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April 3, 2012

New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Beak (Chicago post-metal quartet) “Eyrie [MP3 Download]” (producer: Neil Strauch; Hear here) (Someoddpilot, April 3, 2012)
Bear in Heaven “I Love You, It’s Cool” (first single: “The Reflection of You”; Hear here; Full stream; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Dead Oceans/Hometapes, April 3, 2012)
Breton “Other People’s Problems” (first single: “Interference”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (FatCat, April 3, 2012)
Candlebox “Love Stories & Other Musings” (nine new songs, with five re-recorded hits; producer: Ken Andrews; first single: “Believe In It”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (AudioNest/Fontana/ Universal, April 3, 2012)
Carter Tutti Void (Throbbing Gristle’s Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti and Factory Floor’s Nik Void) “Transverse” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (U.K. – Mute, April 2, 2012)
Adam Cohen (frontman of Low Millions and son of Leonard Cohen) “Like a Man” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Decca, April 3, 2012)
Dr. John “Locked Down” (producer: The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Nonesuch, April 3, 2012)
Dragonette (Toronto electropop trio) “Let It Go [MP3 Download]” (Hear here) (Dragonette, April 2, 2012)
Feeder “Generation Freakshow” (producers: Grant Nicholas, Matt Sime; first single: “Borders”; Hear here) (U.K. – Big Teeth Music/EMI, April 2, 2012)
First Serve (De La Soul’s Plug 1 & Plug 2 with French production team 2 & 4, aka Chokolate & Khalid) “De La Soul’s Plug 1 & Plug 2 Present First Serve” (first single: “We Made It”; Hear here; Vinyl) (PIAS Recordings, April 3, 2012)
Flying Colors (Mike Portnoy, Dave LaRue, Neal Morse, Casey McPherson and Steve Morse) “Flying Colors” (Hear here) (Music Theories Label/Mascot Label Group, April 3, 2012)
Great Lake Swimmers (Canadian folk rock band) “New Wild Everywhere” (producer: Andy Magoffin; first single: “Easy Come Easy Go”; Hear here) (Nettwerk, April 3, 2012)
High On Fire “De Vermis Mysteriis” (or “Mysteries of the Worm”; producer: Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (eOne Music, April 3, 2012)
Hollis Brown “Nothing & The Famous No One [MP3 Download]” (four-song EP; producer: Adam Landry; guest: Deer Tick’s John McCauley; first single: “Ride On the Train”; Hear here; See here) (Vibe Theory Music, April 3, 2012)
Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson “Thick As a Brick 2” (a sequel to the 1972 classic; MP3 Download) (Capitol, April 3, 2012)

BTW: Track list: 1. “From a Pebble Thrown”; 2. “Pebbles Instrumental”; 3. “Might-have-beens”; 4. “Upper Sixth Loan Shark”; 5. “Banker Bets, Banker Wins”; 6. “Swing It Far”; “7. Adrift And Dumfounded”; 8. “Old School Song”; 9. “Wootton Bassett Town”; 10. “Power and Spirit”; 11. “Give Till It Hurts”; 12. “Cosy Corner”; 13. “Shunt and Shuffle”; 14. “A Change of Horses”; 15. “Confessional”; 16. “Kismet in Suburbia”; 17. “What-ifs, Maybes and Might-have-beens.”

Natalie LeBrecht “Ascend at the Dead End [MP3 Download]” (producers: LeBrecht, Animal Collective’s Avey Tare; Hear here; Read here) (Greenpot Bluepot Music, April 3, 2012)
Lumineers, The (Denver folk-roc trio) “The Lumineers” (producer: Ryan Hadlock; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Dualtone, April 3, 2012)
Nicki Minaj “Pink Friday … Roman Reloaded” (producers: RedOne, Dr. Luke, Hit-Boy, etc.; guests: Nas, Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Bobby V, Beenie Man, Cam’ron, etc.; first single: “Starships”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Republic, April 3, 2012)
MxPx “Plans Within Plans” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Rock City Recording Company, April 3, 2012)
Of Monsters and Men (Icelandic alt-folk sextet) “My Head Is an Animal” (first single: “Little Talks”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Universal Republic, April 3, 2012)
Orbital “Wonky” (British electronic duo’s first album in eight years; producer: Flood; first single: “Never”; Hear here; See here) (U.K. – Orbital, April 2, 2012)
Morgan Page “In the Air” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Nettwerk, April 3, 2012)
Sam Page (pop-rock artist from California) “Waiting for Another Spring [MP3 Download]” (six-song EP; Hear here) (Sam Page, April 1, 2012)
Rascal Flatts “Changed” (producers: Rascal Flatts, Dann Huff; first single: “Banjo”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Big Machine, April 3, 2012)
Marvin Sapp “I Win” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Verity, April 3, 2012)
Obie Trice “Bottoms Up” (producers: Eminem, K.I.D.D., Dame Grease, Rezza Brothers, Emile, Black Milk, Swizz Beatz, No I.D., ILLFONICS, The Neptunes, Dr. Dre; guests: Eminem, Adrian Reeza, Dre Skidne, MC Breed; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Black Market Entertainment, April 3, 2012)
Wallpaper. “#STUPiDFACEDD [MP3 Download]” (first single: “Fucking Best Song Everrr”; Hear here) (Epic, April 3, 2012)
Wilson Phillips “Dedicated” (the trio pays tribute to their famous parents; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Sony Masterworks, April 3, 2012)



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Reissues

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Tab Benoit “Legacy: The Best of Tab Benoit” (14 songs; MP3 Download) (Telarc, April 3, 2012)
Johnny Cash “Bootleg Vol. IV: The Soul of Truth” (two-CD, 51-track collection of gospel and spiritual recordings from the 1970s and ’80s, some previously unreleased; MP3 Download) (Columbia/Legacy, April 3, 2012)
Steven Curtis Chapman “#1s: Volume 1” (13 songs; MP3 Download) (Sparrow, April 3, 2012)
The Checkmates, Ltd. “Love Is All We Have to Give” (1969 album, featuring “Black Pearl”; remastered) (Japan – Universal, April 2, 2012)
Elvis Costello & The Imposters “The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook!!!” (double live album, 35 tracks, recorded during 2011 tour; DVD) (Hip-O/UMe, April 3, 2012)
Doris Day “With a Smile and a Song” (two-CD, 30-track collection of her pop and movie hits; Read here; MP3 Download; DVD) (Sony Masterworks, April 3, 2012)
Depeche Mode “Black Celebration [MP3 Download]” (1986 album) (Rhino/Warner, April 3, 2012)
fIREHOSE “lowFLOWs: the Columbia anthology (’91-’93)” (two CDs, 45 songs; MP3 Download) (Columbia/Legacy, April 3, 2012)
Human League, The “Dare! Deluxe Edition” (1981 album; remastered, with a second CD of bonus tracks, including the U.S. mini-album “Fascination!”) (U.K. – Virgin/EMI, April 2, 2012)
Linda Lewis “A Tear and a Smile: Expanded Edition” (1983 album; remastered, bonus tracks) (U.K. – BBR, April 2, 2012)
Cheryl Lynn “In the Night: Expanded Edition” (1981 album; remastered, bonus tracks) (U.K. – BBR, April 2, 2012)
Meli’sa Morgan “Do Me Baby: Expanded Edition” (1986 album; remastered, bonus tracks) (U.K. – BBR, April 2, 2012)
O’Jays, The “We’ll Never Forget You: The Imperial Years 1963-1966” (U.K. – Shout!, April 2, 2012)
Pointer Sisters “Energy: Expanded Edition” (1978 album; remastered, bonus tracks) (U.K. – BBR, April 2, 2012)
Rene & Angela “Rise: Expanded Edition” (1983 album; remastered, bonus tracks) (U.K. – BBR, April 2, 2012)
Swinging Blue Jeans, The “25 Greatest Hits [MP3 Download]” (EMI, April 3, 2012)
Tavares “Supercharged” (1980 album; remastered) (U.K. – Soulmusic.com, April 2, 2012)
Various artists “Boys Noize — ‘The Remixes’ 2004-2011 [MP3 Download]” (20 songs, featuring remixes of tracks by The Chemical Brothers, Editors, David Lynch, Kaiser Chiefs, Feist, Daft Punk, Cut Copy, etc.; Hear here) (Boysnoize, April 3, 2012)
Various artists “Classic Country, Volume 4 [MP3 Download]” (20 tracks) (Renaissance, April 3, 2012)
will.i.am. “Lost Change: 10th Anniversary Edition” (2002 album; with bonus tracks) (BBE Music/Redeye, April 3, 2012)

 

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DVD/Blu-ray

 

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Madonna “Truth or Dare [DVD]” (1991 documentary film; See here; Blu-ray) (Lionsgate, April 3, 2012)
Various artists “Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio [DVD]” (documentary aired last year on some PBS stations; See here; Read here) (Topics Entertainment, April 3, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Bonnaroo “Bonnaroo: What, Which Was, That, the Other [Paperback]” (edited by Holly George-Warren; essay by Alan Light; Kindle) (Abrams, April 1, 2012)
Richard King “How Soon Is Now?: The Madmen and Mavericks Who Made Independent Music 1975-2005 [Kindle]” (Faber and Faber Music, April 3, 2012)
Loretta Lynn “Honky Tonk Girl: My Life in Lyrics [Hardcover]” (foreword by Elvis Costello; Read here) (Knopf, April 3, 2012)
Olivia Newton-John “Olivia: The Biography of Olivia Newton-John [Paperback]” (author: Tim Ewbank; Kindle) (Piatkus Books, April 1, 2012)
Prince “Purple Rain: Music on Film [Paperback]” (author: John Kenneth Muir; Read here) (Limelight, April 1, 2012)
Johnny Ramone “Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone [Hardcover]” (released eight years after his death; Read here; Kindle) (Abrams Image, April 1, 2012)

Next week: April 10, 2012

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