New releases

Published on May 2nd, 2019 | by Gerry Galipault


New Releases: May 3, 2019

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Amon Amarth “Berserker” (producer: Jay Ruston; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour, with Slayer; Merch) (Metal Blade)
Bad Religion “Age of Unreason” (first single: “Chaos from Within”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Epitaph)
Big Thief “U.F.O.F.” (title stands for “Unidentified Flying Object Friend”; producer: Andrew Sarlo; first single: “UFOF”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (4AD)
Jesse Mac Cormack (Montreal singer-songwriter) “Now” (first single: “No Love Go”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Secret City)
The Dream Syndicate “These Times” (new single: “The Way In”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
Jon Durant “Alternate Landscapes” (Hear here; Download) (Alchemy)
The Felice Brothers “Undress” (producer: Jeremy Backofen; first single: “Undress”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Yep Roc)
Gang of Four “Happy Now” (new single: “Change the Locks”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Gillmusic LTD.)
Rhiannon Giddens “there is no Other” (recorded with Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi; producer: Joe Henry; first single: “I’m On My Way”; See here; NPR First Listen; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Nonesuch)
Judah & The Lion (Nashville indie-rock trio) “Pep Talks” (guests: Kacey Musgraves, Jon Bellion; new single: “Why Did You Run?”; Hear here; See here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs and a patch; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Judah and the Lion LLC / Cletus The Van / Caroline)
Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul “Summer of Sorcery” (their first album of original material in 20 years; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Wicked Cool / UMe)
New Found Glory “From the Screen To Your Stereo 3” (seven-song covers album, featuring versions of “Eye of the Tiger,” “The Power of Love” and “Let It Go”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Hopeless)
Oh Land (Danish composer Nanna Øland Fabricius) “Family Tree” (first single: “Brief Moment”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Tusk or Tooth)
Pile “Green and Gray” (producer: Kevin McMahon; new single: “Bruxist Grin”; Hear here; Vinyl; On Tour) (Exploding In Sound)
Rich the Kid “The World Is Yours 2” (guests: Miguel, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Pump, Big Sean, Offset, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, etc.; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Interscope)
Joel Ross (Brooklyn-based jazz vibraphonist) “KingMaker” (guest: Gretchen Parlato; new single: “Yana”; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Blue Note)
Lucy Spraggan “Today Was a Good Day” (producer: Jon Maguire; guests: Scouting for Girls; new single: “End of the World”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Cooking Vinyl)
Tacocat (Seattle alt-rock quartet) “This Mess Is a Place” (producer: Erik Blood; new single: “Hologram”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Sub Pop)
Tank and the Bangas (New Orleans quintet) “Green Balloon” (guests: Robert Glasper, Alex Isley, Pell; See here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Verve Forecast)
Thrive Worship “A Thousand More” (worship team, led by Corbin Phillips, Peter Burton and Charmaine Wells, for the multi-campus Bayside Church in Sacramento, Calif.; first single: “A Thousand More”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Integrity Music)
Vampire Weekend “Father of the Bride” (first new material in six years; new singles: “Sunflower” and “Big Blue”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Columbia)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 70” (Download), “NOW That’s What I Call Hits & Remixes 2019” (Legacy Recordings / UMG Recordings / Sony Music Entertainment)
Joy Williams (formerly of The Civil Wars) “Front Porch” (producer: Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Sensibility Recordings / Thirty Tigers)
Other Notable Releases
“Dots,” ALASKALASKA (Marathon Artists)

“Modern Air,” An Horse (Lame-O)

“Happy to Be Here,” Barrie (Winspear)

“Truant,” Benedict Benjamin (Sugarcoat)

“Backroads,” Chain Station (Chain Station)

“Al Chile,” Lila Downs (Columbia)

“Piss Poor,” Feverwar (Revival Recordings)

“Emerald Valley,” Filthy Friends (Kill Rock Stars)

“Levitation,” Flamingods (Moshi Moshi)

“Failed Entertainment,” Fury (Run For Cover)

“OCEAN,” Karol G (Universal Music Latino)

“Rise,” Jess Gillam (Decca)

“Paul Kelly: Live At Sydney Opera House,” Paul Kelly (Australian Broadcasting Corp.)

“Pokémon Detective Pikachu (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack),” Henry Jackman (Sony Classical)

“Shehili,” Myrath (earMUSIC)

“Tolkien (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack),” Thomas Newman (Sony Classical)

“The Hidden Hills Sessions,” Carla Olson & Todd Wolfe (Red Parlor)

“Abiogenesis – A Coming Into Existence,” Origin (Agonia)

“A Storm Is Coming,” Bjørn Riis (Karisma)

“Death Becomes My Voice,” Ringworm (Relapse)

“Leylines,” Rising Appalachia (Rising Appalachia)

“SYML,” SYML (Nettwerk)

“High Expectations,” Sean Whiting (Eastwood)

“Restless Wind,” George Winston (Dancing Cat / RCA)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Corey Hart “Dreaming Time Again” (his five-song EP is his first new material in more than 20 years; producer: Bob Ezrin; guest: Jim Cuddy; CD, out May 10; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Warner Music Canada)
Billy Jeter (Arkansas singer-songwriter) “House on Fire” (producer: Jason Weinheimer; first single: “Sundown Town”; See here) (Billy Jeter Music)
Ari Lennox (R&B singer) “Shea Butter Baby” (guests: J. Cole, J.I.D.; new single: “Up Late”; See here; iTunes; On Tour) (Dreamville / Interscope, May 7)
Little May (Australian indie-rock group is now a duo) “Blame My Body” (new single: “Apples”; See here; iTunes) (Dew Process / Universal Music Australia)
Matt Surfin’ & Friends “Matt Surfin’ & Friends” (new single: “Get Down”; Hear here; iTunes) (Community Records / Muscle Beach)
Pheeyownah (Swedish/Ugandan singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist) “Silver” (new single: “Gold”; Hear here; iTunes) (Labrador)
Ashley Tisdale “Symptoms” (her first full-length album in 10 years; Hear here; Read here) (Big Noise Music Group)
Various artists “Be More Chill (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (inspired by the novel by Ned Vizzini and directed by Stephen Brackett; See here; Read here; On Broadway) (Ghostlight)
Donovan Woods “The Other Way” (acoustic version of his Juno Award-winning “Both Ways” album; producer: Todd Lombardo; guest: Tenille Townes; first single: “Truck Full of Money”; Hear here; iTunes) (Meant Well / Fontana North)

More Digital Releases for May 3, 2019 »

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Simon Bonney (founder of Crime and the City Solution) “Past, Present, Future” (12-track compilation features cuts from his last two albums, 1992’s “Forever” and 1994’s “Everyman,” plus six new songs, including his cover of Scott Walker’s “Duchess”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour, with Mark Lanegan) (Mute)
Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods “’70s Classic Hits” (12 songs) (Sunset Blvd.)
Lamb of God “Ashes of the Wake (15th Anniversary Edition) [Vinyl]” (2004 album; double vinyl with four non-LP tracks and a download card; Download; On Tour, with Slayer; Merch) (Epic / Sony)
Iain Matthews “Orphans and Outcasts: A Collection of Demos, Outtakes & Live Performances” (four-CD box set; Read here) (Cherry Red)
Pete Seeger “Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection” (six-CD box set, including 20 previously unreleased tracks, with a 200-page annotated and illustrated book; Download; iTunes) (Smithsonian Folkways)
Steeleye Span “All Things Are Quite Silent: Complete Recordings 1970-71” (three-CD box set; Read here) (Cherry Tree / Cherry Red)
Stereolab “Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements (Expanded Edition)” (1993 album; remastered, with a second CD of alternate takes, 4-track demos and unreleased mixes; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) , “Mars Audiac Quintet (Expanded Edition)” (1994 album; remastered, with a second CD of alternate takes, 4-track demos and unreleased mixes; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Warp)

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More Releases for May 3, 2019 »

Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Procol Harum “Hits’n’Flips 1967-1970” (11-song compilation) (Fly)

More Digital Releases for May 3, 2019 »

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