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New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Atmosphere “WORD?” (guests: the late MF DOOM, Evidence, Aesop Rock, Sa-Roc, Lateef the Truthspeaker, Nikki Jean, etc.; new single: “Woes”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Rhymesayers)
BADBADNOTGOOD “Talk Memory” (Canadian trio’s first album in five years; guests: Karriem Riggins, Laraaji, Terrace Martin, Brandee Younger, Arthur Verocai; See here; first single: “Signal from the Noise”; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (XL Recordings / Innovative Leisure)
James Blake “Friends That Break Your Heart” (guests: SZA, Monica Martin, JID, SwaVay; first single: “Say What You Will”; See here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Republic)
Spencer Cullum (Nashville pedal steel player) “Spencer Cullum’s Coin Collection” (producer: Jeremy Ferguson; guests: Sean Thompson, Luke Reynolds, Caitlin Rose, Andrew Combs, Erin Rae, Annie Williams, James “Skyway Man” Wallace; See here; Vinyl) » BUY NOW (Full Time Hobby)
Emily D’Angelo (26-year-old Italian-Canadian mezzo-soprano) “enargeia” (featuring music from the 12th and 21st centuries by four female composers, including Hildegard von Bingen; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Deutsche Grammophon)
Kurt Elling “SuperBlue” (new single: “Sassy”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Edition)
Newton Faulkner “Interference (Of Light)” (first single: “Together”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl out Nov. 5; Download) » BUY NOW (Battenberg)
Sam Fender “Seventeen Going Under” (producer: Bramwell Bronte; first single: “Seventeen Going Under”; See here; Amazon-Exclusive Red Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Polydor)
Renée Fleming & Yannick Nézet-Séguin “Voices For Nature: The Anthropocene” (featuring new commissions from Nico Muhly, Caroline Shaw and Kevin Puts, alongside classics by Edvard Grieg, Franz Liszt, Gabriel Fauré and Reynaldo Hahn; new single: “Puts: Evening”; Hear here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Decca)
Noah Gundersen “A Pillar of Salt” (guest: Phoebe Bridgers; first single: “Sleepless in Seattle”; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Cooking Vinyl)
Natalie Hemby “Pins and Needles” (The Highwaywomen member’s second solo album; songs co-written with Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, etc.; producer: husband Mike Wrucke; new single: “Pins and Needles”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Fantasy / Concord)
Hiromi “Silver Lining Suite” (performed with a string quartet assembled by violinist Tatsuo Nishie, concertmaster of the New Japan Philharmonic; first single: “Ribera Del Duero”; Vinyl out Dec. 3; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Telarc / Concord)
Oh Wonder “22 Break” (new single: “22 Break”; Hear here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Republic)
Old Dominion “Time, Tequila & Therapy” (guest: Gladys Knight; new single: “All I Know About Girls”; Hear here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Sony Music Nashville)
Laurel Premo (Michigan-based multi-instrumentalist) “Golden Loam” (first single: “Jericho”; Hear here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Laurel Premo Sound)
The Record Company “Play Loud” (producer: Dave Sardy; new single: “How High”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Concord)
Nate Smith (Grammy-nominated drummer) “Kinfolk 2: See the Birds” (guests: Brittany Howard, Vernon Reid, Regina Carter, Amma Whatt, Joel Ross, Kokayi, Michael Mayo, Stokley Williams; new single: “Square Wheel”; See here; Vinyl; Download, released on Sept. 17; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Edition)
Jeff Scott Soto “The Duets Collection – Vol. 1” (new versions of songs from his catalog; Blue Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
Ray Stevens “Ain’t Nothin’ Funny Anymore” (14-track comedy music album; Read here) » BUY NOW (Curb)
Trivium “In the Court of the Dragon” (their 10th studio album; producer: Josh Wilbur; new single: “Feast of Fire”; See here; Download; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (Roadrunner)
Josh Turner “King Size Manger” (producer: Kenny Greenberg; guests: Rhonda Vincent, Pat McLaughlin, Jake Shimabukuro, Ho’okena, The Turner Family; Hear here) » BUY NOW (MCA Nashville)
Various artists “Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 2” (contributors: Brandi Carlile, Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers, etc.; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Oh Boy)
The Velveteers (rock trio from Boulder, CO) “Nightmare Daydream” (producer: Dan Auerbach; first single: “Charmer and the Snake”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Easy Eye Sound)
We Are Scientists “Huffy” (the New York indie rock band’s first album since 2008; new single: “Contact High”; Hear here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Masterswan Recordings)
The Wild Feathers “Alvarado” (first single: “Ain’t Lookin'”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (New West)
Carolyn Wonderland (Texas blues rocker) “Tempting Fate” (producer: Dave Alvin; guests: Alvin, Marcia Ball, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Cindy Cashdollar, Shelley King; Download) » BUY NOW (Alligator)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Bahamas “Live to Tape, Volume I” (six-song EP; guests: The 400 Unit, Secret Sisters; first single: “I Got You Babe”; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Brushfire / Republic)
Birdtalker (Nashville-based indie/folk group) “Birdtalker” (new single: “Old Sob Story”; Hear here; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (AntiFragile Music)
Vera Ellen “It’s Your Birthday” (new single: “Crack the Whip”; See here) » BUY NOW (Flying Nun)
Fauness “Maiden No More” (four-song debut EP; producers: Fauness, Jam City; new single: “Dragonfly”; Hear here; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Cascine)
Cody Johnson “Human: The Double Album” (guest: Willie Nelson; Hear here; CD out Oct. 29; Vinyl out Nov. 26; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (COJO Music / Warner Music Nashville)
Lala Lala (musical project of Chicago-based Lillie West) “I Want the Door to Open” (first single: “DIVER”; See here; Crystal Clear Vinyl; Cassette; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Hardly Art)
Shannon Lay “Geist” (new single: “Awaken and Allow”; See here; CD and Clear Orange and Green Vinyl out Oct. 22; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Sub Pop)
Local H “Local H’s Awesome Quarantine Mix-Tape #3” (covers album; new single: “Brandy [You’re a Fine Girl]”; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Brutal Panda)
Christian Lopez “The Other Side” (producer: Robert Adam Stevenson; new single: “Sick of Me”; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (DVG)
Magdalena Bay “Mercurial World” (synth-pop duo’s debut album; first single: “Chaeri”; See here; CD, Vinyl and Cassette out Nov. 19; Rough Trade-Exclusive Red Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Luminelle Recordings)
Nothing “The Great Dismal B-Sides” (three-song EP includes a cover of the Delfonics’ “La La Means I Love You”; Hear here; See here) » BUY NOW (Relapse)
Porches “All Day Gentle Hold !” (new single: “Okay”; See here; CD and Vinyl out March 4, 2022; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Domino)
Taraka “Welcome to Paradise Lost” (former Prince Rama frontwoman’s debut solo album; first single: “Psychocastle”; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Rage Peace)
Sutter Zachman “End of the Arcade” (producer: Austen Jux-Chandler; new single: “Chinese New Year”; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Blue Gold Music)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Aaliyah “I Care 4 U” (2002 posthumous compilation; Download) » BUY NOW, “Ultimate Aaliyah” (second and final compilation, from 2005; Download; Read here) » BUY NOW (Blackground / EMPIRE)
Barbara Lewis “The Complete Atlantic Singles” (two CDs, 34 songs) » BUY NOW (Real Gone Music)
Reba McEntire “Revived Remixed Revisited” (three-CD, career-spanning set of songs recorded with her touring band, remixed tracks, and songs revisited and stripped down by producer Dave Cobb; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (MCA Nashville / UMe)
Loreena McKennitt “The Visit (The Definitive Edition)” (1991 album; deluxe hardback book contains four CDs, one audio Blu-ray disc, a 32-page illustrated booklet, and hours of previously unreleased content, including the first-ever surround sound mixes of McKennitt’s music) » BUY NOW (UMe)
The Sweet Inspirations “The Atlantic Years” (two CDs, 37 songs) » BUY NOW (Real Gone Music)
Texas Tornados “A Little Bit Is Better Than Nada: Prime Cuts 1990-1996” (two CDs, 39 songs) » BUY NOW (Real Gone Music)
Various artists “It’s a Good, Good Feeling: The Latin Soul of Fania Records – The Singles” (four-CD + 7-inch collection of Latin soul and boogaloo spanning 1965-1975; 28 tracks from Ray Barretto, Joe Bataan, Bobby Valentín, Ralfi Pagan and Larry Harlow, etc., plus rarities and B-sides; Track List; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Fania)
Violent Femmes “Why Do Birds Sing? (Deluxe Edition)” (1991 album, featuring “American Music”; remastered two-CD set includes previously unreleased outtakes and alternative takes, plus a complete 1991 concert at The Boathouse in Norfolk, Va.; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, with Flogging Molly; Merch) » BUY NOW (Craft Recordings / Concord)
Tony Joe White “The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings” (two-CD, 40-song set includes his albums “Tony Joe White,” “The Train I’m On” and “Homemade Ice Cream,” with bonus tracks) » BUY NOW (Real Gone Music)

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Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Cerrone “The Best of Cerrone” (19 songs; Double Vinyl out Oct. 22) » BUY NOW, “The Classics (Best of Instrumentals)” (13 songs; Double Vinyl out Oct. 22) » BUY NOW (Because Music)

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