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Aug. 21, 2012

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) Widgets


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) Widgets

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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