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On May 20, 2020.

On May 20, 2020, “Polyvinyl Record Co.” label released “No Dream”, the fourth Jeff Rosenstock album. It was recorded in February 2020, at “The Atomic Garden Recording Studios”, in Oakland, California, and was produced by “Grammy Jack” Shirley.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Rosenstock – lead vocals, guitars, keyboards, mixing
  • Mike Huguenor – vocals, guitars
  • Dan Potthast – vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
  • John DeDomenici – bass
  • Kevin Higuchi – drums
  • Chris Farren – vocals, keyboards
  • Bob Vielma – trombone
  • Laura Stevenson – vocals
  • Lauren Brief – vocals and backing vocals, claps
  • Gilbert Armendariz – backing vocals
  • Angelina Banda – claps, backing vocals
  • Sim Castro – claps, backing vocals
  • Laura Hammond – claps, backing vocals
  • Neil Sharma – claps, backing vocals
  • Jack Shirley – recording, engineer, mixing, mastering
  • Ben Levin – illustrations
  • Hiro Tanaka – photography

Track listing:

  1. No Time
  2. Nikes (Alt)
  3. Scram
  4. NO DREAM
  5. State Line
  6. fame
  7. Leave It in the Sun
  8. The Beauty of Breathing
  9. Old Crap
  10. BNB
  11. Monday at the Beach
  12. Honeymoon Ashtray
  13. Ohio Tpke

On May 15, 2020.

On May 15, 2020, “BMG Rights Management” label released “A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip”, the 24th Sparks studio album. It was recorded 2019 – 2020, at “Sparks” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Russell Maell and Ron Mael.

Personnel:

  • Russell Mael – vocals, engineer, mixing
  • Ron Mael – keyboards, programming
  • Evan Weiss – guitars
  • Eli Pearl – guitars
  • Patrick Kelly – bass
  • Steven Nistor – drums
  • Ryan Parrish – saxophone
  • Alex Casnoff – additional keyboards
  • Coldwater Canyon Youth Choir – additional vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Russell Mael and Ron Mael.

  1. All That
  2. I’m Toast
  3. Lawnmower
  4. Sainthood Is Not in Your Future
  5. Pacific Standard Time
  6. Stravinsky’ Only Hit
  7. Let Out in the Cold
  8. Self-Effacing
  9. One for the Ages
  10. Onomato Pia
  11. iPhone
  12. The Existential Threat
  13. Nothing Travels Faster Than the Speed of Light
  14. Please Don’t Fuck Up My World

On May 15, 2020.

On May 15, 2020, “Jagjaguwar” label released “Græ”, the second Moses Sumney studio album. It was recorded 2019 – 2020, and was produced by Moses Sumney, Adult Jazz, Ben Baptie, John Congleton, FKJ, Daniel Lopatin and Matthew Otto.

Personnel:

  • Moses Sumney – vocals, piano, piano FX, keyboards, synthesizers, guitar, bass, percussion, saxophone and flute arrangements, art direction, engineer
  • Mike Haldeman – guitar, guitar FX 
  • Noah Kardos-Fein – guitar
  • Tom Gallo – guitar
  • John Congleton – guitar, additional percussion
  • Simon Ribchester – piano, engineer
  • Daniel Lopatin – keyboards, synthesizers, bass, drum programming
  • Jamie Stewart – organ, drum programming
  • Ben Baptie – piano FX, additional synthesizers, drum programming
  • James Blake – keyboards, drum programming engineer,
  • FKJ – saxophone, keyboards, synthesizers, all instrumentation, engineer
  • Matthew Otto – synthesizers
  • Shahzad Ismaily – bass, bass synthesizer, additional synthesizers
  • Adult Jazz – bass, piano, synthesizers, horns
  • Brandon Coleman – bass, piano, synthesizers, piano
  • Thundercat – bass
  • Ian Chang – drums, drum programming, percussion
  • Jamire Williams – drums 
  • John Keek – saxophone 
  • Shabaka Hutchings – saxophone 
  • Jonathan Slater – horns
  • Nubya Garcia – flute 
  • Rob Moose – strings, string arrangements
  • Keith Tutt II – strings, cello
  • Brandee Younger – harp
  • Tunde Jegede – kora
  • Daniel Lopatin – engineer
  • Steph Marziano – engineer
  • Jake Viator – engineer
  • Ricardo Wheelock – engineer
  • Matthew Otto – engineer
  • Mac DeMarco – engineer
  • Andrew Chugg – engineer
  • Alexis Berthelot – engineer
  • Rashaan Carter – engineer
  • Matt Cohn – engineer
  • Sean Cook – engineer
  • Tom Gallo – engineer
  • Ben Baptie – engineer, mixing
  • Tom Archer – mixing assistant
  • Joe LaPorta – mastering
  • Julian Gross – art direction, design
  • Eric Gyamfi – photography

Track listing:

  1. Insula – Moses Sumney, Taiye Selasi, Ayesha K.Faines
  2. Cut Me – Moses Sumney, Asult Jazz, Daniel Lopatin
  3. In Bloom – Moses Sumney
  4. Virile – Moses Sumney, YVETTE
  5. Conveyor – Moses Sumney, YVETTE
  6. Boxes – Michael Chabon, Ezra Miller, Ayesha K.Faines, Taiye Selasi, Moses Sumney
  7. Gagarin – Moses Sumney, Esbjorn Svensson, Dan Berglund, Magnus Ostrom
  8. Jill Jack – Jill Scott, Moses Sumney
  9. Colouour – FKJ, Moses Sumney
  10. Also Also Also And And And – FKJ, Moses Sumney, Taiye Selasi, Miller
  11. Neither/Nor – Moses Sumney
  12. Polly – Moses Sumney, Tom Gallo
  13. Two Dogs – Daniel Lopatin, Moses Sumney
  14. Bystanders – Moses Sumney, Matthew Otto, Daniel Lopatin
  15. Me in 20 Years – Moses Sumney, Matthew Otto
  16. Keeps me Alive – Moses Sumney
  17. Lucky Me – Moses Sumney, James Blake
  18. And so I Come to Isolation – Taiye Selasi, Moses Sumney
  19. Bless Me – Moses Sumney
  20. Before You Go – Taiye Selasi, Michaela Coel, Miller, Moses Sumney

On May 8, 2020.

On May 8, 2020, “Shelter Press” label released “Yeo-Neun”, the eighth Okkyung Lee studio album. It was recorded in 2020, at “Second Story Sound” in New York City, and was produced by Okkyung Lee.

Personnel:

  • Okkyung Lee – cello
  • Jacob Sacks – piano
  • Maeve Gilchrist – harp
  • Eivind Opsvik – bass
  • Jeff Cook – recording, mixing
  • Rashad Becker – mastering
  • Ron Jude – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Okkyung Lee.

  1. Here We Are (Once Again)
  2. The Yellow Porcelain Bird
  3. Another Old Story
  4. In Stardust
  5. Eternally
  6. Uiro (Up and Up and Up)
  7. The Longest Morning
  8. One Bright Lazy Sunday Afternoon (You Whispered That Name)
  9. Then, There

On May 8, 2020.

On May 8, 2020, “Verve” label released “Mutable Set”, the fourth Blake Mills studio album. It was recorded in 2020, at “Sound City Studios”, “SWT”, “Boulevard Recording Studios”, and was produced by Blake Mills.

Personnel:

  • Blake Mills – vocals, guitar, arranger, art direction
  • Gabriel Kahane – piano
  • Aaron Embry – keyboards
  • David Boucher – acoustic bass, recording
  • Pino Palladino – electric bass
  • Abe Rounds – drums
  • Sem Gendel – saxophone
  • Rob Moose – strings, string arrangements
  • Joseph Lorge – recording
  • Joseph Lorge, Will Maclellan – additional recording
  • Maddy Baltor – engineer assistant
  • Greg Coller – mixing
  • Patricia Sullivan – mastering
  • Julio Chavez – art direction
  • Emilio Villalba – artwork
  • Ian Sefchick – artwork

Track listing:

  1. Never Forever – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  2. May Later – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  3. Eat My Dust – Blake Mills
  4. Money Is the One True God – Blake Mills
  5. Summer All Ove – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  6. Vanishing Town – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  7. My Dear One – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  8. Farsickness – Blake Mills, Gabriel Kahane
  9. Mirror Box – Blake Mills
  10. Window Facing a Window – lyrics by Blake Mills, music by Blake Mills, Armando Manzanero
  11. Off Grid – Blake Mills

On May 7, 2021.

On May 7, 2021, “Warp Records” label released “Bright Green Field”, the debut Squid studio album. It was recorded March – October 2020, at “Mr. Dan’s Studio” in London, and was produced by Dan Carey.

Personnel:

  • Louis Borlase – vocals, guitar, bass guitar
  • Anton Pearson – vocals, guitar, bass, percussion
  • Arthur Leadbetter – keyboards, strings, percussion
  • Laurie Nankivell – bass guitar, brass, percussion
  • Ollie Judge – lead vocals, drums
  • Martha Skye Murphy – vocal

Track listing:

  1. Resolution Square
  2. G.S.K.
  3. Narrator
  4. Boy Racer
  5. Padding
  6. Documentary Filmmaker
  7. 2010
  8. The Flyover
  9. Peel St.
  10. Global Groove
  11. Pamphlets

On May 7, 2021.

On May 7, 2021, “Crush Music” and “Atlantic” labels released “Van Weezer”, the fifteenth Weezer studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2020, and was produced by Suzy Shinn.

Personnel:

  • Rivers Cuomo – lead and backing vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Brian Bell – guitars, backing vocals
  • Scott Shriner – bass, backing vocals
  • Patrick Wilson – drums
  • Suzy Shinn – synthesizer, additional guitar, additional vocals, engineer, recording
  • Coast Modern – additional vocals, programming
  • Charlie Brand – additional vocals, engineer
  • Ivan Wayman – engineer 
  • Shawn Everett – engineer 
  • Wesley Sideman – engineer
  • Matty Green – mixing
  • Joe LaPorta – mastering
  • Andreas Kvinge Sandnes – engineer assistant 
  • Jake Sinclair – engineer assistant
  • Sejo Navajas – engineer assistant
  • John Sinclair – engineer assistant
  • Johnny Morgan – engineer assistant
  • Josh Skinner – engineer assistant
  • Lizzy Ostro – engineer assistant
  • Michael Beinhorn – pre-production

Track listing:

  1. Hero – Rivers Cuomo, Daniel Bedingfield, Daniel Omelio, Denzel Baptiste, David Biral, Dave Bassett
  2. All the Good Ones – Rivers Cuomo, Coast Modern
  3. The End of the Game – Rivers Cuomo, Tim Pagnotta
  4. I Need Some of That – Rivers Cuomo, Tim Pagnotta, Josh Alexander, Billy Steinbeerg, Geoffrey Downes, John Wetton, Donald Roeser
  5. Beginning of the End – Billy Joel, Rivers Cuomo
  6. Blue Dream – Rivers Cuomo, Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads, Bob Daisley
  7. 1 More Hit – Rivers Cuomo
  8. Sheila Can Do It – Rivers Cuomo, Kevin Ridel
  9. She Needs Me – Rivers Cuomo
  10. Precious Metal Girl – Rivers Cuomo, Nick Long

On April 30, 2021.

On April 30, 2021, “Modern Sky UK” label released “Coral Island”, the tenth Coral (The) studio album. It was recorded 2019 – 2020, at “Parr Street Studios” in Liverpool, and Ian Murray’s house in Merseyside, and was produced by Chris Taylor, James Skelly, Paul Duffy, Paul Molloy, Nick Power and Ian Skelly.

Personnel:

  • James Skelly – lead vocals, guitar, recording, mixing
  • Paul Molloy – guitar, piano, recording, mixing
  • Nick Power – keyboards, recording, mixing
  • Paul Duffy – bass, recording, mixing
  • Ian Skelly – drums, recording, mixing
  • Ian Murrary – narration
  • Phil McKinnell – slide guitar, guitar
  • Chris Taylor – stylophone 
  • Jack Prince – shaker
  • Fiona Skelly – backing vocals
  • Niamh Rowe – backing vocals
  • Chris Taylor – recording, mixing
  • Richard Turvey – recording
  • Liam Power – narration recording
  • Joe LaPorta – mastering
  • Edwin Burdis – artwork
  • Mark El-khatib – design
  • Gabriella Jackson – photography
  • Simon Cardwell – band photography

Track listing:

  1. Welcome to the Coral Island – James Skelly, Nick Power
  2. Lover Undiscovered – James Skelly
  3. Change Your Mind – James Skelly, Rich Turvey
  4. Mist on the River – James Skelly
  5. Pavilions of the Mind – Nick Power, Paul Duffy
  6. Vacancy – James Skelly, Nick Power
  7. My Best Friend – James Skelly, Nick Power
  8. Arcade Hallucinations – Nick Power
  9. The Game She Plays – James Skelly
  10. Autumn Has Come – James Skelly
  11. The End of the Pier – Nick Power
  12. The Ghost of the Coral Island – Nick Power, Ian Skelly, Paul Duffy, Phil McKinnell
  13. Golden Age – James Skelly, Ian Skelly
  14. Faceless Angel – James Skelly
  15. The Great Lafayette – Nick Power
  16. Strange Illusions – James Skelly, Nick Power
  17. Take Me Back to the Summertime – James Skelly, Ian Skelly
  18. Telepathic Waltz – Nick Power, Ian Skelly
  19. Old Photographs – James Skelly, Nick Power
  20. Watch You Disappear – James Skelly
  21. Late Night at the Borders – Nick Power
  22. Land of the Lost – James Skelly
  23. The Calico Girl – Paul Molloy
  24. The Last Entertainer – Nick Power

On April 24, 2020.

On April 24, 2020, “Big Noise” label released “Heartwork”, the eighth The Used studio album. It was recorded in 2019, at “Foxy Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by John Feldmann.

Personnel:

  • Bert McCracken – vocals
  • Joey Bradford – guitars, backing vocals
  • Jeph Howard – bass, backing vocals
  • Dan Whitesides – drums, backing vocals
  • Jason Aalon Butler – backing vocals
  • Mark Hoppus – backing vocals
  • Travis Barker – backing vocals
  • Caleb Shomo – backing vocals
  • John Feldmann – string arrangements, mixing
  • Dylan McLean – engineer, additional production
  • Scot Stewart – engineer, mixing, additional production
  • Dave Kutch – mastering
  • Michael Bono – engineer assistant
  • Jacob Magness – engineer assistant
  • Josh Thornberry – engineer assistant
  • Cam Rackam – cover art, art direction
  • Damien Lawson – additional design

Track listing:

  1. Paradise Lost, a Poem by John Milton
  2. Blow Me
  3. Big, Wanna Be
  4. Bloody Nose
  5. Wow, I Hate This Song
  6. My Cocoon
  7. Cathedral Bell
  8. 1984 (Infinite Jest)
  9. Gravity’s Rainbow
  10. Clean Cut Heals
  11. Heartwork
  12. The Lighthouse
  13. Obvious Blasé
  14. The Lottery
  15. Darkness Bleeds, FOTF
  16. To Feel Something

On April 23, 2021.

On April 23, 2021, “Jagjaguwar” label released “Sweep it Into Space”, the twelfth Dinosaur Jr. studio album. It was recorded 2019 – 2020, at “Bisquiteen Studio” in Amherst, Massachusetts, and was produced by Kurt Vile and J Mascis.

Personnel:

  • J Mascis – lead vocals, guitars, bass, engineer
  • Lou Barlow – lead and backing vocals, bass, guitars
  • Murph – drums, percussion
  • Kurt Vile – guitars, backing vocals
  • Justin Pizzoferrato – engineer
  • Marc Seedorf – engineer
  • Mark Miller – engineer
  • John Agnello – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Joe Nino-Hernes – lacquer cut
  • Miles Johnson – layout
  • Andy Hope 1930 – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by J Mascis, except where noted.

  1. I Ain’t
  2. I Met the Stones
  3. To Be Waiting
  4. I Ran Away
  5. Garde – Lou Barlow
  6. Hide Another Round
  7. And Me
  8. I Expect It Always
  9. Take It Back
  10. N Say
  11. Walking to You
  12. You Wonder – Lou Barlow