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New Releases: Sept. 20, 2019

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Herb Alpert “Over the Rainbow” (one original track and 11 cover songs; Download; On Tour, with wife Lani Hall) (Herb Alpert Presents)
As I Lay Dying “Shaped By Fire” (their first studio album since reuniting with vocalist Tim Lambesis, who served two years in prison for solicitation of murder after he had attempted to hire a hitman to kill his estranged wife; first single: “Shaped By Fire”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour; Merch) (Nuclear Blast)
Gerry Beckley (of America) “Five Mile Road” (13 original songs, including a track co-written with Bill Mumy; guests: Mumy, Jason Scheff, Poco’s Rusty Young; first single: “Life Lessons”; Hear here; Vinyl; On Tour) (Blue Élan)
blink-182 “NINE” (new single: “Darkside”; Hear here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; On Tour; Merch) (Viking Wizard Eyes / Columbia)
Pieta Brown “Freeway” (recorded at Justin Vernon’s April Base Studio; producers: Brown, Bon Iver drummer S. Carey; guests: Mark Knopfler, Mike Lewis, Jeremy Ylvisaker; new single: “Bring Me”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Righteous Babe)
Zac Brown Band “The Owl” (collaborators: Skrillex, Andrew Watt, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Max Martin, Benny Blanco and Ryan Tedder, etc.; new single: “Leaving Love Behind”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour; Merch) (Wheelhouse / BBR Music Group / BMG Rights Management)
Jeremy Camp “The Story’s Not Over” (new single: “Dead Man Walking”; See here; Download; On Tour) (Sparrow)
Toronzo Cannon “The Preacher, The Politician or The Pimp” (first single: “The Chicago Way”; On Tour) (Alligator)
Chastity Belt (Seattle rock quartet) “Chastity Belt” (producers: Melina Duterte, Chastity Belt; first single: “Ann’s Jam”; See here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; On Tour) (Hardly Art)
Allan Clarke (former lead singer of The Hollies) “Resurgence” (his first solo album since 1990; first single: “Journey of Regret”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (BMG Rights Management)
Bruce Cockburn “Crowing Ignites” (producer: Colin Linden; first single: “Blind Willie”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (True North)
Andrew Combs “Ideal Man” (producer: Sam Cohen; first single: “Stars of Longing”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (New West)
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats “Contemporary” (producers: Kid Andersen, Estrin; Hear here; Download; On Tour) (Alligator)
Samantha Fish “Kill or Be Kind” (new singles: “Watch It Die / Love Letters”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Rounder)
Fitz and the Tantrums “All the Feels” (new single: “All the Feels”; See here; Download; On Tour, with Young the Giant) (Elektra)
Colt Ford “We the People Volume 1” (guests: Dan Tyminski, Mitchel Tenpenny, Walker Montgomery, Eddie Montgomery, Jimmie Allen, Michael Ray, Larry Fleet, DJ KO; new single: “Slow Ride”; See here; On Tour) (Average Joes Entertainment)
Liam Gallagher “Why Me? Why Not.” (producers: Greg Kurstin, Andrew Wyatt; first single: “Shockwave”; See here; Deluxe Edition, with three bonus tracks; Vinyl; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition; On Tour) (Warner)
Hiss Golden Messenger “Terms of Surrender” (first single: “I Need a Teacher”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Merge)
Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes lead singer) “Jaime” (first single: “History Repeats”; Hear here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with poster; Vinyl; Download) (ATO)
Janis Ian “Strictly Solo” (no overdubs or editing, culled from live shows, special projects, and three days in the studio in Nashville with engineer Randy Leago; producer: Ian; Hear/read here; On Tour) (Rude Girl)
Stone Irr (L.A.-based songwriter-musician) “Performance” (first single: “All We Want Anymore”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Darling Recordings)
Keane “Cause and Effect” (their first album in five years; first single: “The Way I Feel”; music video directed by Kevin Godley; See here; Deluxe Edition; Vinyl; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition; On Tour) (Island)
Kobra and the Lotus (Calgary-based hard rock quintet) “Evolution” (producer: Michael “Elvis” Baskette; first single: “Burn!”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Napalm)
Hua Li (Montreal-based experimental hip-hop artist) “Dynasty” (producers: Hua Li, Alexander Thibualt; first single: “Mastery”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Next Door)
M83 “DSVII” (the successor to 2007’s “Digital Shades Vol. 1”; Vinyl; Download) (Mute)
Joel Paterson “Let It Be Guitar! Joel Paterson Plays the Beatles” (new single: “Michelle”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Bloodshot)
Maxi Priest “It All Comes Back to Love” (producer: Shaggy; guests: Shaggy, Inner Circle, Bounty Killer, Anthony Hamilton, Estelle, Che Sav, Noah Powa; On Tour) (S-Curve)
Robbie Robertson “Sinematic” (his first album since 2011; first single: “I Hear You Paint Houses,” feat. Van Morrison; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download) (Macrobiotic / UMe)
Poncho Sanchez (Grammy Award-winning conguero) “Trane’s Delight” (celebrates the life and music of the iconic saxophonist John Coltrane; guests: trombonist and musical director Francisco Torres, trumpet and flugelhorn master Ron Blake, saxophonist Robert Hardt, pianist Andy Langham, bassists Rene Camacho and Ross Schodek, and percussionists Joey DeLeon and Giancarlo Anderson; first single: “Blue Train”; Hear here; Download; On Tour) (Concord Picante)
TG Sheppard “Midnight in Memphis” (his first country album in 22 years; the title track was written by Barry Gibb; new single: “100% Chance of Pain”; Download; On Tour) (Leopard Entertainment)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
BABE RAINBOW (Australian folk-surf-psych-pop group) “Today” (producer: Sam Joseph; new single: “Many Moons of Love”; Hear here; Vinyl; On Tour) (30th Century)
Monograms (Brooklyn experimental indie rock band) “Living Wire” (first single: “Don’t Fight for It”; Hear here) (PaperCup Music)
Mudhoney “Morning in America” (seven-song EP; first single: “One Bad Actor”; Hear here; Vinyl; On Tour; Merch) (Sub Pop)
Juan María Solare “Mi barrio, tu barrio” (translation: “My neighborhood, your neighborhood”; two tangos for solo piano, related to the Buenos Aires neighborhood where Solare was born; first single: “Villa Crespo”; Hear here) (Janus Music & Sound)
Tove Lo “Sunshine Kitty” (guests: Kylie Minogue, ALMA, MC Zaac, Doja Cat, Jax Jones; first single: “Glad He’s Gone”; Hear here; CD, out Sept. 27; Vinyl, out Nov. 22; On Tour; Merch) (Island)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Angel “White Hot (Deluxe Collector’s Edition)” (1978 album, featuring their highest-charting single, a cover of the Young Rascals’ “Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore”; remastered from 24 BIT digital technology, with two bonus tracks, and 16-page color booklet; Hear here), “Sinful (Deluxe Collector’s Edition)” (1979 album; remastered from 24 BIT digital technology, with two bonus tracks), “Live Without a Net” (1980 album; remastered) (Rock Candy)
The Ataris “Hang Your Head In Hope: The Acoustic Sessions” (acoustic renditions of several tracks from the band’s 2003 album “So Long, Astoria,” plus other rarities; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Kung Fu)
Judy Collins “The Elektra Albums: Volume Two (1970-1984)” (nine-CD box set; Amazon UK; On Tour) (Edsel)
Lalah Hathaway “It’s Somethin’: The Virgin Years” (two CDs, 35 songs; Read here; On Tour) (Cherry Red)
Earl King “More Than Gold: The Complete 1955-1962 Ace & Imperial Singles” (31 songs) (Soul Jam)
Lizzo “Cuz I Love You (Deluxe Edition) [Vinyl]” (2019 album; with four bonus tracks; See here; On Tour; Merch) (Nice Life / Atlantic)
Gerry Rafferty “Who Knows What the Day Will Bring? The Complete Transatlantic Recordings 1969-71” (two-CD set includes every album track, B-side and previously unreleased songs; Read here) (Grapefruit / Cherry Red)
U.K. Subs “1977-2017: 40 Years of U.K. Subs Singles” (four-CD, 120-track box set, mastered by James Bragg; Amazon UK; Vinyl) (Edsel / Demon Music Group)

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Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Billy Bragg “Best of Billy Bragg at the BBC 1983-2019” (38 songs; CD, out Oct. 25; On Tour) (Cooking Vinyl)
Firefall “The Complete Atlantic Albums” (70 songs; On Tour) (Warner Music Group / X5 Music Group)

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