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Published on August 23rd, 2014 | by Gerry Galipault


This Week’s Releases: Aug. 26, 2014

New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Ashrae Fax (goth/ethereal duo from Greensboro, N.C.) “Never Really Been Into It” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Mexican Summer, Aug. 25)
Randy Bachman “Vinyl Tap Tour: Every Song Tells a Story” (recorded live at Pantages Playhouse Theatre in Winnipeg in April 2013; Hear here; DVD; MP3) (Caroline, Aug. 25)
Jill Barber (Canadian singer-songwriter) “Fool’s Gold” (producers: Les Cooper, Drew Jurecka; first single: “Broken for Good”; Hear here; MP3, with two bonus tracks) (Outside Music)
Basement Jaxx “Junto” (first single: “Unicorn”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Atlantic Jaxx / PIAS, Aug. 25)
Cameron Carpenter (American organist) “If You Could Read My Mind [CD/DVD]” (Hear here; MP3) (Sony Masterworks)
Cold Specks “Neuroplasticity” (first single: “Absisto”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Mute, Aug. 25)
John Cowan “Sixty” (producer: John McFee; guests: Leon Russell, Alison Krauss, Rodney Crowell, Bernie Leadon, Sam Bush, Chris Hillman, Huey Lewis, Bonnie Bramlett, Ray Benson, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Compass)
Dry the River “Alarms in the Heart” (producers: Charlie Hugall, Paul Savage, Peter Miles; guest: The Delgados’ Emma Pollock; first single: “Gethsemane”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Transgressive, Aug. 25)
El May (aka Lara Meyerratken, a multi-instrumentalist from Australia) “The Other Person Is You” (first single: “I Played a Role”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Rose Quartz / Redeye)
Floating Action “Body Questions” (first single: “Unrevenged”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (New West, Aug. 25)
Full Force “Full Force: With Love From Our Friends” (a self-described “True Skool All-Star Project,” feat. Faith Evans, Sheila E, Samantha Fox, Raphael Saadiq, Big Daddy Kane, Roxanne Shanté, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Regina Belle, Cece Peniston, UTFO, Tevin Campbell, Cheryl Pepsii Riley, Flavor Flav, Shanice, Howard Hewett, Force MDs, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Legacy Recordings, Aug. 25)
Ariana Grande “My Everything” (guests: Iggy Azalea, Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, Big Sean, A$AP Ferg, Zedd, Childish Gambino, The Weeknd, Cashmere Cat; new single: “Break Free”; Hear here; Deluxe Version, with three bonus tracks; Deluxe CD Album Bundle, with T-shirt, bracelet and concert video stream; MP3) (Republic, Aug. 25)
The Griswolds (indie-rock quartet from Sydney, Australia) “Be Impressive” (producer: Tony Hoffer; new single: “Right On Track”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Wind-up, Aug. 25)
Robyn Hitchcock “The Man Upstairs” (an album of covers, some well-known, some not; producer: Joe Boyd; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Yep Roc)
il sogno del marinaio (led by Mike Watt) “canto secondo” (Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3) (clenchedwrench, Aug. 25)
KEM “Promise to Love” (first single: “It’s You”; Hear here; MP3) (Motown, Aug. 25)
Khun Narin Electric Phin Band (musicians from northern Thailand) “Khun Narin Electric Phin Band” (See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Innovative Leisure / ADA, Aug. 25)
Jeff LeBar (Cinderella guitarist) “One for the Road” (Hear here) (Rat Pak)
Machinae Supremacy (Swedish “SID metal” band) “Phantom Shadow” (Hear here; See here; MP3) (Spinefarm)
J Mascis “Tied to a Star” (first single: “Every Morning”; Hear here; MP3) (Sub Pop, Aug. 25)
Tom Maxwell and the Minor Drag ( former lead singer of the Squirrel Nut Zippers) “Tom Maxwell and the Minor Drag” (producer: Mike Napolitano; guest: Ani DiFranco; Hear here; MP3; see related book below) (SKH Music)
MKRV (Russian rock/pop duo) “W.A.Y.” (first single: “It’s You”; Hear here; MP3) (MKRV Music)
The New Pornographers “Brill Bruisers” (their first album since 2010; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Matador, Aug. 25)
Opeth “Pale Communion” (producer: frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt; first single: “Cusp of Eternity”; Hear here; MP3) (Roadrunner, Aug. 25)
Brad Paisley “Moonshine in the Trunk” (producer: Luke Wooten; first single: “River Bank”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Arista Nashville, Aug. 25)
The Rentals “Lost in Alphaville” (first single: “Thought of Sound”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Polyvinyl, Aug. 25)
Rustie (Scottish electronic artist) “Green Language” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Warp, Aug. 25)
Ty Segall “Manipulator” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Drag City)
Thousand Foot Krutch “Oxygen: Inhale” (first single: “Born This Way”; Hear here; MP3) (TFK Music)
The Wytches (Brighton-based garage-rock band) “Annabel Dream Reader” (producer: Bill Ryder-Jones; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Partisan, Aug. 25)
The Young “Chrome Cactus” (producer: Tim Green; first single: “Metal Flake”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Matador, Aug. 25)

More Releases for the Week of Aug. 26, 2014

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Johnny Aries (of The Drums) “Unbloomed [MP3]” (Hear here) (Frenchkiss)
Lizzie Blazquez (dance artist) “Deep Inside of Me [MP3]” (ReverbNation) (MondoTunes)
Double Score “3>2 [MP3]” (three-song EP; Hear here) (Double Score, Aug. 28)
Heavy Hand (Milwaukee post-noise pop trio) “Northwoods Knives [MP3]” (Hear/read here) (Latest Flame, Aug. 25)
Lewis James (indie rock musician from Manchester, U.K.) “Rock n Roll Experiment [MP3]” (ReverbNation) (LJM, Aug. 29)
Jupiter in Velvet “Bring Me Back 2 Life [MP3]” (ReverbNation) (Free 2B Free)
The Lightness of Being (London-based alt-rock band) “Directions [MP3]” (four-song EP; ReverbNation) (The Lightness of Being, Aug. 29)
Merchandise (Florida post-punks) “After the End [MP3]” (first single: “New Killer”; Hear here; See here) (4AD)
Palm Ghosts (Philly indie Americana band) “Palm Ghosts [MP3]” (first single: “Seasons”; ReverbNation; See here) (Surreal Soundworks, Aug. 27)
Rooftop Revolutionaries (L.A. modern hard rock band) “Red [MP3]” (four-song EP; ReverbNation) (Rooftop Revolutionaries)
Mike Sempert “Mid Dream Complete Sessions [MP3]” (with six bonus tracks; Hear here) (Velvet Blue Music)
Souls of Mischief “There Is Only Now (Deluxe Edition) [MP3]” (with bonus instrumental versions; producer: Adrian Younge; guest: Snoop Dogg; Hear here; CD) (Linear Labs)
SW/MM/NG “Feel Not Bad [MP3]” (first single: “Younger”; Hear here; Vinyl; CD) (Old Flame, Aug. 25)
Victorious Marcus (L.A. soul singer-songwriter) “Dreams Come True [MP3],” “No Abuse [MP3],” “The Right Track [MP3]” (ReverbNation) (Worldwide Music Group)
Zoot Woman (British electro-pop trio led by producer Stuart Price) “Star Climbing” (first single: “Don’t Tear Yourself Apart”; Hear here; Vinyl; CD) (Embassy One Recordings, Aug. 29)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, et al “Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection: Mary Poppins” (1964 soundtrack album; remastered; three discs) (Walt Disney, Aug. 25)
Asia “High Voltage Live [CD/DVD]” (recorded July 24, 2010, at the inaugural High Voltage Festival in Victoria Park, London; MP3) (Frontiers / Universal, Aug. 25)
Mel Carter “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me: The Best of Mel Carter” (Traditions Alive)
Miles Davis “Chronicle: The Complete Prestige Recordings 1951-1956 [Box set]” (eight discs) (Fantasy, Aug. 25)
Deep Purple “Concerto for Group and Orchestra [180-gram vinyl]” (1969 album; remastered) (Rhino / Parlophone, Aug. 25)
Lowell George “Thanks I’ll Eat It Here: The Deluxe Edition” (1979 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks; Read here) (Friday Music, Aug. 25)
The Glitter Band (originally Gary Glitter’s backup band) “Paris Match” (1977 album; remastered, with 11 bonus tracks; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (U.K. – 7T’s / Cherry Red, Aug. 25)
High Inergy “Turnin’ On (Expanded Edition)” (1977 album, featuring “You Can’t Turn Me Off [In the Middle of Turning Me On]”; remastered, with two bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red, Aug. 25)
The Kinks “Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One (Deluxe Edition)” (1970 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks and a second disc of demos, instrumentals and rarities; Read here) (Sanctuary / Sony Music, Aug. 25)
Bruce Hornsby “Solo Concerts” (two-CD compilation of 2012-13 performances; Hear here; MP3) (Vanguard, Aug. 25)
Cheryl Lynn “Cheryl Lynn (Expanded Edition)” (1978 album, featuring “Got to Be Real”; remastered, with four bonus tracks) (U.K. – SoulMusic, Aug. 25)
M83 “M83” (2001 album; two CDs; MP3), “Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts” (2004 album; two CDs; MP3), “Before the Dawn Heals Us” (2005 album; two CDs; MP3) (Mute, Aug. 25)
Metallica “Master of Puppets [Vinyl]” (1986 album; remastered), “Metallica [Vinyl]” (1991 album; remastered; two LPs), “Load [Vinyl]” (1996 album; remastered; two LPs), “Reload [Vinyl]” (1997 album; remastered; two LPs), “Garage Inc. [Vinyl]” (1998 album; remastered; two LPs), “S&M [Vinyl]” (1999 album; remastered; two LPs), “St. Anger [Vinyl]” (2003 album; remastered; two LPs; see related DVDs below) (Rhino / Blackened Recordings, Aug. 25)
Various artists “XL Recordings: Pay Close Attention” (two-CD, 35-song label retrospective; featuring tracks by Adele, Radiohead, The White Stripes, The Prodigy, M.I.A., Bobby Womack, Basement Jaxx; 4LP + DVD; DVD contains 10 music videos; MP3) (XL Recordings, Aug. 25)
Wire “Document and Eyewitness 1979-1980” (two discs; Hear here) (Pink Flag)

More Releases for the Week of Aug. 26, 2014

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Aquarian Dream “Norman Connors Presents Aquarian Dream [MP3]” (1976 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Norman Connors “Dance of Magic [MP3]” (1972 album), “Dark of Light [MP3]” (1973 album), “Love From the Sun [MP3]” (1974 album), “Slewfoot [MP3]” (1974 album), “Saturday Night Special (Expanded Edition) [MP3]” (1975 album, with two bonus tracks), “You Are My Starship (Expanded Edition) [MP3]” (1976 album, with two bonus tracks), “Romantic Journey (Expanded Edition) [MP3]” (1977 album, with two bonus tracks), “Invitation (Expanded Edition) [MP3]” (1979 album, with two bonus tracks), “Take It to the Limit (Expanded Edition) [MP3]” (1980 album, with three bonus tracks) (Columbia / Legacy)
Percy Faith and His Orchestra “Subways Are For Sleeping [MP3]” (1961 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Flatt & Scruggs “Changin’ Times [MP3]” (1967 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Kool & The Gang “Kool and The Gang [MP3]” (1969 album), “Music Is the Message [MP3]” (1972 album), “Good Times [MP3]” (1972 album), “Spirit of the Boogie [MP3]” (1975 album) (Mercury / UMe, Aug. 25)
Jeff Lorber “In the Heat of the Night [MP3]” (1984 album) (Arista / Legacy)
The Jeff Lorber Fusion “Water Sign [MP3]” (1979 album), “Wizard Island [MP3]” (1980 album), “Galaxian [MP3]” (1981 album) (Arista / Legacy)
Marilyn Maye “Meet Marvelous Marilyn Maye [MP3]” (1965 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Rick Nelson “The Complete Epic Recordings [MP3]” (41 songs) (Epic / Legacy)
The New Christy Minstrels “Today [MP3]” (1964 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Patti Page “Gentle On My Mind [MP3]” (1968 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Various artists “Essentials of Americana [MP3]” (10 songs) (Yep Roc, Aug. 25)
Bobby Vinton “Tell Me Why [MP3]” (1964 album) (Epic / Legacy)
Glenn Yarbrough “Baby the Rain Must Fall [MP3]” (1965 album), “It’s Gonna Be Fine [MP3]” (1965 album) (RCA / Legacy)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Ian Anderson “Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson: Thick As a Brick – Live in Iceland [DVD]” (filmed and recorded in 2012; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock, Aug. 25)
Beyoncé “Beyoncé: Live at Wembley [Instant Video]” (2004 concert film) (The Orchard)
Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen “Portlandia: Season Four [DVD]” (MVD)
Carol Burnett, Ned Beatty “Friendly Fire [DVD]” (1979 film) (Kino Lorber)
Kim Coates, Ryan Hurst, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, et al “Sons of Anarchy: Season Six [DVD]” (five discs; Blu-ray) (21st Century Fox)
Kirk Douglas, Yul Brynner, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Senta Berger “Cast a Giant Shadow [Blu-ray]” (1966 film; DVD) (Kino Lorber)
Foo Fighters “Foo Fighters Live at Wembley Stadium [Instant Video]” (2008 concert film, with guests Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones) (The Orchard)
Gabe Kaplan, John Travolta, Marcia Strassman, et al “Welcome Back, Kotter: The Complete Series [DVD]” (16 discs; Read here) (Shout! Factory)
Metallica “Cliff ‘Em All [DVD]” (1987 tribute to bassist Cliff Burton, who died a year before in a tour bus accident), “A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica, Part 1 & 2 [DVD]” (1992 documentary on the making of the “Metallica” album; See here), “Live Sh*t: Binge & Purge [DVD/CD]” (1993 live show), “Cunning Stunts [DVD]” (1998 concert), “S&M [DVD]” (documentary on the 1999 concert, conducted by Michael Kamen), “The Videos 1989-2004 [DVD]” (Rhino / Blackened Recordings, Aug. 25)
Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, et al “On the Beach [Blu-ray]” (1959 film) (Kino Lorber)
Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, et al “Blended [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray) (Warner Home Video)
Roy Scheider, Ann Reinking, et al “All That Jazz (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray + DVD]” (1979 film; See here; Read here) (Criterion Collection)
Peter Sellers, Peter O’Toole, et al “What’s New Pussycat? [DVD]” (1965 comedy film; title song written by Burt Bacharach and performed by Tom Jones; See here; Blu-ray) (Kino Lorber)
Various artists “American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art [DVD]” (2009 documentary; See/read here) (Freakfilms, Inc.)
Various artists “The Golden Age of Television (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]” (live TV plays of the 1950s, featuring Paul Newman, Mickey Rooney, Rod Steiger, Julie Harris, Piper Laurie, etc.; See/read here) (Criterion Collection)
Various artists “The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season [DVD]” (five discs; the most watched drama in basic cable history returns to AMC on Oct. 13; Blu-ray) (Anchor Bay)
Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, et al “The Fault in Our Stars [Instant Video]” (2014 film; Extended HD) (21st Century Fox)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Aug. 26, 2014

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
George Benson “Benson: The Autobiography [Hardcover]” (co-author: Alan Goldsher; foreword by Bill Cosby; Kindle) (Da Capo Press)
Tom Maxwell “Hell: My Life in the Squirrel Nut Zippers [Paperback]” (Read here; Kindle) (Oyster Point Press)

More Book Releases for the Week of Aug. 26, 2014

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