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Booker T. & the MG’s – The Complete Stax Singles Volume 1 (1962-1967) (Real Gone Music)

12 November 2019

Sublime soul instrumentals, from “Green Onions” to “Hip Hug-Her.”

Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker - Little Common Twist

Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker - Little Common Twist (Thrill Jockey)

12 November 2019

Whereas most collaborative efforts result in uninhibited vibe sessions, Little Common Twist offers informal exploration with intent.

Sparks - Past Tense: The Best Of Sparks (BMG) 

8 November 2019

Writer Kevin Burke looks at the importance of Sparks as they release a comprehensive collection, Past Tense: The Best Of Sparks.

Blaine Campbell - Happy Faces B/W Movin' On (Big Stir Records)

7 November 2019

This Friday November 8, Blaine Campbell releases the digital single “Happy Faces” via Big Stir Records, a taste of his upcoming Under The Tidal Wave album.

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The Kinks – Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire (BMG/ABKCO)

6 November 2019

Ray Davies’ greatest concept album gets supersized.

Yates And Delany - Lost And Found (Self-Released) 

6 November 2019

Peter Yates and Andy Delany release a sublime set on the Lost And Found Ep

Best Coast - For The First Time (Concord Records)

5 November 2019

Best Coast are back with a new single and the promise of a new album in 2020

The Doors - The Soft Parade 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Elektra Catalog)

5 November 2019

The Doors release a much expanded celebration of The Soft Parade, by no means a lazy collection put together without forethought.

The Kut - X-Ray Eyes (Criminal Records)

4 November 2019

The Kut present a new single “X-Ray Eyes”, a brash banger, energetic and magnetic which draws audiences into their aura.

Chrissie Hynde - Valve Bone Woe (BMG) 

1 November 2019

Chrissie Hynde has released her latest solo work Valve Bone Woe, an album which is anchored in a jazz-psychedelia sound with sprinkles of electronica.

Chris Knight - Almost Daylight (Drifters Church/Thirty Tigers)

1 November 2019

The long awaited return of one of Kentucky’s finest singer/songwriters picks up right where he left off.

R.E.M - Monster 25th Anniversary Super Deluxe (Craft Recordings)

31 October 2019

R.E.M. are set to release an expanded edition of Monster, marking twenty-five years of the modern classic

Gozer Goodspeed - Running with the Outliers (Self-Released)

30 October 2019

On November 15, Gozer Goodspeed releases his new album Running With The Outliers, an album of gravel soaked grace with an in-your-face presentation. 

Reese Wynans and Friends – Sweet Release (J&R Adventures)

27 October 2019

The former Duane Allman and Stevie Ray Vaughan sideman celebrates his 50+ year career in rock, soul, and country music with the release of his own first album.

The Injured Parties – Product Placement (Zenith Beast)

27 October 2019

The torch of great Midwestern power-pop passed from bands like Shoes and Cheap Trick is carried another mile by the Injured Parties on songs including the acerbic “Murder the Truth” and idealistic call to action “Obama’s Girl.”

Eva Schubert - Hot Damn Romance EP (Self-Released)

26 October 2019

Hot Damn Romance is a wonderful addition for any fans of classic jazz who say they don’t make them like they used to, because Eva Schubert has clearly proven them wrong.

The Venus Fly Trap - Europa (Glass Miniature)

25 October 2019

On October 31st, The Venus Fly Trap re-release “Europa”, a slice of bleak, goth-drenched brilliance

Daystar - The Complete Recordings (self-released)

25 October 2019

Ah, the virtues of two guitars, bass, drums and melody.

Theatre Royal - Incidental Friend EP (Medlar Records/Vacilando '68)

24 October 2019

Theatre Royal announce an upcoming Ep, a teaser for their next long-player due in 2020.

Sonny Winnebago - Take Me For A Ride (Trackd)

22 October 2019

The debut single by Sonny Winnebago offers up a promise of what’s to come

PJ Harvey - All Bout Eve {Bonus Track Ep} (Invada Records)

22 October 2019

PJ Harvey celebrates the release of the All About Eve soundtrack on vinyl with an Ep of bonus material.

Bakersfield

Various Artists – The Bakersfield Sound 1940-1974 (Bear Family)

21 October 2019

California’s honky-tonk hotbed gets a fascinating, sprawling survey.

Scott Chasolen - Living in Limbo (Self-Released)

20 October 2019

Perhaps it’s insensitive to say, but the drama evident in Chasolen’s personal life has made Living in Limbo is most mature and profound work to date.

Roger C. Reale & Rue Morgue - The Collection (Rave On)

18 October 2019

Roger C. Reale & Rue Morgue is one of those strange cases where the bandleader becomes the least well-known member of his own gig.

Tanika Charles - The Gumption (Record Kicks)

17 October 2019

The second album from Canadian soul singer Tanika Charles, The Gumption recalls R&B classics of a bygone age.

The Armoires ‎– Zibaldone (Big Stir Records) 

17 October 2019

The Armoires latest long-player Zibaldone is a well-oiled good time machine of pop-psych thrills that is the effervescent soundtrack to a sunny day.

Jeff Kelly - Beneath the Stars, Above the River (Green Monkey)

16 October 2019

Inspired by his travels in Spain and Portugal, the album mixes fado and flamenco into his usual folk and psych pop.

The Egg Eaters - Gimme Gimme Gimme Ep (Self-Released) 

15 October 2019

The Egg Eaters have released the Ep Gimme Gimme Gimme, a harmonious blending of genres and eras.

Joseph Arthur - Come Back World

Joseph Arthur - Come Back World (Moonage Rebel)

14 October 2019

On his 14th studio album, Joseph Arthur sounds stronger and more “downtown NYC cool” than ever.

Kim Gordon - No Home Record (Matador) 

14 October 2019

Kim Gordon has just released her debut album No Home Record, a work of divine and dynamic confidence

Jordan Jones - s/t (Beluga/Spaghetty Town)

14 October 2019

Playing and singing everything himself in the Todd Rundgren tradition, Jones packs his ten-song debut with winsome tunes that stick to the ear like honey from a comb.

Mick Ronson: Only After Dark – The Complete Mainman Recording (Cherry Red Records)

12 October 2019

On November 29th Cherry Red Records release the complete sessions recorded by guitarist Mick Ronson’s solo work. An essential release for hard rock fans.

Lightning Bolt - Sonic Citadel

Lightning Bolt - Sonic Citadel (Thrill Jockey)

11 October 2019

Lightning Bolt’s seventh full-length is a mammoth epic that leaves in its wake the pulsating of ear drums and tremoring of pupils.

The Hollywood Stars - Sound City (Burger)

11 October 2019

Born in 1973 thanks to the patronage of Kim Fowley and done by the late 70s, the Hollywood Stars are one of those worthy bands that got lost in the shuffle, mainly due to timing.

The GoAllTheWays - Silly Girl b/w Tourist (Big Stir Records)

11 October 2019

The makeshift supergroup The GoAllTheWays release the single “Silly Girl” b/w “Tourist”, a piece of art to highlight another vehicle of art.

The Coolies - Uh Oh! It’s… The Coolies (Wicked Cool Records) 

10 October 2019

The Coolies announce a third pressing of their explosive Ep Uh Oh! It’s… The Coolies, with 100% profits towards ALS Charity in memory of Kim Shattuck

Rob Laufer - The Floating World (self-released)

9 October 2019

Laufer’s fifth full-length (and first in almost a decade), The Floating World is full of the kind of lush, bittersweet pop that makes music nerds nod in appreciation of its intricacies and more casual listeners sigh with pleasure.

Scone Cash Players – As the Screw Turns (Flamingo Time/Mango Hill)

8 October 2019

Scone corrals a new cast of players for a different approach to a soulful party album that’s both rowdy and tender.

Beatles

The Beatles – Abbey Road (Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe)

8 October 2019

The Fab Four’s final studio work gets a fancy makeover.

U2 – The Unforgettable Fire, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb colored vinyl reissues (Interscope/UMe)

8 October 2019

For many fans aboard during U2’s development, the band’s triumph isn’t The Joshua Tree or Achtung Baby. It’s 1984’s The Unforgettable Fire, which is released on colored vinyl alongside the Grammy-hoarding How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.

Rose McDowall & Shawn Pinchbeck - Far From The Apple Tree Soundtrack (Glass Records Modern) 

8 October 2019

The Far From The Apple Tree Soundtrack is a joint venture between Rose McDowall and Shawn Pinchbeck, an electro-acoustic affair of enthralling textures with alluring lyrics

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Ghosteen (Ghosteen/Bad Seed Ltd.)

7 October 2019

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds release Ghosteen, an emotionally fired masterpiece pulled from the soul of a man bravely putting his inner self on display.

Medicine - Scarred for Life (Drawing Room Records)

4 October 2019

Medicine make a welcome return to form with Scarred for Life, an album of cover versions that becomes an adventure in experimentation.

Whimsical - Bright Smiles & Broken Hearts (Self Released) 

3 October 2019

On November 5th Whimsical return with a new album Bright Smiles & Broken Hearts, that proves beyond doubt the ideas and the talent within the outfit,

Corb Lund

Corb Lund – Cover Your Tracks (New West Records)

2 October 2019

AC/DC covers: The next big country trend?

RISE - Strangers (Wise Queen Records) 

2 October 2019

RISE acts as the siren summoning audiences to submit helplessly to her beautiful signature sound on Strangers, the latest  transcendent release by the Sussex born songstress.

Kai Danzberg - Euphoria Ep (Big Stir Records) 

2 October 2019

Kai Danzberg releases the Euphoria Ep, falling shy of thirty-minutes, but remains more engrossing than most full albums.

Slade - Feel The Noize: The Singlez Box (BMG)

1 October 2019

Slade release a ten disc vinyl set, Feel The Noize: The Singlez Box, a reminder of both their chart success and knack for catchy tunes

Venus Fly Trap - Rocket USA (Glass Records Modern) 

1 October 2019

On October 4, Venus Fly Trap celebrate the 30th Anniversary since they released “Rocket USA” with a digital reissue via Glass Records Modern

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Cadillac Baby's Bea & Baby Records - The Definitive Collection (Earwig Music Company)

1 October 2019

This 101-track 4-CD set features early tracks from such blues titans as James Cotton, Hound Dog Taylor, Sleepy John Estes, Earl Hooker, Andre Williams, Sunnyland Slim, and a trove of other gems.