Categories: New releases

This Week’s Releases: April 1, 2014

New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
Matt Andersen (bluesy singer from New Brunswick, Canada)“Weightless” (producer: Steve Berlin; Hear/read here; MP3)(True North)
Austrian Death Machine (Arnold Schwarzenegger-themed tribute metal project, founded by As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis)“Triple Brutal” (Hear here; MP3)(Artery Recordings)
The Bamboos (funk-soul band from Melbourne, Australia, featuring vocalist Kylie Auldist)“Fever in the Road” (Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Nettwerk)
Jeff Black“Folklore” (Hear here; MP3)(Lotos Nile Music)
Nick Cannon“White People Party Music” (the actor/singer-rapper/TV host’s first album in 11 years; new single: “Looking for a Dream”; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(N’Credible Entertainment)
S. Carey (Bon Iver drummer/backup vocalist)“Range of Light” (first single: “Crown the Pines”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Jagjaguwar)
Chevelle“La Gárgola” (producer: Joe Barresi; first single: “Take Out the Gunman”; Hear here; MP3)(Epic)
Chiodos“Devil” (producer: David Bottrill; Hear here; MP3)(drk/lght records / Razor & Tie)
Cloud Nothings (Cleveland indie-rock band)“Here & Nowhere Else” (producer: John Congleton; first single: “I’m Not Part of Me”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Carpark / Mom+Pop)
Combichrist“We Love You” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Out of Line / Metropolis)
The Robert Cray Band“In My Soul” (producer: Steve Jordan; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Mascot / Provogue)
Dan Croll (British singer-songwriter)“Sweet Disarray” (producer: Joe Wills; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Capitol)
Dan + Shay (ACM Award nominees Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney)“Where It All Began” (producers: Smyers, Scott Hendricks, Danny Orton; first single: “19 You + Me”; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Warner)
The Charlie Daniels Band“Off the Grid — Doin’ It Dylan” (his first album since 2007; producers: Daniels, Casey Wood; Hear/read here)(Blue Hat)
Mac DeMarco“Salad Days” (first single: “Passing Out Pieces”; Hear/read here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Captured Tracks)
Mike Dillon“Band of Outsiders” (first single: “All Walks of Life”; Hear here; Vinyl)(The Royal Potato Family)
A.J. Ellis (of Five O’Clock Heroes)“Bury the Devil” (producer: George Riley; Hear here; MP3)(Glaze)
The Holmes Brothers“Brotherhood” (producers: Glenn Patscha, Chris Bruce, Hector Castillo; Hear here; MP3)(Alligator)
The Infamous Stringdusters“Let It Go” (first single: “I’ll Get Away”; Hear here; MP3)(High Country Recordings)
Ibibio Sound Machine (fronted by British-Nigerian vocalist Eno Williams)“Ibibio Sound Machine” (first single: “Let’s Dance”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Soundway)
Kaiser Chiefs“Education, Education, Education & War” (producer: Ben H. Allen III; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Fiction / Universal)
Will Kimbrough“Sideshow Love” (Hear here; MP3)(Daphne Music / MRI)
Lacuna Coil“Broken Crown Halo” (producer: Jay Baumgardner; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3)(Century Media)
Jon Langford and Skull Orchard“Here Be Monsters” (first single: “Mars”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(In De Goot Recordings)
Manchester Orchestra“Cope” (producers: Manchester Orchestra, Dan Hannon; first single: “Top Notch”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition)(Loma Vista Recordings / Favorite Gentlemen Recordings)
MKTO (pop duo)“MKTO” (guests: Ne-Yo, Jessica Ashley; single: “Classic”; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Columbia)
Nickel Creek“A Dotted Line” (their first album since 2007; producer: Eric Valentine; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Nonesuch)
Mike Oldfield“Man on the Rocks” (producers: Oldfield, Stephen Lipson; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Virgin)
Christina Perri“Head or Heart” (producers: Martin Johnson, Jake Gosling, John Hill, Butch Walker; first single: “Human”; Hear here; MP3)(Atlantic)
RAC“Strangers” (guests: Tegan and Sara, Penguin Prison, Body Language, Tokyo Police Club, St. Lucia, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Cherrytree / Interscope)
Leon Russell“Life Journey” (producer: Tommy LiPuma; Hear here; MP3)(Leon Russell / UMe)
Josh Thompson“Turn It Up” (producers: Mark Wright, Cliff Audretch III; first single: “Cold Beer With Your Name on It”; Hear here; MP3)(Show Dog / Universal Music)
The Used“Imaginary Enemy” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Hopeless)
Various artists“Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne” (two CDs; contributors: Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Don Henley, Indigo Girls, Ben Harper, Joan Osborne, Lyle Lovett, Karla Bonoff, Lucinda Williams, Sara Watkins, etc.; Read here; MP3)(Music Road)
Various artists“This Is Your Life” (covers of Ronnie James Dio songs by Anthrax, Halestorm, Rob Halford, Metallica, Motörhead, Scorpions, Corey Taylor, Tenacious D, etc.; benefits the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund; producer: Wendy Dio; MP3)(Rhino)
Weaves (Toronto quartet)“Weaves” (producer: David Newfeld; Hear here)(Buzz)
White Hinterland (aka Casey Dienel)“Baby” (first single: “Ring the Bell”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Dead Oceans)

More Releases for the Week of April 1, 2014

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist:Title:Label:
Adanowsky (French musician-actor Adan Jodorowsky)“ADA [MP3]” (Hear here)(Everloving)
Architecture In Helsinki“NOW + 4EVA [MP3]” (first single: “Echo”; Hear here; Import CD)(Casual Workout)
Difference United (Nashville pop-rock band)“New Day [MP3]” (six-song EP; ReverbNation)(Difference United, April 2)
Sadie Fleming“‘Til the End [MP3]” (producer: Fleming; guests: James Paton, Katie Stone-Lonergan, Jakk Tunnicliffe, Katharine Williams; first single: “‘Til the End”; Hear here)(Sadie Fleming, March 31)
Walther Gallay (rock singer from Volx, France)“Stigmates [MP3]” (six-song EP; ReverbNation)(Rock Revolution, March 31)
Bruce Matthews (Grand Rapids, Mich.-based singer-songwriter)“So Far … [MP3]” (ReverbNation)(Painted Trillium Music)
A Pony Named Olga (German psychobilly band)“The Black Album [MP3]” (Hear here)(G-Records, April 4)
Porcelain Hill (Pomona, Calif.-based rock duo)“Rock N Rolla [MP3]” (ReverbNation)(Wright)
Pylo (British alt-rock band)“The Woman EP [MP3]” (producers: Pylo; first single: “Young”; Hear here; See here)(Naim Edge, March 30)
Rusty Boxx (U.K. indie folk quartet)“Scattered Keeses [MP3]” (producer: Ross Ankers; first single: “Wall of Fans”; Hear here)(Oh Mercy!, March 31)
Sarantos“I Love to Love You Too [MP3]” (full-length debut album due in November 2014; ReverbNation)(Sarantos, March 31)
Sunshine & Bullets (Tampa power trio)“Triangulum Mechanism [MP3]” (ReverbNation)(Melodic Revolution)
Terminatryx (female-fronted South African alt band)“Shadow [MP3]” (Hear here; See here)(Terminatryx, April 4)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
Afrique“Soul Makossa” (1973 album; remastered; Hear here)(Japan – P-Vine, March 31)
Keith Allison (“Where the Action Is” cast member)“In Action: The Complete Columbia Sides Plus!” (23 tracks)(Real Gone Music)
Robbie Basho“The Voice of the Eagle” (1972 album; remastered; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Ace, March 31)
John Cage“Early Electronic and Tape Music” (recordings from 1952-1962; Hear/read here; Vinyl)(Sub Rosa)
Tasha Cobbs“Grace: Deluxe Edition” (2013 album, with bonus material; MP3)(Motown Gospel)
Doris Day“Sings Her Great Movie Hits” (24 tracks)(Real Gone Music)
Deep Purple“Live in California 74” (performed before 200,000 people as the headliner of the Cal Jam Festival; the band lineup included Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord and Ian Paice; See here; MP3)(Eagle Rock)
The “5” Royales“Soul & Swagger: The Complete ‘5’ Royales 1951-1967 [Box set]” (five CDs, 141 songs)(RockBeat)
Grateful Dead“Dick’s Picks Vol. 19 10/19/73 Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Arena, Oklahoma City, OK” (three CDs, 23 tracks)(Real Gone Music)
Hellion“To Hellion and Back” (two CDs, 26 songs; includes fan favorites, rarities, previously unreleased tracks and two songs produced by the late Ronnie James Dio)(U.K. – HNE / Cherry Red, March 31)
Eddie Kendricks“Love Keys” (1981 album; remastered)(Real Gone Music)
Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles“The Complete Atlantic Sides” (two CDs, 39 tracks)(Real Gone Music)
Cyndi Lauper“She’s So Unusual: A 30th Anniversary Celebration” (1983 album; remastered, with a second disc of demos, rehearsals, mixes and non-LP B-sides; Single CD, with three bonus tracks; MP3)(Epic / Legacy)
Vicki Lawrence“The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia: The Complete Bell Recordings” (25 songs)(Real Gone Music)
Odyssey“Hollywood Party Tonight” (1978 album; remastered)(U.K. – Big Break, March 31)
Ohio Players“Love Rollercoaster: Anthology 1967-1988” (20 songs; MP3)(Cleopatra)
The Alan Parsons Project“The Complete Albums Collection [Box set]” (all 10 APP albums, plus the unreleased instrumental album “Sicilian Defence”)(Arista / Legacy)
The Slambovian Circus of Dreams“A Box of Everything” (fan favorites, with two new tracks and a studio version of “Alligators”; Hear here)(Slambovian Records / Red River Entertainment)
Otis Spann“Sweet Giant of the Blues” (1970 album; remastered; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Ace, March 31)
Joe Turner“The Real Boss of the Blues” (1969 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Ace, March 31)
Various artists“The Complete Fame Singles Volume 1: 1964-67” (two CDs, 52 tracks; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Ace, March 31)
Various artists“Come Spy With Us: The Secret Agent Songbook” (25 tracks; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Ace, March 31)
Various artists“Let the Music Play: Black America Sings Bacharach & David” (24 tracks; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Ace, March 31)
Various artists“Paul Murphy Presents The Return of Jazz Club: Dancefloor Classics From the Original Jazz Dance DJ” (15 tracks; Hear/read here; Vinyl)(U.K. – BGP / Ace, March 31)
Various artists“The Rebel Kind: Girls With Guitars 3” (24 tracks; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Ace, March 31)
Various artists“Swamp Pop by the Bayou” (28 tracks; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Ace, March 31)
T-Bone Walker“Every Day I Have the Blues” (1969 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Ace, March 31)

More Releases for the Week of April 1, 2014

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist:Title:Label:
Roy Acuff“The Essential Roy Acuff [MP3]” (40 songs)(Columbia / Legacy)
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass“The Lonely Bull [MP3]” (1962 album), “South of the Border [MP3]” (1964 album), “!! Going Places !! [MP3]” (1965 album), “Whipped Cream & Other Delights [MP3]” (1965 album), “What Now My Love [MP3]” (1966 album), “S.R.O. [MP3]” (1966 album), “… Sounds Like … [MP3]” (1967 album), “Herb Alpert’s Ninth [MP3]” (1967 album), “The Beat of the Brass [MP3]” (1968 album), “Christmas Album [MP3]” (1968 album), “Rise [MP3]” (1979 album), “Lost Treasures [MP3]” (2005 compilation)(Shout! Factory)
Lynn Anderson“The Essential Lynn Anderson [MP3]” (40 songs)(Columbia Nashville / Legacy)
Jackson Browne“The Very Best of Jackson Browne [MP3]” (2004 compilation; 32 songs)(Rhino / Elektra)
Freddy Cannon“Boom Boom Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Best of Freddy Cannon [MP3]” (2009 compilation; 24 tracks)(Shout! Factory)
Jessi Colter“Out of the Ashes [MP3]” (2006 album)(Shout! Factory)
Bing Crosby“Swingin’ With Bing! Bing Crosby’s Lost Radio Performances [MP3]” (2004 compilation; 75 tracks)(Shout! Factory)
Flatt & Scruggs“The Essential Flatt & Scruggs [MP3]” (40 songs)(Columbia Nashville / Legacy)
Don Gibson“The Essential Don Gibson [MP3]” (40 songs)(RLG / Legacy)
Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds“Greatest Hits [MP3]” (10 tracks)(Geffen / UMe)
Mickey Hart Planet Drum“At the Edge [MP3]” (1990 album), “Mickey Hart’s Mystery Box [MP3]” (1996 album), “Supralingua [MP3]” (1998 album)(Shout! Factory)
Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju, Giovanni Hidalgo“Global Drum Project [MP3]” (2007 album)(Shout! Factory)
Heart“Legendary Albums Live: Dreamboat Annie [MP3]” (2007 album)(Shout! Factory)
John Lee Hooker“Jealous [MP3]” (1986 album), “Boom Boom [MP3]” (1992 compilation), “Chill Out [MP3]” (1995 album; with two bonus tracks), “Don’t Look Back [MP3]” (1997 album, produced by Van Morrison; with two bonus tracks)(Shout! Factory)
The Hot Club of Cowtown“The Best of The Hot Club of Cowtown [MP3]” (2008 compilation; 20 tracks)(Shout! Factory)
Thelma Houston“A Woman’s Touch [MP3]” (2007 album)(Shout! Factory)
Freedy Johnston“Live At McCabe’s Guitar Shop [MP3]” (2006 album, recorded in 1998)(Shout! Factory)
Jyl“Jyl [MP3]” (1984 album)(R.D.E.G., March 31)
Freddie King“Live At The Electric Ballroom, 1974 [MP3]” (1974 recordings)(Shout! Factory)
Lynyrd Skynyrd“Street Survivors [MP3]” (1977 album)(Geffen / UMe)
The Marshall Tucker Band“The Marshall Tucker Band [MP3]” (1973 album), “A New Life [MP3]” (1974 album), “Where We All Belong [MP3]” (1974 album), “Searchin’ For a Rainbow [MP3]” (1975 album), “Long Hard Ride [MP3]” (1976 album), “Carolina Dreams [MP3]” (1977 album), “Running Like the Wind [MP3]” (1979 album), “Dedicated [MP3]” (1981 album), “Tuckerized [MP3]” (1982 album), “Just Us [MP3]” (1983 album), “Stompin’ Room Only: Greatest Hits Live 1974-76 [MP3]” (2003 compilation), “Beyond the Horizon [MP3]” (2004 album), “Carolina Christmas [MP3]” (2005 album), “Live On Long Island, 04-18-80 [MP3]” (2006 album; final recording of bassist and founding member Tommy Caldwell), “The Next Adventure [MP3]” (2007 album), “Carolina Dreams Tour ’77 [MP3]” (2007 album), “12 Great Hits [MP3]” (2008 compilation), “Love Songs [MP3]” (2009 compilation)(Shout! Factory)
Maria Muldaur“Louisiana Love Call [MP3]” (1992 album), “Meet Me At Midnite [MP3]” (1994 album)(Shout! Factory)
Music For Pleasure“Blacklands [MP3]” (1985 album)(R.D.E.G., March 31)
Judy Nylon & Crucial“Pal Judy [MP3]” (1982 album)(R.D.E.G., March 31)
Tom Paxton“Live At McCabe’s Guitar Shop (February 23rd, 1991) [MP3]” (2006 album)(Shout! Factory)
Johnny Paycheck“The Essential Johnny Paycheck [MP3]” (40 songs)(Columbia Nashville / Legacy)
Johnny Rivers“Last Boogie In Paris: The Complete Concert [MP3]” (1974 album), “The Memphis Sun Recordings [MP3]” (1998 album), “Last Train to Memphis [MP3]” (1998 album), “Back At The Whisky [MP3]” (2001 album, recorded in late 1999), “Reinvention Highway [MP3]” (2004 album)(Shout! Factory)
William Shatner“Has Been [MP3]” (2004 album, produced by Ben Folds)(Shout! Factory)
Soft Cell“The Twelve Inch Singles [MP3]” (28 tracks)(Mercury / UMe)
Van Stephenson“Suspicious Heart [MP3]” (1986 album)(R.D.E.G., March 31)
Steppenwolf“Gold [MP3]” (31 songs)(Geffen / UMe)
Matthew Sweet“Sunshine Lies (Deluxe Edition) [MP3]” (2008 album; with six bonus tracks)(Shout! Factory)
Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs“Under the Covers, Vol. 1 [MP3]” (2006 album)(Shout! Factory)
Three Dog Night“Greatest Hits Live [MP3]” (2008 compilation of previously unissued live 1972 and 1973 recordings)(Shout! Factory)
Various artists“Accepted [MP3]” (2006 soundtrack album)(Shout! Factory)
Various artists“My Name Is Earl: The Album [MP3]” (2006 TV soundtrack album)(Shout! Factory)
Various artists“The Simpsons: Testify [MP3]” (2007 TV soundtrack album, featuring songs from seasons 11-18)(Shout! Factory)
Various artists“Ultimate Grammy Collection: Classic Country [MP3]” (16 songs), “Ultimate Grammy Collection: Classic Rock [MP3]” (16 songs), “Ultimate Grammy Collection: Contemporary Country [MP3]” (16 songs), “Ultimate Grammy Collection: Contemporary Pop [MP3]” (16 songs), “Ultimate Grammy Collection: Contemporary R&B [MP3]” (16 songs), “Ultimate Grammy Collection: Contemporary Rock [MP3]” (16 songs)(Shout! Factory)
Billy Vera & The Beaters“Hopeless Romantic: The Best of Billy Vera & The Beaters [MP3]” (2008 compilation)(Shout! Factory)
Violent Femmes“Viva Wisconsin [MP3]” (1999 live album; 21 tracks), “Freak Magnet [MP3]” (2000 album)(Shout! Factory)
Johnny “Guitar” Watson“Ain’t That a Bitch [MP3]” (1976 album), “A Real Mother For Ya [MP3]” (1977 album), “Funk Beyond the Call of Duty [MP3]” (1977 album), “Giant [MP3]” (1978 album; with two bonus tracks), “What the Hell Is This? [MP3]” (1979 album), “Love Jones [MP3]” (1980 album), “Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson and The Family Clone [MP3]” (1981 album), “The Funk Anthology [MP3]” (2005 compilation), “Bow Wow [MP3]” (1994 album), “Best of the Funk Years [MP3]” (2006 album), “Funkstrumentals [MP3]” (2008 album)(Shout! Factory)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist:Title:Label/studio:
Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, et al“Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues [DVD]” (2013 film; See here; Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD; Blu-ray + Jockey Briefs Set)(20th Century Fox)
Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman“Norma Rae: 35th Anniversary [Blu-ray]” (1979 film; See here)(20th Century Fox)
Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Marcella Plunkett, et al“Once [Blu-ray]” (Amazon-exclusive; 2007 Irish musical film; See here)(20th Century Fox)
Brian May & Kerry Ellis“The Candelight Concerts: Live At Montreux 2013 [Blu-ray]” (recorded at Stravinski Auditorium during the Montreux Jazz Festival in July 2013; See hereCD)(Eagle Rock)
Various artists“A MusiCares Tribute to Neil Young [DVD]” (filmed Jan. 29, 2010, in Los Angeles; feat. Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne, Norah Jones, Josh Groban, Keith Urban, John Fogerty, Sheryl Crow, Elton John, etc.; See here)(Shout! Factory)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of April 1, 2014

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher:
Elvis Costello“Elvis Costello and Thatcherism: A Psycho-Social Exploration [Hardcover]” (authors: David Pilgrim, Richard Ormrod)(Ashgate Publishing, March 30)
Nirvana“Nirvana Chronicle: The Day-by-Day Story of the Band [Hardcover]” (author: Carrie Borzillo)(Andre Deutsch)

More Book Releases for the Week of April 1, 2014

Next week: April 8, 2014

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