New stuff

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Carolina Chocolate Drops“Leaving Eden” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Nonesuch, Feb. 28, 2012)
Celtic Thunder“Voyage” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Celtic Thunder, Feb. 28, 2012)
Chiddy Bang (hip-hop duo)“Breakfast” (first single: “Ray Charles”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Virgin, Feb. 28, 2012)
Christian Mistress (Olympia, Wash., traditional heavy metal band)“Possession” (producer: Tim Green; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Relapse, Feb. 28, 2012)
Corrosion of Conformity“Corrosion of Conformity” (Hear here; Limited edition; MP3 Download)(Candlelight, Feb. 28, 2012)
Cranberries, The“Roses” (their first studio album since 2001; producer: Stephen Street; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Downtown/Cooking Vinyl, Feb. 28, 2012)
Dead Fingers (Kate Taylor and Taylor Hollingsworth)“Dead Fingers” (producer: Bruce Watson; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum, Feb. 28, 2012)
ElbtonalPercussion (Hamburg drum ensemble)“ElbtonalPercussion Plays Stewart Copeland” (a tribute to The Police drummer; guests: drummer Benny Greb, percussionist Marcio Doctor; Hear here; See here; Read here)(Dude, Feb. 28, 2012)
Estelle“All of Me” (new single: “Wonderful Life”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Homeschool/Atlantic, Feb. 28, 2012)
Geographer“Myth” (producer: Eli Crews; first single: “Kites”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Modern Art, Feb. 28, 2012)
Robert Glasper Experiment“Black Radio” (guests: Erykah Badu, Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michele, Meshell Ndegeocello, Mos Def, Bilal, etc.; first single: “Ah Yeah”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Blue Note, Feb. 28, 2012)
Hunx“Hairdresser Blues” (producer: Ivan Julian; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Hardly Art, Feb. 28, 2012)
Ja Rule“PIL2 (Pain Is Love 2)” (guests: Leah Siegel, Anita Louise, Somong, Kenny Dark, Jon Doe, etc.; single: “Parachute”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Mpire/Fontana, Feb. 28, 2012)
Kutless“Believer” (first single: “Carry Me to the Cross”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(BEC Recordings, Feb. 28, 2012)
Little Barrie (English rock trio)“King of the Waves” (new drummer is Virgil Howe, son of Yes guitarist Steve Howe; producer: Edwyn Collins; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Tummy Touch, Feb. 28, 2012)
Lonesome River Band“Discography, Volume One” (30th anniversary album; producers: Lonesome River Band; first single: “Close the Door Lightly When You Go”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Rural Rhythm, Feb. 28, 2012)
Lyle Lovett“Release Me” (producers: Nathaniel Kunkel, Lovett; guests: k.d. lang, Kat Edmonson, Sara & Sean Watkins; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Lost Highway, Feb. 28, 2012)
Craig Morgan“This Ole Boy” (producers: Morgan, Phil O’Donnell; first single: “This Ole Boy”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Black River Entertainment, Feb. 28, 2012)

BTW: “This is my sixth studio record and I’m just as excited about writing and recording this one as I was with my very first,” Morgan tells P&P. “Every one of the songs here, from ‘More Trucks Than Cars’ to ‘Being Alive and Livin” to ‘Better Stories’ reflect my real life. I’m proud of the music we’ve created and excited to be sharing it with the fans.”

Mouse on Mars“Parastrophics” (German duo’s first album in six years; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Monkeytown, Feb. 28, 2012)
Nneka (Nigerian-German soul singer)“Soul Is Heavy” (producer: DJ Farhot; first single: “My Home”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download)(Yo Mama’s Recordings/Decon, Feb. 28, 2012)
Oak Ridge Boys and Dukes of Dixieland“When Country Meets Dixie” (group’s 31st album; includes a remake of “Elvira”; producer: James Stroud ; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(MRI/RED Distribution, Feb. 28, 2012)
120 Days (Norwegian-based quartet)“120 Days II” (first single: “Osaka”; Hear here; Vinyl)(Splendour, Feb. 28, 2012)
Orcas“Orcas” (first single: “Carrion”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Morr Music, Feb. 28, 2012)
Amy Ray (of Indigo Girls)“Lung of Love” (guests: Brandi Carlile, Jim James, Lindsay Fuller; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Daemon, Feb. 28, 2012)
Rotary Club“Second Year in Swine [MP3 Download]” (producer: Pere Ubu bassist Tony Maimone; Hear here)(Woodside, Feb. 28, 2012)
School of Seven Bells (now a duo)“Ghostory” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Vagrant/Ghostly International, Feb. 28, 2012)
Soft Swells“Soft Swells” (producer: Dave Lynch; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Modern Outsider, Feb. 28, 2012)
Chip Taylor & The New Ukrainians“Fuck All the Perfect People” (Hear here; See here)(Train Wreck, Feb. 28, 2012)
UFO“Seven Deadly” (Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(SPV/Steamhammer, Feb. 28, 2012)
Venrez (L.A. alt-rockers)“Sell the Lie” (first single: “Karma”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Monarch Music Group, Feb. 28, 2012)
Anna Vogelzang“Canary in a Coal Mine [MP3 Download]” (producer: James Frazee; Hear here; Read here)(Paper Anchor Music, Feb. 28, 2012)
Amelia White (Nashville singer-songwriter)“Beautiful and Wild [MP3 Download]” (producer: Marco Giovino; guest: A.J. Croce; Hear here)(White-Wolf, Feb. 28, 2012)
We Are the Ocean (U.K. post-hardcore quintet)“Go Now and Live” (producer: Pete Miles; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(SideOneDummy, Feb. 28, 2012)
White Buffalo, The (singer-songwriter Jake Smith)“Once Upon a Time in the West” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Unison Music Group, Feb. 28, 2012)
WZRD (Kid Cudi’s alt-rock group, with Dot da Genius)“WZRD” (guests: Empire of the Sun, Desire; first single: “Teleport 2 Me, Jamie”; MP3 Download)(Wicked Awesome/HeadBanga Muzik Group/Universal Republic, Feb. 28, 2012)
You Say France & I Whistle (Swedish pop group)“Angry Men” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(SPV, Feb. 28, 2012)



Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Argent“Argent Greatest: The Singles Collection [MP3 Download]” (18 tracks)(Columbia/Legacy, Feb. 28, 2012)
Johnny Cash“Live From Austin TX” (two-CD recorded on Jan. 3, 1987, for “Austin City Limits”; See here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(New West, Feb. 28, 2012)
Suzanne Ciani (electronic music pioneer)“Lixiviation” (retrospective of unreleased material, some of which were used for Atari, PBS, Ballys and Coca-Cola spots)(B-Music/Finders Keepers, Feb. 28, 2012)
Pink Floyd“The Wall: Experience Version” (1979 album; two CDs; remastered, with a third CD of demos; MP3 Download), “The Wall: Immersion Box Set” (feat. six CDs, including demos and “Is There Anybody Out There: The Wall Live,” plus a DVD; Vinyl)(Capitol/EMI, Feb. 28, 2012)
Todd Rundgren“Todd” (live performance of the entire 1974 album “Todd” on Sept. 14, 2010, at Keswick Theater in his hometown of Philadelphia; Read here; DVD; MP3 Download)(Rockbeat/S’More Entertainment, Feb. 28, 2012)
Sonny & Cher“The Beat Goes On [MP3 Download]” (12-song best-of)(Rhino/Atlantic, Feb. 28, 2012)



Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Il Volo“Il Volo … Takes Flight: Live From the Detroit Opera House [DVD]”(Geffen/UMe, Feb. 28, 2012)
New York Dolls“Live From the Bowery [DVD]” (March 16, 2011, concert; Blu-ray)(Geffen/UMe, Feb. 28, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
Derf Backderf“My Friend Dahmer [Hardcover]” (graphic novel; Paperback)(Abrams ComicArts, March 1, 2012)
Bobby Keys (longtime Rolling Stones sax player)“Every Night’s a Saturday Night: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Life of Legendary Sax Man Bobby Keys [Hardcover]” (co-author: Bill Ditenhafer; foreword by Keith Richards; Kindle)(Counterpoint, Feb. 28, 2012)
Don Kirshner“Don Kirshner — The Man with the Golden Ear: How He Changed the Face of Rock and Roll [Hardcover]” (author: Rich Podolsky; See here)(Hal Leonard, March 1, 2012)

Next week: March 6, 2012

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