New stuff

A$AP Ferg“Trap Lord” (guests: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Trinidad James, ScHoolboy Q, Waka Flocka Flame, B-Real, Onyx, Aston Matthews; new single: “Shabba”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(A$AP Worldwide / Polo Grounds Music / RCA)
Bad Cello (mutli-instrumentalist Zeno Pirratelli)“Finna [MP3]” (five-song EP; Hear here)(Double Double Whammy / Miscreant)
Andrew Belle“Black Bear” (producer: Chad Copelin; Hear here; MP3)(Elm City Music)
Blessthefall (Phoenix metalcore band)“Hollow Bodies” (producer: Joey Sturgis; guests: Jesse Barnett, Jake Luhrs, Lights’ Valerie Anne Poxleitner; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Fearless)
Blue October“Sway” (producers: singer Justin Furstenfeld, David Castell; first single: “Bleed Out”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Up/Down)
Kurt Braunohler (stand-up comic)“How Do I Land?” (Hear here; MP3)(Kill Rock Stars)
Buffalo Killers (Cincinnati rock trio)“Ohio Grass” (six-cut Record Store Day release, with four bonus tracks; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Alive Naturalsound)
Jimmy Buffett“Songs From St. Somewhere” (first single: “Too Drunk to Karaoke,” with Toby Keith; Hear here; MP3)(Mailboat)
Crocodiles“Crimes of Passion” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Frenchkiss)
Destruction Unit“Deep Trip” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Sacred Bones)
Lee DeWyze“Frames” (first single: “Silver Lining”; Hear here; Vinyl; ; Deluxe edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition)(Vanguard)
Tim Easton (Nashville-based singer/songwriter)“Not Cool” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Camp Fire Propaganda)
The Goldberg Sisters (a.k.a. “Dazed and Confused” actor-musician Adam Goldberg)“Stranger’s Morning” (Hear here; MP3)(apologymusic)
The Greencards (progressive bluegrass trio)“Sweetheart of the Sun” (producer: Gary Paczosa; guests: Beck, Sons of Fathers, Aoife O’Donovan, Jon Randall, Andrea Zonn; Hear here)(Darling Street)
Julia Holter (L.A. singer-songwriter)“Loud City Song” (Hear here; See/read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Domino)
Pete Huttlinger“McGuire’s Landing [MP3]” (producer: Huttlinger; Hear here)(Instar)

BTW: “I believe that I survived a major stroke and end-stage heart failure because I had to finish this project,” Huttlinger tells P&P. “It’s been several years in the making because of all the medical stops and starts and I feel incredibly grateful that I’ve been given the time to complete it.”

Daniel Kirkpatrick and The Bayonets (Seattle trio)“Alibis” (Hear here; MP3)(Rock Ridge Music)
Kissaway Trail (Danish trio)“Breach” (first single: “Nørrebro”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Yep Roc)
Rodrigo Leão“Lee Daniels’ The Butler: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [MP3]” (historical drama film starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey opens Aug. 16; Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz are also in the ensemble cast; See here)(Verve)
Tracy Lawrence“Headlights, Taillights and Radios” (Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Rocky Comfort / Lawrence Music Group)
Will Lee“Love, Gratitude and Other Distractions [MP3]” (“Late Show” bassist’s first album in 20 years; guests: Billy Gibbons, Paul Shaffer, Steve Lukather, Pat Metheny, Steve Gadd, Narada Michael Walden, Bob James, Chuck Loeb, Allen Toussaint; Hear here)(Sinning Saint Ltd.)
Kim Lenz & The Jaguars (roots-rockabilly band)“Follow Me” (producer: Carl Sonny Leyland; guest: Dawn Shipley; Hear here; MP3)(Riley)
Willy Mason“Carry On” (producer: Dan Carey; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Communion)
John Mayer“Paradise Valley” (producers: Mayer, Don Was; guests: Katy Perry, Frank Ocean; first single: “Paper Doll”; Hear here; MP3)(Columbia)
Anna Netrebko“Verdi” (the Russian soprano’s first studio album in five years; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe edition; MP3)(Deutsche Grammophon)
Sarah Neufeld (violinist-composer based in Montréal)“Hero Brother” (producer: Nils Frahm; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Constellation)
No Age“An Object” (producer: Brian Roettinger; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Sub Pop)
1 Girl Nation“1 Girl Nation” (first single: “While We’re Young”; Hear here; MP3)(Reunion)
Paper Lions (Canadian indie rockers)“My Friends [MP3]” (producer: Howard Redekopp; first single: “Philadelphia”; Hear here)(Fountain Pop)
Porcelain Raft“Permanent Signal” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Secretly Canadian)
Ty Segall“Sleeper” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl)(Drag City)
Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby“Cluck Ol’ Hen” (Hear/read here; MP3)(Skaggs Family)
Ski Lodge (quartet led by songwriter Andrew Marr)“Big Heart [MP3]” (producers: Lewis Pesacov, Kevin McMahon; first single: “Just to Be Like You”; Hear/read here; See here; Vinyl)(Dovecote)
SOiL“Whole” (their first album with original frontman Ryan McCombs since 2004; producer: Ulrich Wild; guest: Staind guitarist Mike Mushok; first single: “Shine On”; Hear here; Vinyl)(Pavement Entertainment)
Superchunk“I Hate Music” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Merge)
Earl Sweatshirt“Doris” (producers: Pharelle, RZA, BADBADNOTGOOD, Tyler, The Creator; guests: Odd Future cohorts Frank Ocean, Domo Genesis, and Tyler, The Creator, plus Vince Staples, Casey Veggies, Mac Miller; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Tan Cressida / Columbia)
Tedeschi Trucks Band“Made Up Mind” (producers: Jim Scott, Trucks; first single: “Part of Me”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Sony Masterworks)
Terraplane Sun (Venice Beach, Calif., band)“Ya Never Know” (five-song EP; Hear here; MP3)(Trauma2)
TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank)“3 Kings” (new single: “I Need”; Hear here; MP3)(Atlantic)
Travis“Where You Stand” (their first album of new material in five years; first single: “Where You Stand”; Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3)(Red Telephone Box)
Typhoon (Portland, Ore.-based 12-piece indie-rock group)“White Lighter” (producers: Typhoon, Paul Laxer; first single: “Young Fathers”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl)(Roll Call)
Various artists“The Big E: A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons” (all-star lineup includes Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Duane Eddy, Willie Nelson, Raul Malo, etc.; Read here; MP3)(Music Producers Institute / Warner Music Nashville)
Various artists“Kick-Ass 2 [Film soundtrack]” (sequel opens Aug. 16; Jim Carrey, one of the film’s stars, withdrew his support for the film because of its violent nature; See here; MP3)(Sony Masterworks)
Various artists“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones [Film soundtrack]” (action adventure fantasy film opens Aug. 21; includes tracks by Ariana Grande, AFI, Demi Lovato, Colbie Caillat, Jessie J, etc.; See here; MP3)(Universal Republic)
Laura Veirs“Warp and Weft” (producer: husband Tucker Martine; guests: Jim James, k.d. lang, Neko Case, Brian Blade, members of The Decemberists, etc.; first single: “Sun Song”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Raven Marching Band)
White Hills (NYC space rock trio)“So You Are … So You’ll Be” (producer: Martin Bisi; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl)(Thrill Jockey)
White Lies (U.K. post-punk band)“Big TV” (producer: Ed Buller; first single: “There Goes Our Love Again”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Harvest / Universal)
Willie Sugarcapps (Grayson Capps, Will Kimbrough, Corky Hughes with the duo Sugarcane Jane)“Willie Sugarcapps” (producer: Trina Shoemaker; first single: “Gypsy Train”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(The Royal Potato Family)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Browning Bryant“Browning Bryant” (1974 album, produced by Allen Toussaint and backed by The Meters; remastered; Hear here)(Japan – Warner, Aug. 19)
John Coltrane“Afro Blue Impressions” (recorded live in 1963 and released on the Pablo label in 1977; two CDs; remastered, with six bonus tracks; MP3)(Concord)
Fleetwood Mac“Then Play On: Deluxe Edition” (1969 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks; Track list), “Fleetwood Mac 1969 to 1972 [Vinyl box set]” (contains the albums “Then Play On,” “Kiln House,” “Future Games,” “Bare Trees” and “Oh Well”)(Rhino)
Jimi Hendrix“Jimi Hendrix Experience Box Set” (four CDs, 60 songs; MP3)(Experience Hendrix / Legacy)
The Innocents“Classic Innocents: The Reprise, Decca, Warner Bros. and A&M recordings … plus more” (28 tracks, 12 of them previously unreleased)(U.K. – Ace, Aug. 19)
The Lumineers“The Lumineers (Deluxe Edition)” (2012 album, with five bonus tracks, plus a DVD containing more than 25 minutes of stage performance, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews; Hear here; See here)(Dualtone)
Sarah McLachlan“The Essential Sarah McLachlan” (36 songs; MP3)(Arista / Legacy)
The Monkees“Headquarters: The Deluxe Edition” (1967 album; remastered; two CDs, with 22 bonus tracks)(Friday Music)
Nas“The Essential Nas” (30 songs; MP3)(Columbia / Legacy)
Pearl Jam“Ten Redux [MP3]” (1991 album, remixed by producer Brendan O’Brien)(Epic / Legacy)
Richard Pryor“The Warner Bros. Albums (1974-1983) [Box set]” (seven CDs, featuring “That Nigger’s Crazy,” “Is It Something I Said?,” “Bicentennial Nigger,” “Wanted/Richard Pryor – Live In Concert (Parts 1 & 2),” “Live On The Sunset Strip,” “Here and Now”; remastered)(Rhino)
The Replacements“The Complete Collection [MP3]” (97 songs)(Rhino)
Todd Rundgren“Hermit of Mink Hollow [Vinyl]” (1978 album; remastered)(Friday Music)
Santana“The Essential Santana”(Columbia / Legacy)
Britney Spears“The Essential Britney Spears” (32 songs; MP3)(RCA / Legacy)
The Staple Singers featuring Mavis Staples“This Time Around” (1981 album; remastered; first time on CD; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Stax / Ace, Aug. 19)
Various artists“Black Smoke: Gems From the Starday Vaults 1961-1962” (two CDs, 40 songs; Read here)(One Day)
Various artists“Let’s Hear It For the Boy, Vol. 12” (two-CD, 24-song dance compilation; MP3)(Atlantis)
The Velvet Underground“Live MCMXCIII [MP3]” (1993 album; 23 tracks)(Rhino)
Bill Withers“The Essential Bill Withers” (34 songs; MP3)(Columbia / Legacy)
Tammy Wynette“The Essential Tammy Wynette” (two CDs, 40 songs; MP3)(Epic / Legacy)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Journey“Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey [DVD]” (2012 documentary follows the Cinderella story of Arnel Pineda, the Filipino singer who was picked to front the group; Read here; See here)(Docudrama Films)
Meat Loaf“Roadie [Blu-ray]” (1980 film; also starring Blondie, Alice Cooper and Don Cornelius, with cameos by Roy Orbison and Hank Williams Jr.; See here)(Shout! Factory)
Santana & McLaughlin“Invitation to Illumination: Live at Montreux 2011 [DVD]” (See here; Blu-ray)(Eagle Rock)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
David Bowie“Bowie: Album by Album [Hardcover]” (author: Paolo Hewitt)(Insight Editions)
Bruce Springsteen“Talk About a Dream: The Essential Interviews of Bruce Springsteen [Paperback]” (editors: Christopher Phillips, Louis P. Masur)(Bloomsbury Press)

Next week: Aug. 27

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