New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
The Afghan Whigs “In Spades” (producer: frontman Greg Dulli; first single: “Demon in Profile”; Hear here; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Vinyl, signed by Dulli; MP3; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Sub Pop)
Julie Andrews, et al “Julie’s Greenroom (Music From The Netflix Original Series)” (guest stars include Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett, Ellie Kemper and David Hyde Pierce; score by Ryan Shore) (Varѐse Sarabande)
Ásgeir (Icelandic singer-songwriter) “Afterglow” (Hear here; NPR First Listen; MP3; iTunes) (One Little Indian / Columbia)
At the Drive-In “in•ter a•li•a” (their first album in 17 years; producers: guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Rich Costey; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Rise)
Big Walnuts Yonder (Mike Watt, Nels Cline, Greg Saunier, Nick Reinhart) “Big Walnuts Yonder” (producer: Tony Maimone; MP3; iTunes) (Sargent House)
Black Lips “Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art?” (producer: Sean Lennon; first single: “Can’t Hold On”; See here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Vice)
Blondie “Pollinator” (their 11th studio album will feature collaborations with Joan Jett, Laurie Anderson, Charli XCX, Sia, Johnny Marr, etc.; first single: “Fun”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Limited-Edition 7″ Box Set; MP3; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (BMG Rights Management)
Bonnie Prince Billy (aka Will Oldham) “Best Troubador” (16-song tribute to Merle Haggard; NPR First Listen; Vinyl) (Drag City)
Carl Craig “Versus” (the Detroit electronic artist re-imagines his past music with the Les Siècles Orchestra and classical pianist Francesco Tristano; Hear here; NPR First Listen; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (InFine Music)
Mac DeMarco “This Old Dog” (first singles: “My Old Man” / “This Old Dog”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Captured Tracks)
Forest Swords (U.K. electronic producer) “Compassion” (new single: “Arms Out”; See here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Ninja Tune)
Michael Gaither “Hey Karma” (producers: Gaither, Dayan Kai; guests: Laura Hall, Alysha Antonio, Steve Kritzer, Glenn MacPherson, Michael Capella; first single: “Mix Tape”; Hear here) (Miracle Mile, May 9)
Delia Gonzalez (Cuban-American musician and artist, based in NYC and Berlin) “Horse Follows Darkness” (Hear here; MP3) (DFA)
Goodbye June “Magic Valley” (producer: Paul Moak; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Cotton Valley Music / Interscope)
The Head and the Heart “Stinson Beach Sessions” (eight previously unreleased demos from 2016’s “Signs of Light” album; Hear here; On Tour) (Warner)
Jesu / Sun Kil Moon “30 Seconds to the Decline of Planet Earth” (Hear here; On Tour) (Caldo Verde)
Diana Krall “Turn Up the Quiet” (producer: Tommy LiPuma; Hear here; Read here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Verve)
Patti LaBelle “Bel Hommage” (Hear here; On Tour) (GPE)
Logic “Everybody” (first single: “Everybody”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition; On Tour) (Def Jam)
Taj Mahal / Keb’ Mo’ “TajMo” (guests: Bonnie Raitt, Joe Walsh, Sheila E., Lizz Wright; first single: “Don’t Leave Me Here”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Concord)
Nite Jewel “Real High” (producers: Nite Jewel, Cole M.G.N.; guests: Dam-Funk, Julia Holter, Droop-E; first single: “2 Good 2 Be True”; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Gloriette)
Ozomatli “Non-Stop: Mexico to Jamaica” (includes a cover of Redbone’s “Come and Get Your Love”; producers: Sly & Robbie; guests: Herb Alpert, G. Love, Chali 2Na, Juanes, Regulo Caro, Gaby Moreno, Kyle McDonald; Hear here; On Tour) (Cleopatra)
Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel “I Can Spin a Rainbow” (a collaboration between the former The Dresden Dolls singer and the founding member of The Legendary Pink Dots; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Cooking Vinyl)
Perfume Genius “No Shape” (producer: Blake Mills; first single: “Slip Away”; See here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Matador)
Allison Pierce (formerly of The Pierces) “Year of the Rabbit” (producer: Ethan Johns; first single: “Evidence”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Sony Masterworks)
Pond (Australian psych-rock quartet) “The Weather” (producer: Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker; first single: “Sweep Me Off My Feet”; See here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Marathon Artists)
Joan Shelley (Louisville, Ky., singer-songwriter) “Joan Shelley” (producer: Jeff Tweedy; first single: “Where I’ll Find You”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (No Quarter)
Slowdive “Slowdive” (their first album since 1995’s “Pygmalion”; new single: “Sugar for the Pill”; See here; MP3; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Dead Oceans)
Chris Stapleton “From a Room: Volume 1” (“From a Room: Volume 2” will be released later this year; See here; Vinyl; MP3; On Tour; Merch) (Mercury Nashville)
Robin Trower “Time and Emotion” (Hear here; On Tour) (V-12)
Various artists “Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story – An Album to Benefit War Child” (all-star charity tribute features Adele, Pearl Jam, Dolly Parton, Indigo Girls, Jim James, Old Crow Medicine Show, etc.; Hear/read here; NPR First Listen; MP3; iTunes) (Columbia)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 62” (22 songs, featuring Lady Gaga, ZAYN, Shawn Mendes, The Chainsmokers, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Katy Perry, etc.; MP3) (NOW / UMG Recordings)
Wale “Shine” (guests: Lil Wayne, Major Lazer, Wizkid, Dua Lipa, G-Eazy, Chris Brown, J. Balvin, Travis Scott, Davido, Olamide, Phil Adé, Zyla Moon; MP3; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (MMG / Atlantic)

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Cedar & Soil (Brooklyn electronic musician-producer George Abi-Hanna) “Exit Here” (four-song EP; first single: “Youoy”; Hear here; See here) (Cedar)
Croatian Amor (aka Loke Rahbek) “Finding People” (four-song EP; Hear here) (Posh Isolation)
Helen Culver “Tricks Are for Kids” (four-song EP; Hear here) (Helen Culver)
Exhausted Pipes (Bay Area indie rock band) “New Dust” (second single: “Whisky, Weed, Women & Cocaine”; Hear here) (3 On E Partners)
Michael Gaither “Hey Karma” (producers: Gaither, Dayan Kai; guests: Steve Kritzer, Glenn MacPherson, Jeff Baker, Patrick Kennedy, Michael Capella, Laura Hall, Alysha Antonino; first single: “Hey Karma”; Hear here; iTunes) (Miracle Mile, May 9)

“This is my fifth record – and the first I’ve been in the producer’s seat on,” Gaither tells P&P. “It’s a sparse record – only four full band tracks – but with a pretty diverse array of instrumentation (guitar, banjo, mandolin, even pedal steel and accordion) that equally hits the three themes that run through most of my songs: Nostalgia, sarcasm, and gratitude. It’s a fun release.”

The Harmaleighs (indie-pop duo) “Hiraeth” (six-song EP; first single: “Birds of a Feather”; Hear here; iTunes) (The Harmaleighs)
James Hersey (Austria-born, Berlin-based singer-songwriter) “Pages EP” (five songs; producers: Hersey, Ed Sheeran collaborator Will Hicks; first single: “Miss You”; See here; iTunes; On Tour) (Glassnote)
Katrina “The Very Best of Katrina from Katrina and The Waves” (18-track live album; iTunes) (Katrina’s Web, May 3)
Mack Keane (20-year-old singer-songwriter/producer from NYU) “2107” (seven-song EP; producers: Tom Keane, Nathan East; See here) (MasonMack Music)
Holden Laurence “Wild Empty Promises” (producer: Laurence; first single: “Broken Waltz”; Hear here) (Holden Laurence)
Rachel Price “Home” (six-song EP; producer: Michael Flanders; first single: “Falling Off the Earth”; Hear here) (indieExtreme / Rachel Price Music)
Sharkmuffin (Brooklyn glam garage duo) “Tsuki” (first single: “Space Glow”; See here) (Little Dickman)
Tiny Vipers “Laughter” (Jesy Fortino’s first album in eight years; first single: “K.I.S.S.”; Hear here; Read here; iTunes) (Ba Da Bing)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet “Classic Albums 1959-60” (two CDs) (Acrobat)
Gene Ammons “The Prestige Collection 1960-1962” (four CDs, 57 songs) (Enlightenment)
Shirley Bassey “The Definitive Collection 1956-62” (five-CD, 108-song box set; Read here) (Acrobat)
Chuck Berry “The Complete Chess Singles As & Bs 1955-61” (two CDs) (Acrobat)
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds “Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (1984-2014)” (four CDs, 57 songs; Read here; 3-LP Box Set, Deluxe 3-CD + DVD Box Set; Super Deluxe Limited Edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Mute)
Alice Coltrane “World Spirituality Classics, Volume 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda” (Hear here; NPR First Listen; Read here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Luaka Bop)
Crosby & Nash with Neil Young “The 1972 Broadcast” (15 songs) (Sonic Boom)
Dangerdoom (Danger Mouse and MF Doom) “The Mouse and the Mask” (2005 album; with the 2006 seven-song EP “Occult Hymn,” plus two previously unreleased tracks; Hear here; Vinyl) (Metalface)
Aretha Franklin “The Complete Releases 1956-62” (two CDs, 48 songs) (Acrobat)
Don Gibson “The Complete Recordings 1952-1962” (four CDs, 116 songs) (Enlightenment)
Grateful Dead “Cornell 5/8/77” (three CDs; Hear/read here; Vinyl; Merch) (Grateful Dead Productions)
Kashif “Help Yourself to My Love: The Arista Anthology” (two CDs, 30 songs; Read here) (U.K. – SoulMusic / Cherry Red)
Arthur Lee & Love “Complete ‘Forever Changes’ Live” (Vinyl) (Rockbeat)
Leftfield “Leftism 22” (1995 album; remastered, with 11 original tracks remixed by such artists as Skream, Adrian Sherwood, BodyJack and Voiski; See here; Vinyl; On Tour) (Sony CG)
Little River Band “The Big Box” (six-CD box set containing their first six albums; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (The Store For Music)
Mtume “Prime Time: The Epic Anthology” (two CDs, 32 songs; See here; Read here) (U.K. – SoulMusic / Cherry Red)
Marvin Rainwater “The Complete Releases 1955-62” (two CDs, 58 songs) (Acrobat)
Rare Earth “Dreams / Answers” (1968 album; remastered), “Willie Remembers” (1972 album; remastered) (Culture Factory)
Chris Robinson Brotherhood “Betty’s Self-Rising Southern Blends, Vol. 3” (recorded and mixed live from the soundboard by Grateful Dead archivist and recording engineer Betty Cantor Jackson in November 2015; 3-LP, 2-CD box set; On Tour) (Silver Arrow)
Simon & Garfunkel “Homeward Bound: Radio Broadcast / 1968” (Sonic Boom)
Richard Stoltzman “Richard Stoltzman – The Complete Album Collection” (40-CD box set) (Sony Classical)
The Turtles “It Ain’t Me Babe” (1965 album; remastered), “You Baby/Let Me Be” (1966 album; remastered), “Happy Together” (1967 album; remastered), “The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands” (1968 album; remastered), “Turtle Soup” (1969 album; remastered), “Wooden Head” (1970 album; remastered) (Manifesto)
U2 “U218 Singles [Vinyl]” (2006 compilation; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Island / UMe)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call a Workout 2017 – Hits & Remixes” (15 songs; Track list) (NOW / UMG Recordings)

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