New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Black Keys, The “El Camino” (producers: Danger Mouse, The Black Keys; first single: “Lonely Boy”; Hear here; See here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Nonesuch, Dec. 6, 2011)
Martin Briley “Iceberg Shrinking” (Hear here) (Fuel, Dec. 6, 2011)
Chevelle “Hats Off to the Bull” (producer: Joe Barresi; first single: “Face to the Floor”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Epic, Dec. 6, 2011)
Cure, The “Bestival Live 2011” (2 CDs, 32 songs, recorded during the festival on the Isle of Wight; all profits benefit the Isle of Wight Youth Trust; See here) (Sunday Best Recordings, Dec. 6, 2011)
Digitalism (German electronic duo) “Circles [MP3 Download]” (the title track, with two remixes, and “Sleepwalker”; Hear here) (V2/Cooperative Music/Downtown, Dec. 6, 2011)
Fall, The “Ersatz G.B.” (group’s 29th album; Read here) (Cherry Red/MVD, Dec. 6, 2011)
Dia Frampton (runner-up on NBC’s “The Voice”) “Red” (guests: Kid Cudi, Blake Shelton; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Universal Republic, Dec. 6, 2011)
Jacaszek (Polish electro-acoustic musician) “Glimmer” (Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Ghostly International, Dec. 6, 2011)
KoRn “The Path of Totality” (producers: KoRn, Skrillex, Feed Me, Kill the Noise, Noisia, Datsik, 12th Planet, Downlink; new single: “Narcissistic Cannibal”; Hear here; CD/DVD; MP3 Download) (Roadrunner, Dec. 6, 2011)
Little River Band “A Little River Band Christmas” (MP3 Download) (Wurld, Dec. 6, 2011)
Nils Lofgren “Old School” (his first album of new material in five years; guests: Paul Rodgers, Lou Gramm, Sam Moore; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Vision, Dec. 6, 2011)
Maine, The (Phoenix rock group) “Pioneer” (producers: The Maine, Colby Wedgeworth; first single: “Some Days”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Action Theory/Warner, Dec. 6, 2011)
Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The “The Magic of Youth” (producer: Ted Hutt; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Big Rig/Redeye, Dec. 6, 2011)
Gary Numan “Dead Son Rising” (producers: Numan, Ade Fenton; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Machine Music, Dec. 6, 2011)
Primal Scream & MC5 “Black to Comm/Live at The Royal Festival Hall London” (Read here; MP3 Download) (Easy Action, Dec. 6, 2011)
Roots, The “undun” (guests: Big K.I.R.T., Yia Yia & Pappou, P.O.R.N., Phonte, Dice Raw; first single: “Make My”; Hear/read here; See here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Island Def Jam, Dec. 6, 2011)
State Shirt (Massachusetts singer-songwriter Ethan Tufts) “Let’s Get Bloody” (includes a cover of Electronic’s “Disappointed”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download) (Los Fucking Angeles, Dec. 6, 2011)
Robin Thicke “Love After War” (Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download) (Interscope, Dec. 6, 2011)
T-Pain “rEVOLVEr” (guests: Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Lily Allen; new single: “5 O’Clock”; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download) (RCA, Dec. 6, 2011)
Various artists “Glee: The Music, Season Three — Volume 7 [TV soundtrack]” (15 tracks; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download) (Columbia, Dec. 6, 2011)
Various artists “New Year’s Eve [Film soundtrack]” (ensemble-cast movie directed by Garry Marshall opens Dec. 9; stars Halle Berry, Jon Bon Jovi, Ludacris, Zac Efron, Lea Michele, Hilary Swank, Kathereine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Robert De Niro, etc.; See here) (WaterTower Music, Dec. 6, 2011)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
AC/DC “Backtracks Collectors Box Set” (3 CDs, 2 DVDs and an LP of rarities, with a 164-page hardcover book; Read here; See here) (Columbia/Legacy, Dec. 6, 2011)
American Music Club “Engine [MP3 Download]” (1987 album), “United Kingdom [MP3 Download]” (1989 album), “Mercury [MP3 Download]” (1993 album), “San Francisco [MP3 Download]” (1994 album), “Hello Amsterdam [MP3 Download]” (1995 album), “California [MP3 Download]” (1998 album) (Rhino/Warner, Dec. 6, 2011)
Beau Brummels, The “Bradley’s Barn” (1968 album; remastered; 2 CDs, with 25 rare and unreleased recordings; Hear/read here) (Rhino Handmade, Dec. 6, 2011)
Case “Ain’t Gonna Dance: Recordings 1980-1985” (19 tracks; Read here; MP3 Download) (Damaged Goods/Redeye, Dec. 6, 2011)
Cheech & Chong “Wedding Album [MP3 Download]” (1974 album), “Cheech and Chong [MP3 Download]” (1974 album) (Rhino/Warner, Dec. 6, 2011)
Elvis Costello & The Imposters “The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook!!! [Box set]” (Super Deluxe Edition includes one CD, one DVD, a 10-inch vinyl EP, a 40-page hardcover book, etc., recorded at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on May 11-12, 2011) (Hip-O/UMe, Dec. 6, 2011)
Cramps, The “File Under Sacred Music: Early Singles 1978-1981” (Vinyl) (Munster, Dec. 6, 2011)
Doris Day “My Heart” (previously unreleased material from the mid-1980s; covers of Joe Cocker, the Beach Boys and Lovin’ Spoonful, plus nine new recordings of songs written by her late son, singer and Byrds producer Terry Melcher; producer: Ted Carfrae; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Arwin Productions, Dec. 6, 2011)
Neil Diamond “The Very Best of Neil Diamond: The Original Studio Recordings” (23 tracks; MP3 Download) (Columbia/Legacy, Dec. 6, 2011)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer “Live at the Mar Y Sol Festival ’72” (MP3 Download) (Shout! Factory, Dec. 6, 2011)
Fleetwood Mac “Preaching the Blues” (1970 live album from the post-Peter Green Fleetwood Mac with John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, Jeremy Spencer and Danny Kirwan) (Secret, Dec. 6, 2011)
Don Gibson “The Essential Don Gibson [MP3 Download]” (16 tracks) (Hickory Vintage, Dec. 6, 2011)
Warren Haynes “Warren Haynes Presents the Benefit Concert, Vol. 3” (Evil Teen, Dec. 6, 2011)
Human Beinz, The “Garage Days Volume 1” (Fuel, Dec. 6, 2011)
The J.B.’s & Fred Wesley “The Lost Album featuring Watermelon Man” (1972 recordings; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Hip-O Select, Dec. 6, 2011)
Adam Lambert & Steve Cooke “The Paramount Sessions” (2 CDs, 20 songs; pre-“American Idol” recordings, featuring Madonna and Seal backing band members; producer: Bob Cutarella; MP3 Download) (Gonzo Distribution, Dec. 6, 2011)
LFO “Frequencies” (1991 album; remastered; Vinyl) (Warp, Dec. 6, 2011)
Trini Lopez “The Latin Album [MP3 Download]” (1964 album) (Rhino/Warner, Dec. 6, 2011)
Brad Mehldau, Larry Grenadier, Jorge Rossy “The Art of the Trio: Recordings 1996-2001 [Box set]” (7 CDs) (Nonesuch, Dec. 6, 2011)
Orion the Hunter “Orion the Hunter” (1984 album; remastered) (Rock Candy, Dec. 6, 2011)
Phish “Hampton/Winston-Salem ’97 [Box set]” (7 CDs; showcases three complete concerts from the band’s fall 1997 tour: Nov. 21-22 at Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Va., and Nov. 23 at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C.; Hear here; MP3 Download) (JEMP, Dec. 6, 2011)
Shakira “En Vivo Desde Paris [CD/DVD]” (recorded at Palais de Bercy, in Paris) (Sony Latin, Dec. 6, 2011)
Sugarhill Gang, The “Jump On It! [MP3 Download]” (1999 album) (Rhino, Dec. 6, 2011)
Throbbing Gristle “Throbbing Gristle’s Greatest Hits” (2 CDs; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Industrial, Dec. 6, 2011)
Various artists “Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio [Box set]” (3 CDs, 57 songs; Hear/read here) (Numero Group, Dec. 6, 2011)
Various artists “The Jewel/Paula Soul Story” (2 CDs, 36 songs) (Fuel, Dec. 6, 2011)
Amy Winehouse “Lioness: Hidden Treasures” (12-song collection contains previously unreleased tracks and two new songs; producers: Mark Ronson, Salaam Remi; See here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Universal Republic, Dec. 6, 2011)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Peter Cetera “Peter Cetera with Special Guest Amy Grant: Live in Concert … [DVD]” (See here; Blu-ray) (Image, Dec. 6, 2011)
Chicago “Live Performance 1977 [DVD]” (IMV Blueline, Dec. 6, 2011)
Michael Feinstein “Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Legacy [DVD]” (PBS special; See here; Blu-ray) (Image, Dec. 6, 2011)
PJ Harvey “Let England Shake: 12 Short Films By Seamus Murphy [DVD]” (Universal, Dec. 6, 2011)
Paul McCartney “The Love We Make [DVD]” (documentary chronicles McCartney’s cathartic journey through New York City in the aftermath of 9/11; See here; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock, Dec. 6, 2011)
Various artists “A Brief History in Moving Pictures [DVD + MP3]” (subtitled “A Polyvinyl Music Video Collection,” feat. of Montreal, Deerhoof, Owen, Mates of State, etc.; 60 music videos plus a bonus free digital download of all 60 songs; Read here) (Polyvinyl, Dec. 6, 2011)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Mötley Crüe “The Dirt (The Anniversary Edition): Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band [Hardcover]” (2001 book) (It Books, Dec. 6, 2011)
Stephen Sondheim “Hat Box: The Collected Lyrics of Stephen Sondheim [Hardcover]” (Knopf, Dec. 6, 2011)

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