New stuff

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Michael Andrews“Spilling a Rainbow” (Hear/read here; See here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Everloving, Aug. 14, 2012)
The Asteroid Shop“Distant Luxury [MP3]” (four-song EP; producer: Erik Wofford; Hear here)(Spectroscopic, Aug. 14, 2012)
Cheryl Bentyne (of Manhattan Transfer)“Let’s Misbehave: The Cole Porter Songbook” (Hear here; MP3)(Summit, Aug. 14, 2012)
Blackberry Smoke“The Whippoorwill” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Southern Ground Artists, Aug. 14, 2012)
Black Pistol Fire (Canadian garage rock duo)“Big Beat ’59 [MP3 Download]” (producer: Michael Rocha; Hear here)(Rife Bird, Aug. 14, 2012)
Spencer Breslin (actor turned rocker)“Labor Day” (Hear here)(Acadian Recordings, Aug. 14, 2012)
Classic Crime, The“Phoenix” (producer: frontman Matt MacDonald; Hear here; MP3 Download)(The Classic Crime/Goomba Music, Aug. 14, 2012)
Dead Can Dance“Anastasis” (duo’s first album in 16 years; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)([PIAS] Recordings, Aug. 14, 2012)
Dublin Death Patrol (trash metal band from Dublin, Calif.)“Death Sentence” (Hear here; MP3)(Mascot, Aug. 14, 2012)
Insane Clown Posse“The Mighty Death Pop!” (producer: Mike E. Clark; Hear here; Read here)(Psychopathic, Aug. 14, 2012)
In This Moment (metal rockers)“Blood” (producer: Kevin Churko; Hear here)(Century Media, Aug. 14, 2012)
Israel & New Breed“Jesus at the Center Live” (two CDs, 21 songs, including three new studio tracks; Hear here; DVD)(Integrity Media, Aug. 14, 2012)
Jaytech“Multiverse [MP3]” (Hear here)(Anjunabeats, Aug. 13, 2012)
Korpiklaani (Finnish traditional folk metal group)“Manala” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Nuclear Blast, Aug. 14, 2012)
Kottonmouth Kings“Mile High” (guests: Twixtid, Mickey Avalon, Saint Dog, Jahred of [hed]p.e.; first single: “Hold It In”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Suburban Noize, Aug. 14, 2012)
Loudness“Eve to Dawn” (Japanese band’s 26th studio album since forming in 1981; Hear here; MP3 Download)(FrostByte Media, Aug. 14, 2012)
Loverboy“Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival” (nine newly recorded Loverboy hits, plus three new songs; producers: guitarist Paul Dean, Bob Rock; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Frontiers, Aug. 14, 2012)
Corb Lund (Americana singer-songwriter)“Cabin Fever” (guest: Hayes Carll; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(New West, Aug. 14, 2012)
Michael Lynche (“American Idol” season 9 finalist)“Michael Lynche” (singles: “Who’s Gonna Love You More” and “Today”; Hear here; MP3)(Big3, Aug. 14, 2012)
Tamela Mann (gospel singer/actress)“Best Days” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(TillyMann, Aug. 14, 2012)
Michael Maricle“The Heart Found You [MP3 Download]” (Hear here)(Invibe Music, Aug. 14, 2012)
Charlie Mars“Blackberry Light” (producer: Billy Harvey; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Rockingham, Aug. 14, 2012)
Nude Beach“II” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl)(Other Music Recording Co./Fat Possum, Aug. 14, 2012)
Daniel Powter“Turn On the Lights” (first single: “Cupid”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(International Solutions/Avex Management/EMI, Aug. 14, 2012)
Rumer (2011 MOJO Award winner for Best Breakthrough Act)“Boys Don’t Cry [MP3 Download]” (covers of ’70s-era songs; producer: Steve Brown; first single: “Sara Smile”; Hear here; MP3 Download Deluxe Edition; CD)(Atlantic, Aug. 14, 2012)
Shoes“Ignition” (power-pop legends’ first album of new material since 1994; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Black Vinyl, Aug. 14, 2012)
Slightly Stoopid“Top of the World” (guests: Barrington Levy, Black Uhuru’s Don Carlos, G. Love, Fishbone’s Angelo Moore, Chali 2na, Ian Neville, etc.; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Stoopid, Aug. 14, 2012)
Such Gold (Rochester-based melodic hardcore/punk group)“Misadventures” (producer: Steve Evetts; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Razor & Tie, Aug. 14, 2012)
Ben Taylor“Listening” (his first album since 2008; first single: “Oh Brother”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Sun Pedal Recordings/ILG, Aug. 14, 2012)
Twitch the Ripper“Colorblind” (producer: Mark Saunders; first single: “Strange Behavior”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Metropolis, Aug. 14, 2012)
2 Chainz“Based on a T.R.U. Story” (producers: Mike Will, Drumma Boy, Da Honorable C.N.O.T.E., Mike Posner, Lex Luger, Kanye West; guests: Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Kanye West, Ludacris, Big K.R.I.T., Rick Ross, Meek Mill; new single: “Birthday Song”; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download)(Def Jam, Aug. 14, 2012)
Steve Vai“The Story of Light” (guests: Aimee Mann, Beverly McClellan; Hear here; MP3)(Favored Nations, Aug. 14, 2012)
Various artists“Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac” (producer: Randall Poster; contributors: MGMT, Best Coast, Marianne Faithfull, The New Pornographers, The Kills, Washed Out, Antony, etc.; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Hear Music/Concord, Aug. 14, 2012)
Various artists“ParaNorman [Film soundtrack]” (3D stop-motion animated adventure film from the creators of “Coraline,” opens Aug. 17; music composed by Jon Brion; See here; MP3)(Relativity Music, Aug. 14, 2012)
Various artists“Songs of the Century: An All-Star Tribute to Supertramp” (contributors: Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, Steve Morse, Robby Krieger, Rod Argent, etc.; MP3)(Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra, Aug. 14, 2012)
Yellowcard“Southern Air” (producer: Neal Avron; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Hopeless, Aug. 14, 2012)
Saul Zonana (songwriter/guitarist/ producer)“Fix the Broken [MP3 Download]” (Hear here)(20/20 Music, Aug. 14, 2012)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Shirley Bassey“Shirley/Let’s Face the Music [MP3 Download]” (1961, 1962 albums), “Shirley Bassey Sings the Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber [MP3 Download]” (1993 album)(EMI, Aug. 14, 2012)
dc Talk“Greatest Hits [MP3 Download]” (16 songs)(ForeFront, Aug. 14, 2012)
Frankie Goes to Hollywood“Sex Mix” (subtitled “Archive Tapes and Studio Adventures Volume One”; two-CD, 28-song set of extended mixes; Read here)(U.K. – ZTT/Salvo, Aug. 13, 2012)
Merle Haggard“ICON” (best-of)(MCA Nashville/UMe, Aug. 14, 2012)
Incubus“Incubus HQ Live” (Hear/see here; Special edition; MP3)(Epic/Legacy, Aug. 14, 2012)
Jeanne and the Darlings / The Charmels“We’re the Soul Girls! The Complete Volt Recordings” (29 tracks; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Stax, Aug. 13, 2012)
Chaka Khan“Greatest Hits Live” (2007 recordings)(Cleopatra, Aug. 14, 2012)
Bill Monroe“ICON” (best-of)(MCA Nashville/UMe, Aug. 14, 2012)
Mike Oldfield“Platinum: Deluxe Edition” (1979 album; remastered, with a second disc featuring nine previously unreleased tracks from his “Platinum” tour at Wembley Arena in May 1980), “QE2: Deluxe Edition” (1980 album; remastered, with a second disc containing “Live in Essen, European Adventure Tour, April 1981”), “Two Sides: The Very Best of Mike Oldfield” (two CDs, 29 songs; MP3)(Hip-O, Aug. 14, 2012)
Gilbert O’Sullivan“Off Centre” (1980 album; remastered, with one bonus track), “Life & Rhymes” (1982 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks)(U.K. – Salvo, Aug. 13, 2012)
Marty Stuart“ICON” (best-of)(MCA Nashville/UMe, Aug. 14, 2012)
Various artists“Joey’s Song Volume 2” (proceeds benefit epilepsy research and advocacy; contributors: Rosanne Cash, Mark Olson, Pete Droge, Sam Phillips, Gary Louris, Giant Sand, etc.; Hear/read here), “Joey’s Song Volume 2 for Kids”(Omnivore Recordings, Aug. 14, 2012)
Meri Wilson“Telephone Man” (1977 album)(Fuel, Aug. 14, 2012)



Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
The Fresh Beat Band“The Fresh Beat Band: The Wizard of Song [DVD]”(Nickelodeon, Aug. 14, 2012)
Glee Cast“Glee: The Complete Third Season [DVD]” (six discs; Blu-ray)(20th Century Fox, Aug. 14, 2012)
Jennifer Lawrence“The Hunger Games [DVD]” (2012 film; two discs, with digital copy; Blu-ray)(Lions Gate, Aug. 14, 2012)
Joel McHale, et al“Community: The Complete Third Season [DVD]” (three discs)(Sony, Aug. 14, 2012)
Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith“Jay and Silent Bob Get Old: Tea Bagging in the UK [DVD]” (two-disc concert film, with extra features and outtakes; See here)(Industrial Entertainment, Aug. 14, 2012)
Richard Roundtree“Shaft [Blu-ray]” (1971 film; Grammy- and Oscar-winning music by Isaac Hayes)(Warner, Aug. 14, 2012)
Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss“Jaws [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy]” (1975 film; music by John Williams)(Universal, Aug. 14, 2012)
Wesley Snipes, Ice T, Mario Van Peebles, Judd Nelson“New Jack City [Blu-ray]” (1991 film)(Warner, Aug. 14, 2012)
Jerry Jeff Walker“Live From Dixie’s Bar & Bus Stop [DVD]”(May6 Entertainment, Aug. 14, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
Kills, The“The Kills: Dream & Drive [Hardcover]” (a collection of photos taken by longtime friend Kenneth Cappello, documenting nine years of the band’s career)(Red Meat Heart, Aug. 16, 2012)
Winslow Yerxa“Blues Harmonica For Dummies [Paperback]” (Kindle)(For Dummies, Aug. 16, 2012)

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