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This Week’s Releases: Aug. 20, 2013

New stuff

Artist: Title: Label:
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) Widgets


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) Widgets

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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