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New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
Herb Alpert“50” (his 50th studio album and 50 years of marriage to singer Lani Hall; 10-track LP features covers and new original compositions) Herb Alpert Presents
A$AP Rocky“Don’t Be Dumb” (his first album in six years; Vinyl out Oct. 18) A$AP Worldwide / RCA
James Bay“Changes All the Time” (BRIT Award-winning singer-songwriter’s fourth album; producer: Gabe Simon; new single: “Up All Night,” feat. The Lumineers and Noah Kahan; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Amazon.ca; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Mercury / Republic
Blossoms“Gary” (English indie rock group’s fifth album; producers: James Skelly, Josh-Lloyd Watson; new single: “Gary”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour)ODD SK Recordings
Bright Eyes“Five Dice, All Threes” (guests: Cat Power, The National’s Matt Berninger, Alex Orange Drink; new single: “Bells and Whistles”; See here; Double Vinyl; Rough Trade-Exclusive Red and Orange Splatter Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Dead Oceans
Jake Bugg“A Modern Day Distraction” (U.K. indie singer-songwriter’s sixth album; producers: Mark Taylor, Patrick Mascall; new single: “Zombieland”; See here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) RCA
Manu Chao“Viva Tu” (French-Spanish singer-guitarist’s first studio album since 2007; guests: Willie Nelson, Laeti; new single: “São Paulo Motoboy”; Hear here; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Because Music
Erland Cooper“Carve the Runes Then Be Content With Silence” (Scottish composer and multi-instrumentalist buried the master tape of this album three years ago, deleting all digital files, and will unearth it in a world premiere live performance with a chamber string ensemble at London’s Barbican Hall on June 8; Amazon UK) Mercury KC / Decca
Jerry Douglas“The Set” (guest: Aoife O’Donovan; new single: a cover of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”; See here; On Tour) Nolivan
Steve Forbert“Daylight Savings Time” (his 21st album; producer: Steve Greenwell; new single: “Sound Existence”; See here; Vinyl; On Tour)Blue Rose Music
Nelly Furtado“7” (her seventh album and first since 2017; producers: Furtado, SG Lewis, T-Minus, WondaGurl, et al; guests: Bomba Estéreo, Tove Lo, SG Lewis, et al; new single: “Corazón”; Hear here; See here; Read here; Amazon UK; Amazon.ca; Download; Apple Music) Republic
Nubya Garcia“Odyssey” (British jazz tenor saxophonist’s third album; guests: esperanza spalding, Richie, Georgia Anne Muldrow; new single: “The Seer”; Hear here; Double Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Concord Jazz
Dave Guy“Ruby” (Roots musician’s debut solo album; new single: “7th Heaven,” feat. Clairo; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Big Crown
JP Harris“JP Harris Is a Trash Fire” (his first album since 2018; producer: JD McPherson; guests: Erin Rae, The Watson Twins, Shovels & Rope; new single: “Old Fox”; See here; Coke Clear Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Bloodshot
Honeyglaze“Real Deal” (South London-based trio’s second album; producer: Claudius Mittendorfer; new single: “Don’t”; See here; Vinyl; Rough Trade-Exclusive Blue Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour)Fat Possum
IST IST“Light a Bigger Fire” (U.K. post-punk band’s fourth album; producer: Joe Cross; new single: “Repercussions”; See here; Amazon UK; Apple Music; On Tour) Kind Violence Records
Jamie xx“In Waves” (London musician, DJ and producer’s second album, coming nine years after his debut; guests: Robyn, The Avalanches, Kelsey Lu, John Glacier and Panda Bear, Oona Doherty, his The xx bandmates Romy and Oliver Sim; new single: “Life”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Deluxe Edition: White and Black Vinyl, featuring a bonus 12-inch of previous singles and two new tracks; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour)Young
Joan As Police Woman“Lemons, Limes, and Orchids” (Joan Wasser’s 10th album; guests: Meshell Ndegeocello, Chris Bruce, Daniel Mintseris, Parker Kindred, Otto Hauser’ new single: “Long for Ruin”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Apple Music; On Tour) [PIAS] America
Lutalo“The Academy” (Vermont-based postmodern indie rocker’s debut album; new single: “Ocean Swallows Him Whole”; See here; Vinyl; Meadow Green Vinyl; Amazon UK; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Winspear
Midland“Barely Blue” (Grammy-nominated Texas country trio’s fourth album; producer: Dave Cobb; new single: “Lucky Sometimes”; See here; On Tour) Big Machine
Thurston Moore“Flow Critical Lucidity” (Sonic Youth co-founder’s ninth solo album; new single: “Sana Limites,” feat. Stereolab’s Lætitia Sadier; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) The Daydream Library Series
Nightwish“Yesterwynde” (Finnish symphonic metal band’s 10th album; producer: keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen; new single: “Perfume of the Timeless”; See here; Double White Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Nuclear Blast
Neon Trees“Sink Your Teeth” (pop-rock band’s fifth album and first since 2020; new single: “Bad Dreams”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Round Hill
NONPAREILS“Rhetoric & Terror” (Berlin-based Aaron Hemphill’s second album since leaving Liars in 2016; new single: “Predictable Pan [Theme From A Book Of Perfectly Drawn Lines]”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Mute
Pale Waves“Smitten” (Manchester rock quartet’s fourth album; producers: Simon Oscroft, Iain Berryman; new single: “Perfume”; See here; Read here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Dirty Hit
Katy J Pearson“Someday, Now” (U.K. singer-songwriter’s third album; producer: Bullion; new single: “Those Goodbyes”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Coke Bottle Green Vinyl; Amazon UK; Apple Music) Heavenly / [PIAS]
Katy Perry“143” (her sixth album; producers: Aaron Joseph, Dr. Luke, Rocco Did It Again!, Vaughn Oliver; new single: “Woman’s World”; Hear here; See here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with one bonus song; Silver Vinyl; Amazon-Exclusive Clear Vinyl; Target-Exclusive Clear Red Vinyl, with one bonus song; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Clear Black Vinyl; Amazon UK; Amazon.ca; Download; Apple Music; Merch) Capitol
Sammy Rae & The Friends“Something For Everybody” (NYC-based collective’s debut album; new single: “We Made It”; See here; On Tour) Nettwerk
Seether“The Surface Seems So Far” (South African rockers’ ninth album; producer: lead singer Shaun Morgan; new single: “Judas Mind”; Hear here; White Vinyl; Amazon UK; Amazon.ca; Download; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch) Fantasy / Concord
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band“Dirt On My Diamonds, Volume 2” (Blue Marble Vinyl; On Tour)Provogue / Mascot Label Group
Skid Row“Live in London” (16-song set recorded in October 2022 at a sold-out O2 Forum Kentish Town; Double Vinyl; Merch) earMUSIC
Orion Sun“Orion” (Philly-based R&B singer-songwriter’s third album; producers: Julian Ali, Rodaidh McDonald; new single: “Mary Jane”; Hear here; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Mom+Pop Music
Mitchell Tenpenny“The 3rd” (country singer-songwriter’s fifth album; 20-song set includes a cover of Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris”; new single: “The 3rd”; Hear here; See here; Read here; Double Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Riser House Entertainment / Sony Music Nashville
Tasha“All This and So Much More” (third album from the vocalist in the Tony Award-winning musical “Illinoise”; producer: Gregory Uhlmann; new single: “The Beginning”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Cassette; Download; Apple Music) Bayonet
Keith Urban“HIGH” (his 11th studio album; producers: Dann Huff, Greg Wells, Urban, Sam Sumser, Sean Small; guest: Lainey Wilson; new single: “WILDSIDE”; Hear here; Vinyl; On Tour) Capitol Nashville
The WAEVE“City Lights” (second album from Blur’s Graham Coxon and Rose Elinor Dougall; producer: James Ford; new single: “You Saw”; See here; Rough Trade-Exclusive Red Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Transgressive
Tom Walker“I Am” (British singer-songwriter’s second album; producers: Connor McDonough, LLC, Rupert Christie, Ryan Daly, Stuart Price; new single: “Lifeline”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; On Tour) Relentless / Sony Music
Why Bonnie“Wish on the Bone” (Blair Howerton’s second album; producers: Howerton, Jonathan Schenke; new single: “Fake Out”; See here; Read here; Grape Purple Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download released on Aug. 30; Apple Music)Fire Talk

New Releases (Downloads)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
Julian Casblancas+The Voidz“Like All Before You” (their third album and first since 2018; See here; Read here; CD and Vinyl out Oct. 18) Cult
Neil Cowley Trio“Entity” (their first album in seven years; new single: “Adam Alphabet”; Hear here; Apple Music) Hide Inside
FIDLAR“SURVIVING THE DREAM” (Southern California surf-punks’ fourth album and first in more than five years; producers: FIDLAR; new singles: “FIX ME” and “GET OFF MY WAVE”; Hear here; See here; Amazon UK; Apple Music) FIDLAR
Jack Jones“Jack Jones” (Trampolene lead singer-guitarist’s debut solo album; new single: “Breathe”; See here; Amazon UK; Apple Music; On Tour) Strap Originals
Kaeto“INTRO” (London-based artist’s eight-song debut mixtape; producers: Kaeto, Mathias Wang; new single: “U R MINE”; Hear here; Apple Music; On Tour) Republic
LICE“Third Time at the Beach” (U.K. experimental rock quartet’s second album; new single: “Red Fibres”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Apple Music) AD 93
Photay“Windswept” (L.A.-based composer, drummer, DJ and producer Evan Shornstein’s fifth album; new single: “Derecho”; Hear here; Vinyl; Apple Music) Mexican Summer
The Rubens“SODA” (Aussie alt-rock band’s fifth album; new single: “SODA”; Hear here; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) Ivy League / Mushroom
Sunset Rubdown“Always Happy to Explode” (indie rock band’s first album in 15 years; producer: Jordan Koop; new single: “Reappearing Rat”; Hear here; Vinyl; Apple Music) Pronounced Kroog / Secretly Distribution
Lea Thomas“Cosmos Forever” (producers: Thomas, John Thayer; new single: “The Gift”; Hear here; See here) Triple Dolphin

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
Phil Alvin“County Fair 2000” (1994 album; mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering; Vinyl; Download) Liberation Hall
Jackson Browne“For Everyman” (1973 album, featuring “Redneck Friend” and “Take It Easy”; remastered; Vinyl) Inside Recordings / Rhino
Curved Air“The Rarities Series” (six-CD box set; Read here; Amazon UK) Spirit of Unicorn / Cherry Red
Double Exposure“My Love Is Free: The Salsoul Recordings (1976-1979)” (four-CD, 46-track clamshell box set includes expanded editions of their albums “Ten Percent,” “Fourplay” and “Locker Room,” featuring remixes, instrumentals and a capella versions; Read here; Amazon UK) SoulMusic Records / The Second Disc / Cherry Red
Bob Dylan and The Band“The 1974 Live Recordings” (27-CD box set features 417 previously unreleased tracks, including 133 recordings newly mixed from 16-track tape, and every single surviving soundboard recording, plus new liner notes by journalist and critic Elizabeth Nelson; Read here; Amazon UK; Amazon.ca; Download, 20-song sampler; Apple Music; On Tour, with John Mellencamp; Merch) Columbia / Legacy
Galaxie 500“​Uncollected Noise New York ’88-’90” (band’s first release of new archival material in nearly 30 years; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Cassette; Download; Apple Music) Silver Current / 20/20/20
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan“Chain of Light” (“lost” album, recorded by David Bottrill on April 29, 1990, in The Wood Room, Real World Studios, featuring four traditional qawwals [Sufi Islamic devotional songs]; See here; Amazon UK; Download) Real World
Johnny Marr + The Healers“Boomslang (2024 Deluxe Edition)” (2003 album; remastered at Abbey Road Studios, with seven bonus tracks; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) BMG Rights Management
Midnight Star“The Definitive Collection” (three CDs, 41 tracks; Read here; Amazon UK) Robinsongs / Cherry Red

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