New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Nils Bech (Norwegian avant-garde pop vocalist) “Echo” (first single: “Waiting”; Hear here) (DFA)
Bell X1 “Arms” (first single: “Out of Love”; Hear here; MP3) (Belly Up)
Blackberry Smoke “Like an Arrow” (guest: Gregg Allman; first single: “Waiting for the Thunder”; Hear here) (3 Legged Records / Thirty Tigers)
David Bromberg Band “The Blues, the Whole Blues, and Nothing But the Blues” (producer: Larry Campbell; Hear here) (Red House)
Busman’s Holiday (Bloomington, Ind.-based band) “Popular Cycles” (producer: Mark Lawson; first single: “What We Need We Know”; Hear here) (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Sabrina Carpenter (actress-singer, “Girl Meets World”) “EVOLution” (first single: “On Purpose”; See here; MP3) (Hollywood)
Paul Cauthen (co-founder of Sons of Fathers) “My Gospel” (producer: Beau Bedford; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Lightning Rod)
Tom Chaplin (of Keane) “The Wave” (producer: Matt Hales; first single: “Hardened Heart”; See here; MP3) (Island)
David Clayton-Thomas (of Blood, Sweat & Tears) “Canadiana” (a tribute to 20th century Canadian songwriters, including Neil Young, Robbie Robertson, Joni Mitchell and Buffy Sainte-Marie; Hear here) (Independent Label Services, Inc.)
Cure for Gravity (atmospheric synth/alt/prog rock trio) “Cure for Gravity” (Hear here) (Cure for Gravity)
Darkthrone (Norwegian metal legends) “Arctic Thunder” (Hear here; MP3) (Peaceville)
Deadships (Chicago hardcore band) “The Darkness That Divides Us” (See here; MP3) (Stay Sick Recordings)
CeDell Davis (90-year-old bluesman) “Even the Devil Gets the Blues” (producer: Screaming Trees/Mad Season/Tuatara drummer Barrett Martin; guests: Mike McCready, Scott McCaughey, Martin, Skerik, Ayron Jones, Annie Jantzer; Hear/read here; MP3) (Sunyata)
Disciple “Long Live the Rebels” (producer: Aaron Sprinkle; first single: “God Is With Us”; Hear here) (Tooth & Nail / BEC Recordings)
The Dillinger Escape Plan “Dissociation” (their first album since 2013; Hear here; MP3) (Party Smasher Inc. / Cooking Vinyl)
Dr. John “The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac and His Music” (all-star concert at New Orleans’ Saenger Theatre, with guests Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty, Irma Thomas, Widespread Panic, Warren Haynes, Mavis Staples, Aaron Neville, etc.; See/read here; CD/DVD/Blu-ray Combo; MP3) (Concord)
Mike Doughty “Heart Watches While the Brain Burns” (Hear here) (Snackbar)
C Duncan (Mercury Prize nominee) “The Midnight Sun” (producer: Duncan; first single: “Wanted to Want It Too”; Hear here; MP3) (FatCat)
Eden’s Curse (multinational melodic metal band) “Cardinal” (producers: Paul Logue, Thorsten Koehne; first single: “Sell Your Soul”; See here; MP3) (AFM)
Rebecca Ferguson “Superwoman” (producers: Mark Ronson, Troy Miller; first single: “Bones”; Hear here; Read here) (RCA)
The Flat Five (Chicago-based pop vocal supergroup) “It’s a World of Love and Hope” (first single: “This Is Your Night”; Hear here; MP3) (Bloodshot / Augiedisc)
Steve Forbert “Flying At Night” (Europe-only release to coincide with his European tour, and also available at his website; first single: “Out in the World”; Hear here) (Rolling Tide)
Jonny Fritz “Sweet Creep” (producer: My Morning Jacket’s Jim James; first single: “Are You Thirsty”; Hear here; MP3) (ATO)
The Game “1992” (Hear here) (eOne Music)
Gurr (Berlin duo) “In My Head” (first single: “Moby Dick”; See here; MP3) (Duchess Box)
Hillsong Worship “Let There Be Light” (12-song live album; producer: Michael Guy Chislett; See here; CD/DVD, with five extra tracks; MP3) (Hillsong / Sparrow)
Matt Hires “American Wilderness” (producer: Randall Kent; Hear here) (Rock Ridge Music)
Jagwar Ma (Australian psych-dance trio) “Every Now & Then” (new single: “Give Me a Reason”; Hear here; MP3) (Mom+Pop Music)
Colin James (Juno Award-winning singer-guitarist) “Blue Highways” (a tribute to his blues heroes, such as Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Robert Johnson, etc.; producers: James, Dave Meszaros; first single: “Going Down”; Hear here) (True North)
JOHNNYSWIM (Amanda Sudano, one-half of the duo, is daughter of the late Donna Summer) “Georgica Pond” (guest: Vince Gill; Hear here; NPR First Listen; MP3) (Big Picnic)
JoJo “Mad Love.” (her first full-length album in 10 years; guests: Wiz Khalifa, Alessia Cara, Remy Ma; first single: “F*** Apologies.”; See here; MP3) (Atlantic)
Kidz Bop Kids “Kidz Bop 33” (14 songs; MP3) (Kidz Bop)
Kings of Leon “Walls” (producer: Markus Dravs; Read here; MP3) (RCA)
Davy Knowles (Chicago blues-rocker) “Three Miles From Avalon” (Hear here) (Davy Knowles)
The Lemon Twigs (NYC pop-rock band) “Do Hollywood” (producer: Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado; first single: “These Words”; See here; MP3) (4AD)
Jamie Lidell “Building a Beginning” (producers: Justin Stanley, Ben Ash; first single: “Walk Right Back”; Hear here; MP3) (Jajulin)
Lissie “Live at Union Chapel” (13 acoustic songs, including a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “River”; See here) (Lionboy / Thirty Tigers)
Walker Lukens (Austin alt-pop singer) “Never Understood” (four-song EP; producer: Jim Eno; first single: “Lifted”; See here; MP3) (Modern Outsider)
The Mavericks “All Night Live Volume 1” (Hear/read here) (Mono Mundo Recordings)
Donny McCaslin (saxophonist and his ensemble played on David Bowie’s “Blackstar” album) “Beyond Now” (producer: David Binney; first single: a cover of Bowie’s “A Small Plot of Land”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Motéma Music)
Big Dave McLean (Canadian blues legend) “Better the Devil You Know” (producer: Steve Dawson; Hear here) (Black Hen Music)
Katie Melua “In Winter” (featuring Gori Women’s Choir; first single: “Dreams on Fire”; Hear here; MP3) (BMG Rights Management)
Mike Mills & Robert McDuffie “Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and Orchestra” (musicians include John Neff, Williams Tonks, Patrick Ferguson and the MCS Ensemble; See here) (Orange Mountain Music)
Derek Minor “Reflection” (guests: BJ The Chicago Kid, Chrisette Michele, Janice Gaines, Hollyn, Camille Faulkner; Hear here; MP3) (Reflection Music Group / eOne Music)
Moby & The Void Pacific Choir “These Systems Are Failing” (Hear here; See here) (Mute)
Muddy Magnolias “Broken People” (first single: “Brother, What Happened?”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; MP3) (Third Generation)
The Naked and the Famous (L.A.-based New Zealand alt-pop band) “Simple Forms” (first single: “Higher”; Hear here) (Somewhat Damaged Ltd.)
Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nielsen Chapman & Amy Sky “LIV ON” (using the healing power of music, this 11-song collaboration aims to comfort those experiencing grief and loss; Hear here; Read here) (OBA)
Conor Oberst “Ruminations” (solo acoustic album; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Read here; MP3) (Nonesuch)
The Orb “COW / Chill Out, World!” (with contributions from Youth and Roger Eno; producers: The Orb; Hear here) (Kompakt)
Oval (German experimentalist Markus Popp) “Popp” (Hear here; Read here) (UOVOOO)
Purling Hiss (Philly psych-rock trio) “High Bias” (first single: “Fever”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; MP3) (Drag City)
Real Numbers “Wordless Wonder” (Hear here; MP3) (Slumberland)
Red Fang “Only Ghosts” (producer: Ross Robinson; first single: “Flies”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with two extra tracks) (Relapse)
André Rieu & His Johanna Strauss Orchestra “Waltzing Forever” (includes the Dutch-born violinist’s versions of “The Blue Danube,” “Roses From the South,” Shostakovich’s “Second Waltz,” “Moon River,” “Tennessee Waltz,” plus two new works – a hit-packed all-American medley, and a specially composed waltz; Hear here; See here) (UMe)
Justin Roberts “Lemonade” (producer: Liam Davis; guests: Robbie Fulks, Gerald Dowd, John Abbey, Nora O’Connor, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Carpet Square)
Jeff Rosenstock “WORRY.” (first single: “Wave Goodnight to Me”; See here; MP3) (SideOneDummy)
Secret Sphere “One Night in Tokyo” (Hear here; MP3) (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
Sugar Ray and the Bluetones “Seeing Is Believing” (first single: “Seeing Is Believing”; Hear here; MP3) (Severn)
Super Unison (Oakland trio) “Auto” (producer: Jack Shirley; Hear here; MP3) (Deathwish Inc.)
Swet Shop Boys “Cashmere” (producer: group member Redinho; first single: “T5”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; MP3) (Customs)
Tenth Avenue North “Followers” (first single: “What You Want”; Hear here) (Reunion)
Trophy Eyes (Australian alt-punk group) “Chemical Miracle” (first single: “Chlorine”; See here) (Hopeless)
Tuff City Kids (Frankfurt-based production duo) “Adoldesscent” (guests: Annie, Joe Goddard, Kelley Polar, Jasnau; first single: “Labyrinth”; Hear here; MP3) (Permanent Vacation)
Two Door Cinema Club “Gameshow” (producer: Jacknife Lee; first single: “Are We Ready? [Wreck]”; Hear here; MP3) (Glassnote)
Tyketto “Reach” (Hear here; MP3) (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
Unwill (rock quartet from Rochester, N.Y.) “Past Life” (Hear here) (eOne Music / LifeBlood Inc.)
Various artists “Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia” (all-star concert held at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md., in May 2015; two CDs; CD/DVD; CD/Blu-ray) (Rounder)
Various artists “Feel Like Going Home: The Songs of Charlie Rich” (contributors: Jim Lauderdale, Shooter Jennings, Will Kimbrough, Keith Sykes, Charlie Rich Jr., etc.; Read here) (Memphis International)
Various artists “Narcos (More Music From The Netflix Original Series, Volume 2)” (Lakeshore)
Various artists “Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliott Smith” (15-song collection features covers by Juliana Hatfield, J Mascis, Tanya Donelly, William Fitzsimmons, Sun Kil Moon, Lou Barlow, etc.; Vinyl, with download card) (American Laundromat)
Suzanne Vega “Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers” (taken from her 2011 musical stageplay “Carson McCullers Talks About Love,” featuring songs by Vega and Duncan Sheik about the life of the Southern novelist; first single: “Harper Lee”; Hear here; MP3) (Perpetual Sounds)
Chris Young “It Must Be Christmas” (producers: Corey Crowder, Young; Hear here) (RCA Nashville)

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Ablebody (L.A.-based twins Christoph and Anton Hochheim, members of The Pains of Being Pure At Heart and The Depreciation Guild) “Adult Contemporaries” (new single: “Gaucho”; Hear here; See here) (Lolipop)
Cherub (electro-pop duo) “Bleed Gold, Piss Excellence” (new single: “Signs,” feat. T.I.; Hear here) (Columbia)
Dawg Yawp (Cincinnati sitar-guitar Appalachian folk duo) “Dawg Yawp” (producer: Rob Fetters; first single: “Lost At Sea”; Hear here) (Old Flame)
Dead Light (U.K. duo) “Dead Light” (Hear here) (Village Green)
Carolina Eyck with American Contemporary Music Ensemble “Fantasias for Theremin and String Quartet” (Butterscotch)
Fraternal Twin “Homeworlding” (first single: “False Alarm”; Hear here) (Ghost Ramp)
French Horn Rebellion (Brooklyn-based indie electro-funk duo) “Classically Trained” (new single: “Life Choices”; Hear here) (Ensemble)
The Gentle Good (Cardiff singer-songwriter and folk musician Gareth Bonello) “Ruins / Adfeilion” (Hear here) (Bubblewrap)
Eddie Garrido “In a Dream” (producer: Garrido; guest: James Suggs; first single: “Flying Through”; Hear here) (G-Force)
Nessi Gomes “Diamonds & Demons” (Hear here) (Baraka)
Great Apes (San Francisco punk rockers) “California Heart” (Hear here; Read here) (Asian Man)
Gucci Mane “Woptober” (guests: Travis Scott, Rick Ross, Young Dolph; new single: “Bling Blaww Burr”; Hear here) (Guwop Enterprises / Atlantic, Oct. 17)
Joseph Hein “AM Gold” (first single: “In the Sunshine”; Hear here) (Yellow Year)
Lowlands “Lovers Blessings” (first single: “Ugly Sister”; Hear here) (Thrill Me)
North By North (Chicago garage-psych duo) “Last Days of Magic” (producer: Don Bates; new single: “Into the Haze”; Hear here) (Double Hex)
The Peep Tempel (Melbourne trio) “Joy” (first single: “Rayguns”; Hear here) (Wing Sing / Redeye)
Powell “Sport” (guests: Frankie, Jonny, Dale Cornish, Loke Rahbek; first single: “Frankie”; Hear here) (XL Recordings)
Shadow Child (British producer) “Connected” (guests: Bodhi, T Williams, Huxley, Ben Pearce, S.P.Y, Ashworth, Supertanker; first single: “Um”; Hear here) (Food Music)
Alaska Thunderfuck (“RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” season 2 winner) “Poundcake” (Hear here) (Producer Entertainment Group)
Frankie Valli “Tis the Seasons” (his first holiday album in decades; CD, out Oct. 21) (Rhino)
Brooke Van Poppelen “Hard Feelings” (her comedy debut was recorded during SXSW 2016 in Austin; Hear here) (Sure Thing)
Virgin of the Birds (Seattle trio) “Secret Kids” (first single: “Spooky, Stony, Barely Over Thirty”; Hear here; See here) (Abandoned Love)

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Beastie Boys “Licensed to Ill (30th Anniversary Edition) [Vinyl]” (1987 album; cut from the original production masters) (Def Jam)
Big Star “Complete Third” (recorded in 1974 but not released until 1978; remastered; this three-CD set features 69 total tracks, 29 of which are previously unheard sessions, demos and alternate mixes made by producer Jim Dickinson and engineer John Fry; See here; Read here) (Omnivore Recordings)
Booka Shade (German house duo) “Movements 10” (expanded edition of their 2006 album, featuring 10 remixes from such electronic music artists as Nils Frahm, Jonas Rathsman, Deetron, Eats Everything, Dennis Ferrer, Patrick Topping, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Blaufield M10)
Jim Ed Brown / Helen Cornelius “Best of Jim Ed Brown / Jim Ed & Helen Greatest Hits” (20 songs; remastered; Read here) (U.K. – Morello / Cherry Red)
Dee Clark “The Very Best of Dee Clark” (two CDs, 50 songs) (One Day Music)
Phil Collins “The Singles” (two CDs, 33 songs; Vinyl; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Rhino)
Creedence Clearwater Revival “Live in Europe [Vinyl]” (1973 double LP; remastered) (Fantasy)
Bobby Day “The Very Best of Bobby Day” (two CDs, 35 songs) (One Day Music)
Steve Earle “Guitar Town (30th Anniversary Edition)” (1986 album; remastered, with a second CD of bonus material) (MCA Nashville / UMe)
Emil Gilels “Emil Gilels: The 100th Anniversary Edition” (50-CD box set) (Melodiya)
David Gray “The Best of David Gray (Deluxe Edition)” (two CDs, 31 songs; Standard CD; Vinyl; MP3) (iht)
Justin Hayward “All the Way” (a 15-track collection of songs from his studio and live albums, with the new song “The Wind of Heaven”; See here) (Eagle)
Horse “For Twisted Minds Only” (1970 album; cut directly from the original master tapes; Hear here; Vinyl) (Rise Above Relics)
Eugen Jochum “Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, Vol. 1 – Orchestral Works” (42-CD box set) (Deutsche Grammophon)
George Jones “Ladies Choice + My Very Special Guests” (1984, 1979 albums on one CD; remastered; Read here) (U.K. – Morello / Cherry Red)
King Crimson “Beat” (1982 album; remastered; CD + DVD Audio), “Three of a Perfect Pair” (1984 album; remastered; CD + DVD Audio) (DGM)
Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s “The Bride on The Boxcar: A Decade of Margot Rarities 2004-2014 “ (five-CD box set) (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Sal Mineo “Start Movin’: The 1950’s Recordings” (27 songs) (Jasmine)
Oasis “Be Here Now” (1997 album; remastered, with a second CD of B-sides and extras and a third CD of demos; Read here; Double LP; Four-LP Box Set; Standard CD; MP3) (Big Brother Recordings)
Marty Robbins “R.F.D. / My Kind of Country” (1964, 1967 albums on one CD; remastered; Read here) (U.K. – Morello / Cherry Red)
Keely Smith “The Intimate Keely Smith (Expanded Edition)” (1965 album; remastered, with bonus tracks) (Real Gone Music)
The Traveling Wilburys “The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1” (1988 album; remastered; Vinyl), “The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3” (1990 album; remastered; Vinyl) (Concord)
Bunny Wailer “Solomonic Singles 1: Tread Along 1969-1976” (15 songs), “Solomonic Singles 2: Rise & Shine 1977-1986” (14 tracks) (Dub Store)
Jerry Wallace “Shutters and Boards: The Challenge Singles 1957-62” (32 songs) (Jasmine)
Fritz Wunderlich “Complete Studio Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon” (32-CD box set) (Deutsche Grammophon)

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Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Leon Redbone “A Long Way from Home” (an 18-song collection of solo performances, both live and studio, from 1972, released commercially for the first time; Vinyl; CD, out Nov. 11) (Third Man)

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DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio/label:
Bryan Adams “Wembley Live 1996 [DVD]” (Eagle Rock)
Extreme “Pornograffitti Live 25 / Metal Meltdown Live! At the Hard Rock Casino Las Vegas” (package includes a Blu-ray, DVD and audio CD of the complete concert filmed on May 30, 2015, at The Joint at Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas; See here; CD) (Rock Fuel Media / Loud & Proud)
Peter Gabriel “Growing Up Live + Still Growing Up Live & Unwrapped [Blu-ray]” (from 2002-2004 tours, with bonus features; See here) (Eagle Rock)

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Cool Stuff

Manufacturer: Product: Release Date:
Mahalo Ukuleles “MR1TBRPK Rainbow Series Soprano Ukulele Beginner Package” (includes ukulele, carrying bag and digital download lesson with Ukulele Bartt) (Oct. 15)

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