New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Barzin “To Live Alone In That Long Summer” (Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Monotreme)
Beck “Morning Phase” (his first album since 2008; first single: “Blue Moon”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Capitol)
Dierks Bentley “Riser” (producer: Ross Copperman; Hear here; MP3) (Capitol Nashville)
Bleeding Rainbow “Interrupt” (producer: Kyle “Slick” Johnson; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Kanine)
Celtic Woman “Emerald: Musical Gems” (producer: David Downes; Hear here; Deluxe edition; DVD; Blu-ray; MP3) (Manhattan / Blue Note)
Ceo (Swedish electronic artist Eric Berglund) “Wonderland” (producers: Berglund, Dan Lissvik, Kendal Johansson; first single: “Whorehouse”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Modular Recordings)
Neneh Cherry “Blank Project” (a collaboration with RocketNumberNine; producer: Four Tet; guest: Robyn; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Smalltown Supersound)
Brian Culbertson “Another Long Night Out” (a rerecording of his 1993 debut album; producer: Culbertson; guests: Russ Freeman, Eric Marienthal, Candy Dulfer, Steve Lukather, Paul Jackson Jr., Chuck Loeb, Nathan East, Jimmy Haslip, Lenny Castro, etc.; Hear here; Read here) (BCM Entertainment, Inc.)
Delta Rae “Chasing Twisters” (Amazon-exclusive five-song EP; guest: Lindsey Buckingham; Hear here; MP3) (Sire)
Dinosaur Pile-Up (U.K. band) “Nature Nurture” (first single: “Peninsula”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (So Recordings)
The Fray “Helios” (producers: Stuart Price, Ryan Tedder; first single: “Love Don’t Die”; Hear here; MP3) (Epic)
Mike Gordon (of Phish) “Overstep” (producer: Paul Q. Kolderie; first single: “Yarmouth Road”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (ATO)
Hamell on Trial (folk-punk provocateur Ed Hamell) “The Happiest Man in the World” (guests: Ani DiFranco, Kimya Dawson; Hear here; MP3) (New West)
Heart “Fanatic Live From Caesar’s Colosseum: CD + DVD Deluxe Edition” (See here; DVD; Blu-ray; MP3) (Frontiers / Universal)
House of Lords “Precious Metal” (producer: frontman James Christian; Hear here; MP3) (Frontiers)
I Killed the Prom Queen (Australian metalcore quintet) “Beloved” (producer: Fredrik Nordström; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Epitaph)
John the Conqueror (Philly-based band) “The Good Life” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Alive Naturalsound)
Bianca Lopez (Italian saxophonist) “Il Cellulare” (ReverbNation) (Bianca Lopez)
Brad Mehldau / Mark Guiliana “Mehliana: Taming the Dragon” (features Mehldau on synthesizers, Fender Rhodes and piano and Guiliana on drums and electronics; Hear here; MP3) (Nonesuch)
Milagres (Brooklyn indie rock quartet) “Violent Light” (producer: Fraser McCulloch; first single: “The Letterbomb”; Hear here; MP3) (Kill Rock Stars)
New Madrid (Athens, Ga., quartet) “Sunswimmer” (first single: “Manners”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Normaltown / New West)
The Notwist (German indie-rock band) “Close to the Glass” (their first studio album since 2008; first single: “Kong”; Hear here; MP3) (Sub Pop)
Run River North (San Fernando Valley-based band formerly called Monsters Calling Home) “Run River North” (Hear here; MP3) (Nettwerk)
St. Vincent “St. Vincent” (producer: John Congleton; first single: “Birth in Reverse”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Loma Vista)
ScHoolboy Q “Oxymoron” (producers: Boi-1da, Clams Casino, DJ Dahi, David Banner, Nez & Rio, Pharrell Williams, J. Cole, The Alchemist, etc.; guest: Kendrick Lamar, Raekwon, A$AP Rocky, etc.; new single: “Man of the Year”; Hear here; MP3) (Top Dawg Entertainment / Interscope)
Skaters “Manhattan” (first single: “Deadbolt”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Warner)
Twin Forks (fronted by Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba) “Twin Forks” (first single: “Back to You”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Dine Alone)
Various artists “Fun Home [Original Cast Recording]” (directed by Sam Gold and featuring music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel; stars Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Beth Malone, etc.; Hear/read here; MP3) (PS Classics)
Various artists “Yank! [Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording]” (David and Joseph Zellnik musical; stars Bobby Steggert, Ivan Hernandez, Nancy Anderson, Jeffry Denman, Tally Sessions, etc.; Hear/read here; MP3) (PS Classics)
Vertical Scratchers “Daughter of Everything” (guest: Robert Pollard; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Merge)
We Were Promised Jetpacks “E Rey Live In Philadelphia” (recorded at Union Transfer at the end of their 2012 tour; Hear here; See here; MP3) (FatCat)
Thalia Zedek “Six” (Hear here; Read here) (Thrill Jockey)

More Releases for the Week of Feb. 25, 2014

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
The Acorn People (Murfreesboro, Tenn., rock band) “Secrets [MP3]” (ReverbNation) (, Feb. 28)
Carsick Cars (Chinese noise punk trio) “3 [MP3]” (producers: Sonic Boom of Spacemen 3 and Hamish Kilgour of The Clean; Hear here) (Maybe Mars Music, Feb. 28)
Colorful Rhythm (Chicago indie rock band formed by composer/pianist/producer Judy Huang) “MegaPixy [MP3]” (producer: Colorful Rhythm; first single: “Colorful Rhythm”; ReverbNation) (Nova Sun)
The Dollyrots “Barefoot + Pregnant [MP3]” (producer: John Fields; Hear here) (Hunnypot)
Eternal Lips (aka Brooklyn musician Grey Gersten) “Eternal Lips [MP3]” (guests: Sharon Van Etten, TV On The Radio’s Kyp Malone; Hear here) (New Mirage)
Becca Frame and Brian Shafer “Short Stories & Tall Boys [MP3]” (ReverbNation) (Becca Frame and Brian Shafer, March 1)
Charlie Greene “Charlie Greene [MP3]” (producer: Ed Cherney; first single: “Man On Fire”; Hear here) (Artist Tribe Recordings)
Janani (alt-rock singer-songwriter from Orlando) “Three Step System [MP3]” (four-song EP; producer: former Creed member Brett Hestla; first single: “Where Was I?”; ReverbNation) (Janani, Feb. 28)
Kid Cudi “Kid Cudi Presents Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon [MP3]” (producers: Kid Cudi, WZRD; guest: Raphael Saadiq; Hear here) (Wicked Awesome / Republic)
Lowell “I Killed Sara V. [MP3]” (five-song EP; first single: “Cloud 69”; Hear here) (Arts & Crafts)
RuPaul “Born Naked [MP3]” (guests: Martha Wash, Frankmusik, Michelle Visage, Clairy Browne, Lucian Piane, Myah Marie; first single: “Geronimo”; Hear here) (RuCo, Inc, Feb. 24)
Seafloor (aka Matthew Young of Body Language) “Lure [MP3]” (seven-song EP; first single: “BustnLoo”; Hear here) (Astro Nautico)
We Are One (soul-rock band from Miami) “Take Me Under [MP3]” (seven-song EP; Hear here; See here) (We Are One)
Ashley Wineland (country-pop singer from Glendale, Ariz.) “Family Business [MP3]” (producer: Bryan Kuban; ReverbNation) (Ashley Wineland, Feb. 24)
The Woodentops “Granular Tales [MP3]” (the British band’s first studio album in 25 years; Hear here; CD) (Cherry Red, Feb. 24)
Sydney Youngblood “Black Magic [MP3]” (guests: Joe, The Children of Point, Jesse Ritch, Nitro, etc.; Hear here) (7Soul, Feb. 28)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Trace Adkins “ICON 2” (two CDs) (Capitol Nashville / UMe)
The Allman Brothers Band “ICON 2” (two CDs) (Polygram / UMe)
Ambrosia “One Eighty” (1980 album; remastered), “Road Island” (1982 album; remastered) (Rock Candy / Redeye)
Argent “In Deep” (1973 album; remastered; includes “God Gave Rock and Roll to You”) (U.K. – Talking Elephant, Feb. 24)
Johnny Cash “ICON 2” (two CDs) (Mercury Nashville / UMe)
Rosemary Clooney “Greatest Hits” (two CDs, 50 songs) (Not Now Music)
Corrosion of Conformity “Playlist: The Very Best of Corrosion of Conformity” (Columbia / Legacy)
A Flock of Seagulls “Playlist: The Very Best of A Flock of Seagulls” (Jive / Legacy)
Go West “Go West Live” (AAO Music)
Grateful Dead “Birth of the Dead: Volume Two (The Live Sides) [Vinyl]” (Friday Music)
Isaac Hayes “For the Sake of Love” (1978 album; remastered), “And Once Again” (1980 album; remastered) (U.K. – Big Break, Feb. 24)
Michael Henderson “Solid (Expanded Edition)” (1976 album; remastered, with one bonus track), “Goin’ Places (Expanded Edition)” (1977 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks), “Do It All (Expanded Edition)” (1979 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks), “Wide Receiver (Expanded Edition)” (1980 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks), “Fickle (Expanded Edition)” (1983 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks) (Funkytowngrooves USA)
King’s X “Out of the Silent Planet” (1988 album; remastered) (Rock Candy / Redeye)
Patti LaBelle “Released” (1980 album; remastered) (U.K. – Big Break, Feb. 24)
Megadeth “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol / UMe)
Morrissey “Your Arsenal: Deluxe Edition [CD/DVD]” (1992 album; remastered; Vinyl; MP3) (Rhino)
Bob Mould “Workbook 25th Anniversary” (1989 album; remastered; Vinyl) (Omnivore Recordings)
Shawn Phillips “Furthermore …” (1974 album; remastered) (U.K. – Talking Elephant, Feb. 24)
Public Enemy “ICON 2” (two CDs) (Def Jam / UMe)
Quiet Riot “Backstage: Live 1983” (Golden Core)
Eddie Rabbitt “ICON” (Capitol / UMe)
Ratt “Out of the Cellar” (1984 album; remastered), “Dancing Undercover” (1986 album; remastered) (Rock Candy / Redeye)
Crispian St. Peters “The Pied Piper: The Complete Recordings 1965-1974” (two CDs, 51 songs; Read here; See here) (U.K. – RPM / Cherry Red, Feb. 24)
Silversun Pickups “The Singles Collection” (includes a new song, “Cannibal”; Hear here; 7-inch vinyl box set; MP3) (Dangerbird)
Sutherland Brothers “… When the Night Comes Down” (1979 album; remastered) (U.K. – Talking Elephant, Feb. 24)
Various artists “ICON 2: ’80s Hits Icons” (two CDs) (Universal / UMe)
Johnny Winter “True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story [Box set]” (career-spanning four-CD, 56-song set celebrates Winter’s 70th birthday, on Feb. 23; Read here; MP3) (Columbia / Legacy)

More Releases for the Week of Feb. 25, 2014

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Polyrock “Polyrock [MP3]” (1980 album), “Changing Hearts [MP3]” (1981 album) (R.D.E.G., Feb. 24)
The Tenants (Canadian new-wave band) “The Tenants [MP3]” (1982 album) (R.D.E.G., Feb. 24)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Sandra Bullock, George Clooney “Gravity [DVD]” (2013 film; See here; Blu-ray + DVD; Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD) (Warner Home Video)
Bruce Dern, Will Forte “Nebraska [DVD]” (2013 film; See here; Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) (Paramount)
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman “Thor: The Dark World [DVD]” (2013 film; See here; Blu-ray; Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital HD) (Walt Disney Studios)
John Lennon “Imagine [Blu-ray Audio]” (1971 album; remastered) (Capitol / UMe)
Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, et al “Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection [Blu-ray + DVD Box Set]” (31-disc box set features all eight “Harry Potter” films on Blu-ray, DVD and UltraViolet Digital Copy, with more than 37 hours of bonus content, including the eight-part documentary “Creating the World of Harry Potter”) (Warner Home Video)
Various artists “Muscle Shoals [DVD]” (2013 documentary film, directed by Greg “Freddy” Camalier, features interviews with Keith Richards, Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Percy Sledge, et al; See here; Blu-ray) (Magnolia Pictures)
Various artists “The Secret Policeman’s Ball – USA [DVD]” (Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert hosted this all-star event at Radio City Music Hall in 2012; See here; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Feb. 25, 2014

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Michael Streissguth “Outlaw: Waylon, Willie, Kris, and the Renegades of Nashville [Paperback]” (It Books)
Hank Williams “The Hank Williams Reader [Hardcover]” (author: Patrick Huber) (Oxford University Press, USA, Feb. 28)

More Book Releases for the Week of Feb. 25, 2014

Next week: March 4, 2014

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