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New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
Amen Dunes“Death Jokes” (project of NYC-based Damon McMahon; his first release since 2018; new single: “Boys”; See here; Read here; Double Clear Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Sub Pop
Arab Strap“I’m totally fine with it don’t give a f*ck anymore” (new single: “Bliss”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Rock Action
Sebastian Bach“Child Within the Man” (former Skid Row singer’s sixth solo album; producer: Michael “Elvis” Baskette; guests: Orianthi, Steve Stevens, John 5; new single: “Everybody Bleeds”; See here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Reigning Phoenix Music
Bayside“There Are Worse Things Than Being Alive” (Queens punk rock band’s ninth album and first since 2019; producer: Cameron Webb; new single: “The Devils”; See here; Translucent Purple Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Hopeless
David Benoit“Timeless” (guests: Brian McKnight, Spice Fusion; Hear here; Download) SoNo Recording Group
Chick Corea & Béla Fleck“Remembrance” (featuring three previously unreleased Corea compositions as well as five short free improvisations, or impromptus, that Fleck has infused with written music; Hear here; Double Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Béla Fleck Productions / Thirty Tigers
Dehd“Poetry” (alt-rock trio’s third album; producers: Ziyad Asrar, band member Jason Balla; new single: “Alien”; Hear here; Vinyl; Rough Trade-Exclusive Neon Orange Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Fat Possum
Rick Estrin and the Nightcats“The Hits Keep Coming” (Blues Music Award winners’ sixth album and first in nearly five years; new single: “The Circus Is Still In Town [The Monkey Song]”; producer: multi-instrumentalist Christoffer “Kid” Andersen; See here; Translucent Red Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Alligator
Gabrielle“A Place In Your Heart” (British singer-songwriter’s eighth album; guest: Mahalia; Transparent Curacao Blue Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Tag8 / BMG Rights Management
Morgan Guerin“Tales of the Facade” (producer: Guerin; new single: “Pyramid”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Candid
Mick Harvey“Five Ways to Say Goodbye” (his first solo album in more than a decade; new single: “When We Were Beautiful & Young”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Mute
Hot Water Music“VOWS” (producer: Brian McTernan; guests: Daniel Fang and Brendan Yates of Turnstile, Thrice, Dallas Green of City and Colour and Alexisonfire, The Interrupters, Popeye Vogelsang; new singles: “Menace” and “Burn Forever”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Equal Vision
How to Dress Well“I Am Toward You” (Tom Krell’s first album in six years; new singles: “New Confusion” and “No Light”; See here; Vinyl; Cloudy Orange Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Sargent House
I. JORDAN“I AM JORDAN” (English dance producer’s debut album; new single: “Close to You”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Ninja Tune
Judah & the Lion“The Process” (Nashville-based indie folk duo’s fifth album; guests: K. Flay, Ruston Kelly; new single: “Is What It Is”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Cletus the Van / Downtown Artist & Label Services
Chris Kasper“Sunlight In An Empty Room (Philly singer-songwriter’s seventh album; producer: Jano Rix; guests: G. Love, Oliver Wood; new single: “Shine On Through”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Royal Potato Family
Brian Kelley“Tennessee Truth” (former Florida Georgia Line member’s second solo album; producer: Dann Huff; new single: “Kiss My Boots”; See here; Gold Nugget Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Big Machine
Kings of Leon“Can We Please Have Fun” (producer: Kid Harpoon; new single: “Mustang”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon-Exclusive Opaque Bone Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Capitol
Knocked Loose“You Won’t Go Before You’re Supposed To” (Kentucky metalcore band’s third album; producer: Drew “WZRD BLD” Fulk; guests: Poppy, Chris Motionless; new single: “Blinding Faith”; See here; Vinyl; Target-Exclusive Orange and Purple Smash with Magenta Splatter Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Pure Noise
Pokey LaFarge“Rhumba Country” (producers: LaFarge, Chris Seefried, Elliot Bergman; new single: “Sister André”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) New West
Abigail Lapell“Anniversary” (recorded in a 200-year-old church in Ontario; new single: “Rattlesnake”; See here; Aqua Blue Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Outside Music
Les Savy Fav“OUI, LSF” (Brooklyn art-punk band’s first album in 14 years; new single: “Guzzle Blood”; See here; Read here; Green Vinyl; Rough Trade-Exclusive Red Smoke Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Frenchkiss
Like Moths to Flames“THE CYCLES OF TRYING TO COPE” (Columbus, OH-based metalcore band’s sixth album; producers: Carson Slovak, Grant McFarland; new single: “Kintsugi”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) UNFD
Lunchbox“Pop and Circumstance” (new single: “Dinner for Two”; See here; Bubblegum Pink Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Slumberland
Mandoki Soulmates“A Memory of Our Future” (rock and fusion supergroup, led by Leslie Mandoki, includes Ian Anderson, Al Di Meola, Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Tony Carey, Nick Van Eede, Simon Phillips, et al; new single: “Blood in the Water”; See here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) InsideOutMusic
Scotty McCreery“Rise & Fall” (his sixth album; producers: Aaron Eshuis, Andrew Mendelson, Derek Wells, Drew Bollman, Frank Rogers, Joey Stanca, Justin Niebank, Zach Kuhlman; new single: “Slow Dance”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon-Exclusive Forest Green Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Triple Tigers
Brad Mehldau“After Bach II” (four preludes and one fugue from J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, as well as the Allemande from Partita for Keyboard No. 4 in D Major, interspersed with seven compositions or improvisations by Mehldau inspired by the complementary works of the Baroque master; Hear here; Download; Apple Music)
“Après Fauré” (four preludes, from a 37-year span of Gabriel Fauré’s career, as well as a reduction of an excerpt from the Adagio movement of his Piano Quartet in G Minor; See here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour)
Nonesuch
Anette Olzon“Rapture” (former Nightwish vocalist’s third album; producer: Magnus Karlsson; new single: “Heed the Call”; See here; Red Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Frontiers Music s.r.l.
Powerman 5000“Abandon Ship” (industrial metal band’s 11th album; producer: A Perfect Circle’s Matt McJunkins; with CD-only bonus track, a revamped version of “Bombshell”; new single: “1999”; Read here; Green Marble Vinyl; Amazon UK; Cassette; On Tour) Cleopatra
Rainbow Kitten Surprise“Love Hate Music Box” (22-track album; producers: Daniel Tashian, Konrad Snyder, Melo; guest: Kacey Musgraves; new single: “Superstar”; See here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Elektra
Jordan Rakei“The Loop” (Grammy-nominated artist’s fifth album; producer: Rakei; new single: “Freedom”; See here; Double Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Decca
Shannon and the Clams“The Moon Is in the Wrong Place” (producer: Dan Auerbach; new single: “The Moon Is in the Wrong Place”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Easy Eye Sound / Concord
Six Feet Under“Killing for Revenge” (Florida death metal band’s 14th album; new single: “Know-Nothing Ingrate”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Metal Blade
Sonic Universe“It Is What It Is” (debut album from Living Colour’s Corey Glover and Adrenaline Mob guitarist Mike Orlando, with Taykwuan Jackson on drums and Booker King on bass; first single: “I Am”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) earMUSIC
Angus & Julia Stone“Cape Forestier” (Aussie sibling duo’s sixth album; new single: “The Wedding Song”; See here; Gold Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Nettwerk
The Tangent“To Follow Polaris” (new single: “The North Sky”; See here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) InsideOutMusic
Unleash the Archers“Phantoma” (JUNO Award-winning Canadian metal band’s sixth album; producer: Andrew Kingsley; new single: “Green & Grass”; See here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Napalm
Villagers“That Golden Time” (Dublin singer-songwriter-instrumentalist Conor O’Brien’s sixth studio album; new single: “That Golden Time”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Domino

New Releases (Downloads)

ARTIST TITLE LABEL
Yaya Bey “Ten Fold” (Brooklyn singer-songwriter Aaron Velasquez’s fifth album; guests: Exaktly, Daddy I.U.; new single: “me and all my n****s”; See here; Vinyl; Apple Music) Big Dada
Wade Bowen “Flyin” (his 10th album; producer: Bowen; guests: Hillary Lindsey, Troy Aikman; new single: “Mary Jane”; See here; Vinyl out June 28; Apple Music; On Tour) Bowen Sounds / Thirty Tigers
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown “Electrified” (new single: “Snake Oil”; See here; Apple Music) Rattle Shake
Ryan Castro “EL CANTANTE DEL GHETTO” (reggaeton artist’s debut album; new single: “EL CANTANTE DEL GHETTO”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) Bajo Distribución / Sony Music Entertainment Colombia, May 9
The Chainsmokers “No Hard Feelings” (six-song EP; new single: “Friday”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) Disruptor / Columbia
Conway the Machine “Slant Face Killah” (Buffalo emcee’s fourth album; guests: Method Man, Swizz Beatz, Tech N9ne, Raekwon, Joey Bada$$, Larry June, Key Glock, Jay Worthy, Ab-Soul, et al; See here; Read here; Apple Music) Drumwork Music Group / EMPIRE
Andra Day “CASSANDRA (cherith)” (Grammy winner’s third album; new single: “Chasing”; Hear here; CD out on May 31; Amazon UK; Apple Music) Warner
Flamingosis “Better Will Come” (Brooklyn-based artist-producer’s sixth album; new single: “Feel Yourself,” feat. Marc Rebillet; See here; Apple Music) Kahuna Style
From Indian Lakes “Head Void” (California indie rock band’s sixth album; new single: “The Flow”; See here) little shuteye, May 15
The Galaxy Electric & Droog Mulholland “Muzak From The Korova Milkbar” (Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK) Subexotic
Gunna “One of Wun” (Atlanta rapper’s fifth album; producers: Aviator Keyyz, EVRGRN, FritzOnDaTrack, Honorable C.N.O.T.E., Kenny Stuntin, SspikeTrap, Turbo; new single: “Whatsapp [Wassam]”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) Young Stoner Life / 300 Entertainment
Huddy “Love Bites” (four-song EP; new single: “21”; Hear here; Apple Music) Half Blood / The Orchard, May 15
Karin Ann “through the telescope” (Slovakian musician’s debut album; producers: Benjamin Lazar Davis, Will Graefe; new single: “false gold”; Hear here; Apple Music) 3amRecords
Jack Manley “Unmeasurable Terms” (Hudson Valley-based singer-songwriter’s four-song debut EP; new single: “Save Your Own”; Hear here) Jack Manley
Emmy Meli “Hello Stranger” (R&B/pop singer’s seven-song debut EP; producer: Some Randoms; new single: “Silence”; See here; Apple Music) BMG Rights Management
MRCY “VOLUME 1” (U.K. retro soul duo’s debut album; new single: “R.L.M”; See here; Amazon UK; Apple Music) Dead Oceans
Orville Peck “Stampede, Vol. 1” (his third album; guests: Elton John, Willie Nelson, Noah Cyrus, Midland, Allison Russell, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bu Cuaron; new single: “Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond of Each Other”; See here; Amazon UK; Apple Music; On Tour) Warner
Julia Pratt “Family Feud” (five-song EP; new single: “Chronos, Cruel Handler”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour, with Amos Lee) RECORDS / Columbia
Lily Rose “Runnin’ Outta Time” (six-song EP; new single: “True North”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour, with Luke Bryan) Big Loud / Mercury
Sublime with Rome “Sublime with Rome” (their final album; new single: “Love Is Dangerous”; Hear here; Read here; Apple Music; Final Tour) 5 Music Incorporated
Various artists “I Saw the TV Glow (Original Soundtrack)” (score by Alex G; new single: Caroline Polachek’s “Starburned and Unkissed”; Trailer; Read here; Apple Music) A24 Music
Oliver Wakeman “Anam Cara” (11th album from the piano and keyboard virtuoso, eldest son of Rick Wakeman; See here; Read here; Amazon UK)   Spirit of Unicorn Music / Cherry Red
Kelsey Waldon “There’s Always a Song” (guests: Amanda Shires, Margo Price, Isaac Gibson, S.G. Goodman; new single: “Hello Stranger”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) Oh Boy / Thirty Tigers
World5 “3” (producer: Joe Gavito; first single: “Be You”; Hear here) Spectra Music Group

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
D-A-D“Greatest Hits 1984-2024” (22-song compilation; Download; On Tour) AFM
Dead Boys“3rd Generation Nation” (12 tracks fromlost sessions; remastered; Vinyl; Cassette) Cleopatra
Duke Ellington“Copenhagen 1958 (Bonus: After Hours 1950)” (live broadcasts from KB Hallen; Amazon UK) Storyville
John Entwistle“John Entwistle: The Ox Box Set” (six solo albums on six CDs, with 29 additional tracks and a 28-page booklet; Amazon UK) Edsel / Demon Music Group
Herbie Hancock“Mwandishi” (1970 album; Amazon UK) Music on CD
Keane“Hopes and Fears 20” (Triple CD; 20th anniversary edition of their 2004 debut album, featuring “Somewhere Only We Know”; original album remastered and cut by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios, with  B-sides, previously unreleased demos and rarities, plus new sleeve notes from the band and original team; Hear here; Read here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Island / UMe
Queen“Queen Rock Montreal” (Double CD; recorded at the Forum in November 1981; See here; Triple Vinyl)
“Queen Rock Montreal + Live Aid [Blu-ray]” (two discs; 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray; Merch; Mercury Studios)
Hollywood / UMe
Charlie Rich“I Hear Those Blues: Rich in Stereo” (14-song collection; multi-track stereo mixes remastered from the Sun archive; Hear here) Sun Records
The Staple Singers“Africa ’80” (11-song live set; mastered by Michael Graves; Hear here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Omnivore Recordings

Reissues (Downloads)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
Blancmange“Everything Is Connected: The Best of Blancmange 1979-2024” (38 tracks; Apple Music; On Tour) London
Madness“Can’t Touch Us Now (Expanded Edition)” (2016 album; with 14 bonus tracks; On Tour) Union Square Music

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