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: Jaden Smith, Fangclub And Jesca Hoop

It may be a quiet week for new releases, but I’m sure there are some gems out there. Jaden Smith’s new record is finally here, Fangclub have dropped their sophomore album and Jesca Hoop has released solo record #7.

Head below to find out what else is on offer this week.

Defoe – ‘Too Soon To Cry’ (Defoe)

Empyre – ‘Self Aware’ (Empyre)

Fangclub – ‘Vulture Culture’ (Virgin EMI)

Isata Kanneh-Mason – ‘Romance – The Piano Music Of Clara Schumann’ (Decca)

Jaden Smith – ‘ERYS’ (MSFTSMusic/Roc Nation Records)

J. Cole – ‘Revenge Of The Dreamers III’ (Dreamville/Interscope Records)

Jesca Hoop – ‘Stonechild’ (Memphis Industries)

Judah and The Lion – ‘Pep Talks’ (Caroline/Cletus The Van)

Machine Gun Kelly – ‘Hotel Diablo’ (Bad Boy/Interscope Records)

Mark Butcher – ‘Now Playing’ (Man In The Moon)

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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: Mavis Staples, The Amazons, Amyl And The Sniffers

There are some real gems to be found among this week’s new releases. Soul legend Mavis Staples has put out her 12th studio album, which was produced by Grammy Award-winner Ben Harper, the Amazons have offered up LP #2, and the debut album from Amyl and the Sniffers is finally here!

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

The Amazons – ‘Future Dust’ (Fiction Records)

Amyl And The Sniffers – ‘Amyl And The Sniffers’ (Rough Trade)

Black Mountain – ‘Destroyer’ (Jagjaguwar)

Cate Le Bon – ‘Reward’ (Mexican Summer/Kemado)

Flying Lotus – ‘Flamagra’ (Warp)

Honeyblood – ‘In Plain Sight’ (Marathon)

Hundred Watt Heart – ‘Turbulent Times’ (Whole Leap Records)

J-E-T-S – ‘Zoospa’ (Innovative Leisure)

Joan As Police Woman – ‘Joanthology’ (Play It Again Sam)

Mavis Staples – ‘We Get By’ (Epitaph)

Morrissey – ‘California Son’ (BMG)

Primal Scream – ‘Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Singles’ (Sony)

Rebecca Downes – ‘More Sinner Than Saint’ (Mad Hat)

The Rua – ‘The Rua’ (FOD via Nova)

Sebadoh – ‘Act Surprised’ (Fire Records)

Sting – ‘My Songs’ (A&M Records)

The Waterboys – ‘Where The Action Is’ (Cooking Vinyl)

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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: Mac DeMarco, Charly Bliss And Ciara

There’s something for everyone this week. Mac DeMarco has dropped ‘Here Comes The Cowboy’, Charly Bliss have offered up their sophomore LP and Ciara has finally followed up 2015’s ‘Jackie’.

Still need more? Fill your boots below.

A. A. Body – ‘Enderness’ (Fat Possum Records)

Charly Bliss – ‘Young Enough’ (Lucky Number)

Ciara – ‘Beauty Marks’ (Beauty Marks Entertainment)

Clinic – ‘Wheeltappers and Shunters’ (Domino)

Collard – ‘Unholy’ (Virgin EMI)

Craig Leon – ‘Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 2: The Canon’ (RVNG)

Defeater – ‘Defeater’ (Epitaph)

Doomsquad – ‘Let Yourself Be Seen’ (Bella Union)

Efrim Manuel Menuck and Kevin Doria – ‘Are Sing Sinck, Sing’ (Constellation)

Employed To Serve – ‘Eternal Forward Motion’ (Spinefarm/Universal)

Guitar Wolf – ‘Love & Jett’ (Third Man Records)

Holly Herndon – ‘Proto’ (4AD)

Howard Jones – ‘Transform’ (D-TOX via Absolute)

HÆLOS – ‘Any Random Kindness’ (Infectious Records)

Ian Gillan – ‘Raving With Ian Gillan and the Javelins’ (EarMUSIC via Absolute)

Indianola – ‘Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye’ (Indianola)

James Bay – ‘Oh My Messy Mind’ EP (Republic Records)

Jamila Woods – ‘Legacy! Legacy!’ (Jagjaguwar)

Logic – ‘Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind’ (Def Jam Recordings)

Mac DeMarco – ‘Here Comes The Cowboy’ (Mac’s)

Maps – ‘Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss.’ (Mute)

Meat Beat Manifesto – ‘Opaque Couché’ (Flexidisc)

Nots – ‘3’ (Upset The Rhythm)

Parachute – ‘Parachute’ (Parachute Music)

Pottery – ‘No. 1’ EP (Partisan Records)

Rosie Lowe – ‘YU’ (Wolf Tones)

Sammy Hagar and the Circle – ‘Space Between’ (BMG)

Shaggy – ‘Wah Gwaan?!’ (Brooklyn Knights/Polydor)

Shey Baba – ‘Requiem’ (Virgin EMI)

The Get Up Kids – ‘Problems’ (Big Scary Monsters)

Tim Hecker – ‘Anoyo’ (Kranky)

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