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April 10, 2012

New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Accept “Stalingrad” (producer: Andy Sheap; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Nuclear Blast, April 10, 2012)
Alabama Shakes “Boys & Girls” (producers: Alabama Shakes; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (ATO, April 10, 2012)
Amadou & Mariam (Malian duo) “Folila” (guests: Santigold, TV on the Radio, Nick Zinner, Theophilus London, Bassekou Kouyate, etc.; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Because Music/Nonesuch, April 10, 2012)
Attaloss (L.A. modern rockers) “Attaloss” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Rock Ridge Music, April 10, 2012)
Counting Crows “Underwater Sunshine (or what we did on our summer vacation)” (all-covers album, featuring versions of songs by Big Star, Teenage Fanclub, Bob Dylan, The Faces, Travis, etc.; producer: Shawn Dealey; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Collective Sounds, April 10, 2012)
Jon DeRosa (Brooklyn singer-songwriter) “A Wolf in Preacher’s Clothes [MP3 Download]” (producer: Charles Newman; Hear here) (Motherwest, April 10, 2012)
Dirge Within “There Will Be Blood” (producers: Ari Mihalopoulos, Dirge Within; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Rocket Science Ventures/THC: MUSIC/Sony RED, April 10, 2012)
Emmure “Slave to the Game” (drummer: Mark Castillo; producer: Joey Sturgis; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Victory, April 10, 2012)
Estrogen Highs (New Haven punk-rock quartet) “Irrelevant Future” (first single: “I Wanna Be Tall”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Trouble in Mind, April 10, 2012)
Simone Felice (former drummer for The Felice Brothers) “Simone Felice” (first single: “New York Times”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Reveal, April 10, 2012)
Florence + The Machine “MTV Unplugged [CD/DVD]” (Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Universal Republic, April 10, 2012)
Donald Glover (of NBC’s “Community”) “Weirdo” (recorded at the Union Square Theatre in New York City; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download; DVD) (eOne Music, April 10, 2012)
Nanci Griffith “Intersection” (first single: “Hell No [I’m Not Alright]”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Thirty Tigers, April 10, 2012)
Grand Duchy (Black Francis and wife Violet Clark) “Let the People Speak” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Sonic Unyon, April 10, 2012)
Halestorm “The Strange Case of …” (producer: Howard Benson; first single: “Love Bites [So Do I]”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Atlantic, April 10, 2012)
Morten Harket (of a-ha) “Scared of Heights” (second single from his upcoming solo album; See here) (Europe – Universal, April 9, 2012)
Hollows (Chicago indie rockers) “Vulture” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Trouble in Mind, April 10, 2012)
It’s a Musical (Berlin duo) “For Years and Years” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Morr Music, April 10, 2012)
Killing Joke “MMXII” (producer: Killing Joke; first single: “In Cythera”; Hear here; See here; Read here) (U.K. – Spinefarm/Universal, April 9, 2012)
Lords of Acid “Deep Chills” (Belgian electro-industrial pioneers’ first album in 11 years; producer: Praga Khan; first single: “Pop That Tooshie”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Metropolis, April 10, 2012)
Lostprophets “Weapons” (producer: Ken Andrews; Hear here) (U.K. – Epic, April 9, 2012)
Mastersons, The “Birds Fly South” (producers: Steve Christensen, Chris Masterson, George Reiff, Falcon Valdez, Eleanor Whitmore; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (New West, April 10, 2012)
Monica “New Life” (producers: Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott, Jermaine Dupri, Polow Da Don, Lamb, Salaam Remi; guests: Brandy, Wale; first single: “It All Belongs to Me”; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download) (RCA, April 10, 2012)
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (son of Willie Nelson) “Wasted” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (POTR Music, LLC, April 10, 2012)
John Oates Band “The Bluesville Sessions” (recorded Oct. 11, 2011, at the Sirius/XM Radio Station Studios in Washington, D.C.; MP3 Download) (WBA, April 10, 2012)
Ryan Power (Burlington, Vt., pop singer) “I Don’t Want to Die [MP3 Download]” (Hear here; Read here) (NNA Tapes, April 10, 2012)
Daniel Powter (of “Bad Day” fame) “Cupid [MP3 Download]” (first single from new album coming this summer; Hear here) (Avex, April 10, 2012)
Prince Royce “Phase II” (first single: “Las Cosas Pequeñas”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Top Stop Music, April 10, 2012)
Prinzhorn Dance School “I Want You [MP3 Download]” (five-song EP; first single: “I Want You”; Hear here; See here) (DFA, April 10, 2012)
Radiation City “Cool Nightmare [MP3 Download]” (seven-song EP; first single: “Find It of Use”; Hear here; See here) (Tender Loving Empire, April 10, 2012)
Bonnie Raitt “Slipstream” (her first album since 2005; a mixture of covers and original songs; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Redwing, April 10, 2012)
Right Now, The (Chicago-based, R&B/soul-influenced group) “Gets Over You [MP3 Download]” (producer: Sergio Rios; first single: “Half As Much”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl) (The Right Now, April 10, 2012)
Curtis Salgado “Soul Shot” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Alligator, April 10, 2012)
Scars on 45 (U.K. indie rock band) “Scars on 45” (Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Chop Shop/Atlantic, April 10, 2012)
Sleepy Sun “Spine Hits” (producers: Dave Catching, Ethan Allen, Sleepy Sun; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (The End, April 10, 2012)
Steep Canyon Rangers “Nobody Knows You” (producers: Steep Canyon Rangers, Gary Paczosa; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Rounder, April 10, 2012)
Taproot “Episodes” (producer: Tim Patalan; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Victory, April 10, 2012)
Lissy Trullie “Lissy Trullie” (producers: John Hill, David Sitek; first single: “Madeleine”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Downtown, April 10, 2012)
Various artists “I Love J-Rock II [MP3 Download]” (compilation of the label’s female Japanese rockers; Hear here) (Good Charamel, April 10, 2012)
Various artists “Newsies: Original Broadway Cast Recording [MP3 Download]” (book by Harvey Fiertsein, lyrics by Jack Feldman, music by Alan Menken; Read here; CD) (Ghostlight, April 10, 2012)
Various artists “Think Like a Man [Film soundtrack]” (movie opens April 20; featuring new music from Jennifer Hudson and Ne-Yo, John Legend, Kelly Rowland, “X-Factor” finalist Marcus Canty, etc.; See here; MP3 Download) (Epic, April 10, 2012)
M. Ward “A Wasteland Companion” (guests: Zooey Deschanel, Howe Gelb, Mike Mogis, John Parish, Steve Shelley, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Merge, April 10, 2012)
Alex Winston “King Con” (producers: Charlie Hugall, Bjorn Yttling, The Knocks; Hear here; MP3 Download) (V2/Cooperative Music, April 10, 2012)
Elliot Yamin (former “American Idol” finalist) “Let’s Get to What’s Real” (first single: “3 Words”; Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Purpose Music Group/eOne Music, April 10, 2012)
Young Hines “Give Me My Change [MP3 Download]” (Hear here) (Readymade, April 10, 2012 – Brendan Benson’s label)
Zambri (New York electronic sister duo) “House of Baasa” (first single: “ICBYS”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Kanine, April 10, 2012)

 



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Reissues

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Crucial Conflict “The Final Conflict [MP3 Download]” (1996 album), “Good Side Bad Side [MP3 Download]” (1998 album) (Universal, April 10, 2012)
Kraftwerk “The Catalogue [Box set]” (limited-edition box set containing all eight of the German electronic-music pioneers’ albums, packaged in a black box) (U.K. – Astralwerks/EMI, April 9, 2012)
Madness “Forever Young: The Ska Collection” (24 songs) (U.K. – Salvo, April 9, 2012)
Madness “Absolutely [MP3 Download]” (1980 album; 14 songs), “Absolutely Beyond Compare [MP3 Download]” (1980 album; with bonus tracks) (Rhino/Warner, April 10, 2012)
Bette Midler “Live at Last” (1977 album, recorded at the Cleveland Music Hall; remastered; two CDs) (Friday Music, April 10, 2012)
Roachford “Live at Rockpalast” (two-CD set includes 1991 and 2004 concerts; MP3 Download) (Europe – Made in Germany Music, April 9, 2012)
Todd Rundgren’s Utopia “Live at Hammersmith Odeon ’75” (recorded by the BBC on Oct. 9, 1975; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Shout! Factory, April 10, 2012)
Al Stewart “Year of the Cat [Vinyl]” (1976 album; remastered) (Friday Music, April 10, 2012)
Stiff Little Fingers “All the Best [MP3 Download]” (30 tracks) (EMI, April 10, 2012)
Various artists “’80s Monster Ballads” (two CDs) (Cleopatra, April 10, 2012)
Various artists “Philadelphia International Classics: The Tom Moulton Remixes” (four CDs, 31 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Harmless, April 9, 2012)
Various artists “Top 4: The Best of Cold Chillin’ Records” (15 songs, feat. M.C. Shan, Biz Markie, Marley Marl, Kool G Rap & DJ Polo) (Traffic, April 10, 2012)
Various artists “X: Christian Rock Hits! 2012” (20 songs, featuring Switchfoot, Hawk Nelson, TobyMac, Kutless, Skillet, Family Force 5, etc.; MP3 Download) (BEC Recordings, April 10, 2012)
World Party “Arkeology: Diary & Music Collection [Box set]” (five CDs, featuring 70 previously unreleased tracks spanning 25 years; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Seaview/Fontana, April 10, 2012)

 

DVD/Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
ABBA “ABBA: Golden Greats: I Have a Dream [DVD]” (three discs) (eOne, April 10, 2012)
Led Zeppelin “Dazed & Confused: The Story of Led Zeppelin [DVD]” (Cinema Epoch, April 10, 2012)
Liberace “Liberace: The Ultimate Entertainer [DVD]” (two discs) (Timeless Media Group, April 10, 2012)
Various artists “Canadian Popular Music in the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s [DVD]” (three discs) (eOne, April 10, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Fleetwood Mac “Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album [Hardcover]” (authors: Ken Caillat, Steve Stiefel) (Wiley, April 10, 2012)
Carole King “A Natural Woman: A Memoir [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Grand Central Publishing, April 10, 2012)
Zakk Wylde, with Eric Hendrikx “Bringing Metal to the Children: The Complete Berserker’s Guide to World Tour Domination [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (William Morrow/HarperCollins, April 10, 2012)

Next week: April 17, 2012

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