New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Kris Allen“Horizons” (producer: Charlie Peacock; new single: “Prove It to You”; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(DogBear)
Childhood (U.K. psychedelic-pop quartet)“Lacuna” (producer: Dan Carey; first single: “Falls Away”; Hear here; MP3)(House Anxiety / Marathon Artists)
Dilated Peoples“Directors of Photography” (guests: Aloe Blacc, Vince Staples, Catero, Sick Jacken, Krondon, etc.; first single: “Good As Gone”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Rhymesayers)
Evil United (Texas metal band)“Honored By Fire” (See/read here; MP3)(Evil United / MVD Entertainment Group)
FaltyDL (aka producer Drew Lustman)“In the Wild” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Ninja Tune)
FKA twigs (London-based producer, singer, songwriter and video director)“LP1” (first single: “Two Weeks”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Young Turks Recordings Ltd.)
Bungi Garlin (Trinidadian soca star)“Differentology” (producer: Keron “Sheriff” Thompson; guest: A$AP Ferg; new single: “Truck On D Road [Remix]”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(RCA / VP)
The Gaslight Anthem“Get Hurt” (producer: Mike Crossey; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Double Picture Disc, with signed poster; MP3)(Island)
Gramercy Arms (revolving NYC-based collective of musicians and artists)“The Seasons of Love” (Hear here; MP3)(Reveal)
Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams’ longtime producer)“The Reckoning” (producer: Adams; first single: “Dry Morning”; Hear here)(Three Crows)
Caleb Johnson (“American Idol” seaosn 13 winner)“Testify” (producer: Howard Benson; Hear here; MP3)(19 Recordings / Interscope)
Lucero“Live From Atlanta” (recorded Nov. 22-24, 2013, at Terminal West; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(INgrooves)
Shawn Mendes (15-year-old Canadian won’s Best Cover Song Contest)“The Shawn Mendes EP” (four songs; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Island)
Sinéad O’Connor“I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss” (first single: “Take Me to Church”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3, with three bonus tracks)(Nettwerk)
Prawn (N.J. indie elmo band)“Kingfisher” (new single: “First as Tragedy, Second as Farce”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Topshelf)
Eric Roberson“The Box” (first single: “Mark On Me”; Hear here; MP3)(Blue Erro Soul)
Porter Robinson“worlds” (new single: “Sad Machine”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; Porter Robinson Official Store)(Astralwerks)
Brian Setzer“Rockabilly Riot! All Original” (his first album since 2011; producer: Peter Collins; first single: “Let’s Shake”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Surfdog)
SOJA“Amid the Noise and Haste” (first single: “I Believe,” feat. Michael Franti; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(ATO)
Tank“Stronger” (first single: “Stronger”; Hear here; MP3)(Atlantic)
Twista“Dark Horse” (guests: Tyme, Dra Day, Tia London, Tech N9ne, Wiz Khalifa, Berner, DJ Victoriouz, Gritz; Hear here; MP3)(Get Money Gang Entertainment / Universal)

More Releases for the Week of Aug. 12, 2014

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Black Wine“Yell Boss [MP3]” (first single: “Rime”; Hear here; Vinyl)(Don Giovanni)
Cassandra Jenkins“EP [MP3]” (six songs; producer: Charlie Klarsfeld; Hear here)(Infinite Best)
King Hookiss (aka EDM artist John Matthew Patrick)“What Is House Music: The Mixes [MP3]” (ReverbNation)(Hooki-Sonic Recordings, Aug. 15)
Kellie Lee (Austin folk-rocker)“Between the Ocean and This Open Road [MP3]” (ReverbNation)(Kellie Lee Music LLC, Aug. 16)
MiM0SA (L.A. hip-hop artist Tigran Mimosa)“Future Trill Volume 2 [MP3]” (first single: “Boss Shit,” feat. Bun B; Hear here)(False Idol Muzik)
MrMagic“Peace & Love [MP3]” (producers: Plan: The Fall, LovePuppetz, Chris Nevers, Kebo Music, Rasheed Ritter, Kyn Krunk; ReverbNation)(Tate Music Group)
The Odd Get Even (jazz-rock-funk fusion band)“Happy Critters [MP3]” (producer: Bill Cornish; guest: Mike James; first single: “Contusion”; Hear ReverbNation)(The Odd Get Even, Aug. 11)
The Polyphonic Spree“Psychphonic [MP3]” (remix LP of the band’s latest album, “Yes, It’s True”; Hear here; Read here)(Good Records Recordings / Kirtland)
The Silent Scene (NYC indie-dance band)“Cities [MP3]” (five-song EP; ReverbNation)(Go Entertainment / Monster Entertainment)
Cassie Steele (Canadian actress/singer-songwriter)“Patterns [MP3]” (six-song EP; first single: “Mad”; Hear here)(Friendship Collective)
STL GLD (hip-hop duo)“My Monday Morning Music [MP3]” (guests: MC Dutch Rebelle, Bad Rabbits’ Dua Boakye, John Robinson, SPNDA, Chris Klaxton, June Lyfe, etc.; first single: “PNYBOY The Hustler”; Hear here; See here)(AR Classic / Brick)
3PM (Baltimore pop-punk band)“Slow Me Down [MP3]” (producer: Paul Leavitt; first single: “Slow Me Down”; Hear here; See here)(3PM, Aug. 15)
Randy Travis“Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am [MP3]” (Hear here; CD, out Aug. 19)(Warner)
Vito Romeo (Atlanta-based band)“Casanova E.P. [MP3]” (seven songs; ReverbNation)(Krackhaus)
Mike Zito and The Wheel“Songs From the Road [MP3]” (recorded in January at the Dosey Doe in The Woodlands, Texas; Hear here; CD/DVD)(Ruf)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
The Animals“The Best of The Animals [Vinyl]” (1966 compilation; remastered)(ABKCO)
Kenny Baker“Kenny Baker’s Dozen: Live at the BBC 1957” (two complete previously unreleased radio broadcasts from transcription discs; two CDs, 13 songs; MP3)(Acrobat)
The Byrds“Straight for the Sun: 1971 College Radio Broadcast” (14 songs, featuring the late Byrds lineup of Roger McGuinn, Clarence White, Skip Battin and Gene Parsons; recorded in McDonough Gym at American University in Washington, D.C.)(All Access)
Cocteau Twins“Heaven or Las Vegas [LP + MP3]” (1990 album; remastered)(4AD)
The Miles Davis Quintet“Cookin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet [Super Audio CD – DSD]” (1956 album; remastered; Read here)(Analogue Productions)
The Guess Who“Power in the Music” (1975 album; remastered, with two bonus rehearsal tracks)(Iconoclassic)
Herman’s Hermits“Their Greatest Hits [Vinyl]” (1973 compilation; remastered)(ABKCO)
Roland Kirk“Roland Kirk: Complete Recordings: 1956-1962” (four CDs)(MVD)
The Louvin Brothers“The Louvin Brothers: Complete Recorded Works: 1952-62” (six-CD set features 12 complete albums)(MVD)
Nelson Riddle“The Nelson Riddle Collection: 1941-1962” (four CDs, 52 songs; MP3)(Acrobat)
Roosevelt Sykes“The Roosevelt Sykes Collection 1929-47” (three CDs, 50 songs; MP3)(Acrobat)
10cc“Ten Out of 10” (1981 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks), “Windows in the Jungle” (1983 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks)(U.K. – UMC, Aug. 11)
Various artists“Essential Radio Hits of the 60s [Box set]” (seven CDs, 105 songs; Track list)(
Various artists“Reggae Gold 2014” (12 songs; MP3)(VP)
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble“Texas Hurricane [Box set]” (six of his albums remastered for SACD)(Analogue Productions)
Suzanne Vega“Close-Up Series” (four volumes of her “Close-Up” albums on six discs; Read here)(Razor & Tie)

More Releases for the Week of Aug. 12, 2014

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Sean Houston“The Best of Sean Houston [MP3]” (20 songs; ReverbNation)(Sean Houston, Aug. 14)
The Sabri Brothers“Pakistan: The Music of the Qawal [MP3]”(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / Auvidis-UNESCO)
Various artists“India: North Indian Folk Music [MP3]”(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / Auvidis-UNESCO)
Various artists“NOW That’s What I Call ’80s Hits: Deluxe Edition [MP3]” (80 songs)(NOW)

DVD / Blu-ray

Devo“The Men Who Make The Music Plus Butch Devo & The Sundance Gig [DVD]” (1978 tour, with a bonus disc of their 1996 Sundance appearance)(MVD Visual)
Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, et al“The Muppets Most Wanted [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray + DVD(Walt Disney)
Grant Hart“Every Everything: The Music, Life & Times of Grant Hart [DVD]” (documentary film by Gorman Bechardon that chronicles the former Hüsker Dü member; See here)(What Were We Thinking)
OutKast“OutKast: The Complete Story [DVD]” (DVD documentary, with a biography/interview CD)(The Collector’s Forum)
Elvis Presley“Viva Las Vegas: 50th Anniversary [Blu-ray]” (1964 film), “Elvis: That’s the Way It Is [Blu-ray]” (two discs)(Warner Home Video)
Steely Dan“Do It Again: The Story of … Steely Dan [DVD]”(Laser Media / MVD Visual)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Aug. 12, 2014

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
David Bowie“Kooks, Queen Bitches and Andy Warhol: The Making of David Bowie’s Hunky Dory [Paperback]” (author: Ken Sharp)(Jetfighter)
Madness“House of Fun: The Story of Madness [Paperback]” (author: John Reed; Kindle)(Omnibus Press)
Lou Reed“Lou Reed: The Life [Paperback]” (author: Mick Wall)(Orion, Aug. 14)

More Book Releases for the Week of Aug. 12, 2014

Next week: Aug. 19, 2014

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