New stuff

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Arbouretum“The Gathering” (first single: “When Delivery Comes”; Hear here; Vinyl)(Thrill Jockey, Feb. 15, 2011)
Asobi Seksu“Fluorescence” (first single: “Trails”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Polyvinyl, Feb. 15, 2011)
Jeff Bates“One Day Closer” (first single: “One Day Closer”; Hear here; DVD; MP3 Download)(Black River, Feb. 15, 2011)
Justin Bieber“Never Say Never: The Remixes” (musical counterpart to his 3-D documentary film “Never Say Never,” which opens Feb. 11; guests: Rascal Flatts, Chris Brown, Usher, Miley Cyrus, Jaden Smith, Raekwon; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download)(RBMG/Island, Feb. 14, 2011)
Bright Eyes“The People’s Key” (Hear here; Full stream; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Saddle Creek, Feb. 15, 2011)
Hayes Carll“KMAG YOYO (& other American stories)” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Lost Highway, Feb. 15, 2011)
Celtic Woman“Lullaby” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Manhattan/EMI, Feb. 15, 2011)
Clandestine (L.A. melodic rock group)“The Invalid” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Nightmare/RED, Feb. 15, 2011)
Close to Home (Cincinnati melodic metalcore band)“Never Back Down” (producer: Tom Denney, formerly of A Day to Remember; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie, Feb. 15, 2011)
Sarah Darling“Angels & Devils” (guest: Vince Gill; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Black River, Feb. 15, 2011)
Dears, The“Degeneration Street” (Hear here; Vinyl)(Dangerbird, Feb. 15, 2011)
Deicide“To Hell With God” (Hear here)(Century Media, Feb. 15, 2011)
Dream Diary“You Are the Beat” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Kanine, Feb. 15, 2011)
Drive-By Truckers“Go-Go Boots” (producer: David Barbe; Hear here; MP3 Download)(ATO, Feb. 15, 2011)
Due West“Forget the Miles” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Black River, Feb. 15, 2011)
Marianne Faithfull“Horses and High Heels” (guests: Lou Reed, Dr. John, Wayne Kramer; Hear here; Read here)(U.K. – Dramatico, Feb. 14, 2011)
DJ Mark Farina“Mushroom Jazz 7” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Mushroom Jazz, Feb. 15, 2011)
Five O’Clock Heroes (Anglo-American group)“Different Times” (producer: Gus Oberg; Hear here; )(G/L/A/Z/E, Feb. 15, 2011)
Bob Geldof“How to Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell” (inspired by Leslie Sheppard’s 1935 book; Hear here; Read here)(U.K. – Mercury, Feb. 14, 2011)
PJ Harvey“Let England Shake” (producers: PJ Harvey, John Parish, Mick Harvey; Hear here; Full stream; Vinyl)(Vagrant, Feb. 15, 2011)
Steve Hofstetter (comedian)“Pick Your Battles [MP3 Download]”(Next Round Entertainment, Feb. 15, 2011)
Hurtsmile (Gary Cherone, collaborating with his brother, Mark)“Hurtsmile” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Frontiers, Feb. 15, 2011)
Misery“Evil Is Crowned” (includes a cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Head Like a Hole”; producer: Life of Agony’s Joey Z; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Super Metal, Feb. 15, 2011)
Mr. Big“What If …” (band’s first studio album since 2001’s “Actual Size” and also its first release with original guitarist Paul Gilbert since 1996’s “Hey Man”; released in Japan in late December 2010; producer: Kevin Shirley; first single: “Undertow”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Caroline, Feb. 15, 2011)
Mogwai“Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will” (first single: “Rano Pano”; Hear here; Full stream; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Sub Pop, Feb. 15, 2011)
Nelson“Lightning Strikes Twice” (See here)(Frontiers, Feb. 15, 2011)
Occult Detective Club“Crimes” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Alive, Feb. 15, 2011)
Radiohead“The King of Limbs [MP3 Download]” (band is calling it “the world’s first newspaper album”; producer: Nigel Godrich; Hear here)(XL, Feb. 18, 2011)
Rev Theory“Justice” (producer: Terry Date; first single: “Justice”; Hear here)(Interscope/Geffen/A&M, Feb. 15, 2011)
Runner Runner (pop-punk quintet)“Runner Runner” (first single: “So Obvious”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Clear Entertainment/C.E. Music/Capitol, Feb. 15, 2011 – first band signed to David Letterman’s new label)
Skull Defekts, The (Swedish experimental rock group)“Peer Amid” (producer: Stefan Brainstrum; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Thrill Jockey, Feb. 15, 2011)
Sonic Youth“Simon Werner a Disparu [Film soundtrack]” (Translation: “Lights out,” a film by Fabrice Gobert; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Sonic Youth/SYR, Feb. 15, 2011)
Eddie Spaghetti (of The Supersuckers)“Sundowner” (Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Bloodshot, Feb. 15, 2011)
Stryper“The Covering” (with original bassist Tim Gaines back in the fold, it’s the first Stryper release to feature the original lineup in years; 12 covers, with one new original song, “God”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Big3, Feb. 15, 2011)
Telekinesis“12 Desperate Straight Lines” (Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Merge, Feb. 15, 2011)
Tristen“Charlatans at the Garden Gate” (first single: “Eager For Your Love”; Hear here; Read/see here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(American Myth Recordings, Feb. 15, 2011)
Twilight Singers, The“Dynamite Steps” (guests: Ani DiFranco, Joseph Arthur, Petra Haden, The Verve’s Nick McCabe, Mark Lanegan; Hear here; Full stream; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Sub Pop, Feb. 15, 2011)
Holcombe Waller“Into the Dark Unknown” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Napoleon, Feb. 15, 2011)
Warm Ghost“Uncut Diamond [MP3 Download]” (five-song EP; Hear here; Vinyl)(Partisan, Feb. 15, 2011)
Yellowbirds (formed by Sam Cohen of Apollo Sunshine)“The Color” (Hear here)(The Royal Potato Family, Feb. 15, 2011)
Yuck“Yuck” (Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Fat Possum, Feb. 15, 2011)



Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Black Sabbath“Dehumanizer: Deluxe Expanded Edition” (1992 album; remastered; 2 CDs; Read here)(U.K. – Sanctuary/Universal, Feb. 14, 2011)
Dennis Coffey“Absolutely the Best of Dennis Coffey”(Fuel, Feb. 15, 2011)
Phil Collins“No Jacket Required [24 KT + Gold CD]” (1985 album; remastered)(Audio Fidelity, Feb. 15, 2011)
Cowboy Junkies“Demons: The Nomad Series, Volume 2” (a collection of songs written by the late Vic Chesnutt; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Latent Recordings/Razor & Tie, Feb. 15, 2011)
Jackie DeShannon“Come and Get Me: The Complete Liberty and Imperial Singles, Volume 2” (26 tracks; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Ace, Feb. 14, 2011)
Grand Funk Railroad“We’re an American Band [Vinyl]” (1973 album; remastered)(Friday Music, Feb. 15, 2011)
Al Jarreau“L Is for Lover” (1986 album)(Friday Music, Feb. 15, 2011)
Teena Marie“ICON” (best-of)(Motown/UMe, Feb. 15, 2011)
Nazareth“‘Snaz” (1981 album; 2-CD collector’s edition; remastered, with bonus tracks)(U.K. – Salvo, Feb. 14, 2011)
Rick Nelson“Rick Nelson in Concert: The Troubadour, 1969” (2 CDs, 42 tracks; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Ace, Feb. 14, 2011)
Vanessa Paradis“Best of”(Decca, Feb. 15, 2011)
REO Speedwagon“Hi Fidelity [Vinyl]” (1980 album; remastered)(Friday Music, Feb. 15, 2011)
Smokey Robinson“The Solo Albums, Volume 4” (contains 1978’s “Love Breeze” and 1979’s “Where There’s Smoke”; MP3 Download)(Hip-O Select, Feb. 15, 2011)
Swamp Dogg“It’s All Good: A Singles Collection 1963-1989 “ (24 songs; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Kent/Ace, Feb. 14, 2011)
Doris Troy“I’ll Do Anything: The Doris Troy Anthology 1960-1996” (26 songs; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Kent/Ace, Feb. 14, 2011)
Various artists“The Ace Records Rock N’ Roll Story” (15 tracks, featuring Huey Lewis & The Clowns, Frankie Ford, Earl King, Lee Dorsey, Jimmy Clanton, etc.)(Fuel, Feb. 15, 2011)
Various artists“The Music City Story: Street Corner Doo Wop, Raw R&B and Soulful Sounds from Berkeley, California 1950-1975” (3 CDs, 78 songs; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Ace, Feb. 14, 2011)
Various artists“Sweet Inspiration: The Songs of Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham” (24 songs, featuring Aretha Franklin, The Box Tops, Dionne Warwick, Percy Sledge, Solomon Burke, Charlie Rich, Irma Thomas, etc.; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Ace, Feb. 14, 2011)
Various artists“The Ultimate Rock Ballads Collection [Box set]” (9 CDs, 153 songs; Read here)(Time Life, Feb. 15, 2011)
Wailers Band, The“Majestic Warriors” (1991 album; remastered)(Tabu/UMe, Feb. 15, 2011)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead singer)“Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker, 51% Son of a Bitch [DVD]” (documentary directed by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski; See here; Blu-ray)(Red General Catalog, Feb. 15, 2011)

Next week: Feb. 22, 2011

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