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New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Africa Express (musical collective led by Damon Albarn) “EGOLI” (guests: Gruff Rhys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, Morena Leraba, Radio 123, Sibot, etc.; first single: “Johannesburg”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Africa Express)
Banks “III” (producers: BJ Burton, Hudson Mohawke, Kito, Francis and the Lights; guests: Francis and the Lights; first single: “Look What You’re Doing to Me”; See here; Vinyl; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Colored Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Harvest)
Big K.R.I.T. “K.R.I.T. IZ HERE” (producers: Danja Handz, Camper, Wallis Lane, Don Corleon, Rico Love; guests: J.Cole, Lil Wayne, Baby Rose, Yella Beezy, etc.; Download; On Tour) (BMG Rights Management)
Kyle Craft “Showboat Honey” (producers: Craft, Kevin Clark, Billy Slater; first single: “2 Ugly 4 NY”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Sub Pop)
The Dollyrots “Daydream Explosion” (producers: The Dollyrots, John Fields; first single: “Everything”; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Wicked Cool)
K.Flay “Solutions” (new single: “This Baby Don’t Cry”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Night Street / Interscope)
Imperial Teen “Now We Are Timeless” (their first album in seven years; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Merge)
Kool Keith “KEITH” (producer: The Beatnuts’ Psycho Les; guests: Jeru the Damaja, B-Real, Paul Wall; first single: “Zero Fux”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Mello Music Group)
New Order “∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes …” (recorded live at the 2017 Manchester International Festival with visual artist Liam Gillick and a 12-piece synthesizer orchestra; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Mute)
Penelope Isles (alt-rock quartet from Brighton, U.K.) “Until the Tide Creeps In” (first single: “Chlorine”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Bella Union)
Ranky Tanky (Charleston, S.C.-based Gullah ensemble) “Good Time” (first single: “Freedom”; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Resilience Music)
Ed Sheeran “No.6 Collaborations Project” (first single: “I Don’t Care,” feat. Justin Bieber; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Atlantic)
Angie Stone “Full Circle” (guest: Jaheim; first single: “Dinosaur”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Conjunction Entertainment Inc. / Cleopatra)
Sunsleeper (Salt Lake City-based emo-rock band) “You Can Miss Something & Not Want It Back” (producers: Nathan Hussey, Mike Watts, Dominic Nastasi; first singles: “Soften Up” and “No Cure”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Rude)
Supersonic Blues Machine (Fabrizio Grossi, Kenny Aronoff, Kris Barras) “Road Chronicles: Live!” (recorded during their show in Brugnara, Italy, on July 20, 2018; ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons plays on six tracks; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Provogue / Mascot Label Group)
311 “Voyager” (producers: Scotch Ralston, John Feldmann; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour, with Dirty Heads; Merch) (BMG Rights Management)
Tycho “Weather” (first single: “Easy”; See here; Vinyl; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Red Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Mom+Pop Music / Ninja Tune)
Various artists “Red Gold Green & Blue” (the first release from Trojan Jamaica, a new label founded by Zak Starkey and Sharna “Sshh” Liguz, it’s a collection of groundbreaking artists like Toots & The Maytals, Freddie McGregor, Robbie Shakespeare, etc., performing classic blues, R&B and early rock songs that first inspired the reggae revolution; first single: Toots & The Maytals’ cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Man of the World,” produced by Youth; See here; Vinyl; Download) (Trojan Jamaica)
Various artists “Tiny Changes: A Celebration of Frightened Rabbit’s ‘The Midnight Organ Fight'” (covers of the 2008 album by such artists as The National’s Aaron Dessner, CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry, Josh Ritter, Biffy Clyro, The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn, Katie Harkin, Sarah Silverman, Manchester Orchestra, Benjamin Gibbard, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Canvasback / Atlantic)
Yuna “Rouge” (guests: Tyler, the Creator, G-Eazy, Little Simz, KYLE, Masego, Jay Park, MIYAVI; new single: “Blank Marquee”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Verve)
Other Notable Releases
“Binary Garden,” AURAS (eOne)
“Hospodi,” Batushka (Metal Blade)
“Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough?,” Bleached (Dead Oceans)
“Bones UK,” Bones UK (Sumerian)
“Clare Bowen,” Clare Bowen (BMG Rights Management)
“The Path of Least Resistance,” Freeloader (Rum Bar)
“Controlled Burn: Live in Atlanta,” Gringo Star (Baby Robot)
“Asian Chaos,” GYZE (Out of Line Music)
“Which One Am I?,” Howie D (HowieDoItMusic)
“Anthology Resource Vol. II: Philosophy of Beyond,” Dean Hurley (Sacred Bones)
“The Road to Zion,” Peter Lewis (Omad)
“Bloodied / Unbowed,” Oh, Sleeper (Solid State)
“Healthy Travel Potions,” Origami Ghosts (Origami Ghosts)
“@Home @Sea,” E.G. Phillips (Ducks With Pants Music)
“Made In Pieces,” Pieces of a Man (Tru Thoughts)
“Someday Dream,” Emily Ann Roberts (Starstruck)
“Nothing New,” Nora Rothman (Unspeakable)
“Streetlight Interference,” Rude Audio (Zirkus)
“Disko Anksiyete,” She Past Away (Metropolis)
“Citizen: The Next Life,” Billy Sherwood (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
“Admission,” Torche (Relapse)
“The Music of Red Dead Redemption 2 (Original Soundtrack),” various artists (Lakeshore)
“Ellevation,” Elle Varner (eOne Music)
“Both Lines Will Be Blue,” Carmen Villain (Smalltown Supersound)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma “Tracing Back the Radiance” (guests: John Also Bennett, Marilu Donavan, Chuck Johnson, Gregg Kowalsky, Mary Lattimore, David Moore, Meara O’Reilly, Jonathan Sielaff, Roger Tellier Craig, Christopher Tignor; first single: “Joy”; Hear here; Vinyl; iTunes) (Kemado / Mexican Summer)
Have Gun, Will Travel “Strange Chemistry” (the Florida indie rock group’s first album in four years; See here; On Tour) (Mile Wide)
Palace “Life After” (producers: Catherine Marks, Luke Smith; new single: “Martyr”; Hear here; CD and Vinyl out Aug. 9; iTunes) (Fiction)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
America “50th Anniversary: The Collection” (three CDs, 50 songs; Download; On Tour) (Rhino / Warner)
Doris Day “The Hits Collection 1945-62” (three CDs, 79 songs; Download; Filmography) (Arobat)
Foreigner “Foreigner – Live at the Rainbow ’78” (Vinyl; released on Blu-ray and Download on March 15; On Tour; Merch) (Rhino)
Jerry Garcia Band “GarciaLive Volume 11: November 11th, 1993, Providence Civic Center” (two CDs; Download; Merch) (ATO)
Gomez “Liquid Skin (20th Anniversary Edition)” (1999 album; new transfers of the original 4-track tapes, remastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road studio, with 18 previously unreleased demos, alternate versions and live tracks; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Virgin / UMe)
Charley Jordan “The Charley Jordan Collection 1930-37” (two CDs, 47 songs; Download) (Acrobat)
Henry Mancini “Moon River: The Singles Collection 1956-1962” (30 songs on one CD; Read here) (Jasmine)
Paul McCartney “Wings Over America” (1976 live album; remastered; Vinyl), “Choba B CCCP” (1988 live-in-studio album; remastered; Vinyl; Download), “Paul Is Live” (1993 album, recorded during his Off The Ground tour; remastered; Vinyl; Download), “Amoeba Gig” (full-length release of his surprise free concert at Hollywood’s Amoeba Music on June 27, 2007; remastered; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (MPL / Capitol / UMe)
Wayne Shorter “Early Albums & Rare Grooves” (four-CD box set) (Enlightenment)
Jerry Vale “The Jerry Vale Singles Collection 1953-62” (two CDs, 54 songs; Download) (Acrobat)
Jimmy Wakely “The Jimmy Wakely Collection 1940-53” (three CDs, 84 songs; Download) (Acrobat)
Marty Wilde (British pop star and father of Kim Wilde) “The Marty Wilde Collection 1958-62” (two CDs, 65 songs; Download) (Acrobat)

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DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio/label:
The Pretenders “The Pretenders With Friends [Blu-ray + DVD + CD]” (with guests Iggy Pop, Shirley Manson of Garbage, Kings of Leon and Incubus, recorded live at the Decades Rock Arena in Atlantic City, N.J.; See here; On Tour; Merch) (Cleopatra)

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Highlights: New stuff – The Flaming Lips … Thom Yorke … Sabrina Carpenter … Sum 41 … Scott Stapp … Davina and the Vagabonds … Sabaton … SPAGA … etc.; Reissues – James Taylor … Patrice Rushen … Brian Eno … Live … Shakespeares Sister … Steve Goodman … Grover Washington Jr. … Re-Flex … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Violent Femmes … Of Monsters and Men … Justin Moore … Sugar Ray … Lloyd Cole … Delbert McClinton and Self-Made Men + Dana … Mini Mansions … etc.; Reissues – Soundgarden … Janet Jackson … Soft Machine … Tubby Hayes Quartet … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Skillet … Volbeat … Yes … Mabel … Tyler Childers … Tenth Avenue North … Penny & Sparrow … The Harmaleighs … iamthemorning … Cherie Currie & Brie Darling … Northlane … etc.; Reissues – Saxon … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Tori Kelly … Slipknot … Feeder … Ra Ra Riot … P.P. Arnold … The Regrettes … Wilder Woods … Jesse Dayton … Marika Hackman … Electric Youth … Sam Fender … Júníus Meyvant … etc.; Reissues – Filter … Janie Fricke … Dakota Staton … James Darren … Wayne King … Lambert, Hendricks & Ross … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Sleater-Kinney … Lionel Richie … Rodney Crowell … Ride … King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard … The Hold Steady … Killswitch Engage … Frank Turner … Bobby Rush … HammerFall … Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors … Mallory Knox … etc.; Reissues – ZZ Top … Spoon … Peter, Paul and Mary … Bread … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Taylor Swift … Vince Gill … Robert Randolph & The Family Band … Tanya Tucker … Redd Kross … Midland … The Rails … Jay Som … The Rocket Summer … The Rembrandts … Coco Montoya … Seratones … The Rubinoos … etc.; Reissues – Arlo Guthrie … Massive Attack … Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes … The Emotions … The Hollywood Stars … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Tool … Bon Iver … Sheryl Crow … Common … New Model Army … Trisha Yearwood … Eliane Elias … Jesse Malin … The Futureheads … Tarja … Ezra Furman … Samantha Fish … Whitney … Hämatom … etc.; Reissues – Chicago … Frank Zappa … Poco … Bonnie Tyler … Manu Chao … Rodriguez … Mel & Kim … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Melanie Martinez … Chrissie Hynde with the Valve Bone Woe Ensemble … Status Quo … Bat for Lashes … The Brand New Heavies … MUNA … Adam Green … Barns Courtney … Frankie Cosmos … Amy Speace … Steve Lacy … Grayscale … Paul Cauthen … Ashley Henry … Lower Dens … Roland Guerin … etc.; Reissues – Miles Davis … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Charli XCX … Korn … Belle and Sebastian … The Lumineers … Pixies … Emeli Sandé … Cold … Metronomy … Devendra Banhart … Puddle of Mud … Chelsea Wolfe … Paula Cole … Alex Cameron … “Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns (The Soundtrack)” … Fischer-Z … etc.; Reissues – Stone Temple Pilots … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Keane … Liam Gallagher … Bruce Cockburn … Brittany Howard … Fitz and the Tantrums … Andrew Combs … Hiss Golden Messenger … Hua Li … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Jon Pardi … Temples … Opeth … Renée Zellweger … KMFDM … HELLYEAH … Billy Strings … etc.; Reissues – Prefab Sprout … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – The Avett Brothers … Wilco … The Darkness … MIKA … North Mississippi Allstars … Joshua Radin … Kacy & Clayton … The Menzingers … FEET … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – BABYMETAL … The Magpie Salute … Jonas Kaufmann … Lacuna Coil … etc.; Reissues – Steve Miller Band … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Alter Bridge … Mark Lanegan Band … Louise … The Wonder Stuff … Dan McCafferty … etc.; Reissues – The Chemical Brothers … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Old Dominion … Underworld … Conchita Wurst … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Signe Marie Rustad … Leif Vollebekk … etc.; Reissues – Garth Brooks … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Westlife … Quiet Riot … Kate Davis … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Tim Ayre … etc.




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