CDs + Vinyl:
Lauren Alaina – Road Less Traveled CD (Mercury Nashville)
New album from the country star. The title track is a triumphant anthem written with Meghan Trainor and Jesse Frasure, Lauren’s empowering message of embracing your own individuality is made even more poignant by her impressive vocals.
ALO – Love Songs CDEP (Brushfire)
In honor of Tour D’Amour XI, a fresh four-song studio-recorded EP featuring covers of some of ALO’s favorite love songs.
Annihilator – Triple Threat 2xCD/2xCD+DVD/2xCD+Blu-ray (UDR)
A double and triple-disc collection of Annihilator’s music presented in a variety of scenarios: The main CD comprises a set of Annihilator’s classics performed acoustically; the second CD features the band’s vicious set from the 2016 Bang Your Head Festival; while the Blu-ray and DVD adds hi-res audio and visual content featuring a mini documentary and more.
Au Champ Des Morts – Dans La Joie CD (Debumur Morti)
Au Champ Des Morts unveils an extremely assertive personality, forged in analog sound and integrity, deeply rooted solid musical foundations including post black metal, old school black metal, early hard rock and cold wave. “The music surges with driving strength, trailing fire and black smoke, propelled by piston-like percussion and a penetrating, emotionally affecting melody that’s dark as night — with a bleak aura that’s made even more desperate by the scalding intensity of the vocals.” — No Clean Singing
Beheaded – Beast Incarnate CD/LP (Unique Leader)
Death metal from Fgura, Malta.
Belle Biv DeVoe – Three Stripes CD (E1)
New album from the R&B group. Includes the single “One More Try” featuring Boyz II Men.
Betraying The Martyrs – Resiliant CD (Sumerian)
Debashish Bhattacharya – Hawaii To Calcutta: A Tribute To Tau Moe CD (Riverboat)
The story of the Hawaiian slide guitar’s arrival in India is every historian’s dream – a twisting tale of great wonder and subtle mystery. Hawaii To Calcutta: A Tribute To Tau Moe is Pandit Debashish Bhattcharya’s dedication to Tau Moe, veritable musical folk legend and one of the first to introduce the instrument to India’s enthusiastic shores.
Theo Bleckmann – Elegy CD (ECM)
The German-born New Yorker, after appearing on two ECM albums by Meredith Monk and another by Julia Hülsmann, makes his striking label debut as a leader with Elegy. This album showcases Bleckmann as a composer as much as a singer, with several instrumental pieces voiced by what he calls his ambient band of kindred-spirit guitarist Ben Monder, keyboardist Shai Maestro and the subtle rhythm team of Chris Tordini and John Hollenbeck.
Deni Bonet – Bright Shiny Objects CD (Zip)
Quirky, melodic, violin-based pop-rock.
Julie Byrne – Not Even Happiness CD/LP (Ba Da Bing)
New release from the singer/songwriter. Sometimes it can take years to find your calling. Not so for Julie Byrne, whose power of lyrical expression and musical nous seems inborn. Her second album, Not Even Happiness, has evolved at its own pace. It spans recollections of bustling roadside diners, the stars over the high desert, the aching weariness of change, the wildflowers of the California coast, and the irresolvable mysteries of love.