New releases

Published on January 12th, 2019 | by Gerry Galipault


New Releases: May 17, 2019

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Akku Quintet (Swiss minimalist jazz ensemble) “Depart” (Hear here; On Tour) (7d Media)
Rich Aucoin “Release” (new single: “The Mind”; See here; Vinyl) (Haven Sounds)
American Sharks “11:11” (producers: American Sharks; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (The End)
Greg Antista and the Lonely Streets (Southern California rock group) “Shake, Stomp and Stumble” (producer: Paul Miner; first single: “Goodnight Ramona”; On Tour) (Primal Beat)
Marty Brown “American Highway” (producers: Jon Tiven, Brown; first single: “Umbrella Lovers”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Plowboy)
I am hoping everyone will travel down the American Highway with me on this album,” Marty Brown tells P&P. “It is my first one in two decades – love songs, blues songs with a twist, even one about a Winnebago.
Lewis Capaldi (Scottish singer-songwriter) “Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent” (new single: “Someone You Loved”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Vertigo Berlin)
The Cash Box Kings “Hail to the Kings!” (Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Alligator)
Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big guitarist) “Behold Electric Guitar” (producer: John Cuniberti; first single: “Havin’ It”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group)
The Head and the Heart “Living Mirage” (guitarist-vocalist Josiah Johnson has been replaced by Matt Gervais, husband of singer-violinist Charity Rose Thielen; producers: Tyler Johnson, Alex Salibian; new single: “Missed Connection”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Reprise)
The Heavy “Sons” (first single: “Heavy for You”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (BMG Rights Management)
Imperial Wax (the surviving members of The Fall with frontman Sam Curran) “Gastwerk Saboteurs” (producer: Mat Arnold; first single: “No Man’s Land”; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Saustex)
Interpol “A Fine Mess” (five-song EP; producer: Dave Fridmann; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Matador)
Carly Rae Jepsen “Dedicated” (new singles: “No Drug Like Me” and “Now That I Found You”; See here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (School Boy / Interscope)
Lizzo “Cuz I Love You” (new single: “Cuz I Love You”; See here; Download; iTunes; iTunes; On Tour) (Nice Life / Atlantic)
Nick Lowe “Love Starvation / Trombone [Vinyl]” (EP, backed by Los Straitjackets; first single: “Love Starvation”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour, with Los Straitjackets) (Yep Roc)
Brad Mehldau “Finding Gabriel” (guests: Ambrose Akinmusire, Sara Caswell, Kurt Elling, Joel Frahm, Mark Guiliana, Gabriel Kahane, Becca Stevens, etc.; first single: “The Garden”; Hear here; Read here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Nonesuch)
The National “I Am Easy to Find” (producers: Mike Mills, The National; guests: Sharon Van Etten, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Lisa Hannigan, Gail Anne Dorsey, Mina Tindle, etc.; first single: “You Had Your Soul With You”; Hear here; Vinyl; Vinyl Deluxe Edition; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (4AD)
Maddie Poppe (season 16 winner of “American Idol”) “Whirlwind” (new single: “First Aid Kit”; Hear here) (Hollywood / 19 Recordings)
Rammstein “RAMMSTEIN” (their first album since 2009; first single: “DEUTSCHLAND”; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Vertigo / Capitol)
Small Town Therapy (Bay Area roots band) “Dreams and Consequences” (producers: Small Town Therapy; guests: Lyndsay Pruett, John Mailander, Eli West and Eli Jodziewicz; first single: “Cimarrón”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Organic)
We often combine through-composed bits with structured or free improvisation, and that’s definitely happening in this recording,” multi-instrumentalist Leif Karlstrom tells P&P. “There is a musical arc and story but also the chance for something unexpected to happen — a chance for spontaneous musical moments, which pretty well sums up what Small Town Therapy is about.
Steel Pulse “Mass Manipulation” (the reggae legends’ first album in 15 years; first single: “Cry Cry Blood”; Hear here; Read here; Download; On Tour; Merch) (Wiseman Doctrine / Rootfire Cooperative)
Jimmie Vaughan “Baby, Please Come Home” (his first solo album since 2011 features covers of T-Bone Walker, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Jimmy Reed, Lefty Frizzell, etc.; first single: “Be My Lovey Dovey”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (The Last Music Co.)
The Vocal Chords “Puppy Love” (all-covers album; featuring The Cud Chewing Cows; Hear here) (Methane Music, May 23)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Injury Reserve (Arizona hip-hop trio) “Injury Reserve” (new single: “Koruna & Lime”; See here; iTunes) (Loma Vista Recordings / Concord)
Austin Plaine (Nashville-based singer-songwriter) “Stratford” (producer: Jay Foote; mixed by Steve Vealey at Electric Lady Studios; first single: “Something More”; See here; iTunes) (Blaster)
Seba Kaapstad (neo-soul group) “Thina” (See here; Vinyl; CD, out May 24; iTunes) (Mello Music Group)

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Judy Collins “The Elektra Albums, Volume 1 (1961-68)” (eight-CD box set; Amazon UK; On Tour) (Edsel / Demon Music Group)
Carole King “Live at Montreux 1973” (previously unreleased performance from July 15, 1973; See here; DVD + CD; Vinyl) (Eagle Rock)
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper “A Star Is Born (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Deluxe Box Set]” (2018 album; two-LP set, gold-colored vinyl, with standard CD, lyric journal, five posters, four pieces of sheet music, 10 lithos and two glorry 8×10 publicity photos; See here) (Interscope / UMe)
Paul McCartney “Egypt Station: Explorer’s Edition” (2018 album; two-CD set assembles all the material from the “Traveller’s Edition” and a Target exclusive; Vinyl, three-LP set; On Tour; Merch) (Capitol / UMe)

Next Week: May 24, 2019

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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.

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