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Published on May 17th, 2018 | by Gerry Galipault

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New Releases: May 18, 2018

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Age of Taurus (London doom metal band) “The Colony Stain” (first single: “In Dreams We Die”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Rise Above)
Joan Armatrading “Not Too Far Away” (first single: “No More Pain”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (BMG Rights Management)
Ash “Islands” (producer: frontman Tim Wheeler; first single: “Buzzkill”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download) (Infectious Music)
Kurt Baker Combo “Let’s Go Wild!” (producer: Paco Loco; Vinyl) (Wicked Cool)
Courtney Barnett “Tell Me How You Really Feel” (new single: “Need a Little Time”; See here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Mom+Pop / Marathon Artists / Milk!)
Basia “Butterflies” (produced and written with longtime collaborator Danny White; Download; eBay) (Shanachie)
James Bay “Electric Light” (producers: Bay, Jon Green, Paul Epworth; new single: “Pink Lemonade”; Hear here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Republic)
Spencer Brown (San Francisco electronic DJ/producer who was mentored by Avicii) “Illusion of Perfection” (guests: Jules, Liam Hathaway, ALPHA 9, Roderick Demmings Jr., WIlt Claybourne; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Anjunabeats)
BTS “LOVE YOURSELF: Tear” (See here; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Big Hit Entertainment)
Burn the Priest (aka Lamb of God, returning to its roots and its original name) “Legion: XX” (featuring covers of Cro-Mags, Agnostic Front, Quicksand, Ministry, Bad Brains, Melvins, S.O.D., the Accused, Big Black, etc.; first single: “Inherit the Earth”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download) (Epic)
Matt Costa “Santa Rosa Fangs” (the Southern California singer-songwriter’s first album in five years; producers: Peter Matthew Bauer of the Walkmen and Nick Stumpf of French Kicks; first single: “I Remember It Well”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Dangerbird)
EXO-CBX “Magic” (first Japanese studio album by the South Korean-Chinese boy group EXO sub-unit; new single: “Horololo”; See here; iTunes; On Tour) (Avex Trax)
Family of the Year (L.A.-based indie rock outfit) “Goodbye Sunshine, Hello Nighttime” (new single: “Let Her Go”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Reprise)
Five Finger Death Punch “And Justice for None” (includes a cover of The Offspring’s “Gone Away”; Amazon UK; Deluxe Edition, with three bonus tracks; Vinyl; eBay; On Tour, with Shinedown and then Breaking Benjamin; Merch) (Prospect Park)
GAS (German electronic musician Wolfgang Voigt) “Rausch” (produced as a single composition designed to be listened through from beginning to end; See here; Vinyl; Download) (Kompakt)
Half Man Half Biscuit (Northern English indie cults) “No-one Cares About Your Creative Hub So Get Your Fuckin’ Hedge Cut” (Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; eBay; On Tour) (Probe Plus)
Trent Harmon “You Got ‘Em All” (the debut album from the 15th and final winner of “American Idol” during its original run; he co-wrote eight of the album’s 11 songs; producers: Jimmy Robbins, Scott Borchetta; first single: “You Got ‘Em All”; Hear here; Download; On Tour, with Rascal Flatts) (Big Machine)
Ray LaMontagne “Part of the Light” (producer: LaMontagne; first single: “Such a Simple Thing”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour, with Neko Case) (RCA)
Mary Lattimore (L.A.-based harpist) “Hundreds of Days” (first single: “Hello From the Edge of the Earth”; Hear here; Read here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; On Tour, with Iceage) (Ghostly International)
Locash “Brothers” (first single: “Don’t Get Better Than That”; Hear here; On Tour) (Reviver)
Lords of Acid “Pretty in Kink” (featuring new singer Marieke Bresseleers; Vinyl; Download) (Metropolis)
Low Cut Connie “Dirty Pictures (Part 2)” (first single: “Beverly”; Hear here; NPR’s Songs We Love; Download; On Tour) (Contender)
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks “Sparkle Hard” (producer: The Decemberists’ Chris Funk; new single: “Shiggy”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Matador)
Maluma “F.A.M.E.” (guests: Timbaland, Prince Royce, Jason Derulo, Marc Anthony, Nego do Borel; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Sony Music Latin)
Ziggy Marley “Rebellion Rises” (guests: Stephen Marley, Gideon Marley, Samuill Kalonji; first single: “Rebellion Rises”; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Tuff Gong Worldwide)
Nellie McKay “Sister Orchid” (Vinyl) (Palmetto)
Brad Mehldau Trio “Seymour Reads the Constitution!” (Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Nonesuch)
Now, Now “Saved” (producer: drummer Bradley Hale; new single: “SGL”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Trans-)
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils “Off the Beaten Path” (their first album of all-new material since 1997; producers: Nick Silbey, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils; Hear here; On Tour) (Ozark Mountain Daredevils, May 17)
Parquet Courts “Wide Awake!” (producer: Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse; first single: “Almost Had To Start a Fight / In and Out of Patience”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Rough Trade)
Gretchen Peters “Dancing With the Beast” (producers: Peters, Doug Lancio, Barry Walsh; new single: “Disappearing Act”; Hear here; Amazon UK; On Tour) (Proper)
Poster Children “Grand Bargain!” (producer: Steve Albini; Hear here; Vinyl) (Lotuspool)
Quiet Slang (Beach Slang’s James Alex) “Everything Matters But No One Is Listening” (producers: Alex, Dave Downham; first single: “Dirty Cigarettes”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour, with Dashboard Confessional) (Polyvinyl)
The Ramona Flowers (Bristol electronic rock quintet) “Strangers” (producer: Chris Zane; Hear here; Amazon UK; On Tour) (Distiller)
Michael Rault (Montreal-based singer-songwriter) “It’s a New Day Tonight” (producer: Wayne Gordon; new single: “Dream Song”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Wick / Daptone)
Ike Reilly “Crooked Love” (producers: Reilly, Phil Karnats; On Tour) (Rock Ridge Music)
Arturo Sandoval “Ultimate Duets” (the Cuban trumpeter’s first album in five years; guests: Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams, Josh Groban, ABBA’s Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Prince Royce, Alejandro Sanz, Big Phat Band, etc.; first single: “Andante, Andante”; See here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Universal Music Latino)
Rat Scabies “P.H.D. (Prison, Hospital, Debt)” (The Damned co-founder’s first solo album features 11 originals plus a cover of Louis Prima’s “Sing, Sing, Sing”; producer: Scabies; first single: “Chew On You”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Cleopatra)
The Sheepdogs (Canadian rock quartet) “Changing Colours” (producer: Ewan Currie; Vinyl; Download, originally released on Feb. 2; Hear here; On Tour) (Dine Alone)
The Sidekicks (Cleveland indie-punk band) “Happiness Hours” (producer: John Agnello; first single: “Twin’s Twist”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Epitaph)
Matthew Sweet “Tomorrow’s Daughter” (first single: “I Belong to You”; Vinyl; Hear here; Read here; eBay; On Tour) (Sweet Honeycomb Hideout / MRI / Sony)
Various artists “Deadpool 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (first single: “Ashes,” Céline Dion; See here; Vinyl; Download; Original Score, by Tyler Bates; iTunes; eBay; Merch; In Theaters, on May 18) (Columbia)
Charles Watson (of Slow Club) “Now That I’m a River” (producers: Watson, David Glover; new single: “Abandoned Buick”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Moshi Moshi)
Kelly Willis “Back Being Blue” (her first solo album in 11 years; first single: “Back Being Blue”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Premium / Thirty Tigers)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Jesse Ainslie (Phosphorescent alum and former Straight No Chaser member) “Only in the Dark” (Epifo Music)
MC Paul Barman “(((echo chamber)))” (features six tracks produced by ?uestlove, two by MF DOOM, five from Memory Man, plus others by Prince Paul, Kenny Segal and Mark Ronson; guests: Open Mike Eagle, Masta Ace; first single: “(((echo chamber)))”; Hear here; CD, out June 22; iTunes) (Mello Music Group)
Catherine Bent (cellist and Berklee professor) “Ideal” (a tribute to traditional Brazilian styles; Hear here) (Catherine Bent)
Big Ups “Two Parts Together” (first single: “PPP”; Hear here; Vinyl; On Tour) (Exploding in Sound)
DJDS “Big Wave More Fire” (guests: Khalid, Empress Of, Amber Mark, Marco McKinnis, The-Dream, Vory, Kacy Hill, Vic Mensa, Kevin Drew, Kelly Zutrau, Charlie Wilson, Charlotte Day Wilson; new single: “I Heard”; Hear here; iTunes) (Loma Vista Recordings / Concord)
Matt Dorrien “In the Key of Grey” (new single: “I Can’t Remember”; Hear here; CD, out June 8; On Tour) (Mama Bird Recording Co.)
Xavier Dunn (Australian singer-songwriter) “Isic Tutor” (five-song EP; new single: “Warming”; Hear here; iTunes) (1825 Records / Atlantic)
Fiùran (Canadian Celtic rock group) “Friochd” (first single: “The Skye Boat Song”; Hear here) (Fiùran)
Shlomo Franklin (NYC-based singer-songwriter ) “Don’t Love Anybody” (five-song EP; first single: “Don’t Love Anybody”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Shlomo Franklin)
Frog Eyes “Violent Psalms” (the Vancouver art-rock quartet says this will be its final album; first single: “Idea Man”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Paper Bag)
Laura Glyda (Chicago singer-songwriter) “Radio Ghosts” (first single: “Radio Ghosts”; See here; On Tour) (Laura Glyda)
Hidden Hospitals (Chicago rock trio) “Liars” (Hear here; On Tour) (Exploding in Sound)
Kevlar (Pennsylvania metal band) “Aftermath” (six-song EP; See here) (CB Entertainment)
Leon + the Fantastic “Let Me Cool” (six-song EP; first single: “Grieving Friend of a Superman”; Hear here) (F Pop)
Harrison Lipton (Brooklyn-based vocalist, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist) “Loveliness” (new single: “Clouds”; Hear here) (Yellow K)
New Yeller “Pandora’s Regrets” (producer: SchweinHard Publishing; guest: Jim Meigs, harmonica; first single: “The Miracle”; Hear here) (SchweinHard, May 20)

“The songs on ‘Pandora’s Regrets’ are about love, death, regret, songwriting, peace, justice, and hiking – in other words, topics we are all working through and things we care about deeply,” New Yeller’s Bill Lienard tells P&P. “In particular, this album is about a feeling that America has set loose monsters that we can’t control that will change the world irreparably. It operates on many levels – it’s supposed to be funny, but it’s also serious, it’s dark but joyful.”

The Presets “Hi Viz” (guests: Jake Shears, Alison Wonderland, the DMA’s; new single: “Do What You Want”; See here; iTunes; On Tour) (Casablanca)
TT (Warpaint singer-guitarist Theresa Wayman) “LoveLaws” (producers: Wayman, brother Ivan Wayman; first single: “Love Leaks”; Hear here) (LoveLeaks)

More Digital Releases for May 18, 2018 »

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Stephen Bishop “Red Cab to Manhattan” (1980 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks; Hear here; eBay) (Blixa Sounds)
Gomez “Bring It On (20th Anniversary Edition)” (Mercury Prize-winning debut album from 1998; remastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road studios, with 35 previously unreleased tracks; Amazon UK; Super Deluxe Edition, four-CD box set; Vinyl) (Virgin / UMe)
John Wesley Harding “Greatest Other People’s Hits” (10-song Record Day Store 2018 collection, with seven bonus covers, including “Like a Prayer”; Hear here) (Omnivore Recordings)
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins “Are YOU One of Jay’s Kids? The Complete Bizarre Sessions 1990-1994” (43 songs; Download; eBay) (Manifesto)
Paul McCartney “Thrillington” (1977 album; 180-gram Black Vinyl; Marbled Vinyl), “Wings Greatest” (1978 compilation; 180-gram Black Vinyl; Blue Vinyl), “Chaos and Creation in the Backyard” (2003 album; 180-gram Black Vinyl; Gold Vinyl), “NEW” (2013 album; 180-gram Black Vinyl; Pink Vinyl; all vinyl reissues include a download card; eBay; Merch) (MPL / Capitol)
Steve Miller Band “Complete Albums Volume 1 (1968-1976) [Vinyl]” (180-gram vinyl box set of his first nine albums, from “Children of the Future” to “Fly Like an Eagle”; remastered; also available as individual 180-gram black LPs; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Capitol / UMe)
Nirvana (U.K. band) “Rainbow Chaser: The 60s Recordings (The Island Years)” (two CDs, 52 songs; Download) (Island / UMe)
Pink Floyd “Pulse [Vinyl]” (1995 double live album; four-LP box set, which includes “The Dark Side of the Moon” performed live in full, features a 52-page hardback photo book; remastered by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman; See here; Amazon UK; Amazon.ca; eBay; Merch) (Columbia / Legacy)
Pointer Sisters “The Pointer Sisters / That’s a Plenty (Expanded Editions)” (1973, 1974 albums, featuring “Yes We Can Can,” “Wang Dang Doodle” and “Fairytale”; remastered, with five bonus tracks; See here; Amazon UK) (SoulMusic / Cherry Red)
Otis Redding “Dock of the Bay Sessions” (his biggest hit was released 50 years ago in January 1968, shortly after his death in a plane crash; this 12-song collection is assembled from his final recordings and thought to be intended for his next album; Read here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; eBay; Merch) (Rhino / Atlantic)
Shalamar “Uptown Festival / Disco Gardens / Big Fun” (1977, 1978 and 1979 albums on two CDs, featuring “The Second Time Around” and “Take That to the Bank”; remastered; See here; Read here; Amazon UK; eBay) (Robinsongs / Cherry Red)
Simon & Garfunkel “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme [Hybrid SACD]” (1966 album; remastered; eBay; Merch) (Mobile Fidelity)
Bruce Springsteen “The Album Collection Vol. 2, 1987-1996 [Vinyl]” (10-LP box set, containing albums from “Tunnel of Love” to “Blood Brothers”; Read here; eBay; Springsteen on Broadway; Merch) (Columbia / Legacy)
Supertramp “Breakfast in America [Hybrid SACD]” (1979 album; remastered) (Mobile Fidelity)
Various artists “Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s” (36-song compilation, featuring tracks by Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Jessi Colter, Jerry Jeff Walker, Guy Clark, John Hartford, etc.; Download) (Legacy Recordings)

More Releases for May 18, 2018 »

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio/label:
Jeff Beck “Still On The Run: The Jeff Beck Story [DVD]” (documentary directed by Matthew Longfellow includes interviews with Beck, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, David Gilmour, Ronnie Wood, Slash, Jan Hammer, Joe Perry, Beth Hart, etc.; Blu-ray; On Tour, with Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson) (Eagle Vision)
Joe Bonamassa “British Blues Explosion Live [DVD]” (two-disc homage to guitarists Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, filmed at Greenwich Music Time at The Old Royal Naval College in London in July 2016; Blu-ray; CD; Vinyl; Download) (J&R Adventures)

More Upcoming DVD / Blu-ray Releases »

Next Week: May 25, 2018

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