This Week’s New Releases: Beyoncé, Sum 41 And The Flaming Lips

There is a lot on offer this week, but the name on everyone’s lips is Beyoncé. Not content with just starring in the new live action version of the Disney film The Lion King, the superstar vocalist has produced and curated an album separate from the official soundtrack that will pay tribute to the film while bringing together contemporary artists with important African artists.

In other news, Sum 41 have put out the follow up to 2016’s ’13 Voices’ and the Flaming Lips have given their Record Store Day album — featuring narration by Mick Jones of the Clash on almost every track — a full release. Head below for the rest of what’s on offer this week.

Above & Beyond – ‘Flow State’ (Anjunabeats)

Ada Lea – ‘What We Say In Private’ (Saddle Creek)

Beyoncé – ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia)

Einaudi – ‘Seven Days Walking – Day 5’ (Decca)

Freya Ridings – ‘ Freya Ridings’ (Good Soldier)

Grace Lightman – ‘Silver Eater’ (Handsome Dad)

The Flaming Lips – ‘The King’s Mouth’ (Bella Union)

IDER – ‘Emotional Education’ (Glassnote)

Scott Stapp – ‘The Space Between The Shadows’ (Napalm Records)

Shakespears Sister – ‘Singles Party (1988-2019)’ (London Records)

Shalamar – ‘Gold’ (Crimson)

Slaves – ‘The Velvet Ditch’ (EP) (Virgin EMI)

Sum 41 – ‘Order In Decline’ (Hopeless)

Willow – ‘Willow’ (MSFTSrep/Roc Nation via Republic Records distribution)

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This Week’s New Releases: Ed Sheeran, Frightened Rabbit And Banks

This week some big hitters are stepping up to the plate. Ed Sheeran has dropped his star-studded new project, Frightened Rabbit have called on their musician friends for a covers version of their sophomore album ‘Midnight Organ Fight’ to celebrate its 10th anniversary, and Banks has shared her highly anticipated third album.

Head below for the rest of this week’s new releases.

Banks – ‘III’ (Virgin EMI)

Bloc Party – ‘Silent Alarm Live’ (Bloc Party)

Ed Sheeran – ‘No.6 Collaborations Project’ (Asylum)

Frightened Rabbit – ‘Tiny Changes: A Celebration of Frightened Rabbit’s ‘The Midnight Organ Fight” (Atlantic)

Ida Mae – ‘Chasing Lights’ (Thirty Tigers)

Kyle Craft and Showboat Honey – ‘Showboat Honey’ (Sub Pop)

Lights – ‘Skin & Earth Acoustic’ (Fueled By Ramen)

Nicola Benedetti, The Philadelphia Orchestra & Christian Măcelaru – ‘Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite’ (Decca)

Palace – ‘Life After’ (Fiction)

Pretty Vicious – ‘Beauty Of Youth’ (Big Machine/John Varvatos)

Squares and Joe Satriani – ‘Squares: Best of the Early 80s’ (EarMusic via Absolute)

Tim Staffell – ‘aMIGO’ (Moscodisc via Absolute)

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This Week’s New Releases: The Black Keys, Kylie Minogue And Foy Vance

The music industry may be preoccupied with Glastonbury but make sure this week’s new releases don’t pass you by. The Black Keys have dropped their first new album in five years, Kylie Minogue has treated us to a career-spanning collection, and Foy Vance has put out the first of two new albums he plans to release this year.

Head below to check out the rest of this week’s new releases.

The Black Keys – ‘Let’s Rock’ (Easy Eye Sound/Nonsuch Records)

Chase Atlantic – ‘Phases’ (BMG)

Foy Vance – ‘From Muscle Shoals’ (Gingerbread Man/Asylum)

Hank Marvin – ‘Gold’ (Crimson)

Kylie Minogue – ‘Step Back In Time: The Definitive Collection’ (BMG)

Night Moves – ‘Can You Really Find Me’ (Domino)

Tunng – ‘This Is Tunng…Magpie Bites And Other Cuts’ (Full Time Hobby)

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This Week’s New Releases: Prince, Mark Ronson And The Raconteurs

Some big records are arriving this week. An album of previously unreleased Prince recordings has been released, Mark Ronson has dropped his star-studded collection of “sad bangers”, and the Raconteurs have returned with their first new full-length since 2008’s Grammy Award-winning ‘Consolers Of The Lonely’.

Still need more? Go nuts below.

Bedouine – ‘Bird Songs Of A Killjoy’ (Spacebomb)

Black Midi – ‘Schlagenheim’ (Rough Trade Records)

Cassius – ‘Dreems’ (Caroline Records)

Gucci Mane – ‘Delusions Of Grandeur’ (Guwop Enterprises/Atlantic)

Hatchie – ‘Keepsake’ (Heavenly Recordings)

Hot Chip – ‘A Bath Full of Ecstasy’ (Domino)

Lil Nas X – ‘7’ EP (Columbia)

Mark Ronson – ‘Late Night Feelings’ (Columbia)

Mr Hudson – ‘When The Machine Stops’ (Mr Hudson)

Prince – ‘Originals’ (Warner Bros. Records)

The Raconteurs – ‘Help Us Stranger’ (Third Man Records)

Richard Reed Parry – ‘Quiet River of Dust Vol. 2’ (Epitaph)

Titus Andronicus – ‘An Obelisk’ (Merge Records)

Two Door Cinema Club – ‘False Alarm’ (Prolifica)

Will Young – ‘Lexicon’ (Cooking Vinyl)

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This Week’s New Releases: Bruce Springsteen, Madonna And Kate Tempest

This week is all about quality, not quantity. The number of new releases may be few, but they are mighty. The Boss has put out an album inspired by Southern California pop records of the late 1960s and early ’70s, the Queen Of Pop has introduced us to the enigmatic Madame X, and Kate Tempest has treated us to album number four.

If that’s not enough, head below for more new music.

Alle Farben – ‘Sticker On My Suitcase’ (Sony)

Baroness – ‘Gold & Grey’ (Abraxan Hymns/ADA)

Bruce Springsteen – ‘Western Stars’ (Columbia)

Chris Robinson Brotherhood – ‘Servants Of The Sun’ (Silver Arrow Records)

Iron & Wine and Calexico – ‘Years To Burn’ (City Slang)

Kate Tempest – ‘The Book Of Traps And Lessons’ (Republic Records)

The LaFontaines – ‘Junior’ (So/Silva Screen)

Madonna – ‘Madame X’ (Interscope)

Mattiel – ‘Satis Factory’ (Heavenly Recordings)

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – ‘Black Star Dancing’ EP (Sour Mash Records)

Pinky Pinky – ‘Turkey Dinner’ (Innovative Leisure)

Renee Fleming – ‘Lieder’ (Decca Classic)

Thrice – ‘Deeper Wells’ EP (Epitaph)

Underworld – ‘Drift – Ep.4 – Pt.4 – Doris’

X Ambassadors – ‘ORION’ (Kid Ina Korner/Interscope)

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This Week’s New Releases: Jonas Brothers, Santana And Avicii

This week is BUSY! Jonas Brothers are back with their first album in 10 years, Santana’s Rick Rubin-produced LP has been released, and the posthumous Avicii album has arrived.

Head below for the rest of this week’s new releases. There’s near enough something for everyone.

Aurora – ‘A Different Kind Of Human – Step 2’ (Decca)

Avicii – ‘Tim’ (Virgin)

Cave In – ‘Final Transmission’ (Hydra Head)

DAM – ‘Ben Haana We Maana’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Dinosaur Pile-Up – ‘Celebrity Mansions’ (Parlophone)

The Divine Comedy – ‘Office Politics’ (Divine Comedy)

Dylan LeBlanc – ‘Renegade’ (ATO)

Froth – ‘Duress’ (Wichita)

Future – ‘Save Me’ EP

Gloria Gaynor – ‘Testimony’ (Gloria Gaynor)

Jonas Brothers – ‘Happiness Begins’ (Polydor)

Keel Her – ‘With Kindness’ (OGenesis)

Lust for Youth – ‘Lust for Youth’ (Sacred Bones)

Mark Mulcahy – ‘The Gus’ (Mark Mulcahy)

MoStack – ‘Stacko’ (Virgin EMI)

Neil Young + Stray Gators – ‘Tuscaloosa’ (Reprise)

Pelican – ‘Nighttime Stories’ (Southern Lord)

Perry Farrell – ‘Kind Heaven’ (BMG)

Peter Frampton – ‘All Blues’ (UMC)

Pixx – ‘Small Mercies’ (4AD)

Plague Vendor – ‘By Night’ (Epitaph)

Riccardo Chailly – ‘The Fellini Album’ (Decca Classics)

Rickie Lee Jones – ‘Kicks’ (Thirty Tigers)

Santana – ‘Africa Speaks’ (Concord)

Sarah Darling – ‘Wonderland’ (Be Darling via Absolute)

Silversun Pickups – ‘Widow’s Weeds’ (New Machine)

Tim Heidecker – ‘What The Brokenhearted Do…’ (Jagjaguwar)

​Yeasayer – ‘Erotic Reruns’ (​Yeasayer)

Younghusband – ‘Swimmers’ (Opposite Number Records)

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This Week’s New Releases: Lewis Capaldi, DJ Khaled And Alex Lahey

This week is a mixed bag of new releases for sure. Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi has dropped his debut album, Alex Lahey has offered up her second and DJ Khaled’s star-studded follow up to 2017’s ‘Grateful’ is finally out.

Not for you? Head below for more new records.

Alex Lahey – ‘The Best Of Luck Club’ (Dead Oceans)

Biffy Clyro – ‘Balance, Not Symmetry’

Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Dedicated’ (Interscope)

DJ Khaled – ‘Father Of Asahd’ (We The Best/Epic Records)

Hilary Hahn – ‘Garca Abril: 6 Partitas’ (Decca Classics)

Institute – ‘Readjusting The Locks’ (Sacred Bones)

Interpol – ‘A Fine Mess’ EP (Matador)

Josephine Wiggs – ‘We Fall’ (Sounds Of Sinners)

Lewis Capaldi – ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ (Virgin EMI)

Ludovico Einaudi – ‘Seven Days Walking – Day 3’ (Decca)

The National – ‘I Am Easy To Find’ (4AD)

Operators – ‘Radiant Dawn’ (Last Gang Records)

Paul Gilbert – ‘Behold Electric Guitar’ (Mascot/Music Theories)

Siskiyou – ‘Not Somewhere’ (Constellation)

Steel Pulse – ‘Mass Manipulation’ (Rootfire Cooperative/Wiseman Doctrine)

Zomby – ‘Vanta’ (Bedouin Records)

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This Week’s New Releases: Vampire Weekend, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes And L7

There are some highly anticipated records dropping this week. Following teaser posts that date all the way back to January, Vampire Weekend have finally put out the follow up to 2013’s ‘Modern Vampires of the City’, while Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes have released LP #3 and L7 are back with their first new album in 20 years.

More you say? Head below for the rest of this week’s new releases.

Anderson East – ‘Alive In Tennessee’ (Low Country Sound/Elektra)

Bad Religion – ‘Age Of Unreason’ (Epitaph)

Barrie – ‘Happy To Be Here’ (Winspear)

Benedict Benjamin – ‘Truant’ (Sugarcoat Records)

Big Thief – ‘U.F.O.F.’ (4AD)

Caroline Spence – ‘Mint Condition’ (Rounder)

Diplo – ‘Higher Ground’ EP (Mad Decent)

Drahla – ‘Useless Coordinates’ (Captured Tracks)

The Dream Syndicate – ‘These Times’ (Anti)

Filthy Friends – ‘Emerald Valley’ (Kill Rock Stars)

Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes – ‘End Of Suffering’ (International Death Cult)

Jessy Wilson – ‘Phase’ (Thirty Tigers)

Joy Williams – ‘Front Porch’ (Sensibility/Thirty Tigers)

L7 – ‘Scatter The Rats’ (Blackheart Records)

Little Steven and the Disciples – ‘Summer Of Sorcery’ (Wicked Cool/UME)

Lucy Spraggan – ‘Today Was A Good Day’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Patience – ‘Dizzy Spells’ (Night School)

Pile – ‘Green and Gray’ (Exploding In Sound)

Saint Agnes – ‘Welcome To Silvertown’ (Death Or Glory Gang)

Tacocat – ‘This Mess Is A Place’ (Sub Pop)

Ten Tonnes – ‘Ten Tonnes’ (Warner Bros)

Vampire Weekend – ‘Father Of The Bride’ (Columbia)

Versing – ‘10000’ (Hardly Art)

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This Week’s New Releases: P!nk, The Cranberries And Craig Finn

This week is bonkers busy! P!nk has dropped album #8, the Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn has released another solo LP, and the Cranberries have shared their eighth and final album. It features vocals by the band’s late singer Dolores O’Riordan, who laid down demos prior to her death in January 2018.

There’s LOADS more to get your listening gear around below if none of that piques your interest.

Alan Parsons – ‘The Secret’ (Frontiers)

Aldous Harding – ‘Designer’ (4AD)

Amon Tobin – ‘Fear In A Handful of Dust’ (Nomark)

BAILEN – ‘Thrilled To Be Here’ (Concord Records)

Bear’s Den – ‘So That You Might Hear Me’ (Communion Records)

Billie Marten – ‘Feeding Seahorses By Hand’ (RCA)

Catfish and the Bottlemen – ‘The Balance’ (Island)

Claude Fontaine – ‘Claude Fontaine’ (Innovative Leisure)

Craig Finn – ‘I Need A New War’ (Partisan)

The Cranberries – ‘In The End’ (BMG)

The Damned Things – ‘High Crimes’ (Nuclear Blast)

Danko Jones – ‘A Rock Supreme’ (M-Theory Audio)

Foxygen – ‘Seeing Other People’ (Jagjaguwar)

George Benson – ‘Walking To New Orleans’ (Provogue/Mascot)

Guided by Voices – ‘Warp And Woof’ (Guided By Voices)

Hembree – ‘House On Fire’ (Oread Records/Thirty Tigers)

Hillsong United – ‘People’ (Hillsong via Absolute)

J.J. Cale – ‘Stay Around’ (Because Music)

Jackie Mendoza – ‘LuvHz’ EP (Luminelle Recordings)

Jess Gillam – ‘Rise’ (Decca)

Josh Ritter – ‘Fever Breaks’ (Pytheas/Thirty Tigers)

Kevin Morby – ‘Oh My God’ (Dead Oceans)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – ‘Fishing for Fishies’ (Flightless)

Lamb – ‘The Secret Of Letting Go’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Leo Sayer – ‘Selfie’ (Edsel)

Local Natives – ‘Violet Street’ (Concord Records)

Marina – ‘Love + Fear’ (Atlantic)

Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky – ‘Droneflower’ (Sacred Bones Records)

The Mountain Goats – ‘In League With Dragons’ (Merge)

Nick Murphy – ‘Run Fast Sleep Naked’ (Future Classic)

P!nk – ‘Hurts 2B Human’ (RCA)

PAWS – ‘Your Church On My Bonfire’ (Ernest Jenning Record Co.)

Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres – ‘Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres’ (Strap Originals)

Reptaliens – ‘Valis’ (Captured Tracks)

Rob Thomas – ‘Chip Tooth Smile’ (Atlantic)

Rodrigo Y Gabriela – ‘Mettavolution’ (Rubyworks/BMG)

SOAK – ‘Grim Town’ (Rough Trade)

Sunn O))) – ‘Life Metal’ (Southern Lord)

Various Artists – ‘For The Throne (HBO Game Of Thrones)’ (Columbia)

The Weavers – ‘Travelling On With The Weavers’ (Greyscale via Nova)

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This Week’s New Releases: Beyoncé, Lizzo And Loyle Carner

There’s plenty to keep you entertained over the bank holiday weekend! Beyoncé has dropped the ‘Homecoming’ live album, to accompany her new Netflix film of the same name, while Lizzo’s highly anticipated new record has finally dropped, and Loyle Carner’s sophomore LP is here.

Still want more? Fill your boots below.

Beyoncé – ‘Homecoming: The Live Album’ (Columbia)

Cage the Elephant – ‘Social Cues’ (Columbia)

Diane Coffee – ‘Internet Arms’ (Polyvinyl Records)

Drugdealer – ‘Raw Honey’ (Mexican Summer)

Fat White Family – ‘Serfs Up!’ (Domino)

Field Medic – ‘Fade Into The Dawn’ (Run For Cover Records)

Heather Woods Broderick – ‘Invitation’ (Western Vinyl)

Jade Bird – ‘Jade Bird’ (Glassnote)

Lizzo – ‘Cuz I Love You’ (Nice Life/Atlantic)

Loyle Carner – ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’ (AMF/Virgin EMI Records)

Sad Planets – ‘Akron, Ohio’ (Tee Pee)

Seaway – ‘Fresh Produce’ (Pure Noise Records)

The O’Jays – ‘The Last Word’ (S-Curve Records)

Wand – ‘Laughing Matter’ (Drag City)

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