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MARCH 15 RELEASES

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Finn Andrews (lead singer of The Veils) “One Piece At a Time” (producers: Andrews, Tom Healy; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Nettwerk)
Any Given Day “Overpower” (new single: “Loveless”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Arising Empire)
Blaqk Audio “Only Things We Love” (first single: “Caroline in the Clip”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (BMG Rights Management)
Bouncing Souls “Crucial Moments” (six-song EP; new single: “Favorite Everything”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Rise)
The Comet Is Coming (Mercury Music Prize-shortlisted futurist jazz outfit) “Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery” (guest: Kate Tempest; new single: “Unity”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Impulse! / UMG)
The Faint (Omaha cyber-punk outfit) “Egowerk” (first single: “Child Asleep”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Saddle Creek)
Gary Hoey “Neon Highway Blues” (guests: Eric Gales, Lance Lopez, Josh Smith, Hoey’s 17-year-old son Ian; first single: “Under the Rug”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Provogue / Mascot Label Group)
Lauren Jenkins “No Saint” (producers: Julian Raymond, Jenkins, Trey Bruce, Matt Dragstrem, Ross Copperman; new single: “Maker’s Mark and You”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Big Machine)
Benjamin Francis Leftwich “Gratitude” (guests: Bill Kirchen, Eliza Gilkyson, Texmaniacs; new single: “Sometimes”; See here; Download; eBay; On Tour; iTunes) (Dirty Hit)
Stephen Malkmus “Groove Denied” (producer: Malkmus; new single: “Come Get Me”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Matador)
Karen O & Danger Mouse “Lux Prima” (new single: “Woman”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (BMG Rights Management)
Over the Rhine “Love & Revelation” (new single: “Los Lunas”; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Great Speckled Dog)
Papooz (French pop duo) “Night Sketches” (producer: Adrien Durand; new single: “You and I”; See here) (Half Awake)
Tom Russell “October in the Railroad Earth” (guests: Bill Kirchen, Eliza Gilkyson, Texmaniacs; Vinyl; On Tour) (Frontera)
Snarky Puppy “Immigrance” (producer: bandleader Michael League; first single: “Xavi”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (GroundUP Music)
Todd Snider “Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3” (recorded at Cash Cabin in Hendersonville, Tenn.; guests: Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires; first single: “Just Like Overnight”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Aimless)
SONTALK (singer/multi-instrumentalist Joseph LeMay) “Stay Wild” (first single: “I Am a Mountain”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Sony Masterworks)
Teenage Bottlerocket “Stay Rad!” (Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Fat Wreck Chords)
TOMORROW X TOGETHER (K-pop boy band also known as TXT) “The Dream Chapter: STAR” (with 80-page photo book and two photo cards; new single: “Crown”; See here; iTunes) (Big Hit Entertainment / Republic)
UB40 “For the Many” (their first new studio album in five years; first single: “Moonlight Lover”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Shoestring)
Vanish (New Jersey hard-rock quintet) “Familiar Faces” (first single: “Role Play”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Hopeless)
Tal Wilkenfeld (Australian singer-bassist) “Love Remains” (producers: Paul Stacey, Wilkenfeld; executive producer: Jackson Browne; guests: Benmont Tench, Zac Rae, Blake Mills, Jeremy Stacey; new single: “Killing Me”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (BMG Rights Management)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Cave Twins (Americana duo) “Best Friends for Now” (See here) (Tiger Spa)
Greyson Chance “portraits” (new single: “timekeeper”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (GCM)
Huntly (Australian electronic trio) “Low Grade Buzz” (new single: “Low Grade Buzz”; Hear here; iTunes) (Barely Dressed)
A Second Life (Sea Cliff, N.Y.-based alt-rock act) “A Second Life” (five-song EP; producer: Rob Freeman; first single: “Don’t Kiss Me”; iTunes) (Ferdy, March 21)

More Digital Releases for March 15, 2019 »

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Alarm “Strength 1985-1986” (1985 album; remastered, with 22 previously unreleased session recordings and outtakes; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Twenty First Century Recording Company)
Alphaville “Forever Young (Super Deluxe Edition)” (1984 album; remastered, with 31 extra songs; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Warner)
Nat King Cole “Ultimate Nat King Cole” (21-song collection; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Capitol / UMe)
Jerry Garcia Band “Electric On The Eel” (six-CD set featuring 1987, 1989 and 1991 performances at French’s Camp On The Eel River in Piercy, Calif., with John Kahn, Melvin Seals, David Kemper, Jaclyn LaBranch and Gloria Jones; Download; iTunes; Merch) (ATO)
Hothouse Flowers “The Best of Hothouse Flowers” (14 songs; See here; Amazon UK) (London Recordings)
Steve Perry “Traces (Deluxe Edition)” (2018 album; with five bonus tracks; Vinyl) (Fantasy / Concord)

More Releases for March 15, 2019 »

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio/label:
Foreigner “Foreigner – Live at the Rainbow ’78 [DVD]” (See here; Blu-ray; Download; On Tour; Merch) (Eagle Rock)

More Upcoming DVD / Blu-ray Releases »

MARCH 22 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Jenny Lewis … Lambchop … Dean Lewis … Adam Sandler … Carrie Newcomer … Jack Savoretti … Lucy Rose … Robin Trower … Ibibio Sound Machine … Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon … Sleeper … American Football … Bad Suns … etc.; Reissues – Aretha Franklin … Van Morrison … Megadeth … etc.

MARCH 29 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – George Strait … Steve Earle & The Dukes … Suzi Quatro … Jake Owen … Billie Eilish … Lang Lang … L.A. Guns … Son Volt … UNKLE … Just Loud … etc.; Reissues – Marvin Gaye … Keith Richards … Donna Summer … Frank Zappa … Steve Miller Band … Eli Young Band … etc.

APRIL 5 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Sara Bareilles … Khalid … Reba McEntire … Brooks & Dunn … Mike + The Mechanics … Todd Rundgren’s Utopia … Gino Vannelli … Lissie … Danny Elfman … Kendrick Scott Oracle … Idlewild … Weyes Blood … Circa Waves … Rod Melancon … Amanda Cook … etc.; Reissues – David Bowie … New Order … “Cleveland Rocks” … etc.

APRIL 12 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – BTS … Melissa Etheridge … Glen Hansard … Bonnie Tyler … Band of Skulls … Eli “Paperboy” Reed … The Chemical Brothers … Jackie Evancho … Betty Who … Emma Bunton … Danny Gokey … Shovels & Rope … Tom Speight … etc.

APRIL 19 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – The O’Jays … Cage the Elephant … Bananarama … Jade Bird … JOHNNYSWIM … Wand … etc.

APRIL 26 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Solange … The Cranberries … MARINA … Alan Parsons … George Benson … JJ Cale … Rob Thomas … King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard … Local Natives … Dylan Scott … The Mountain Goats … Josh Ritter … Rodrigo y Gabriela … Foxygen … Nick Murphy … Randy Rogers Band … etc.; Reissues – Massive Attack … etc.

MAY 3 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Vampire Weekend … Corey Hart … The Felice Brothers … Joy Williams … Jesse Mac Cormack … Pile … NEEDSHES … Pheeyownah … etc.; Reissues – Simon Bonney … etc.

MAY 10 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Whitesnake … Mac DeMarco … Sammy Hagar & The Circle … Howard Jones … Rodney Atkins … Maps … Lisa Hannigan and s t a r g a z e … The Get Up Kids … Lee “Scratch” Perry … Jamila Woods … Charly Bliss … Clinic … Tim Hecker … Daddy Long Legs … etc.

MAY 17 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – The National … The Heavy … American Sharks … Rich Aucoin … Maddie Poppe … etc.

MAY 24 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Morrissey … Stray Cats … Justin Townes Earle … The Waterboys … Sebadoh … Marlon Williams … etc.

MAY 31 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Thomas Rhett … Max Jury … Doug Seegers … etc.; Reissues – Susan Boyle …

JUNE 7 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Richard Hawley … Boxing Gandhis … Ida Mae … Younghusband … etc.

JUNE 14 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Baroness … etc.

JUNE 21 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Jim Lauderdale … Los Straitjackets … Pony Bradshaw … Hatchie … etc.

JUNE 28 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – HELLYEAH … etc.

JULY 26 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Lloyd Cole … Mini Mansions … etc.

AUG. 9 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Slipknot … etc.

SEPT. 6 RELEASES

Highlights: New stuff – Ranky Tanky … 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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