New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
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)

Artist: Title: Label:
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)

Artist: Title: Label:
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)

Artist: Title: Label:
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

Artist: Title: Label/studio:
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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