New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
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)

Artist:Title:Label:
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)

Artist:Title:Label:
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)

Artist:Title:Label:
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

Artist:Title:Studio/label:
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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