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APRIL 3 RELEASES

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
All Time Low“Wake Up, Sunshine” (producer: Zakk Cervini; guests: The Band CAMINO, blackbear; new single: “Getaway Green”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch) (Fueled By Ramen)
August Burns Red“Guardians” (first single: “Defender”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, with Killswitch Engage; Merch) (Fearless / Concord)
Born Ruffians“JUICE” (producer: Graham Walsh; first single: “I Fall in Love Every Night”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Yep Roc)
Anna Burch“If You’re Dreaming” (producer: Sam Evian; Read here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Polyvinyl)
Ruthie Collins“Cold Comfort” (producers: Wes Harllee, Ryan Freeland; new single: “Bad Woman”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) (Sidewalk / Curb)
Kurt Elling“Secrets Are the Best Stories” (accompanied by pianist Danilo Pérez; See here; Vinyl; Download) (Edition)
Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn“Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn” (first single: “Water Is Wide / Wusuli Boat Song [乌苏里船歌]”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Smithsonian Folkways)
Riley Green“Different ‘Round Here” (Download) (Big Machine)
Sam Hunt“Southside” (his first album since 2014; new single: “Hard to Forget”; See here; Read here; Apple Music; On Tour) (MCA Nashville)
Logan Ledger (Nashville-based singer-songwriter)“Logan Ledger” (backed by guitarist/pedal steel player Russ Pahl, Marc Ribot, drummer Jay Bellerose and bassist Dennis Crouch; producer: T Bone Burnett; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, with The Secret Sisters) (Rounder)
Kiana Ledé“KiKi” (guests: Ari Lennox, Lucky Daye, 6LACK, Moneybagg Yo & Bia, Col3trane, Arin Ray; new single: “Forfeit”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Target; On Tour) (The Heavy Group / Republic)
MAITA“Best Wishes” (debut album from the Portland, Ore.-based indie rock band fronted by Maria Maita-Keppeler; producers: Maita-Keppeler, Matthew Zeltzer; first single: “Can’t Blame a Kid”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour)(Kill Rock Stars)
Ashley McBryde“Never Will” (producer: Jay Joyce; new single: “Martha Divine”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Warner Music Nashville)
The Monkees“The Monkees Live: The Mike & Micky Show” (29 songs; Track list; Vinyl; Download; On Tour; Merch) (Rhino)
Mystery Jets“A Billion Heartbeats” (See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Mystery Jets / Caroline)
Parsonsfield (folk-rock quartet)“Happy Hour on the Floor” (producer: Benjamin Lazar Davis; first single: “Paper Floor”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Signature Sounds)
Purity Ring“WOMB” (first single: “stardew”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (4AD)
Sports Team (U.K. alt-rock band)“Deep Down Happy” (producer: Burke Reid; first single: “Here’s the Thing”; See here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, with Bombay Bicycle Club) (Bright Antenna / Island)
Testament“Titans of Creation” (producer: Juan Urteaga; mixed by Andy Sneap; first single: “Night of the Witch”; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch) (Nuclear Blast)
tētēma (electronica project led by Mike Patton and Anthony Pateras)“necroscape” (first single: “Haunted on the Uptake”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) (Ipecac Recordings)
Thievery Corporation“Symphonik” (inspired by their 2017 concert at The JFK Center in Washington, D.C., and re-recorded with Prague’s FILMHarmonic Orchestra; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Merch) (ESL Music)
Thundercat“It Is What It Is” (producers: Thundercat, Flying Lotus; new single: “Black Qualls”; guests: Childish Gambino, Lil B, Kamasi Washington, Ty Dolla $ign, BADBADNOTGOOD, Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, Louis Cole, Zack Fox; See here; Read here; Clear Vinyl; Picture Disc; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Brainfeeder)
TOPS (Montreal indie-pop quartet)“I Feel Alive” (new single: “Colder & Closer”; See here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Musique TOPS)
Various artists“Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston” (See here) (P.S. Classics)
M. Ward“Migration Stories” (producer: Craig Silvey; first single: “Migration of Souls”; Hear here; Vinyl; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Clear Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (ANTI- / Epitaph)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist:Title:Label:
Amos the Kid (Winnipeg indie country singer)“Mountain View” (five-song EP; mastered by Cam Loeppky; guests: members of Yes We Mystic and Living Hour; new single: “What Did You Do”; Hear here; Read here; Apple Music)(House of Wonders)
Chip & the Charge Ups (father-daughter-led power-pop band)“Lightning in Our Veins” (Hear here; Apple Music) (Chip & the Charge Ups)
Empress Of (aka Honduran-American songwriter, musician and producer Lorely Rodriguez)“I’m Your Empress Of” (producer; Rodriguez; first single: “Give Me Another Chance”; See here; CD and Vinyl out July 3; Apple Music; On Tour) (Terrible)
Mick Harvey“Waves of Anzac / The Journey” (the score for the Australian Broadcasting Company’s documentary on forgotten war stories and lives lost, plus a four-part composition recorded with The Letter String Quartet in support of people seeking asylum who have found themselves in Australia’s offshore detention program; producer: Harvey; Hear here; Apple Music) (Mute)
Allan Rayman“Christian” (producer: Alex da Kid; new single: “Chief”; See here; CD, out April 24; Apple Music; On Tour) (Republic)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
Clannad“In a Lifetime” (14-song collection; Deluxe Bookpack, featuring four CDs, 70 tracks, a double LP anthology including two new songs, with 12″ x 12″ hardback book, double sided A2 poster and four postcards; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Smokey Vinyl Color; Download, released on March 13) (BMG Rights Management)
Sam Cooke“Sam Cooke At the Copa [Vinyl]” (1964 album; remastered), “Ain’t That Good News [Vinyl]” (1964 album; his final studio LP; Hear here), “Keep Movin’ On [Vinyl]” (23-song compilation from 2001; two 180-gram vinyl LPs; Read here; Merch) (ABKCO)
Bob Dylan“Japanese Singles Collection” (31-song, two-disc set in high fidelity Blu-spec CD2 format; Amazon UK; Merch) (Sony Japan)
Marvin Gaye“More Trouble [Vinyl]” (bonus cuts and alternate takes from Gaye’s “Trouble Man” sessions; Merch) (Motown / UMe)
Jethro Tull“Stormwatch (The 40th Anniversary Force 10 Edition)” (1979 album; remixed to stereo and 5.1 by Steven Wilson, plus unreleased tracks, early versions and a 1980 concert performance; Vinyl; Download) (Rhino / Parlophone)
The Alan Parsons Project“Ammonia Avenue (Deluxe Edition Box Set)” (1984 album, featuring “Don’t Answer Me” and “Prime Time”; remastered; contains three CDs, a Blu-ray disc containing promo videos and two 12-inch 45rpm vinyl discs; newly remastered from the original master tapes by Parsons, featuring 53 bonus tracks, illustrated book, reproduction poster, reproduction press kit folder, etc.; See here; Read here; Amazon UK) (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
Jim Reeves“Gold” (three CDs, 60 songs; Amazon UK) (Crimson Productions / Demon Music Group)
Nina Simone“Fodder On My Wings” (1982 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks, including “I Sing Just To Know That I’m Alive”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl) (Verve / UMe)
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs“Under the Covers: The Best of Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs” (30 songs on two CDs; Vinyl) (Edsel)
Herbert von Karajan“Herbert Von Karajan: The Complete Decca Recordings” (33-CD box set) (Decca / UMe)

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APRIL 10 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – The Strokes … John Anderson … Maddie & Tae … Nightwish … Sparta … Pokey LaFarge … Local H … Eliza Gilkyson … Watkins Family Hour … etc.; Reissues – Cat Stevens … etc.

APRIL 17 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Soul Asylum … EOB (Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien) … Danzig … Ron Sexsmith … Roachford … Eric Hutchinson … etc.; Reissues – Prince … Peggy Lee … Bangles … Bobby Bare … etc.

APRIL 24 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Luke Bryan … Lucinda Williams … AWOLNATION … OTR … Whitney Rose … Katherine Jenkins … The Used … Andy Frasco & the U.N. … Katatonia … etc.

MAY 1 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Dixie Chicks … Alanis Morissette … Kenny Chesney … JoJo … Car Seat Headrest … Hot Country Knights … Built to Spill … PVRIS … Man Man … Samantha Crain … Boston Manor … etc.

MAY 8 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – OneRepublic … Norah Jones … The Airborne Toxic Event … Hayley Williams … Lamb of God … Phantom Planet … The Naked and Famous … Mark Lanegan … Lettuce … The Danberrys … etc.

MAY 15 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Bon Jovi … Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit … Weezer … Asking Aleandria … Moby … The Magnetic Fields … MAITA … Biffy Clyro … Steve Howe … Perfume Genius … Moses Sumney … Paradise Lost … The Hunna … Chatham County Line … Nahko and Medicine for the People … etc.

MAY 22 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – The 1975 … Indigo Girls … Steve Earle and The Dukes … Dennis DeYoung … MAX … Sidewalk Prophets … Reckless Kelly … Victor Wainwright and The Train … etc.

MAY 29 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff –The Killers … Kip Moore … New Found Glory … Lewis Watson … Jaime Wyatt … Static-X … Teddy Thompson … Vandenberg … The White Buffalo … Palaye Royale … Protomartyr … Lou Canon … etc.; Reissues – Buzzcocks … Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton … etc.; Reissues – Rush … Buzzcocks … Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton … etc.

JUNE 5 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Hinds … Mt. Joy … Jessie Ware … Courtney Marie Andrews … GoGo Penguin … Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever … No Age … Sarah Jarosz … Westerman … Blanco White … Working Men’s Club … etc.

JUNE 12 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Paul Weller … Boney James … Gone West … Steven Wilson … Kree Harrison … etc.

JUNE 19 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Braids … Sports Team … etc.

JUNE 26 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Asking Alexandria … Grey Daze … Corb Lund … etc.; Reissues – Johnny Cash … Depeche Mode … etc.

JULY 3 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Willie Nelson … Empress Of … Sparks … Dream Wife … etc.

JULY 10 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Margo Price … Rufus Wainwright … Bettye LaVette … Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride & Brian Blade … DMA’s … etc.

JULY 17 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – The Pretenders … Bush … etc.

JULY 24 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Neck Deep … etc.

JULY 31 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – The Psychedelic Furs … etc.

AUG. 7 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Deep Purple … etc.

AUG. 14 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Rumer … Robby Krieger … Levellers … etc.

AUG. 21 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – HAIM … The Lemon Twigs … Declan McKenna … Chuck Prophet … etc.

AUG. 28 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Gregory Porter … Kelly Lee Owens … etc.

SEPT. 4 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Throwing Muses … Billy Ocean … The Puppini Sisters feat. The Pasadena Roof Orchestra … JARV IS … (aka Jarvis Cocker) … etc.

SEPT. 18 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Liam Gallagher … The Dirty Knobs … Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets … Bright Light Bright Light … etc.

OCT. 16 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – The Fratellis … etc.

NOV. 6 RELEASES

Highlights: Reissues – “The Best of Bond … James Bond” … etc.

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(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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