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Published on January 21st, 2016 | by Gerry Galipault

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New Releases: Jan. 22, 2016

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Regina Belle “The Day Life Began” (producers: The Heavyweights; Hear here; MP3) (Shanachie)
The Besnard Lakes “A Coliseum Complex Museum” (first single: “Golden Lion”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Jagjaguwar)
Cait Brennan (Phoenix singer-songwriter) “Debutante” (producers: Brennan, Fernando Perdomo; Hear here; Vinyl) (President Badass / ADA)
The Cactus Blossoms (roots music duo) “You’re Dreaming” (producer: JD McPherson; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Red House)
The Casualties “Chaos Sound” (first single: “Running Through the Night”; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; Vinyl) (Season of Mist)
Eleanor Friedberger “New View” (first single: “He Didn’t Mention His Mother”; Hear here; MP3) (Frenchkiss)
Green River Ordinance “Fifteen” (producers: Paul Moak, Rick Beato, Jordan Critz; Hear here; MP3) (Residence Music)
Half Japanese “Perfect” (first single: “That Is That”; Hear here; MP3) (Joyful Noise Recordings)
The High Llamas “Here Come the Rattling Trees” (producer: Ryan Key; first single: “Skeletons”; Hear here; MP3) (Drag City)
Charlie Hilton (frontwoman of Blouse) “Palana” (producer: Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Jacob Portrait; first single: “Pony”; Hear here; MP3) (Captured Tracks)
Lisa Hilton (jazz pianist-composer) “Nocturnal” (Hear here; MP3) (Ruby Slippers Productions)
The I Don’t Cares (Paul Westerberg & Juliana Hatfield) “Wild Stab” (first single: “Born For Me”; Hear here; MP3) (Dry Wood)
Jazz Funk Soul (Chuck Loeb, Everette Harp and Jeff Lorber) “More Serious Business” (first single: “You’ll Know When You Know”; Hear here; MP3) (Shanachie)
King Charles “Gamble for a Rose” (producer: Marcus Mumford; first single: “Loose Change for the Boatman”; Hear here; MP3) (Buffalo Gang)
Sonya Kitchell “We Come Apart” (her first full-length album since 2008; guests: Dap-Kings horn section, Nate Walcott, Gyda Valtysdottir of MUM, Neal Evans, Findlay Brown, Shahzad Ismaily, etc.; first single: “Mexico”; Hear here; MP3) (Rockwood Music Hall Recordings / Thirty Tigers)
Like Torches (Stockholm rock quartet) “Shelter” (producer: Ryan Key; first single: “Skeletons”; See here; MP3) (Rude)
Megadeth “Dystopia” (first single: “Fatal Illusion”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (T-Boy / UMe)
Daniela Mercury (Brazilian singer-songwriter) “Virtual Vinyl” (Hear here; MP3) (DRG)
Mystery Jets “Curve of the Earth” (producer: Mystery Jets; first single: “Telomere”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Caroline)
Aoife O’Donovan “In the Magic Hour” (producer: Tucker Martine; first single: “Magic Hour”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Yep Roc)
Axel Rudi Pell (German guitar virtuouso) “Game of Sins” (Hear here; MP3) (Steamhammer / SPV)
Popa Chubby “Big, Bad and Beautiful Live” (double live album, recorded at three venus in France; Hear here; MP3) (Cleopatra Blues)
Pop. 1280 “Paradise” (first single: “Pyramids on Mars”; Hear here) (Sacred Bones)
Promise & The Monster (Stockholm band) “Feed the Fire” (producer: Love Martinsen; first single: “Time of the Season”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Bella Union)
ROAM (U.K. pop punk band) “Backbone” (producer: Drew Lawson; first single: “Deadweight”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Hopeless)
Savages “Adore Life” (producer: Johnny Hostile; first single: “The Answer”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Matador)
Ty Segall “Emotional Mugger” (Hear here; MP3) (Drag City)
Shearwater “Jet Plane and Oxbow” (producer: Danny Reisch; first single: “Quiet Americans”; Hear here; LP + MP3; MP3) (Sub Pop)
Eliot Sumner (Sting’s daughter) “Information” (Hear here; See here; MP3) (Island)
Sweet Honey in the Rock “#LoveInEvolution” (first single: “IDK [But I’m LOL!]”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Appleseed Recordings)
Tank “Sex Love & Pain II” (guests: Wale, Chris Brown, Shawn Stockman, Siya, Sage The Gemini, Rich Homie Quan; new single: “You Don’t Know”; Hear here; MP3) (R&B Money / Atlantic)
Tindersticks “The Waiting Room” (first single: “We Are Dreamers!,” feat. Savages’ Jehnny Beth; Hear here; See here; Deluxe Edition; MP3) (City Slang)
Tortoise “The Catastrophist” (their first album since 2009; first single: “Gesceap”; Hear here) (Thrill Jockey)
Various artists “The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Studio Cast Recording)” (score by Alan Menken, with lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; See/read here) (Razor & Tie / Ghostlight)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Rock” (18 hits by current rock artists, plus three NOW “What’s Next” artists; MP3) (Universal Music Group / Sony Music Entertainment)
Various artists “2016 GRAMMY Nominees” (21 songs; Grammy nominations list; MP3) (Republic)
Steven Wilson “4 ½” (producer: Wilson; Hear here; MP3; Blu-ray) (Kscope)
Hans Zimmer “Kung Fu Panda 3 (Music From the Motion Picture)” (MP3) (Sony Classical)

More Releases for Jan. 22, 2016

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
drop.kick.pop “Plastic Hallway” (producer: dkp; guests: Sami Stevens, Tyger MacNeal; first single: “deephau5”; Hear here) (Skeet Skeet, Jan. 26)
Feral Conservatives (mandolin-based indie rock) “Here’s to Almost” (producer: Mark Padgett; first single: “Last Light”; Hear here; See here) (EggHunt)
Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons “Homemade Vision” (first single: “Electric Flame”; See here; Read here) (Vital Music USA)
Sci-Fi Romance (L.A.-based alt-rock/Americana trio) “Dust Among the Stars” (first single: “If I Fell”; Hear here; See here) (Broken Image Entertainment, Jan. 26)
Skilled Mechanics (Tricky with DJ Milo and Luke Harris) “Skilled Mechanics” (new single: “Diving Away”; Hear here) (False Idols)
Alex Smoke “Love Over Will” (first single: “Dire Need”; Hear here; Vinyl) (R&S)
Alper Tuzcu (Turkish guitarist producer/songwriter based in Boston) “Between 12 Waters” (featuring seven vocalists from different parts of the world, including Pia Salvia, Ganavya Doraiswamy and Olivia Mok; Hear here) (Palma, Jan. 20)
Vox Vocis “In the Arms of the Sun” (producer: Stephen Adwell of AMR Studios; first single: “This Hardened Heart”; Hear here) (Vox Vocis)

More Digital Releases for Jan. 22, 2016

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
America “Hearts [Hybrid SACD]” (1975 album, featuring “Daisy Jane,” “Sister Golden Hair” and “Woman Tonight”; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Ashford & Simpson “Gimme Something Real (Expanded Edition)” (1973 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red)
Black Sabbath “Black Sabbath (Deluxe Edition)” (1970 album; remastered, with a second disc of outtakes previously unreleased in North America), “Paranoid (Deluxe Edition)” (1970 album; remastered, with a second disc of outtakes previously unreleased in North America; Vinyl), “Master of Reality (Deluxe Edition)” (1971 album; remastered, with a second disc of outtakes previously unreleased in North America), “Past Lives (Deluxe Edition)” (1970-1975 live recordings, released in 2002; remastered; Vinyl) (Rhino / Warner)
Brinsley Schwartz (pub-rock group included Nick Lowe and Ian Gomm) “Despite It All” (1970 album; remastered), “Nervous On the Road” (1972 album; remastered), “Please Don’t Ever Change” (1973 album; remastered), “The New Favourites of Brinsley Schwarz” (1974 album, produced by Dave Edmunds; remastered) (U.K. – Parlophone)
Larry Coryell “Acoustic Reflections” (taped for broadcast on WCUW-FM in Worcester, Mass., at Clark University’s Little Center on June 23, 1976; Hear here) (Hi Hat)
Loggins & Messina “Sittin’ In [Hybrid SACD]” (1971 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Lush “Chorus” (five-CD, 105-track box set, with hardbound book; features their three studio albums, plus unreleased demos, radio sessions, remixes and rarities) (U.K. – 4AD)
Rose Royce “Rose Royce II: In Full Bloom (Expanded Edition)” (1977 album, featuring “Wishing On a Star”; remastered, with four bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red)
Saga “Pleasure & The Pain” (1997 album; remastered, with two bonus live tracks; MP3) (earMUSIC)
Streetwalkers “I’m Walkin’ – Complete Streetwalkers 1974-1977” (15-CD box set; Hear/see here; Read here) (Snapper Music)
Chip Taylor “Last Chance / Some of Us” (1973, 1974 albums on one CD; remastered; Read here) (U.K. – Morello / Cherry Red)
Various artists “The Complete Stax/Volt Singles 1959-1968” (nine-CD box set) (Atlantic, Jan. 19)
Various artists “Disco Love Vol. 4: More More More Disco & Soul Uncovered!” (two CDs; 15 songs; Track list; Hear here) (BBE)

More Releases for Jan. 22, 2016

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Tommy Castro “The Very Best of Tommy Castro” (14 tracks) (Blind Pig)

More Digital Releases for Jan. 22, 2016

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist/cast: Title: Label/studio:
Ritchie Blackmore “The Ritchie Blackmore Story [DVD]” (See here; Blu-ray) (Eagle Vision)
Josh Brolin, Keira Knightley, Jake Gyllenhaal, et al “Everest [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray 3D + DVD) (Universal Studios)
Jeremy Irvine, Johnathan Rhys Meyers, et al “Stonewall [DVD + Digital]” (2015 film) (Lionsgate)
Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, T Bone Burnett “Inside Llewyn Davis (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]” (2013 film; Read here; Blu-ray) (Criterion Collection)
O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Paul Giamatti “Straight Outta Compton [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Universal Studios)
The Jam “About the Young Idea [DVD]” (two-disc doc with bonus features; See here; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock)
Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, et al “Jem and the Holograms [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Universal Studios)
Various artists “All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records [DVD]” (2015 historic musical documentary directed by Colin Hanks, featuring interviews with Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, etc.; See here; Blu-ray) (FilmRise, Jan. 19)

Complete List of Upcoming DVD / Blu-ray Releases

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Adele “Adele: The Biography” (Paperback, updated and revised; author: Chas Newkey-Burden) (The Overlook Press)
Kurt Cobain “Cobain on Cobain: Interviews and Encounters” (Hardcover; edited by Nick Soulsby) (Chicago Review Press)
John Fahey “Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You: The Fonotone Years 1958-1965” (Hardcover; authors: Claudio Guerrieri, Glenn Jones, Malcolm Kirton) (Dust to Digital)
Howard Massey “Roadie” (Hardcover) (Coral Press)
Spencer Leigh “The Cavern Club: The Rise of the Beatles and Merseybeat” (Paperback; foreword by Paul McCartney) (McNidder & Grace)
Rashod Ollison “Soul Serenade: Rhythm, Blues & Coming of Age Through Vinyl” (Hardcover) (Beacon Press)
Victoria Micklish Pasmore “Stars of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Highway” (Paperback) (Plum Street Publishers)
Ruth Pointer “Still So Excited! My Life in the Pointer Sisters” (Hardcover; co-author: Marshall Terrill; foreword by Natalie Cole) (Triumph Books)
The Residents “Never Known Questions: Five Decades of The Residents” (Paperback; author: Ian Shirley) (Cherry Red Books)
Barbra Streisand “Streisand: It Only Happens Once” (Paperback; author: Anne Edwards) (Taylor Trade Publishing)
Deborah Voight “Call Me Debbie: True Confessions of a Down-to-Earth Diva” (Paperback) (Harper Paperbacks)

More Book Releases

Next week: Jan. 29, 2016

Dec. 11 / Dec. 18 / Dec. 25 / Jan. 1 / Jan. 8 / Jan. 15

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