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New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Angels & Airwaves “LIFEFORMS” (new single: “Restless Souls”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Rise)
Badflower “This Is How the World Ends” (new single: “Family”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch) » BUY NOW (Big Machine / John Varvatos)
Alessia Cara “In the Meantime” (the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter’s third album; new single: “Sweet Dream”; Hear here; See here; Target-Exclusive CD, with limited-edition fold-out poster) » BUY NOW (Def Jam)
The Connells “Steadman’s Wake” (their first new music in 20 years; new single: “Really Great”; Hear here; Vinyl out Oct. 22; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Black Park / Missing Piece)
Sharon Corr “The Fool & The Scorpion” (recorded live in just 20 days at The Village in L.A., with producer Larry Klein; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Atlantic)
Theo Croker “BLK2LIFE || A FUTURE PAST” (guests: Wyclef Jean, Ari Lennox, Charlotte Dos Santos, Gary Bartz, Iman Omari, Kassa Overall, Malaya; new single: “Happy Feet [for dancers]”; Hear here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Star People Nation / Sony Classical)
Donald Fagen “Donald Fagen’s The Nightfly Live” (recorded at the Beacon Theatre and Orpheum Theatre; Hear here; Vinyl, out Oct. 1; Download; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch; see related Steely Dan release below) » BUY NOW (UMe)
Mickey Guyton “Remember Her Name” (her debut album includes her Grammy-nominated “Black Like Me”; producer: Karen Kosowski; Hear here; Read here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Capitol Nashville)
Anthony Hamilton “Love Is the New Black” (his first album in five years; guests: Jennifer Hudson, Rick Ross, Lil Jon; Hear here; Download) » BUY NOW (My Music Box / BMG Rights Management)
Holy Hive “Holy Hive” (new single: “Great Chains”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Big Crown)
Natalie Imbruglia “Firebird” (her first album in six years; first single: “Build It Better”; See here; Deluxe Edition; Blue Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (BMG Rights Management)
ITZY “CRAZY IN LOVE” (new album includes photobook, lyric paper, photo cards, Polaroids, sticker, etc.; Target-Exclusive CD, with postcard; Merch) » BUY NOW (JYP Entertainment)
Caleb Landry Jones “Gadzooks Vol. 1” (new single: “Yesterday Will Come”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Sacred Bones)
Jesse Malin “Sad and Beautiful World” (double album; producers: Derek Cruz, Geoff Sanoff; new single: “State of the Art”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Wicked Cool / The Orchard)
Mac McCaughan (of Superchunk) “The Sound of Yourself” (first single: “Dawn Bends,” feat. Yo La Tengo; Hear here; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Merge)
Nao “And Then Life Was Beautiful” (guests: Lianne La Havas, Serpentwithfeet, Lucky Daye, Adekunle Gold; new single: “And Then Life Was Beautiful”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Little Tokyo Recordings / Sony Music UK)
Native Soul “Teenage Dreams” (first single: “The Journey”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
A Pale Horse Named Death “Infernum in Terra” (new single: “Believe In Something [You Are Lost]”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Long Branch / SPV)
Poppy “Flux” (the rocker’s fourth album; last year, she was the first solo female artist to be Grammy-nominated in the Best Metal Performance category; producer: Justin Meldal-Johnsen; new single: “Flux”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl out Nov. 12; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Sumerian)
The Queers “Reverberation” (their first all-covers album; Hear here; Orange Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Cleopatra)
Rodrigo y Gabriela “Mettal / Jazz EP” (two EPs, previously available only on limited-edition vinyl, featuring covers of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Kamasi Washington, Snarky Puppy and Astor Piazzola; new single: a cover of Snarky Puppy’s “Lingus,” remixed by Snarky Puppy founder Michael League and longtime producer/engineer Nic Hard; Hear here; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Rubyworks / ATO)
John Sebastian & Arlen Roth “John Sebastian and Arlen Roth Explore the Spoonful Songbook” (Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Renew / BMG Rights Management)
William Shatner “Bill” (new spoken word album, with genre-bending music, released on Joe Jonas’ new label; guests: Jonas, Brad Paisley, Joe Walsh, Robert Randolph, John Lurie, Dave Koz, Joan as Police Woman, Daniel Miller; first singles: “Clouds of Guilt / So Far From the Moon”; Hear here; Download) » BUY NOW (Let’s Get It! Records / Republic)
SOJA “Beauty in the Silence” (producers: Trevor Young, frontman Jacob Hemphill, Niko Marzouca, Mariano Aponte, Johnny Cosmic; guests: Ali Campbell, Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid, Collie Buddz, Common Kings, Nanpa Básico, Dirty Heads, etc.; new single: “Press Rewind”; Hear here; White Vinyl, with green, blue and red splatter; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (ATO)
Esperanza Spalding “SONGWRIGHTS APOTHECARY LAB” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl out April 1, 2022) » BUY NOW (Concord Jazz)
Tom Speight “Everything’s Waiting for You” (producers: Speight, Rich Turvey; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Nettwerk)
Ringo Starr “Change the World” (four-song EP; guests: Joe Walsh, Joseph Williams, Steve Lukather, Linda Perry, Trombone Shorty; Hear here; Vinyl out Nov. 19; Transparent Red Cassette; Download) » BUY NOW (UMe)
Steely Dan “NORTHEAST CORRIDOR: STEELY DAN LIVE!” (recorded at Mohegan Sun Arena, Orpheum Theatre, The Met Philadelphia and Beacon Theatre; Hear here; Vinyl, out Oct. 1; Download; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch) » BUY NOW (UMe)
Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine “A Beginner’s Mind” (new singles: “Olympus” and “Reach Out”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Rough Trade-Exclusive Yellow Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Asthmatic Kitty)
Billy Strings “Renewal” (16-song LP is the follow-up to 2019’s “Home,” which won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album; producer: Jonathan Wilson; new single: “Fire Line”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Rounder)
Joanne Shaw Taylor “The Blues Album” (producers: Joe Bonamassa, Josh Smith; Hear here; Vinyl out Dec. 3; Download) » BUY NOW (KTBA)
Third Eye Blind “Our Bande Apart” (Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) » BUY NOW (MRI)
Unto Others (Oregon goth metallers) “Strength” (first single: “Downtown”; Hear here; See here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Roadrunner)
Vangelis “Juno to Jupiter” (new recordings inspired by NASA’s mission to Jupiter via the Juno space probe; featuring soprano Angela Gheorghiu and the voices of scientists involved in the mission; Hear here; Deluxe Edition out Jan. 7, 2022, three-CD bound book box set; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Decca)
Various artists “Dear Evan Hansen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (coming-of-age musical teen drama opens Sept. 24, starring Ben Platt, reprising his original stage role; soundtrack also features tracks by Sam Smith & Summer Walker, Carrie Underwood & Dan + Shay, FINNEAS and Tori Kelly; Hear here; Trailer; Download) » BUY NOW (Interscope)
Various artists “I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute To The Velvet Underground & Nico” (overseen and executive produced by the late Hal Willner; contributors include St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney, Michael Stipe, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Matt Berninger of The National, Courtney Barnett, King Princess, Fontaines D.C., etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (Verve)
Wrabel “these words are all for you” (guests: Duncan Laurence, Madi Diaz; new single: “nothing but the love”; Hear here; See here; Download) » BUY NOW (Big Gay / Nettwerk)
X Ambassadors “The Beautiful Liar” (new single: “Okay”; Hear here; See here; Marigold Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (KIDinaKORNER / Interscope)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Avey Grouws Band “Tell Tale Heart” (producer: Casey Wasner; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Navy House)
Boys Noize “+/-“ (title pronounced “Polarity”; new single: “Xpress Yourself” / “Nude”; On Tour) » BUY NOW (BNR)
EJ Carey “Outlier” (five-song EP; Hear here) » BUY NOW (EJ Carey)
G-Eazy “These Things Happen Too” (guests: Demi Lovato, Anthony Hamilton, Lil Wayne, E-40, Ty Dolla $ign, YG, etc.; new single: “The Announcement”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe Edition) » BUY NOW (RCA)
Hiro Kone (NYC electronic experimentalist Nicky Mao) “Silvercoat the throng” (guests: travis from ONO, Speaker Music, Muqata’a; first single: “Nomad”; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Dais)
Japanese Breakfast “Sable (Original Video Game Soundtrack)” (32 tracks of instrumental and vocal music for the Xbox video game, available on Sept. 23; new single: “Glider”; Hear here; CD out Oct. 8; Vinyl out April 1, 2022) » BUY NOW (Sony Masterworks)
The Lathums (alt-rock quartet from Wigan, England) “How Beautiful Life Can Be” (producers: The Coral’s James Skelly and Chris Taylor; Hear here; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Island)
Nate Mercereau “SUNDAYS” (first singles: “Shared Reality” and “Start With You”; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (How So / Nice Life Recording Company)
Hayden Pedigo “Letting Go” (first single: “Letting Go”; Hear here; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Mexican Summer)
Shortly “Dancer” (Michigan singer-songwriter Alexandria Maniak’s debut album; first single: “Science”; Hear here; See here; Read here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Triple Crown)
The Shivas (Portland psych-surf quartet) “Feels So Good // Feels So Bad” (producer: Cameron Spies; new single: “If I Could Choose”; Hear here; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Tender Loving Empire)
Amon Tobin “How Do You Live” (first single: “Rise to Ashes”; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Nomark)
Various artists “Diana: The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro, and music and lyrics by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan — the writers behind the Tony-winning musical “Memphis”; cast includes Jeanna de Waal as Diana, Roe Hartrampf as Prince Charles, Erin Davie as Camilla Parker Bowles, and Judy Kaye as Queen Elizabeth; See here; CD out Oct. 1) » BUY NOW (UMe)
Walk Off the Earth “Romeo Eats Vol. 1” (seven-song children’s album, inspired by the son of singers Gianni Luminati and Sarah Blackwood; Luminati and their 3-year-old son Romeo host a food discovery web series called “Romeo Eats”; new single: “The Durian Fruit Song”; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Golden Carrot / The Orchard)
YoungBoy Never Broke Again “How Do You Live” (Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Never Broke Again, LLC / Atlantic)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Bootheels “1988: The Original Demos” (band lineup: Luther Russell, Jakob Dylan, Tobi Miller and Aaron A. Brooks; Hear/Read here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Omnivore Recordings)
Chick Corea Akoustic Band “LIVE” (Corea died Feb. 9, 2021, from a rare form of cancer; featuring bassist John Patitucci and drummer Dave Weckl, the posthumous two-CD, 13-song set was recorded Jan. 13, 2018, at SPC Music Hall in St. Petersburg, FL; See here; Download) » BUY NOW (Concord Jazz)
Hot Chocolate “The RAK Singles” (four-CD, 72-song clamshell box set; Read here) » BUY NOW (Glam / 7T’s / Cherry Red)
JoJo “JoJo” (2004 debut album, featuring “Leave [Get Out]”; remastered; See here; Download) » BUY NOW, “The High Road” (2006 album; remastered; Download) » BUY NOW (Blackground)
Stacy Lattisaw “The Cotillion Years 1979-1985” (seven-CD box set; Read here) » BUY NOW (Robinsongs / Cherry Red)
Igor Markevitch “The Deutsche Grammophon Legacy” (21-CD box set) » BUY NOW (Deutsche Grammophon)
The Moody Blues “Caught Live + 5” (1977 album; remastered; Amazon.co.jp) » BUY NOW (Universal Japan)
The Real Thing “The Anthology 1972-1997” (seven-CD box set contains four studio albums, B-sides, 7-inch edits, 12-inch extended versions, remixes and instrumentals; See here; Read here) » BUY NOW (Cherry Red)
Sex Pistols “76-77” (four-CD box set of 80 alternate versions of tracks recorded between May 1976 and September 1977; Read here; Amazon UK; Merch) » BUY NOW (UMC)
Randy Travis “Storms of Life (35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1986 debut album; remastered, with three bonus tracks, including “Ain’t No Use”; Hear here; Download) » BUY NOW (Warner Music Nashville)
Bonnie Tyler “The East West Years 1995-1998” (three-CD compilation; Read here) » BUY NOW (Cherry Pop)
Carrie Underwood “My Gift (Special Edition)” (2020 holiday album; with three new tracks; Target-Exclusive CD, with poster; Download) » BUY NOW (Capitol Nashville / UMe)
Various artists “The Best of Bond … James Bond” (two-CD compilation from 2002 is remastered and expanded with Adele’s “Skyfall,” Sam Smith’s “Writing’s on the Wall” and “No Time to Die” by Billie Eilish; See here; Vinyl; Merch) » BUY NOW (Capitol / UMe)
Various artists “Can I Be A Witness: Stax Southern Groove” (11 previously unreleased tracks from Jean Knight, The Soul Children, Little Milton, The Emotions, Major Lance, Mel & Tim, The Sweet Inspirations, The Nightingales, Frederick Knight, etc.; Hear/Read here) » BUY NOW (Kent / Ace)

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