In Stores Now And Coming Soon: New Albums By Red Hot Chili Peppers, Styles, Glassjaw, Counting Crows & More

Albums by Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Bis also hitting shelves.

Everything old is new again with this week’s batch of new releases.

Both Red Hot Chili Peppers and Counting Crows return after three-year
absences, with By the Way and Hard Candy, respectively.

On the harder side, Long Island melodic hardcore outfit Glassjaw release
Worship and Tribute as the follow-up to their 2000 release, Everything
You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence.
Mighty Mighty Bosstones aim
for a strong comeback with A Jackknife to a Swan.

The LOX’s tough-talking lyrical enforcer Styles drops his long-awaited solo LP, A Gangster and a Gentleman. While the self-proclaimed “hardest rapper out” has been enjoying heavy radio play the past few months with “Good Times,” produced by Swizz Beatz, as well as the Pharoahe Monch-featured “The Life,” he still dishes out underground chunks of funk like “I’m a Ruff Ryder.”

Out Tuesday, July 9:


  • Aden – Topsiders (TeenBeat)
  • Verden Allen – 20 Year Holiday (Griffin)
  • Aphrodite – Aftershock (Gee Street)
  • Babalu – Lo-Tech Hi-Fi Spaceblues (Kindercore/EWB)
  • Bobby Bare, Jr. – Young Criminals’ Starvation League (Bloodshot)
  • Bis – Plastique Nouveau (spinART)
  • Bonnie Bramlett – I’m Still the Same (Audium)
  • Cass – Spundae Presents (Spundae/Mute)
  • Jen Chapin – Open Wide (Purple Chair)
  • The Cherry Valence – Riffin’ (Estrus)
  • Popa Chubby – The Good, the Bad, and the Chubby (Blind Pig)
  • Counting Crows – Hard Candy (Geffen)
  • Cousteau – Sirena (Palm Pictures)
  • DJ Spooky – Optometry (Thirsty Ear)
  • Death by Chocolate – Zap the World (Jetset)
  • Joey DeFrancesco – Ballads and Blues (Concord Jazz)
  • Echocast – Where the Future Ends (XS)
  • Roger Espinoza – Cafe Fuego (New World Music)
  • Mary Gauthier – Filth & Fire (Signature Sounds)
  • Glassjaw – Worship and Tribute (Warner Bros.)
    Read about it … Glassjaw Pulling Double Duty On Warped Tour, Ozzfest
  • Ian Gomm – Rock ‘N’ Roll Heart (Gommsongs)
  • Kieran Kane – The Blue Chair (Dead Reckoning/Compendia)
  • Sharon Katz & the Peace Train – Imbizo (Appleseed Recordings)
  • Koop – Waltz for Koop (Palm Pictures/Quango/JCR)
  • Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials – Heads Up! (Alligator)
  • Jason Loewenstein – At Sixes and Sevens (Sub Pop)
  • Lycia – Tripping Back Into the Broken Days (Projekt)
  • Magic Slim & the Teardrops – Blue Magic (Blind Pig)
  • Roots Manuva – Dub Come Save Me (Big Dada)
  • Meat Katie – Presents… Beyond the Darkness (4 Foot 11)
  • Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Jackknife to a Swan (Side One Dummy)
    Read about it … Bosstones Look Back For Their Future On Jackknife
  • Lynn Miles – Unravel (Okra-Tone)
  • Bill Miller – Spirit Rain (Paras Recordings)
  • Abra Moore – No Fear (J)
  • Orbital – Back to Mine (DMC)
  • Dolly Parton – Halos & Horns (Sugar Hill)
  • Phillips, Grier & Flinner – Looking Back (Compass)
  • The Prom – Under the Same Stars (Barsuk)
  • Quixotic – Mortal Mirror (Kill Rock Stars)
  • Hugh Ragin – Feel the Sunshine (Justin Time)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – By the Way (Warner Bros.)
    Read about it … Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Secret Sauce
  • Kevin Russell’s Junker – Buttermilk & Rifles (Sugar Hill)
  • Six by Seven – The Way I Feel Today (Mantra/Beggars Banquet)
  • Sixer – Beautiful Trash (BYO)
  • The Slip – Angels Come on Time (Rykodisc)
  • Smilez & Southstar – Crash the Party (ArtistDirect)
  • Gary Stroutsos – Oru: The Natural Order (Paras Recordings)
  • Styles – A Gangster and a Gentleman (Interscope)
  • Styx – At the River’s Edge: Live in St. Louis (Sanctuary/CMC Int’l)
  • Sun Palace – Into Heaven (Drake)
  • Superdrag – Last Call for Vitriol (Arena Rock)
  • Swan Dive – June (Compass)
  • Tabla Beat Science – Live in San Francisco (Palm Pictures)
  • Trustcompany – The Lonely Position of Neutral (Geffen)
  • Twinemen – Twinemen (Hi-N-Dry)
  • Butch Walker – Left of Self-Centered (Arista)
  • Bennie Wallace – In Berlin (Enja)
  • Kevin Welch – Millionaire (Dead Reckoning/Compendia)
  • Dhafer Youssef – Electric Sufi (Enja/Koch)

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