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New Music: Tuxedo, Jesse Palter, "Lion King," Flaming Lips and more...

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019

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Checking out this week's new music releases...

Albums of the Week: Some fresh sounds from a pair of the Detroit area's Los Angeles expatriates: Mayer Hawthorne teams again with Jake One for another soulful outing as "Tuxedo III (Funk On Sight);" and jazz prodigy Jesse Palter shows off her pop and rock chops on "Paper Trail" (Artistry Music/Mack Avenue), her first solo album in 13 years.

Album Title of the Week: The Lisa Colby Sound, "Object to Impossible Destination" (Oh Baby);

Did'ya Know?: The Clash's Mick Jones provides narrative sections for Flaming Lips' new "King's Mouth: Music and Songs" (Warner Bros.)

New & Noteworthy: David Ellefson, "Sleeping Giants" (EMP); Joanie & Matt, "Sterling" (Limbostar); Mike Love, "12 Sides of Summer" (BMG); Nas, "The Lost Tapes II" (Mass Appeal/Def Jam); Scott Stapp, "The Space Between the Shadows" (Napalm); Sum 41, "Order in Decline" (Hopeless); Various Artists, "The Lion King: The Gift" (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia); Thom Yorke, "ANIMA" (XL)

Also Out: Jamey Arent, "The Back Burner" (self-released); Sabrina Carpenter, "Singular: Act II" (Target); Kurt Carr, "Bless Somebody" (RCA Inspiration); Crown the Empire, "Sudden Sky" (Rise); FLAW, "Vol. IV: Because of the Brave" (Pavement); Generationals, "Reader as Detective" (Polyvinyl); Godlands, "4 U Only" (Dim Mak); Good Riddance, "Thoughts and Prayers" (Fat Wreck Chords); Todd Graham, "Bustin' Loose!" (Comedy); Euge Groove, "Slow Jams" (Shanachie); Horoscope, "Carne" (Wharf Cat); Karen Jonas, "Lucky Revisited" (Yellow Broke Road); Kjersti Long, "Stronger Than You Think I Am" (Broadway); Stephen Lynch, "My Old Heart" (800 Pounds Gorilla); Message to Bears" "Constants" (self-released); Oceans of the Moon, "Oceans of the Moon" (Castle Face); Joe Pug, "The Flood in Color" (Nation of Heat); Sabaton, "The Great War" (Nuclear Blast);Joan Shelley, "Like the River Loves the Sea" (No Quarter); Juan Maria Solare, "One Before 909, i.e. 808" (Janus Music & Sound); Subshine, "Easy Window" (Apollon); Thank You Scientist, "Terraformer" (Evil Ink); Through Fire, "All Animal" (Sumerian); John Van Deusen, "(I Am) Oragmi Pt. 3 -- A Catacomb Hymn" (Tooth & Nail); Various Artists, "NOW That's What I Call Music 103" (NOW); Wreck and Reference, "Absolute Still Life" (Flenser)

From The Vaults: A Flock of Seagulls, "Inflight: The Extended Essentials" (August Day); Judy Collins, "The Elektra Albums Volume One (1961-1968)" (Edsel/Demon); Brian Eno, "Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks" (Capitol/UMe); David Garza, "Lost rhyme" (Wideopen/Cosmica); Steve Goodman, "Artistic Hair" and "Affordable Art" (Omnivore); Ernie Kovacs, "The Ernie Kovacs Album: Centennial Edition" (Omnivore); Live, "Throwing Copper: 25th Anniversary Edition" (Radioactive/UMe); Re-Flex, "The Politics of Dancing/Expanded Edition" (Cherry Pop); Patrice Rushen, "Remind Me: The Classic Elektra Recordings 1978-1984" (Strut); Shakespears Sister, "Singles Party (1988-2019" (London); Shalamar, "Gold" (Crimson Gold/Demon); James Taylor, "The Warner Bros. Albums: 1970-1976" (Rhino/Warner Bros.); Jeff Tweedy, "Warm/Warmer (Deluxe)" (dBpm); Various Artists, "Cadillac Baby's Bea & Baby Records: The Definitive Collection" (Earwig); Grover Washington Jr., "Sacred Kind of Love: The Columbia Recordings" (Soul Music/Cherry Red)

Soundtracks: "Be More Chill (Original Cast Recording)" (Ghostlight); "The Lion King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (Disney);

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