New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Steve Aoki “It’s the End of the World As We Know It [MP3]” (three-song EP; Hear here) (Dim Mak, Dec. 11, 2012)
Big Boi “Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors” (Hear here; Read here; Deluxe edition; Vinyl; MP3) (Def Jam, Dec. 11, 2012)
Boys Like Girls “Crazy World” (producer: frontman Martin Johnson; Hear here; MP3) (Columbia, Dec. 11, 2012)
Max Cooper feauring Braids (UK electronica star) “Conditions One [MP3]” (four-song EP; Hear here) (Fields, Dec. 10, 2012)
The Game “Jesus Piece” (guests: Kanye West, Common, Chris Brown, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Jamie Foxx, etc.; first single: “Celebration”; Hear here; MP3) (Aftermath/The Game/Interscope, Dec. 11, 2012)
Glee Cast “All That Jazz [MP3]” (feat. Kate Hudson), “Being Alive [MP3],” “Don’t Dream It’s Over [MP3],” “Being Good Isn’t Good Enough [MP3]” (Columbia, Dec. 11, 2012)
Glee Cast “Glee the Music: The Christmas Album, Volume 3 [TV soundtrack]” (MP3) (Columbia, Dec. 11, 2012)
Green Day “¡Tré!” (part three of a trilogy of albums; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3; see related reissue below) (Reprise, Dec. 11, 2012)
Krewella (Chicago trio) “Play Harder [MP3]” (eight-song EP includes new track “Come & Get It”; Hear here; See here) (Krewella Music, Dec. 10, 2012)
Lifehouse “Almería” (producer: Jude Cole; first single: “Between the Raindrops,” feat. Natasha Bedingfield; Hear here; See here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Geffen/Interscope, Dec. 11, 2012)
Bruno Mars “Unorthodox Jukebox” (producers: Mark Ronson, Jeff Bhasker, Emile Haynie, Diplo, Supa Dups; first single: “Locked Out of Heaven”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Atlantic, Dec. 11, 2012)
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale “Buddy and Jim” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (New West, Dec. 11, 2012)
Plies “You Need People Like Me Mixtape [MP3]” (Hear here) (Slip-N-Slide / Atlantic, Dec. 11, 2012)
The Rolling Stones “Doom and Gloom [10-inch Etched LP]” (MP3) (Universal, Dec. 11, 2012)
Howard Shore (with the London Philharmonic Orchestra) “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [Film soundtrack]” (the Peter Jackson movie opens Dec. 14; includes a new Neil Finn song, “Song of the Lonely Mountain”; See here; Deluxe edition; MP3) (WaterTower Music, Dec. 11, 2012)
Ian Skelly (drummer for The Coral) “Cut From a Star” (Hear here) (U.K. – Watertown, Dec. 10, 2012)
Hillel Tigay (LA-based cantor) “Judeo [MP3]” (See here) (Be Why, Dec. 11, 2012)
Vanderbuyst (Dutch hard rock band) “Flying Dutchmen” (Hear here; See here) (U.K. – Vén, Dec. 10, 2012)
Various artists “Absinthe [MP3]” (feat. dancehall artists Voicemail, Red Fox, QQ, Toi, Richie Loop, etc.) (Fox Fuse, Dec. 11, 2012)
Various artists “On the Road [Film soundtrack]” (film adaption of Jack Kerouac’s iconic novel opens Dec. 21; See here; MP3) (Impulse/Verve, Dec. 11, 2012)
Various artists “The Music of Nashville: Season 1, Volume 1 [TV soundtrack]” (MP3) (Big Machine, Dec. 11, 2012)
Various artists “This Is 40 [Film soundtrack]” (Judd Apatow film, starring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, opens Dec. 21; See here; MP3) (Capitol, Dec. 11, 2012)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
David Barenboim “Beethoven For All: The Deluxe Edition [CD/DVD box set]” (19 CDs and one DVD; Hear here) (Decca, Dec. 11, 2012)
Big Brother & The Holding Company “Cheap Thrills [24 KT + Gold CD]” (1968 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity, Dec. 11, 2012)
Tim Buckley “Sefronia [MP3]” (1973 album) (Manifesto, Dec. 11, 2012)
Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band “Translucent Fresnel: The Nan True’s Hole Tapes, Vol. 1” (Read here) (Ozit /Redeye, Dec. 11, 2012)
Bing Crosby “Return to Paradise Islands [MP3]” (1963 album) (Bing Crosby P&D, Dec. 11, 2012)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer “Live in California ’74” (MP3) (Shout! Factory, Dec. 11, 2012)
Marvin Gaye “That Stubborn Kinda Fellow & How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You [MP3]” (1962, 1965 albums) (Motown/UMe, Dec. 11, 2012)
Green Day “UNO . . . DOS . . . TRÉ! [MP3]” (their trilogy of albums; Hear here) (Reprise, Dec. 11, 2012)
Interpol “Turn on the Bright Lights: Tenth Anniversary Edition [CD/DVD]” (2002 album; remastered, with bonus tracks, demos, B-sides and hardbound book; Read here; Vinyl) (Matador, Dec. 11, 2012)
The Jam “A Gift … [MP3]” (super-deluxe edition of the remastered 1982 album, “The Gift,” with 15 demos and alternate takes and “Live at Wembley December 1982”) (Polydor/UMe, Dec. 11, 2012)
Kathy Mattea “From My Heart [MP3]” (1985 album) (Mercury Nashville/UMe, Dec. 11, 2012)
Peter, Paul & Mary “Peter, Paul & Mary Live In Japan 1967” (two-CD deluxe edition; MP3) (Rhino, Dec. 11, 2012)
Styx “Styx [MP3]” (1972 album), “Styx II [MP3]” (1973 album), “The Serpent Is Rising [MP3]” (1974 album) (Hip-O/UMe, Dec. 11, 2012)
Sybil “Sybilization [MP3]” (1988 album) (Mercury/UMe, Dec. 11, 2012)
Amon Tobin “ISAM Live [CD/DVD]” (Hear here) (Ninja Tune/Redeye, Dec. 11, 2012)
Joe Walsh “But Seriously, Folks … [24 KT + Gold CD]” (1978 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity, Dec. 11, 2012)
War “The World Is a Ghetto: 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition” (1972 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks — previously unreleased “Freight Train Jam,” “58 Blues,” “War Is Coming (blues version),” and a rehearsal take of “The World Is a Ghetto”; MP3) (Avenue, Dec. 11, 2012)
Hank Williams “I Ain’t Got Nothin But Time: December 1946-April 1947, Volume 1 [MP3]” (1985 compilation; 21 songs), “I Won’t Be Home No More: June 1952-September 1952 Volume VIII [MP3]” (1987 compilation; 21 songs) (Mercury Nashville/UMe, Dec. 11, 2012)
Stevie Wonder “Fulfillingness’ First Finale [Vinyl]” (1974 album; remastered) (Mobile Fidelity, Dec. 11, 2012)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Ray Bolger, Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Tommy Sands “Babes in Toyland [Blu-ray]” (1961 film) (Walt Disney, Dec. 11, 2012)
The Damned “Live Live Live in London 2002: Tiki Nightmare [DVD]” (recorded at Shepherds Bush Empire) (Wienerworld, Dec. 11, 2012)
Philip Glass “The Qatsi Trilogy (Criterion Collection) [DVD]” (Godfrey Reggio’s celebrated trilogy of movies, all with wall-to-wall scores by Glass – 1983’s “Koyaanisqatsi,” 1988’s “Powaqqatsi” and 2002’s “Naqoyqatsi”; three discs; Read here; Blu-ray) (Criterion Collection, Dec. 11, 2012)
Metallica “Quebec Magnetic [DVD]” (fimed in 2009; Read here; Blu-ray) (We’re Metallica, Dec. 11, 2012)
The Stranglers “On Stage, On Screen [DVD]” (Wienerworld, Dec. 11, 2012)
Various artists “Business As Usual: The Exploitation of Hip Hop [DVD]” (See here) (Seminal Films, Dec. 11, 2012)
Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis “Ted [DVD]” (2012 film; Blu-ray/DVD) (Universal, Dec. 11, 2012)
The Yardbirds “Making Tracks: On Tour 2010-2012 [DVD]” (two discs) (MVD Visual, Dec. 11, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Beck “Song Reader [Hardcover]” (sheet-music album; Read here) (McSweeney’s, Dec. 11, 2012)
Cher “Cher: Strong Enough [Paperback]” (author: Josiah Howard) (Plexus Publishing, Dec. 11, 2012)
Tony Iommi “Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven & Hell with Black Sabbath [Paperback]” (Da Capo Press, Dec. 11, 2012)

Next week: Dec. 18, 2012

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