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MAY 17 RELEASES

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Akku Quintet (Swiss minimalist jazz ensemble) “Depart” (Hear here; On Tour) (7d Media)
Rich Aucoin “Release” (new single: “The Mind”; See here; Vinyl) (Haven Sounds)
American Sharks “11:11” (producers: American Sharks; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (The End)
Greg Antista and the Lonely Streets (Southern California rock group) “Shake, Stomp and Stumble” (producer: Paul Miner; first single: “Goodnight Ramona”; On Tour) (Primal Beat)
Black Oak Arkansas “Underdog Heroes” (their first album of new material in more than 30 years; guests: Sammy B. Seauphine, the late Shawn Lane; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
Marty Brown “American Highway” (producers: Jon Tiven, Brown; first single: “Umbrella Lovers”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Plowboy)
I am hoping everyone will travel down the American Highway with me on this album,” Marty Brown tells P&P. “It is my first one in two decades – love songs, blues songs with a twist, even one about a Winnebago.
Lewis Capaldi (Scottish singer-songwriter) “Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent” (new single: “Someone You Loved”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Vertigo Berlin)
The Cash Box Kings “Hail to the Kings!” (Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Alligator)
Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big guitarist) “Behold Electric Guitar” (producer: John Cuniberti; first single: “Havin’ It”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group)
The Head and the Heart “Living Mirage” (guitarist-vocalist Josiah Johnson has been replaced by Matt Gervais, husband of singer-violinist Charity Rose Thielen; producers: Tyler Johnson, Alex Salibian; new single: “Missed Connection”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Reprise)
The Heavy “Sons” (first single: “Heavy for You”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (BMG Rights Management)
Imperial Wax (the surviving members of The Fall with frontman Sam Curran) “Gastwerk Saboteurs” (producer: Mat Arnold; first single: “No Man’s Land”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Saustex)
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram (20-year-old blues prodigy) “Kingfish” (guests: Buddy Guy, Keb’ Mo’, Billy Branch; NPR First Listen; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour, with Vampire Weekend) (Alligator)
Interpol “A Fine Mess” (five-song EP; producer: Dave Fridmann; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Matador)
Carly Rae Jepsen “Dedicated” (new singles: “No Drug Like Me” and “Now That I Found You”; See here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (School Boy / Interscope)
Nick Lowe “Love Starvation / Trombone [Vinyl]” (EP, backed by Los Straitjackets; first single: “Love Starvation”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour, with Los Straitjackets) (Yep Roc)
Lucette (Canadian singer-songwriter Lauren Gillis) “Deluxe Hotel Room” (producer: Sturgill Simpson; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Rock Creek Music / Thirty Tigers)
Maluma “11:11” (guests: Madonna, Ricky Martin, Ty Dolla $ign, Ozuna, Nicky Jam, Zion & Lennox, Sech, Chencho Corleone, Farina; first single: “HP”; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Sony Music Latin)
Brad Mehldau “Finding Gabriel” (guests: Ambrose Akinmusire, Sara Caswell, Kurt Elling, Joel Frahm, Mark Guiliana, Gabriel Kahane, Becca Stevens, etc.; first single: “The Garden”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Read here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Nonesuch)
The National “I Am Easy to Find” (producers: Mike Mills, The National; guests: Sharon Van Etten, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Lisa Hannigan, Gail Anne Dorsey, Mina Tindle, etc.; first single: “You Had Your Soul With You”; Hear here; Vinyl; Vinyl Deluxe Edition; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (4AD)
Rammstein “RAMMSTEIN” (their first album since 2009; first single: “DEUTSCHLAND”; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Vertigo / Capitol)
Small Town Therapy (Bay Area roots band) “Dreams and Consequences” (producers: Small Town Therapy; guests: Lyndsay Pruett, John Mailander, Eli West and Eli Jodziewicz; first single: “Cimarrón”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Organic)
We often combine through-composed bits with structured or free improvisation, and that’s definitely happening in this recording,” multi-instrumentalist Leif Karlstrom tells P&P. “There is a musical arc and story but also the chance for something unexpected to happen — a chance for spontaneous musical moments, which pretty well sums up what Small Town Therapy is about.
Tyler, the Creator “IGOR” (Read here; On Tour; Merch) (Columbia)
Jimmie Vaughan “Baby, Please Come Home” (his first solo album since 2011 features covers of T-Bone Walker, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Jimmy Reed, Lefty Frizzell, etc.; first single: “Be My Lovey Dovey”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (The Last Music Co.)
The Vocal Chords “Puppy Love” (all-covers album; featuring The Cud Chewing Cows; Hear here) (Methane Music, May 23)
Jimmy Webb “SlipCover” (first solo piano album and his first new album in five years; first single: a cover of Billy Joel’s “Lullabye [Goodnight, My Angel]”; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (S-Curve)
Other Notable Releases
“The King Live In Paris,” Avatar (eOne Music)
“Demons,” Bear Grillz (Dim Mak)
“Grand Tour,” Big Big Train (English Electric Recordings)
“The Moment,” Antony Carle (Bonsound)
“Forever Wild,” Crazy Lixx (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
“Langata,” Crooked Colours (Sweat It Out)
“Uncharted Ocean,” Eva and the Vagabond Tales (Mother West)
“Modern Hymns,” Guards (Apocalypse Music Group, May 22)
“Chemical Flowers,” Helm (PAN)
“Just the Cross,” Influencers Worship (Influencers Music)
“Readjusting the Locks,” INSTITUTE (Sacred Bones)
“Mom & Dad,” Kissing Party (BBYV)
“The Jewel in the Lotus,” Bennie Maupin (ECM)
“Heroes & Gods,” Rahsaan Patterson (Shanachie)
“Perpetual Groove,” Perpetual Groove (Burger)
“Wave Your Flags,” Phildel (Yee Inventions)
“Loud As Laughter,” Psychic Graveyard (Skin Graft)
“Screenplay,” Tierney Sutton Band (BFM Jazz)
“Blissed Out,” Nick Vivid (Megaplatinum)
“Trials,” Violet Nine (King Studios)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Beaches (JUNO Award-winning rock band) “The Professional” (five-song EP; producer: Jacknife Lee; new single: “Snake Tongue”; See here; iTunes; On Tour, with Passion Pit) (Island)
Biffy Clyro “Balance, Not Symmetry (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (frontman Simon Neil co-wrote the film with director Jamie Adams; producers: Adam Noble, Biffy Clyro; first single: “Balance, Not Symmetry”; Hear here; iTunes; Merch) (14th Floor / Warner)
Injury Reserve (Arizona hip-hop trio) “Injury Reserve” (new single: “Koruna & Lime”; See here; iTunes) (Loma Vista Recordings / Concord)
Austin Plaine (Nashville-based singer-songwriter) “Stratford” (producer: Jay Foote; mixed by Steve Vealey at Electric Lady Studios; first single: “Something More”; See here; iTunes) (Blaster)
Maddie Poppe (season 16 winner of “American Idol”) “Whirlwind” (new single: “First Aid Kit”; Hear here) (Hollywood / 19 Recordings)
Seba Kaapstad (neo-soul group) “Thina” (See here; Vinyl; CD, out May 24; iTunes) (Mello Music Group)
Steel Pulse “Mass Manipulation” (the reggae legends’ first album in 15 years; first single: “Cry Cry Blood”; Hear here; Read here; CD, out June 14; On Tour; Merch) (Wiseman Doctrine / Rootfire Cooperative)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
A Certain Ratio “ACR:BOX” (four-CD box set of singles and B-sides, plus more than 20 unreleased tracks; remastered by Martin Moscrop at Abbey Road studios; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl, seven-LP colored box set; On Tour) (Mute)
Judy Collins “The Elektra Albums, Volume 1 (1961-68)” (eight-CD box set; On Tour) (Edsel / Demon Music Group)
Stephen Duffy “I Love My Friends” (1996 album, produced by XTC’s Andy Partridge; remastered, with a bonus disc of songs titled “Blown Away – Selected Demos Volume 1”; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Needle Mythology)
Bobby Goldsboro “With Pen in Hand: The Definitive Hits Collection” (two CDs, 50 songs) (Humphead)
Sonny James “The Capitol Hits 1963-1972” (two CDs, 50 songs) (Humphead)
Elton John “Diamonds” (expanded edition of the two-CD 2017 compilation, with 16 bonus tracks of personal favorites curated by Elton John himself; On Tour; Merch) (Island / UMe)
Kingdom Come “Classic Album Collection” (three-CD set includes “Kingdom Come,” “In Your Face” and “Hands of Time”) (Polydor / UMe)
Ronnie Lane “Just For a Moment (Music 1973-1997)” (six-CD box set focuses on his post-Faces/Small Faces solo career; Read here; Single CD; Vinyl; Download) (UMC)
Paul McCartney “Egypt Station: Explorer’s Edition” (2018 album; two-CD set assembles all the material from the “Traveller’s Edition” and a Target exclusive; Vinyl, three-LP set; On Tour; Merch) (Capitol / UMe)
Umphrey’s McGee “Anchor Drops Redux” (2004 album; remastered and expanded, with 14 extra remixed songs; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Nothing Too Fancy Music)

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MAY 24 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Sting … Morrissey … Stray Cats … Mavis Staples … Justin Townes Earle … L7 … Lizzo … The Waterboys … Sebadoh … Marlon Williams … etc.; Reissues – America … Eric Church … Steve Miller Band … Joan As Police Woman … Lee Moses … etc.

MAY 31 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Thomas Rhett … Kirk Franklin … Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band … Skepta … Duff McKagan … Fujiya & Miyagi … Lee “Scratch” Perry … Lisa Hannigan and s t a r g a z e … Frank Iero and the Future Violents … Casey Abrams … Sacred Paws … Max Jury … Doug Seegers … Left Lane Cruiser … etc.; Reissues – Hootie & The Blowfish … Bread … Susan Boyle … etc.

JUNE 7 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Avicii … Santana … Jonas Brothers … Perry Farrell … Peter Frampton Band … Richard Hawley … Rickie Lee Jones … Ida Mae … Pixx … Younghusband … etc.; Reissues – Neil Young + Stray Gators … etc.

JUNE 14 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Bruce Springsteen … Madonna … Dave Matthews Band … Roger Daltrey … Bastille … Calexico / Iron & Wine … Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real … Kate Tempest … Caleb Johnson & The Ramblin Saints … Will Young … Lettuce … Chris Shiflett … Baroness … Jordan Rakei … Jamestown Revival … Tusks … etc.; Reissues – Carole King … Bob Marley and the Wailers … Isaac Hayes … Sigur Rós … etc.

JUNE 21 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Willie Nelson … The Raconteurs … Emeli Sandé … Mustard … Buddy & Julie Miller … The Hollywood Vampires … Jim Lauderdale … The Ocean Blue … Fruit Bats … Los Straitjackets … Titus Andronicus … Aaron Watson … Chuck Mead … Holy Ghost! … Drivin N Cryin … Pony Bradshaw … Hatchie … etc.; Reissues – Prince … Def Leppard … Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper … Glen Campbell … Massive Attack … etc.

JUNE 28 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – The Black Keys … Jade Jackson … The Tallest Man on Earth … The Doobie Brothers … Gov’t Mule … The Allman Betts Band … Chase Atlantic … Chris Staples … Horse Jumper of Love … Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers … The Small Glories … etc.; Reissues – David Bowie … Kylie Minogue … The B-52’s … Climax Blues Band … Bay City Rollers … Raven … “Motown: The Complete No. 1s” … etc.

JULY 5 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Lighthouse Family … Jesca Hoop … 3TEETH … etc.; Reissues – Everything But the Girl … etc.

JULY 12 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – New Order … Mabel … K.Flay … Angie Stone … Kyle Craft … Africa Express … Kool Keith … Supersonic Blues Machine … Ranky Tanky … Sunsleeper … Palace … Penelope Isles … Will Fox … etc.

JULY 19 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – The Flaming Lips … Sum 41 … Scott Stapp … Sabaton … SPAGA … etc.

JULY 26 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Violent Femmes … Of Monsters and Men … Justin Moore … Lloyd Cole … Delbert McClinton and Self-Made Men + Dana … Mini Mansions … etc.; Reissues – Soundgarden … etc.

AUG. 2 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Skillet … Volbeat … Tyler Childers … Tenth Avenue North … The Harmaleighs … Cherie Currie & Brie Darling … Northlane … FEET … etc.

AUG. 9 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Slipknot … Feeder … Ra Ra Riot … Jesse Dayton … etc.

AUG. 16 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Rodney Crowell … Ride … Bobby Rush … Mallory Knox … etc.; Reissues – ZZ Top … etc.

AUG. 23 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Lionel Richie … Vince Gill … Robert Randolph & The Family Band … The Rembrandts … The Rubinoos … etc.

AUG. 30 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Tool … New Model Army … Tarja … Samantha Fish … Hämatom … etc.

SEPT. 6 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Chrissie Hynde with the Valve Bone Woe Ensemble … Ashley Henry … etc.

SEPT. 13 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – The Lumineers … etc.

SEPT. 20 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Hua Li … etc.

SEPT. 27 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Jon Pardi … Renée Zellweger … HELLYEAH … etc.

OCT. 4 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – The Darkness … Kacy & Clayton … etc.

OCT. 18 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Mark Lanegan Band … Louise … etc.

NOV. 1 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Signe Marie Rustad … etc.

NOV. 8 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Westlife … etc.

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