New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Against Me!“Transgender Dysphoria Blues” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Total Treble / RED)
Bad Suns“Transpose EP” (four songs; Hear here; MP3)(Vagrant)
Bad Things (pro boarder Shaun White plays lead guitar)“Bad Things” (producer: Rob Schnapf; first single: “Anybody”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition)(Warner)
The Black and White Years (Austin-based fantasy quintet)“Strange Figurines” (producer: Danny Reisch; first single: “Little One”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Modern Outsider)
Bruce Bouillet (instrumental guitarist)“The Order of Control” (Hear here; MP3)(Music Theories / Mascot Label Group)
Billy Branch and The Sons of Blues“Blues Shock” (their first studio album in nearly 15 years; Read here; MP3)(Blind Pig)
Bill Callahan (aka Smog)“Have Fun With God” (a dub version of his 2013 album “Dream River”; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Drag City)
Tommy Castro and the Painkillers“The Devil You Know” (producers: Castro, Bonnie Hayes; Hear here; Read here; Red Vinyl + MP3; MP3)(Alligator)
Chrome Division (Norwegian heavy metal band)“Infernal Rock Eternal” (Hear here; MP3)(Nuclear Blast America)
Graham Colton (Oklahoma City-based singer-songwriter)“Lonely Ones” (Hear here; MP3)(Graham Colton Recordings / United For Opportunity)
Cowboy Junkies“The Kennedy Suite” (producer: Michael Timmins; written by Scott Garbe; Hear/read here; MP3)(Latent Recordings / Razor & Tie)
Culted (death metal band)“Oblique to All Paths” (Hear here; See here; MP3)(Relapse)
Elizabeth & The Catapult“Like It Never Happened” (producers: Danny Molad, Pete Lalish; Hear here; MP3)(Thirty Tigers)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor“Wanderlust” (co-written, produced and arranged by Ed Harcourt; first single: “Young Blood”; Hear here; See here)(U.K. – Douglas Valentine Ltd. / EBGB’s, Jan. 20)
Nir Felder (guitarist)“Golden Age” (Hear here; MP3)(OKeh / Sony Masterworks)
Damon Fowler“Sounds of Home” (producer: Tab Benoit; guests: Benoit, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Blind Pig)
A Great Big World“Is There Anybody Out There?” (first single: “Say Something,” feat. Christina Aguilera; Hear here; MP3)(Epic)
Hard Working Americans (Todd Snider with Widespread Panic’s Dave Schools, plus Neil Casal, Chad Staehly and Duane Trucks)“Hard Working Americans” (Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Thirty Tigers)
Jennifer Holliday“The Song Is You” (her first album of new material in 22 years; pop and jazz standards; guests: Joe Gransden & The JG Big Band; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Shanachie)
Iced Earth“Plagues of Babylon” (guests: Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen, Symphony X/Adrenaline Mob singer Russell Allen, Blind Guardian’s Hansi Kürsch; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Century Media)
Jeremy Jay“Abandoned Apartments” (first single: “Sentimental Expressway”; Hear here; Vinyl)(K Records)
Damien Jurado (Seattle indie-rock singer-songwriter)“Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son” (two CDs, 18 songs; producer: Richard Swift; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Secretly Canadian)
Los Lonely Boys“Revelation” (producer: Don Gehman; first single: “Blame It On Love”; Hear here; MP3)(Lonely Tone / Playing In Traffic)
Wayne Marshall (Jamaican reggae artist)“Tru Colors” (producer: Damian Marley; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Ghetto Youths International / Thirty Tigers)
Mogwai“Rave Tapes” (producer: Paul Savage; first single: “Remurdered”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Sub Pop)
Nine Lashes“From Water to War” (first single: “Break the World”; Hear here; MP3)(Tooth & Nail)
Doug Paisley“Strong Feelings” (Hear here; MP3)(No Quarter)
Reverend Horton Heat“Rev” (first single: “Let Me Teach You How to Eat”; Hear here; MP3)(Victory)
Scorpions“MTV Unplugged” (new acoustic versions of their hits, plus five new songs; recorded Sept. 11-12, 2013, at Lycabettus Theatre in Athens, Greece; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Sony International)
Abram Shook“Sun Marquee” (first single: “Coastal”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3, with two bonus tracks)(Western Vinyl)
Throwdown“Intolerance” (producer: Davey Warsop; Hear here; Read here)(eOne Music)
together PANGEA (L.A. rock band)“Badillac” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Harvest)
Ty Dolla $ign“Beach House EP” (seven songs; new single: “Or Nah”; Hear here; MP3)(Taylor Gang / Atlantic)
Various artists“2014 Grammy Nominees” (18 tracks; Read here; MP3)(Atlantic)
Various artists“Ultra Dance 15” (two CDs, 24 songs; MP3)(Ultra)
Warpaint (L.A. indie-psych band)“Warpaint” (producer: Flood; first single: “Love Is to Die”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Rough Trade)
Matt Wilson Quartet + John Medeski“Gathering Call” (Hear here; MP3)(Palmetto)
Young The Giant“Mind Over Matter” (producer: Justin Meldal-Johnsen; first single: “It’s About Time”; Hear here; MP3)(Fueled By Ramen)

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Benjy Davis“Benjy Davis [MP3]” (Hear here)(Benjy Davis)
Dietrich (Aaron Poehler and Ryan Tully-Doyle)“The Key [MP3]” (producer: Poehler; Hear here)(, Jan. 24)
The Hidden Cameras“AGE [MP3]” (first single: “Gay Goth Scene”; Hear here; See here)(Evil Evil / Motor Music)
Marcelo Paganini (French-Brazilian guitarist)“2012 Space Traffic Jam [MP3]” (guests: Eumir Deodato, Gary Husband, Tony Kaye, Billy Sherwood; Hear here; See here)(Marcelo Paganini, Jan. 25)
Woodkid (aka Yoann Lemoine, French music video director and singer-songwriter)“Iron EP [MP3]” (six songs; Hear here)(Green United Music / Interscope)

More Releases for the Week of Jan. 21, 2014

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Ron Banks“Truly Bad” (1983 album; remastered)(Razor & Tie)
The Beatles“The U.S. Albums [Box set]” (13 CDs; See here; Read here), “Meet The Beatles!” (1964 album; remastered), “The Beatles’ Second Album” (1964 album; remastered), “A Hard Day’s Night” (1964 album; remastered), “Something New” (1964 album; remastered), “Beatles ’65” (1964 album; remastered), “The Early Beatles” (1965 album; remastered), “Beatles VI” (1965 album; remastered), “Help!” (1965 album; remastered), “Rubber Soul” (1965 album; remastered), “Yesterday and Today” (1966 album; remastered), “Revolver” (1966 album; remastered), “Hey Jude” (1970 album; remastered)(Apple Corps Ltd. / Capitol)
Bloodstone“Party” (1984 album; remastered)(Razor & Tie)
Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan“Johnny Cash vs. Bob Dylan: The Singer and the Song” (two CDs, 50 songs)(Not Now Music)
Charo and the Salsoul Orchestra“Cuchi Cuchi” (1978 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks; Hear here; Read here)(U.K. – Big Break, Jan. 20)
Nick Drake“The Tuck Box [Box set]” (contains “Five Leaves Left,” “Bryter Layter,” “Pink Moon,” “Made to Love Magic” and “Family Tree”)(Island / UMe)
Richard “Dimples” Fields“Dimples” (1981 album; remastered)(Solaris)
Ella Fitzgerald“The Verve Recordings 1956-1959” (three CDs, 60 songs)(Not Now Music)
Full Force“Full Force” (1985 album; remastered)(Razor & Tie)
Major Harris“How Do You Take Your Love” (1978 album; remastered)(Razor & Tie)
Nona Hendryx“The Heat” (1985 album; remastered)(Razor & Tie)
Billie Holiday“The Essential Brunswick Recordings” (three CDs, 66 songs)(Not Now Music)
Loleatta Holloway“Queen of the Night” (1978 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks; Read here)(U.K. – Big Break, Jan. 20)
Israel & New Breed“Playlist: The Very Best of Israel & New Breed” (MP3)(Integrity / Legacy)
Chuck Jackson“Any Day Now” (1962 album; remastered)(Hallmark, Jan. 20)
Jermaine Jackson“Playlist: The Very Best of Jermaine Jackson”(Arista / Legacy)
Jethro Tull“Living With The Past / Nothing Is Easy Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970” (three discs)(Eagle Rock)
Margie Joseph“Knockout!” (1983 album; remastered)(Razor & Tie)
Journey“Playlist: Journey Greatest Hits Live”(Columbia / Legacy)
Evelyn “Champagne” King“Call Me” (1980 album; remastered), “So Romantic” (1984 album; remastered), “A Long Time Coming (A Change Is Gonna Come)” (1985 album; remastered)(Razor & Tie)
Ladytron“Gravity the Seducer Remixed” (originally released on Record Store Day, this is a remix compilation of tracks from their last studio album from 2011; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Nettwerk)
Dean Martin“Playlist: The Very Best of Dean Martin”(Columbia / Legacy)
Paul McCartney“Off the Ground” (1993 album; remastered)(MPL / Hear Music)
Sarah McLachlan“Playlist: The Very Best of Sarah McLachlan”(Arista / Legacy)
J Moss“The Very Best of J Moss” (15 songs; MP3)(GospoCentric / RCA)
Ohio Players“Everybody Up” (1979 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks)(FunkyTownGrooves)
Ray Parker Jr.“Playlist: The Very Best of Ray Parker Jr.”(Arista / Legacy)
Gene Pitney“The Collection 1959-1962” (two CDs, 37 songs)(Not Now Music)
Ray Price“Playlist: The Very Best of Ray Price”(Columbia / Legacy)
Cliff Richard“Greatest Hits 1958-1962” (two CDs, 50 songs)(Not Now Music)
Boz Scaggs“Live at the Fillmore West 30th June 1971” (two CDs; guests included Rita Coolidge, Elvin Bishop and Taj Mahal; Hear here)(Keyhole)
Simon & Garfunkel“Playlist: The Very Best of Simon & Garfunkel”(Columbia / Legacy)
Small Faces“Greatest Hits: The Immediate Years 1967-1969”(Snapper Classics)
Ronnie Spector“Playlist: The Very Best of Ronnie Spector”(Columbia / Legacy)
Sponge“Playlist: The Very Best of Sponge”(Epic / Legacy)
Stabbing Westward“Playlist: The Very Best of Stabbing Westward”(Columbia / Legacy)
Three 6 Mafia“Playlist: The Very Best of Three 6 Mafia”(Columbia / Legacy)
Ike & Tina Turner“The Soul of Ike & Tina Turner” (three CDs, 60 songs)(Not Now Music)
Various artists“Blast Off: The Felsted Records Story 1958-1962” (two CDs, 50 songs)(One Day)
Various artists“I Have a Dream: 10 Inspirational Songs of Hope and Triumph”(Motown Gospel)
Various artists“Just For a Day: The Apollo Records Story” (three CDs, 75 songs)(One Day)
Various artists“Lights Out: The Doré Records Story 1958-1962” (three CDs, 60 songs)(One Day)
Various artists“Midnight Shift: The Festival Records Story 1958-1960” (two CDs, 50 songs)(Not Now Music)
Various artists“NOW That’s What I Call Country Ballads 2” (18 songs; MP3)(UMG Recordings / Sony)
Various artists“The Songs of Mann & Weil” (three CDs, 60 songs), “The Songs of Pomus & Shuman” (three CDs, 75 songs)(Not Now Music)
Various artists“The Soul Fire Box Set (Rare Sides From The Soul Fire Catalog)” (two CDs, 35 songs)(Truth & Soul)
The Verve Pipe“Playlist: The Very Best of The Verve Pipe”(RCA / Legacy)
Vex“Sanctuary: The Complete Discography [Vinyl]” (Hear here)(Sacred Bones)

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Black Sabbath“Complete Studio Albums 1970-1978 [MP3]” (eight full albums)(Rhino / Warner)
The Jam“Classic Album Selection [MP3]” (six complete albums, 1977-1982)(Polydor / UMe)
The J. Geils Band“Showtime! [MP3]” (1982 album)(Capitol / UMe)
Billy Joel“The Complete Albums Collection [MP3]” (15 complete albums)(Columbia / Legacy, Jan. 20)
The Rolling Stones“Live 1965: Music From Charlie Is My Darling [MP3]” (Hear here; Read here)(ABKCO)
The Style Council“The Style Council in Concert [MP3]” (1997 album)(Polydor)
Various artists“Killed By Deathrock Vol. 1 [MP3]” (11 tracks; Hear here)(Sacred Bones)

More Releases for the Week of Jan. 21, 2014

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, et al“Blue Jasmine [DVD]” (2013 film, written and directed by Woody Allen; See here; Blu-ray)(Sony Pictures)
Daniel Craig“Casino Royale [Blu-ray]” (2006 film; See here)(MGM)
The Doors“R-Evolution [DVD]” (combining early TV appearances with The Doors’ own music films, with bonus features; See here; Read here; Blu-ray)(Eagle Rock)
Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Ethel Merman, et al“It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray/DVD]” (1963 film; two Blu-rays and three DVDs; restored 4K digital film transfer of the general release version of the film, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray and many other extras; See here; Read here)(Criterion Collection)
Tom Hanks“Captain Phillips [DVD]” (2013 film; See here; Blu-ray)(Sony Pictures)
Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell“Cat People (Collector’s Edition) [Blu-ray]” (1982 film; Read/see here)(Shout! Factory)
P!nk“The Truth About Love Tour: Live From Melbourne [Blu-ray]” (2013 film; See here)(RCA)
Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson“White Men Can’t Jump [Blu-ray]” (1992 film; See here)(20th Century Fox)
Robert Townsend, et al“The Five Heartbeats [Blu-ray]” (1991 film; See here)(20th Century Fox)
Dick Van Dyke“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang [Blu-ray]” (1968 film; See here)(20th Century Fox)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Jan. 21, 2014

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
Daft Punk“Daft Punk: A Trip Inside the Pyramid [Hardcover]” (author: Dina Santorelli)(St. Martin’s Press)
Keith Moon“Moon: The Life and Death of a Rock Legend [Paperback]” (author: Tony Fletcher)(It Books)
Simon Parkes“Live at the Brixton Academy [Paperback]” (co-author: JS Rafaeli)(Serpent’s Tail, Jan. 23)
Mavis Staples“I’ll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March up Freedom’s Highway [Hardcover]” (author: Greg Kot; Kindle)(Scribner)

More Book Releases for the Week of Jan. 21, 2014

Next week: Jan. 28, 2014

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