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Published on May 23rd, 2019 | by Gerry Galipault


New Releases: May 24, 2019

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Aggrolites “Reggae Now!” (new single: “Groove Them Move Them”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour, with Long Beach Dub All-Stars) (Pirates Press)
Black Mountain (Canadian psych rock outfit) “Destroyer” (producer: John Congleton; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Jagjaguwar)
Albert Castiglia “Masterpiece” (producer: Mike Zito, Castiglia; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Gulf Coast)
Cold Showers “Motionless” (producer: band member Chris King; first single: “Faith”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Dais)
Billy Ray Cyrus “The SnakeDoctor Circus” (guest: Don Von Tress; Read here; Download; On Tour) (Broken Bow)
Justin Townes Earle “The Saint of Lost Causes” (first single: “Ain’t Got No Money”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (New West)
Flying Lotus “Flamagra” (guests: Anderson .Paak, Solange, George Clinton, Yukimi Nagano of Little Dragon, Tierra Whack, Denzel Curry, Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces, Toro y Moi, Thundercat, David Lynch; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Warp)
Glass Tiger “Thirty Three” (six-song EP; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour, with Corey Hart) (Willow Music)
KIDZ BOP Kids “KIDZ BOP World Tour” (23 new studio recordings, with two bonus live tracks; Target-Exclusive CD, with bonus sticker sheet) (KIDZ BOP)
Cate Le Bon “Reward” (first single: “Daylight Matters”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Mexican Summer)
Frankie Lee “Stillwater” (first single: “Downtown Lights”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (River Valley Music)
Lizzo “Cuz I Love You” (new single: “Cuz I Love You”; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Nice Life / Atlantic)
Lonesome River Band (Southwestern Virginia bluegrass band) “Outside Looking In” (producers: Lonesome River Band; first singles: “Calling Elvis,” “Wreck of My Heart” and “Little Magnolia”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Mountain Home Music Company / Crossroads)
Steve Marino (Bloomington, Ind., singer-songwriter) “Fluff” (producer: Ben Lumsdaine; first single: “Fluff”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; iTunes) (Darling Recordings)
Morrissey “California Son” (protest-themed covers album; producer: Joe Chiccarelli; guests: Billie Joe Armstrong, Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, LP, Petra Haden, Ariel Engle, Sameer Gadhia, Lydia Night, etc.; first single: a cover of Roy Orbison’s “It’s Over”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Etienne / BMG Rights Management)
NCT 127 (K-pop boy band) “WE ARE SUPERHUMAN” (six-song EP; Read here; Download; On Tour; Merch) (SM Entertainment)
Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters (Asheville, NC-based Americana band) “Live At The Grey Eagle” (producer: Platt; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Organic)
I’ve wanted to do a live album for a long time,” Platt tells P&P. “I think that when a band has been touring together, and everyone is really in step with one another, the songs take on an entirely different spirit live. Some of the older songs have grown and changed with me over the years, and I wanted to capture that, too.

“Live versions simply have more of a pulse to them than studio recordings. I wanted to do it at the Grey Eagle because for me, that was one of my first ‘white whales’ in Asheville. I loved seeing music there and dreamed of headlining someday. Then in 2012, we sold out our first show there! It’s always been a special place for me. I also think it encourages a kind of wildness in the audience that you don’t get everywhere, which I wanted for the album.

pronoun (aka Brooklyn-based Alyse Vellturo) “i’ll show you stronger” (new song: “stay”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Rhyme & Reason)
Sebadoh “Act Surprised” (the Lou Barlow-led band’s first album in six years; first single: “celebrate the void”; NPR First Listen; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Dangerbird)
SOTO (hard-rock group led by vocalist Jeff Scott Soto) “Origami” (first single: “BeLie”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (InsideOutMusic)
Mavis Staples “We Get By” (producer: Ben Harper, with songs written by Harper; guest: Harper; first single: “Change”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
Sting “My Songs” (new versions of his solo hits and three reworked Police hits, “Every Breath You Take,” “Demolition Man” and “Can’t Stand Losing You”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe Edition; Vinyl; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition, with five live tracks; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Cherrytree / A&M / Interscope)
Stray Cats “40” (the first new album from Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom in 25 years; they are marking their 40th anniversary with a new album and tour; producer: Peter Collins; engineered by Vance Powell; first single: “Cat Fight [Over a Dog Like Me]”; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Surfdog)
Various artists “Aladdin (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (new live-action remake, directed by Guy Ritchie, stars Mena Massoud, Will Smith, Naomi Scott, etc., opening May 24; See here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two collectible cards; Download; iTunes; Merch) (Walt Disney)
Various artists “Rocketman (Music From The Motion Picture)” (Elton John biopic opens May 31; starring Taron Egerton, the soundtrack includes a new Elton John and Bernie Taupin composition, “[I’m Gonna] Love Me Again,” performed by John and Egerton; producer: Giles Martin; first single: “Rocket Man”; See here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs; Download; iTunes; Fandango) (Interscope)
The Waterboys “Where the Action Is” (first single: “Right Side of Heartbreak [Wrong Side of Love]”; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Cooking Vinyl)
Marlon Williams (singer-songwriter/guitarist from Lyttelton, New Zealand) “Live At Auckland Town Hall” (See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Dead Oceans)
Jesse Colin Young “Dreamers” (former Youngbloods singer’s 19th solo album; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Kani Kapila Music / BMG Rights Management)
Other Notable Releases
“We Are,” Beasto Blanco (Rat Pak)
“Sync or Swim,” Big Tide (A Turntable Friend)
“The New Industrial Ballads,” The Claim (A Turntable Friend)
“The Coffin Train,” Diamond Head (Silver Lining Music)
“Bon Ton,” Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers (Louisiana Red Hot)
“Full Upon Her Burning Lips,” Earth (Sargent House)
“Gangalee,” Farruko (Sony U.S. Latin)
“Veleno,” Fleshgod Apocalypse (Nuclear Blast)
“God & Country,” Jimmy Fortune (Gaither Music Group)
“The Skeleton Crew,” Gísli (Gísli Kjaran Kristjánsson)
“Lücifer,” Jesus Chrüsler Supercar (Dr. Music)
“Sunday Morning,” Sara Lew (Hun Solo)
“The Mauskovic Dance Band,” The Mauskovic Dance Band (Soundway)
“Out to Sea,” Chris Orrick (Mello Music Group)
“Direct Contact,” Roberta Rust (Navona)
“The Town Hall Sessions (Live at Festival No. 6),” ShadowParty (Mute)
“In Borrowed Shoes, On Borrowed Time,” The Sweet Things (Spaghetty Town)
“Company (2018 London Cast Recording),” various artists (Arts Music)
“The Hello Girls (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording),” various artists (Broadway)
“The Breakup,” Yalmar (Yalmar)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Hot Water Music “Shake Up the Shadows” (five-song EP; producer: Ryan Williams; first single: “Rebellion Story”; Hear here; Vinyl; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Epitaph)
Annie Lennox “Lepidoptera” (four-song piano instrumental EP; Read here; iTunes) (La Lennoxa)
Sir Frost (Manchester, UK, rapper/grime MC) “Operations & Logistics” (producer: Tower Beatz; first single: “Finesse the Game”; Hear here) (Sir Frost, May 26)
TapWater “Shoebox Photographs” (producer: Steve Berlin; first single: “Home”; Hear here) (TapWater)

More Digital Releases for May 24, 2019 »

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
America “Classic Album Collection: The Capitol Years” (six-CD box set, circa 1977-85, with four bonus tracks; Read here; On Tour) (Capitol / UMe)
Joan As Police Woman “JOANTHOLOGY” (three-CD retrospective includes a new cover of Prince’s “Kiss” and a new track, “What a World,” plus “Live at the BBC”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (PIAS Group)
Steve Miller Band “Complete Albums Volume 2 (1977-2011) [Vinyl]” (18-LP box set, from 1977’s “Book of Dreams” to 2011’s “Let Your Hair Down”; also available as individual 180-gram black LPs; Read here; On Tour; Merch) (Capitol / UMe)
Lee Moses “How Much Longer Must I Wait? Singles & Rarities 1965-1972” (13 non-album singles and B-sides, plus three never-released tracks; Hear/read here; Vinyl; Download) (Future Days Recordings / Light in the Attic)
Ray Price “The Lonesomest Lonesome / She’s Got To Be a Saint / You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me / If You Ever Change Your Mind” (1972, 1973 and 1974 albums on two CDs; remastered) (BGO)
Primal Scream “Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Singles” (two CDs, 31 songs; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl) (Sony UK)
Jerry Reed “Jerry Reed / Hot A’ Mighty! / Lord Mr. Ford / The Uptown Poker Club” (1972, 1973 and 1974 albums on two CDs; remastered) (BGO)
Todd Rundgren “The Complete Bearsville & Warner Brothers Singles” (two CDs, 40 songs; On Tour; Merch) (Japan – Warner)
Toto “All In” (13-CD box set features 11 remastered studio albums, “Live in Tokyo 1980” EP and a full disc of previously unreleased material, titled “Old Is New”; On Tour; Merch) (Legacy Recordings)
Jr. Walker & The All Stars “Walk in the Night: The Motown 70s Studio Albums” (six albums on three CDs; Amazon UK) (SoulMusic / Cherry Red)

More Releases for May 24, 2019 »

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Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Eric Church “61 Days In Church Volume 5” (36 live tracks recorded at various venues during his 2017 tour; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (EMI Records Nashville / UMG)

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