New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
The Airborne Toxic Effect “Such Hot Blood” (producer: Jacquire King; first single: “Timeless”; Hear here; MP3) (Island)
Alessi’s Ark “The Still Life” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Bella Union)
Beacon (Brooklyn duo) “The Ways We Separate” (Hear here; MP3) (Ghostly International)
The Blow Monkeys “Feels Like a New Morning [MP3]” (with a bonus acoustic disc; Hear here; CD) (U.K. – Cherry Red, April 29)
Jessica Campbell “The Anchor & The Sail” (producer: Cason Cooley; guest: Dave Barnes; Hear here; MP3) (Rock Ridge Music)
Kenny Chesney “Life On a Rock” (producers: Chesney, Buddy Cannon; first single: “Pirate Flag”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Blue Chair / Columbia Nashville)
!!! (chk chk chk) “Thr!!!er” (producer: Spoon drummer Jim Eno; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Warp)
Coyote Clean Up (Detroit DJ-musician Ice Cold Chrissy) “2 Hot 2 Wait” (first single: “Awesome Luv”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (100% Silk)
Daughter (London folk-rock trio) “If You Leave” (producers: guitarist Igor Haefeli, Rodaidh McDonald; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Glassnote)
Decades (Toronto quartet) “Decades” (producer: Alex Bonenfant; Hear here) (White Girl)
Deep Purple “Now What?!” (producer: Bob Ezrin; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Eagle Rock)
Glee Cast “At the Ballet [MP3],” “Everybody Hurts [MP3],” “Little Girls [MP3],” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ [MP3]” (Columbia)
Guided By Voices “English Little League” (first single: “Flunky Minnows”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (GBV, Inc)
Hands (L.A. indie rockers) “Synesthesia” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Kill Rock Stars)
Hanni El Khatib “Head in the Dirt” (producer: The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach; first single: “Family”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Innovative Leisure)
Hawk and Dove (Brooklyn indie-rock duo) “This Yesterday Will Never End” (Hear here; MP3) (Big Round)
HIM “Tears On Tape” (producer: Hiili Hiilesmaa; Hear here; MP3) (Razor & Tie)
Iggy and the Stooges “Ready to Die” (Mike Watt fills in for the late Ron Asheton on bass; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Fat Possum)
Tom Keifer “The Way Life Goes” (first single: “The Flower Song”; Hear here; MP3) (Merovee / ADA)
Junior Kelly “Piece of the Pie” (producer: Anthony Senior; guests: Lion Face, Smiley, Mark Wonder; Hear here) (VP)
LL Cool J “Authentic” (new single: “Take It”; Hear here; MP3) (429)
The Melvins “Everybody Loves Sausages” (an eclectic collection of covers; Hear here; Read here) (Ipecac Recordings)
Meta & The Cornerstones (Senegalese vocalist Meta Dia and his band) “Ancient Powers” (guests: Damian Marley, Dean Fraser, Julian Marley, Mikey Chung, Wayne “C-Sharp” Clark, Wilburm “Squidly” Cole; Hear here; MP3) (VP)
Tom Odell (British singer-songwriter) “Songs From Another Love [MP3]” (four-song EP; Hear here) (ITNO / Columbia)
Ola Podrida (soundtrack composer David Wingo) “Ghosts Go Blind” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Western Vinyl)
Os Mutantes (Brazilian psychedelic rock band) “Fool Metal Jack” (Hear here; MP3) (Krian Music Group)
Over the Ocean “Be Given to the Soil [MP3]” (producer: Jeremy S.H. Griffith; first single: “In This Darkness”; Hear here) (Spartan)
The Postelles “… And It Shook Me” (producer: The Postelles, Eric Spring; first single: “Caught By Surprise”; Hear here; MP3) (+1)
Pretty & Nice (experimental indie pop quartet) “Golden Rules for Golden People” (producer: singer-guitarist Jeremy Mendicino; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Rory / Equal Vision)
Pushmen “The Sun Will Rise Soon on the False and the Fair” (supergroup contains members of The Sword, Made Out of Babies, Bad Powers, Heartless Bastards, RATKING and Sea of 1000; Hear here; MP3) (The End)
Randy Rogers Band (Texas country band) “Trouble” (producer: Jay Joyce; Hear here; MP3) (MCA Nashville)
Alice Russell (British soul singer) “To Dust” (first single: “Heartbreaker”; Hear here; MP3) (Differ-ant / Tru Thoughts)
Sacred Mother Tongue (British metal quartet) “Out of the Darkness” (producer: Scott Atkins; Hear here; MP3) (The End)
Jessica Sanchez (“American Idol” season 11 runner-up) “Me, You & the Music” (first single: “Tonight,” feat. Ne-Yo; Hear here) (Interscope)
Keaton Simons “Beautiful Pain” (producers: Simons, Mikal Blue; first single: “Beautiful Pain”; Hear here; MP3) (Best Revenge)
Smash Cast “High and Dry [MP3],” “The Love I Meant to Say [MP3],” “Vienna [MP3]” (Columbia)
Spin Doctors “If the River Was Whiskey” (their first album since 2005; Hear here; MP3) (Ruf)
Colin Stetson (Montreal saxophonist-composer) “New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light” (producer: Ben Frost; first single: “High Above a Grey Green Sea”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Constellation)
Ten Foot Polecats (Boston blues-stomp band) “Undertow [MP3]” (Hear here) (Hillgrass Bluebilly)
Valleys “Are You Going to Stand There and Talk Weird All Night?” (producer: Alec “Orson Presence” Dippie of The Monochrome Set; first single: “Undream a Year”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Kanine)
Vandaveer (D.C.-based alt-folk collective) “Oh, Willie, Please …” (a collection of traditional murder/folk ballads; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Relix)
Various artists “Iron Man 3 [Film soundtrack]” (sequel opens May 3; See here; MP3) (Hollywood)
The Weeks (Mississippi indie rockers) “Dear Bo Jackson” (Hear here; Vinyl) (Serpents & Snakes – Kings of Leon’s label)
Wolf People “Fain” (first single: “All Returns”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Jagjaguwar)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Ambrosia “Life Beyond L.A.: The Deluxe Edition” (1978 album; remastered, with a 1978 unreleased live concert; Read here) (Relayer / ADA)
At the Drive-In “Relationship of Command” (2000 album; remastered) (Twenty First Chapter / Redeye)
John Barry “Born Free” (1966 soundtrack album; remastered; Hear here) (Real Gone Music)
George Benson “Breezin’ [Vinyl]” (1976 album; remastered) (Friday Music)
Blue Öyster Cult “Imaginos” (1988 album; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
Cheap Trick “The Complete Epic Albums Collection [MP3]” (Epic / Legacy)
Chester and Lester (Chet Atkins & Les Paul) “Guitar Monsters” (1978 album; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
George Clinton “Computer Games” (1982 album; remastered) (U.K. – BBR, April 29)
Deadmau5 “Deadmau5 at Play in the USA, Vol. 1” (Play)
Walter Egan “Fundamental Roll” (1977 album; remastered; CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica), “Not Shy” (1978 album; remastered; CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica) (Culture Factory)
Kim Fowley “Wildfire: The Complete Imperial Recordings 1968-69” (two-CD set includes his albums “Born to Be Wild,” “Outrageous” and “Good Clean Fun”; Read here) (U.K. – Tune In / Cherry Red, April 29)
The Gap Band “The Gap Band VII” (1985 album; remastered) (U.K. – BBR, April 29)
Indigo Girls “The Essential Indigo Girls” (two CDs) (Epic / Legacy)
The Isley Brothers “Winner Takes It All” (1979 album; remastered) (U.K. – BBR, April 29)
Jive Bunny “Let’s Go Back … Way Back! The Very Best of Jive Bunny [MP3]” (18 tracks) (BPM Digital, April 29)
The Kings “This Beat Goes On / Switchin’ to Glide (Original Radio Seque) [MP3]” (1980 single) (Rhino / Elektra)
Jerry Lee Lewis “The Essential Jerry Lee Lewis (two CDs) (RCA / Legacy)
Midnight Oil “Essential Oils” (two CDs, 36 songs; released internationally last year; MP3) (Columbia / Legacy)
Mott the Hoople “The Essential Mott the Hoople” (two CDs) (Columbia / Legacy)
Harry Nilsson “The Essential Harry Nilsson” (two CDs) (RCA / Legacy)
Billy Paul “Lately” (1985 album; remastered) (U.K. – BBR, April 29)
Rainbow “Live in Munich 1977” (lineup included Ritchie Blackmore, Ronnie James Dio, Cozy Powell, Bob Daisley and Dave Stone; See here; Vinyl; DVD; MP3) (Eagle Rock)
Sea Level “Cats On the Coast / On the Edge” (1978 albums on one CD; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
Pete Seeger “The Essential Pete Seeger” (two CDs) (Columbia / Legacy)
Shalamar “Friends” (1982 album; remastered) (U.K. – BBR, April 29)
Sweat Band (Bootsy Collins’ post-P-Funk group) “Sweat Band” (1980 album; remastered) (U.K. – BBR, April 29)
James Taylor “JT” (CD vinyl replica; 1977 album; remastered), “Flag” (CD vinyl replica; 1979 album; remastered), “Dad Loves His Work” (CD vinyl replica; 1981 album; remastered) (Culture Factory)
The Tubes “Remote Control: Expanded Edition” (1979 album, produced by Todd Rundgren; remastered, with four bonus tracks) (Iconoclassic)
Vangelis “Blade Runner [Vinyl]” (1982 soundtrack album; 180-Gram Translucent Red Vinyl) (Audio Fidelity)
Various artists “John Morales Presents The M+M Mixes, Volume 3” (subtitled “NYC Underground Disco Anthems & Previously Unreleased Exclusive Disco Mixes”; three CDs, 24 songs; Track list; Vinyl), “John Morales Presents The M+M Mixes, Volume 3 – Instrumentals” (two CDs) (BBE Music / Redeye)
The Ventures “Walk, Don’t Run [MP3]” (1960 album), “Walk, Don’t Run, Vol. 2 [MP3]” (1964 album), “Where the Action Is! [MP3]” (1966 album), “Wild Things! [MP3]” (1966 album), “Super Psychedelics [MP3]” (1967 album) (Capitol)
Doc Watson “Milestones: Legends of the Doc Watson Clan [Box set]” (four CDs; Read here) (Open)
Andy Williams “The Essential Andy Williams” (two CDs) (Columbia / Legacy)
Johnny Winter “The Essential Johnny Winter” (two CDs) (Columbia / Legacy)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence “Silver Linings Playbook [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray) (Starz / Anchor Bay)
Eagles “History of the Eagles [DVD]” (two-disc documentary, directed by Alison Ellwood, with “Eagles Live At The Capital Centre – March 1977”; See here; Read here; Blu-ray; Exclusive Super Deluxe Blu-ray) (Jigsaw Productions)
Barbra Streisand “Funny Girl [Blu-ray]” (1968 film) (Sony Pictures)
Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen “The Guilt Trip [DVD]” (2012 film; Blu-ray) (Paramount)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Noel Gallagher “Noel Gallagher: The Biography [Hardcover]” (author: Lucian Randall; Kindle) (John Blake, May 1)
Lou Gramm “Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades in Rock ‘n’ Roll [Hardcover]” (co-author: Scott Pitoniak) (Triumph Books, May 1)
Peter, Paul and Mary “Peter, Paul and Mary: Fifty Years in Music and Life [Hardcover]” (collection of photographs) (Imagine Publishing, May 1)
Thin Lizzy “Thin Lizzy: The Boys Are Back in Town [Paperback]” (authors: Harry Doherty, Scott Gorham; Kindle) (Omnibus Press, May 1)

Next week: May 7