On the CD Front


New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Algiers (Atlanta-based four-piece)“There Is No Year” (producers: Randall Dunn, Ben Greenberg; new single: “We Can’t Be Found”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Matador)
Anti-Flag“20/20 Vision” (producer: Matt Good; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour; Merch) (Spinefarm)
Gabrielle Aplin (English singer-songwriter)“Dear Happy” (producers: Aplin, Tommy Baxter, Seton Daunt, Simen Hope, Liz Horsman, Ash Howes, etc.; guest: JP Cooper; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Never Fade / AWAL)
… And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead“X: The Godless Void and Other Stories” (their first album in six years; producers: co-frontman Conrad Kelly, engineer Charles Godfrey; first single: “Don’t Look Down”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Dine Alone)
Bleed the Sky“This Way Lies Madness” (producers: guitarist Kevin Garcia, Ben Schigel; guests: Steve Tinnon, Aaron Korstjens; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Art Is War)
Bombay Bicycle Club“Everything Else Has Gone Wrong” (producer: John Congleton; new single: “Everything Else Has Gone Wrong”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Mmm…Records / Caroline)
Bonded“Rest in Violence” (producer: Cornelius Rambadt; new single: “Suit Murderer”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) (Century Media)
British Lion (Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris’ band)“The Burning” (producer: Harris; first single: “Lightning”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Explorer1 Music)
BT“Everything You’re Searching For Is On The Other Side of Fear” (Download, released on Dec. 13) (Black Hole)
Courteeners“More. Again. Forever.” (producer: Joseph Cross; first single: “Heavy Jacket”; Hear here; Download; On Tour) (Ignition)
Chelsea Cutler“How to Be Human” (guest: Alexander 23; See here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Republic)
Della Mae“Headlight” (producer: Dan Knobler; guests: The McCrary Sisters; first single: “Wild One”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Rounder)
Bill Fay“Countless Branches” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download) (Dead Oceans)
A Girl Called Eddy (aka Erin Moran)“Been Around” (her first album since her Richard Hawley-produced debut album in 2004; producer: Moran, Daniel Tashian; new single: “Someone’s Gonna Break Your Heart”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) (Elefant)
Robert Glasper“Fuck Yo Feelings” (guests: Herbie Hancock, Andra Day, Denzel Curry, Bilal, Mick Jenkins, SiR, Bridget Kelly, James Poyser, etc.; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Loma Vista Recordings / Concord)
G. Love“The Juice” (producers: G. Love, Keb’ Mo’; guests: Robert Randolph, Marcus King, Roosevelt Collier, Ron Artis; first single: “Go Crazy”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Philadelphonic / Thirty Tigers)
Halsey“Manic” (new single: “Graveyard”; See here; Target-Exclusive CD, with one extra song and voice memo; Vinyl; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Vinyl, Coke-bottle clear LP; Download; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch) (Capitol)
Mark Hummel (Grammy-nominated harp ace)“Wayback Machine” (producer: Kid Andersen; Download; On Tour) (Electro-Fi)
Marcus King“El Dorado” (producer: Dan Auerbach; first single: “The Well”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Fantasy / Concord)
Little Big Town“Nightfall” (producers: Little Big Town; new single: “Over Drinking”; Hear here; Vinyl; On Tour) (Capitol Nashville)
Louise“Heavy Love” (her first album in 18 years; first single: “Stretch”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Lil Lou / Warner)
Dustin Lynch“Tullahoma” (producers: Lynch, Zach Crowell; guest: Lauren Alaina; new single: “Ridin’ Roads”; See here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Broken Bow)
Dave Malloy & Original Cast of Octet“Octet (Original Cast Recording)” (the a cappella chamber choir musical played an extended run at Off-Broadway’s Signature Theatre last April through June; Hear/read here; Download; Apple Music) (Nonesuch)
John McLaughlin / Shankar Mahadevan / Zakir Hussain“Is That So?” (Hear/read here) (Abstract Logix)
Mura Masa“R.Y.C. (Raw Youth Collage)” (guests: Clairo, Ned Green, slowthai, Georgia, Wolf Alice, Ellie Rowsell; new single: “No Hope Generation”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Anchor Point / Polydor)
of Montreal“UR FUN” (guest: Locate S,1; first single: “Peace to All Freaks”; Hear here; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Polyvinyl)
Pinegrove“Marigold” (new single: “Phase”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Rough Trade)
Sons of Apollo (Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Billy Sheehan and Jeff Scott Soto)“MMXX” (pronounced “20/20”; producers: The Del Fuvio Brothers [Portnoy and Sherinian]; first single: “Goodbye Divinity”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition, with 16 instrumental mixes and a cappella excerpts; On Tour) (InsideOutMusic)
Various artists“2020 GRAMMY® Nominees” (21-song compilation) (Warner)

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Other Notable Releases

“Conqueror,” Band-Maid (JPU)
“Walking Like We Do,” The Big Moon (Fiction)
“Rise of Da Moon,” BLACK MOON (Duck Down Music)
“Paul Carrack Live: The Independent Years, Volume One (2000-2020),” Paul Carrack (Carrack UK)
“Early Bright,” Seamus Egan (Thl)
“Here ‘Tis,” Eleven Hundred Springs (State Fair)
“Dolittle (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack),” Danny Elfman (Back Lot Music)
“Everything Is Temporary Except Suffering,” Ether Coven (Ether Coven)
“Conduct Unbecoming,” Judy Gold (800 Pound Gorilla)
“#MOOD,” Hi-Tone & Steelz (TFC Music Group, LLC / EMPIRE)
“2019-09-08 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO,” Hot Tuna (Hot Tuna Ltd.)
“Bliss (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack),” Steve Moore (Relapse)
“Mahler: Symphony No. 8,” Philadelphia Orchestra & Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Deutsche Grammophon)
“Empty Parks,” Pia Fraus (Seksound)
“The Professionals,” The Professionals (Madlib Medicine Show)
“Pesson, Abrahamsen & Strasnoy: Piano Concertos,” Alexandre Tharaud (Erato)
“Bad Boys For Life: The Soundtrack,” various artists (We the Best / Epic)
“Hard Times,” Whyte Horses (CRC)

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


New Releases (Downloads)

Criteria“Years” (their first album in nearly 15 years; new single: “Agitate Resuscitate”; Hear here; Vinyl; On Tour) (15 Passenger)
Eminem“Music to Be Murdered By” (guests: the late Juice WRLD, Ed Sheeran, Anderson .Paak, Don Toliver, Q-Tip, Black Thought, Royce Da 5’9″, Skylar Grey, etc.; Hear/read here; Apple Music; Merch) (Shady / Aftermath / Interscope)
The Innocence Mission“See You Tomorrow” (first single: “On Your Side”; See here; CD and Vinyl out Jan. 24; Apple Music) (Thérèse)
Emily King“Sides (Acoustic)” (Hear here; Apple Music) (ATO)
Mac Miller“Circles” (posthumous album; producer: Jon Brion; first single: “Good News”; Hear here; Read here; CD, out March 6; Vinyl; Apple Music; Merch) (Warner)

More Digital Releases for Jan. 17, 2020 »

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Chubby Checker“Twistin’ USA: The Singles As & Bs 1959-1962” (30 songs) (Jasmine)
Marshall Crenshaw“Miracle of Science (Deluxe Edition)” (1996 album; with three bonus tracks; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Shiny-Tone / Megaforce)
Billie Eilish“WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” (2019 album; Target-exclusive CD, with three extra songs, poster, sticker and temporary tattoos; See here; On Tour; Merch) (Darkroom / Interscope)
Erroll Garner“That’s My Kick (Octave Remastered Series)” (1971 album; Hear here; Download) (Mack Avenue)
Janis Ian“Unreleased 1: Mary’s Eyes” (15-song collection, originally released in 1998; Download), “Unreleased 2: Take No Prisoners” (18-song compilation, first released in 2000; Download), “Unreleased 3: Society’s Child” (20-song collection, first released in 2001, includes a live version of “Society’s Child”; See here; Download) (Rude Girl)
Stonewall Jackson“That’s Why I’m Walkin’: Singles As & Bs 1957-1962” (32 songs) (Jasmine)
Ben E. King“The Singles & Albums Collection 1960-62” (two CDs, 43 songs; Download) (Acrobat)
Lightnin’ Slim“The Complete Singles As & Bs 1954-62” (two CDs, 47 songs; Download) (Acrobat)
New Riders of the Purple Sage“Bear’s Sonic Journals: Dawn of the New Riders of the Purple Sage” (five-CD box set of rare, early live recordings, captured by the Grateful Dead’s legendary soundman Owsley “Bear” Stanley; Download) (The Owsley Stanley Foundation)
Buck Owens“The Capitol Singles & Albums 1957-62” (two CDs, 47 songs) (Acrobat)
Pale Saints“The Comforts of Madness (30th Anniversary Reissue)” (1990 album; with a 15-song second CD featuring studio demos and John Peel sessions; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (4AD)
Ernest Tubb“Half a Mind: Complete Singles As & Bs 1955-1958” (30 songs) (Jasmine)
Sarah Vaughan“The Complete Columbia Singles As & Bs 1949-53” (three CDs, 69 songs; Download) (Acrobat)

More Releases for Jan. 17, 2020 »

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

DVD / Blu-ray

Various artists“Bluebird [DVD]” (2019 film documenting the 35-year history of Nashville’s iconic Bluebird Cafe, featuring Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Kacey Musgraves, Kathy Mattea, Jason Isbell, etc.; See here; Blu-ray)(Cleopatra, Jan. 21)

More Upcoming DVD / Blu-ray Releases »


Highlights: New stuff – Breaking Benjamin … The Wood Brothers … Pet Shop Boys … Wolf Parade … COIN … Nektar … And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead … Ethan Gruska … Tauren Wells … Black Lips … Davey Suicide … Higher Power … etc.; Reissues – Elton John with Ray Cooper … Blue Öyster Cult … Supergrass … The Honeycombs … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Kesha … Louis Tomlinson … Meghan Trainor … Russ … Drive-By Truckers … Destroyer … Tinsley Ellis … Blossoms … Syleena Johnson … Clint Lowery … Frances Quinlan … Sons of Apollo … Squarepusher … Dune Rats … Torres … Theory of a Deadman … Poliça … Ben Watt … Dustbowl Revival … Sløtface … Sam Lee … etc.; Reissues – Howard Jones … Kim Wilde … Dashboard Confessional … The Meters … Neneh Cherry … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Green Day … Richard Marx … La Roux … Stone Temple Pilots … Prince Royce … Nada Surf … The Lone Bellow … Lisa Loeb … Sepultura … Antibalas … Isobel Campbell … The SteelDrivers … Shopping … Delain … Kat Edmonson … Fat Tony & taydex … John Moreland … etc.; Reissues – Cream … Sam Cooke … Bryan Ferry … Johnny Mathis … Quincy Jones … Earth, Wind & Fire … Hank Williams … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Tame Impala … Huey Lewis & The News … Hollywood Undead … Avalon … Carly Pearce … Matthew West … Jake Shimabukuro … Albert Cummings … The Ballroom Thieves … BRKN LOVE … Tennis … Tami Neilson … etc.; Reissues – David Gray … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Ozzy Osbourne … BTS … Grimes … Agnes Obel … Pat Metheny … Sonny Landreth … Guided By Voices … Greg Dulli … Russ Ballard … Banoffee … Yacht Rock Revue … etc.; Reissues – The Staple Singers … Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels … Dio … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Juiceboxxx … Sérgio Mendes … Robert Cray Band … The Secret Sisters … Five Finger Death Punch … Matthews Southern Comfort … etc.; Reissues – The Allman Brothers Band … Robert Plant … Dionne Warwick … Republica … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Caroline Rose … Mandy Moore … Moby … Brandy Clark … Silverstein … Lauv … José James … Cornershop … Deacon Blue … Jim Lauderdale … Steep Canyon Rangers & Asheville Symphony … Body Count … Will Sexton … Circles Around the Sun … My Dying Bride … U.S. Girls … Jonathan Wilson … The Mastersons … CocoRosie … Honey Harper … etc.; Reissues – Nina Simone … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Maria McKee … The Boomtown Rats … Deap Lips … The Shires … Deitrick Haddon … Circa Waves … Peter Bjorn and John … The Districts … The Bombpops … Caitlyn Smith … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Morrissey … Conan Gray … The Dirty Knobs … Delta Rae … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Pearl Jam … Lilly Hiatt … The Orb … Brian Fallon … Basia Bulat … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – M. Ward … Thievery Corporation … Roachford … Mystery Jets … Thundercat … Kree Harrison … MAITA … Blanco White … etc.; Reissues – The Alan Parsons Project … etc.


Highlights: Reissues – Cat Stevens … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Billy Ocean … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – The 1975 … Luke Bryan … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Alanis Morissette … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – The Airborne Toxic Event … The Danberrys … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Weezer … Moses Sumney … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Sidewalk Prophets … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Lewis Watson … 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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