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On May 17, 2021.

On May 17, 2021, Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou aka Vangelis died aged 79. He was musician (piano, keyboards, drums, percussion), composer and producer, member of the bands The Forminx and Aphrodite’s Child, but was best known for his work as solo artist. In 1981, Vangelis won the “Academy Award” for the soundtrack to “Chariots of Fire”, and composed music for the movies “Blade Runner (1982), Missing (1982), Antarctica (1983), The Bounty (1984), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), and Alexander (2004). As solo artist he released 23 albums.

On May 14, 2021.

On May 14, 2021, “Easy Eye Sound” and “Nonesuch” labels released “Delta Kream”,  tenth Black Keys (The) studio album. It was recorded in December 2019, at “Easy Eye Sound” in Nashville, and was produced by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney.

Personnel:

  • Dan Auerbach – lead vocals, electric guitar
  • Patrick Carney – drums, percussion
  • Kenny Brown – electric guitar
  • Eric Deaton – bass
  • Sam Bacco – additional percussion
  • Tchad Blake – mixing
  • Ryan Smith – mastering
  • M. Allen Parker – engineer
  • Caleb Van Buskirk – additional engineering
  • Michael Deano – engineer assistant
  • Mickey Smay – engineer assistant

Track list

  1. Crawling Kingsnake – John Lee Hooker, Bernard Besman
  2. Louise – Mississippi Fred McDowell
  3. Poor Boy a Long Way from Home – R. L. Burnside
  4. Stay All Night – Junior Kimbrough
  5. Going Down South – R. L. Burnside
  6. Coal Black Mattie – Ranre Burnette
  7. Do the Romp – Junior Kimbrough
  8. Sad Days, Lonely Nights – Junior Kimbrough
  9. Walk with Me – Junior Kimbrough
  10. Mellow Peaches – Big Joe Williams
  11. Come On and Go with Me – Junior Kimbrough

On May 14, 2021.

On May 14, 2021, “Impulse!” label released “Black to the Future”, the fourth Sons of Kemet studio album. It was recorded in 2021, at “Livingston Studio 1” in London, and was produced by Shabaka Hutchings and Dilip Harris.

Personnel:

  • Shabaka Hutchings – tenor saxophone, woodwinds
  • Theon Cross – tuba
  • Edward Wakili-Hick – percussion
  • Tom Skinner – percussion
  • Steve Williamson – tenor saxophone
  • Joshua Idehen – vocals
  • Angel Bat Dawid – vocals
  • Moor Mother – vocals
  • D Double E – vocals
  • Kojey Radical – vocals
  • Lianne La Havas – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Field Negus
  2. Pick Up Your Burning Cross
  3. Think of Home
  4. Hustle
  5. For the Culture
  6. To Never Forget the Source
  7. In Remembrance of Those Source
  8. Let the Circle Be Unbroken
  9. Envision Yourself Levitating
  10. Black

On May 12, 2021.

On May 12, 2021, “Division 81” label released “Cosmic Transitions”, the second Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few studio album. It was recorded in 2021 at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Sean Owens.

Personnel:

  • Isaiah Collier – soprano and tenor saxophone, effects, liner notes
  • Mike King – piano
  • Jeremiah Hunt – upright bass, effects
  • Michael Shewoaga Ode – drums
  • Don Sickler – engineer
  • Maureen Sickler – engineer
  • Tommaso Gambini – engineer assistant
  • Sean Owens – mixing, mastering
  • Lisa Armstrong – layout, design
  • Sonny Daze – artwork, photography, executive producer
  • Ramon Norwood – photography
  • Tiffany Smith – photography
  • Angel Bat Dawid – liner notes
  • Ausar Ra – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Isaiah Collier.

  1. Invocation
  2. I. Forgiveness
  3. Part II. Humility
  4. Part III. Understanding
  5. Part IV. Truth and Guidance
  6. Part V. Mercury’s Retrograde

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 May 3, 2019.

On May 3, 2019, “Columbia” label released “Father of the Bride”, the fourth Vampire Weekend studio album. It was recorded January 2016 – August 2018, at “Effie Street” in  Silverlake, California, “Vox” in Hollywood, “Sony” in Akasaka, Minato, Japan, and was produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, Ezra Koenig, BloodPop, DJ Dahi and Rostam Batmanglij.

Personnel:

  • Ezra Koenig – lead vocals, guitars, mixing
  • Rostam Batmanglij – 12-string acoustic guitar
  • Tommy King – piano
  • Buddy Ross – synthesizers, Wurlitzer, piano, strings, backing vocals 
  • Matt Chamberlain – drums
  • Greg Leisz – electric and pedal steel guitar
  • David Longstreth – guitar, backing vocals
  • Jake Longstreth – guitar
  • John Nixon – guitar
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – guitar
  •  Steve Lacy – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Sam Gendel – saxophone
  • Serena McKinney – violins 
  • Danielle Haim – lead and backing vocals
  • Jude Law – lead vocals
  • Jenny Lewis – vocal sample
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – engineer, mixing
  • Buddy Ross – engineer, mixing
  • Shawn Everett – engineer, mixing
  • Rostam Batmanglij – engineer, mixing
  • Dalton Ricks – engineer
  • Nick Rowe – engineer
  • Chris Kasych – engineer
  • John DeBold – engineer
  • Hiroya Takayama – engineer
  • Takemasa Kosaka – engineer
  • Dave Schiffman – engineer
  • P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel) – engineer
  • Michael Harris – engineer
  • Jude Law – engineer
  • Manny Marroquin – mixing
  • Chris Galland – mixing
  • Robin Florent – mixing assistant
  • Scott Desmarais – mixing assistant
  • Emily Lazar – mastering
  • Chris Allgood – mastering assistant
  • Nick Harwood – art direction
  • Primo Kahn – cover design
  • Public-Library – cover design
  • Brendan Ratzlaff – illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Ezra Koenig, except where noted.

  1. Hold You Now – Ezra Koenig, Hans Zimmer
  2. Harmony Hall
  3. Bambina
  4. This Life – Ezra Koenig, Makonnen Sheran, Mark Ronson
  5. Big Blue
  6. How Long? – Ezra Koenig, William Shelby, Stephen Shockley, Leon F. Silvers III
  7. Unbearably White
  8. Rich Man – Ezra Koenig, S. E. Rogie
  9. Married in a Gold Rush
  10. My Mistake – Ezra Koenig, Ludwig Göransson
  11. Sympathy – Ezra Koenig, Ariel Rechtshaid
  12. Sunflower
  13. Flower Moon – Ezra Koenig, Ariel Rechtshaid
  14. 2021 – Haruomi Hososno, Ezra Koenig
  15. We Belong Together – Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij
  16. Stranger
  17. Spring Snow – Ezra Koenig, BloodPop, Sam Gendel
  18. Jerusalem, New York, Berlin

On April 30, 2021.

On April 30, 2021, “PeMa” label released “Endless Arcade”, the eleventh Teenage Fanclub studio album. It was recorded in 2021, at “Clouds Hill Studio” in Hamburg, Germany, and was produced by

Personnel:

  • Norman Blake – vocals, guitar
  • Raymond McGinley – vocals, lead guitar
  • Euros Childs – vocals, keyboards
  • David McGowan – vocals, bass
  • Francis Macdonald – vocals, drums

Track listing:

  1. Home – Norman Blake
  2. Endless Arcade – Raymond McGinley
  3. Warm Embrace – Norman Blake
  4. Everything is Falling Apart – Raymond McGinley
  5. The Sun Won’t Shine on Me – Norman Blake
  6. Come With Me – Raymond McGinley
  7. In Our Dreams – Raymond McGinley
  8. I’m More Inclined – Norman Blake
  9. Back in the Day – Norman Blake
  10. The Future – Raymond McGinley
  11. Living With You – Norman Blake
  12. Silent Song – Raymond McGinley

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 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