New releases

Published on August 2nd, 2011 | by Gerry Galipault


Aug. 2, 2011

New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Trace Adkins “Proud to Be Here” (guest: Blake Shelton; Hear here; Deluxe edition) (Show Dog Nashville, Aug. 2, 2011)
Antigone Rising “23 Red” (producer: Gary Philips; first single: “Everywhere Is Home”; Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Meryl Music/Blackheart, Aug. 2, 2011)
Boston Spaceships (led by Robert Pollard) “Let It Beard” (2 CDs; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Guided By Voices, Inc., Aug. 2, 2011)
Rick Braun “Rick Braun Sings With Strings” (jazz trumpeter’s first full jazz/pop vocal album; producer: Philippe Saisse; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Artistry Music, Aug. 2, 2011)
Richard Buckner “Our Blood” (Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Merge, Aug. 2, 2011)
Buffalo Killers “3” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Alive, Aug. 2, 2011)
Bury Your Dead “Mosh N’ Roll” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Mediaskare, Aug. 2, 2011)
Greyson Chance “Hold On ‘Til the Night” (producer: Ron Fair; new single: “Unfriend You”; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (eleveneleven/ Maverick/Geffen, Aug. 2, 2011)
Dir En Grey (Japanese metal band) “Dum Spiro Spero” (producers: Dir En Grey; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Deluxe edition, with two bonus tracks; MP3 Download) (The End, Aug. 2, 2011)
Flourishing “The Sum of All Fossils” (producer: Ryan Jones; Hear/read here; MP3 Download) (The Path Less Traveled/Megaforce, Aug. 2, 2011)
Fountains of Wayne “Sky Full of Holes” (their first album since 2007; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Yep Roc, Aug. 2, 2011)
John Hiatt “Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns” (producer: Kevin “Caveman” Shirley; Hear here; CD/DVD; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (New West, Aug. 2, 2011)
Justin Hines (Canadian singer-songwriter) “Days to Recall” (producers: Justin Abedin, Dave Way; first single: “Tell Me I’m Wrong”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download) (Decca, Aug. 2, 2011)
Hot Water Music “The Fire, The Steel, The Tread / Adds Up To Nothing [MP3 Download]” (two-song EP; their first new music in seven years; Hear here) (Hot Water Music, Aug. 2, 2011)
It Prevails “Stroma” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Mediaskare, Aug. 2, 2011)
Mat Kearney “Young Love” (producers: Robert Marvin, Jason Lehning; first single: “Hey Mama”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Universal Republic, Aug. 2, 2011)
Keb’ Mo’ “The Reflection” (his first album in five years; producer: Keb’ Mo’; guests: India.Arie, Vince Gill, Dave Koz, Marcus Miller, Mindi Abair, David T. Walker; See here) (Yolabelle International/ Ryko/Warner Music Group, Aug. 2, 2011)
Manraze (Def Leppard’s Phil Collen, Sex Pistols’ Paul Cook, Girl’s Simon Laffy) “punkfunkrootsrock” (first single: “Over My Dead Body”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Rocket Science, Aug. 2, 2011)
Mariachi El Bronx “Mariachi El Bronx (II)” (producer: John Avila; Hear here; MP3 Download) (ATO, Aug. 2, 2011)
O.A.R. “King” (first single: “Heaven”; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download) (Wind-up, Aug. 2, 2011)
Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward “Live in the Living Room” (Hear here) (Smith Music Group, Aug. 2, 2011)
Poly Styrene “Ghoulish [MP3 Download]” (three versions of new single: album version, radio edit and Hercules & Love Affair remix; See here) (Future Noise Music, Aug. 2, 2011)
Reptar “Oblangle Fizz Y’all [MP3 Download]” (Hear here) (Vagrant, Aug. 2, 2011)
Ximena Sariñana (Mexican singer, songwriter and keyboardist) “Ximena Sariñana” (producers: Greg Kurstin, Natalia Lafourcade; first single: “Different”; Hear here) (Warner, Aug. 2, 2011)
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band “How I Go” (producers: Shepherd, Jerry Harrison; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Special edition, with four bonus tracks) (Roadrunner/Loud & Proud, Aug. 2, 2011)
Soft Swells “Every Little Thing/Lifeboats [MP3 Download]” (two-song EP; Hear here) (Modern Outsider, Aug. 2, 2011)
This Love “At War [MP3 Download]” (Hear here) (This Love, Aug. 2, 2011)
Various artists “Phineas and Ferb: Across the 1st and 2nd Dimensions [TV soundtrack]” (Disney Channel original movie, airing Aug. 5; Read here; MP3 Download) (Walt Disney, Aug. 2, 2011)
Various artists “Victorious: Music From the Hit TV Show [TV soundtrack]” (Read here; MP3 Download) (Columbia/Nickelodeon, Aug. 2, 2011)
Viva Brother (gritpop quartet from Slough, England) “Famous First Words” (producer: Stephen Street; Hear/read here; MP3 Download) (A&M/Octone, Aug. 2, 2011)
Wood Brothers, The “Smoke Ring Halo” (producer: Jim Scott; guests: Zac Brown, Clay Cook; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Southern Ground, Aug. 2, 2011)



Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Arcade Fire “Scenes From the Suburbs [CD/DVD]” (2010 album; with two new songs, “Culture War” and “Speaking in Tongues,” feat. David Byrne) (Merge, Aug. 2, 2011)
Archers of Loaf “Icky Mettle” (1993 album; remastered, with a second CD of rarities; MP3 Download) (Merge, Aug. 2, 2011)
Calm Blue Sea, The “The Calm Blue Sea” (2008 album; with two bonus tracks; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Modern Outsider, Aug. 2, 2011)
Ronnie James Dio “The Ronnie James Dio Story: Mightier Than the Sword” (2-CD, 27-song set covers solo material as well as tracks from Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Heaven and Hell) (U.K. – Sanctuary, Aug. 1, 2011)
Drive-By Truckers “Ugly Buildings, Whores & Politicians: Greatest Hits 1998-2009” (Vinyl; MP3 Download) (New West, Aug. 2, 2011)
Housemartins, The “Happy Hour: The Collection” (20 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Spectrum Audio UK, Aug. 1, 2011)
Isley Brothers, The “Between the Sheets” (1983 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks) (U.K. – Big Break, Aug. 1, 2011)
Johnny Nash “I Can See Clearly Now” (1972 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks — “Cream Puff” and single version of “Stir It Up”) (U.K. – Big Break, Aug. 1, 2011)
Helen Shapiro “The Best of the EMI Years [MP3 Download]” (20 songs), “The Very Best of Helen Shapiro [MP3 Download]” (40 songs) (EMI, Aug. 2, 2011)
Soft Machine “Tales of Taliesin: The EMI Years Anthology 1975-1981” (2 CDs, 25 songs; Track list) (U.K. – Esoteric, Aug. 1, 2011)
Various artists “Slow Grind” (17-song slow jamz collection; MP3 Download) (Razor & Tie, Aug. 2, 2011)
Various artists “Whacked: Original Songs Featured in The Sopranos [TV soundtrack]” (3 CDs, 61 songs; Track list) (U.K. – Music Digital, Aug. 1, 2011)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Sheryl Crow “Sheryl Crow Live [DVD]” (Blu-ray) (Image, Aug. 2, 2011)
Heart “Heart Live [DVD]” (Blu-ray) (Image, Aug. 2, 2011)
Jewel “Jewel: The Essential Live Songbook [DVD]” (Blu-ray) (Image, Aug. 2, 2011)
Elvis Presley “Elvis: The Great Performances [DVD]” (2 discs, more than 30 songs; Read here) (Hip-O/SOFA Entertainment, Aug. 2, 2011)
Various artists “Ed Sullivan Presents: Rock ‘N’ Roll Revolution — The British Invade America, America Fights Back [DVD]” (16 performances from “The Ed Sullivan Show,” including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, James Brown, Bob Dylan, etc.; Read here) (Hip-O/SOFA Entertainment, Aug. 2, 2011)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Beatles, The “Beatlemania! The Real Story of The Beatles UK Tours 1963-1965 [Paperback]” (author: Martin Creasy) (Omnibus Press, Aug. 1, 2011)
Black Flag “Spray Paint the Walls: The Story of Black Flag [Paperback]” (author: Stevie Chick; Kindle) (PM Press, Aug. 1, 2011)
Brian Boone (former associate editor for the “Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader” series) “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll (Except When I Hate It) [Paperback]” (subtitled “Extremely Important Stuff About the Songs and Bands You Love, Hate, Love to Hate, and Hate to Love”; Kindle) (Perigee Trade, Aug. 2, 2011)
Faces, The “Had Me a Real Good Time — The Faces: Before, During and After [Hardcover]” (author: Andy Neill) (Omnibus Press, Aug. 1, 2011)
Journey “Don’t Stop Believin’: The Untold Story of Journey [Paperback]” (author: Neil Daniels) (Omnibus Press, Aug. 1, 2011)
Tom Waits “Tom Waits on Tom Waits: Interviews and Encounters [Paperback]” (edited by Paul Maher Jr.) (Chicago Review Press, Aug. 1, 2011)
Baron Wolman (Rolling Stone’s first photographer) “Every Picture Tells a Story … Baron Wolman: The Rolling Stone Years [Hardcover]” (Read here) (Omnibus Press, Aug. 1, 2011)

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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.

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