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New Releases: Sept. 22, 2023

New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

Devendra Banhart“Flying Wig” (singer-songwriter and visual artist’s 11th album; producer: Cate Le Bon; new single: “Twin”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Mexican Summer
Benét“Can I go again?” (debut full-length album from Richmond, VA-based singer-songwriter Benét Nutall; new single: “Overpowering”; See here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download) Bayonet
Bleach Lab“Lost in a Rush of Emptiness” (U.K. ethereal dream pop band’s debut album; producer: Catherine Marks; new single: “Counting Empties”; Vinyl; Apple Music; On Tour) Nettwerk
Matteo Bocelli“Matteo” (debut album from the 25-year-old son of Andrea Bocelli; a mix of songs in English and Italian; writing and production contributions from Ed and Matthew Sheeran, Jesse Shatkin and Stuart Crichton; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Capitol
Cannibal Corpse“Chaos Horrific” (Florida death metal band’s 16th album; producer: guitarist Erik Rutan; new single: “Blood Blind”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Metal Blade
CHAI“CHAI” (Japanese band’s fourth album; new single: “PARA PARA”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Sub Pop
Riley Clemmons“Church Pew” (Nashville-based Christian artist’s third album; producer: Jeff Pardo; new single: “Church Pew”; See here; Brown Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, with Zach Williams) Sparrow
Brent Cobb“Southern Star” (recorded at Capricorn Sound Studios in Macon; new single: “Southern Star”; See here; Vinyl; Download) Ol’ Buddy / Thirty Tigers
Doja Cat“Scarlet” (rapper/singer’s fourth album; producers: D.A. Got That Dope, DJ Replay, Earl on the Beat, Jean-Baptiste, Kurtis McKenzie, Rogét Chahayed, Rubin, Yeti Beats, Y2K; new single: “Demon”; See here; Read here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Kemosabe / RCA
Firefall“Friends & Family” (13 covers of songs by bands they either played in or toured with; new single: “Simple Man”; Hear here) Sunset Blvd.
Ben Goldsmith“The World Between My Ears” (Long Island-raised, Nashville-based singer-songwriter’s debut album; producers: Brad Jones, Goldsmith; new single: “Flowers In Your Hair”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Sony Music Nashville
Emily Kinney“Swimteam” (“The Walking Dead” actor’s second album; new single: “Walkin’ Round Your Dreams”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Jullian
Lydia Loveless“Nothing’s Gonna Stand In My Way Again” (new single: “Toothache”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Bloodshot
Briston Maroney“Ultrapure” (Nashville-based singer-guitarist’s full-length debut album; producer: Daniel Tashian; new single: “Body”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Canvasback / Atlantic
Buddy & Julie Miller“In the Throes” (Julie Miller wrote all the songs, with the exception of “Don’t Make Her Cry,” which she co-wrote with Bob Dylan and Regina McCrary; producer: Buddy Miller; guests: Emmylou Harris, Regina McCrary, Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, Gurf Morlix, Matt Slocum; new single: “In the Throes”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) New West
Kylie Minogue“Tension” (produced and co-written with her longtime collaborators, Biff Stannard and Duck Blackwell; first single: “Padam Padam”; See here; Deluxe Edition, casebound mediabook with three bonus tracks; Vinyl; Amazon-Exclusive Transparent Pink Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition, with three bonus tracks) BMG Rights Management
Sarah Reeves“Best Days” (Nashville-based pop singer-producer’s sixth album; guests: Taylor Hill, Social House; new single: “Billboards on Sunset”; See here; Download; Apple Music) Curb | Word Entertainment
Paul Rodgers“Midnight Rose” (his first solo album in 23 years; new single: “Living It Up”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Sun Records
Roosevelt“Embrace” (German electronic artist Marius Lauber’s fourth album; producer: Roosevelt; new single: “Paralyzed”; See here; Transparent Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Counter Records / Ninja Tune
Stephen Sanchez“Angel Face” (Nashville-based singer-songwriter’s full-length debut album; producers: Ian Fitchuk, Konrad Snyder, Ben Schneider; guest: Laufey; new single: “Be More”; See here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Mercury / Republic
JP Saxe“A Grey Area” (Toronto-born, L.A.-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s second album; producer: Malay; guests: John Mayer, Camilo, Lizzy McAlphine, Tiny Habits; new single: “Caught Up in You”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, with John Mayer) Arista
Andy Taylor“Man’s A Wolf To Man” (ailing Duran Duran guitarist’s third solo album and his first in 30 years; guest: Tina Arena; Hear here; Read here; White Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) BMG Rights Management
Teenage Fanclub“Nothing Lasts Forever” (Scottish alt-rock band’s 13th album; new single: “Foreign Land”; See/Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Merge
Various artists“More Than a Whisper: Celebrating the Music of Nanci Griffith” (contributors: Brandy Clark, Shawn Colvin, Iris DeMent, Steve Earle, Mary Gauthier, Emmylou Harris, Sarah Jarosz, Lyle Lovett and Kathy Mattea, Ida Mae, John Prine and Kelsey Waldon, Todd Snider, Billy Strings and Molly Tuttle, Aaron Lee Tasjan, and The War And Treaty; Vinyl out Oct. 13) Rounder / Concord
yeule“softscars” (Singaporean songwriter and producer Nat Ćmiel’s third album; co-producers: Mura Masa, Chris Greatti; new single: “dazies”; See here; Marble Grey Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Ninja Tune
Jenny Owen Youngs“Avalanche” (singer-songwriter’s fourth album; producer: Josh Kaufmann; new single: “Avalanche”; See here; Opaque Deep Purple Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Yep Roc

New Releases (Downloads)

Dominique Fils-Aimé “Our Roots Run Deep” (JUNO Award-winning soul/jazz artist’s fourth album; new single: “My Mind At Ease”; See here; Apple Music) Ensoul
Four Star Riot “Modern Living” (Tampa indie alt-rock band’s seventh album; producers: Four Star Riot; first single: “Adding It Up”; See here; Apple Music) Vital Records
Galvo “The HeARTist” (Dublin-based singer-songwriter’s debut album; new single: “Maybe”; See here) Rebel Beat Romantic Records, Sept. 26
Charles Wesley Godwin “Family Ties” (Appalachian country folk singer’s third album; 19 songs, including a cover of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads”; producer: Al Torrence; new singles: “All Again,” “Family Ties,” “Cue Country Roads” and “West of Lonesome”; Read here; Apple Music; On Tour) Big Loud
Grails “Anches En Maat” (Portland, OR-based instrumental experimental rock band’s eighth album and first since 2017; new single: “Sad & Illegal”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Apple Music) Temporary Residence
Laurel Halo “Atlas” (L.A.-based electronic artist’s fifth album and first since 2018; producer: Halo; new single: “Belleville”; Hear here; Read here; Apple Music) Awe
KEN Mode “VOID” (new single: “The Shrike”; Hear here; Apple Music) Artoffact
Dom Martin “Buried in the Hail” (Irish blues-rock guitarist’s third album; producers: Martin, Chris O’Brien, Graham Murphy; new single: “Unhinged”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) Forty Below
NEVRLANDS “Timeless” (NYC-based alt-rock/pop trio’s debut album; new single: “Chemicals”; See here; Apple Music) Better Noise Music
Pkew Pkew Pkew “Siiick Days” (producer: Pete Steinkopf of The Bouncing Souls; new single: “The Dumbest Thing I Ever Done”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) Stomp
The Sensational Country Blues Wonders! “The Psychedelic Cowboy – Naked & Unplugged” (producer: Gary Van Miert; new single: “I’m a Caterpillar”; See here) No Label Records
Sirens of Lesbos “Peace” (Swiss quintet’s sophomore album; guests: Bootsy Collins, Erick the Architect, Joshua Idehen, Treasure Bloom, dreamcastmoe; new single: “Easy”; Hear here; Apple Music) Sirens of Lesbos
Shadwick Wilde “Forever Home” (producer: Ken Coomer; new single: “Floating Away”; See here) Sofaburn

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

Monty Alexander “The Best of the MPS Years” (31-song collection; Double Vinyl) MPS
The Breeders “Last Splash (30th Anniversary Edition)” (1993 album; remastered from the original analog tapes, with two previously unreleased tracks, “Go Man Go” and “Divine Mascis”; See here; Read here; Double Vinyl, cut at half speed at Abbey Road by Miles Showell, with a one-sided etched 12-inch of “Go Man Go” and “Divine Mascis”; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) 4AD
Miles Davis “The Classic Albums Collection” (eight albums, circa 1953-60, on four CDs; Merch) Enlightenment
Dio “The Studio Albums 1996-2004” (four-CD box set; Vinyl, six-LP box set) BMG Rights Management
Jason Mraz “We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. We Deluxe Edition.” (Double CD; 2008 album, featuring “I’m Yours,” “Make It Mine” and “Lucky”; remastered, with unheard demos, an unreleased track and other rarities; See here; Triple Vinyl; On Tour) Atlantic
The Replacements “Tim: Let It Bleed Edition” (1985 album, featuring “Bastards of Young” and “Left of the Dial”; four-CD, one-LP box set, with new mix by Ed Stasium, a collection of previously unheard tracks and a 1985 concert; Read here; Download) Rhino
Bobby Sutliff “Only Ghosts Remain Plus” (co-founder of the 1980s jangle-rock band The Windbreakers died in 2022; 1987 debut solo album; remastered, with 11 bonus tracks) JEM Records
Susan Tedeschi “Just Won’t Burn (25th Anniversary Edition)” (1998 album, which earned her a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist; remastered, with five previously unreleased bonus tracks, including a cover of Koko Taylor’s “Voodoo Woman”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Fantasy / Concord
Carrie Underwood “Denim & Rhinestones (Deluxe Edition)” (2022 album; with six bonus tracks, including new single “Take Me Out”; See here; Read here; Picture Disc; Apple Music; On Tour) Capitol Nashville / UMe
Various artists “NOW Country – The Very Best Of (15th Anniversary Edition)” (features tracks from the each of the 15 “NOW Country” releases; Translucent Lemonade Yellow Vinyl; Download) Universal Music Group / Sony Music Entertainment
Clarence White “The Lost Masters: 1963-1970” (14 acoustic and electric tracks from the longtime Byrds guitarist, who was killed by a drunken driver in 1973; Download) Liberation Hall
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