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New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Devendra Banhart “Ma” (first single: “Kantori Ongaku”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Nonesuch)
Belle and Sebastian “Days of the Bagnold Summer” (soundtrack to the movie based on the 2012 award-winning graphic novel by Joff Winterhart; the film is set for release in 2020; first single: “Sister Buddha”; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Matador)
Bryan Beller (bassist for The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani and Dethklok) “Scenes From the Flood” (18-song album; guests: Satriani, Joe Travers, etc.; new single: “Volunteer State”; See here; Vinyl; Download) (Onion Boy)
Big Daddy Weave “When the Light Comes” (Download; On Tour) (Word Entertainment)
Alex Cameron “Miami Memory” (producer: Jonathan Rado; new single: “Divorce”; See here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; On Tour) (Secretly Canadian)
Cold “The Things We Can’t Stop” (the Jacksonville hard-rock band’s first studio album in eight years; first single: “Shine”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Napalm)
Shawn Colvin “Steady On (30th Anniversary Acoustic Edition)” (new acoustic version of her 1989 debut album, which won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour, with Mary Chapin Carpenter) (SLCRecordings)
Alice Cooper “Breadcrumbs [Vinyl]” (six-song EP is a tribute to the garage rock heroes from his hometown Detroit; producer: Bob Ezrin; guests: Wayne Kramer, Mark Farner, Mick Collins, Paul Randolph, Johnny “Bee” Badanjek; Download; On Tour; Merch) (earMUSIC)
Sam Fender “Hypersonic Missiles” (new single: “Hypersonic Missiles”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Interscope)
The Glorious Sons “A War On Everything” (producer: Frederik Thaae; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (BMG Rights Management)
Goo Goo Dolls “Miracle Pill” (new single: “Money, Fame and Fortune”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour, with Train; Merch) (Warner)
Jeremy Ivey “The Dream and the Dreamer” (producer: wife Margo Price; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download) (Epitaph)
Joseph (folk pop trio of Natalie Schepman and her twin sisters Allison and Meegan Closner) “Good Luck, Kid” (new single: “Good Luck, Kid”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (ATO)
Tom Keifer Band (former Cinderella frontman) “Rise” (producers: Vicente and Fernando Cordero; new single: “The Death of Me”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Cleopatra)
Korn “The Nothing” (producer: Nick Raskulinecz; first single: “You’ll Never Find Me”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour, with Alice in Chains; Merch) (Roadrunner)
The Lumineers “III” (first single: “Gloria”; See here; Vinyl; Target-Exclusive Vinyl, yellow/gold flecked; Download; On Tour) (Dualtone)
Corb Lund “Cover Your Tracks” (covers of AC/DC, Nancy Sinatra, Billy Joel, Marty Robbins, Bob Dylan, The Eagles, etc.; producers: Lund, John Evans; guests: Hayes Carll, Ian Tyson; Hear here; Download; On Tour) (New West)
Lee “Scratch” Perry “Rootz Reggae Dub” (producer: Spacewave; Download) (Megawave)
Pixies “Beneath the Eyrie” (producer: Tom Dalgety; first single: “On Graveyard Hill”; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Infectious Music / BMG Rights Management)
Puddle of Mudd “Welcome to Galvania” (the band’s first full-length album of new material in 10 years; producer: Cameron Webb; first single: “Uh Oh”; Hear here; Download; On Tour; Merch) (Pavement Music)
Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals frontman) “Pang!” (producer: South African electronic artist Muzi; first single: “Pang!”; See here; Vinyl; Download) (Rough Trade)
Sarah Rogo (L.A. soulful roots singer-songwriter) “Smoke and Water” (producers: Mitchell Haeuszer, Rogo; first single: “Here Goes Nothing”; Hear here; See here; Download; On Tour) (Funzalo)
Emeli Sandé “REAL LIFE” (producers: Salaam Remi, James Poyser, Troy Miller; first single: “Sparrow”; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Capitol)
(Sandy) Alex G “House of Sugar” (first single: “Gretel”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Domino)
Leeroy Stagger (Alberta singer-songwriter) “Strange Path” (producers: Stagger, Brad Barr; guests: Pete Thomas, Tyson Maiko, Paul Rigby, Ryland Moranz, Michael Ayotte; new single: “Jesus and Buddha”; Hear here; Vinyl; On Tour) (True North)
Starset “DIVISIONS” (first single: “MANIFEST”; See here; Download; On Tour) (Fearless)
Subhumans “Crisis Point” (the British punk rock group’s first album in nearly 12 years; new single: “99%”; Hear here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; On Tour; Merch) (Pirates Press)
Tiny Moving Parts “Breathe” (producer: John Fields; first single: “Medicine”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Hopeless)
Chelsea Wolfe “Birth of Violence” (first single: “The Mother Road”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Sargent House)
Other Notable Releases
“Rapture,” Betraying the Martyrs (Sumerian)
“Under the Sun,” Blacktop Mojo (Sand Hill)
“Free Company,” Boy Scouts (Epitaph)
“Traumantic,” Candy Ambulance (Candy Ambulance)
“Home Made Satan,” CHASTITY (Captured Tracks)
“Pollinator,” Cloud Rat (Artoffact)
“Rust,” CRASHDÏET (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
“Zokusho,” The Defiants (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
“State of Mind,” The Faim (BMG Rights Management)
“Ballades,” Ahmad Jamal (Harcourt)
“It Can Always Get Worse,” Jimbo Pap (Fiesta Red)
“Black Snake,” Stone Jack Jones (yk)
“Circle of Dolls,” KXM (Rat Pak)
“Somebody,” James Levy (Innit Recordings)
“Means To Me,” Long Beard (Double Double Whammy)
“Endless Bummer,” Lowlight (Telegraph Road)
“Change in the Weather: Janiva Magness Sings John Fogerty,” Janiva Magness (Blue Élan)
“West End,” The 69 Eyes (Nuclear Blast)
“Retrofuture,” Tiger Army (Rise)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Charli XCX “Charli” (her first album in nearly six years; guests: Haim, Troye Sivan, Lizzo, Christine and the Queens, Brooke Candy, CupcakKe, Big Freedia, Sky Ferreira, Kim Petras, Clairo, Yaeji, Pabllo Vittar; new single: “Blame It On Your Love”; See here; Read here; CD and Vinyl out Oct. 4; On Tour; Merch) (Vroom Vroom Recordings / Atlantic)
Paula Cole “Revolution” (guests: Bob Thompson, Nona Hendryx; first single: “Hope Is Everywhere”; On Tour) (675 Records)
Fischer-Z “Swimming in Thunderstorms” (new single: “Big Wide World”; See here; On Tour) (PIAS)
Kristopher James (Bradenton, FL-based soul/Americana artist) “Kindness Never Quits” (producers: James, Adam Sliger, David Whitmore; guests: Moorea Masa, Swatkins; first single: “Too Soon, Too Late”; Hear here; On Tour) (Kristopher James)
Metronomy “Metronomy Forever” (new single: “Salted Caramel Ice Cream”; See here; CD and Vinyl out on Sept. 27; On Tour) (Because Music)

More Digital Releases for Sept. 13, 2019 »

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Nappy Brown “The Nappy Brown Singles Collection 1954-62” (two CDs, 52 songs; Download) (Acrobat)
Chicago “Chicago Transit Authority (50th Anniversary Remix)” (1969 album; remastered; Vinyl, two-LP, 180-gram edition; Amazon UK; Amazon.ca; Download; On Tour; Merch) (Rhino)
The Cult “The Cult: Sonic Temple 30” (30th anniversary edition of the 1989 album, featuring “Fire Woman,” “Edie [Ciao Baby],” “Sun King” and “Sweet Soul Sister”; five-CD set contains 53 tracks, including six previously unreleased, with alternate edits, mixes, extended versions, acoustic versions and “Live at Wembley,” recorded by the BBC; See here; Vinyl; Box Set, featuring three LPs and a cassette; On Tour; Merch) (Beggars Arkive)
Vince Guaraldi “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Music From the Soundtrack)” (Target-exclusive CD, with trick-or-treat bag; 1966 album) (Craft Recordings / Concord)
Lee Hazlewood “400 Miles From L.A. 1955-56” (a collection of previously unreleased demo recordings; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Deluxe Bundle) (Light in the Attic)
Johnny Mathis “I Only Have Eyes For You / Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me (Expanded Edition)” (1976 and 1977 albums on one CD; remastered, with two bonus tracks), “Different Kinda Different (Expanded Edition)” (1980 album; remastered, with nine bonus tracks) (Second Disc / Real Gone Music)
Ray Noble & His Orchestra “The Ray Noble Hits Collection 1931-47” (two CDs, 46 songs) (Acrobat)
Art Pepper “Promise Kept: The Complete Artists House Recordings” (five-CD box set, with 19 previously unissued performances) (Omnivore Recordings)
Prince “The VERSACE Experience (PRELUDE 2 GOLD)” (a collection of rare tracks given out on cassette to Paris Fashion Weeks attendees in 1995, with remixes from “The Gold Experience”; Vinyl) , “Chaos and Disorder” (1996 album; Purple Vinyl), “Emancipation” (1996 album; Read here; Vinyl, six-LP box set; Merch) (NPG / Legacy)
Horace Silver “The Horace Silver Collection 1952-56” (two CDs, 32 songs; Download) (Acrobat)
Rod Stewart “The Studio Albums 1975-2001” (14-CD box contains every album from “Atlantic Crossing” to “Human”; See here; Read here; Deep Discount; Barnes & Noble; Download; On Tour; Merch) (Rhino / Warner)
Maxine Sullivan “The Maxine Sullivan Collection 1937-49” (three CDs, 75 songs) (Acrobat)
Mel Tormé “The Early Years 1944-47” (three CDs, 61 songs; Download) (Acrobat)
Various artists “The Bakersfield Sound: 1940-1974” (10-CD, 299-track box set with 224-page hardcover book, featuring Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Don Rich, Ferlin Husky, Dallas Frazier, Jean Shepard, Wynn Stewart, Tommy Duncan, Red Simpson, etc.; Hear here; See here; Read here) (Bear Family)
Various artists “Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns (The Soundtrack)” (40 songs; the eight-part PBS series premieres Sept. 15; See/read here; Deluxe Edition, five-CD, 100-song box set; Vinyl; Download; see related DVD/Blu-ray editions below) (Legacy Recordings)
Various artists “The Time For Peace Is Now: Gospel Music About Us” (14-song compilation is described as a sort of “Nuggets” of lost ’70s gospel-funk; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download) (Luaka Bop)
Adam Wade “The Adam Wade Collection 1959-62” (two CDs, 53 songs; Download) (Acrobat)

More Releases for Sept. 13, 2019 »

Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Candi Staton “Evidence: The Complete Fame Records Masters” (48 songs) (Warner Music Group / X5 Music Group)
Various artists “90s Dance Classics” (25-song compilation) (Warner Music Group / X5 Music Group)

More Digital Releases for Sept. 13, 2019 »

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
John Lennon & Yoko Ono “John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky [DVD]” (director Michael Epstein’s documentary, which premiered on A&E’s “Biography” in March 2019, features interviews with Ono, Julian Lennon, photographer David Bailey, gallerist John Dunbar [who introduced the couple], Lennon’s former personal assistant Dan Richter and studio designer Eddie Veale; See here; Blu-ray; Merch) (Eagle Rock)
Teddy Pendergrass “Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me [DVD]” (2019 Showtime documentary; See here; Blu-ray) (MVD Visual)
Various artists “Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns [DVD]” (eight-part, 16-hour documentary series, which premieres Sept. 15 on PBS; See here; Blu-ray) (PBS Distribution, Sept. 17)

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Highlights: New stuff – Alter Bridge … FOALS … Third Eye Blind … Fastball … Battles … The Magpie Salute … Mark Lanegan Band … The Muffs … Vagabon … Michael Monroe … Louise … The Wonder Stuff … Dan McCafferty … Clipping … Roland Guerin … Dominic Sen … etc.; Reissues – The Doors … Marvin Gaye … Stone Temple Pilots … Jethro Tull … Roger C. Reale & Rue Morgue … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Neil Young & Crazy Horse … Harry Connick Jr. … Grace Potter … Ringo Starr … Michael Kiwanuka … Cigarettes After Sex … Old Dominion … The Oak Ridge Boys … Anna of the North … Underworld … Allison Moorer … Walk Off the Earth … Gallant … Mikal Cronin … Norma Jean … Airbourne … Bad Wolves … Phil Campbell … Conchita Wurst … Negativland … Black Marble … etc.; Reissues – Fleetwood Mac … The Kinks … Motörhead … Toby Keith … Jim Sullivan … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Miranda Lambert … Hootie & the Blowfish … Signe Marie Rustad … Black Violin … Leif Vollebekk … etc.; Reissues – The Rolling Stones … R.E.M. … Garth Brooks … Nat King Cole … The Damned … Vice Squad … The Pop Group … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Luke Combs … Simply Red … Westlife … Quiet Riot … Edge of Paradise … Kate Davis … Girl Ray … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Ronnie Wood with His Wild Fire … Juliana Hatfield … Bonnie “Prince” Billy … Mary Lambert … Tim Ayre … etc.; Reissues – Prince … David Bowie … The Clash … etc.


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Highlights: Reissues – Muse … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Ronnie Dunn … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Halsey … Little Big Town … Bombay Bicycle Club … Courteeners … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Higher Power … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Isobel Campbell … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Green Day … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – The 1975 … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Weezer … etc.




(UPDATED DAILY and LISTED ALPHABETICALLY; with special thanks to Jef Fazekas, Kris Arndt, Joe Garcia, Brad McClen, Claus Cheng, Jeremy Rossiter, Jennifer Long, Paula Ford, Steve Walker, Jason Beck, Mark Gershkovich, Timmy Lopez-Fitzgerald, Rob Kaiser, Ramon Lawrence, Mike Hill, Matteo Pari, Kurt M. Albrand, Lee Redfern. Release dates and album titles are subject to change at a record company’s whim – just because. Pause & Play is dedicated to the loving memories of John, Susan, Angie, Joe, Sam, Binky, Finn, JJ, Crown, Swirl, Patton, Meow and Chelsea Galipault. With love to Mo, Bowie, Goldberg and Fang.)

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