New releases

Published on August 23rd, 2011 | by Gerry Galipault


Aug. 23, 2011

New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Active Child (L.A. rock group) “You Are All I See” (guest: How To Dress Well; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Vagrant, Aug. 23, 2011)
Zee Avi (Malaysian singer-songwriter) “Ghostbird” (producer: Mario Caldato Jr.; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Monotone Label/Brushfire/ Universal Republic, Aug. 23, 2011)
Black Tide (Miami hard rock group) “Post Mortem” (first single: “That Fire”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (DGC/Interscope, Aug. 23, 2011)
Blue Highway “Sounds of Home” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Rounder, Aug. 23, 2011)
CSS “La Liberación” (guests: Ratatat, Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie, Mike Garson; Hear here; Vinyl) (V2/Cooperative Music/Downtown, Aug. 22, 2011)
Gabe Dixon “One Spark” (producer: Marshall Altman; guest: Alison Krauss; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Fantasy, Aug. 23, 2011)
Ana Egge “Bad Blood” (producer: Steve Earle; guests: Earle, Allison Moorer, Byron Isaacs, Rob Heath, Eleanor Whitmore, Chris Masterson; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Ammal, Aug. 23, 2011)
Game “The R.E.D. Album” (producers: Cool & Dre, Maestro, Kanye West, Timbaland, Pharrell, Polow Da Don, DJ Khalil, etc.; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download) (Interscope, Aug. 23, 2011)
Indestructible Noise Command “Heaven Sent, Hellbound” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Rising, Aug. 23, 2011)
Stephen Malkmus and the Jinks “Mirror Traffic” (producer: Beck; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Matador, Aug. 23, 2011)
McClymonts, The (Australian country sister trio) “Wrapped Up Good” (producers: Nathan Chapman, Adam Anders; Hear here; MP3 Download) (BSM Music, Aug. 23, 2011)
Moreland & Arbuckle (Wichita-based roots rockers) “Just a Dream” (guest: Steve Cropper; first single: “Purgatory”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download) (Telarc, Aug. 23, 2011)
Nero (U.K. dubstep duo) “Welcome Reality” (Hear here) (U.K. – MTA/Mercury, Aug. 22, 2011)
Retox “Ugly Animals” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Three One G/Ipecac Recordings, Aug. 23, 2011)
Selah “Hope of the Broken World” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Curb, Aug. 23, 2011)
Connie Smith “Long Line of Heartaches” (country legend’s first album of new material in 15 years and only her second since 1978; producer: husband Marty Stuart; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Sugar Hill, Aug. 23, 2011)
Dave Stewart “The Blackbird Diaries” (producer: Stewart; guests: Stevie Nicks, Martina McBride, Colbie Caillat, The Secret Sisters; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Weapons of Mass Entertainment/Surfdog/ Razor & Tie, Aug. 23, 2011)
Barbra Streisand “What Matters Most: Barbra Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman” (Read here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download) (Columbia, Aug. 23, 2011)
Sunny Sweeney “Concrete” (producer: Brett Beavers; new single: “Staying’s Worse Than Leaving”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Republic Nashville, Aug. 23, 2011)
Various artists “Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration: A Classic Bluegrass Tribute” (2 CDs, 28 songs; contributors: Ricky Skaggs, Ralph Stanley, The Grascals, Tony Rice, Dailey & Vincent, The Bluegrass Album Band, Blue Highway, etc.; MP3 Download) (Rounder, Aug. 23, 2011)
Various artists “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse [TV soundtrack]” (songs from and inspired by the Disney series, including the theme song by They Might Be Giants; MP3 Download) (Walt Disney, Aug. 23, 2011)
Various artists “The Muppets: The Green Album” (covers of Muppets-related songs by a variety of artists, from OK Go to Weezer; Read here; MP3 Download) (Walt Disney, Aug. 23, 2011)
Various artists “Platinum Hit — The Winning Songs: Season One [TV soundtrack]” (Sonyae Elise won the Bravo reality series, hosted by Kara DioGuardi and Jewel; MP3 Download) (RCA, Aug. 23, 2011)
We Are Augustines (Brooklyn trio) “Rise Ye Sunken Ships” (first single: “Chapel Song”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Oxcart/ADA, Aug. 23, 2011)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Dee Dee Bridgewater “Midnight Sun” (a collection of love songs from throughout her career; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (DDB/Emarcy, Aug. 23, 2011)
Stephin Merritt “Obscurities” (14 non-album songs, including five previously unreleased tracks; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Merge, Aug. 23, 2011)
Stephanie Mills “Feel the Fire: The 20th Century Collection” (2 CDs, 30 songs; Read here; MP3 Download) (Hip-O Select, Aug. 23, 2011)
Pointer Sisters “Break Out: Deluxe Expanded Edition” (1983 album; remastered, with bonus tracks) (U.K. – Big Break, Aug. 22, 2011)
Rainbow “Live in Germany 1976” (featuring the lineup of Ronnie James Dio, Ritchie Blackmore, Cozy Powell, Jimmy Bain and Tony Carey; MP3 Download) (Eagle Rock, Aug. 23, 2011)
Rockpile “Live at Montreux 1980” (16 songs; MP3 Download) (Eagle Rock, Aug. 23, 2011)
Shriekback “Oil and Gold” (1985 album; remastered; 2 CDs, with a second disc of bonus B-sides, some never before released on CD) (U.K. – Lemon, Aug. 22, 2011)
Patti Smith “Outside Society: Looking Back 1975-2007” (18 tracks, covering her Arista and Columbia years; 2 LPs; MP3 Download) (Columbia/Arista/ Legacy, Aug. 23, 2011)
Sonic Youth “Hits Are For Squares” (2008 compilation, originally released by Starbucks Music; 16 songs; MP3 Download) (Geffen/UMe, Aug. 23, 2011)
Tavares “In the City” (1975 album; remastered, with two bonus versions of “It Only Takes a Minute”), “Sky High!” (1976 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks — four versions of
“Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel” and two of “Don’t Take Away the Music”)
(U.K. –, Aug. 22, 2011)
Various artists “Hard to Find: Classic & Rare Remixes” (2 CDs, 20 songs; Track list) (U.K. – New State Music, Aug. 22, 2011)
Various artists “O Brother, Where Art Thou? [10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]” (2001 soundtrack album, with a second CD of 17 bonus tracks) (Lost Highway/UMe, Aug. 23, 2011)
Various artists “A Very Special Christmas, Volume 1, Volume 2 + DVD” (3 discs; 1987, 1992 albums) (A&M/UMe, Aug. 23, 2011)
Junior Wells’ Chicago Blues Band with Buddy Guy “Hoodoo Man Blues” (1965 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks) (Delmark, Aug. 23, 2011)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Emerson, Lake & Palmer “Emerson, Lake & Palmer … Welcome back my friends: 40th Anniversary Reunion Concert [DVD]” (filmed at the High Voltage Festival on June 25, 2010; See here; Blu-ray) (Concert One, Aug. 23, 2011)
Jesus Lizard, The “Club [DVD]” (recorded live at the Exit/In in Nashville; See here) (MVD Visual, Aug. 23, 2011)
Robert Plant “Robert Plant’s Blue Note [DVD]” (documentary contains live performances and rare footage) (Sexy Intellectual/MVD Visual, Aug. 23, 2011)
Various artists “Blues and the Alligator: The First Twenty Years of Alligator Records [DVD]” (Read here) (Gazell/MVD Visual, Aug. 23, 2011)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Alistair Wood “Ukulele For Dummies [Paperback]” (Kindle) (For Dummies, Aug. 23, 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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