New stuff

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Bloc Party“Four” (producer: Alex Newport; Hear here; See here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Frenchkiss, Aug. 21, 2012)
Ry Cooder“Election Special” (producer: Cooder; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Perro Verde/Nonesuch, Aug. 21, 2012)
Darkness, The“Hot Cakes” (producers: bandmates Justin and Dan Hawkins and Nick Brine; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Wind-up, Aug. 21, 2012)
Dispatch (Vermont indie-roots trio)“Circles Around the Sun” (their first album in more than a decade; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Bomber/Universal Republic, Aug. 21, 2012)
DJ Khaled“Kiss the Ring” (producers: DJ Khaled, Jahlil Beats, Mike Will, Hit-Boy, The Runners, J. Cole, K.E., Boi-1da, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, DJ Premier, etc.; guests: Kanye West, Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T., T-Pain, Meek Mill, Ace Hood, Plies, Lil Wayne, T.I., etc.; new single: “I Wish You Would”; Hear here; MP3)(Cash Money/Universal Republic, Aug. 21, 2012)
Eyes Lips Eyes (disco-punk group)“What You Want (If You Want) [MP3]” (producers: Eyes Lips Eyes, John Goodmanson; first single: “Don’t Blow It”; Hear here)(Roll Call/ILG, Aug. 21, 2012)
Bill Fay“Life Is People [MP3]” (the British singer-songwriter’s first studio album in more than 40 years; Hear/read here; Vinyl; CD)(Dead Oceans, Aug. 21, 2012)
Happy New Year (Brooklyn-based Eleanor Logan)“Happy New Year [MP3]” (Hear here)(Crikey!, Aug. 21, 2012)
Heavy, The (English soul-rockers)“The Glorious Dead” (producers: The Heavy; first single: “What Makes a Good Man?”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Counter/Ninja Tune, Aug. 21, 2012)
JT Hodges“JT Hodges” (producers: Mark Wright, Don Cook, Mark Collie; Hear here; MP3)(Show Dog/Universal Music, Aug. 21, 2012)
Kennedys, The“Closer Than You Know [MP3]” (Hear here)(The Kennedys, LLC/Burnside Distribution, Aug. 21, 2012)
Dylan LeBlanc (22-year-old Louisiana singer)“Cast the Same Old Shadow” (producers: LeBlanc, Trina Shoemaker; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Rough Trade, Aug. 21, 2012)
Dustin Lynch (country singer)“Dustin Lynch” (first single: “Cowboys and Angels”; Hear here; MP3)(Broken Bow, Aug. 21, 2012)
Lynyrd Skynyrd“Last of a Dyin’ Breed” (producer: Bob Marlette; Hear here; Read here; Special edition; MP3)(Loud & Proud/Roadrunner, Aug. 21, 2012)
George Michael“White Light” (new single, with two remixes and “Song to the Siren”; Hear here; MP3)(U.K. – Universal Island, Aug. 20, 2012)
Ombre (Helado Negro and Julianna Barwick)“Believe You Me [MP3]” (Hear here; Vinyl)(Asthmatic Kitty, Aug. 21, 2012)
Owl City“The Midsummer Station” (guests: Carly Rae Jepsen, Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, Relient K’s Matt Thiessen; first single: “Good Time”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Universal Republic, Aug. 21, 2012)
Gregory Pepper and His Problems“Escape From Crystal Skull Mountain” (Hear here; MP3)(Fake Four Inc., Aug. 21, 2012)
Plan B (British rapper)“Ill Manors (Music From And Inspired By The Original Motion Picture)” (producers: Plan B, Al Shux, Labrinth, Chase & Status; guests: Takura Tendayi, Labrinth, Kano; Hear here; MP3)(Atlantic, Aug. 21, 2012)
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti“Mature Themes” (first single: “Baby”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(4AD, Aug. 21, 2012)
Project 86 (Christian rockers)“Wait for the Siren” (producers: Steve Wilson, Andrew Schwab; guests: Bruce Fitzhugh, Rocky Gray, Brian “Head” Welch, Andrew Welch, Blake Martin, The Wedding; Hear here; Read here)(Team Black, Aug. 21, 2012)
Trey Songz“Chapter V” (producers: Troy Taylor, Stargate; new single: “2 Reasons”; Hear here; MP3)(Songbook/Atlantic, Aug. 21, 2012)
Sunflower Dead“Sunflower Dead [MP3]” (producer: former Fear Factory guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers; first single: “Make Me Down”; Hear here)(Bloody Bat, Aug. 21, 2012)
Tenth Avenue North“The Struggle” (Hear here; MP3)(Reunion, Aug. 21, 2012)
Van She (Sydney electro-pop group)“Idea of Happiness” (Hear here; MP3)(Modular/Interscope, Aug. 21, 2012)
Matthew E. White“Big Inner” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Spacebomb/Hometapes, Aug. 21, 2012)
Yeasayer“Fragrant World” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Secretly Canadian, Aug. 21, 2012)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Colin Blunstone (of The Zombies)“I Don’t Believe in Miracles: The Best of Colin Blunstone” (23 songs)(U.K. – Talking Elephant, Aug. 20, 2012)
Cameo“Greatest Hits [MP3]” (12 tracks)(Island Def Jam, Aug. 21, 2012)
Glen Campbell“The Inspiration Collection [MP3]” (15 songs)(Word, Aug. 21, 2012)
Bob Dylan“Love and Theft [MP3]” (2001 album)(Columbia, Aug. 21, 2012)
Fabulous Poodles, The“Mirror Stars (The Best of) [MP3]” (21 tracks)(Rdeg, Aug. 21, 2012)
Glass Tiger“Then..NOW..Next [MP3]” (greatest-hits collection, with three new songs; Track list)(Capitol, Aug. 21, 2012)
Humble Pie“Winterland 1973 [Vinyl]” (1973 album; with a bonus CD; Hear here)(Lilith, Aug. 21, 2012)
Jon & Vangelis“The Best of Jon & Vangelis [MP3]” (nine tracks; See here)(Universal, Aug. 21, 2012)
Kinks, The“The Kinks At the BBC [Box set]” (five CDs and one DVD, featuring radio and TV sessions and concerts, 1964-1994, including “John Peel Show” and “The Old Grey Whistle Test 1977 Christmas Concert”), “Waterloo Sunset: The Very Best of The Kinks & Ray Davies” (two CDs, 45 songs)(U.K. – Sanctuary/Universal, Aug. 20, 2012)
KISS“Destroyer {Resurrected}” (1976 album; newly remixed from the original master tapes by producer Bob Ezrin, with one bonus track, “Sweet Pain [Original Guitar Solo]”; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Mercury/UMe, Aug. 21, 2012)
Liberace“Lounging With Lee [MP3]” (1998 compilation of late ’60s and ’70s recordings)(Hip-O, Aug. 21, 2012)
Los Lobos“Kiko: 20th Anniversary Edition” (1992 album; remastered, with bonus material), “Kiko Live” (See here; Blu-ray/CD; DVD)(Shout! Factory, Aug. 21, 2012)
Madness“Total Madness: All the Greatest Hits & More! [CD/DVD]” (23 songs)(U.K. – Universal, Aug. 20, 2012)
Taj Mahal“The Hidden Treasures of Taj Mahal 1969-1973” (two-CD, 22-song collection of previously unreleased studio and live performances; MP3)(Legacy, Aug. 21, 2012)
Imelda May“More Mayhem” (featuring songs from her first two albums, “Mayhem” and “Love Tattoo,” plus six new songs; Hear here; MP3)(Decca, Aug. 21, 2012)
C.W. McCall“Wolf Creek Pass” (1975 album; remastered)(Omni Recording Corp., Aug. 21, 2012)
Roger Miller“Golden Hits [MP3]” (1965 compilation)(Mercury/Island, Aug. 21, 2012)
Melba Moore“Peach Melba (Expanded Edition)” (1975 album; remastered, with bonus tracks), “This Is It” (1976 album; remastered), “Melba ’76” (1976 album; remastered), “A Portrait of Melba (Expanded Edition)” (1977 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks), “Burn” (1979 album; remastered), “Dancin’ With Melba (Expanded Edition)” (1979 album; remastered, with one bonus track)(Funkytowngrooves, Aug. 21, 2012)
Prodigy, The“More Music For the Jilted Generation [MP3]” (20 songs)(XL Recordings, Aug. 21, 2012)
Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs“The MGM Singles [MP3]” (28 songs)(Universal, Aug. 21, 2012)
Sir Douglas Quintet“The Mono Singles ’68-’72 [MP3]” (22 songs)(Mercury/Island, Aug. 21, 2012)
Toto“Toto [180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl]” (1978 album; remastered)(Friday Music, Aug. 21, 2012)
Various artists“Honey Honey: The Sound of Bubblegum Pop” (three CDs, 75 songs; Track list)(U.K. – Sony, Aug. 20, 2012)
Various artists“NOW That’s What I Call Chill” (two CDs, 42 songs; Track list)(U.K. – EMI, Aug. 20, 2012)
Warner Bros. Studio Orchestra“Casablanca: The Original Soundtrack [MP3]”(Screengems, Aug. 20, 2012)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Graham Parker“Live At Rockpalast 1978 + 1980 [DVD]”(Made in Germany Music, Aug. 21, 2012)
Mitch Ryder“Live At Rockpalast 1979 + 2004 [DVD]”(Made in Germany Music, Aug. 21, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
Beatles, The“The Beatles in Comic Strips [Hardcover]” (authors: Enzo Gentile, Fabio Schiavo; Read here)(Skira, Aug. 21, 2012)
Metallica“Enter Night: A Biography of Metallica [Paperback]” (author: Mick Wall; Kindle)(St. Martin’s Griffin, Aug. 21, 2012)
One Direction“One Direction 2013 [Wall Calendar]” (Mini Calendar)(Brown Trout Publishers, Aug. 20, 2012)

Next week: Aug. 28, 2012

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