New stuff

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Barry Adamson (The Bad Seeds, Magazine)“I Will Set You Free” (new single: “Turnaround”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Central Control, Feb. 14, 2012)
Band of Skulls“Sweet Sour” (producer: Ian Davenport; first single: “The Devil Takes Care of His Own”; See here; MP3 Download)(Vagrant, Feb. 14, 2012)
Dunwells, The (British folk-rock group)“Blind Sighted Faith” (producer: John Porter; first single: “I Could Be a King”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download)(Playing in Traffic/RED, Feb. 14, 2012)
Elizaveta“Beatrix Runs” (producer: Greg Wells; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download)(Universal Republic, Feb. 14, 2012)
Explorers Club, The“Grand Hotel” (first single: “Run Run Run”; Hear here; Vinyl)(Rock Ridge Music, Feb. 14, 2012)
Gentleman (German reggae star)“Diversity” (producers: Don Corelone, Red Roze, Shane Brown, Xterminator, Firehouse Crew; guests: the late Sugar Minott, Tanya Stephens, Christopher Martin; Hear here; MP3 Download)(VP, Feb. 14, 2012)
Heartless Bastards (Austin indie quartet)“Arrow” (producer: Spoon drummer Jim Eno; first single: “Parted Ways”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Partisan, Feb. 14, 2012)
Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny (U.K. psychedelic pop band)“Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose” (first single: “Liliputt”; Hear here)(U.K. – Mute, Feb. 13, 2012)
I-Octane“Crying to the Nation” (guests: Tarrus Riley, Agent Sasso; first single: “L.O.V.E Y.O.U”; Hear here)(VP, Feb. 14, 2012)
Islands (Montreal avant-pop band)“A Sleep & A Forgetting” (Hear/read here; See here; Vinyl)(ANTI-/Epitaph, Feb. 14, 2012)
Eyvind Kang (string player has worked with Mr. Bungle, Sun City Girls and Lou Reed)“The Narrow Garden” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Ipecac Recordings, Feb. 13, 2012)
Amos Lee“As the Crow Flies [EP]” (six songs from the “Mission Bell” sessions; producer: Calexico frontman Joey Burns; Hear here; Vinyl)(Blue Note, Feb. 14, 2012)
Audra Mae and The Almighty Sound“Audra Mae and The Almighty Sound” (producers: Audra Mae, Deana Carter; Hear here)(SideOneDummy, Feb. 14, 2012)
Minutes, The (Dublin, Ireland, rock trio)“The Minutes [MP3 Download]” (producer: Kevin McMahon; first single: “Black Keys”; Hear here)(Model Citizen, Feb. 14, 2012)
Phenomenal Handclap Band“Form & Control” (first single: “Following”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl)(Tummy Touch, Feb. 14, 2012)
Punch Brothers“Who’s Feeling Young Now?” (includes a cover of Radiohead’s “Kid A”; producer: Jacquire King; Hear here)(Nonesuch, Feb. 14, 2012)
Catherine Russell“Strictly Romancin’ “ (producer: Paul Kahn; Hear here; MP3 Download)(World Village/Harmonia Mundi, Feb. 14, 2012)
Mitch Ryder“The Promise [MP3 Download]” (his first U.S. release in nearly 30 years; includes a cover of “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted”; producer: Don Was; Hear here; Read here)(Michigan Broadcasting Corporation, Feb. 14, 2012)
Sugar + The Hi-Lows (Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup)“Sugar + The Hi-Lows” (first single: “See It For Yourself”; Hear here; See here; Read here)(Ready. Set. Records!, Feb. 14, 2012)
Otis Taylor“Otis Taylor’s Contraband” (guests: Cassie Taylor, Larry Thompson, Anne Harris, Jon Paul Johnson, Chuck Campbell, Ron Miles, The Sheryl Renee Choir; Hear here; Read here)(Telarc, Feb. 14, 2012)
Rosie Thomas“With Love” (guests: Pedro the Lion frontman David Bazan, Sam Beam of Iron & Wine, Blake Wescott, Jen Wood; Hear here; Read here)(Sing-A-Long, Feb. 14, 2012)
Ticktockman“Ticktockman [MP3 Download]” (Hear here)(Ticktockman, Feb. 14, 2012)
Various artists“Radio Rebel [MP3 Download]” (Disney Channel original movie premieres Feb. 17, featuring Disney Channel star Debby Ryan, pop singer Kari Kimmel, etc.; Hear/see here; CD)(Razor & Tie, Feb. 14, 2012)
Vintage Blue (Chicago rock quintet formerly known as Tanglewood)“Strike the Mics [MP3 Download]” (producer: Jamie Candiloro; Hear here)(Rock Ridge Music, Feb. 14, 2012)
Viper Creek Club (Seattle electro rock outfit)“Hot Lights [MP3 Download]” (six-song EP; Hear here)(Viper Creek Club, Feb. 14, 2012)
Kirk Whalum“Romance Language” (producers: Whalum, John Stoddart; guests: brother Kevin Whalum, uncle Hugh “Peanuts” Whalum; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Rendezvous Music, Feb. 14, 2012)
Mat Zo“The Bipolar EP [MP3 Download]” (four songs; first single: “Bipolar”; Hear here)(Anjunabeats, Feb. 13, 2012)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Bryan Adams“Cuts Like a Knife [24 KT + Gold CD]” (1983 album; remastered)(Audio Fidelity, Feb. 14, 2012)
Anvil“Strength of Steel” (1987 album; remastered), “Pound for Pound” (1988 album; remastered), “Worth the Weight” (1992 album; remastered)(The End/RED, Feb. 14, 2012)
The Apollas featuring Leola Jiles“Absolutely Right! The Complete Tiger, Loma and Warner Bros. Recordings” (25 tracks; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Kent Soul/Ace, Feb. 13, 2012)
Axe“Anthology 1979-2001” (two CDs, 36 songs; MP3 Download)(Cleopatra, Feb. 14, 2012)
Toni Basil“Mickey: 30th Anniversary EP [MP3 Download]” (English and Spanish versions of the 1982 No. 1 hit)(Razor & Tie, Feb. 14, 2012)
Beach Boys, The“Pet Sounds [Hybrid SACD – DSD]” (1966 album; remastered)(Mobile Fidelity Koch, Feb. 14, 2012)
Big Country“The Crossing: Deluxe Edition” (1983 album; remastered, with a second disc of bonus material)(U.K. – Universal, Feb. 13, 2012)
Captain Beefheart“Bat Chain Puller” (unreleased 1976 album; remastered, with thre ebonus tracks)(Vaulternative, Feb. 13, 2012 – Zappa Family Trust label)
Cotton Mather (Austin power-pop band)“Kontiki: Deluxe Edition” (1997 album; with a second CD of four-track demos, acoustic versions and other unreleased tracks; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download)(The Star Apple Kingdom, Feb. 14, 2012)
Bing Crosby“Through the Years: Volume Nine, 1955-1956” (26 songs; MP3 Download)(Sepia/Allegro, Feb. 14, 2012)
Lee DeWyze (“American Idol” season 9 winner)“What Once Was” (pre-“Idol” recordings, from 2006-2010; Read here; MP3 Download)(Wuli, Feb. 14, 2012)
Dio“Holy Diver [24 KT + Gold CD]” (1983 album; remastered)(Audio Fidelity, Feb. 14, 2012)
Walter Egan“The Collection [MP3 Download]” (45 songs)(Floating World, Feb. 12, 2012)
Connie Francis“Connie Francis Sings ‘Never on Sunday’/Songs to a Swinging Band” (1961 albums on one CD, 27 songs; MP3 Download)(Sepia Recordings, Feb. 14, 2012)
Paul Kelly“Hot Runnin’ Soul: The Singles 1965-71” (24 songs; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Kent Soul/Ace, Feb. 13, 2012)
Lightning Seeds, The“The Very Best of The Lightning Seeds [MP3 Download]” (20 tracks)(Epic, Feb. 14, 2012)
Manfred Mann“The Complete Greatest Hits of Manfred Mann 1963-2003” (two CDs, 36 songs)(U.K. – Creature Music, Feb. 13, 2012)
Marvelettes, The“Forever More: The Complete Motown Albums Volume 2 [MP3 Download]” (109 songs; Read here)(Motown/Hip-O Select, Feb. 14, 2012)
George Michael“Twenty Five [MP3 Download]” (29 tracks)(Epic, Feb. 14, 2012)
Omar & The Howlers“Essential Collection” (two CDs, 30 songs; MP3 Download)(Ruf, Feb. 14, 2012)
Santana“Anthology ’68-’69: The Early San Francisco Years” (three CDs, 24 songs; MP3 Download)(Cleopatra, Feb. 14, 2012)
Phoebe Snow“Phoebe Snow [180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl]” (1974 album; remastered)(Friday Music, Feb. 14, 2012)
Spinners“Spinners” (1972 album; includes “I’ll Be Around” and “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love”; remastered)(Atlantic, Feb. 14, 2012)
the The“45 RPM: The Singles of the The [MP3 Download]” (23 tracks)(Epic, Feb. 14, 2012)
Urban Dance Squad“The Singles Collection [MP3 Download]” (27 tracks)(Ariola, Feb. 14, 2012)
Various artists“BGP Presents Jazz Funk” (14 songs; Hear/read here)(U.K. – BGP/Ace, Feb. 13, 2012)
Various artists“Mod Jazz Forever” (24 songs, featuring Buddy Guy, Troy Dodds, Jesse Davis, The Dave Hamilton Set, Jack McDuff, The Nightbeats, etc.; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Kent Soul/Ace, Feb. 13, 2012)
Various artists“Psychobilly Goes Pop [MP3 Download]” (23 songs; Vinyl)(Cleopatra, Feb. 14, 2012)
Joe Walsh“But Seriously, Folks … [180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl]” (1978 album; remastered)(Friday Music, Feb. 14, 2012)
Baby Washington“The Very Best of Baby Washington [MP3 Download]”(Platinum Collection, Feb. 14, 2012)
Gene Watson“Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits” (25 songs; MP3 Download)(Gene Watson Music, Feb. 14, 2012)
Barry White“Let the Music Play: Expanded Edition” (1976 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks; Read here; MP3 Download)(Hip-O Select, Feb. 14, 2012)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Mike Judge“Beavis and Butt-head: Volume 4 [DVD]” (two discs; Blu-ray)(MTV, Feb. 14, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
John Lennon“John [Kindle]” (author: Cynthia Lennon)(Hodder, Feb. 16, 2012)
Wrecking Crew, The (West Coast recording studio musicians)“The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll’s Best-Kept Secret [Hardcover]” (author: Kent Hartman)(Thomas Dunne Books, Feb. 14, 2012)

Next week: Feb. 21, 2012

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