New releases

Published on February 14th, 2012 | by Gerry Galipault


Feb. 14, 2012

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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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.

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