New releases

Published on February 21st, 2012 | by Gerry Galipault


Feb. 21, 2012

New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
AVAN LAVA “Flex Fantasy [MP3 Download]” (first single: “It’s Never Over”; Hear here) (AVAN LAVA, Feb. 21, 2012)
Bright Moments (Kelly Pratt, multi-instrumentalist for Beirut, Arcade Fire and LCD Soundsystem) “Natives” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Luaka Bop, Feb. 21, 2012)
Buckethead “Electric Sea” (producers: Buckethead, Janet Rienstra-Friesea; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Metastation, Feb. 21, 2012)
Cheap Girls “Giant Orange” (producer: Tom Gabel of Against Me!; first single: “Ruby”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Rise, Feb. 21, 2012)
Chieftains, The “Voice of Ages [CD/DVD]” (Irish band celebrating its 50th anniversary; producers: Paddy Moloney, T Bone Burnett; guests: Bon Iver, The Decemberists, The Low Anthem, Civil Wars, Pistol Annies, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Punch Brothers, etc.; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Hear Music/Concord, Feb. 21, 2012)
Chelsea Crowell (daughter of Rosanne Cash and Rodney Crowell) “Crystal City” (producer: Loney John Hutchins; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Cleft Music, Feb. 21, 2012)
Dirty Ghosts “Metal Moon” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Last Gang, Feb. 21, 2012)
Field Music “Plumb” (first single: “[I Keep Thinking About] A New Thing”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Memphis Industries, Feb. 21, 2012)
fun. (New York indie-pop band) “Some Nights” (producer: Jeff Bhasker; first single: “We Are Young,” feat. Janelle Monáe; Hear here; Vinyl) (Fueled By Ramen, Feb. 21, 2012)
Galactic “Carnivale Electricos” (guests: Cyril and Ivan Neville, Mystikal, Mannie Fresh, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, Moyseis Marques, etc.; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (ANTI-/Epitaph, Feb. 21, 2012)
Grimes (Montreal singer Claire Boucher) “Visions” (first single: “Genesis”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Arbutus/4AD, Feb. 21, 2012)
Penelope Houston “On Market Street” (her first album since 2004; producer: Jeffrey Wood; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Devoted Ruins, Feb. 21, 2012)
Jonquil “Point of Go [MP3 Download]” (first single: “It’s My Part”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Dovecote, Feb. 21, 2012)
Damien Jurado (Seattle indie rocker) “Maraqopa [MP3 Download]” (producer: Richard Swift of The Shins; Hear here) (Secretly Canadian, Feb. 21, 2012)
Angelique Kidjo “Spirit Rising” (live album, featuring Josh Groban, Dianne Reeves, Ezra Koenig and Branford Marsalis; see DVD version below; MP3 Download) (Razor & Tie, Feb. 21, 2012)
Lambchop “Mr. M” (dedicated to Vic Chesnutt; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Merge, Feb. 21, 2012)
Leland Sundries “The Foundry EP [MP3 Download]” (Hear here) (L’Echiquier, Feb. 21, 2012)
James Vincent McMorrow “We Don’t Eat EP [MP3 Download]” (five songs; Hear here) (Vagrant, Feb. 21, 2012)
Menzingers, The (punk-rock group from Scranton, Pa.) “On the Impossible Past” (producer: Matt Allison; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Epitaph, Feb. 21, 2012)
My Best Fiend (Brooklyn quintet) “In Ghostlike Fading” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Warp, Feb. 21, 2012)
Sinéad O’Connor “How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?” (Hear/read here; MP3 Download) (MRI, Feb. 21, 2012)
Perfume Genius (Seattle singer-songwriter Mike Hadreas) “Put Your Back N 2 It” (producers: Drew Morgan, John Goodmanson; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Matador, Feb. 21, 2012)
Max Raabe (German singer and leader of Palast Orchester) “One Cannot Kiss Alone” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Decca, Feb. 21, 2012)
Fionn Regan “100 Acres of Sycamore” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Heavenly Recordings/Cooperative Music/Downtown, Feb. 21, 2012)
Gemma Rey “Gemma Ray Sings Sparks with Sparks [MP3 Download]” (two songs; Hear/read here) (Bronze Rat, Feb. 21, 2012)
Josh Ritter “Bringing in the Darlings” (six-song EP; producer: Josh Kaufman; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Pytheas Recoridngs, Feb. 21, 2012)
Sleigh Bells “Reign of Terror” (producer: guitarist Derek E. Miller; Hear here; See/read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Mom + Pop/N.E.E.T. Recordings, Feb. 21, 2012)
Christopher Paul Stelling (Brooklyn singer-songwriter) “Songs of Praise & Scorn [MP3 Download]” (producers: Stelling, Spencer Scanlon, Jonny Leather, Kevin Ratterman; first single: “Mourning Train to Memphis”; Hear here) (Mecca Lecca Recording Co., Feb. 21, 2012)
Julia Stone (of Angus & Julia Stone) “Let’s Forget All The Things That We Say [MP3 Download]” (four songs; Hear here) (Nettwerk, Feb. 21, 2012)
Tindersticks “The Something Rain” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Constellation, Feb. 21, 2012)
Tyga (rapper is Travie McCoy’s cousin) “Careless World: Rise of the Last King” (guests: Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brow, Robin Thicke, Nas, etc.; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Republic, Feb. 21, 2012)
Various artists “Act of Valor [Film soundtrack]” (movie starring real-life Navy SEALs opens Feb. 24; first single: Keith Urban’s “For You”; See here; MP3 Download) (Relativity Music Group, Feb. 21, 2012)
Various artists “Radio Rebel” (Disney Channel original movie premieres Feb. 17, featuring Disney Channel star Debby Ryan, pop singer Kari Kimmel, etc.; Hear/see here; MP3 Download) (Razor & Tie, Feb. 21, 2012)
Jim White “Where It Hits You” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Yep Roc, Feb. 21, 2012)



Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Archers of Loaf “Vee Vee” (1995 album; remastered, with a second CD of 16 demo tracks; Read here; MP3 Download) (Merge, Feb. 21, 2012)
Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring David Clayton-Thomas “Blood, Sweat & Tears in Concert” (1976 album; remastered) (Wounded Bird, Feb. 21, 2012)
Mel Brooks “Mel Brooks’ Greatest Hits” (1978 album; remastered) (Wounded Bird, Feb. 21, 2012)
B.T. Express “Keep It Up” (1982 album; remastered) (Funkytowngrooves US, Feb. 21, 2012)
Eric Burdon “At His Best” (18 tracks) (Fuel, Feb. 21, 2012)
André Cymone (former Prince bassist) “André Cymone (Expanded Edition)” (1982 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks), “Survivin’ in the 80’s (Expanded Edition)” (1983 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks) (Funkytowngrooves US, Feb. 21, 2012)
Phil Everly “Star Spangled Springer” (unreleased 1973 album) (Wounded Bird, Feb. 21, 2012)
Hubert Laws “Family” (1980 album; remastered) (Wounded Bird, Feb. 21, 2012)
John Miles “Decca Singles 1975-79” (17 tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Glam/7T’s, Feb. 20, 2012)
Move, The “Live at the Fillmore 1969” (Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Right Recordings, Feb. 20, 2012)
Nazareth “The Singles” (two CDs, 37 tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Salvo, Feb. 20, 2012)
Gilbert O’Sullivan “Back to Front” (1972 album, featuring “Clair” and “Out of the Question”; remastered, with three bonus tracks, including “Alone Again [Naturally]”; MP3 Download) (U.K. – Union Square Music, Feb. 20, 2012)
Diana Ross “Diana Ross: Special Edition” (1976 album; remastered, with a second CD of 15 single-only mixes, non-LP singles, the promo single “Coming Home” and new alternate mixes; Read here; MP3 Download) (Motown/Hip-O Select, Feb. 21, 2012)
Phil Seymour “Phil Seymour” (1980 debut album; remastered, with bonus tracks) (Fuel, Feb. 21, 2012)
Simple Minds “X5 [Box set]” (six-CD collection contains the band’s first five albums, plus bonus B-sides, alternative and live tracks; Read here) (U.K. – EMI, Feb. 20, 2012)
Various artists “The Art of the 12″, Volume Two” (two-CD, 27-song collection of rare and unheard remixes from Frankie Goes to Hollywood, OMD, Paul McCartney, Scritti Politti, Art of Noise, etc.; Hear/read here) (U.K. – ZTT/Salvo, Feb. 20, 2012)
Various artists “Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 2: 1961” (3 CDs, 86 songs) (Complete 60s, Feb. 21, 2012)
Various artists “Glam Rock Anthology” (three CDs, 42 songs, feat. T. Rex, Sweet, Mick Ronson, Alice Cooper, Roxy Music, Lou Reed, New York Dolls, Ian Hunter, Iggy Pop, Suzi Quatro, etc.; Read here) (U.K. – Music Brokers, Feb. 20, 2012)
Various artists “The Red Bird Girls: Very First Time in True Stereo 1964-1966” (20 songs, feat. The Ad Libs, Ellie Greenwich, Evie Sands, The Jelly Beans, The Dixie Cups, etc.) (Real Gone Music, Feb. 21, 2012)
Audrey Wheeler “Let It Be Me” (1987 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks; Hear here) (Funkytowngrooves US, Feb. 21, 2012)



Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Antonio Banderas “Puss in Boots [DVD]” (2011 movie; Blu-ray) (DreamWorks, Feb. 24, 2012)
Roy Buchanan “Live At Rockpalast [DVD]” (1985 performance) (Made in Germany Music, Feb. 21, 2012)
Carpenters “In Performance 1972: The Broadcast Archives [DVD]” (IMV Blueline, Feb. 21, 2012)
Dinosaur Jr. “BUG Live At 9:30 Club: In The Hands of the Fans [DVD]” (recorded at the Washington, D.C., June 2011; See here; Blu-ray) (MVD Visual, Feb. 21, 2012)
Ian Hunter Band feat. Mick Ronson “Live At Rockpalast [DVD]” (1980 performance; See here) (Made in Germany Music, Feb. 21, 2012)
Angelique Kidjo “Live From Guest Street: Angelique Kidjo & Friends [DVD]” (See here) (PBS, Feb. 21, 2012)
Carole King “In Performance 1971 [DVD]” (IMV Blueline, Feb. 21, 2012)
Lady Gaga “The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden [Blu-ray]” (Cherrytree/Interscope, Feb. 21, 2012)
Public Image Ltd. “Public Image Limited: Live At Rockpalast [DVD]” (1983 performance; CD; MP3 Download) (Made in Germany Music, Feb. 21, 2012)
Santana “Live at Montreux 2011 [DVD]” (two discs; Blu-ray) (Eagle, Feb. 21, 2012)
Scorpions “Get Your Sting & Blackout Live in 3D [Blu-ray]” (Sony Legacy, Feb. 21, 2012)
Ten Years After “Live Performance 1975 [DVD]” (IMV Blueline, Feb. 21, 2012)

Next week: Feb. 28, 2012

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