New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Damon Albarn“Everyday Robots” (first single: “Everyday Robots”; Hear/read here; CD/DVD; MP3)(Warner)
Nat Baldwin (The Dirty Projectors’ bassist)“In the Hollows” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Western Vinyl)
Olga Bell (Russian-born, NYC-based composer/producer)“Krai” (the album title is Russian word for edge, limit, frontier or hinterland; first single: “Perm Krai”; Hear here; MP3)(New Amsterdam)
Alfie Boe (British tenor)“Trust” (released in the U.K. in November 2013; producer: Larry Klein; guests: Booker T. Jones, Jay Bellerose, Lee Sklar; Hear here; MP3)(Manhattan)
The Nels Cline Singers (trio led by the Wilco guitarist)“Macroscope” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Mack Avenue)
Eli Cook (blues guitarist)“Primitive Son” (guests: Leslie West, Pat Travers, Harvey Mandel, Artimus Pyle, Vinny Appice, Tinsley Ellis, Rod Piazza, Eric Gales and members of Gov’t Mule and Double Trouble; Hear here; See here)(Cleopatra)
Brigitte DeMeyer“Savannah Road” (producer: DeMeyer; Hear here; MP3)(The Royal Potato Family / RED)
DWNTWN (L.A. indie-pop band)“DWNTWN [EP]” (five songs; Hear here; MP3)(Jullian)
Edguy (German power metal band)“Space Police: Defenders of the Crown” (Hear here)(Nuclear Blast America)
Embrace“Embrace” (producer: guitarist Richard McNamara; first single: “Refugees”; Hear here; Vinyl)(U.K. – Cooking Vinyl, April 28)
Focus“Golden Oldies” (re-recordings of classic Focus tracks, including “Hocus Pocus,” “Sylvia,” “House of the King”; Hear here; Read here)(U.K. – Cherry Red, April 28)
Framing Hanley“The Sum of Who We Are” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Imagen)
Matt Goss (former lead singer of 1980s pop group Bros)“Life You Imagine: The Complete Sessions” (released in the U.K. in October 2013; producer: Ron Fair; Hear here; MP3)(Virgin)
Jackiem Joyner (jazz saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist)“Evolve” (producer: Joyner; guests: Gerald Albright, Kieko Matsui; Hear here; MP3)(Artistry Music)
Ray LaMontagne“Supernova” (producer: Dan Auerbach; first single: “Supernova”; Hear here; see reissues below)(RCA)
Harvey Mason (Grammy-nominated drummer)“Chameleon” (producers: Mason, Chris Dunn; Hear here; MP3)(Concord)
Miss May I“Rise of the Lion” (producer: Terry Date; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Rise)
Old 97’s“Most Messed Up” (producer: Salim Nourallah; guests: Tommy Stinson, Jon Rauhouse; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(ATO)
Pigeon John (L.A. rapper-singer)“Encino Man” (producers: General Elektriks, Pigeon John; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Megaforce)
Pink Mountaintops (Vancouver rock band)“Get Back” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Jagjaguwar)
Pixies“Indie Cindy” (their first full-length studio album since 1991’s “Trompe le Monde”; producer: Gil Norton; Hear here; MP3)(Pixiesmusic / [PIAS] America)
Prefab Sprout“Crimson/Red” (released in the U.K. in October 2013; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Red River Entertainment)
Rafter“It’s Reggae” (first single: “Wedding Ring Modulator”; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Asthmatic Kitty)
Eli “Paperboy” Reed“Nights Like This” (producer: Reed; Hear here; MP3)(Warner)
The Revelations (soul band)“The Cost of Living” (producers: Bob Perry, Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell; first single: a cover of the Isley Brothers’ “Why When Love Is Gone”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Decision / Red River / Sony RED Music)
The Revere (prog-rock trio from Warrington, Pa.)“Behold, the Sea Itself!” (producers: The Revere; Hear here; MP3)(Rock Ridge Music)
Chris Robinson Brotherhood“Phosphorescent Harvest” (producer: Thom Monahan; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Silver Arrow)
Rodrigo y Gabriela“9 Dead Alive” (producers: Rodrigo y Gabriela; Hear here; See hereMP3)(ATO)
Saliva (new singer Bobby Amaru)“Rise Up” (producer: Bobby Huff; first single: “Rise Up”; Hear here; MP3)(Rum Bum)
Curtis Stigers“Hooray For Love” (includes classics from the Great American Songbook; producers: Stigers, John “Scrapper” Sneider; Hear here; MP3)(Concord)
Lindsey Stirling (electronic artist and violinist)“Shatter Me” (guests: Lzzy Hale, Dia Frampton; Hear here; MP3)(Lindsey Stomp Music)
Strange Talk (Melbourne-based alt-pop quartet)“Cast Away” (producers: Strange Talk; first single: “Climbing Walls”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Wind-up)
The String Cheese Incident“Song In My Head” (the band’s 20th anniversary; it’s their first album in nine years; producer: Jerry Harrison; first single: “Colorado Bluebird Sky,” feat. Zac Brown; Hear here; MP3)(SCI Fidelity / Loud & Proud)
Timeflies (electro-pop duo)“After Hours” (guests: T-Pain, Fabolous, Katie Sky; first single: “All the Way”; Hear here; MP3)(Island)
Toto“35th Anniversary Tour: Live in Poland” (two-CD album recorded on June 25, 2013, in Lodz, Poland; available on DVD and Blu-ray; See here; MP3)(Eagle Rock)
Chad VanGaalen“Shrink Dust” (first single: “Where Are You?”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Sub Pop)
Ben Watt (of Everything But the Girl)“Hendra” (his first solo album since 1983; guests: David Gilmour, Bernard Butler, Ewan Pearson; Hear here; MP3)(Unmade Road / Caroline)
Wye Oak“Shriek” (producers: Wye Oak, Nicolas Vernhes; first single: “The Tower”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Merge)
Yanni“Inspirato” (a collaboration with Placido Domingo and Ric Wake; guests: Domingo, Renée Fleming, Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson, Placido Domingo Jr., etc.; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Sony Music Masterworks)

More Releases for the Week of April 29, 2014

New stuff (MP3s)

Brody Dalle (ex-Distillers front woman and wife of Josh Homme)“Diploid Love [MP3]” (producers: Dalle, Alain Johannes; first single: “Meet the Foetus / Oh the Joy”; Hear here; CD)(Queen of Hearts Inc. / Caroline)
Doss (electronic producer-singer)“Doss [MP3]” (four-song EP; first single: “The Way I Feel”; Hear here; Vinyl)(Acéphale)
Elizaveta (Russian-American pianist, singer/songwriter and opera singer)“Hero [MP3]” (five-song EP; Hear here)(Flower Army / Universal Republic, April 28)
Gambles“I Can’t Keep Still When It Comes To You [MP3]” (four-song EP; Hear here; See here)(GMBLS)
Glee Cast“Glee: The Music, Opening Night [MP3]” (five songs; Hear here)(Columbia)
Archie Powell & The Exports (noisy pop rock from Kansas City, Mo.)“Back in Black [MP3]” (producer: Jonathan Alvin; Hear here)(Team Cool, April 28)
Dan Sartain“Dudesblood [MP3]” (Hear here; See here)(One Little Indian)
The Show (Pittsburgh indie-rock quartet)“… Until You Know What It’s Like to Stand Where There Is No Ground. [MP3]” (six-song EP; producers: The Show, Matthew Vaughan; first single: “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”; ReverbNation; See here; Vinyl)(The Show USA)
The Silent Scene (NYC indie-pop/dance quartet)“Heartbeat (Richard Grey Remix) [MP3]” (ReverbNation; See here)(Lollywood, April 28)
Various artists“Neighbors (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [MP3]” (Seth Rogen/Zac Efron film opens May 9; features a mashup of Missy Elliott’s “Get Ur Freak On” and The Black Keys’ “Keep Me,” plus songs by Fergie, Nappy Roots, Icona Pop, K’naan, Theophilus London, Kesha, etc.; first single: Flo Rida’s “Freaking Out”; See here; Read here)(Atlantic)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Cannonball Adderley“The Black Messiah” (1970 album; remastered; two CDs)(Real Gone Music)
Boy Meets Girl“Reel Life: Expanded Edition” (1988 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks; Read here)(U.K. – Cherry Pop, April 28)
The Crabb Family“ICON” (best-of)(Gaither Music Group / UMe)
Creedence Clearwater Revival“Greatest Hits”(Fantasy)
The Cryan’ Shames“A Scratch in the Sky: Deluxe Expanded Mono Edition” (1967 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks; Hear here; Read here)(U.K. – Now Sounds / Cherry Red, April 28)
Taylor Dayne“Can’t Fight Fate: Deluxe Edition” (1989 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks and a second CD of bonus material; Read here), “Soul Dancing: Deluxe Edition” (1993 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks and a second CD of bonus material; Read here)(U.K. – Cherry Pop, April 28)
The Deviants (U.K. punk legends)“Barbarian Princes Live In Japan 1999 [Vinyl]” (Read here)(U.K. – Gonzo Multimedia, April 28)
The Dramatics“Greatest Slow Jams” (12 tracks; MP3)(Stax)
The Family Dogg (group included Albert Hammond)“A Way of Life: Anthology 1967-1976” (two CDs, 51 songs; John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and John Bonham played on some tracks; See here; Read here)(U.K. – RPM / Cherry Red, April 28)
Ohio Express“Beg, Borrow and Steal: The Complete Cameo Recordings” (16 tracks)(Real Gone Music)
Pretty Boy Floyd“The Ultimate Pretty Boy Floyd” (15 tracks)(Cleopatra)
Steve Roach“Structures From Silence” (1984 album; 30th anniversary three-CD remastered edition; Hear here)(Projekt)
Rush“Rush: reDISCovered LP Box” (1974 album; remastered, pressed on 200g, audiophile grade vinyl, with a reproduction of the first Rush promp poster, three lithographs, a Rush family tree poster and a digital download card; Read here)(Mercury / UMe)
Barbra Streisand, et al“Funny Girl: Original Broadway Cast Recording [Box set]” (50th anniversary deluxe edition with a remastered CD, vinyl LP and a 48-page book; Read here; MP3)(Capitol / UMe)
Vanilla Fudge“The Complete Atco Singles” (19 tracks)(Real Gone Music)
Various artists“so80s (So Eighties) Presents ZTT” (two CDs, 13 tracks; Blank & Jones remixes of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, The Art of Noise, Propaganda, etc.; Hear/see here; Read here)(U.K. – Soundcolours, April 28)
The Villains“Let’s Dance with the Villains: The Batman Theme” (Vinyl)(Somerset / Rock Beat)
Rick Wakeman“White Rock” (1977 album; remastered)(Real Gone Music)
The Who“Live: Chicago IL 9/23/02” (two CDs; Read here)(Encore Series)
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys“Riding Your Way: The Lost Transcriptions for Tiffany Music, 1946-1947” (two CDs, 25 tracks)(Real Gone Music)
Cassandra Wilson“Blue Light ‘Til Dawn: 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition” (1994 album; remastered, with three previously unreleased live recordings from her 1994 European tour; Read here)(Blue Note / UMe)
X“Under the Big Black Sun (Expanded & Remastered Edition)” (1982 album; remastered)(Real Gone Music)

More Releases for the Week of April 29, 2014

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Dawn (Swedish melodic black metal band)“The Eternal Forest: Demo Years ’91-’93 [MP3]”(Century Media)
EPMD“Business Never Personal [MP3]” (1992 album)(Def Jam)
Hard-Fi“Best of 2004-2014 [MP3]” (19 tracks)(Rhino / Warner)
John Lee Hooker“The Best of Friends [MP3]” (1998 album)(Shout! Factory)
Ray LaMontagne“The Collection [MP3]” (four complete albums)(RCA)
Ramones“The Sire Years 1976-1981 [MP3]”(Rhino / Warner)
Saxon“St. George’s Day Sacrifice – Live In Manchester [MP3]” (recorded last year and produced by lead singer Biff Byford; Read here)(UDR Music)
Ronnie Spector“Playlist: The Very Best of Ronnie Spector [MP3]” (14 songs)(Legacy Recordings)

DVD / Blu-ray

The Allman Brothers Band“The Allman Brothers Band 40: March 26, 2009, 40th Anniversary Show, Beacon Theatre [DVD]”(Peach Records Associates)
The Beatles“Biography: The Beatles’ Women [DVD]” (See here)(A&E Television Networks)
Boy George“Biography: Boy George [DVD]” (See here)(A&E Television Networks)
Boyz II Men“Biography: Boyz II Men [DVD]” (See here)(A&E Television Networks)
The Clash“The Rise and Fall of The Clash [DVD]” (2012 documentary directed by Danny Garcia; See here; Amazon Instant Video)(Shout! Factory)
Jim Gaffigan“Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed [DVD]” (See here; Blu-ray)(Comedy Central)
Genesis“Biography: Genesis [DVD]” (See here)(A&E Television Networks)
Guns N’ Roses“Biography: Guns N’ Roses [DVD]” (See here)(A&E Television Networks)
Vanessa Hudgens, James Earl Jones, Rosario Dawson, et al“Gimme Shelter [DVD]” (Blu-ray)(Lions Gate)
Whitney Houston“Biography: Whitney Houston [DVD]” (See here)(A&E Television Networks)
Billy Idol“Biography: Billy Idol [DVD]” (See here)(A&E Television Networks)
Metallica“Biography: Metallica [DVD]” (See here)(A&E Television Networks)
The Milk Carton Kids“Live From Lincoln Theatre [DVD]” (filmed in Columbus, Ohio; See here)(ANTI- / Epitaph)
Donny & Marie Osmond“Biography: Donny & Marie Osmond [DVD]” (See here)(A&E Television Networks)
Pink Floyd“Biography: Pink Floyd [DVD]” (See here)(A&E Television Networks)
The Rolling Stones“Biography: The Rolling Stones [DVD]” (See here)(A&E Television Networks)
Bruce Springsteen“Biography: Bruce Springsteen [DVD]”(A&E Television Networks)
Cat Stevens“Biography: Cat Stevens [DVD]” (See here)(A&E Television Networks)
Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline“Sophie’s Choice (Collector’s Edition) [Blu-ray/DVD]” (1982 film)(Shout! Factory)
Daniel J. Travanti, Veronica Hamel, Bruce Weitz, et al“Hill Street Blues: The Complete Series [DVD]” (34 discs; music by Mike Post; Read here)(Shout! Factory)
Vanilla Ice“Biography: Vanilla Ice [DVD]” (See here)(A&E Television Networks)
Various artists“The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection [Blu-ray]” (eight-disc includes “State Fair,” “Oklahoma!,” “Carousel,” “South Pacific,” “The King and I” and “The Sound of Music”)(20th Century Fox)
The Who“Biography: The Who [DVD]” (See here)(A&E Television Networks)
Stevie Wonder“Biography: Stevie Wonder [DVD]” (See here)(A&E Television Networks)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of April 29, 2014

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
The Kinks“God Save The Kinks: A Biography [Paperback]” (author: Rob Jovanovic)(Aurum Press Ltd., May 1)
Muse“Out of This World: The Story of Muse [Paperback]” (author: Mark Beaumont; Kindle)(Omnibus Press, May 1)
Tom Petty“Tom Petty: Rock ‘n’ Roll Guardian [Paperback]” (author: Andrea M. Rotondo; Kindle)(Omnibus Press, May 1)
Rage Against the Machine“Know Your Enemy: The Story of Rage Against the Machine [Paperback]” (author: Joel McIver; Kindle)(Omnibus Press, May 1)
Mark James Russell“K-POP Now! The Korean Music Revolution [Paperback]” (Kindle)(Tuttle Publishing)

More Book Releases for the Week of April 29, 2014

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