New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

Jason Aldean“Highway Desperado” (new single: “Let Your Boys Be Country”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Macon Music / Broken Bow
Joey Alexander“Continuance” (20-year-old pianist/composer’s seventh album includes a cover of Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me”; Vinyl) Mack Avenue
Bad Wolves“Die About It” (L.A. rock band’s fourth album; new single: “Bad Friend”; See here; White Vinyl; Amazon UK; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Better Noise Music
Jimmy Buffett“Equal Strain On All Parts” (his final album and his first since 2020; producers: Michael Utley, Mac McAnally; guests: Paul McCartney, Emmylou Harris, Angelique Kidjo, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Will Kimbrough, Lennie Gallant; See here; Read here; Electric Blue Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Merch) Mailboat / Sun Label Group
Casting Crowns“Lifesongs: A Celebration of the First 20 Years” (21 songs and 21 guest artists who have taken a Casting Crowns song and re-recorded them in their own reimagined versions; new single: “All Because of Mercy”; Hear here; On Tour) Provident Label Group
Cold War Kids“Cold War Kids” (their 10th album; new single: “Run Away With Me”; See here; Download; Apple Music) AWAL Recordings
Dirty Honey“Can’t Find the Brakes” (new single: “Won’t Take Me Alive”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) Dirt
Micky Dolenz“Dolenz Sings R.E.M.” (four-song covers EP; producer: Christian Nesmith; new single: “Shiny Happy People”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; On Tour) 7a Records
Drop Nineteens“Hard Light” (shoegaze band’s first album in 30 years; new single: “Scapa Flow”; See here; Crystal Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Wharf Cat
Fuming Mouth“Last Day of Sun” (death metal/hardcore band’s second album; new single: “The Silence Beyond Life”; See here; Smoke Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Nuclear Blast
Cody Johnson“Leather” (country singer-songwriter’s third album; producer: Trent Willmon; new singles: “Work Boots” and “Watching My Old Flame Go Out”; See here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) COJO Music / Warner Music Nashville
Van Morrison“Accentuate the Positive” (his 45th studio album, paying homage to his favorite early rock classics; guests: the late Jeff Beck, Chris Farlowe, Taj Mahal; first single: “Shakin’ All Over”; Hear here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Exile Productions
Cliff Richard“Cliff with Strings – My Kinda Life” (British legend marks his 65th year in music with a compilation of his biggest hits and favorite tracks, with orchestral arrangements from composer Chris Walden; Read here) East West / Rhino
Semisonic“Little Bit of Sun” (Grammy-nominated trio’s first full-length album in more than 20 years; guests: Jason Isbell, Jim James; new single: “The Rope”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Pleasuresonic Recordings
The Struts“Pretty Vicious” (British rockers’ fourth album; producers: The Struts, Julian Raymond; new single: “Too Good At Raising Hell”; See here; Violet Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) John Varvatos Records / Big Machine
Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee“Los Angeles” (their first collaborative album; guests: The Edge, Bobby Gillespie, Isaac Brock, James Murphy, Mary Lattimore, et al; new single: “Los Angeles”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) PIAS
Sylvia Tyson“At the End of the Day” (Canadian folk legend says this will be her final album; producer: Danny Greenspoon; new single: “Sweet Agony”; See here; Download) Stony Plain
Jaime Wyatt“Feel Good” (producer: Black Pumas’ Adrian Quesada; new single: “World Worth Keeping”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) New West

New Releases (Downloads)

All Get Out“All Get Out” (South Carolina-based indie/folk-rock band’s fourth album; new single: “Come Back Around”; Hear here; Apple Music; On Tour) Equal Vision
bar italia“The Twits” (London-based trio’s second album of 2023; new single: “my little tony”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) Matador
Michael Franti & Spearhead“Big Big Love” (their 13th album; See here; CD and Vinyl out Dec. 8; Apple Music; On Tour) Boo Boo Wax / Thirty Tigers
Lee Gallagher and the Hallelujah“The Falcon Ate the Flower” (SF/Nashville artist’s third album; producer: Jason Soda) Lee Gallagher
Isla Rico“eternal optimist” (Manchester indie-pop trio’s five-song debut EP; new single: “maliblues”; Hear here) Isla Rico
Light Beams“Wild Life” (DC dance punks’ second album; new single: “Coming Our Way”; See here) Dischord Records / Mud Memory
Matmos“Return to Archive” (Baltimore-based duo’s 14th album, developed exclusively from sampling the “non-musical” recordings originally published by Folkways in the mid-20th century; released to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of Folkways Records by Moses Asch and Marian Distler; See here; CD out Jan. 26, 2024; Apple Music) Smithsonian Folkways

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

The Blasters“Mandatory: The Best of The Blasters” (20-song collection includes tracks from their first four albums, with deep cuts and two songs originally featured on the soundtrack to the 1984 cult film, “Streets of Fire”) Liberation Hall
Cher“Believe (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1998 album, featuring the title track and “Strong Enough”; with a second disc of newly remastered remixes from the era; Triple Vinyl, pressed on clear, sea blue and light blue LPs; Amazon UK) Rhino / Warner
Chicago“Greatest Christmas Hits” (13-song collection; Vinyl; On Tour) Rhino
The Chick Corea Elektric Band“The Future Is Now” (two-CD collection of live recordings from 2016-2018, compiled and completed by Corea before his death in February 2021; mastered by Bernie Grundman; Triple Vinyl; Download) Candid
Bob Marley and the Wailers“Catch a Fire (50th Anniversary Edition)” (1973 album; remastered, with “Live at the Paris Theatre in London” and a third CD of alternate, extended and instrumental Jamaican tracks, plus three live tracks from Sundown Theatre in Edmonton, England; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl, three LPs; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Merch) Tuff Gong / Island / UMe
Johnny Marr“Spirit Power: The Best of Johnny Marr” (16-track collection includes non-album singles, two new songs and a cover of Depeche Mode’s “I Feel You”; new single: “Somewhere”; See here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) BMG Rights Management
Christine McVie“Christine McVie” (1984 album, featuring “Got a Hold on Me” and “Love Will Show Us How”; remastered; Vinyl)
“In the Meantime” (2004 album, her third and final solo LP; remastered; nephew Dan Perfect created a new stereo and Dolby ATMOS mix of the album; Read here; Vinyl)
Rhino / Warner
New Kids on the Block“The Block Revisited (Deluxe Edition)” (Double CD; 2008 comeback album, featuring “Summertime,” “Single” and “2 in the Morning”; with bonus tracks and remixes, including “Dirty Dancing” feat. Joshua, DK & Dino of SEVENTEEN; Hear here; Double Vinyl; Amazon-Exclusive Grape Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Interscope / UMe
Kenny Thomas“The Best of Kenny Thomas” (16-song collection includes rare mixes and two previously unreleased tracks; Vinyl, 11-song LP; Amazon UK; Download; On Tour) Chrysalis
Frank Zappa & The Mothers“Over-Nite Sensation (50th Anniversary)” (1973 album; four-CD, one-Blu-ray Audio super deluxe edition, featuring additional masters, highlights and mix outtakes from the original 1973 sessions mastered by John Polito, plus live recordings from 1973 showcasing the same band that recorded the album, one from the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and the other recorded at Cobo Hall in Detroit; Read here; Double Vinyl, cut at 45 rpm for the first time from the original analog tape by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, with a bonus 24″ x 12″ poster of the complete cover art; Amazon UK; Download Zappa / UMe

Reissues (Downloads)

Snail Mail“Valentine Demos” (five-song EP of stripped-down versions of songs from her 2021 album; Hear here; Vinyl; Apple Music) Matador
The Tragically Hip“Phantom Power (Deluxe)” (1998 album; with five unheard tracks from the original recording sessions, plus a live show at The Metropol in Pittsburgh in October 1998, along with seven alternate versions; Hear here; Apple Music) Universal Music Canada

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