The RaconteursBroken Boy Soldiers (V2/Third Man), May 16

Dr. JohnMercernary: The Songs of Johnny­ Mercer (Blue Note), May 23

The WalkmenA Hundred Miles Off (Record Collection), May 23

Cheap TrickRockford (Cheap Trick Unlimited/Big 3 Records), June 6

Elvis Costello and Allen ToussaintThe River in Reverse (Verve Forecast), June 6

Future Forecast

Three artists with new releases we’re absolutely fired up about for fall:
The Shins
Bloc Party
Natalie Cole

Frank Sinatra Jr.That Face! (Reprise), June 6

Regina CarterI’ll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey (Verve), June 13

Keb’ Mo’Suitcase (Epic/RED), June 13

The ReplacementsDon’t You Know Who I Think I Was?: The Best of the Replacements (Rhino), June 13

Smokey RobinsonTimeless Love (New Door), June 13

Sonic YouthRather Ripped (Geffen), June 13

The StillsWithout Feathers (Vice Records), June 13

Widespread PanicEarth to America (Sanctuary/Widespread Records), June 13

GusterGanging Up on the Sun (Reprise), June 20

KeaneUnder the Iron Sea (Interscope), June 20

Diana RossBlue (Motown/UMe), June 20

Golden SmogAnother Fine Day (Lost Highway), July 18

Los Lonely Boys, title undecided (Epic), July 18

The Lost TrailersThe Lost Trailers (BNA Records), August (exact date TBD)

SortaStrange and Sad but True (Summerbreak Records), August 8

The Polyphonic SpreeThe Fragile Army (Good Records), late summer/early fall