New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Gary Allan “Set You Free” (producers: Allan, Greg Droman, Mark Wright, Jay Joyce; first single: “Every Storm [Runs Out of Rain]”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (MCA Nashville, Jan. 22, 2013)
Adam Ant “Adam Ant Is the Blueblack Hussar In Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter” (his first album since 1995; producers: Adam Ant, Boz Boorer; Hear here; first single: “Cool Zombie”; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Blueblack Hussar, Jan. 22, 2013)
Bad Religion “True North” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Epitaph, Jan. 22, 2013)
Patricia Barber (pianist-vocalist) “Smash” (Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Concord Jazz, Jan. 22, 2013)
Big Harp “Chain Letters” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Saddle Creek, Jan. 22, 2013)
Camper Van Beethoven “La Costa Perdida” (their first album together since 2004; Hear here; MP3) (429, Jan. 22, 2013)
Casting Crowns “The Acoustic Sessions Volume One” (eight fan favorites and two new songs; Hear here) (Beach Street/Reunion, Jan. 22, 2013)
Crashdïet (Swedish glam metal band) “The Savage Playground” (first single: “Cocaine Cowboys”; Hear here; MP3) (Frontiers, Jan. 22, 2013)
Dolly Varden (Chicago pop band) “For a While [MP3]” (Hear here) (Catapult, Jan. 22, 2013)
DRGN KING (psychedelic indie band from Philadelphia) “Paragraph Nights” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Bar/None, Jan. 22, 2013)
Ex Cops (New York quintet) “True Hallucinations” (producer: John Siket; first single: “James”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Other Music Recording Co., Jan. 22, 2013)
FaltyDL (New York producer Drew Lustman) “Hardcourage” (first single: “Straight & Arrow”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Blueberry/Ninja Tune, Jan. 22, 2013)
FIDLAR (punk-rock quartet) “FIDLAR” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Mom + Pop/Wichita Recordings, Jan. 22, 2013)
Matt Gomez “Rule the World” (producer: Jeff Trott; Hear here; MP3) (New West, Jan. 22, 2013)
Petra Haden “Petra Goes to the Movies” (covers of songs in films; first single: “Psycho”; Hear here; Vinyl/CD; MP3) (ANTI-/Epitaph, Jan. 22, 2013)
Head of the Demon “Head of the Demon” (Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (The Ajna Offensive, Jan. 22, 2013)
Helloween “Straight Out of Hell” (producer: Charlie Bauerfeind; first single: “Nabataea”; Hear here; MP3) (The End, Jan. 22, 2013)
Randy Houser “How Country Feels” (guests: Zac Brown, Levi Lowery, Kristy Lee Cook; first single: “How Country Feels”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Stoney Creek, Jan. 22, 2013)
Hilly Eye (Brooklyn female rock duo) “Reasons to Live [MP3]” (Hear here; Read here) (Don Giovanni, Jan. 22, 2013)
I Am Kloot “Let It All In” (Hear here; See here) (U.K. – Shepherd Moon, Jan. 21, 2013)
Jose James “No Beginning No End” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Blue Note, Jan. 22, 2013)
Norah Jones “… Little Broken Hearts Remix EP [MP3]” (seven tracks; Hear here) (Blue Note, Jan. 22, 2013)
The Joy Formidable “Wolf’s Law” (producers: The Joy Formidable; first single: “This Ladder Is Ours”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Canvasback/Atlantic, Jan. 22, 2013)
The Lone Bellow (formerly known as Zach Williams & The Bellow) “The Lone Bellow” (first single: “You Never Need Nobody”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Descendant/Sony Music Entertainment, Jan. 22, 2013)
Love & Death (formed by former KoRn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch) “Between Here & Lost [MP3]” (producer: Jasen Rauch; first single: “The Abandoning”; Hear here; Read here) (Tooth & Nail, Jan. 22, 2013)
Steve Lukather “Transition” (producers: Lukather, C.J. Vansto; guests: Def Leppard’s Phil Collen, Lee Sklar, Nathan East, John Pierce, Tal Wilkenfeld, Eric Valentine, Chad Smith, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Mascot Label Group, Jan. 22, 2013)
Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition “White Buffalo” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Fat Possum, Jan. 22, 2013)
Aaron Neville “My True Story” (covers of doo-wop classics, including “Gypsy Woman,” “Ruby Baby,” “Be My Baby,” “Tears On My Pillow,” “Under the Boardwalk”; producers: Keith Richards, Don Was; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Blue Note, Jan. 22, 2013)
Nightlands (War on Drugs’ Dave Hartley) “Oak Island” (first single: “So Far So Long”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Secretly Canadian, Jan. 22, 2013)
The Night Marchers (San Diego alt-rock band) “Allez Allez” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Swami, Jan. 22, 2013)
Otep “Hydra” (Hear here; MP3) (Victory, Jan. 22, 2013)
Pillowfight (Dan The Automator and Emily Wells) “Pillowfight” (first single: “Get Your Shit Together”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Bulk Recordings/EMI, Jan. 22, 2013)
Pink Cream 69 “Ceremonial [MP3]” (German melodic rock band’s first album in six years; producer: bassist Dennis Ward; Hear here; CD) (Frontiers, Jan. 22, 2013)
Ra Ra Riot “Beta Love” (producer: Dennis Herring; first single: “Beta Love”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Barsuk, Jan. 22, 2013)
Carrie Rodriguez “Give Me All You Got” (producer: Lee Townsend; guest: Chip Taylor; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Ninth Street Opus, Jan. 22, 2013)
Tolcha (“experimental kraut dub”) “Neustadt [MP3]” (Hear here; See here) (Neopren, Jan. 25, 2013)
Trapt “Reborn” (producers: Chris Taylor Brown, Matt Thorne; Hear here; new single: “Love Hate Relationship”; Deluxe edition; MP3) (Everything Entertainment/Epochal Artists/EMI, Jan. 22, 2013)
Various artists “2013 Grammy Nominees” (22 tracks; Track list; MP3) (Capitol, Jan. 22, 2013)
Various artists “12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief” (all-star concert at Madison Square Garden, benefiting the Robin Hood Relief Fund; two CDs; MP3) (Columbia, Jan. 22, 2013)
Voivod (Daniel Mongrain replaces the late Denis D’Amour on guitar) “Target Earth” (Hear here; MP3) (Century Media, Jan. 22, 2013)
Henry Wagons “Expecting Company?” (feat. duets with Alison Mosshart, Sophia Brous, Gossling, Robert Forster, Patience Hodgson, Jenn Grant; Hear here; MP3) (Spunk, Jan. 22, 2013)
Walk the Moon “Tightrope EP [MP3]” (six songs; Hear here) (RCA, Jan. 22, 2013)
Widowspeak “Almanac” (producer: Kevin McMahon; new single: “The Dark Age”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Captured Tracks, Jan. 22, 2013)
Andy Winter (Norwegian musician founded the metal bands Winds and Age of Silence) “Incomprehensible” (guests: members of Agalloch, Borknagar, Novembers Doom, Tristania, The Devin Townsend Project, etc.; producer: Winter; Hear here; MP3) (The End, Jan. 22, 2013)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Blackmore’s Night “The Beginning [Box set]” (two-CD, two-DVD collection features “Shadow of the Moon” and “Under a Violet Moon,” with the live sets “Live in Germany 1997-1998” and “Under a Violet Moon – Castle Tour 2000”) (Caroline, Jan. 22, 2013)
Blue Magic, Major Harris, Margie Joseph “Live! [MP3]” (1976 album; see related Major Harris reissue below) (Rhino/Atlantic, Jan. 22, 2013)
The Blue Nile “A Walk Across the Rooftops: Collectors Edition” (1984 album; remastered, with a second CD of bonus material; MP3), “Hats: Collectors Edition” (1989 album; remastered, with a bonus disc of six rarities and previously unreleased tracks; MP3) (Virgin/EMI, Jan. 22, 2013)
Norman Connors “Remember Who You Are [MP3]” (1993 album) (Motown/UMe, Jan. 22, 2013)
Tim Easton “Before the Revolution: The Best of 1998-2011” (19 songs; MP3) (New West, Jan. 22, 2013)
Tim Hardin “Live in Concert [MP3]” (1995 album) (Polydor/UMe, Jan. 22, 2013)
Major Harris “Jealousy [MP3]” (1976 album) (Rhino/Atlantic, Jan. 22, 2013)
The Ides of March “Friendly Strangers: The Warner Bros. Recordings [MP3]” (26 tracks) (Rhino/Warner, Jan. 22, 2013)
Rick James “Greatest Hits [MP3]” (1997 compilation) (Motown/UMe, Jan. 22, 2013)
Billy Joel “She’s Got a Way: Love Songs” (18 tracks; Track list; MP3) (Columbia/Legacy, Jan. 22, 2013)
Eddie Kendricks “At His Best [MP3]” (1977 best-of) (Motown/UMe, Jan. 22, 2013)
Mumford & Sons “Babel: Special Edition” (2012 album, with DVD and CD versions of “The Road to Red Rocks”; Gentlemen of the Road Edition; DVD; Blu-ray) (Glassnote/Columbia, Jan. 22, 2013)
Buck Owens “Honky Tonk Man: Buck Sings Country Classics” (18 tracks from his “Hee Haw” era in the early 1970s; Read here; MP3) (Omnivore Recordings, Jan. 22, 2013)
The Pogues “The Very Best of The Pogues” (18 songs; Read here) (Shout! Factory, Jan. 22, 2013)
The Pointer Sisters “Right Rhythm [MP3]” (1990 album) (Motown/UMe, Jan. 22, 2013)
Don Rich (Buck Owens’ lead guitarist) “Don Rich Sings George Jones” (Read here; MP3) (Omnivore Recordings, Jan. 22, 2013)
Diana Ross and the Supremes “Reflections [MP3]” (1968 album), “Greatest Hits Volume 3 [MP3]” (1995 compilation; see related reissue below) (Motown/UMe, Jan. 22, 2013)
Say Anything “All My Friends Are Enemies: Early Rarities” (three CDs, 45 songs; MP3) (Equal Vision, Jan. 22, 2013)
Scorpions “Virgin Killer [24 KT + Gold CD]” (1977 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity, Jan. 22, 2013)
The Soup Dragons “20 Golden Greats [MP3]” (includes albums tracks, B-sides and rarities; Read here) (Mercury/UMe, Jan. 22, 2013)
The Supremes “The Supremes 70’s: Greatest Hits and Rare Classics [MP3]” (1991 compilation; 22 tracks) (Motown/UMe, Jan. 22, 2013)
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons “Gold Vault of Hits,” “Second Vault of Golden Hits” (Rhino, Jan. 22, 2013)
Various artists “Miss Lily’s Family Style, Vol. 1” (16-song compilation selected by the Manhattan social and cultural hub’s family of DJs and tastemakers; MP3) (VP, Jan. 22, 2013)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Love Songs” (Capitol, Jan. 22, 2013)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Ari Graynor, Lauren Anne Miller “For a Good Time, Call … [DVD]” (2012 film; See here; Blu-ray) (Universal Jan. 22, 2013)
Rodriguez “Searching For Sugar Man [DVD]” (2012 documentary; See here; Blu-ray) (Sony Pictures, Jan. 22, 2013)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Nirvana “Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana [Kindle]” (author: Michael Azerrad) (Three Rivers Press, Jan. 23, 2013)

Next week: Jan. 29

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