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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