Categories: New releases

This Week’s Releases: Feb. 17, 2015

New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

The Amazing (Swedish quintet)“Picture You” (first single: “Picture You”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Partisan)
Carl Barât and The Jackals“Let It Reign” (producer: Joby J. Ford; first single: “Glory Days”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Grand Jury)
Glen Campbell“Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me Soundtrack” (2014 documentary includes Campbell’s final song, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” plus tracks by The Band Perry and Campbell’s daughter Ashley; See here; MP3)(Big Machine)
Raheem DeVaughn“Love Sex Passion” (guests: Trombone Shorty, Boney James; Hear here; MP3)(eOne Music)
Steve Earle & The Dukes“Terraplane” (producer: R.S. Field; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; Vinyl + MP3; MP3)(New West)
Estelle“True Romance” (first single: “Conqueror”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Established 1980 Inc / BMG Rights Management)
BP Fallon“Live in Texas” (recorded in October 2014 in Austin; Hear here)(Saustex Media)
William Ryan Fritch“Revisionist” (guests: Benoit Pioulard, Origamibiro, D.M. Stith, Esme Patterson; first single: “Heavy”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes)(Lost Tribe Sound)
José González“Vestiges & Claws” (his first album in seven years; producer: González; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Mute)
Grooms“Comb the Feelings Through Your Hair” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Western Vinyl)
The Juliana Hatfield Three“Whatever, My Love” (their first album in 21 years; producers: Hatfield, Tom Beaujour; first single: “If I Could”; Hear here)(American Laundromat)
Colin Hay“Next Year People” (producer: Hay; first single: “Trying to Get to You”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Compass)
Ibeyi (20-year-old twin sisters)“Ibeyi” (producer: Richard Russell; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3)(XL Recordings)
Imagine Dragons“Smoke + Mirrors” (producers: Imagine Dragons, Alex Da Kid; new single: “Gold”; Hear here; CD + Concert Ticket; MP3)(KIDinaKORNER / Interscope)
Jorma Kaukonen“Ain’t In No Hurry” (producer: Larry Campbell; guests: Jack Casady, Barry Mitterhoff, Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, etc.; Hear here; MP3)(Red House)
Elle King“Love Stuff” (collaborators: Jeff Bhasker, Eg White, Jacknife Lee, Mark Ronson, Martin Johnson, Dave Bassett, etc.; first single: “Ex’s & Oh’s”; Hear here; Read here; MP3; iTunes)(RCA)
Letts“Hold Fast” (producer: Marcus Mumford; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Community Music / Vagrant)
The Mavericks“Mono” (Hear here)(The Valory Music Co. / Big Machine)
Mourn (quartet from Catalonia, Spain)“Mourn” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Captured Tracks)
Oh Land“Earth Sick” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Tusk or Tooth)
Kate Pierson (of The B-52’s)“Guitars and Microphones” (her debut solo album; producer: Tim Anderson; executive producer: Sia, who co-wrote some of the songs; first single: “Mister Sister”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Lazy Meadow Music / Kobalt Label Services)
A Place to Bury Strangers (Brooklyn noise-rock trio)“Transfixiation” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Dead Oceans)
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band“So Delicious!” (producer: Rev. Peyton; Hear here; MP3)(Yazoo / Shanachie)
Brian Simpson“Out of a Dream” (guests: Norman Brown, Najee, Dave Koz, Maysa; first single: “Sky Watcher”; Hear here; MP3)(Shanachie)
Pops Staples“Don’t Lose This” (his previously unreleased final recordings from 1990; mixed by Jeff Tweedy; Staples died in 2000; Vinyl; MP3)(ANTI- / Epitaph)
Sylvan (Hamburg prog-rock group)“Home” (Hear here; See/read here; Deluxe Edition; MP3)(Gentle Art of Music)
Texas“Texas 25” (re-recorded greatest hits, reworked with NYC soul outfit Truth & Soul, along with four new songs, plus a second disc of their original hits; MP3)(PIAS America)
36 Crazyfists“Time and Trauma” (Hear here; MP3)(Spinefarm)
Aaron Watson“The Underdog” (producer: Keith Stegall; Hear here; MP3)(BIG Label / Thirty Tigers)

More Releases for the Week of Feb. 17, 2015

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Book Club (indie-folk collective)“One-Way Moon” (producer: Matt Goldman; Hear here; See here)(Cottage Recording Co. / Bear Kids Recordings)
decker. (Tucson-based indie folk artist Brandon Decker)“Patsy” (Hear here)(decker.)
Drake“If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” (Hear/read here)(Cash Money / Motown, Feb. 13)
Glee Cast“Glee: The Music, Transitioning” (six songs)(Columbia)
Poynte (Atlanta-based rock quintet)“Discreet Enemy” (first single: “Take Control”; Hear here)(THC : Music)
Susanne Sundfør“Ten Love Songs” (producer: Sundfør; guests: Anthony Gonzalez of M83, Svein and Torbjorn from Röyksopp, Lars Horntveth of Jaga Jazzist, the Trondheimsolistene Chamber Ensemble; Hear here)(Sonnet Sound)
Jacob Whitesides (17-year-old singer-songwriter from Knoxville, Tenn.)“A Piece of Me” (six-song EP; Hear here)(JW)

More Digital Releases for the Week of Feb. 17, 2015

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Jeff Beck“The Early Years”(Blueline)
The Box Tops“The Original Albums 1967-1969” (two CDs, 51 tracks; featuring their first four original albums, with seven bonus tracks, including the mono singles versions of “The Letter” and “Cry Like a Baby”; Read here)(Raven, Feb. 16)
Bunny Lion“Red” (1979 album; remastered; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Fantasy Memory)
Thelma Houston“Any Way You Like It (Expanded Edition)” (1977 album, including her No. 1 smash “Don’t Leave Me This Way”; remastered, with six bonus tracks; Read here)(U.K. – / Cherry Red, Feb. 16)
Bob Marley and The Wailers“Easy Skanking in Boston ’78” (See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Tuff Gong / Island)
Joey Molland (of Badfinger)“After the Pearl” (1983 album; remastered; Hear here)(Gonzo Multimedia)
Art Pepper“Neon Art: Volume One” (features two songs drawn from unissued performances at Parnell’s in Seattle, recorded on Jan. 28, 1981; Read here)(Omnivore Recordings)
The Pretenders“Pretenders 1979-1999 [Box set]” (14-CD, eight-DVD collection, featuring all eight studio albums, with B-sides, live tracks, soundtrack songs, demos, rarities, promo videos and BBC TV appearances; See here; Read here)(U.K. – Edsel, Feb. 16)
The Sweet“Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be (Expanded Edition)” (1971 album; remastered, with nine bonus tracks and a second eight-song CD titled “The Early Years”; Read here)(U.K. – Cherry Red, Feb. 16)
Various artists“Java: Sundanese Folk Music,” “Java: Vocal Art”(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
Various artists“so80s (soEighties) 9” (three CDs, 31 remixes by Blank & Jones, featuring hits by Fleetwood Mac, Sade, Simply Red, The Cars, Duran Duran, Debbie Harry, Matthew Wilder, etc.; Track list)(U.K. – Soundcolours, Feb. 16)

DVD / Blu-ray

Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, et al“Beach Blanket Bingo [DVD]” (1965 film; Blu-ray)(Olive Films)
Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, et al“Dumb and Dumber To [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray + DVD)(Universal Studios)
Roger Ebert“Life Itself [DVD]” (2014 documentary film; Blu-ray)(Magnolia Home Entertainment)
James Franco, Seth Rogen, et al“The Interview [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray)(Sony Pictures)
Jennifer Jones, Roddy McDowall, Lou Rawls, et al“Cult of the Damned [DVD]” (1969 film, also titled “Angel, Angel, Down We Go”; Blu-ray)(Kino Lorber)
Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, et al“The Homesman [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray)(Lionsgate)
Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, et al“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray)(20th Century Fox)
Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, et al“St. Vincent [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray)(Anchor Bay)
Dennis Quaid, Ringo Starr, et al“Caveman [DVD]” (1981 film; Blu-ray)(Olive Films)
Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, et al“The Theory of Everything [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray + DVD)(Universal Studios)
Various artists“Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourth Season [DVD]” (five discs; Blu-ray)(HBO Studios)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Feb. 17, 2015

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher:
Tony Dunsbee“GATHERED FROM COINCIDENCE: A singular history of Sixties’ pop” (Kindle)(M-Y Books Ltd., Feb. 20)
Clint Walker“Buried Country: The Story of Aboriginal Country Music” (Paperback; foreword by Paul Kelly)(Verse Chorus Press)

More Music Books for the Week of Feb. 17, 2015

Next week: Feb. 24, 2015

Jan. 20 / Jan. 27 / Feb. 3 / Feb. 10

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