On the CD Front


New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Tom Bailey (of Thompson Twins) “Science Fiction” (his first solo album; producers: Bailey, Hal Ritson; new single: “What Kind of World”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; On Tour, with Culture Club and The B-52’s) (Mikrokosmos / BFD / The Orchard)
Rayland Baxter “Wide Awake” (producer: Butch Walker; guests: Dr. Dog’s Eric Slick, Cage the Elephant’s Nick Bockrath, etc.; first single: “Casanova”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (ATO)
Between the Buried and Me “Automata II” (producers: Jamie King, Between the Buried and Me; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour, with Born of Osiris) (Sumerian)
Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio “Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here” (producers: Bishop, Steve Savage; eBay; On Tour) (Alligator)
Body/Head (Kim Gordon and Bill Nace) “The Switch” (producer: Justin Pizzoferrato; first single: “You Don’t Need”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Matador)
Bury Tomorrow (British metalcore band) “Black Flame” (producer: Dan Weller; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Music For Nations)
Jenn Champion “Single Rider” (producer: Brian Fennell; first single: “O.M.G. [I’m All Over It]”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; On Tour) (Hardly Art)
Chastity (aka Canadian rocker Brandon Williams) “Death Lust” (first single: “Children”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Captured Tracks)
Chelsea Grin “Eternal Nightmare” (ex-Lorna Shore vocalist Tom Barber takes over for departing frontman Alex Koehler; producers: Drew Fulk, Joshua Travis; new single: “See You Soon”; See here; Vinyl, with download card; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour, with Vans Warped Tour) (Rise)
Jon Cleary (Grammy-winning, New Orleans-based pianist-songwriter) “Dyna-Mite” (first single: “Dyna-Mite”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (FHQ / Thirty Tigers)
Cowboy Junkies “All That Reckoning” (first single: “All That Reckoning, Pt. 1”; Amazon.ca; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; eBay; On Tour) (Latent Recordings)
Rodney Crowell “Acoustic Classics” (stripped-down versions of songs he wrote, including “Shame on the Moon,” “Making Memories of Us,” “Please Remember Me,” etc.; first single: “Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight”; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (RC1)
Mikaela Davis (indie rock harpist, pianist and singer) “Delivery” (producer: John Congleton; guests: The Staves; first single: “Delivery”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour, with Lake Street Dive) (Rounder)
Deafheaven “Ordinary Corrupt Human Love” (producer: Jack Shirley; first single: “Honeycomb”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
Dirty Projectors “Lamp Lit Prose” (guests: Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold, Syd, Rostam, Empress Of, Amber Mark, Dear Nora; first single: “Break-Thru”; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Domino)
Drake “Scorpion” (released digitally on June 29; guests: Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Future, Ty Dolla $ign, etc., and posthumous appearances by Michael Jackson and Static Major; new single: “Don’t Matter to Me,” feat. Michael Jackson; Hear here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour, with Migos; Merch) (Young Money / Cash Money / Republic)
Danny Elfman “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (directed and screenplay written by Gus Van Sant; cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black, etc.; See here; In Theaters, on July 13) (Sony Masterworks)
Jim Gaffigan “Noble Ape” (his sixth stand-up special debuts in theaters on July 13; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Comedy Dynamics)
Joshua Henry, Jessie Mueller, Renée Fleming, et al “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel (2018 Broadway Cast Recording)” (Download; iTunes; On Broadway) (Craft Recordings / Concord)
The Hunna (U.K. rock quartet) “Dare” (new single: “Flickin Your Hair”; Hear here; Download; On Tour) (High Time / 300 Entertainment)
The Jayhawks “Backroads and Abandoned Motels” (producers: Gary Louris, John Jackson, Ed Ackerson; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Legacy Recordings)
KIDZ BOP Kids “KIDZ BOP 38” (Hear here; Target-Exclusive CD, with four extra songs; Download; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Razor & Tie)
Simon Love “Sincerely, S. Love x” (Hear here; Read here; Deluxe Edition) (Tapete)
Miss Red (Israeli dancehall MC Sharon Stern) “K.O.” (producer: Kevin Martin, aka The Bug; first single: “Dagga”; Hear here; Vinyl; iTunes) (Pressure)
Meli’sa Morgan “Love Demands” (six original songs, with covers of Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, etc., plus two bonus tracks; Download) (Goldenlane)
The National “Boxer (Live in Brussels)” (recorded in November 2017; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (4AD)
The Ophelias (Cincinnati indie-rock quartet) “Almost” (producer: Yoni Wolf; first single: “Fog”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Real Friends “Composure” (producer: Mike Green; first single: “Smiling On the Surface”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour, with Vans Warped Tour; Merch) (Fearless)
Amy Shark (Australian indie-pop singer-songwriter) “Love Monster” (guest: Mark Hoppus; first single: “I Said Hi”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Wonderlick Entertainment / Sony Music Australia)
Slightly Stoopid “Everyday Life, Everyday People” (producers: Slightly Stoopid, James M. Wisner, George Spits, Michael “Miguel” Happoldt, Jerry Wonda, Colin “Bulby” York; guests: Ali Campbell, Alborosie, G. Love, Chali 2na, Don Carlos, Yellowman, Sly Dunbar; first single: “If You Want It”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour, with Pepper and Stick Figure; Merch) (Stoopid)
Static and Surrender (San Francisco alt-rock band) “Static and Surrender” (producer: Jim Greer; first single: “Fall on the Blade”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Funzalo)
The Suffers (Houston-based Gulf Coast soul band) “Everything Here” (producers: The Suffers, Zeke Listenbee, John Allen Stephen; guests: Paul Wall, Bun B, Lyle Divinsky; new single: “Do Whatever”; See here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Shanachie)
Valley Queen (L.A. rock quartet) “Supergiant” (new single: “Ride”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Roll Call)
Various artists “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (sequel to the 2008 film opens July 20 and stars Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Cher, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Christine Baranski, Lily James, Julie Walters, Stellan Skarsgård and Dominic Cooper; See here; Download; Fandango) (Capitol)
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage “Rhonda Vincent & The Rage with Bluegrass Legends: Live at the Ryman” (recorded on July 14, 2016, with guests Jesse McReynolds, Mac Wiseman, Bobby Osborne and Sonny Osborne; On Tour) (Upper Management)
James Williamson and the Pink Hearts (ex-Stooges guitarist with Petra Haden and Frank Meyer) “Behind the Shade” (includes a cover of Alejandro Escovedo’s “Died a Little Today”; producer: Williamson; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Leopard Lady, July 11)
Wimps (Seattle punk trio) “Garbage People” (first single: “Garbage People”; Vinyl; Cassette; Download) (Kill Rock Stars)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
All Saints “Testament” (producer: William Orbit; first single: “Love Lasts Forever”; Amazon UK; On Tour) (AS Recordings)
deadmau5 “mau5ville: Level 1” (guests: Rob Swire, nothing,nowhere.; new single: “Monophobia”; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (mau5trap Recordings Limited)
Chris Lane “Laps Around the Sun” (producer: Joey Moi; guests: Tori Kelly, Danielle Bradbery; iTunes; On Tour) (Big Loud)
Liars “1/1 (Original Soundtrack to the Film)” (the film, directed by Jeremy Phillips, opens July 17 and stars Lindsey Shaw, Judd Nelson and Dendrie Taylor; first single: “Liquorice”; Hear here; iTunes) (Mute, July 17)
Luluc (Australian indie-folk duo) “Sculptor” (first single: “Heist”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; CD, out July 20; iTunes) (Sub Pop)
Marlowe (L’Orange and Solemn Brigham) “Marlowe” (first single: “Lost Arts”; See here; iTunes) (Mello Music Group)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Ben Folds Five “The Complete Sessions at West 54th” (15 songs; Vinyl; eBay) (Real Gone Music)
Bobby Darin “Go Ahead & Back Up: The Lost Motown Masters” (24 previously unreleased tracks; Read here; eBay) (Real Gone Music / Second Disc)
Erroll Garner “Nightconcert” (November 1964 show at The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; Vinyl; Download; eBay) (Mack Avenue)
Grateful Dead “Anthem of the Sun (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1968 album; two CDs; 12-inch Picture Disc; Download; eBay; Merch) (Grateful Dead Production)
Jason Isbell “Sirens of the Ditch (Deluxe Edition)” (2007 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (New West)
Willie Nelson “Things to Remember: The Pamper Demos” (28 songs; Vinyl; eBay) (Real Gone Music)
Cyril Neville “Endangered Species: The Essential Recordings” (12-song collection; eBay) (World Order)
The Rolling Stones “From the Vault: No Security – San Jose ’99” (two-CD, one-DVD set; backup band included saxophonist Bobby Keys, keyboardist Chuck Leavell and ex-Beach Boy Blondie Chaplin; CD + Blu-ray; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; eBay; Merch) (Eagle Rock)
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes “The Mercury Years” (three-CD set featuring 1979’s “The Jukes,” 1980’s “Why Is Love Such a Sacrific” and 1981’s “Live: Reach Up and Touch the Sky”; Amazon UK; eBay; On Tour) (Caroline)
The Statler Brothers “The Statler Brothers Sing the Classics” (24-song collection originally released by Heartland Music in a direct-response TV ad in the 1990s; eBay) (Real Gone Music)
Taylor Swift “reputation Volume 1” (2017 album; with 72-page magazine), “reputation Volume 2” (2017 album; with 72-page magazine; eBay; On Tour, with Camila Cabello and Charli XCX; Merch) (Big Machine)

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Highlights: New stuff – Goo Goo Dolls … Paul Carrack … Punch Brothers … Lori McKenna … Meg Myers … Skeletonwitch … Balún … etc.; Reissues – Gentle Giant … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Kenny Chesney … Boz Scaggs … Rise Against … OTEP … Dee Snider … Israel Nash … Dee Snider … ShadowParty … Nik Turner and Youth … etc.; Reissues – Thomas Dolby … The Coloufield … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Mac Miller … “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 67” … Peabo Bryson … Lucero … Jim Lauderdale … James … Houndmouth … Amanda Shires … Riley Clemmons … etc.


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Highlights: New stuff – Interpol … Alice in Chains … Neil & Liam Finn … Justice … Plain White T’s … The Amity Affliction … White Denim … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Troye Sivan … Passenger … Amos Lee … The Kooks … Jonathan Jeremiah … etc.; Reissues – Chicago … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Paul McCartney … Paul Simon … Lenny Kravitz … Rudimental … Clutch … Craig Armstrong … Ben Danaher … etc.; Reissues – Soft Cell … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Carrie Underwood … Ann Wilson … Paul Weller … Richard Thompson … Good Charlotte … Orbital … Uriah Heep … Low … Monster Truck … Brant Bjork … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – The London Suede … Hardcore Superstar … Sam Sweeney … The Blinders … etc.; Reissues – Prince … Marillion … KIX … etc.


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