New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Don Airey (Deep Purple keyboardist) “One of a Kind” (Vinyl) (earMUSIC)
Ari Roar (Dallas singer-songwriter Caleb Campbell) “Calm Down” (first single: “Calm Down”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Bella Union)
J Balvin “Vibras” (new singles: “Machika” and “Ahora”; See here; Read here; Download) (Universal Music Latino)
Biffy Clyro “MTV Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse, London [CD/DVD]” (recorded on Nov. 8 last year; See here; Amazon UK;; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Warner)
Rob Bonfiglio (a co-founding member of Wanderlust) “Trouble Again” (On Tour) (Rob Bonfiglio)
Brownout (Austin-based band) “Fear of a Brown Planet” (psych-funk covers of Public Enemy classics in instrumental form; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Fat Beats)
Kasey Chambers & The Fireside Disciples “Campfire” (producer: brother Nash Chambers; guest: Emmylou Harris; first single: “The Campfire Song”; See here; Download; On Tour) (Essence Music Group)
CHVRCHES (Scottish electro-pop trio) “Love Is Dead” (producers: Greg Kurstin, Dave Stewart; first single: “Get Out”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Glassnote)
Jonathan Davis (KoRn frontman) “Black Labyrinth” (first single: “What It Is”; See here) (Sumerian)
Lamont Dozier “Reimagination” (the Motown songwriting legend covers his biggest hits, with guests Graham Nash, Todd Rundgren, Sir Cliff Richard, Gregory Porter, Rumer, Marc Cohn, Lee Ann Womack, Jo Harman; producer: Fred Mollin; See here; Download; iTunes) (Goldenlane / Cleopatra)
Fortunate Ones (Canadian pop duo) “Hold Fast” (producer: Daniel Ledwell; first single: “Northern Star”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Old Farm Pony)
Hoobastank “Push Pull” (their first new music since 2012’s “Fight or Flight”; producer: Matt Wallace; first single: “More Beautiful”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Napalm)
Shawn Mendes “Shawn Mendes” (guests: Julia Michaels, Khalid; first single: “In My Blood”; Hear here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Island)
Ian Moore “Toronto” (Download; On Tour) (Last Chance)
The Nectars (New Jersey pop-punk quartet) “Sci-Fi Television” (new single: “We Will Run”; Hear here; Vinyl) (7Hz Productions)
Jeffrey Osborne “Worth It All” (Osborne says the album, a return to his deep R&B roots, was inspired by the late great George Duke; producer: Osborne; Amazon UK; On Tour) (Artistry Music / Mack Avenue)
Otzeki (electronic duo) “Binary Childhood” (new single: “Angry Fix”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Discophorus / Kobalt)
John Powell “Solo: A Star Wars Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (score composed and adapted by Powell; Han Solo theme and original “Star Wars” music by John Williams; directed by Ron Howard, starring Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, etc.; See here; eBay; Merch; In Theaters, on May 25) (Walt Disney)
Xavier Rudd “Storm Boy” (producer: Chris Bond; first single: “Walk Away”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; eBay; On Tour) (Nettwerk)
Shriekback “Why Anything? Why This?” (first single: “And the Rain”; Hear here; eBay) (Shriek-Related Products)
Snow Patrol “Wildness” (their first album of new material in seven years; producer: Jacknife Lee; first single: “Don’t Give In”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition, with five extra tracks; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Republic)
Spock’s Beard “Noise Floor” (their 13th album marks the return of drummer Nick D’Virgilio, who originally left in 2011; Hear here; Download; eBay) (InsideOut Music)
Still Dreaming (Joshua Redman with Ron Miles, Scott Colley and Brian Blade) “Still Dreaming” (the album is inspired by Redman’s father Dewey’s 1976–1987 band, Old and New Dreams; featuring six new compositions, plus a pair of songs composed by Old and New Dreams members Charlie Haden and Don Cherry; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Nonesuch)
Thunderpussy (Seattle all-female rock band) “Thunderpussy” (new single: “Badlands”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Stardog / Republic)
Tracyanne & Danny (Tracyanne Campbell of Camera Obscura and Crybaby’s Danny Coughlan) “Tracyanne & Danny” (producers: Edwyn Collins, Tracyanne & Danny; first single: “Home & Dry”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Merge)
Jennifer Warnes “Another Time, Another Place” (her first album since 2001; first single: “Just Breathe”; Amazon UK; Download) (BMG Rights Management)
Kamaal Williams “The Return” (first single: “Salaam”; See here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download) (Black Focus)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Cheer-Accident (Chicago post-rock band) “Fades” (first single: “Last But Not Lost”; Hear here; On Tour) (SKiN GRAFT / Redeye)
Corusco (Texas indie rockers) “Wake” (producer: Aaron Gillespie; first single: “New Year”; See here; On Tour) (Corusco)
Andrew Duhon (New Orleans singer-songwriter) “False River” (11-track album was inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Self Reliance”; producer: Eric Masse; On Tour) (Andrew Duhon)
Fish Out of Water “Married to the Music” (producers: Fish Out of Water; guests: J-Sneez, Conner Mills, Zachary Douglas, Rick Elliot, Kyle J. Moon, Dyllan Thieme, Stefanie Smerkers, Nick Romanelli, Chantil Dukart; first single: “Chicken & Blunts”; Hear here) (Furious, May 26)
Robbie Gennet (multi-instrumentalist/prog rocker) “Gleams” (producer: Fernando Perdomo; See here; iTunes) (Brown Earthling Music)
Gold Steps (Austin pop-punk quintet) “Incandescent” (seven-song EP; producer: Rick King; first single: “Firestarter”; See here; iTunes) (Gold Steps)
Inner Tongue “Favours” (first single: “Teeth”; See here) (Mount Silver)
Lean (L.A. indie rock duo) “Years” (first single: “On the Fence”; Hear here) (Killphonic)
Parliament “Medicaid Fraud Dogg” (the funk legends’ first album in 38 years; first single: “I’m Gon Make You Sick O’Me”; See here; iTunes; eBay; On Tour, George Clinton’s final tour; Merch) (C Kunspyruhzy Records Inc., May 22)
Phandrom (hard-rock band) “Victims of the Sea” (Rob Mules)
Juan María Solare & Cafe Tango Orchestra “Barro sublevado” (finalist at the Tango Music Award 2011 in Stuttgart, Germany, released for the first time in 2018; producer: Solare; Hear here) (Janus Music & Sound)
Sudan Archives (violinist-singer) “Sink” (first single: “Nont For Sale”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl) (Stones Throw)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Barclay James Harvest “Barclay James Harvest (Remastered & Expanded Edition)” (1970 album; with nine bonus tracks; Hear here; Read here; Amazon UK) (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
Bow Wow Wow “Your Box Set Pet: The Complete Recordings 1980-1984” (three-CD box set includes singles, B-sides, mixes and rarities; See here; Read here; Amazon UK) (Cherry Red)
Ornette Coleman “The Atlantic Years [Vinyl]” (10-LP box set) (Rhino / Atlantic)
Jeremy Enigk (of Sunny Day Real Estate) “Return of the Frog Queen (Expanded Edition)” (1996 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Sub Pop)
The Fall “Levitate (Expanded Edition)” (1997 album; remastered, with 14 bonus tracks; Read here; Amazon UK) (Cherry Red)
Grant Green “Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970)” (a two-CD set featuring recordings at the ORTF Studios in Paris on Oct. 26, 1969, plus full-concert recordings at the Antibes Jazz Festival on June 18 and 20, 1970), “Slick! Live at Oil Can Harry’s” (Sept. 5, 1975, live broadcast on CHQM-FM in Vancouver; See here) (Resonance)
Jet “Get Born Live” (2004 concert at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne includes covers of The Monkees’ “Sweet Young Thing” and Elvis Presley’s “That’s Alright Mama”; Vinyl; Download; iTunes, with two bonus tracks; On Tour) (Bloodlines)
Lakeside “Shot of Love / Rough Riders / Fantastic Voyage” (1978, 1979 and 1980 albums on two CDs; remastered; See here; Read here; Amazon UK) (Robinsongs / Cherry Red)
Malo “Latin Bugaloo: The Warner Bros. Singles” (14-song collection; Read here) (Omnivore Recordings)
Pierre Monteux “Pierre Monteux: Complete RCA Stereo Recordings” (eight-CD box set; eBay) (Sony Classical)
Prince “Nothing Compares 2 U [Vinyl]” (7-inch single; this previously unreleased original version was recorded in 1984; Hear here; eBay; Merch) (Warner)
Pseudo Echo “Love an Adventure (Expanded Edition)” (1987 album, including “Funky Town”, was originally released in their native Australia in 1985; remastered, with 18 bonus tracks; See here; Read here; Amazon UK) (SFE / Cherry Red)
Sailor “The Albums 1974-78” (five-CD, 59-track box set; Hear here; Read here; Amazon UK) (7T’s / Cherry Red)
Secret Garden “You Raise Me Up: The Collection” (eBay) (Decca)
Leonard Slatkin “Leonard Slatkin: The American Collection” (13-CD box set; eBay) (Sony Classical)
The Smithereens “Covers” (23-song compilation) (Sunset Blvd.)
Various artists “LateNightTales: Agnes Obel” (21-song collection, curated by the Danish musician, of artists that have influenced her, from Can to Nina Simone; NPR’s All Songs Considered; Vinyl; Download) (Late Night Tales)
Various artists “Oklahoma! (Original Cast Album) – 75th Anniversary Edition” (1943 album; remastered; Vinyl) (Verve / UMe)
Various artists “On the Soul Side: 26 Soul Grooves” (featuring songs by The O’Jays, Lou Rawls, Bobby Womack, Garnet Mimms, The Exciters, Timi Yuro, Merry Clayton, etc.; Hear/read here; Amazon UK) (Kent / Ace)
The Vibrators “The Albums 1979-85” (four-CD, 59-track box set; Read here; Amazon UK) (Capitol Oi! / Cherry Red)
Yo-Yo Ma “Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach & Boccherini” (six-CD box set of recordings with harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra; eBay; On Tour, with Silk Road Ensemble) (Sony Classical)

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DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio/label:
The Beatles “The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles [DVD]” (20 performances on two discs) (Sofa Entertainment)
Chrissie Hynde “Alone With Chrissie Hynde [DVD]” (documentary originally aired on the BBC series “Arena” and includes a full-length concert performance by the original Pretenders from the Sartory-Säle in Cologne, Germany, filmed for the “Rockpalast” music TV series in July 1981; See here; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Eagle Rock)
Elvis Presley “Just Elvis: All His Ed Sullivan Show Performances [DVD]” (13 performances) , “The 3 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring Elvis Presley [DVD]” (three complete episodes on two discs) (Sofa Entertainment)
The Supremes “The Best of the Supremes on the Ed Sullivan Show [DVD]” (22 performances) (Sofa Entertainment)
The Temptations “The Best of the Temptations on the Ed Sullivan Show [DVD]” (Sofa Entertainment)

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