New Releases 3.5.2021

On the CD Front


New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Annicia Banks (reggae singer-songwriter from Kingston, Jamaica) “Up Front” (seven-song EP; new single: “Love Has Found Its Way”; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Raw Vue Music)
Chase Atlantic “BEAUTY IN DEATH” (new single: “SLIDE”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (Fearless)
Chevelle “NIRATIAS” (producer: Joe Barresi; first single: “Self destructor”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (Epic)
A Day to Remember “You’re Welcome” (new single: “Brick Wall”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (Fueled By Ramen)
Demon Hunter “Songs of Death and Resurrection” (new single: “I Will Fail You [Resurrected]”; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Solid State)
dodie “Build a Problem” (producers: Joe Rubel, Pomplamoose; new single: “Cool Girl”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (doddleoddle)
Fruit Bats “The Pet Parade” (producer: Josh Kaufman; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Merge)
Gabrielle “Do It Again” (includes studio recordings of the songs that she performed on the U.K. edition of “The Masked Singer”; 10 of the 12 songs are cover versions; producer: Ian Barter; first single: “Stop Right Now”; See here; Read here; Download; Amazon UK; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (BMG Rights Management)
Hilary Hahn “Paris” (with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, under the direction of Mikko Franck; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Deutsche Grammophon)
Judith Hill (former backup singer for Michael Jackson and a star of “20 Feet from Stardom”) “Baby, I’m Hollywood” (See here; Download) » BUY NOW (Regime Music Group)
Kings of Leon “When You See Yourself” (their first album since 2016’s “Walls”; new singles: “The Bandit” and “100,000 People”; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (RCA)
Zara Larsson “Poster Girl” (guest: Young Thug; new single: “Talk About Love”; See here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs and an alternate cover; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Epic)
Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird “These 13” (first single: “Sweet Oblivion”; See/read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Wegawam Music Co. & Southern Broadcast / Thirty Tigers)
Pat Metheny “Road to the Sun” (featuring Jason Vieaux and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Modern Recordings / BMG Rights Management)
The Spill Canvas “Conduit” (the South Dakota rockers’ first full-length album since 2012; new single: “Firestorm”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Pure Noise)
Garrison Starr “Girl I Used to Be” (producer: Neilson Hubbard; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Garrison Starr)
Tigers Jaw (Philly-based rock band) “I Won’t Care How You Remember Me” (new single: “Cat’s Cradle”; See here; Coke Bottle Green Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Hopeless)
William the Conqueror “Maverick Thinker” (producer: Joseph Lorge; new single: “Move On”; See here; Silver Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Chrysalis)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Susan Anders “13 Women” (13 original songs inspired by extraordinary women from U.S. history, including Helen Keller, Josephine Baker and Amelia Earhart; producer: husband Tom Manche) » BUY NOW (Zanna Discs)
Camilo “Mis Manos” (new single: “Machu Picchu,” feat. Evaluna Montaner; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Hecho a Mano / Sony Music Latin)
DMA’S “Live at Brixton” (sold-out show from March 2020; first single: “Lay Down”; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Infectious Music)
Adam Douglas (Oklahoma-born, Norway-based artist) “Better Angels” (collaborators: Jeff Wasserman, Cory Chisel, Beady Belle, Bendik Brænne; new single: “Build a Fire”; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Compro)
Elizabeth and the Catapult “sincerely, e” (new single: “pop the placebo”; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Compass)
Joy Harjo (appointed Poet Laureate in June 2019, the first Native American to hold that honor) “I Pray for My Enemies” (producer: Barrett Martin; guests: Peter Buck, Mike McCready, Krist Novoselic, Rich Robinson, etc.; Read here) » BUY NOW (Sunyata / The Orchard)
Ian Sweet (aka Jilian Medford) “Show Me How You Disappear” (new single: “Drink the Lake”; See here) » BUY NOW (Polyvinyl)
iskwē (JUNO Award winner) “The Stars” (six-song EP; new single: “Night Danger [Lovers Mix]”; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (iskwē Music Inc.)
Kash’d Out (Orlando-based reggae rockers) “Casual Encounters” (new single: “Good at Gettin’ By”; See here; Vinyl) » BUY NOW (LAW)
Sandy McKnight with Fernando Perdomo “San Fernando Beat” (six-song EP, released via Bandcamp in 2020; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Sandy McKnight with Fernando Perdomo)
Painted Shrines (Jeremy Earl of Woods and Glenn Donaldson of Skygreen Leopards) “Heaven and Holy” (first single: “Gone”; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Woodist)
Charlie Peacock “Trout Creek Ranch” (a collection of solo piano compositions and improvisations) » BUY NOW (Twenty Ten Music)
Photay “On Hold” (new single: “Roaming”; See here; Vinyl; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Mexican Summer)
Teenage Fanclub “Endless Arcade” (their first album since 2016; new single: “I’m More Inclined”; Hear here; Read here; CD and Vinyl out April 30; Download) » BUY NOW (Merge)
Thirdface “Do It With a Smile” (first single: “Villains!”; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Exploding In Sound)
The Vaccines “Cosy Karaoke Vol. 1” (six-song covers EP; new single: “High Horse”; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Super Easy)
Visionist “A Call to Arms” (new single: “The Fold”; See here; CD and White Vinyl out March 26; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Mute)
Youth Code x King Yosef “A Skeleton Key in the Doors of Depression” (new single: “Looking Down”; See here) » BUY NOW (Youth Code x King Yosef)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Black Sabbath “Heaven and Hell (Deluxe Edition)” (1980 album; remastered, with 11 bonus tracks; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW, “Mob Rules (Deluxe Edition)” (1981 album; remastered, with nine bonus tracks; Vinyl; Download; Merch) » BUY NOW (Rhino / Warner)
England Dan & John Ford Coley “Dowdy Ferry Road” (1977 album, featuring “It’s Sad to Belong” and “Gone Too Far”; remastered) » BUY NOW (Music on CD)
The Explorers Club “Rarities Volume 1” (11 songs; Vinyl; Download, released on Feb. 12) » BUY NOW (Goldstar Recordings)
Japan “Quiet Life [Box Set]” (1979 album, featuring “All Tomorrow’s Parties” and “Quiet Life”; half-speed remastered on 180-gram vinyl, with three CDs of rare and previously unreleased material, plus a 24-page book with exclusive liner notes and photography; Standard CD; Standard Vinyl; Red Vinyl) » BUY NOW (BMG Rights Management)
Missing Persons “Spring Session M (Remastered & Expanded Edition)” (1982 album, featuring “Words,” “Destination Unknown,” “Windows” and “Walking in L.A.”; remastered from original master tapes from the Universal Music tape archive, with bonus tracks from their debut EP; See here) » BUY NOW, “Rhyme & Reason (Remastered & Expanded Edition)” (1984 album, featuring “Give”; remastered from original master tapes, with a bonus outtake and two 12-inch remixes; See here) » BUY NOW, “Color In Your Life (Remastered & Expanded Edition)” (1986 album, produced by Bernard Edwards; remastered from original master tapes, with bonus outtakes and remixes) » BUY NOW (Rubellan Remasters)
My Morning Jacket “At Dawn (20th Anniversary Edition)” (2001 album; with a bonus Jim James live acoustic set recorded three weeks before the initial release and later broadcast on KVRX; Orange Vinyl, out April 2) » BUY NOW (Darla)
No Use For A Name “Rarities Vol. 2: The Originals” (15-song compilation; Vinyl; Download, released on Feb. 12) » BUY NOW (Fat Wreck Chords)
Tin Tin “Tin Tin / Astral Taxi” (1970 and 1971 albums on one CD, featuring “Toast and Marmalade for Tea”; produced by Maurice Gibb; remastered; See here) » BUY NOW (Classics France)
Neil Young “Neil Young Archives Vol. II (1972-1976)” (10-CD box set contains 131 tracks, 62 of which are either unreleased songs or unreleased alternate versions, different mixes, rare or live tracks; initially released on his website on Nov. 20; Read here) » BUY NOW (Reprise)

More Releases for March 5, 2021 »

Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Brandy Clark “Your Life Is a Record (Deluxe)” (2020 album; with six new tracks, including songs with Brandi Carlile and Lindsey Buckingham; Read here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Warner)

More Digital Releases for March 5, 2021 »


Highlights: New stuff – Selena Gomez … Nick Jonas … Rob Zombie … Saga … Lake Street Dive … Butch Walker … The Paper Kites … Strawbs … Tom Grennan … Joyner Lucas … EYEHATEGOD … etc.; Reissues – Nancy Sinatra … Madness … Buck Owens and the Buckaroos … The Brand New Heavies … Johnny Smith … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Justin Bieber … Lana Del Rey … Ringo Starr … Loretta Lynn … Harry Connick Jr. … Steve Earle & The Dukes … Ryan Adams … Paul Stanley’s Soul Station … Middle Kids … Jon Batiste … Chad VanGaalen … The Snuts … Andrew Farriss … Nitin Sawhney … RIVALS … etc.; Reissues – The Black Crowes … Sting … Papa Roach … etc.


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Highlights: New stuff – Sturgill Simpson … Mark Bryan … Flock of Dimes … Leslie Jordan … Richie Furay … Cactus … Dry Cleaning … La Femme … etc.; Reissues – Al Stewart … Johnny Mathis … The Searchers … The Damned … Don Williams … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Taylor Swift … Cheap Trick … Rhiannon Giddens … Merry Clayton … Briston Maroney … Sweet Oblivion feat. Geoff Tate … Frances … The Fratellis … Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band … Parker Millsap … London Grammar … Nick Waterhouse … etc.; Reissues – Fleetwood Mac … Peggy Lee … Luke Bryan … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Eric Church … Greta Van Fleet … The Offspring … FITZ … Julia Stone … The Mighty Mighty Bosstones … “Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Cinderella’ (Original Cast Recording)” … Escape the Fate … The Armed … Saint Raymond … Holding Absence … etc.; Reissues – John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band … Jethro Tull … Sharon Van Etten … Lloyd Cole … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Eric Church … Tom Jones … Peter Frampton … Rag’n’Bone Man … Steve Cropper … Todd Snider … Dinosaur Jr. … Porter Robinson … Field Music … Sir Sly … California Music … Citizen Cope … Lilith Czar … Fury in the Slaughterhouse … Big|Brave … Dumpstaphunk … Rudimentary Peni … etc.; Reissues – The Who … Motörhead … Spiritualized … Bad Brains … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Marianne Faithfull with Warren Ellis … Mick Fleetwood & Friends … Thomas Rhett … Birdy … The Dropkick Murphys … Manchester Orchestra … Ronnie Milsap … Ashley Monroe … Shovels & Rope … Teenage Fanclub … The Coral … Dawn Richard … Bowerbirds … Royal Blood … GOJIRA … etc.; Reissues – Pet Shop Boys … Howard Jones … Gary Moore … Saga … Telex … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Miranda Lambert with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall … Van Morrison … Weezer … New Order … Nancy Wilson … Travis Tritt … Mandy Barnett … Alfie Templeman … Squid … Sophia Kennedy … Graham Costello … TEKE::TEKE … etc.; Reissues – Lulu … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – St. Vincent … Del Amitri … Paul Weller … Juliana Hatfield … The Chills … David Gray … Morcheeba … Damien Jurado … Sarah Neufeld … Sunbomb … “The Problem of Leisure: A Celebration of Andy Gill & Gang of Four” … Myles Kennedy … Nigel Hall … LEVARA … etc.; Reissues – Steve Goodman … “Impulse! Records: Music, Message and the Moment” … Carl Smith and the Natural Gas Company … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Gary Numan … John Hiatt with The Jerry Douglas Band … Mat Kearney … Mdou Moctar … Robert Finley … Reigning Sound … Mike Tramp … Waterparks … Billie Marten … CHAI … VOLA … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Ashley McBryde … Blackberry Smoke … Porter Robinson … Dispatch … Shannon McNally … etc.; Reissues – Peter Cetera … Can … Toyah … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Crowded House … James … Tristen … Japanese Breakfast … Atreyu … Ghost Twin … Satsang … etc.; Reissues – Oscar Peterson … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Wolf Alice … Slayyyter … Acid Dad … mammoth WVH … Islands … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Rory Feek … Ten City … Cher Strauberry … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Hiss Golden Messenger … etc.; Reissues – Peter Murphy … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Ida Mae … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Joshua Radin … Ora The Molecule … etc.


Highlights: Reissues – Aretha Franklin … etc.

AUG. 20, 2021 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Maggie Rose … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Hans Zimmer … Royal Philharmonic Orchestra … Setc.; Reissues – “The Best of Bond … James Bond” … etc.




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    March 5, 2021 » Kings of Leon, Chevelle, Zara Larsson, A Day to Remember, Neil Young, Chase Atlantic, Gabrielle, Teenage Fanclub, Pat Metheny, Elizabeth and the Catapult, Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird, Visionist, etc.

    March 12, 2021 » Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, Rob Zombie, Valerie June, Andra Day, Saga, The Paper Kites, Butch Walker, Strawbs, Lake Street Dive, Jane Monheit, Israel Nash, Witch Camp, Pino Palladino and Blake Mills, James Levy, etc.

    March 19, 2021 » Lana Del Rey, Ringo Starr, Loretta Lynn, Harry Connick Jr., Sting, Ryan Adams, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Jon Batiste, Middle Kids, The Snuts, Serj Tankian, Chad VanGaalen, etc.

    March 26, 2021 » Carrie Underwood, Evanescence, First Aid Kit, AJR, Suzi Quatro, FITZ, Ben Howard, Tower of Power, Death From Above 1979, Tune-Yards, Sara Watkins, The Antlers, SG Lewis, etc.

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