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Next Week in Music | July 29 – Aug. 4 • 160 New (& Old) Releases Headed Your Way

All the music you'll be adding to your playlist in the next seven days — and more.

There are more than 160 albums, EPs and singles being released next week — and judging by the list below, a big chunk of them are live albums, reissues, box sets and tribute albums. Welcome to summer. Here’s the best (and the rest) of the week’s options. Mark your calendars and pre-order your favourites — but don’t blame me if things go south at the last minute:


Ty Segall
First Taste

THE PRESS RELEASE: “Our salivating makes it all taste worse,” croons Ty Segall in Taste, the lead single / video from his forthcoming album, First Taste, due Aug. 2 via Drag City. He’s talking about us: how we’re the masters of our own destiny, tellers of our own prophecy, makers of our own sickened choices. It’s a warning, but this time, the finger is pointing back at him too. He’s one with us. First Taste is an introspective set for Segall after the extroversions of 2018’s Freedom’s Goblin. Lines of struggle wind through the songs as Segall reflects on family, re-encountering pasts, anticipating futures. He skates through oneness, self-esteem, the parents – all the joys of a rain-filled childhood – while reaching outward in the here and now, feeling for a shared pulse. Meanwhile, the production is far out! Segall’s creative juices suggested some radical (in the older sense of the word) new instrumental territories: koto, recorder, bouzouki, harmonizer, mandolin, saxophones and brass, voices, and a sprinkling of keys. Segall occupies the drumset whenever it’s heard on the left speaker, while Charles Moothart plays the kit on the right side. Segall’s vocal prowess sits in fresh relief against his mutant orchestra, spooling tension through some of his most patient songs, his feral scream in complete control. Whatever the mood is, the pedal is pushed cleanly to the metal — and that means to the max of the lightest ballads ever, OR through the most raging rocks yet. Segall’s song designs are all over the place, but unlike the freewheeling feast style of Freedom’s Goblin, these twelve numbers form a tightly revolving cycle of song and sound that focuses thoughts.”

Rewind, Replay, Rebound

THE PRESS RELEASE: “The saying goes that while we may be through with the past, the past is never really through with us. For their seventh album, Rewind, Replay, Rebound, the multi-platinum selling Danish rock band VolbeatMichael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Rob Caggiano (guitars), Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass), and Jon Larsen (drums) — have built upon the DNA-distinct, psychobilly punk ‘n’ roll sound they are known for. They have made their sound fresh for themselves and for their diehard legion of fans by distilling from and paying homage to rock ‘n’ roll’s rich, storied past. The end result finds the band reaching a creative summit. “The whole point for us, and a lot of other bands, going into the studio, is because you still have something to prove — not just for the fans, but mostly for yourself,” says Poulsen. “You are still eager and have that desire when it comes to music and lyrics. As long as you are inspired and you are satisfied with what you come up with… I will say this is our best work because it has to be our best work until the next records comes. But we would not be able to do this record if it wasn’t for the work we have done in the past. No matter how old the band gets or how many records we do, there is always going to be that signature sound.”

The Bird & The Bee
Interpreting the Masters Vol. 2: A Tribute to Van Halen

THE PRESS RELEASE: “On their latest album, L.A.-based duo the bird and the bee cover of some of the most massive and magnificently wild songs from David Lee Roth-era Van Halen. The fifth full-length from singer Inara George and multi-instrumentalist Greg Kurstin, Interpreting the Masters, Vol. 2: A Tribute to Van Halen both sheds new light on the glory of classic VH and further proves the playful brilliance of the bird and the bee. This time around, George and Kurstin find common ground with their source material in a shared affinity for fantastically intricate rhythms, unforgettable melodies, and — most essentially — a certain ecstatic spirit imbued into every song.”


Nicholas Altobelli | Vertigo
Edan Archer | Journey Proud
The Armoires | Zibaldone
Atomic Kavemen | Everyone Loves A Dead Man
Johntá Austin | Love, Sex & Religion
Bad Company | The Swan Song Years 1974-1982
Bad Heaven Ltd. | Strength
Bad Omens | Finding God Before God Finds Me
Dave Bass | No Boundaries
Jon Batiste | Anatomy of Angels: Live at the Village Vanguard
Berlin | Transcendance
Cindy Lee Berryhill | Garage Orchestra & Straight Outta Marysville Reissues
The Bird & The Bee | Interpreting the Masters Vol. 2: A Tribute to Van Halen
Black Mile | DiVE
Bill Bloomer | Bounty
Blur | Live at the BBC
Brat Curse | Brat Curse
Molly Burch | Ballads
Carnifex | World War X
Chris & Adam Carroll | Good Farmer
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe With Yannick Nezet-Seguin | Mozart: Die Zauberflote
Channel Tres | Black Moses EP
Tyler Childers | Country Squire
Clairo | Immunity
Concrete Concrete | Drifter
Cornelius | Point Expanded Edition
Creedence Clearwater Revival | Live at Woodstock
Cross Record | Cross Record
Cherie Currie & Brie Darling | The Motivator
Damn Your Eyes | Kill the Outside
Ami Dang | Parted Plains
Davina & The Vagabonds | Sugar Drops
Kayla Diamond | Dirty Laundry EP
Dorian Concept | Toothbrush / Booth Thrust
The Drippers | Action Rock
En Minor (feat. Phil Anselmo) | En Minor
Feet | What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham
Fever Ray | Live at the Troxy
FFN | Such is Life EP
Finsterforst | Zerfall
Floral Print | Floral Print EP
Föllakzoid | I
Forgetter | Parts of Anything
Aretha Franklin | Amazing Grace DVD
The Franklin Electric | In Your Head
Paul Gabriel | Man of Many Blues
Gashi | Gashi
The Giraffes | Flower of the Cosmos
Grey Hairs | Health & Social Care
GRLwood | I Sold My Soul to the Devil When I Was 12
Hildur Gudnadottir | Chernobyl Soundtrack
Bobby Gustafson | Destruction Ritual
Haiku Salut | The General
The Harmaleighs | She Won’t Make Sense
Corey Harper | Barely Put Together EP
Have Mercy | The Love Life
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins | The Bizarre Years Vinyl Reissue
Head Automatica | Propaganda Vinyl Reissue
Taylor Hollingsworth | Tap Dancin Daddy
John Lee Hooker | The Country Blues Vinyl Reissue
Hound the Wolves/Glasghote | Split
Humeysha | Nusrat on the Beach EP
iamthemorning | The Bell
Idles | I Dream Guillotine
Isabella | 12 Angels
Jade Imagine | Basic Love
Jason Isbell | Live at Twist & Shout 11.16.07 EP
JindaLee | Vela
Kamauu | The Kamauu-Cassette: Mixd Grēēns EP
Ramin Karimloo | From Now On
Elaina Kay | Issues
King’s X | The Atlantic Albums
Apoc Krysis | Livin’ Loud
Tori Kudo & Kayo Makino | Ein Traum Für Dich
Leech | Data Horde
Little Boots | Jump EP
Tobi Lou | Live on Ice
Love Deluxe | Fata Morgana EP
Francis Lung | A Dream Is U
Mabel | High Expectations
Mauno | Really Well
May’n | Yell!!
Linda McCartney | Wide Prairie Reissue
Vince Mendoza | Constant Renaissance
Meatwound | Culero
Merival | Lesson
Mister Lies | Mister Lies
Miynt | Stay On Your Mind EP
Arthur Moon | Arthur Moon
Moon Diagrams | Trappy Bats
Moski | The Return of House Music
Mwenso And The Shakes | Emergence (The Process of Coming Into Being)
Mylingar | Döda Själar
My Morning Jacket | The Tennessee Fire: 20th Anniversary Edition
Narnia | From Darkness to Light
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Neurosis & Jarboe | Neurosis & Jarboe
New Roses | Nothing But Wild
Northlane | Alien
Not Waving & Dark Mark | Downwelling
The Offering | Home
Outsider | When Love Dies EP
Penny & Sparrow | Finch
Heitor Pereria | Playmobil Soundtrack
Angela Perley | 4:30
Possible Humans | Everybody Split
Elvis Presley | Live 1969
Rancho Bizzarro | Possessed by Rancho EP
Rich Forever Music | Rich Forever 4
Riot V | Live In Japan 2018
The Ritualists | Painted People
The Rocket Summer | Sweet Shivers
Russian Circles | Blood Year
Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow | Luce Motion Picture Soundtrack
Saxon | The Eagle Has Landed 40 Live
Ty Segall | First Taste
Shadi | You Can’t Hear Me
Shakeout | Balance the Imbalance EP
RF Shannon | Rain On Dust
Shotgun Jimmie | Transistor Sister 2
Siavash Amini | Serus
Signals Midwest | Pin
SiXforNinE | Parallel Universe
Skillet | Victorious
Slaughter Beach, Dog | Safe And Also No Fear
Slum Sociable | L.I.F.
Lonnie Liston Smith and the Cosmic Echoes | Astral Traveling Vinyl Reissue
Lonnie Liston Smith and the Cosmic Echoes | Cosmic Funk Vinyl Reissue
Social House | TBA EP
So Sensitive | Bedroom Drama
Sons of Famine | As Razors Gnaw Like Wolves
States & Capitals | The Feelings LP
Street Sects | Gentrification III: Death and Displacement EP
Sunz of Man | The Rebirth
Garry Tallent | More Like Me
Tempa & Scorpz | Gift of the Gab EP
Tennis System | Lovesick
Tenth Avenue North | No Shame
The Teskey Brothers | Run Home Slow
Thalo | Cherry EP
Thouxanbanfauni | Seein Colors
Total Hate | Throne Behind A Black Veil
Joey Trap | Professor Trap EP
Underoath | Erase Me Deluxe Edition
Unlike Pluto | Pluto Tapes Vol. 3
Various Artists | American Experience – Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation DVD
Various Artists | Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969 Vol. 1 & Vol. 2
Various Artists | Descendents 3 TV Movie Soundtrack
Various Artists | Half Time Original Cast Recording
Various Artists | Inna Duppy SKRS Soundclash
Various Artists | NOW That’s What I Call Music 71
Various Artists | NOW That’s What I Call Yacht Rock
Various Artists | Shrek Soundtrack Vinyl Reissue
Various Artists | Windows On The World Soundtrack
Volbeat | Rewind, Replay, Rebound
Jack West | For the Record
Matthew West | Hello, My Name Is: Greatest Hits
Derek Hunter Wilson | Steel, Wood, & Air
Corey Wong | Motivational Music for the Syncopated Soul
Yatta | Wahala
Yes | Yes 50 Live
Yxng Chai | The Price of Innocence
Yung Guv | Guv I