records / Provident Music Group
FLOYA“Yume” (German electronic rock duo’s debut album; new single: “Lights Out”; See here; Transparent Yellow and Brown Marble Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Arising Empire
Kim Gordon“The Collective” (Sonic Youth co-founder’s second solo album; producer: Justin Raisen; new single: “I’m a Man”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Matador
Ariana Grande“eternal sunshine” (her seventh album; new single: “yes, and?”; See here; Read here; Red Vinyl; Target-Exclusive CD; Target-Exclusive Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Republic
Luke Grimes“Luke Grimes” (“Yellowstone” star’s debut album; new single: “God and a Girl”; Hear here; Read here; Download; Apple Music) Mercury Nashville
Norah Jones“Visions” (her ninth studio album; producer: Leon Michels; new single: “Running”; See here; Target-Exclusive CD, with one extra song; Vinyl; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Teal Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Blue Note
Alex Jordan“Queen Kerosene” (producer: Steve Berlin; new single: “Saving Grace”; See here; Vinyl) Andy Logan Productions
Judas Priest“Invincible Shield” (their 19th album and their first in six years; new single: “Panic Attack”; Hear here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition, with three extra tracks; On Tour; Merch) Epic
Kill the Lights“Death Melodies” (U.K. metalcore band’s second album; producers: Chris Clancy, Colin Richardson; new single: “Sleep With the Devil”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Fearless / Concord
The Libertines“All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade” (their fourth album and first since 2015; producer: Dimitri Tikovoï; new single: “Run Run Run”; Hear here; Double White Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Casablanca / Republic
The Taj Mahal Sextet“Swingin’ Live at the Church in Tulsa” (recorded at the historic recording studio of the late Leon Russell; with bassist Bill Rich, drummer Kester Smith, and guitarist/Hawaiian lap steel player Bobby Ingano, dobro player Rob Ickes and guitarist and vocalist Trey Hensley; Gold Vinyl; On Tour) Lightning Rod
Loreena McKennitt“The Road Back Home” (a return to her Celtic roots, recorded during the summer of 2023 when she performed at four folk festivals in southern Ontario; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Quinlan Road
Meatbodies“Flora Ocean Tiger Bloom” (L.A. psychedelic rock band’s fourth album; new single: “Hole”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) In the Red
Joe Pug“Sketch of a Promised Departure” (new single: “What Is Good Will Never Change”; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) Nation of Heat Records / Soundly Music
Bolis Pupul“Letter to Yu” (dance producer, singer-songwriter’s debut album, dedicated to his mother, who died in a traffic accident in 2008; producer: Soulwax; new single: “Completely Half”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) DEEWEE / Because Music
Sawyer Brown“Desperado Troubadours” (their first album in more than a decade; producer: Blake Shelton; new single: “Under This Ole Hat”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Curb
Sonata Arctica“Clear Cold Beyond” (Finnish power metal band’s 11th album; producer: Mikko Karmila; new single: “A Monster Only You Can’t See”; Hear here; Double White and Black Marbled Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Atomic Fire
Tomato Flower“No” (Baltimore-based quartet’s debut album; new single: “Saint”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Ramp Local
Torrey“Torrey” (San Francisco dream pop / shoegaze band’s second album; new single: “Bounce”; See here; Oak Milk Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Slumberland
Marry Waterson & Adrian Crowley“Cuckoo Storm” (new single: “Watching the Starlings”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) One Little Independent

New Releases (Downloads)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
Before the Dawn“Archaic Flame” (Finnish metallers’ four-song EP; Apple Music) Napalm
Breezers“Hideaway” (Evan apRoberts’ fourth album; producers: apRoberts, Graeme Gibson; new single: “No Problem”; See here; Vinyl; Apple Music) Indie AM Gold / Blackbird Record Label
brother bird“another year” (producers: frontwoman Caroline Glaser, Owen Lewis; new single: “something better”) Easy Does It Records
foamboy“Eating Me Alive” (Portland, OR post-disco outfit’s second album; new single: “COOL!?!”; See here) N.I.T.A.
The Hanging Stars“On a Golden Shore” (cosmic country band’s sixth album, recorded at Edwyn Collins’ Clashnarrow Studios; producer: Sean Read; new single: “Let Me Dream of You”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Apple Music) Loose Music
Nan Macmillan“From Both Eyes” (producers: Macmillan, Alex Bingham; new single: “Mad Sometimes”; Hear here) Nan Macmillan
Before the Dawn“Archaic Flame” (Finnish metallers’ four-song EP; Apple Music) Napalm
Meklit“Ethio Blue” (Ethiopian-American vocalist/composer’s six-song EP; producer: Dan Wilson; new single: “Antidote”; Hear here; Apple Music) Meklit
Merrimack“Of Grace and Gravity” (French black metal band’s sixth album; new single: “Sulphurean Synods”; See here; Apple Music) Season of Mist
Slow Hollows“Bullhead” (new single: “Soap”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) Danger Collective
The Tyde“Season 5” (Darren Rademaker’s fifth album; new single: “Streetwise”; See here; Vinyl; Apple Music) Spiritual Pajamas

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
Bananarama“Glorious – The Complete Collection” (two CDs, 40 songs; See here; Red Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download, with 10 extra tracks; Apple Music) London
Dave Brubeck Quartet“The Classic 1950s Albums” (eight original albums on four CDs; remastered) Enlightenment
Alice Cooper“Billion Dollar Babies (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (Double CD; 1973 album, featuring “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “Elected,” “Hello Hurray” and title track; with bonus 1973 live set, outtakes, single versions and other rarities; Read here; Triple Vinyl; Amazon UK; On Tour; Merch) Rhino / Warner
Donnie Elbert“What Can I Do? 1957-62” (32 songs on one CD; Track List) Jasmine
Ella Fitzgerald“Great Women of Song: Ella Fitzgerald” (13-song collection; Vinyl; Download) Verve / UMe
Carmen McRae“Great Women of Song: Carmen McRae” (14-song collection; Vinyl; Download) Verve / UMe
The Rolling Stones“Live at the Wiltern” (two-CD, 21-song set from November 2002, with opener Solomon Burke joining them on a cover of “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love”; Triple Vinyl; Amazon-Exclusive Triple Bronze and Black Swirl Vinyl; Amazon UK; On Tour; Merch) Mercury Studios
The Stylistics“Love Is Back in Style” (1996 album, featuring the final recordings of original members Airrion Love, Herb Murrell, and longtime lead singer Russell Thompkins Jr.; remastered by Michael Graves, with one bonus track) Omnivore Recordings

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