Shania Twain, Winery Dogs, Todd Rundgren top this week’s new music releases

Shania Twain, Winery Dogs, Todd Rundgren top this week’s new music releases

A new month for music releases starts with Shania Twain’s first album in six years and titles from Todd Rundgren, Smashing Pumpkins, Winery Dogs and Academy Award-winning film score composer Hans Zimmer, plus a new take on Fantastic Negrito’s last album(all subject to change)...

Album of the Week: “Queen of Me” (Republic Nashville), Canadian country/pop star Shania Twain’s first new album since 2017 , begins a fresh era with a new record company and some fresh collaborators, including Dave Stewart of Eurythmics on the first two singles, “Waking Up Dreaming” and “Giddy Up!” as well as other songs. Twenty One Pilots’ Tyler Robert Joseph guests on the closing track, “The Hardest Stone. Twain’s Queen of Me Tour hits Blossom Music Center on June 30.

Did Ya Know?: The new “Grandfather Courage” (Storefront) is Fantastic Negrito’s (nee Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz) reimagined acoustic version of his critically lauded 2022 album “White Jesus Black Problems.”

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, “Live at Levon’s” (Royal Potato Family)

Hot New Singles: Asake, “Yoga;” Bluphoria, “Ain’t Got Me;” Caye, “We Love;” Jack de Keyzer and Wally Palmar, “No War;” Kate Fagan, “Say It;” Neriah, “Falling 4 Somebody;” The Orb, “Living in Recycled Times;” Orbital, “Are You Alive?” featuring Penelope Isles; Smokey Robinson, “If We Don’t Have Each Other;” Slipknot, “Bone Church;” Stars, “Snowy Owl (Benjamin Gibbard Remix);” The Stone Eye, “Donora;” Morgan Wallen, “Last Night,” “Everything I Love” and “I Wrote the Book;” Noah Weiland, “Good Riddance & Goodbye;” Patrick Wolf, “Nowhere”

Joe Normal & the Anytown’rs, “From Anytown in the USA” (New Jersey Phonograph)

Various Artists, “Ears of the People: Ekonting Songs From Senegal and the Gambia” (Smithsonian Folkways)

Carole Bayer Sager, “Sometimes Late at Night (Expanded Edition)” (Iconoclassic)

Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis and Shirley Scott, “Cookn’ with Jaws and the Queen: The Legendary Prestige Cookbook Albums” (Craft Recordings)

Milt Jackson, “The Riverside Albums Collection 1961-1963″ (Enlightenment)

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, “Live at the Bottom Line NYC, June 14, 1977″ (Etroworld)

Various Artists, “The American Bandstand US Top 100 5th August 1957″ (Acrobat)

“Six the Musical: Lie on Opening Night (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (6 Music Ltd./Loudmouth)

“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (Legacy)

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