On the CD + Vinyl Front

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New Music Friday: Sept. 29, 2023

Animal Collective “Isn’t It Now?” (producer: Russell Elevado; new single: “Soul Capturer”; See here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Domino
Black Stone Cherry “Screamin’ At the Sky” (Kentucky hard-rockers’ eighth album; new single: “Nervous”; See here; White Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group
Blonde Redhead “Sit Down for Dinner” (their first album in nine years; new single: “Snowman”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) section1
Boy Named Banjo “Dusk” (Nashville group’s major-label debut album; producer: Oscar Charles; new single: “Lonely In This Town”; See here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Mercury Records Nashville
Molly Burch “Daydreamer” (producer: Jack Tatum; new single: “Unconditional”; See here; Cotton Candy Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Captured Tracks
Cherry Glazerr “I Don’t Want You Anymore” (L.A. rock band’s fourth album; producers: frontwoman Clementine Creevy, Yves Rothman; new single: “Soft Like a Flower”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Cassette; Download; Apple Music) Secretly Canadian
Code Orange “The Above” (Pittsburgh hardcore band’s fifth album; producers: Jami Morgan, Eric “Shade” Balderose; engineered by Steve Albini; new single: “Take Shape,” feat. Billy Corgan; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Blue Grape Music
Gregorian “Pure Chants I” (classical choral works and hymns plus some folk and pop favorites, including a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) BMG Rights Management
Harms Way “Common Suffering” (Chicago hardcore rock band’s fifth album and first since 2018; producer: Will Yip; new single: “Silent Wolf”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Metal Blade
Howdies “Howdies All Around” (producers: David Barbe, T. Hardy Morris; new single: “Hello, Jukebox”; See here; Vinyl; Download) Normaltown / New West
Koyo “Would You Miss It?” (Long Island emo band’s debut album; new single: “You’re On the List [Minus One]”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Pure Noise
LP “Love Lines” (producer: Matthew Pauling; collaborators: Ashton Irwin, Andrew Martin, Pauling; new single: “Golden”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) BMG Rights Management
Lindsay Lou “Queen of Time” (Sweet Water Warblers member’s seventh solo album; producer: Dave O’Donnell; guests: Billy Strings, Jerry Douglas; new single: “Queen of Time”; See here; Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Kill Rock Stars Nashville
Lucia & The Best Boys “Burning Castles” (Glasgow band’s debut album; producer: Ash Workman; new single: “So Sweet I Could Die”; Hear here; Purple Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download) Communion
Dustin Lynch “Killed the Cowboy” (producer: Zach Crowell; guest: Jelly Roll; Vinyl; On Tour) Broken Bow
Ricky Montgomery “Rick” (L.A. singer-songwriter’s second album, seven years after his debut LP; producers: Jeremy Hatcher, Tommy English; new single: “Black Fins”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Warner
Jeff Plankenhorn “Alone At Sea” (Vancouver Island-based singer-songwriter’s fourth album; producer: Colin Linden; new single: “Alone At Sea”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Blue Corn Music
Ed Sheeran “Autumn Variations” (producer: Aaron Dessner; Read here; White Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Gingerman / Atlantic
Jorja Smith “falling or flying” (British singer’s second album – five years after her debut LP; new singles: “Little Things” and “Try Me”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) FAMM
Taproot SC\SSRS” (their first album since 2012: the band welcomes new guitarist Taylor Roberts and the return of original drummer Jarrod Montague; producer: guitarist/vocalist Stephen Richards; Vinyl out Feb. 16, 2024; Download) THC MUSIC / Amplified Distribution
Oliver Tree “Alone in a Crowd” (singer-producer’s third album; new single: “Bounce”; See here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Atlantic
Wilco “Cousin” (Jeff Tweedy and Co.’s 13th album; producer: Cate Le Bon; new single: “Evicted”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) dBpm Records / Sony Music Entertainment
Ann Wilson & Tripsitter “Another Door” (11 original songs; Vinyl out Nov. 24; Read here) Dualtone

New Releases (Downloads)

Armand Hammer “We Buy Diabetic Test Strips” (eighth album from NYC rap duo of ELUCID and billy woods; producers: JPEGMAFIA, El-P, DJ Haram, ELUCID, Sebb Bash, Willie Green, et al; guests: Pink Siifu, Cavalier, Junglepussy, Moneynicca, Curly Castro, Moor Mother; new single: “Trauma Mic”; See here; Apple Music) Fat Possum
Andrew Cushin “Waiting for the Rain” (Newcastle singer-songwriter’s debut album; producer: Dave Eringa; new single: “It’s Coming Round Again”; See here; Amazon UK; Apple Music; On Tour, with Louis Tomlinson) Strap Originals
Datarock “Media Consumption Pyramid” (new single: “Rabbit Hole”; See here) YAP Records
Freude “Salz” (new single: “Vor die Hunde”; Amazon UK; Apple Music) Sony Music Entertainment
Addison Grace “Diving Lessons” (22-year-old Utah singer-songwriter’s debut album; producers: Robin Skinner, Grace; new single: “White Lie”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) AWAL Recordings
Walker Hayes “New Money” (new single: “Good With Me”; See here) Monument / RCA
Dale Hollow “Hack of the Year” (Nashville native’s debut album; new single: “Hack of the Year”; See here; Apple Music) Tender Loving Empire
Otis Mensah “WINTERSKIN” (U.K. experimental artist’s first release since moving to Berlin in 2022; Hear here; Amazon UK; Apple Music) Lekker Collective
Charlotte Morris “Wild Child” (producer: William Gawley; first single: “Tennessee”; See here) Charlotte Morris
Pachyman “Switched-On” (new single: “Goldline”; See here; Vinyl; Apple Music; On Tour) ATO
Sebastian Reynolds “Canary” (Oxford, UK-based electronic composer’s debut album; new single: “Fetus”; See here) PinDrop
The Sextones “Love Can’t Be Borrowed” (soul/funk quartet’s fourth album; producer: Monophonics frontman Kelly Finnigan; new single: “Without You”; Apple Music) Record Kicks
Jonathan Tetelman “The Great Puccini” (Chilean-American tenor’s second album, recorded in Prague with the PKF – Prague Philharmonia, conducted by Carlo Rizzi; See here) Deutsche Grammophon
Christopher Tignor “The Art of Surrender” (violinist-composer’s 11th album; See here; Vinyl) Western Vinyl
Raia Was “Captain Obvious” (NYC-based songwriter/producer’s second album; new single: “Any Evil”; See here; Apple Music) Switch Hit, Oct. 5

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

Gracie Abrams “Good Riddance (Deluxe Edition)” (2023 debut album; with four bonus tracks) Interscope / UMe
Dan Auerbach “Keep It Hid” (2009 debut solo album; Vinyl) Easy Eye Sound
The Brand New Heavies “Never Stop … The Best Of” (two-CD set includes 15 singles, plus remixes and new liner notes from Mark Ronson; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK) London
Electronic “Get the Message: The Best of Electronic” (two CDs, 30 songs; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK) Rhino / Warner
Family “Fearless (Expanded Edition)” (1971 album; three-CD clamshell box set featuring 24 bonus tracks, including BBC Radio sessions and a BBC Radio One In Concert performance from 1971; remastered from the original master tapes; Read here; Amazon UK) Cherry Red
Grateful Dead “Wake of the Flood (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1973 album; remastered two-CD set, with “Live at McGaw Memorial Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 11/1/73”; Vinyl; Picture Disc; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Merch) Grateful Dead Productions / Rhino
Green Day “Dookie (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1994 album, featuring “Longview,” “Basket Case,” “Welcome to Paradise” and “When I Come Around”; four-CD box set featuring the original album, demos, outtakes, “Live at Woodstock 1994,” “Live at Garatge Club, Barcelona 1994,” 48-page book, button set, air-freshener, magnet and two stickers; Vinyl, six-LP box set, with 36-page 12″ x 12″ book, button set, magnet sheet, color-in litho, etc.; Baby Blue Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch) Reprise
HAIM “Days Are Gone (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (Double CD; 2013 album; with eight bonus B-sides and remixes; Read here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; On Tour) Columbia / Legacy
Billie Holiday “Great Women of Song: Billie Holiday” (12-song compilation; Vinyl; Download) Verve / UMe
Jason Isbell “Southeastern (10 Year Anniversary Edition)” (2013 album; remastered, with demos and live versions; Read here; Transparent Clearwater Blue Vinyl; Vinyl, four-LP box set, which includes a live recording of the entire album at Knoxville’s Bijou Theatre in December 2022; On Tour) Southeastern
Thomas Rhett “20 Number Ones” (20 No. 1 country hits in just 10 years; Silver Metallic Vinyl; Target-Exclusive White Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; On Tour) The Valory Music Co. / Big Machine Label Group
The Runaways “Neon Angels on the Road to Ruin 1976-1978” (five-CD clamshell box set containing all five studio albums; Read here) Cherry Red
SEVENTEEN “ALWAYS YOURS” (two-CD, 27-track compilation of the K-pop group’s Japanese hits, with photobook; Amazon UK) PLEDIS Entertainment
Nate Smith “NATE SMITH (DELUXE)” (Double CD; 2023 album; with six extra tracks; Double Vinyl; Download released on April 28; On Tour) Sony Music Nashville
Spinners “Ain’t No Price On Happiness: The Thom Bell Studio Recordings (1972-1979)” (seven-CD clamshell box set includes the 2023 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees’ original Atlantic studio albums, with 25 bonus tracks, including single edits, non-LP sides, etc.; Read here; Amazon UK) SoulMusic / Cherry Red
Various artists “Into Tomorrow: The Spirit of Mod 1983-2000” (four-CD, 92-track box set featuring The Style Council, JoBoxers, Fine Young Cannibals, The Stone Roses, Inspiral Carpets, Paul Weller, The La’s, The Charlatans, et al; Read here; Amazon UK) Cherry Red
Various artists “Stax Christmas” (12 holiday classics, from Otis Redding, Staple Singers, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. & The M.G.’s, et al; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Stax / Craft Recordings
Sarah Vaughan “Great Women of Song: Sarah Vaughan” (12-song compilation; Vinyl; Download) Verve / UMe

More Release Dates

Oct. 6

Highlights: New stuff – Reba McEntire … Darius Rucker … Roger Waters … Olivia Newton-John … Teddy Swims … Old Dominion … Sufjan Stevens … Claire Rosinkranz … Rick Astley … Colbie Caillat … BoyWithUke … Hiromi … Natalie Grant … Dogstar … Joe Bonamassa … Butcher Brown … Mary Lattimore … Iration … John R. Miller … Glasser … etc.; Reissues – Joni Mitchell … Van Halen … Tom Waits … The Darkness … Amy Grant … Duke Jupiter … etc.

Oct. 13

Highlights: New stuff – Troye Sivan … Zach Bryan … Margo Price … ††† (Crosses) … Gucci Mane … Holly Humberstone … Metric … Creeper … Laura Misch … Miloš Karadaglić … Riley Green … The Menzingers … Jamila Woods … Squirrel Flower … etc.; Reissues – Lynyrd Skynyrd … CHVRCHES … Judy Garland …  etc.

Oct. 20

Highlights: New stuff – The Rolling Stones … blink-182 … BOYS LIKE GIRLS … Blues Traveler … The Streets … Duff McKagan … Chris Shiflett … Barry Can’t Swim … Emma Anderson … Chris Botti … Glen Hansard … Sampha … Bombay Bicycle Club … Ben Fuller … Bex Burch … etc.; Reissues – Vince Guaraldi … Nancy Sinatra … Soft Cell … “Produced by Tony Visconti” … Eli Paperboy Reed … John Michael Montgomery … Mojo Men … The Rubettes … etc.

Oct. 27

Highlights: New stuff – Taylor Swift … James Blunt … Duran Duran … “A Tribute to The Judds” … Black Pumas … Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark … DJ Shadow … Laufey … The Mountain Goats … The Gaslight Anthem … Robert Finley … etc.; Reissues – Prince & The New Power Generation … Frank Sinatra … Mötley Crüe … Astrud Gilberto … Billy Bragg … Cidney Bullens … Altered Images … etc.

Nov. 3

Highlights: New stuff … Cody Johnson … Cold War Kids … Jason Aldean … Cliff Richard … Bad Wolves … Jaime Wyatt … Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee … Dirty Honey … The Struts … Semisonic … bar italia … Drop Nineteens … etc.; Reissues – Bob Marley and the Wailers … Christine McVie … Frank Zappa & The Mothers … Chicago … The Chick Corea Elektric Band … Kenny Thomas … etc.

Nov. 10

Highlights: New stuff – Chris Stapleton … Danny O’Keefe … Beirut … etc.; Reissues – Jimi Hendrix Experience … R.E.M. … etc.

Nov. 17

Highlights: New stuff – Dolly Parton … The National … Juliana Hatfield … Kenny Wayne Shepherd … Emeli Sandé … Plain White T’s … Andrew Bird … John Vincent III … Luther Dickinson … Cattle & Cane … etc.; Reissues – Bob Dylan … Bryan Ferry … Joan Rivers … Mark Farner … etc.

Nov. 24

Highlights: New stuff – The Sleeping Souls… etc.

Dec. 8

Highlights: New stuff – Kenny G … etc.

Jan. 5, 2024

Highlights: New stuff – Harrison Storm … etc.

Jan. 12, 2024

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

Jan. 26, 2024

Highlights: New stuff – James Arthur … Sarah Jarosz … etc.

Feb. 2, 2024

Highlights: New stuff – MORGXN … etc.

Feb. 9, 2024

Highlights: New stuff – Usher … James Bishop … etc.

Feb. 16, 2024

Highlights: New stuff – Blackberry Smoke … etc.

Feb. 23, 2024

Highlights: New stuff – Amaranthe … etc.; Reissues – Mariah Carey … etc.

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