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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