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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