New Releases 5.14.2021

On the CD Front


New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
BALA (Spanish rock duo) “Maleza” (new single: “Mi Orden”; See here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Century Media)
Matt Berry “The Blue Elephant” (first single: “Aboard”; Hear here; Blue Vinyl; Cassette; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Acid Jazz)
The Black Keys “Delta Kream” (11 covers of Mississippi hill country blues artists; new single: “Crawling Kingsnake”; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Nonesuch)
The Chills “Scatterbrain” (new single: “Monolith”; See here; Blue Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Fire)
Current Joys “Voyager” (new single: “amateur”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Secretly Canadian)
DJ Khaled “KHALED KHALED” (guests: Megan Thee Stallion, Post Malone, Cardi B, Drake, Jay-Z, Nas, H.E.R., Justin Bieber, DaBaby, Lil Baby, Lil Wayne, etc.; Download, released on April 30) » BUY NOW (We the Best / Epic)
Riley Downing (of The Deslondes) “Start It Over” (first single: “Deep Breath”; See here; Sea Glass & Turquoise Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (New West)
Frost* “Day and Age” (Jem Godfrey with John Mitchell and Nathan King, and three guest drummers: Kaz Rodriguez, Darby Todd and Pat Mastelotto; new single: “Terrestrial”; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (InsideOutMusic)
David Gray “Skellig” (new single: “Skellig”; See here; Vinyl; Download, released on Feb. 19; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Laugh a Minute Records / AWAL Recordings)
Juliana Hatfield “Blood” (new single: “Mouthful of Blood”; Hear here; Vinyl) » BUY NOW (American Laundromat)
Alan Jackson “Where Have You Gone” (producer: Keith Stegall; new single: “Where Have You Gone”; See here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (EMI Nashville)
Damien Jurado “The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania” (producer: Jurado; first single: “Helena”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Maraquopa)
Myles Kennedy “The Ides of March” (producer: Michael “Elvis” Baskette; first single: “In Stride”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Napalm)
LEVARA (L.A.-based trio includes Trev Lukather, son of Toto’s Steve Lukather) “LEVARA” (producer: Ethan Kaufmann; new single: “Automatic”; See here; Light Blue Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Mascot)
Morcheeba “Blackest Blue” (guests: Duke Garwood, Brad Barr; first single: “Sounds of Blue”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Fly Agaric)
Sarah Neufeld “Detritus” (first single: “Stories”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl, out June 18; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Paper Bag)
Old Sea Brigade “Motivational Speaking” (See here; Vinyl, out June 25; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Nettwerk)
The Pine Hill Haints “The Song Companion of a Lonestar Cowboy” (producer: Ben Tanner; See here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Single Lock)
St. Vincent “Daddy’s Home” (producers: Annie Clark, Jack Antonoff; guests: Cian Riordan, Evan Smith, Sam KS, Greg Leisz, Daniel Hart, Michael Leonhard, Lynne Fiddmont, Kenya Hathaway; first single: “Pay Your Way in Pain”; See here; Vinyl; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Vinyl, with three trading cards and poster; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Cool Gray Vinyl; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Cassette; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Loma Vista Recordings / Concord)
SHAED “High Dive” (producers: SHAED, Josh Fountain, Ariel Rechtshaid; guests: ZAYN, Two Feet; See here; Download) » BUY NOW (Photo Finish)
Sons of Kemet (U.K. jazz quartet) “Black to the Future” (guests: Lianne La Havas, Kojey Radical, Angel Bat Dawid, Moor Mother, D Double E; See here; Vinyl) » BUY NOW (Impulse!)
Sunbomb “Evil and Divine” (debut album from new doom band formed by Stryper singer Michael Sweet and L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns; first single: “No Tomorrows”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
Various artists “Ram On: 50th Anniversary Tribute To Paul & Linda McCartney’s Ram” (featuring 100+ musicians, including original guitarist Dave Spinozza, original trumpet player Marvin Stamm, Joey Santiago of the Pixies, Davey Johnstone of Elton John Band, Will Lee, Eric Dover formerly of Jellyfish, Carnie Wilson, etc.; producers: Fernando Perdomo, Denny Seiwell; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Spirit of Unicorn Music / Cherry Red)
Paul Weller “Fat Pop (Volume 1)” (guests: Lia Metcalfe, Andy Fairweather Low, daughter Leah Weller, Hannah Peel; new single: “Shades of Blue”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Polydor)

More Releases for May 14, 2021 »

Other Notable Releases

The Steel Woods Tetrarch Chris Potter
Freddie De Tommaso LSDXOXO Magic Island
Nad Sylvan SINIESTRO The Deep Dark Woods
Soo Line Loons Grave Flowers Bongo Band Lionel Boy
Craig Cardiff Alkaline Greensky Bluegrass

This Week’s Vinyl Releases »Exclusive Urban Outfitters Vinyl »Barnes & Noble »

New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Charlie Benante (of Anthrax) “Silver Linings” (covers albums; a portion of the proceeds will go to the Neal Casal Music Foundation, an organization that provides musical instruments and lessons to students and makes donations to much-needed mental health organizations that support musicians in need; guests: DMC, Ra Diaz, Corey Glover, Frank Bello, John 5, etc.; Vinyl) » BUY NOW (Megaforce / MRI)
Desert Hollow (California-based folk-bluegrass duo) “Thirsty” (five-song debut EP; producers: Steve Berns, KP Hawthorn; first single: “Take Me Back to Nowhere”; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Mule Kick)
Delta Goodrem “Bridge Over Troubled Dreams” (her first album of all-new material since 2016 coincides with the release of her book of the same name; new single: “Billionaire”; See here) » BUY NOW (Sony Music Australia)
Mob Rich (formerly Moby Rich) “Why No Why” (guest: Bishop Briggs; new single: “Made to Fall”; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Republic)
Sam Robbins “Finally Feeling Young” (the Berklee College of Music graduate’s debut album; producer: Alex Fansel; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Sam Robbins Music)
Rodrigo y Gabriela “Jazz EP” (three songs, including a cover of Kamasi Washington’s “Street Fighter Mas”; See here; Orange Smoke Vinyl; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Rubyworks / ATO)
Thalía “desAMORfosis” (guests: Sofía Reyes, Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga, Mau y Ricky, Myke Towers, Maffio; new single: “Mojito”; See here) » BUY NOW (Sony Music Latin)

More Digital Releases for May 14, 2021 »

Kids Gift Guide »

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young “Déjà Vu (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1970 album; four-CD, one-LP box set featuring 28 previously unreleased tracks; Read here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Rhino / Atlantic)
The Go-Go’s “God Bless The Go-Go’s (Special Edition)” (2001 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks; Merch) » BUY NOW (Eagle Rock)
Steve Goodman “It Sure Looked Good On Paper: The Steve Goodman Demos” (20 previously unreleased recordings, including versions of “City of New Orleans,” “Eight Ball Blues” and “You Never Even Call Me By My Name”; Vinyl) » BUY NOW (Omnivore Recordings)
Grand Funk Railroad “Live: The 1971 Tour” (1971 album; remastered) » BUY NOW (Universal Japan)
Grateful Dead “Road Trips Vol. 2 No. 3 — Wall of Sound” (two-CD set, recorded on June 16, 1974, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, and June 18, 1974, at Freedom Hall in Louisville, KY; Merch) » BUY NOW (Grateful Dead)
The Left Banke “Walk Away Renée / Pretty Ballerina” (1967 album; remastered) » BUY NOW (Universal Japan)
Dua Lipa “Future Nostalgia (The Moonlight Edition)” (2020 album; with eight bonus tracks, including new single “We’re Good”; See here; Vinyl; Download, released on Feb. 12; Merch) » BUY NOW (Warner)
The Mamas & the Papas “The Mamas & the Papas” (1967 album, featuring “Words of Love,” “I Saw Her Again” and “Dancing in the Street”; remastered) » BUY NOW, “The Papas & The Mamas” (1968 album, featuring “Dream a Little Dream of Me”; remastered) » BUY NOW (Universal Japan)
Steve Miller Band “Live! Breaking Ground August 3, 1977” (unreleased, full-length concert, recorded at the Capital Centre in Landover, MD, on multi-track tape and newly mixed and mastered by Miller and Kent Hertz; Hear/Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (UMe)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy” (1972 album, featuring “Mr. Bojangles” and “House on Pooh Corner”; remastered) » BUY NOW (Universal Japan)
Emitt Rhodes “The American Dream” (1970 album; remastered, with bonus material) » BUY NOW, “Emitt Rhodes” (1970 album, featuring “Fresh as a Daisy”; remastered) » BUY NOW (Universal Japan)
Stealers Wheel “Stealers Wheel” (1972 album, featuring “Stuck in the Middle With You”; remastered) » BUY NOW (Universal Japan)
The Stone Poneys “The Stone Poneys” (1967 album; remastered) » BUY NOW, “Evergreen Vol. 2” (1967 album, featuring “Different Drum”; remastered; See here) » BUY NOW, “Linda Ronstadt, Stone Poneys and Friends, Vol. III” (1968 album; remastered) » BUY NOW (Universal Japan)
Thunderclap Newman “Hollywood Dream” (1970 album, featuring “Something in the Air”; remastered) » BUY NOW (Universal Japan)
Various artists “Impulse! Records: Music, Message and the Moment” (two-CD, 25-song compilation marking the jazz label’s 60th anniversary; Read here; Vinyl, four-LP box set; Download) » BUY NOW (Impulse! / Verve / UMe)
The Walker Brothers “Take It Easy with the Walker Brothers” (1965 album, featuring “Make It Easy on Yourself”; remastered) » BUY NOW (Universal Japan)

More Releases for May 14, 2021 »

Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Carl Smith and the Natural Gas Company “Burnin'” (1980 album; remastered; CD and Vinyl out May 28; Amazon UK; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (BBE Music)
Sun Ra “Lanquidity (Definitive Edition)” (1978 album; remastered, with five alternate mixes; Hear here; CD and Vinyl out July 23) » BUY NOW (Strut)

More Digital Releases for May 14, 2021 »


Highlights: New stuff – Blake Shelton … Olivia Rodrigo … P!nk … twenty one pilots … Chrissie Hynde … Counting Crows … Gary Numan … John Hiatt with The Jerry Douglas Band … Mat Kearney … Lord Huron … Mdou Moctar … Monster Magnet … Gruff Rhys … Allison Russell … Paula Cole … Monster Magnet … Oliver Wood … Robert Finley … Reigning Sound … We Were Sharks … Mike Tramp … Patrick Paige II … Waterparks … Billie Marten … CHAI … VOLA … etc.; Reissues – My Bloody Valentine … The Palace Guard … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – DMX … k.d. lang … Moby … Ashley McBryde … Texas … Blackberry Smoke … Del Amitri … Porter Robinson … Miloš Karadaglić … Dispatch … Rhonda Vincent … The Veronicas … Art d’Ecco … Shannon McNally … black midi … Bachelor … UV-TV … Junaco … etc.; Reissues – Taylor Swift … David Bowie … Peter Cetera … Nina Simone … Etta James … Can … Toyah … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Rise Against … Crowded House … Brett Young … Tomorrow x Together … James … Billy F Gibbons … Liz Phair … Chris Thile … Raheem DeVaughn & Apollo Brown … Riley Clemmons … “The Problem of Leisure: A Celebration of Andy Gill & Gang of Four” … Quinn Sullivan … Tristen … Japanese Breakfast … Atreyu … Rostam … Red Fang … Ghost Twin … Satsang … etc.; Reissues – The Alarm … Oscar Peterson … Mumps … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Maroon 5 … MARINA … Garbage … Sleater-Kinney … Ryan Adams … Wolf Alice … AFI … The Oak Ridge Boys … Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real … Dennis DeYoung … King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard … Joe Bonamassa … Danny Elfman … Azure Ray … Alessandro Cortini … Cold Cave … Leslie Jordan … Slayyyter … mammoth WVH … Islands … St. Lenox … etc.; Reissues – Chicago … Black Sabbath … Def Leppard … KISS … Asia … Kip Moore … The Shins … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Gary Kemp … Joan Armatrading … Styx … Benjamin Francis Leftwich … Fear Factory … Amy Helm … Rory Feek … Amythyst Kiah … Rebelution … Country Westerns … Rosie Tucker … Richard X. Heyman … Kings of Convenience … Jonathan Edwards … Crobot … Shungudzo … HorrorPops … Ten City … Cher Strauberry … etc.; Reissues – Frank Zappa … “Alligator Records: 50 Years of Genuine Houserockin’ Music” … Grand Funk Railroad … Small Faces … The Whispers … Ten Years After … Don Cherry … Jaime Laredo … Bulletboys … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Modest Mouse … The Mountain Goats … Hiss Golden Messenger … Tom Odell … Gary Allan … Faye Webster … William Fitzsimmons … Jennifer Nettles … Lucy Dacus … John Grant … Matthew Dear … Buckcherry … Beartooth … Hiatus Kaiyote … T. Hardy Morris … Frankie Valli … Phil Wickman … The Grid / Fripp … Gabe Dixon … Lacuna Coil … Vincent Neil Emerson … Pom Pom Squad … Drug Store Romeos … Mother Mother … Kojaque … Squirrel Flower … Cautious Clay … “Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Cinderella’ (Original Cast Recording)” … Maple Glider … etc.; Reissues – Joni Mitchell … Miles Davis … Bill Evans … Peter Murphy … Josh Turner … Marc Almond … The Sorrows … Lissie … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Lana Del Rey … Laura Mvula … Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth … The Go! Team … Paul Carrack … Earl Slick … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – The Wallflowers … Lucinda Williams … Half Waif … The Flatlanders … The Goon Sax … The Maine … Two Feet … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Wavves … Tedeschi Trucks Band … James Vincent McMorrow … Il Divo … Ida Mae … Chet Faker … Acid Dad … Rodrigo Amarante … Oscar Lang … KSI … Cautious Clay … Chloe Flower … Nigel Hall … Trampolene … etc.; Reissues – Laura Nyro … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Paul McCartney … Rodney Crowell … Leon Bridges … Joshua Radin … Descendents … Yngwie Malmsteen … Ora The Molecule … Molly Burch … Piroshka … etc.; Reissues – 2Pac … Stone Temple Pilots … Lissie … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Billie Eilish … Los Lobos … Yola … Erasure … Blues Traveler … Son Volt … Durand Jones & The Indications … LUMP … Clay Walker … Son Lux … Pageants … TORRES … The Wandering Hearts … Charlie Parr … Patrick Paige II … etc.; Reissues – Aretha Franklin … Prince … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Will Young … Liars … Ellen Foley … Willy Mason … Kississippi … “Amerikinda: 20 Years of Dualtone” … etc.; Reissues – Bill Evans … etc.

AUG. 13, 2021 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Joan Armatrading … Jungle … The Cold Stares … etc.; Reissues – The London Suede … etc.

AUG. 20, 2021 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Jake Bugg … Maggie Rose … Chrissie Hynde … Martha Wainwright … Villagers … Anderson East … The Joy Formidable … Connie Smith … Shannon and the Clams … Freestylers … Newton Faulkner … etc.

AUG. 27, 2021 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – The Bronx … Danko Jones … Yann Tiersen … Evann McIntosh … Bob Schneider … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Manic Street Preachers … Little Simz … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Slothrust … Andrew W.K. … Steps … Sincere Engineer … Martina Topley-Bird … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Candlebox … José González … Kurt Elling … Noise Unit … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Tom Speight … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – David Keenan … Moist … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Hans Zimmer … Royal Philharmonic Orchestra … etc.; Reissues – “The Best of Bond … James Bond” … etc.

OCT. 29, 2021 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Black Veil Brides … etc.




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    * Release dates are subject to change due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

    May 14, 2021 » St. Vincent, The Black Keys, Alan Jackson, Paul Weller, The Chills, Juliana Hatfield, David Gray, Delta Goodrem, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Morcheeba, Frost*, Sunbomb,etc.

    May 21, 2021 » Blake Shelton, Olivia Rodrigo, P!nk, twenty one pilots, Chrissie Hynde, Counting Crows, Gary Numan, John Hiatt with The Jerry Douglas Band, Mat Kearney, Lambchop, Paula Cole, Micky Dolenz, Lord Huron, Mdou Moctar, Monster Magnet, Robert Finley, Allison Russell, etc.

    May 28, 2021 » DMX, k.d. lang, Moby, Ashley McBryde, Texas, Del Amitri, Shannon McNally, easy life, The Veronicas, Porter Robinson, Miloš Karadaglić, Dave Holland, John Hall, Dispatch, Blackberry Smoke, etc.

    June 4, 2021 » Rise Against, Crowded House, Tomorrow x Together, Billy F Gibbons, Brett Young, Liz Phair, James, Chris Thile, Rostam, Japanese Breakfast, Mark Collie, Atreyu, Gary Louris, Tristen, Riley Clemmons, Butcher Brown, etc.

    More New Releases » June 11 and Beyond: Maroon 5, MARINA, Garbage, Sleater-Kinney, Ryan Adams, Wolf Alice, AFI, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Dennis DeYoung, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Cold Cave, Joe Bonamassa, Islands, Alessandro Cortini, Danny Elfman, Gary Kemp, Fear Factory, Amythyst Kiah, Rebelution, Amy Helm, Jennifer Nettles, The Mountain Goats, Gary Allan, Pom Pom Squad, Toto, Lucy Dacus, Cedric Burnside, Buckcherry, Tom Odell, Beartooth, Lana Del Rey, Laura Mvula, The Wallflowers, Lucinda Williams, The Maine, Wavves, Tedeschi Trucks Band, James Vincent McMorrow, Ida Mae, Paul McCartney, Rodney Crowell, Leon Bridges, DARKSIDE, Joshua Radin, Erika de Casier, Billie Eilish, Los Lobos, Yola, Blues Traveler, The Wandering Hearts, Will Young, Ellen Foley, Jungle, Maggie Rose, Jake Bugg, Villagers, Anderson East, Shannon and the Clams, Manic Street Preachers, Little Simz, Candlebox, Black Veil Brides, and many more.

    More Upcoming Releases » Albums coming in 2021 and 2022 but yet to be scheduled

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