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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 10, 2019.

On May 10, 2019, “Mac’s Records Label” released “Here Comes the Cowboy”, the fourth Mac DeMarco studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, in Los Angeles, and was produced by Mac DeMarco.

Personnel:

Mac DeMarco – vocals, all instruments, engineer, mixing

Track listing:

 All tracks by Mac DeMarco.

  1. Here Comes the Cowboy
  2. Nobody
  3. Finally Alone
  4. Little Dogs March
  5. Preoccupied
  6. Choo Choo
  7. K
  8. Heart to Heart
  9. Hey Cowgirl
  10. On the Square
  11. All of Our Yesterdays
  12. Skyless Moon
  13. Baby Bye Bye

On May 1, 2007.

On May 1, 2007, “Anthem Records” label released “Snakes & Arrows” the 18th Rush studio album. It was recorded November – December 2006, at “Grandmaster” in Los Angeles, “Allaire” in Shokan, New York, and was produced by Nick Raskulinecz, Neil Peart, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson.

Personnel:

  1. Alex Lifeson – 6 and 12-string acoustic and electronic guitars, mandola, mandolin, bouzouki, arrangements
  2. Geddy Lee – vocals, bass guitar, keyboards, Mellotron, arrangements
  3. Neil Peart – drums, electronic percussion, tambourine, arrangements
  4. Ben Mink – strings
  5. Nick Raskulinecz – arrangements, additional engineering, mixing
  6. Richard Chycki – engineering, mixing
  7. Matt Snedecor – engineer assistant
  8. Andrew Alekel – engineer assistant
  9. Scott Moore – engineer assistant
  10. Inaam Haq – pre-production assistant
  11. Brian “Big Bass” Gardner – mastering
  12. Hugh Syme – art direction, design, illustrations
  13. Harish Johari – cover painting
  14. Andrew MacNaughtan – band photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Neil Peart, all music by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, except where noted.

  1. Far City
  2. Armor and Sword
  3. Workin’ Them Angels
  4. The Larger Bowl (A Pantoum)
  5. Spindriff
  6. The Main Monkey Business
  7. The Way the Wind Blows
  8. Hope – Alex Lifeson
  9. Faithless
  10. Bravest Face
  11. Good News First
  12. Malignant Narcissism
  13. We Hold On

On April 29, 2014.

On April 29, 2014, “Silver Arrow records” label released “Phosphorescent Harvest” the third Chris Robinson Brotherhood (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2014, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Thom Monahan.

Personnel:

  • Chris Robinson – lead vocals, guitar
  • Neal Casal – vocals, guitar, photography
  • Adam MacDougall – vocals, keyboards
  • Mark Dutton – vocals, bass
  • George Sluppick – drums
  • Thom Monahan – engineer, mixing
  • Geoff Neal – engineer assistant
  • Nicolas Essig – engineer assistant
  • JJ Golden – mastering
  • Amy Finkle – featured artist
  • Larry Carlson – cover art
  • Alan Forbes – inside panel, owl artwork
  • Craig Santiago – “Sower” line art

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Robinson and Neal Casal, except where noted.

  1. Shore Power
  2. About a Strange
  3. Meanwhile in the Gods…
  4. Badlands Here We Come
  5. Clear Blue Sky & the Good Doctor
  6. Beggar’s Moon
  7. Wanderer’s Lament
  8. Tornado – Chris Robinson
  9. Jump the Turnstiles – Chris Robinson
  10. Burn Slow

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 15, 1982.

On April 15, 1982, “Columbia” label released “Lite Me Up”, the 28th Herbie Hancock album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “George Massenburg Studio” in Los Angeles,  “El Dorado Studios” in Hollywood, “Garden Rake Studios”, and was produced by Herbie Hancock, Jay Graydon and Narada Michael Walden.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Hancock – vocals, clavinet, keyboards, Minimoog, piano, synthesizer, synthesizer drums, vocoder
  • Steve Lukather, David Williams, Jay Graydon – guitar
  • David Foster – piano
  • Michael Boddicker, Corrado Rustici, Frank Martin – synthesizer
  • Louis Johnson, Randy Jackson, Abraham Laboriel, Sr. – bass
  • Narada Michael Walden, Jeff Porcaro, John “J.R.” Robinson – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Gary Herbig – saxophone, woodwind
  • Jerry Hey – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Chuck Findley – trombone, trumpet
  • William Frank “Bill” Reichenbach, Jr. – trombone
  • Wayne Anthony – lead vocals
  • Patrice Rushen – vocals, vocoder
  • Patti Austin, Paulette Williams, Jim Gilstrap, Venette Gloud, Linda Lawrence, John Lehman, Richard Page – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Lite Me Up! – Rod Temperton
  2. The Bomb – Herbie Hancock, Rod Temperton
  3. Gettin’ to the Good Part – Herbie Hancock, Rod Temperton
  4. Paradise – Bill Champlin, David Foster, Jay Graydon, Herbie Hancock
  5. Can’t Hide Your Love – Jeffrey Cohen, Herbie Hancock, Narada Michael Walden
  6. The Fun Tracks – Rod Temperton
  7. Motor Mouth – Rod Temperton
  8. Give It All Your Heart – Herbie Hancock, Rod Temperton

On April 1, 2021.

On April 1, 2021, “Jazz Is Dead” label released “Jazz Is Dead” album by Gary Bartz, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge. It was recorded in 2021, at “Linear Labs Studio” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge.

Personnel:

  • Gary Bartz – alto saxophone
  • Adrian Younge – piano, Hammond organ, electric bass, electric guitar, synthesizer, mellotron, vibraphone, autoharp, mixing
  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad – piano, Hammond organ, electric bass, electric guitar, synthesizer, mellotron, vibraphone, autoharp, mixing
  • Greg Paul – drums
  • Anitra Castleberry, Elgin Clark, Loren Oden, Saudia Yasmein – vocals
  • Dave Cooley – mastering
  • Julian Montague – design
  • The Artform Studio – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Bartz, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge.

  1. Spiritual Ideation
  2. Visions of Love
  3. Black and Brown
  4. Blue Jungles
  5. Day By Day
  6. The Message
  7. Soulsea

On March 26, 2021.

On March 26, 2021, “Polyvinyl” label released “Oh No”, the twelfth Xiu Xiu album. It was recorded 2020 – 2021, at Jamie Stewart’s home studio in Los Angeles “Nurse”, and was produced by Lawrence English, Greg Saunier and Angela Seo.

Personnel:

  • Jamie Stewart – vocals, autoharp, guitar, bajo quinto, banjo, bass guitar, drums, mandolin, organ, stylophone, synthesizer, viola, xylophone, drums, percussion, sampling. engineer, design
  • Angela Seo – vocals, harmonium, piano, synthesizer bass, gong, percussion, design
  • John Congleton – Optigan, synthesizer
  • Jonathan Meiburg – vocals, animal sounds
  • Greg Saunier – vocals, bass guitar, guitar, cymbals, sampling, synthesizer, engineer
  • Charlie Looker – bass guitar, guitar
  • Jherek Bischoff – double bass
  • Zachary Dawes – double bass, bass guitar
  • David Kendrick – drums, bongos, percussion
  • Alice Bag – vocals
  • Deb Demure – vocals
  • Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo – vocals
  • Gwendolyn Sanford – vocals
  • Liz Harris – vocals
  • Sharon Van Etten – vocals
  • Susanne Sachsse – vocals
  • Valerie Diaz – vocals
  • Twin Shadow – vocals, saxophone, engineer
  • Haley Fohr – vocals, engineer
  • Angus Andrew – vocals, engineer
  • Ben Chisholm – engineer
  • Brandon Jay – engineer
  • Dan Duszynski – engineer
  • Dirk Dresselhaus – engineer
  • Justin Higgins – engineer
  • Owen Pallett – engineer
  • Paul Beauchamp – engineer
  • Alan Douches – mastering
  • Danelle Abad – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Angela Seo and Jamie Stewart, except where noted.

  1. Sad Mezcalita
  2. I Can Not Resist
  3. The Grifters
  4. Goodbye for Good
  5. Oh No
  6. Rumps Room
  7. Fuzz Gong Fight
  8. I Dream of Someone Else Entirely
  9. One Hundred Years
  10. A Classic Screw
  11. It Bothers Me All the Time
  12. Saint Dymphna
  13. Knock Out
  14. A Bottle of Rum
  15. Ants

On March 20, 2020.

On March 20, 2020, “Mack Avenue Records” label released “Step Up”, the 22nd Tower of Power album. It was recorded over the course of the 2010s, at “Blue Moon” in Los Angeles, “Track Shack” in Sacramento, and was produced by Joe Vannelli and Emilio Castillo.

Personnel:

  • Emilio Castillo – lead and backing vocals, tenor saxophone
  • Roger Smith – lead vocals, keyboards, Hammond B3 organ
  • Jerry Cortez – guitars, electric sitar, backing vocals
  • Marcus Scott – lead and backing vocals
  • Ray Greene – lead and backing vocals, trombone
  • Joe Vannelli – keyboards, auxiliary percussion, vibes, marimba
  • Tom E. Politzer – alto and tenor saxophone
  • Stephen “Doc” Kupka – baritone saxophone
  • Chuck Hansen – bass saxophone
  • Adolfo Acosta – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Sal Cracchiolo – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Francis Rocco Prestia – bass guitar
  • David Garibaldi – drums
  • Leah Meux – backing vocals
  • Tiwana Porter – backing vocals
  • Melanie Jackson – backing vocals
  • Dave Eskridge – horn and string arrangements

Track listing:

  1. East Bay, All the Way! – David Garibaldi, Francis Rocco Prestia, Roger Smith, Jerry Cortez
  2. Step Up – Emilio Castillo, Roger Smith
  3. The Story of You and I – Emilio Castillo, Stephen Kupka
  4. Who Would Have Thought – Stephen Kupka, Nick Lane, Lamont Van Hook
  5. Addicted to You – Emilio Castillo, Sydney Justin
  6. Look in My Eyes – Francis Rocco Prestia, Thomas William Schuman, Kevin Henry Whalum
  7. You da One – Francis Rocco Prestia, Thomas William Schuman, Sennie Rudolph Martin
  8. Sleeping with You Baby – Emilio Castillo, Stephen Kupka
  9. If It’s Tea Give Me Coffee – Stephen Kupka, William Ross
  10. Beyond My Wildest Dreams – Bruce Conte
  11. Any Excuse Will Do – Emilio Castillo, Stephen Kupka, Lenny Pickett
  12. If You Wanna Be a Winner – Emilio Castillo, David Garibaldi, Francis Rocco Prestia, Roger Smith, Jerry Cortez
  13. Let’s Celebrate Our Love – Emilio Castillo, Mark Dolin
  14. East Bay! Oaktown All the Way! – David Garibaldi, Francis Rocco Prestia, Roger Smith, Jerry Cortez

On March 19, 2021.

On March 19, 2021, “Interscope” and “Polydor” labels released “Chemtrails Over the Country Club”, the seventh Lana Del Rey studio album. It was produced 2015 – 2016, 2019 – 2020, at “Conway” in Los Angeles, “Electric Lady” in New York City, and was produced by Lana Del Rey, Rick Nowels and Jack Antonoff.

Personnel:

  • Lana Del Rey – vocals
  • Jack Antonoff – piano, guitar, bass, Mellotron, keyboards, twelve-string acoustic guitar, acoustic and electric guitar, slide guitar, synthesizers, Model B synth-bass, Hammond B3, organ, Rhodes, drums, percussion, programming
  • Rick Nowels – acoustic guitar, keyboards, Mellotron, bass
  • Mikey Freedom Hart – pedal steel, piano, guitar, Mellotron
  • Aaron Sterling – drums, percussion
  • Evan Smith – horns, accordion 
  • Daniel Heath – strings
  • Trevor Yasuda – sound effects
  • Nikki Lane – additional vocals
  • Weyes Blood – additional vocals
  • Zella Day – additional vocals 
  • Laura Sisk – engineer, mixing 
  • Kieron Menzies – engineer, mixing
  • Dean Reid – engineer, mixing 
  • Trevor Yasuda – engineer
  • John Fee – engineer
  • John Rooney – engineer assistant 
  • Jon Sher – engineer assistant
  • Jack Antonoff – mixing 
  • Chris Gehringer – mastering
  • Will Quinnell – mastering assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by Lana Del Rey and Jack Antonoff, except where noted.

  1. White Dress
  2. Chemtrails Over the Country Club
  3. Tulsa Jesus Freak
  4. Let Me Love You Like a Woman
  5. Wild at Heart
  6. Dark but Just a Game
  7. Not All Who Wander Are Lost
  8. Yosemite – Lana Del Rey, Rick Nowels
  9. Breaking Up Slowly – Lana Del Rey, Nikki Lane
  10. Dance Till We Die
  11. For Free – Joni Mitchell