New Releases 9.25.2020

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SEPT. 25 RELEASES

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Band of Heathens “Stranger” (producer: Tucker Martine; See here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (BOH)
Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite “100 Years of Blues” (Download) » BUY NOW (Alligator)
Blitzen Trapper “Holy Smokes Future Jokes” (first single: “Magical Thinking”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Yep Roc)
The Buckleys (country sibling act from Australia) “Daydream” (producer: Chad Carlson; See here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download, released on Aug. 21) » BUY NOW (Petrol / UMG Recordings)
Cayucas “Blue Summer” (new single: “California Girl”; See here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Park the Van)
A Certain Ratio “ACR LOCO” (their first album in 12 years; new single: “Always in Love”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Mute)
Terri Clark “It’s Christmas … Cheers!” (packaging includes a free Christmas card; guests: Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Dierks Bentley, Pam Tillis, Suzy Bogguss, The Time Jumpers; Holly Green Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Mercury Nashville)
Deftones “Ohms” (their first album in four years; producer: Terry Date; new single: “Ohms”; Hear here; Vinyl; Apple Music; Download; Merch) » BUY NOW (Reprise)
Diana DeMuth “Misadventure” (producers: Simone Felice, David Baron; new single: “All the Liars”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Creaky Gate / Thirty Tigers)
Natalie Grant “No Stranger” (first single: “My Weapon”; See here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Curb / Word Entertainment)
The Hives “The Hives: Live At Third Man Records” (recorded last year at the Blue Room in Nashville; Vinyl) » BUY NOW (Third Man)
Diana Krall “This Dream of You” (the performances in the set are from 2016 and 2017 sessions with her late friend and collaborator Tommy LiPuma; producer: Krall; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Verve)
Tasha Cobbs Leonard “Royalty: Live At The Ryman” (See here; Download) » BUY NOW (Motown Gospel)
Lydia Loveless “Daughter” (her first album in four years; new single: “Love Is Not Enough”; See here; Read here) » BUY NOW (Honey, You’re Gonna Be Late)
Machine Gun Kelly “Tickets to My Downfall” (new single: “my ex’s best friend”; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with four extra songs; Download; Apple Music; Target) » BUY NOW (Bad Boy / Interscope)
Makaya McCraven “Universal Beings E&F Sides” (14 new pieces of organic beat music cut from his original 2018 “Universal Beings” sessions, serving as a soundtrack to the “Universal Beings” documentary film; first single: “Mak Attack”; Vinyl; Download, released on July 31; See/read here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (International Anthem)
Justin Moore “Live At The Ryman” (Walmart-exclusive 17-song CD; guests: Ricky Skaggs, Chris Janson, David Lee Murphy, The Whites; Hear here; Walmart-Exclusive Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (The Valory Music Co.)
Thurston Moore (former Sonic Youth guitarist) “By the Fire” (first single: “HASHISH”; Hear here; Vinyl; Cassette; Apple Music; Download) » BUY NOW (Daydream Library Series)
Bob Mould “Blue Hearts” (first single: “American Crisis”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Merge)
Róisín Murphy “Róisín Machine” (new single: “Something More”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition, with six bonus extended mixes; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Skint)
Danny O’Keefe “Looking Glass & The Dreamers” (his first album in five years pays tribute to the Nez Perce tribe of Native Americans and their leader, Chief Joseph; producers: O’Keefe, Gary Ogan; Hear here; Download) » BUY NOW (Bicameral Songs)
Public Enemy “What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down?” (guests: Mike D, Ad-Rock, Run-DMC, George Clinton, Nas, DJ Premier, Questlove, Ice-T, Rapsody, Black Thought, YG, Jahi, etc.; new single: “Fight the Power: Remix 2020”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Merch) » BUY NOW (Def Jam)
Rituals of Mine (aka experimental R&B musician Terra Lopez) “HYPE NOSTALGIA” (Read here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Carpark)
Bette Smith “The Good, The Bad and The Bette” (new single: “Memories,” feat. Jesse Johnson; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Ruf)
SuperM (K-pop group made up of members from NCT 127, Exo, Shinee and WayV) “Super One” (new single: “100”; See here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with alternate cover and poster; Download; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (SM Entertainment / Capitol)
Sylvan Esso “Free Love” (new single: “Rooftop Dancing”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Loma Vista Recordings / Concord)
Carrie Underwood “My Gift” (her first Christmas album; guests: John Legend, Isaiah Fisher; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with bonus Christmas card; Red Vinyl; Target-Exclusive White Vinyl, with bonus Christmas card; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Capitol Nashville)
Various artists “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Music From Season Three)” (Vinyl; Download, released on Dec. 13; Prime Video) » BUY NOW (UMe)
The War and Treaty “Hearts Town” (guests: Jason Isbell, Jerry Douglas, Punch Brothers guitarist Chris Etheridge; new single: “Five More Minutes”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Rounder)
The Waymaker (new melodic metal trio from Finland and Sweden) “The Waymaker” (producer: guitarist Jani Stefanovic; guests: Narnia’s CJ Grimmark, Alfred Fridhagen; new single: “Soldiers Under Command”; See here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Melodic Passion)

More Releases for Sept. 25, 2020 »

Other Notable Releases

Ayreon GL Zach Heckendorf
Christian McBride Big Band Da Candyman KB
IDLES Cristian Machado Magnolia Bayou
Kataklysm The Apartments Psychic Temple
Repentance Reternity Ric Robertson

This Week’s Vinyl Releases »Exclusive Urban Outfitters Vinyl »FYE Exclusives »

New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Action Bronson “Only for Dolphins” (producers: Bronson, the Alchemist, Budgie, Samiyam, Daringer, etc.; guests: Meyhem Lauren, Hologram, Yung Mehico; new single: “Golden Eye”; Hear here; CD and Vinyl out Oct. 16; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (Loma Vista Recordings / Concord)
Arrested Development “Don’t Fight Your Demons” (new single: “Becoming”) » BUY NOW (Vagabond Productions)
Fleet Foxes “Shore” (accompanied by a 55-minute Super 16mm film, directed by Kersti Jan Werdal; Hear here; Read here; CD and Vinyl out Feb. 5; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (ANTI- / Epitaph, Sept. 22)
Trevor Hall “IN AND THROUGH THE BODY” (producer: Brad Cook; guests: Emory Hall, Mrs. Jamr, Clo-Bugz, Yoyo; Hear/read here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (3 Rivers)
Tim Heidecker (actor, comedian and musician) “Fear of Death” (See here; Read here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Spacebomb)
IRONTOM (alt-rock quartet) “Cult Following” (producers: John Fields, Isaac Carpenter; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (IRONTOM)
Jadu Heart (Bristol-based duo) “Hyper Romance” (new single: “Walk the Line”; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (VLF)
Yves Jarvis “Sundry Rock Song Stock” (new single: “For Props”; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (ANTI- / Epitaph)
Joji “Don’t Fight Your Demons” (producers: Bēkon, Joji, Justin Parker, Justin Raisen, The Donuts; guests: Diplo, Lil Yachty, Omar Apollo, Benee, Yves Tumor, Rei Brown; new single: “Daylight”) » BUY NOW (88rising / 12Tone Music)
Khotin (Canadian musician Dylan Khotin-Foote) “Finds You Well” (new single: “WEM Lagoon Jump”; Hear/read here; Vinyl; Cassette; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Ghostly International)
The Menzingers “From Exile” (stripped-down, reimagined version of their 2019 album “Hello Exile”; Hear here; Vinyl; Merch) » BUY NOW (Epitaph)
Meresha “Look How Far” (16 songs; new single: “Look How Far”; See here) » BUY NOW (Sonic Dolphin)
The Neighbourhood “Chip Chrome & The Mono-Tones” (new single: “Cherry Flavoured”; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Columbia)
The Neptunas “Mermaid A Go Go” (producer: Danny Amis of Los Straitjackets; new single: “Mermaid A Go Go”; Hear/read here) » BUY NOW (Altered State of Reverb)
The Pretty Things “Bare as Bone, Bright as Blood” (all-acoustic album features the final recordings of the late Phil May and Dick Taylor; new single: “The Devil Had a Hold of Me”; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Madfish Music)
Granger Smith “Country Things, Vol. 1” (new single: “That’s Why I Love Dirt Roads”; See here) » BUY NOW (Wheelhouse)
Joe Stamm Band (Black Dirt Country Rock group) “The Good & the Crooked (& The High & The Horny)” (new single: “Wild Imagination”; Hear here; Read here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Joe Stamm Band)

More Digital Releases for Sept. 25, 2020 »

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Chubby Checker “Dancin’ Party: The Chubby Checker Collection (1960-1966)” (21-song collection; Read here; Vinyl; Download, released on June 19; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (ABKCO)
Bruce Cockburn “True North: A 50th Anniversary Box Set [Vinyl]” (five-LP collection) » BUY NOW (True North)
Coolio “Gangsta’s Paradise (25th Anniversary Edition)” (1995 album, featuring the title track, “Too Hot” and “1, 2, 3, 4 [Sumpin’ New]”; remastered, with two bonus tracks; See here) » BUY NOW (Tommy Boy)
Earth, Wind & Fire “Gold” (three CDs, 45 songs; Track list) » BUY NOW (Crimson Productions / Demon Music Group)
Peggy Lee “Ultimate Christmas” (22 songs on two CDs; Vinyl) » BUY NOW (Capitol / UMe)
Barbara Lewis “Don’t Forget About Me: The Atlantic & Reprise Recordings” (three-CD, 68-song set includes non-album singles, B-sides and previously unreleased tracks; Read here) » BUY NOW (SoulMusic / Cherry Red)
Barbara Lynn “The Complete Atlantic Recordings” (25-song collection) » BUY NOW (Real Gone Music)
Ayalew Mesfin “Che Belew (March Forward)” (7-inch single releases and previously unreleased recordings taken from master tapes; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Now-Again)
Prince “Sign ‘O’ the Times (Deluxe Edition)” (1987 album, featuring the title track, “If I Was Your Girlfriend,” “U Got the Look” and “I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man”; remastered triple CD set; See here; Standard Double CD; Double Vinyl, peach-colored; Super Deluxe Edition, eight-CD, one-DVD box set; Super Deluxe Vinyl Edition, 13-LP, one-DVD box set; Read here; Amazon UK; Download; Super Deluxe Digital Edition; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (Rhino / NPG / Warner)
Lou Reed “New York (Deluxe Edition)” (1989 album, featuring “Dirty Blvd.”; remastered three-CD, one-DVD, two-LP box set contains “The New York Album” concert video, unreleased demo versions, rough mixes, etc.; Read here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Rhino / Warner)
The Rolling Stones “Steel Wheels Live (From Atlantic City, New Jersey 1989)” (two-CD, two-DVD set features guests Eric Clapton, John Lee Hooker, Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin; See here; Deluxe Edition, with three CDs, two DVDs and one Blu-ray; Tangerine and Sky Blue Vinyl) » BUY NOW (Eagle Rock)
Diana Ross & The Supremes “Diana Ross & the Supremes Sing and Perform ‘Funny Girl’ – The Ultimate Edition” (1968 album; remastered two-disc set features the original U.S. stereo mix, the U.K. mono mix, The Supreme Mixes [with the restored original vocals of Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong] and other bonus tracks) » BUY NOW (Second Disc / Real Gone Music)
Dusty Springfield “A Brand New Me: The Complete Philadelphia Sessions (Expanded Edition)” (1970 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks; Hear here) » BUY NOW, “Come for a Dream: The U.K Sessions 1970-1971” (16 tracks intended for her third Atlantic album but went unreleased) » BUY NOW (Real Gone Music)
Various artists “Hackers (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (1995 album; two-CD 25th anniversary edition, with eight-page booklet; See here) » BUY NOW (Varѐse Sarabande)
Various artists “Looking Through a Glass Onion: The Beatles’ Psychedelic Songbook 1966-72” (three CDs, 68 songs, featuring covers by Yes, Deep Purple, The Hollies, The Tremeloes, Vera Lynn, etc.; Read here; Download) » BUY NOW (Grapefruit / Cherry Red)

More Releases for Sept. 25, 2020 »

Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Slade “Cum On Feel the Hitz: The Best of Slade” (24 songs; Track list; CD and Vinyl out Oct. 9) » BUY NOW (BMG Rights Management)

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DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio/label:
Various artists “Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America [DVD]” (AMC documentary series on two discs; See here; Read here; Prime Video) » BUY NOW (Image Entertainment, Sept. 29)

More Upcoming DVD / Blu-ray Releases »

OCT. 2 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Bon Jovi … BLACKPINK … Lana Del Rey … Sufjan Stevens … Roger Waters … Dolly Parton … Queen + Adam Lambert … Brent Cobb … Aloe Blacc … Dawes … The Jaded Hearts Club … Melanie C … Fitz and The Tantrums … Groove Armada … William Shatner … Corey Taylor … Rodrigo y Gabriela … The Nude Party … Ace of Cups … Ward Thomas … Amaranthe … The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra … Working Men’s Club … Andreas Vollenweider … The Hunna … etc.; Reissues – Mariah Carey … Robert Plant … Bangles … Ella Fitzgerald … New Order … Herb Alpert … Oasis … Rascal Flatts … The London Suede … Nickelback … Shania Twain … Dave Edmunds … etc.

OCT. 9 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – NCT … Brothers Osborne … Travis … Loudon Wainwright III … Blue Öyster Cult … DevilDriver … The Budos Band … METZ … Great Peacock … Sun Ra Arkestra … Kim Wilson … North Americans … Machinedrum … Spires That In The Sunset Rise … etc.; Reissues – Dire Straits … The Doors … John Lennon … Sade … The Replacements … Tears For Fears … Linkin Park … Vince Guaraldi … Five Finger Death Punch … etc.

OCT. 16 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Eagles … The Struts … Sasha Sloan … Tanya Tucker … Tommy Lee … Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown … Steep Canyon Rangers … Deep Sea Diver … The Vamps … Katie Melua … beabadoobee … Gulfer … Sam Roberts Band … Jamie O’Neal … Open Mike Eagle … Kevin Morby … Cordovas … Autechre … iDKHOW (aka I Don’t Know How But They Found Me) … Dub Pistols … William Elliott Whitmore … Annie … etc.; Reissues – Tom Petty … Donna Summer … BTS … Kiki Dee … Sigue Sigue Sputnik … Bobby Bare … The Crickets … etc.

OCT. 23 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Bruce Springsteen … Joe Bonamassa … Sevendust … Blue October … Gorillaz … boy pablo … Faithless … Melody Gardot … The Mountain Goats … Nothing But Thieves … Shemekia Copeland … KIDZ BOP Kids … Laura Veirs … Actress … Plants and Animals … Okey Dokey … Pallbearer … etc.; Reissues – Beastie Boys … Pearl Jam … Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings … John Prine … Luke Combs … Bob Mould … Dan Fogelberg … Menswear … etc.

OCT. 30 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Elvis Costello … Sam Smith … Cam … Meghan Trainor … Goo Goo Dolls … for KING & COUNTRY … Wynonna … Amy Macdonald … Black Stone Cherry … King Khan … The Fratellis … TOBACCO … Sarah & the Safe Word … etc.; Reissues – Elton John … U2 … Joni Mitchell … Stevie Nicks … Motörhead … The Style Council … Procol Harum … Townes Van Zandt … Rhinoceros … etc.

NOV. 6 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Sara Bareilles … Kylie Minogue … Dame Shirley Bassey … Fates Warning … Orianthi … etc.; Reissues – David Bowie … Linda Ronstadt … Wilco … Perry Farrell … Rick Wakeman … The 13th Floor Elevators … etc.

NOV. 13 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Chris Stapleton … George Benson … Johnny Cash and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra … Dirty Projectors … Katatonia … BlackHawk … McFly … Katy J Pearson … TV Priest … etc.; Reissues – Elton John … The Staple Singers … The Cranberries … Buck Owens and the Buckaroos … etc.

NOV. 20 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Lee Brice … Cabaret Voltaire … Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon … Dark Tranquillity … Peter Katz … etc.; Reissues – Elvis Presley … Mary J. Blige … “The Best of Bond … James Bond” … etc.

NOV. 27 RELEASES

Highlights: New releases – Smashing Pumpkins … Steps … Ryan Shaw … Hatebreed … etc.

DEC. 4 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Joan of Arc … etc.; Reissues – Mansun … Little Richard … Bill Evans … Sonny Rollins … etc.

DEC. 11 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – The Avalanches … etc.

JAN. 1, 2021 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Andrew Farriss … etc.

JAN. 15, 2021 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Celeste … Peter Schilling … etc.

JAN. 29, 2021 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Steven Wilson … etc.

FEB. 5, 2021 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Fleet Foxes … The Weather Station … etc.

FEB. 12, 2021 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Jillette Johnson … etc.

FEB. 26, 2021 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Elijah Wolf … etc.

MAY 7, 2021 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Weezer … etc.

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    Sept. 25, 2020 » Carrie Underwood, Fleet Foxes, Prince, Public Enemy, SuperM, The Neighbourhood, Deftones, Machine Gun Kelly, Bob Mould, The Pretty Things, The War and Treaty, Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite, etc.

    Oct. 2, 2020 » Bon Jovi, Lana Del Rey, BLACKPINK, Sufjan Stevens, Roger Waters, Dolly Parton, Brent Cobb, DaBaby, Aloe Blacc, Groove Armada, Melanie C, Dawes, Fitz and the Tantrums, Rodrigo y Gabriela, William Shatner, The Jaded Hearts Club, etc.

    Oct. 9, 2020 » NCT, Brothers Osborne, Blue Öyster Cult, Travis, Bahamas, Loudon Wainwright III, The Budos Band, DevilDriver, Patty Smyth, Future Islands, METZ, etc.

    Oct. 16, 2020 » Eagles, Tommy Lee, Action Bronson, Nas, Tanya Tucker, Sasha Sloan, Tyler Bryant & The Showdown, The Vamps, Matt Berninger, The Damned, iDKHOW, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Struts, etc.

    More New Releases » Oct. 23 and Beyond: Bruce Springsteen, Joe Bonamassa, Sevendust, Blue October, boy pablo, Faithless, Laura Veirs, Nothing But Thieves, Elvis Costello, Sam Smith, Cam, for KING & COUNTRY, Meghan Trainor, Wynonna, Yes, Goo Goo Dolls, Black Stone Cherry, Sara Bareilles, Kylie Minogue, Dame Shirley Bassey, Chris Stapleton, George Benson, Johnny Cash, Dirty Projectors, Lee Brice, Dark Tranquillity, Cabaret Voltaire, Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon, Smashing Pumpkins, Steps, Ryan Shaw, The Avalanches, Steven Wilson, and many more.

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