New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

The Airborne Toxic Event“Dope Machines” (producer: lead singer Mikel Jollett; new single: “Chains”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Epic)
Alien Ant Farm“Always and Forever” (producer: Johnny K; Hear here; MP3)(Executive Music Group / The End)
All That Remains“The Order of Things” (producer: Josh Wilbur; first single: “No Knock”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Razor & Tie)
Big Sean“Dark Sky Paradise” (guests: Drake, John Legend, Kanye West, Jhené Aiko, E-40, Lil Wayne, etc.; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe Edition; MP3)(G.O.O.D. Music / Def Jam)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club“Live in Paris” (CD/DVD set; also available on vinyl and bundles; Hear here)(Vagrant)
Black Star Riders (led by Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham)“The Killer Instinct” (producer: Nick Raskulinecz; first single: “The Killer Instinct”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Nuclear Blast)
Anouar Brahem“Souvenance” (music for oud, quartet and string orchestra; Hear here)(ECM)
Chris Brown & Tyga“Fan of a Fan: The Album” (producers: DJ Mustard, Drumma Boy, Jess Jackson, P-Lo, Nic Nac, etc.; guests: Ty Dolla $ign, 50 Cent, Pusha T, Wale, T.I., Boosie Badazz, Fat Trel; first single: “Ayo”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(RCA / Young Money Entertainment / Cash Money)
Dan Deacon“Gliss Riffer” (first single: “Feel the Lightning”; Hear here; See here; LP + MP3; MP3)(Domino)
DRKWAV (John Medeski, Adam Deitch and Skerik)“The Purge” (producers: DRKWAV, Randall Dunn; Vinyl; MP3)(The Royal Potato Family)
The Electric Peanut Butter Company“Trans-Atlantic Psych Classics Vol. 1” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Ubiquity)
Eternal Death (Swedish duo)“Eternal Death” (first single: “Cry”; Hear here; MP3)(Labrador)
Ewert and the Two Dragons (indie band from Estonia)“Circles” (producer: Ryan Hadlock; first single: “Pictures”; Hear here; See here; LP + MP3; MP3)(Sire / Warner)
Falling in Reverse“Just Like You” (producers: singer Ronnie Radke, Michael “Elvis” Baskette; first single: “God, If You Are Above …”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe Edition)(Epitaph)
Fashawn (West Coast rapper)“The Ecology” (guests: Nas, Aloe Blacc, Dom Kennedy; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Mass Appeal)
Future Brown“Future Brown” (guests: Tink, Shawnna, DJ Victoriouz, Sicko Mobb, Timberlee, Maluca; first single: “Talkin Bandz”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Warp)
Gang of Four“What Happens Next” (featuring collaborations with The Kills’ Alison Mosshart, Robbie Furze from The Big Pink, Gail Ann Dorsey, Herbert Grönemeyer, Hotei; producer: guitarist Andy Gill; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Metropolis)
JJ Grey & Mofro“Ol’ Glory” (guests: Derek Trucks, Luther Dickinson; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Provogue / Mascot Label Group)
Emile Haynie (songwriter/producer)“We Fall” (guests: Brian Wilson, Lana Del Rey, Rufus Wainwright, Randy Newman, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Colin Blunstone, Father John Misty, etc.; first single: “Falling Apart”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Interscope)
Mat Kearney“Just Kids” (first single: “Heartbeat”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Aware / Republic)
Kid Rock“First Kiss” (producers: Kid Rock, Dann Huff; Hear here; MP3; iTunes)(Top Dog / Warner)
Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders“Playmates” (producer: Kim Moyes of The Presets; guest: Sharon Van Etten; first single: “Come On Back This Way”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl)(Fat Possum)
Parker McCollum“The Limestone Kid” (Hear here; MP3)(PYM Music)
James McMurtry“Complicated Game” (first single: “How’m I Gonna Find You Now”; Hear here; Vinyl)(Complicated Game)
Elvis Perkins“I Aubade” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(MIR)
Quiet Company“Transgressor” (producer: Matt Noveskey; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Modern Outsider)
Revolution Saints (Jack Blades, Deen Castronovo and Doug Aldrich)“Revolution Saints” (producer: Alessandro Del Vecchio; guests: Neal Schon, Arnel Pineda; Hear/see here; Deluxe Edition; MP3)(Frontiers)
Sanguine Hum (prog-rock band from Oxford, U.K.)“Now We Have Light” (double CD concept album; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(U.K. – Esoteric Antenna / Cherry Red, Feb. 23)
Scorpions“Return to Forever” (first single: “We Built This House”; Hear here)(Europe – Sony, Feb. 23)
Screaming Females (N.J. punk trio)“Rose Mountain” (producer: Matt Bayles; first single: “Wishing Well”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Don Giovanni)
Simian Ghost (Swedish indie rock/dream pop band)“The Veil” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Playground Music)
Rick Springfield“Stripped Down” (CD/DVD; highlights from his recent “Stripped Down” acoustic tour; Hear here; MP3)(Loud & Proud)
Tempest“The Tracks We Leave” (Hear here; MP3)(Magna Carta)
Torche“Restarter” (producer: bassist Jonathan Nuñez; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3, with two bonus tracks)(Relapse)
Various artists“Side Show (Original 2014 Broadway Cast Recording)” (directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon, starring Erin Davie and Emily Padgett; Hear/read here)(Broadway)
Various artists“Songs of Anarchy: Vol. 4 (Music from Sons of Anarchy)” (includes Forest Rangers cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”; MP3; iTunes)(Columbia)
Rob Zombie“Spookshow International Live” (Vinyl; MP3)(Zodiac Swan / T-Boy / UMe)

More Releases for the Week of Feb. 24, 2015

New stuff (MP3s)

The American Spirit (Austin indie-folk trio)“Season of Violence or Mourning, Protest, & the Birth of Bishop Killborne” (first single: “Waiting For the Night”; Hear here)(The American Spirit)
Nicole Andrews (New Zealand pianist-singer)“In the Shallows” (producer: Andrews; Hear here)(Nicole Andrews, Feb. 27)
The Black Cadillacs (blue-based indie rockers from Tennessee)“The Black Cadillacs” (five-song EP; Hear here)(Red Bull Sound Select)
DeadStar Assembly (industrial gothic rockers)“Blame It on the Devil” (first single: “Amulet”; Hear here)(Standby)
Drug Cabin (ex-Ambulance LTD frontman Marcus Congleton and former Pretty Girls Make Graves guitarist Nathan Thelen)“Yard Work” (Hear here)(401K Music)
Gal Pals (Austin-based duo)“Velvet Rut” (first single: “Ex-Marionette”; Hear here)(PaperCup Music)
Andy Kim“It’s Decided” (producers: Kim, Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew; first single: “Shoot ‘Em Up, Baby”; Hear here; Read here)(Arts & Crafts)
KNTRLR (electronic rockers)“The Great Filter” (first single: “Halogen”; Hear here)(Goodnight)
Len Sander (Swiss band)“Phantom Garden” (producer: Len Sander; Hear here)(Len Sander / Broken Silence)
Scout Paré-Phillips“Heed the Call” (Hear here; See here)(Dais)
Radical Dads“Universal Coolers” (first single: “Cassette Brain”; Hear here; Vinyl)(Old Flame)
Trespassers“Rival Glass” (five-song EP; first single: “Thereafter”; Hear here)(Spartan)
Voli (pop/hip-hop star)“The Wall” (new single: “DNA”; Hear here)(Nouveau Classique)
The Zoltars“The Zoltars” (first single: “Sincere”; Hear here)(Happenin)

More Digital Releases for the Week of Feb. 24, 2015

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Eric Burdon & The Animals“Winds of Change” (1967 album, including “San Franciscan Nights”; remastered; Vinyl), “The Twain Shall Meet” (1968 album, including “Monterey” and “Sky Pilot”; remastered; Vinyl)(Sundazed Music)
Cactus“Long Island New York, 1971”(Klondike)
Camper Van Beethoven“New Roman Times” (2004 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks; Read here; Vinyl)(Omnivore Recordings)
Chicago“Live in ’75” (two-CD set was originally released by Rhino Handmade in 2011; recorded June 24-26 at the Capital Centre in Largo, Md.; MP3)(Rhino)
Curiosity Killed the Cat“Down to Earth: The Collection” (18 songs; Track list)(U.K. – Spectrum, Feb. 23)
Dr. Feelgood“I’m a Man: The Best of the Wilko Johnson Years 1974-1977” (16 tracks; Read here; MP3)(Rhino / Parlophone)
Ernie K Doe“You Got to Love Me: The Greatest Hits Collection” (21 tracks)(Airline)
Joe Ely“Live Chicago 1987” (featuring Bobby Keys; MP3)(South Central Music)
Bobbie Gentry“Bobbie Gentry: I’ll Never Fall in Love Again – The Collection” (See here)(U.K. – Universal, Feb. 23)
Peppermint Harris“Bad Bad Whiskey: The Jewel Records Sessions” (21 tracks)(Airline)
Iron and Wine“Archive Series Volume No. 1” (unreleased home recordings, covers, live sets, etc.; Vinyl; MP3)(Black Cricket Recordings Co.)
Bob James“The Very Best of Bob James” (two CDs, 28 songs; Track list)(U.K. – Metro Select, Feb. 23)
Lead Belly“Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection” (five-CD, 108-song box set, housed in a 140-page book; MP3)(Smithsonian Folkways)
Led Zeppelin“Physical Graffiti (Deluxe Edition)” (1975 album; remastered, with bonus material; Vinyl; Super Deluxe Edition; MP3; Read here)(Swan Song / Atlantic)
The Manhattans“With These Hands / A Million to One” (1970, 1972 albums on one CD; remastered), “There’s No Me Without You” (1973 album; remastered), “That’s How Much I Love You” (1974 album; remastered), “Too Hot to Stop It” (1985 album; remastered)(Funky Town Grooves)
Melanie“Candles in the Rain” (1970 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks; Read here)(U.K. – Talking Elephant, Feb. 23)
Maurizio Pollini“Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas” (eight-CD box set)(Deutsche Grammophon)
Kenny Rogers“Lucille: The Collection” (20 songs; Track list)(U.K. – Spectrum, Feb. 23)
Saxon“Heavy Metal Thunder – Bloodstock Edition” (2002 greatest-hits with a bonus “Live At Bloodstock” CD; see related DVD below)(UDR Music)
Soul II Soul“Back to Life: The Collection” (16 songs; Track list)(U.K. – Spectrum, Feb. 23)
Vanity Fare“I Live for the Sun: Complete Recordings 1968-74” (two CDs, 47 songs; Read here)(U.K. – RPM / Cherry Red, Feb. 23)
Various artists“Viet Nam: Ca Tru & Quan Ho – Traditional Music”(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
Various artists“Ultra Dance 16” (two CDs, 24 songs; MP3)(Ultra)
White Plains“The Deram Records Singles Collection” (25-song compilation includes their international hit “My Baby Loves Lovin'”; Read here)(U.K. – 7T’s / Cherry Red, Feb. 23)

More Releases for the Week of Feb. 24, 2015

Reissues (MP3s)

Melanie De Biasio“No Deal Remixed” (remixed version of her 2014 album, curated by BBC radio personality and DJ Gilles Peterson; remixers include EELS, Jonwayne, Hex and The Cinematic Orchestra; Hear here)(PIAS America)
The Eleventh House featuring Larry Coryell“Aspects” (1976 album)(RCA / Legacy)
The Glitch Mob“Love Death Immortality Remixes” (18-song collection of covers, remixes and remakes of original songs from their 2014 album “Love Death Immortality”; Hear here)(Glass Air)
Albert Hammond“99 Miles From L.A.” (1975 album)(Epic / Legacy)
Hubert Laws“The San Francisco Concert” (1977 album)(CTI / Legacy)
Mtume“In Search of the Rainbow Seekers” (1980 album)(Epic / Legacy)
T.G. Sheppard“Livin’ on the Edge” (1985 album), “One for the Money” (1987 album)(Columbia / Legacy)
10cc“The Original Soundtrack” (1975 album, featuring “I’m Not in Love”)(Mercury / UMe)

More Digital Releases for the Week of Feb. 24, 2015

DVD / Blu-ray

Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, et al“Horrible Bosses 2 [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray + DVD)(Warner Home Video)
The J. Geils Band“House Party: Live in Germany [DVD]” (filmed at the Grugahalle in Essen on April 21, 1979, for the German TV series “Rockpalast”; See here)(Eagle Rock)
Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, et al“Sons of Anarchy: The Final Season [DVD]” (five discs; Blu-ray; Complete Series Gift Set)(20th Century Fox)
Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, et al“Big Hero 6 [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray + DVD)(Walt Disney Studios)
Saxon“The Saxon Chronicles [DVD]” (two-disc set, featuring its 2001 Wacken performance, with a bonus CD titled “Rock ‘n’ Roll Gypsies 1989 Live”)(UDR Music)
J.K. Simmons, Miles Teller, et al“Whiplash [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray)(Sony Pictures)
The Who“Live: Calgary Alberta CA 10/05/06 [DVD],” “Live: Holmdel NJ 09/21/06 [DVD],” “Live: London ON CA 09/30/06 [DVD],” “Live: Vancouver CA 10/08/06 [DVD]”(Encore Series)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Feb. 24, 2015

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher:
The Allman Brothers Band“One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band” (Paperback; author: Alan Paul)(St. Martin’s Griffin)
Louis Armstrong“Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism” (Paperback; author: Thomas Brothers)(W.W. Norton & Company)
Alex Chilton“A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man” (Paperback; author: Holly George-Warren)(Penguin Books)
Robert Christgau“Going into the City: Portrait of a Critic as a Young Man – A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle)(Dey Street Books)
Kim Gordon“Girl in a Band: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle)(Dey Street Books)
Ryan C. Williams, Mike Levine“iPad & iPhone For Musicians For Dummies” (Paperback; Kindle)(For Dummies Series)

More Book Releases for the Week of Feb. 24, 2015

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