New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
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)

Artist: Title: Label:
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)

Artist: Title: Label:
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

Artist: Title: Label/studio:
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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