New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

The Afghan Whigs“Do to the Beast” (their first album in 16 years; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Sub Pop)
Ian Anderson“Homo Erraticus” (Read here; Deluxe edition; Vinyl; MP3)(Calliandra / Kscope)
Del Barber (Juno Award nominee)“Prairieography” (producers: Barber, Bill Western; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3; see related reissue below)(True North)
Bobby Bare Jr.’s Young Criminals’ Starvation League“Undefeated” (Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Bloodshot)
The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo)“The Both” (first single: “Milwaukee”; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(SuperEgo)
Breathe Carolina“Savages” (producer: Ian Kirkpatrick; guests: Karmin, Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria, Tyler Carter of Issues; Hear here; MP3)(Fearless)
Jack Bruce“Silver Rails” (the founding member of Cream’s first album in 10 years; producer: Rob Cass; guests: Phil Manzanera, Robin Trower, Bernie Marsden, Uli Jon Roth, John Medeski, Malcolm Bruce, Cindy Blackman Santana; Hear here; Deluxe edition)(Esoteric Antenna)
Chet Faker (Australian electronica musician Nicholas James Murphy)“Built on Glass” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Downtown)
Rodney Crowell“Tarpaper Sky” (producer: Crowell; Hear here; LP + MP3)(New West)
Justin Currie (of Del Amitri)“Lower Reaches” (released in his native U.K. last year; U.S. version has two bonus tracks; producer: Mike McCarthy; Hear here; MP3)(Compass)
Krishna Das“Kirtan Wallah” (Hear here; MP3)(Krishna Das Music)
Deleted Scenes (D.C. quartet)“Lithium Burn” (first single: “Stutter,” feat. Dustin Diamond; Hear here; MP3)(Park the Van)
Jason Derulo“Talk Dirty” (producers: Timbaland, DJ Mustard, Red One, Wallpaper, The Cataracts, Ammo and Martin Johnson, Jon Bellion, etc.; guests: 2 Chainz, Snoop Dogg, Tyga, Kid Ink, Jordin Sparks; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Warner)
Gord Downie, The Sadies, and The Conquering Sun“Gord Downie, The Sadies, and The Conquering Sun” (producers: Downie, The Sadies; first single: “Crater”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Arts & Crafts)
Emmure“Eternal Enemies” (Hear here; MP3)(Victory)
Fucked Up (Toronto hardcore group)“Year of the Dragon” (12-inch single; Vinyl)(Tank Crimes)
Emerson Hart (of Tonic)“Beauty in Disrepair” (producer: David Hodges; first single: “The Best That I Can Give”; Hear here; MP3)(BMG Rights Management)
Mark Hummel (blues harmonica player)“The Hustle Is Really On” (guests: Little Charlie Baty, Anson Funderburgh, Kid Andersen; Hear here; MP3)(Electro-Fi)
Ikebe Shakedown (instrumental soul band)“Stone By Stone” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Ubiquity)
Ziggy Marley“Fly Rasta” (producers: Marley, Dave Cooley; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Tuff Gong)
Jessica Lea Mayfield“Make My Head Sing” (Hear here; MP3)(ATO)
Ingrid Michaelson“Lights Out” (guests: Greg Laswell, Matt Kearney, Trent Dabbs, Storyman; first single: “Girls Chase Boys”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Cabin 24/Mom+Pop)
Stanton Moore (of Galactic)“Conversations” (his first straight-ahead jazz album; Hear here; MP3)(The Royal Potato Family)
Ken Navarro“Ruby Lane” (Hear here; MP3)(Positive Music)
NEEDTOBREATHE“Rivers in the Wasteland” (producers: Joe Chiccarelli, Kevin Augunas, Ed Cash, Jerrod Bettis; first single: “The Heart”; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Atlantic)
Justin Nozuka“Ulysees” (first single: “Right By You”; Hear here; MP3)(Glassnote)
The Oak Ridge Boys“Boys Night Out” (their first live country album; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Cleopatra)
Billy Porter (“Kinky Boots” Tony and Grammy Award winner)“Billy’s Back on Broadway” (guest: Cyndi Lauper; Hear here)(Sh-K-Boom / Concord)
The Secret Sisters“Put Your Needle Down” (producer: T Bone Burnett; first single: “Rattlin’ My Bones”; Hear here; Vinyl)(Universal Republic)
Sevendust“Time Travelers & Bonfires” (acoustic studio album features six new songs and six reimaginations of past hits; Hear here; MP3)(7Bros. / ADA)
Jill Sobule“Dottie’s Charms [Vinyl]” (her first album in more than five years; her first concept album, featuring lyrical contributions from many celebrated authors; Hear here; MP3)(Pinko, April 19 – Record Store Day)
The Strange Familiar“The Day the Light Went Out” (first single: “Rain”; Hear here; MP3)(Krian Music Group)
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives“The Gospel Music of Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives” (live album; Hear here)(Chordant / Gaither Music Group)
Tears For Fears“Ready Boys & Girls? [Vinyl]” (includes covers of Animal Collective’s “My Girls,” Arcade Fire’s “Ready to Start” and Hot Chip’s “Boy From School”; Hear here)(The Artists Organization, April 19 – Record Store Day)
Various artists“NOW That’s What I Call Music! 87” (Read here)(U.K. – Sony Music / Universal, April 14)
Jessica Williams“With Love” (Hear here; MP3)(OriginArts)
Dan Wilson“Love Without Fear” (the former Semisonic frontman’s first solo album since 2007; guests: Natalie Maines, Sara Bareilles, Blake Mills, Missy Higgins, Sara Watkins; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Ballroom Music, LLC)

More Releases for the Week of April 15, 2014

New stuff (MP3s)

Cory Mon (Salt Lake City pop-rock group)“North [MP3]” (ReverbNation)(Cory Mon)
Marshall Crenshaw“Red Wine [MP3]” (Hear here; Vinyl)(Red River Entertainment)
Dalhous“Visibility Is a Trap [MP3]” (five-song EP; Hear here; See here)(Blackest Ever Black, April 14)
Glee Cast“Glee The Music, Season 5: Bash [MP3]” (six-song EP; Hear here)(Columbia)
Linwood (Columbus, Ohio, rock duo)“Closer to Clear [MP3]” (producer: Andrew Goldring; ReverbNation)(Linwood)
Jordan Lebron Massey (R&B singer)“Alive [MP3]” (ReverbNation)(558437 Records DK, April 17)
Paolo Nutini“Iron Sky EP [MP3]” (five songs; Hear here)(Atlantic)
Opera Mort“Dédales [MP3]” (Hear here)(Alter, April 14)
Franc Robert“Ride the Iron Road [MP3]” (producer: Robert; first single: “Chihuahua Blues”; ReverbNation)(Blue Chihuahua)
Shonen Knife“Overdrive [MP3]” (Hear here)(Good Charamel)
Skyward (Harrisonburg, Va., alt-rock quintet)“Drift [MP3]” (six-song EP; producer: Jason Andrews; guests: Christine Pang, Spencer Holleman; first single: “Sing It Back”; ReverbNation)(Skyward)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Del Barber“Headwaters” (2012 album; Hear here)(True North)
Bee Gees“The Warner Bros. Years 1987-1991 [Box set]” (five discs, 71 songs; MP3)(Rhino)
Black Sabbath“The Complete Albums 1970-1978 [Box set]” (eight CDs, 64 songs; MP3)(Rhino)
Sir Colin Davis (the famed British conductor died in April 2013 at age 85)“The Complete RCA Legacy [Box set]” (51 CDs, 521 songs; Read here; MP3)(Sony Masterworks)
Dead Kennedys“Original Singles Collection [Vinyl box set]” (original 7-inch vinyl singles from 1979-82)(Manifesto)
The Dictators“Faster… Louder: The Dictators’ Best 1975-2001” (20-song, multi-label anthology; Hear here; Read here)(Raven)
Emmylou Harris“Pieces of the Sky” (1975 album; remastered), “Elite Hotel” (1975 album; remastered)(Rhino Flashback)
Emmylou Harris and the Hot Band“Cowboy Angels” (1975 live radio broadcast)(All Access)
Ottmar Liebert“Bare Wood 2002-2012” (12 acoustic songs; MP3)(Spiral Subwave)
The Lettermen“The First Four Albums and More!” (two CDs, 58 tracks; contains the albums “A Song for Your Love,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Jim, Tony and Bob” and “College Standards,” with 10 bonus tracks; Hear/read here)(Complete 60s)
Donna Loren“These Are the Good Times: The Complete Capitol Recordings” (29 tracks, eight previously unreleased; Read here)(U.K. – Now Sounds / Cherry Red, April 14)
Brian McKnight“Greatest Hits”(MP3)(eOne Music)
Mountain“The Best of Mountain [Vinyl]” (1973 album; remastered)(Friday Music)
Nas“Illmatic XX” (20th anniversary edition of the 1994 album; remastered, with bonus material; Vinyl; MP3)(Columbia / Legacy)
Lou Reed“Winter At The Roxy: The 1976 L.A. Broadcast” (1975 live radio broadcast)(Goldfish)
Linda Ronstadt“Prisoners in Disguise” (1975 album; remastered), “Hasten Down the Wind” (1976 album; remastered), “Living in the USA” (1978 album; remastered)(Rhino Flashback)
Various artists“America’s Greatest Hits Vol. 8, 1957” (21 No. 1s and seven No. 2s; Read here; MP3)(Acrobat)
Various artists“Hard To Find Jukebox Classics 1963: Rock, Rhythm & Pop” (30 tracks; Hear/read here)(Hit Parade)
The Winery Dogs (Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Richie Kotzen)“The Winery Dogs Special Edition” (2013 album; with a second CD, “Unleashed in Japan 2013”), “Dog Treats: The Winery Dogs Deluxe Special Edition” (includes a DVD of music videos, interviews, demos and studio diary)(Loud & Proud)

More Releases for the Week of April 15, 2014

Reissues (MP3s)

Mary Kay Place“Tonite! At The Capri Lounge … Loretta Haggers [MP3]” (1976 album; with one bonus track; it reached No. 6 on Billboard’s country album chart; Hear here), “Aimin’ to Please [MP3]” (1977 album; with one bonus track)(Columbia / Legacy)
Maggie & Terre Roche“Seductive Reasoning [MP3]” (1975 album)(Columbia / Legacy)

DVD / Blu-ray

Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, et al“The Nut Job [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray)(Universal Studios)
John Candy, Jean Louisa Kelly, et al“Uncle Buck [Blu-ray + Digital HD]” (1989 film)(Universal Studios)
George Carlin“George Carlin Double Feature: George’s Best Stuff / You Are All Diseased [DVD],” “George Carlin Double Feature: Complaints & Grievances / Doin’ It Again [DVD]”(MPI Home Video)
Judi Dench, Steve Coogan“Philomena [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray)(Anchor Bay)
Ice Cube, Kevin Hart“Ride Along [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray)(Universal Studios)
Elton John“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road [Blu-ray Audio]” (1973 album; remastered)(Island / UMe)
Jason Lee, Jeremy London, et al“Mallrats [Blu-ray + Digital HD]” (1995 film)(Universal Studios)
Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, et al“Double Indemnity: 70th Anniversary [Blu-ray + Digital HD]” (1944 film)(Universal Studios)
Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Ben Stiller, et al“Reality Bites: 20th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray + Digital HD]” (1994 film)(Universal Studios)
Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray)(20th Century Fox)
Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Anniston“Rock Star [Blu-ray]” (2001 film; See here)(Warner Home Video)
Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, et al“Touch of Evil [Blu-ray + Digital HD]” (1958 film)(Universal Studios)
Yes“Live Hemel Hempstead Pavillion, October 3rd 1971 [DVD]” (See here)(Gonzo)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of April 15, 2014

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher:
Philip Bailey“Shining Star: Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind & Fire [Hardcover]” (co-authors: Keith and Kent Zimmerman; Kindle)(Viking Adult)
The Band“The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music [Hardcover]” (author: Craig Harris)(Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, April 16)
Bert Berns“Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm & Blues [Hardcover]” (author: Joel Selvin; Read here)(Counterpoint)
Glen Campbell“Life with My Father Glen Campbell [Hardcover]” (authors: Debby Campbell, Mark Bego)(Omnibus Press, April 14)
Max Cavalera“My Bloody Roots: From Sepultura to Soulfly and Beyond: The Autobiography [Paperback]” (author: Joel McIver)(Jawbone Press)
Leonard Cohen“A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen [Hardcover]” (author: Liel Leibovitz; Kindle)(W.W. Norton & Company, April 14)
Harvey Kubernik“Turn Up the Radio! Rock, Pop, and Roll in Los Angeles 1956–1972 [Hardcover]” (foreword by Tom Petty)(Santa Monica Press)
Lori Majewski, Jonathan Bernstein“Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s [Paperback]” (foreword by Nick Rhodes; afterword by Moby; Kindle)(Abrams Image)
Bill Medley“The Time of My Life: A Righteous Brother’s Memoir [Hardcover]” (co-author: Mike Marino; foreword by Billy Joel; Kindle)(Da Capo Press)
Elvis Presley“The Elvis Movies [Hardcover]” (author: James L. Neibaur)(Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, April 16)

More Book Releases for the Week of April 15, 2014

Next week: April 22, 2014

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