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This Week’s Releases: Aug. 12, 2014

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

Artist: Title: Label:
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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