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New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

Arooj Aftab“Night Reign” (guests: Cautious Clay, Moor Mother, Joel Ross, Marc Anthony Thompson, Kaki King, Maeve Gilchrist, James Francies; new single: “Raat Ki Rani”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Verve
Ateez“GOLDEN HOUR: Part.1” (K-pop group’s 10th mini album; Target-Exclusive CD; Vinyl; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Golden Nugget Vinyl; Target-Exclusive Picture Disc; Walmart-Exclusive Aqua Vinyl; On Tour) KQ Entertainment / Hello82 / RCA
Bat for Lashes“The Dream of Delphi” (Natasha Khan’s sixth album and first since 2019; new single: “The Dream of Delphi”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Mercury KX
Big Head Todd and the Monsters“Her Way Out” (their 12th album and first in seven years; new single: “Thunderbird”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Big Records
Buffalo Tom“Jump Rope” (their 10th album; new single: “New Girl Singing”; See here; Crystal Clear Vinyl; On Tour) Scrawny
Anastasia Coope“Darning Woman” (Hudson Valley native’s debut album; new single: “He Is On His Way Home, We Don’t Live Together”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; White Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Jagjaguwar
Crowded House“Gravity Stairs” (Australian band’s eighth album; current lineup: Neil Finn, Nick Seymour, Mitchell Froom, Liam Finn, Elroy Finn; producers: Crowded House, Steven Schram; new single: “Teenage Summer”; See here; HMV-Exclusive CD, signed edition; Blue Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) BMG Rights Management
Crowder“The EXILE” (producers: Crowder, Ben Glover, Jeff Sojka; guests: TobyMac, Buddy Miller; new single: “— [DASH]”; See here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) sixstepsrecords / Capitol CMG
Andra Day“CASSANDRA (cherith)” (Grammy winner’s third album; new single: “Chasing”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Download released on May 10; Apple Music) Warner
Jesse Dayton“The Hard Way Blues” (Grammy-nominated country blues artist’s first album since 2018; producer: Shooter Jennings; new single: “Angel In My Pocket”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Hardcharger / Blue Élan
Habibi“Dreamachine” (Brooklyn rock quintet’s third album; producers: Tyler Love, Jay Heiselmann; new single: “My Moon”; See here; Baby Blue Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Kill Rock Stars
Maya Hawke“Chaos Angel” (singer-actress’ third album; she is the daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke; producer: Christian Lee Hutson; new single: “Missing Out”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Rough Trade-Exclusive Opaque Yellow Vinyl; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Opaque Baby Blue Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Mom+Pop Music
Richard Hawley“In This City They Call You Love” (Sheffield singer-songwriter’s 10th solo album and first since 2019; new single: “Two for His Heels”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) BMG Rights Management
Becky Hill“Believe Me Now?” (English singer-songwriter’s second album; producers: PARISI, Mark Ralph, Toddla T, Maur, Solardo, MJ Cole, Jax Jones, Franky Wah; new single: “Never Be Alone”; See here; Cream Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Astralwerks
IDAHO“Lapse” (slowcore pioneers’ 10th album and first in more than 13 years; new single: “Snakes”; Hear here; Download; Apple Music) Arts & Crafts
King Hannah“Big Swimmer” (Liverpool indie rock duo’s sophomore album; producer: Ali Chant; new single: “Davey Says”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) City Slang
Lucius“Wildewoman (The New Recordings)” (a reworking of the indie-pop band’s 2013 album; producer: drummer Dan Molad; guests: Brandi Carlile, Marcus Mumford, Devon Gilfillian; new single: “How Loud Your Heart Gets [The New Recording]”; See here; Read here; Translucent Forest Green Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Fantasy / Concord
The Marías“Submarine” (L.A.-based indie pop band’s second album; producer: Josh Conway; new single: “Run Your Mouth”; See here; White Vinyl; Amazon-Exclusive Blue and White Swirl Vinyl; Amazon UK; Cassette; Download; Apple Music) Nice Life Recording Co. / Atlantic
Kameron Marlowe“Keepin’ the Lights On” (16-song second album from Nashville-based country singer-songwriter, who competed on season 16 of “The Voice”; producer: Dann Huff; new single: “Keepin’ the Lights On”; See here; Double Opaque Brown Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Columbia Nashville
Jon Muq“Flying Away” (Austin-based Ugandan singer-songwriter’s debut album; producer: Dan Auerbach; new single: “Shake Shake”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Easy Eye Sound / Concord
Willie Nelson“The Border” (his 75th album; songs co-written with Buddy Cannon, Rodney Crowell, Shawn Camp, Mike Reid and Bobby Tomberlin; producer: Cannon; new single: “The Border”; Hear here; Vinyl; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Orange VinylAmazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Legacy Recordings
Nestor“Teenage Rebel” (Swedish hard rock quintet’s second album; new single: “Victorious”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Napalm
Neutrals“New Town Dream” (Bay Area punk rock trio’s second album; new single: “That’s Him On The Daft Stuff Again”; Hear here; Baby Blue Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Slumberland
Ben Platt“Honeymind” (Tony winner’s third album; first single: “Andrew”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Opaque Yellow Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Interscope
Priest“Dark Pulse” (Swedish synth band’s fourth album; producer: Simon Söderberg; new single: “Just a Game”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Blue Nine
Lee Ritenour & Dave Grusin“Brasil” (guests: Grégoire Maret, Celso Fonseca, Tatiana Parra, Ivan Lins; new single: “Cravo E Canela [Cloves & Cinnamon]”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Candid
Ringo Starr“Crooked Boy” (four-song EP, written and produced by Linda Perry, featuring The Strokes’ Nick Valensi on guitar; new single: “February Boy”; Vinyl; Download released on April 26; Apple Music; On Tour) UMe
Swamp Dogg“Blackgrass: From West Virginia to 125th St” (producer: Ryan Olson; all-star band includes Noam Pikelny, Sierra Hull, Jerry Douglas, Chris Scruggs, Billy Contreras, Kenny Vaughan; guests: Jenny Lewis, Margo Price, Vernon Reid, Justin Vernon, The Cactus Blossoms; new single: “Ugly Man’s Wife”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Oh Boy
Richard Thompson“Ship to Shore” (British folk rock legend’s 20th solo album and first in five years; producer: Thompson; new single: “Singapore Sadie”; Hear here; Vinyl; Rough Trade-Exclusive Deep Blue Sea Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) New West
Anna Tivel“Living Thing” (producer: Shane Leonard; Vinyl; Download) Fluff and Gravy Records / Missing Piece
Various artists“JEM Records Celebrates Jagger & Richards” (featuring covers by Paul Collins, Johnathan Pushkar, The Airport 77s, The Weeklings, The Anderson Council, Nick Piunti, et al) JEM
Various artists“Long Distance Love: A Sweet Relief Tribute to Lowell George” (contributors: Elvis Costello, Ben Harper, Dave Alvin, Sam Morrow, Jonathan Wilson, The Bird and the Bee, Gaby Moreno, Chris Stills, et al; Vinyl)  Flatiron Recordings
Various artists“My Favorite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert” (Double CD; recorded live at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane, featuring a 40-piece orchestra and such stars as Joanna Ampil, Michael Ball, Maria Friedman, Daniel Dae Kim, Audra McDonald, Julian Ovenden, Lucy St. Louis, Aaron Tveit, Marisha Wallace and Patrick Wilson; DVD and Blu-ray out June 4) Concord Theatricals Recordings

New Releases (Downloads)

Leon Alvarado“The Changing Tide” (producer: Alvarado; Hear here) Melodic Revolution
Nicola Benedetti / Benjamin Grosvenor / Sheku Kanneh-Mason“Beethoven: Triple Concerto” (with Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Santtu-Matias Rouvali; Hear here; CD out July 12; Amazon UK; Apple Music)Decca
Peter Bibby“Drama King” (Perth alt-singer-songwriter’s fourth album; producer: Dan Luscombe; new single: “Terracotta Brick”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Apple Music) Spinning Top
Bernard Butler“Good Grief” (former Suede guitarist’s first solo album in 25 years; new single: “Camber Sands”; Hear here; Read here; CD and Vinyl out July 5; Amazon UK; Apple Music; On Tour) 355 Recordings
Jon Foreman“In Bloom” (Switchfoot frontman’s second solo album; producers: Foreman, James McAlister; guests: Joy Oladokun, Abby Holliday; new single: “Eulogy”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) lowercase people / Capitol CMG
Scott Guild“Plastic: The Album” (companion album to his debut novel, “Plastic,” released on Feb. 13, a saga about a postapocalyptic world populated by plastic figurines; producer: Peter Katis; new single: “Until They’re Home”; Hear here; Read here; Apple Music) North Street Records / The Orchard
Jordan Hamilton“Project Freedom” (label debut from the Michigan-based cellist and R&B/soul singer; producer: Hamilton; new singles: “Roses” and “Wisdom Crow”; Apple Music) Mello Music Group
Keaton Henson“Somnambulant Cycles” (producer: Henson; guests: Hinako Omori, Daniel Herskedal; new single: “Try”; See here; Read here; Amazon UK) Mercury KX
Saioa Hernández“Il Verismo d’Oro” (Spanish opera singer’s debut album; See here) San Francisco Classical Recording Company / EuroArts
Laurie Lewis“TREES” (bluegrass-roots artist’s 24th album; new single: “Trees”; See here; Read here; Apple Music) Spruce and Maple Music
Duff McKagan“Tenderness Live in Los Angeles” (recorded June 13, 2019, at El Rey Theatre, backed by “Tenderness” producer Shooter Jennings and his band; Double CD and Double Vinyl out July 12; Apple Music; Hear here) BFD
ODESZA“The Last Goodbye Tour Live” (guest vocalists: Naomi Wild, Sudan Archives, Izzy Bizu, MARO, Mansionair, Charlie Houston; Hear here; CD and Triple Ghostly Clear Vinyl out July 12; Amazon-Exclusive Triple Teal Vinyl out July 12; Apple Music; On Tour) Foreign Family Collective / Ninja Tune
Olatuja“Olatuja” (jazz project from bassist/composer Michael Olatuja and vocalist Alicia Olatuja; new single: “Ijo”; Hear here; Apple Music) Whirlwind Recordings
+/- {Plus/Minus}“Further Afield” (NYC indietronic band’s sixth album and first in 10 years; new single: “Borrowed Time”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Apple Music) Ernest Jenning Record Co.
Shaboozey“Where I’ve Been, isn’t Where I’m Going” (Virginia-based singer and rapper is featured on two songs on Beyoncé’s “Cowboy Carter” album; producers: Nevin, Sean Cook; new single: “A Bar Song [Tipsy]”; CD out June 21; Vinyl out Aug. 16; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Vinyl, with signed gatefold jacket; Apple Music; On Tour) American Dogwood / EMPIRE
Smerz & GAEA“Tidligere den dagen” (Norwegian duo’s 32-minute choir piece featuring eight voices and digital sounds; new single: “Det som kom”; See here)Shopping Records, June 6
Ayra Starr“The Year I Turned 21” (Beninese-Nigerian singer’s second album; producers: AoD, BigRagee, Dinay Beats, London, Lucas Dila, MystroSugar, Richard McClashie, Rvssian, Sparrq beatz; guests: Asake, Anitta, Coco Jones, Giveon, Seyi Vibez, et al; new single: “Bad Vibes”; See here; Read here; Apple Music; On Tour, with Chris Brown) Mavin Global Holdings
Super American“Gangster of Love” (Buffalo pop punk band’s third album; producer: Sam Guaiana; new single: “Hopefully Pitchfork Doesn’t Hear This”; See here; VinylApple Music) Wax Bodega
Orlando Weeks“LOJA” (third solo album from the former leader of The Maccabees; producer: Sergio Maschetzko; new single: “Dig”; See here; CD and Vinyl out Aug. 23; Amazon UK; Apple Music) Fiction, June 6
Winnetka Bowling League“Sha La La” (L.A.-based indie rock trio’s full-length debut album; new single: “Handsome”; See here; Amazon UK; Apple Music; On Tour) Local Weather / MDDN Records
Wormwood“The Star” (Swedish black metal band’s fourth album; new single: “Ro”; See here) Black Lodge

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

Amber“Amber (25th Anniversary)” (Double CD; 1999 album, featuring “Sexual [La Da Di]” and the hit cover of Gordon Lightfoot’s “If You Could Read My Mind” with Jocelyn Enriquez and Ultra Naté, plus four bonus mixes; Double Vinyl; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive 140-Gram Metallic Silver Vinyl) Tommy Boy
Jessie Baylin“Strawberry Wind (Deluxe Edition)” (Tangerine and Strawberry Sherbet Vinyl; 2018 album; with three bonus tracks, including “Sparkle Shoelaces”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Download, with four bonus tracks; Apple Music) Blonde Rat / New West
Black Sabbath“ANNO DOMINI 1989-1995” (four-CD box set contains newly remastered versions of “Headless Cross,” “Tyr,” “Cross Purposes” and “Forbidden”; band lineup: Tony Iommi, Cozy Powell, Tony Martin and Geoff Nicholls; Vinyl, four-LP box set; Merch) Rhino
Mel Carter“Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me: The Best of Mel Carter” (30 songs on one CD) Castle
China Crisis“China Greatness” (compilation of their greatest hits and favorite tracks; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; On Tour) Last Night From Glasgow
Dave Clark Five“Glad All Over / The Dave Clark Five Return! / American Tour” (1964 albums on one CD)
“Coast to Coast / Weekend in London/ Having a Wild Weekend” (1964 and 1965 albums on one CD)
“5 By 5 (1964–69) / If Somebody Loves You” (1968 and 1970 albums on one CD)
“The Dave Clark Five Play Good Old Rock & Roll / Dave Clark & Friends” (1971 and 1972 albums on one CD)
England Dan & John Ford Coley“The Early Years” (their first three albums – “England Dan & John Ford Coley,” “Fables” and “I Hear the Music” – on two CDs)
“Nights Are Forever / Dowdy Ferry Road / Some Things Don’t Come Easy / Dr. Heckle and Mr. Jive” (four albums on two CDs, with three bonus tracks)
Enuff Z’nuff“The 1987 Demos” (13 tracks, recorded before the Chicago melodic rock band’s self-titled debut album; Vinyl; On Tour) Deadline Music
Erasure“Cowboy (Expanded Edition)” (Double CD; 1997 album; remastered, with unreleased, new material, along with alternative, extended and live versions; Amazon UK) Mute
Exodus“British Disaster: The Battle of ’89 (Live At The Astoria)” (previously unreleased March 8, 1989, concert in London; Double Gold Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download) Nuclear Blast
Gina G“Fresh! (Deluxe Edition)” (1997 debut album, featuring “Ooh Aah… Just a Little Bit,” “I Belong to You” and “Fresh!”; two-CD, one-DVD set; remastered from the original master tapes, with extended mixes and radio edits, plus six promo videos; See here; Read here; Purple Vinyl; Amazon UK) 90/9 / Cherry Red
Iron Butterfly“Live at the Galaxy 1967” (original lineup of the band on July 4 in L.A., performing early singles and songs off their debut album “Heavy,” which was released in January 1968; Hear here) Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra
Howard Jones“Human’s Lib (New Mixes)” (Expanded Deluxe Blu-ray + CD Set; 1984 debut album, featuring “What Is Love?,” “New Song,” “Pearl in the Shell” and “Hide and Seek”; with 5.1 surround and 96/24 LPCM 2024 stereo mixes on Blu-ray and 96/24 LPCM 2024 stereo mix on CD; Read hereAmazon UK)
“Dream Into Action (New Mixes)” (Expanded Deluxe Blu-ray + CD Set; 1985 album, featuring “Things Can Only Get Better,” “Life in One Day” “No One Is to Blame,” “Like to Get to Know You Well” and “Specialty”; with 5.1 surround and 96/24 LPCM 2024 stereo mixes on Blu-ray and 96/24 LPCM 2024 stereo mix on CD; Read here; Amazon UK)
Cherry Red
The Left Banke“Walk Away Renée / Pretty Ballerina” (26-song compilation of their Smash Records recordings) Common Folk
The Other Two“The Other Two & You” (1993 debut album from New Order’s Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert; remastered; Download) Rhino / Warner
The Rascals“It’s Wonderful: The Complete Atlantic Studio Recordings” (seven-CD, 152-song box set, with the first four albums presented in both stereo and mono, along with single edits and foreign language versions; Read here; Amazon UK) Now Sounds / Cherry Red
R.E.M.“Fables of the Reconstruction” (1985 album, featuring “Cant Get There from Here” and “Wendell Gee”; Vinyl) I.R.S. / Capitol / UMe
The Salsoul Orchestra“It’s Good for the Soul: The Vince Montana Years (1975-1978)” (eight-CD, 103-track clamshell box set contains expanded editions of six studio albums, produced and arranged by Montana; Read here; Amazon UK) SoulMusic / The Second Disc / Cherry Red
Shakatak“Manic & Cool + Down on the Street” (1988 and 1984 albums, with seven bonus tracks; Amazon UK) Secret Records
Silver Convention“Get Up & Boogie: The Worldwide Singles” (17-song collection; Download) Omnivore Recordings
Smith“Complete Recordings” (their albums “A Group Called Smith,” featuring their Top 5 hit “Baby It’s You,” and “Minus-Plus” on one CD, with one bonus track: lead singer Gayle McCormick’s minor solo hit “It’s a Cryin’ Shame”)Classics
Dodie Stevens“Pink Shoelaces: The Singles & Albums Collection 1959-62” (two CDs, 52 tracks) Acrobat
Tremeloes“Master” (1970 album; remastered, with 11 bonus single mixes and outtakes) Think Like a Key Music
Alan Vega“Insurrection” (11-track collection of previously unreleased material by late Suicide co-founder; new single: “Mercy”; See here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) In the Red
Various artists“Didn’t I Blow Your Mind? Thom Bell – The Sound of Philadelphia Soul 1969-1983” (20-song collection, compiled by Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley, featuring Spinners, The Delfonics, Elton John, Deniece Williams, Dionne Warwick, Lou Rawls, The Stylistics, et al; Hear/Read here; Amazon UK)Kent / Ace
Various artists“From Where I Stand: The Black Experience in Country Music” (three-CD box set from 1998, curated by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, expanded to a fourth disc to include 21st century artists; Read here)Warner Music Nashville
Various artists“No Songs Tomorrow: Darkwave, Ethereal Rock and Coldwave 1981-1990” (four-CD box set, featuring The Cure, Cocteau Twins, Soft Cell, Dead Can Dance, Cranes, Clan of Xymox, et al; Read here; Amazon UK)Cherry Red
Various artists“Jon Savage’s The Secret Public: How the LGBTQ+ Aesthetic Shaped Pop Culture 1955-1979” (two-CD, 41-song compilation, coinciding with the June 6 release of Savage’s hardcover book “The Secret Public: How LGBTQ Performers Shaped Popular Culture (1955–1979)”; Hear/Read here; Amazon UK)Ace
Various artists“The Ultimate Classic Radio Collection” (200-CD box set contains 400 half-hour radio shows, transferred from the original masters and digitally remastered, with a 60-page booklet)Retro Entertainment
Tony Joe White“Eyes / The Real Thang / Dangerous / Live in Europe 1971” (1976, 1980, 1983 and 1971 albums on two CDs) Classics
Jesse Colin Young“The Collection” (five albums on three CDs) Classics

Reissues (Downloads)

Cyndi Lauper“Let the Canary Sing” (13-track hits compilation, a companion piece to the new documentary of the same name, streaming on Paramount+ beginning June 4; Trailer; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK) Epic / Legacy

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