Tuesday, May 1, 2018

New Music Monthly: May 2018 Releases

After April's glut of new albums, reissues, and archival releases...to say nothing of the overwhelming number of vinyl Record Store Day titles...the month of May seems absolutely mundane. Still, we have new music coming from Belly, Ry Cooder, Courtney Barnett, Stephen Malkmus, Matthew Sweet, and Graveyard this month as well as reissues from Tom Waits, Lenny Kravitz, and Malo as well as the first new album in eons from Canadian punk legends D.O.A. Plus there are probably a few we missed 'cause the record labels aren't always great about letting the Rev know what's going on!

If we wrote about it here on the site, there will be a link to it in the album title; if you want an album, hit the 'Buy!' link to get it from Amazon.com...it's just that damn easy! Your purchase puts money in the Reverend's pocket that he'll use to buy more music to write about in a never-ending loop of rock 'n' roll ecstasy!

D.O.A. Fight Back

Belly - Dove   BUY!
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Panic Blooms   BUY!
D.O.A. - Fight Back   BUY!

Beach House's 7

MAY 11
Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino   BUY!
Beach House - 7   BUY!
Ry Cooder - The Prodigal Son   BUY!
Tom Waits - The Heart of Saturday Night [vinyl reissue]   BUY!
Parquet Courts' Wide Awake!

MAY 18
Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel   BUY!
Lenny Kravitz - Greatest Hits [vinyl reissue]   BUY!
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - Sparkle Hard   BUY!
Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!   BUY!
Matthew Sweet - Tomorrow's Daughter   BUY!
Graveyard's Peace

MAY 25
Chvrches - Love Is Dead   BUY!
Graveyard - Peace   BUY!
Malo - Latin Bugaloo: The Warner Bros Singles   BUY!
Ian Moore - Toronto   BUY!

Album of the Month: Malo's Latin Bugaloo, a collection of the Latin rock band's singles released by the Warner Brothers label. The San Francisco-based outfit featured Carlos Santana's brother Jorge, who was an estimable guitarist in his own right, as well as dynamic vocalist Arcelio Garcia and a unique sound that mixed rock, funk, soul, and jazz with Latin rhythms. Malo released four albums for the WB between 1972 and 1974, which yielded seven singles, including the minor hit "Suavecito." Latin Bugaloo offers all 14 of the band's A- and B-sides on a single CD, including a rare track that was only released in Turkey! An underrated and unfairly overlooked outfit, this archival release comes courtesy of the fine folks at Omnivore Recordings (of course).

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