On the CD Front


New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Bellamy Brothers “Over the Moon” (includes a duet with David Bellamy’s sons Jesse and Noah; producers: David and Howard Bellamy, Randy Hiebert; first single: “If You Ever Leave”; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour, with Blake Shelton) (Bellamy Brothers)
Ryan Bingham “American Love Song” (producers: Charlie Sexton, Bingham; first single: “Wolves”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Axster Bingham / Thirty Tigers)
Hayes Carll “What It Is” (producers: Carll, Brad Jones; first single: “None’ya”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Dualtone)
Copeland (alt-rock band from Lakeland, FL) “Blushing” (producer: singer Aaron Marsh; first single: “Pope”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Tooth & Nail)
Theon Cross (tuba player-composer) “Fyah” (guests: Moses Boyd, Nubya Garcia; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Gearbox)
Robert Ellis “Texas Piano Man” (producers: Ellis, Niles City Sound; first single: “Fucking Crazy”; Hear here; NPR’s All Songs Considered; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour, with The Lone Bellow) (New West)
Florida Georgia Line “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country” (guests: Jason Aldean, Jason Derulo, Brother Jervel; new single: “People Are Different”; See here; Read here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Big Machine)
Rosie Flores “Simple Case of the Blues” (producers: Charlie Sexton, Kenny Vaughan; first single: “Drive Drive Drive”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl) (The Last Music Co. / Redeye)
Mimi Fox “This Bird Still Flies” (includes covers of The Beatles’ “Blackbird” and “Day Tripper”; producer: Fox; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Origin)
Jon Fratelli (The Fratellis frontman) “Bright Night Flowers” (producers: Fratelli, Stuart McCredie; first single: “Bright Night Flowers”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Cooking Vinyl)
India.Arie “Worthy” (new single: “What If”; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (BMG Rights Management)
Chaka Khan “Hello Happiness” (her first studio set since 2007; first single: “Hello Happiness”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Diary / Island)
Ladytron “Ladytron” (their first new music in seven years; new single: “The Animals”; See here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Ladytron Music)
Avril Lavigne “Head Above Water” (her first full-length album since 2013; new single: “Tell Me It’s Over”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (BMG Rights Management)
The Long Ryders “Psychedelic Country Soul” (the alt-country legends’ first album since 1987; producer: Ed Stasium; first single: “Greenville”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Omnivore Recordings)
Millencolin (Swedish skate-punk band) “SOS” (producers: vocalist/bassist Nikola Sarcevic, guitarist Mathias Färm; first single: “SOS”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Epitaph)
Picture This (Irish quartet) “MDRN LV” (producers: Picture This, Jayson Dezuzio; new single: “Everything or Nothing”; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Republic)
Boo Ray (Nashville alt-country rocker) “Tennessee Alabama Fireworks” (producer: Noah Shain; first single: “A Tune You Can Whistle”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (BRRB Music / Soundly Music)
SWMRS “Berkeley’s On Fire” (producer: Rich Costey; new single: “April in Houston”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Fueled By Ramen)
Tedeschi Trucks Band “Signs” (first single: “Hard Case”; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Fantasy / Concord)
Yann Tiersen “ALL” (first single: “Tempelhof”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Mute)
Tourist (U.K.-based Grammy-winning producer and composer William Phillips) “Everyday” (new single: “Emily”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Monday)
Seth Walker “Are You Open?” (producer: The Wood Brothers’ Jano Rix; Hear here; Vinyl; On Tour) (Royal Potato Family)
Dale Watson “Call Me Lucky” (recorded at Sam Phillips Recording studio in Memphis; Vinyl; eBay; On Tour) (Red House)
Carvin Winans “In the Softest Way” (debut solo album from the member of The Winans; producers: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis; guests: Stevie Wonder, Kenny G, Tommy Sims, Tony Maiden, Carlos Battey, wife Chérie Winans; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (The Dance Factory / Thirty Tigers)
Trisha Yearwood “Let’s Be Frank” (tribute to Frank Sinatra is her first full-length studio album in more than 10 years; producer: Don Was; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Gwendolyn)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Charles Wesley Godwin (West Virginia-based Americana singer-songwriter) “Seneca” (first single: “Coal Country”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Charles Wesley Godwin)
Shook Twins (Portland-based indie folk-pop duo) “Some Good Lives” (first single: “What Have We Done”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Dutch)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Regina Belle “Show Me the Way: The Columbia Anthology” (two CDs, 29 songs) (SoulMusic / Cherry Red)
David Bowie “Let’s Dance” (1983 album; newly remastered; See here; Vinyl), “Serious Moonlight (Live ’83)” (two CDs; See here), “Tonight” (1984 album; newly remastered; See here; Vinyl), “Glass Spider (Live Montreal ’87)” (two CDs), “Never Let Me Down” (1987 album; newly remastered; Vinyl; Download), “Dance [MP3]” (12-song collection of remixes; Merch) (Rhino / Parlophone)
Jethro Tull “This Was (50th Anniversary Edition)” (1968 album; Steven Wilson Stereo Remix; Hear here; Vinyl; Merch) (Rhino / Parlophone)
Gladys Knight & The Pips “On and On: The Buddah / Columbia Anthology” (two CDs, 37 songs, including “Midnight Train to Georgia,” “Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me,” “Baby Don’t Change Your Mind,” etc.) (SoulMusic / Cherry Red)
The New Seekers “The Albums 1970-73” (eight albums and a collection of rarities in a five-disc shell box set, with 20-page booklet; Amazon UK) (Caroline)
Elvis Presley “The Best of The ’68 Comeback Special” (19-song companion piece to NBC’s “Elvis: All-Star Tribute,” hosted by Blake Shelton on Feb. 17; includes “If I Can Dream” by Presley with new vocal performances from Carrie Underwood, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Darius Rucker and Shelton; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (RCA / Legacy)

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Highlights: New stuff – Dream Theater … Lily & Madeleine … The Claypool Lennon Delirium … Maxïmo Park … Kim Lenz … And The Kids … Lowland Hum … etc.; Reissues – Ray Charles … Curtis Mayfield … Ian Hunter … Flamin’ Groovies … Steve Perry … The Undisputed Truth … REO Speedwagon … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Bryan Adams … Hozier … Weezer … Gary Clark Jr. … Queensrÿche … The Japanese House … Dee White … etc.; Reissues – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers … Gordon Lightfoot … Dennis Coffey … Robin Lane & The Chartbusters … John Hartford … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Maren Morris … Dido … Juice WRLD … David Gray … Patty Griffin … James Morrison … Tesla … Foals … Indoor Pets … Nick Waterhouse … Meat Puppets … Amanda Palmer … etc.; Reissues – New Kids on the Block … Whitesnake … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – UB40 … Todd Snider … Gary Hoey … Lauren Jenkins … Tom Russell … Betty Who … The Faint … Benjamin Francis Leftwich … Vanish … etc.; Reissues – Nat King Cole … The Alarm … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Jenny Lewis … Lambchop … Adam Sandler … Carrie Newcomer … Jack Savoretti … Lucy Rose … Robin Trower … Ibibio Sound Machine … Sleeper … American Football … Bad Suns … etc.; Reissues – Aretha Franklin … Van Morrison … Megadeth … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – George Strait … Steve Earle & The Dukes … Suzi Quatro … Billie Eilish … Lang Lang … L.A. Guns … Son Volt … UNKLE … Just Loud … etc.; Reissues – Marvin Gaye … Keith Richards … Donna Summer … Frank Zappa … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Sara Bareilles … Brooks & Dunn … Lissie … Idlewild … Weyes Blood … Circa Waves … Rod Melancon … Amanda Cook … etc.; Reissues – New Order … “Cleveland Rocks” … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Melissa Etheridge … Glen Hansard … Bonnie Tyler … Band of Skulls … Eli “Paperboy” Reed … The Chemical Brothers … Jackie Evancho … Shovels & Rope … Tom Speight … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – The O’Jays … Cage the Elephant … Bananarama … Jade Bird … JOHNNYSWIM … Wand … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – The Cranberries … Alan Parsons … JJ Cale … Rob Thomas … Dylan Scott … The Mountain Goats … Josh Ritter … Rodrigo y Gabriela … Foxygen … etc.; Reissues – Massive Attack … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Corey Hart … The Felice Brothers … Joy Williams … Jesse Mac Cormack … etc.; Reissues – Simon Bonney … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Sammy Hagar & The Circle … Howard Jones … Jamila Woods … Charly Bliss … Tim Hecker … Daddy Long Legs … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – The Heavy … American Sharks … Maddie Poppe … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Marlon Williams … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Max Jury … etc.; Reissues – Susan Boyle …


Highlights: New stuff – Pony Bradshaw … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Mini Mansions … 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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