New stuff

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Balam Acab (aka Alec Koone)“Wander/Wonder” (producer: Koone; Hear here; Vinyl)(Tri Angle, Aug. 30, 2011)
Bandana Splits, The (female power-pop trio)“Mr. Sam Presents the Bandana Splits” (producer: Sam Cohen; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Tummy Touch, Aug. 30, 2011)
Beirut“The Rip Tide” (first single: “East Harlem”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Pompeii, Aug. 30, 2011)
Glen Campbell“Ghost On the Canvas” (Campbell calls this his “farewell album,” after he was recently diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer’s; songs written with Paul Westerberg, Jakob Dylan, Robert Pollard, Teddy Thompson; producer: Julian Raymond; guests: Chris Isaak, Dick Dale, Billy Corgan, Brian Setzer, Rick Nielsen, Roger Manning, The Dandy Warhols; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Surfdog, Aug. 29, 2011)
Cobra Starship“Night Shades” (collaborators: Ryan Tedde, Stargate, Jump Into The Gospel, The Plasticines, etc.; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Fueled By Ramen, Aug. 29, 2011)
John Doe“Keeper” (producers: Doe, Dave Way; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Yep Roc, Aug. 30, 2011)
Mike Doughty“Yes and Also Yes” (guest: Rosanne Cash; first single: “Na Na Nothing”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Snack Bar/Megaforce, Aug. 29, 2011)
David Guetta“Nothing But the Beat” (guests: Flo-Rida, Nicki Minaj, Taio Cruz, Ludacris,, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Akon, Jennifer Hudson, Sia, Timbaland, Dev, etc.; first single: “Where Them Girls At”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Capitol, Aug. 29, 2011)
Juliana Hatfield“There’s Always Another Girl [MP3 Download]” (entirely fan-funded via PledgeMusic, with a percentage of funds going to animal shelters; producer: Hatfield; Hear here)(Ye Olde/Junketboy, Aug. 30, 2011)
Icarus Line, The“Wildlife” (guests: Ariel Pink, Giant Drag’s Annie Hardy; Hear here)(Roar Scratch/Cobraside, Aug. 30, 2011)
Robert Earl Keen“Ready for Confetti” (producer: Lloyd Maines; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Lost Highway, Aug. 29, 2011)
Tommy Keene“Behind the Parade” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Second Motion, Aug. 30, 2011)
Killinger (Edmonton rock group)“Killinger” (producer: Rick Plester; guest: George Lynch; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Sunmor Entertainment/BDG, Aug. 30, 2011)
Kittie“I’ve Failed You” (producer: Siegfried “Siggy” Meier; Hear here; MP3 Download)(eOne Music, Aug. 30, 2011)
Lenny Kravitz“Black and White America” (Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Virgin, Aug. 29, 2011)
Latebirds, The (alt-rock group from Finland)“Last of the Good Ol’ Days” (two members were formerly in Laika & The Cosmonauts; producer: Jim Scott; guests: Levon Helm, Kris Kristofferson, Minnie Driver, Wilco’s Nels Cline; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Second Motion, Aug. 30, 2011)
Lil Wayne“Tha Carter IV” (Hear here; Deluxe edition)(Young Money/Cash Money, Aug. 29, 2011)
Eric Lindell“West County Drifter” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(M.C., Aug. 30, 2011)
Edwin McCain“Mercy Bound” (producer: Maia Sharp; Hear here; MP3 Download)(429, Aug. 29, 2011)
Nightwatchman, The (Tom Morello)“World Wide Rebel Songs” (first single: “Save the Hammer For the Man”; guest: Ben Harper; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(New West, Aug. 29, 2011)
Jake Owen“Barefoot Blue Jean Night” (producers: Joey Moi, Rodney Clawson, Tony Brown; first single: “Barefoot Blue Jean Night”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(RCA Nashville, Aug. 30, 2011)
Powerman 5000“Copies, Clones, & Replicants” (12 covers, including “20th Century Boy,” “Space Oddity,” “Whip It,” “Candy-O,” “Pop Muzik,” etc.; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Cleopatra, Aug. 30, 2011)
Puddle of Mudd“re:(disc)overed” (all-covers album; producer: Bill Appleberry; first single: a cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter”; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Flawless, Aug. 29, 2011)
Red Hot Chili Peppers“I’m With You” (their first album in five years; producer: Rick Rubin; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Warner, Aug. 29, 2011)
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The“Am I the Enemy” (first single: “Reap”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Collective Sounds, Aug. 29, 2011)
Skelp“Volume” (producers: Blaine Misner, David McEwan; guests: Ted Watts, Ben Azzara; first single: “The Girls Are Gone”; Hear here)(Skelp, Sept. 3, 2011)
Pedro Soler & Gaspar Claus (father-and-son flamenca guitar and cello players)“Barlande” (producer: Bryce Dessner of The National; Hear here; See here)(Infiné, Aug. 30, 2011)
Static Jacks, The“If You’re Young [MP3 Download]” (Hear here)(Fearless, Aug. 30, 2011)
Stereo MC’s“Emperor’s Nightingale” (guest: Jamie Cullum; first single: “Boy”; Hear/see here)(U.K. – !K7, Aug. 29, 2011)
Tommy Stinson (The Replacements bassist)“One Man Mutiny” (half of the proceeds to benefit homeless children in Haiti; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Done to Death Music, Aug. 30, 2011)
Ume (female indie-rock trio)“Phantoms” (producers: Ume; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Modern Outsider, Aug. 29, 2011)
Various artists“Reggae’s Gone Country” (classic country hits covered by Jamaican musicians Beres Hammond, Tarrus Riley, Tessanne Chin, Etana, Luciano, Sly & Robbie, etc., with contributing vocals by Larry Gatlin; Hear/read here; MP3 Download)(VP/Warner Music Nashville, Aug. 30, 2011)
Butch Walker and The Black Widows“The Spade” (first single: “Summer of ’89”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Dangerbird, Aug. 29, 2011)
theWANDAS“theWANDAS [MP3 Download]” (Hear here)(TFMRA, Aug. 30, 2011)
Dan Wolff (Silver Spring, Md.-based folk/rock musician)“Old Fashioned Love [MP3 Download]” (Hear here)(Dan Wolff, Sept. 1, 2011)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Aerosmith“The Essential Aerosmith 3.0” (3 CDs, 36 songs)(Columbia/Legacy, Aug. 29, 2011)
Association, The“Renaissance: Deluxe Expanded Mono Edition” (1967 album; remastered, with nine bonus tracks; Hear here)(U.K. – Now Sounds, Aug. 29, 2011)
Band, The“Stage Fright [Hybrid SACD/DSD]” (1970 album; remastered)(Mobile Fidelity, Aug. 30, 2011)
Brian Jonestown Massacre“The Singles Collection (1992-2011)” (2 CDs, 22 songs; Track list; MP3 Download)(a Records/Redeye, Aug. 30, 2011)
Byrds, The“The Essential Byrds 3.0” (3 CDs, 38 songs)(Columbia/Legacy, Aug. 29, 2011)
Counting Crows“August and Everything After – Live at Town Hall” (Read here; MP3 Download)(Eagle Rock, Aug. 29, 2011)
Celine Dion“The Essential Celine Dion 3.0” (3 CDs, 34 songs)(Epic/Legacy, Aug. 29, 2011)
Foghat“Flashback With Foghat” (10-song best-of)(Rhino Flashback, Aug. 29, 2011)
Alberta Hunter“Alberta Hunter: Downhearted Blues: Live at the Cookery” (recorded at the Greenwich Village cabaret in October 1977; Read here; Vinyl)(RockBeat, Aug. 30, 2011)
Ice Cube“Kill At Will” (1991 album; remastered; Vinyl)(Rockbeat, Aug. 29, 2011)
Carole King“The Essential Carole King 3.0” (3 CDs, 39 songs)(Epic/Legacy, Aug. 29, 2011)
Nektar“Complete Live in New York 1974” (2 CDs)(Cleopatra, Aug. 30, 2011)
Alexander O’Neal“Live in Minneapolis [CD/DVD]” (MP3 Download)(CC Entertainment, Aug. 30, 2011)
Pro-Pain“20 Years of Hardcore [CD/DVD]”(Roadrunner, Aug. 30, 2011)
Todd Rundgren“Flashback With Todd Rundgren” (10-song best-of)(Rhino Flashback, Aug. 29, 2011)
Jill Scott“Hidden Beach Presents: The Original Jill Scott From the Vault, Vol. 1” (12 songs; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download)(Hidden Beach/Rounder, Aug. 29, 2011)
Spider“The Singles Collection 1976-1986” (2 CDs)(U.K. – Lemon, Aug. 29, 2011)
Spin Doctors“Pocket Full of Kryptonite (20th Anniversary Edition)” (1991 album; remastered, with a second CD of early demos and live recordings; MP3 Download)(Epic/Legacy, Aug. 30, 2011)
Various artists“Putumayo Presents African Beat” (MP3 Download), “Putumayo Presents Latin Beat” (MP3 Download)(Putumayo, Aug. 30, 2011)
Who, The“Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 [MP3 Download]” (30 songs)(Eagle Rock, Aug. 29, 2011)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Various artists“Rock & Roll Backstage Pass: 4 Movie Collection [DVD]” (4-disc set includes “U2: Rattle & Hum,” “Bob Dylan: No Direction Home,” “The Rolling Stones: Shine a Light,” “Neil Young: Heart of Gold”)(Paramount, Aug. 30, 2011)
Muddy Waters, Big Joe Turner, Big Mama Thornton“Gunsmoke Blues [DVD]” (November 1971 concert)(S’more Entertainment, Aug. 30, 2011)

 Music Games

Subject:Title:Media/Due date:
Various artists“Sing4: The Hits Edition [Nintendo Wii]” (with microphone)(Fillpoint VG, Aug. 30, 2011)

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