New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Zac Brown Band “Welcome Home” (first single: “My Old Man”; Hear here; Read here; MP3; On Tour; Merch) (Southern Ground / Atlantic)
Don Bryant (co-wrote “I Can’t Stand the Rain” with wife Ann Peebles) “Don’t Give Up On Love” (the Memphis soul great/Hi Records alum’s first album in decades; producers: Scott Bomar of the Bo-Keys, Bruce Watson; first single: “How Do I Get There?”; Hear/read here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Fat Possum)
Dreamcar (No Doubt members Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young with AFI frontman Davey Havok) “Dreamcar” (producer: Tim Pagnotta; first single: “Kill for Candy”; See here; MP3; On Tour) (PLOF, LLC / Columbia)
Juanes “Mis planes son amarte” (CD/DVD combo; See here; On Tour) (Universal Music Latino)
Kobra and the Lotus (Canadian hard rockers) “Prevail I” (producer: Jacob Hansen; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Napalm)
Los Colognes (Nashville rock quintet) “The Wave” (first single: “Flying Apart”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Big Deal Media / Thirty Tigers)
LeToya Luckett “Back 2 Life” (the former Destiny’s Child member’s first album in eight years; guest: Ludacris; first single: “Back 2 Life”; See here) (eOne Music)
Machine Gun Kelly “Bloom” (guests: Hailee Steinfeld, Camila Cabello, Ty Dolla $ign, James Arthur, Quavo, DubXX; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Bad Boy / Interscope)
Janiva Magness “Blue Again” (six-song EP featuring covers of Bo Diddley, Freddie King, Etta James, Nina Simone, etc.; producer: Dave Darling; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Blue Élan / Fathead)
Bette Midler, David Hyde Pierce, et al “Hello, Dolly! (The New Broadway Cast Recording)” (opens April 20 at Shubert Theatre; See here; NPR First Listen; MP3) (Masterworks Broadway)
Rick Monroe “Gypsy Soul” (six-song EP; producer: Sean Giovanni; guests: Kristen Rogers, Peter Keys, Jerry Roe; first single: “This Side of You”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (MRG)
New Kids on the Block “Thankful” (five-song EP; Hear here; Target-Exclusive CD, with one bonus track, “We Were Here”; MP3; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (NKOTB Music, Llc)
Paramore “After Laughter” (former drummer Zac Farro returns; producers: Justin Meldal-Johnsen, guitarist Taylor York; first single: “Hard Times”; See here; Read here; MP3; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Fueled By Ramen)
Passafire “Longshot” (Hear here; On Tour; Merch) (Easy Star)
PWR BTTM (punk duo) “Pageant” (first single: “Big Beautiful Day”; See here; MP3; Cassette; iTunes) (Polyvinyl)
Todd Rundgren “White Knight” (guests: Donald Fagen, Trent Reznor, Daryl Hall, Joe Walsh, Bettye LaVette, Joe Satriani, Moe Berg, etc.; Hear here; On Tour; Merch) (Cleopatra)
Seether “Poison the Parish” (producer: frontman Shaun Morgan; first single: “Let You Down”; See here; Deluxe Edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Canine Riot / Concord Music Group)
Harry Styles “Harry Styles” (producers: Alex Salibian, Tyler Johnson, Kid Harpoon; first single: “Sign of the Times”; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; Target-Exclusive CD, with 32-page booklet; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Columbia)
Various artists “American Epic: The Soundtrack” (the PBS film series, on the roots of American music, premieres May 16; presented by T Bone Burnett, narrator Robert Redford and Jack White and directed by Bernard MacMahon; “American Epic: The Sessions,” in which contemporary artists use equipment from the 1920s to record music, is due June 9; Hear/see here; Vinyl; MP3; DVD; Blu-ray), “American Epic: The Collection” (box set) (Columbia / Legacy)
Various artists “The Bob’s Burgers Music Album” (double album contains 112 songs from the first 107 episodes of the animated series; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Colored Vinyl, with autographed poster; Target-Exclusive CD, with six collectible character trading cards; MP3; iTunes) (Sub Pop)
Various artists “A Bronx Tale: The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (featuring a score by Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater, with co-direction by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks, and choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo; cast includes Nick Cordero, Richard H. Blake, Bobby Conte Thornton, Ariana DeBose, etc.; Hear here; MP3; On Broadway) (Ghostlight)
Various artists “Dreamgirls (Original London Cast Recording)” (featuring “Listen,” a new song written for the 2006 film and added for this production; cast includes Amber Riley, Liisi LaFontaine and Adam J. Bernard; See here; On the West End) (Sony Masterworks Broadway)
Various artists “How to Be a Latin Lover (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (comedy film, which opens April 28, stars Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Raquel Welch, etc.; See here; Fandango) (Nacional)
Warrant “Louder Harder Faster” (producer: Jeff Pilson; See here; MP3; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
Paul Weller “A Kind Revolution” (producers: Jan “Stan” Kybert, Weller; guests: Boy George, PP Arnold, Madeleine Bell, Robert Wyatt, Josh McClorey; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition; iTunes; On Tour) (Parlophone)

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Natalie Bouloudis (U.K. singer-songwriter) “Dead Sea Scripts” (six-song EP; second single: “Firebird”; Hear here) (Natalie Bouloudis)
Carnival Club (Manchester, U.K., rock quartet) “Magdalena’s Cape” (five-song EP; producer: Kev Carroll; Hear here) (Demolition Diner)
Jonathan Cavier (Phoenix-based pop-rock singer-songwriter) “Blue Room” (first single: “When You Come Around”; Hear here) (Peah Candle Flame)
Febueder (English alt-pop trio) “From an Album” (five-song EP; new single: “Shapeshifter”; Hear here; See here) (Febueder)
Gemmy “Bamboozled” (four-song EP; Hear here) (World of Wonders)
Ingrid Michaelson “Alter Egos” (five-song EP; guests: Sara Bareilles, Tegan and Sara, AJR, John Paul White, Lucius; Hear here; iTunes) (Cabin 24)
Marco Pavé “Welcome to Grc Lnd” (guests: James Hatley, Idaly Maceano, Zandria F. Robinson, Dana Ashbury, Big Baby, Casher, Thank Aaron, Preauxx, Jason da Hater, Juju Bushman, Ralph Calhoun, Keedran “TNT” Franklin; NPR First Listen; iTunes; On Tour) (Radio Rahim Music, LLC)
Raging Fire “These Teeth Are Sharp” (the Nashville-based alt-rockers’ first album since their 1986 debut; producer: Mike Purcell; Hear/read here) (Raging Fire)
Roadcase Royale (led by Nancy Wilson of Heart and former New Power Generation member Liv Warfield) “Not Giving Up” (second single; at this time, the band has no plans for a full EP or album; Hear here) (Roadcase, LLC)
Smith & Thell (Swedish pop/folk duo) “Soulprints” (guest: Andreas Moe; Hear here; See here; iTunes) (Playground Music)
Nico Wade (Atlanta hip-hop artist) “Kingpin” (producer: Wade; guest: Kilo G; first single: “My Money”; Hear here; iTunes) (Get N Money, May 16)

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Allman Brothers Band “The Fox Box” (eight-CD box set of their Sept. 24-26, 2004, shows at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta) (Peach)
Bobby Darin “Things: The Bobby Darin Singles Collection 1956-1962” (two CDs, 64 songs; Read here) (Jasmine)
Dion “Kickin’ Child: 1965 Columbia Recordings” (15-song folk-rock collection, never released in its intended form; producer: Tom Wilson; Read here; Vinyl) (Norton)
Dan Fogelberg “Live at Carnegie Hall” (two CDs, 26 songs, recorded in 1979; Hear here; Read here; MP3; iTunes) (Nether Lands)
The Members “The Virgin Years” (four-CD box set includes the albums “At the Chelsea Nightclub,” “1980 – The Choice Is Yours” and “The BBC Sessions” and 11 previously unreleased studio demos) (Caroline International)
Mormon Tabernacle Choir “Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends” (an 11-song collection of past performances with Sting, James Taylor, Yo-Yo Ma, Amy Grant, David Foster, etc.) (Columbia)
Redbone “Already Here / Wovoka / Beaded Dreams Through Turquoise Eyes” (1972, 1973 and 1974 albums on two CDs; remastered) (BGO)
Melvin Sparks “Live At Nectar’s” (recorded at the Burlington, Vt., club on Dec. 30, 2010, just a few months before the soul-jazz guitarist’s death) (One Note)
Various artists “Sing It High, Sing It Low: Tumbleweed Records 1971-1973” (10-song collection; Vinyl) (Light in the Attic)

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