On the CD Front


New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Aphex Twin “Collapse EP” (first single: “T69 collapse”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay) (Warp)
Asleep At the Wheel “New Routes” (guests: Seth and Scott Avett; first single: “Jack I’m Mellow”; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Bismeaux / Thirty Tigers)
Active Bird Community (Brooklyn quartet) “Amends” (first single: “Unwind With Me”; See here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Barsuk)
The Band of Heathens “A Message from the People Revisited” (new single: “Take Me Home, Country Roads”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (BOH)
Tony Bennett & Diana Krall “Love Is Here to Stay” (with the Bill Charlap Trio; first single: “Fascinating Rhythm”; Hear here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Verve)
Cedric Burnside (grandson of legendary bluesman R.L. Burnside) “Benton County Relic” (first single: “We Made It”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Single Lock)
The Chills “Snow Bound” (Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Fire)
Terri Clark “Raising the Bar” (first single: “Young As We Are Tonight”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (BareTrack)
decker. (Sedona, Ariz., singer-songwriter) “Born to Wake Up” (first single: “Burnin’ Grass”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Royal Potato Family)
Alejandro Escovedo “The Crossing” (recorded in northern Italy, with co-writer Don Antonio Gramentieri’s band of Italian musicians; it’s described as “a concept album drawing the story of two young immigrants to the U.S., who bond over a mutual love of punk rock as they struggle with the racism and discrimination as immigrant”; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Yep Roc)
Steve Forbert “The Magic Tree” (featuring songs gleaned from previously recorded acoustic demos with new backing tracks; released on the same day is his new memoir, “Big City Cat: My Life in Folk-Rock”; first single: “That’d Be Alright”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Blue Rose Music)
Good Charlotte “Generation Rx” (first single: “Actual Pain”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (MDDN / BMG Rights Management)
The Guess Who “The Future IS What It Used To Be” (drummer Garry Peterson is the original member; guests: Tommy Shaw, former Guess Who member Jim Kale, Brent Fitz, Michael Devin; first single: “Playin’ on the Radio”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Cleopatra)
Tori Kelly “Hiding Place” (guests: Kirk Franklin, The HamilTones, Jonathan McReynolds; new single: “Never Alone”; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Schoolboy / Capitol)
Jungle “For Ever” (See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (XL Recordings)
Low “Double Negative” (producer: B.J. Burton; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Sub Pop)
Medeski Martin & Wood with Alarm Will Sound “Omnisphere” (recorded live at The Newman Center in Denver in February 2015; first single: “End of the World Party”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay) (Indirecto)
Monster Truck “True Rockers” (producers: Dan Weller, Gavin Brown, Maia Davies; guest: Dee Snider; first single: “Evolution”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group)
Willie Nelson “My Way” (an album of standards and classics made famous by Frank Sinatra; producers: Buddy Cannon, Matt Rollings; guest: Norah Jones; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay) (Legacy Recordings)
Orbital “Monsters Exist” (first single: “Tiny Foldable Cities”; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition, with eight bonus tracks; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (ACP Recordings)
Ana Popovic “Like It On Top” (producer: Keb’ Mo’; guests: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robben Ford, Keb’ Mo’; first single: “Like It On Top”; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (ArtistExclusive)
Wayne Shorter “Emanon” (three-CD box set, featuring double studio album and a live album, along with a self-penned, 84-page graphic novel; Read here; Vinyl; eBay) (Blue Note)
Richard Thompson “13 Rivers” (his 19th solo album was recorded 100-percent analog in 10 days at Boulevard Recording Studio in Los Angeles; producer: Thompson; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl) (New West)
Thrice “Palms” (producers: Thrice, Eric Palmquist; mixed by John Congleton; first single: “The Grey”; Hear here; Target-Exclusive CD, with poster; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour, with The Bronx and Teenage Wrist; Merch) (Epitaph)
Tiffany “Pieces of Me” (her 10th album; new single: “Beautiful”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Go On Then)
Carrie Underwood “Cry Pretty” (producers: Underwood, David Garcia; first single: “Cry Pretty”; Hear here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with 16-page photo booklet; Pink Vinyl; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (UMG Nashville)
Uriah Heep “Living the Dream” (producer: Jay Ruston; first single: “Grazed by Heaven”; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
Paul Weller “True Meanings” (guests: Rod Argent, Noel Gallagher, Lucy Rose, Tom Doyle; first single: “Aspects”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes; eBay) (Parlophone)
Ann Wilson “Immortal” (covers album featuring songs by artists who have died in the past few years, including Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Tom Petty, Chris Cornell, Lesley Gore and Amy Winehouse; producer: original Heart producer Mike Flicker; new single: “I Am the Highway”; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour, with Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers) (BMG Rights Management)
Yellowjackets “Raising Our Voice” (vocalist Luciana Souza collaborates with the group on seven of its 13 tunes; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Mack Avenue)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Jack Drag (songwriter/producer/composer John Dragonetti) “2018” (new single: “Bloody Noses”; Hear here; iTunes) (Burger)
David Guetta “7” (27 songs; guests: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Jess Glynne, Lil Uzi Vert, Sia, Jason Derulo, G-Eazy, J Balvin, Anne-Marie, Bebe Rexha, etc.; CD, out Sept. 28; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Parlophone France)
Lyrics Born “Quite a Life” (guests: Aloe Blacc, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Gift of Gab, Galactic, Chali 2na, Forrest Day, etc.; new single: “Is It Worth It?”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Mobile Home Recordings)
Steven Page (formerly of Barenaked Ladies) “Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II” (first single: “White Noise”; See here; iTunes) (Fresh Baked Goods / Warner Music Canada)
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra “Pillar” (guests: Béla Fleck, Oteil Burbridge, Victor Wooten, Jeff Coffin, etc.; new single: “The Trap”; Hear here; iTunes) (Ropeadop)
Jill Sobule “Nostalgia Kills” (first single: “Island of Lost Things”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour; eBay) (Pinko)
Helen Sung (jazz pianist) “Sung With Words” (a collaboration with Dana Gioia; NPR First Listen) (Stricter Street)
Super American (Buffalo, NY, indie-rock duo) “Tequila Sunrise” (new single: “Coconut Shrimp”; Hear here; iTunes) (Take This to Heart)
Tigers & Monkeys “Saturday Destroyer” (producer: Kenny “The Soundman” Lienhardt of the Bowery Ballroom; new single: “In An Instant”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Little Lamb Recordings, Sept. 17)

More Digital Releases for Sept. 14, 2018 »

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Angel “The Casablanca Years” (seven-CD box set, with 28-page booklet; See here) (Mercury / UMe)
Paul Brandt “Just As I Am” (2012 album; On Tour) (Brand-T)
The Doors “Waiting For The Sun (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1968 album; remastered from the original master tapes by Doors’ longtime engineer/mixer Bruce Botnick, with a second CD of nine unreleased rough mixes and five live songs from a 1968 Copenhagen show; See here; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Rhino / Elektra)
Mogwai “The Hawk Is Howling” (2008 album; remastered; Vinyl; eBay) (PIAS America)
Jorge Santana (brother of Carlos Santana and a member of Malo) “Love the Way: The Solo ’70s Recordings” (15-song compilation; Download; iTunes) (Omnivore Recordings)
Twisted Sister “You Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’ Roll” (1983 debut album; remastered, with three extra studio tracks, plus the bonus disc “Live at the Marquee 1983”; Read here; eBay; Merch) (Rhino / Atlantic)
Various artists “The Ultimate Oldies But Goodies Collection” (10 CDs, 158 songs; Track list) (Time Life)
Loudon Wainwright III “Years in the Making” (two-CD, 42-song compilation of album cuts, live recordings, radio appearances, home demos, etc., in a 60-page hardbound book; See here; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (StorySound)

More Releases for Sept. 14, 2018 »

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio/label:
Joni Mitchell “Both Sides Now: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 [Blu-ray]” (a film by Oscar-winning director Murray Lerner, featuring new interviews with Mitchell about her experiences at the controversial event; See here; Read here; eBay) (Eagle Rock)

More Upcoming DVD / Blu-ray Releases »


Highlights: New stuff – Josh Groban … The London Suede … Christine and the Queens … Joe Bonamassa … Macy Gray … Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators … Graham Parker … St. Lucia … Supersuckers … Tiny Deaths … Sha La Das … Mandy Barnett … Hardcore Superstar … Sam Sweeney … The Blinders … etc.; Reissues – Prince … Ramones … Electric Light Orchestra … Johnny Hates Jazz … Marillion … Sugar Ray … Shalamar … Tanya Tucker … KIX … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Rod Stewart … Cher … Tony Joe White … Loretta Lynn … The Living End … Amy Ray … Mudhoney … Cypress Hill … Nile Rodgers & Chic … The Joy Formidable … Marissa Nadler … Amber Arcades … “The Rick and Morty Soundtrack” … Jon Batiste … etc.; Reissues – Tom Petty … Aretha Franklin … Joe Strummer … Phil Collins … Pink Floyd … REO Speedwagon … Barenaked Ladies … Pixies … The Louvin Brothers … The House of Love … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – twenty one pilots … Eric Church … Cat Power … Echo & The Bunnymen … Coheed and Cambria … for KING & COUNTRY … KT Tunstall … Michael Martin Murphey … Jim James … Matt Nathanson … Doyle Bramhall II … The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band … Will Hoge … Tokyo Police Club … Black Peaks … You Me at Six … Tall Heights … Madeline Kenney … Eric Hutchinson & The Believers … Windhand … etc.; Reissues – John Lennon … Lindsey Buckingham … The Four Tops … Vince Guaraldi … Brook Benton … Cecilia Bartoli … Joe Simon … Johnny Mathis … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Elvis Costello & The Imposters … John Hiatt … LeAnn Rimes … Blues Traveler … Engelbert Humperdinck … Tom Morello … Bottle Rockets … Tom Odell … Nazareth … Atreyu … Ambrose Akinmusire … Colter Wall … Matthew Dear … Paul Kelly … Seventh Wonder … City of Thieves … etc.; Reissues – David Bowie … Bobbie Gentry … Peter Holsapple & Alex Chilton … Primal Scream … Cocteau Twins … Dave Davies … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit … Herb Alpert … Minus the Bear … Amaranthe … Ace Frehley … Yoko Ono … The Brother Brothers … Kings of Spade … etc.; Reissues – Whitesnake … Barry White … Lefty Frizzell … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Rosanne Cash … Boy George and Culture Club … Robyn … Andrea Bocelli … “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 68” … Laura Gibson … Dillon Carmichael … Tasha … Saves The Day … Devour the Day … William Shatner … Mitch Ryder … Hush Kids … etc.; Reissues – The Police … The Kinks … “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 20th Anniversary” … The Crazy World of Arthur Brown … The Action … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – The Prodigy … Randy Houser … Claire Richards … Richard Lloyd … etc.; Reissues – Angel … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Muse … Roger Waters … Rhett Miller … Hanson … Stephen Pearcy … Larkin Poe … Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers … Red Dragon Cartel … Ace of Cups … etc.; Reissues – The Jimi Hendrix Experience … “The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions” … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – John Mellencamp … Smashing Pumpkins … Mark Knopfler … Boyzone … P.O.D. … Kevin Smith … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Rita Ora … Cliff Richard … Laibach … Holly Golightly … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Light Years … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Brett Young … Cold War Kids … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Within Temptation … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Bring Me the Horizon … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Lost Under Heaven … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Meghan Trainor … Dee White … Say Anything … Puppy … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Analea Brown … 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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