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April 2, 2013

New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Adema “Topple the Giants [EP]” (their first recordings in six years and their first with guitarist Tim Fluckey as lead singer; Hear here; MP3) (Pavement Entertainment)
Alkaline Trio “My Shame Is True” (producers: Bill Stevenson, Jason Livermore; Hear here; MP3) (Heart & Skull / Epitaph)
Authority Zero “The Tipping Point” (producer: Cameron Webb; Hear here; MP3) (Hardline Entertainment)
The Band Perry “Pioneer” (producer: Dann Huff; first single: “Better Dig Two”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Republic Nashville)
The Besnard Lakes (Montreal indie rock band) “Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO” (first single: “People of the Sticks”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Jagjaguwar)
The Black Angels “Indigo Meadow” (producer: John Congleton; first single: “Don’t Play With Guns”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Blue Horizon)
Bleached “Ride Your Heart” (first single: “Next Stop”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Dead Oceans)
Charles Bradley “Victim of Love” (Hear here; MP3) (Dunham/Daptone)
Bring Me the Horizon (British metalcore band) “Sempiternal” (producer: Terry Date; first single: “Sleepwalking”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Epitaph)
British Sea Power “Machineries of Joy [MP3]” (Hear here; Read/see here) (Rough Trade)
Bobby Browser (Oakland-based dance artist Andre Ferreira) “Still Browsing [MP3]” (four-song EP; first single: “As Far As I Know”; Hear here) (100% Silk)
Caveman (five-man vibe collective from NYC) “Caveman” (producers: Nick Stumpf, Albert Di Fiore; first single: “In the City”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Fat Possum)
Petula Clark (now 80) “Lost in You” (her first original English language album in 15 years; producer: John Williams; first single: “Cut Copy Me”; Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3) (The End)
Gerald Clayton (jazz pianist) “Life Forum” (guests: Gretchen Parlato, Sachal Vasandani, poet Carl Hancock Rux; Hear here; MP3) (Concord Jazz)
Cold War Kids “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts” (first single: “Miracle Mile”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Downtown)
Darling Parade (Nashville indie band) “Battle Scars and Broken Hearts” (first single: “Ghost”; Hear here) (Page 2 Music)
Victor DeLorenzo (Violent Femmes drummer) “Victor DeLorenzo [MP3]” (Hear here; Read here) (BFRecordings, April 1)
Sean Forbes (Detroit-based deaf rapper) “Perfect Imperfection” (Hear here; MP3) (D-PAN Entertainment / Web Entertainment / Kobalt Music Group)
Gun Outfit “Hard Coming Down [MP3]” (first single: “Flyin’ Low, Maria”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (PPM)
Xander Harris (Austin-based Justin Sweatt) “The New Dark Age of Love” (first single: “Night Fantasy”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Not Not Fun)
Beth Hart “Bang Bang Boom Boom” (producer: Kevin Shirley; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Provogue / Mascot Label Group)
Hawk Nelson “Made” (producer: Seth Mosley; first single: “Words,” feat. Bart Millard of MercyMe; Hear here; Read here) (Fair Trade Services)
Heavy Hawaii (San Diego alt-rock group) “Goosebumps” (first single: “Washing Machine”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Art Fag Recordings)
Hem “Departure and Farewell” (producer: guitarist Gary Maurer; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Hem)
Killswitch Engage (original vocalist Jesse Leach rejoins) “Disarm the Descent” (producer: Andy Sheap; first single: “In Due Time”; Hear here; Special Edition; MP3) (Roadrunner)
Kinski (Seattle rock band) “Cosy Moments” (producer: Randall Dunn; first single: “Conflict Free Diamonds”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Kill Rock Stars)
Andrew Leahey & The Homestead “Summer Sleeves [MP3]” (four-song EP; producers: Leahey, guitarist Phil Heesen III, JL Hodges; Hear here) (Andrew Leahey & The Homestead)
LostAlone “I’m a UFO in This City [MP3]” (producers: Jacknife Lee, Greg Wells; Hear here) (The End)
Luxury Liners (Carter Tanton’s side project) “They’re Flowers” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Western Vinyl)
Merchandise (Tampa-based band) “Totale Nite [MP3]” (five-song EP; Hear here) (Night-People)
Milk Music “Cruise Your Illusion” (first single: “I’ve Got a Wild Feeling”; Hear here) (Fat Possum)
Mudhoney “Vanishing Point” (first single: “The Only Son of the Widow from Nain”; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Sub Pop)
New Kids on the Block “10” (their first album since 2008; Hear here; MP3) (The Block)
Jonas Reinhardt “Mask of the Maker” (first single: “Elimination Street”; Hear here; MP3) (Not Not Fun)
Kenny Roby “Memories & Birds” (the Raleigh, N.C.-based singer-songwriter is a founding member of Six String Drag; this is his first new album in more than six years; producers: Roby, Jason Merritt; Hear here; MP3) (Little Criminal)
Summers (British rockers) “364 [MP3]” (first single: “Superhero”; Hear here) (Summers)
Telekinesis “Dormarion” (producer: Chris Walla; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Merge)
B.J. Thomas “The Living Room Sessions” (covers of his classic hits; producer: Kyle Lehning; guests: Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, Keb’ Mo’, Isaac Slade of The Fray, Richard Marx, Steve Tyrell; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Wrinkled)
Tyler, The Creator “Wolf” (Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3) (Odd Future / Columbia)
Various artists “The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver” (contributors: Dave Matthews, My Morning Jacket, Train, Amos Lee, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Brandi Carlile, Lucinda Williams, Josh Ritter, Old Crow Medicine Show, Evan Dando, etc.; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (ATO)
Vondelpark (London band) “Seabed” (first single: “California Analog Dream”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (R&S / Redeye)
Warbeast (Texas thrash heavyweights) “Destroy” (producer: Philip H. Anselmo; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Housecore)
Gretchen Wilson “Right on Time” (producer: Wilson; guest: Josh Malter; first single: “Still Rollin'”; Hear here; MP3) (Redneck)
Wolf Eyes “No Answer: Lower Floors [MP3]” (Hear here) (De Stijl)

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Reissues

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Barbara & Ernie (Barbara Massey & Ernie Calabria) “Prelude To …” (1971 album; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
Jerry Butler “Love’s On the Menu [MP3]” (1976 album) (Motown / UMe)
Eagles “The Studio Albums 1972-1979 [Box set]” (six CDs, from “Eagles” to “The Long Run”; Read here) (Elektra/Rhino)
Jose Feliciano “Jose Feliciano [MP3]” (1981 album) (Motown / UMe)
Arthur Fielder, Boston Pops & Chet Atkins “The Pops Goes Country / The Pops Goes West” (1966, 1968 albums on one CD; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
The Four Tops “50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1964-1972” (three CDs; MP3) (Motown)
David Garrett “14” (recorded in 1994 when the German classical violinist was 14; Hear here; MP3) (Deutsche Grammophon)
Eydie Gorme & The Trio Los Panchos “Amor / More Amor” (1964, 1965 albums on one CD; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
Grateful Dead “Dick’s Picks Volume 24: Cow Palace, Daly City, CA 3/23/74” (two CDs; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
Jack the Lad (U.K. folk-rock group included three members from Lindisfarne) “It’s Jack the Lad [MP3]” (1974 album) (Virgin / EMI)
Tom Jans “Take Heart / Tom Jans” (1971, 1974 albums on one CD; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
Jewel “Jewel: The Greatest Hits Remixed [MP3]” (10 tracks) (Rhino)
Albert King “Born Under a Bad Sign” (1967 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks; Read here) (Stax)
Gladys Knight & The Pips “Silk N’ Soul + The Nitty Gritty [MP3]” (1968, 1969 albums; 26 songs) (Motown / UMe)
Steve Lawrence “Winners! / On a Clear Day” (1963, 1970 albums on one CD; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
Mad Season “Above (Deluxe Edition)” (1995 album; remastered; two CDs and one DVD, featuring unreleased tracks from the band’s unfinished second album; the DVD contains their last concert performance; Read here) (Columbia/Legacy)
Mouse and the Traps “The Fraternity Years [Vinyl]” (16 tracks, including “A Public Execution”; CD) (U.K. – Ace, April 1)
Alfred Newman “The Diary of Anne Frank” (1959 soundtrack album; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
Night Plane “Night Plane” (first CD release of 1982 album; guests: Steve Lukather, Craig Doerge, Danny Kortchmar, Kenny Edwards, Russ Kunkle, Bob Glaub, Rosemary Butler, Bryan Savage; Hear here) (Weberworks)
Don Nix “Living By the Days” (1971 album; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
The Polyphonic Spree “Live From Austin TX [MP3]” (2007 album) (New West, April 1)
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas “50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1962-1972” (MP3) (Motown)
Rilo Kiley “RKives” (B-sides and rarities; Vinyl; MP3) (Little Record Company)
The Rolling Stones “Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out: The Rolling Stones in Concert (Anniversary Edition) [CD/DVD]” (1970 album; remastered; three CDs and a bonus DVD containing the film) (ABKCO)
Diana Ross & The Supremes “Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations & Together [MP3]” (1968, 1969 albums) (Motown / UMe)
RTZ “Return to Zero [MP3]” (1991 album) (Rhino / Warner)
Streetheart “Action: The Best of Streetheart [MP3]” (Warner Music Canada)
The Temptations “Live At The Copa & With a Lot of Soul [MP3]” (1968, 1967 albums; 24 songs) (Motown / UMe)
Various artists “Kev Beadle Presents Private Collection: Independent Jazz Sounds from the Seventies and Eighties” (19 songs; Read here; MP3) (BBE Music / Redeye)
Various artists “The Early Years: The Early Songwriting Genius of David Gates 1962-1967” (32 songs written by Gates before he formed Bread, and covered by other artists, plus one Gates demo; artists include The Murmaids, Ann-Margret, Shelley Fabares, Connie Stevens, Johnny Burnette, Merry Clayton, Jody Miller, The Lettermen, more; Read here; MP3) (Rare Rockin’ / Redeye)
Various artists “Music For Dancefloors: The KPM Music Library” (two CDs, 34 tracks; Read here; MP3) (Strut)
Various artists “Smooth Ride: Ultimate Driving Collection [MP3]” (1998 jazz compilation; 12 songs) (Hip-O / UMe)
Various artists “Ultra Music Festival 2013” (15 songs; MP3) (Ultra Music)
Grover Washington Jr. “Anthology [MP3]” (1972 compilation) (Motown / UMe)
Margaret Whiting “The Wheel of Hurt” (1966 album; remastered, with 13 bonus tracks), “Maggie Isn’t Margaret Anymore / Pop Country” (1967, 1968 albums on one CD; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
Gin Wigmore “Gravel & Wine” (international edition of the New Zealand singer-songwriter’s 2011 album includes a bonus track, “Don’t Stop”; Hear here; MP3) (Polydor)

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DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Tom Hanks “That Thing You Do! [Blu-ray]” (1996 film) (20th Century Fox)
Barbra Streisand “Hello, Dolly! [Blu-ray]” (1969 film) (20th Century Fox)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Julian Cope “Copendium [Paperback]” (Faber and Faber, April 4)
Bruce Springsteen “Springsteen on Springsteen: Interviews, Speeches, and Encounters [Hardcover]” (edited by Jeff Burger; Kindle) (Chicago Review Press, April 1)

Next week: April 9

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