New stuff

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Bhi Bhiman“Bhiman” (Hear here; See here; MP3 Download)(BooCoo Music/Redeye, Jan. 24, 2012)
Big Deal“Lights Out” (producers: Underwood, Dean Reid; Hear here; Vinyl)(Mute, Jan. 24, 2012)
Celtic Woman“Believe” (Hear here; Special edition; MP3 Download; DVD)(Manhattan, Jan. 24, 2012)
Chairlift“Something” (producers: Dan Carey, Alan Moulder; first single: “Amanaemonesia”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Columbia/DMZ, Jan. 24, 2012)
Cloud Nothings“Attack on Memory” (producer: Steve Albini; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Carpark, Jan. 24, 2012)
Joe Cocker“Hard Knocks” (released in the U.K. in October 2011; producers: Matt Serletic, Tony Brown; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download)(429, Jan. 24, 2012)
Darcys, The (Toronto art rock quartet)“AJA [MP3 Download]” (an interpretation of Steely Dan’s 1977 album; Hear here; Vinyl)(Arts & Crafts, Jan. 24, 2012)
Dion“Tank Full of Blues” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Blue Horizon Ventures, Jan. 24, 2012)
Elizaveta“Beatrix Runs [MP3 Download]” (producer: Greg Wells; Hear here; See here)(Universal Republic, Jan. 24, 2012)
Craig Finn (frontman of The Hold Steady)“Clear Heart Full Eyes” (producer: Mike McCarthy; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Vagrant, Jan. 24, 2012)
First Aid Kit (Swedish folk duo)“The Lion’s Roar” (producer: Mike Mogis; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Wichita Recordings, Jan. 24, 2012)
Foxy Shazam (Cincinnati rock sextet)“The Church of Rock and Roll” (first single: “I Like It”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(I.R.S., Jan. 24, 2012)
Laura Gibson“La Grande” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Barsuk, Jan. 24, 2012)
Gomma All Stars feat. Peaches“Casablanca Reworks [MP3 Download]” (covers of Casablanca Records hits, with help from Moullinex, Telonius, Munk and The Phenomenal Handclap Band)(Gomma, Jan. 27, 2012)
Graffiti6“Colours” (producer: TommyD; first single: “Free”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Capitol, Jan. 24, 2012)
Kari Jobe“Where I Find You” (producer: Ed Cash; guest: Matt Maher; Hear here)(Sparrow, Jan. 24, 2012)
Lacuna Coil“Dark Adrenaline” (producer: Don Gilmore; first single: “Trip the Darkness”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Century Media, Jan. 24, 2012)
Lamb of God“Resolution” (producer: Josh Wilbur; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Epic, Jan. 24, 2012)
Maccabees, The“Given to the Wild” (producers: Tim Goldsworthy, Bruno Ellingham, Jag Jago; first single: “Pelican”; Hear here; See here)(U.K. – Fiction, Jan. 23, 2012)
Tim McGraw“Emotional Traffic” (his final album for Curb; new single: “Better Than I Used to Be”; Hear/read here; MP3 Download)(Curb, Jan. 24, 2012)
Ingrid Michaelson“Human Again” (producer: David Kahne; first single: “Ghost”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe edition)(Cabin 24/Mom + Pop Music, Jan. 24, 2012)
moe.“What Happened to the La Las” (producer: John Travis; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Sugar Hill, Jan. 24, 2012)
Nada Surf“The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy” (producer: Chris Shaw; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Barsuk, Jan. 24, 2012)
Nothnegal“Decadence” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Season of Mist, Jan. 24, 2012)
Kellie Pickler“100 Proof” (the former “American Idol” finalist co-wrote six of the 11 songs; producers: Frank Liddell, Luke Wooten; Hear here; MP3 Download)(19 Recordings/BNA, Jan. 24, 2012)
Pop. 1280“The Horror” (first single: “Bodies in the Dunes”; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Sacred Bones, Jan. 24, 2012)
Primal Fear“Unbreakable” (producer: bassist Mat Sinner; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Frontiers, Jan. 24, 2012)
Rodrigo y Gabriela“Area 52” (featuring the 13-piece C.U.B.A. orchestra; producer: Peter Asher; Hear/read here; MP3 Download)(ATO, Jan. 24, 2012)
Royal Bliss“Waiting Out the Storm [MP3 Download]” (producer: Brian Virtue; first single: “Crazy”; Hear here; Deluxe edition)(Air Castle, Jan. 24, 2012)
John K. Samson (of The Weakerthans)“Provincial” (Hear/read here; See here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(ANTI-/Epitaph, Jan. 24, 2012)
Scorpions“Comeblack” (seven rerecordings of hits, plus six new cover versions; MP3 Download)(Legacy, Jan. 24, 2012)
Seal“Soul 2” (includes covers of ’70s soul hits “Lean On Me,” “Oh Girl,” “What’s Going On,” etc.; producer: Trevor Horn; first single: “Let’s Stay Together”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Warner, Jan. 24, 2012)
Martin Sexton“Fall Like Rain” (five-song EP; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Kitchentable, Jan. 24, 2012)
Skrillex“Bangarang” (eight-song EP; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Big Beat/Atlantic, Jan. 24, 2012)
Stew & the Negro Problem“Making It” (producer: bassist Mat Sinner; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Tight Natural Productions, Jan. 24, 2012)
Tribes (London indie-rock quartet)“Baby” (Hear here; Read here)(U.K. – Island, Jan. 23, 2012)
Jason Urick“I Love You” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl)(Thrill Jockey, Jan. 24, 2012)
Various artists“Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International” (75 newly recorded Bob Dylan songs by more than 80 artists, from Adele to Pete Townshend and Miley Cyrus to Pete Seeger; 4 CDs; Read here; MP3 Download)(Shangri-La/Fontana, Jan. 24, 2012)
Various artists“iCarly: iSoundtrack II — Music From And Inspired By The Hit TV Show [TV soundtrack]” (MP3 Download)(Nickelodeon/Columbia, Jan. 24, 2012)
Various artists“2012 Grammy Nominees” (22 songs; MP3 Download)(Universal Republic, Jan. 24, 2012)
Various artists“WOW Gospel 2012” (2 CDs, 30 tracks; MP3 Download; DVD)(Verity, Jan. 24, 2012)
Grace Woodroofe (Australian folk-blues chanteuse)“Always Want” (producer: Ben Harper; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Modular, Jan. 24, 2012)
Xray Eyeballs“Splendor Squalor [MP3 Download]” (Hear here)(Kanine, Jan. 24, 2012)
You Me At Six (U.K. rock group)“Sinners Never Sleep” (producer: Garth Richardson; guest: Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Virgin, Jan. 24, 2012)



Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Marion Brown“Geechee Recollections/Sweet Earth Flying” (1973, 1974 albums on one CD; remastered; MP3 Download)(Impulse!/Verve, Jan. 24, 2012)
Mel Brown“The Wizard/Blues For We” (1968 albums on one CD; remastered; MP3 Download)(Impulse!/Verve, Jan. 24, 2012)
Glen Campbell“Live in Japan” (1975 album; MP3 Download)(Real Gone Music, Jan. 24, 2012)
Alice Coltrane“Huntington Ashram Monastery/World Galaxy” (1969, 1972 albums on one CD; remastered; MP3 Download)(Impulse!/Verve, Jan. 24, 2012)
Sonny Criss“The Joy of Sax/Warm and Sonny” (1977, 1976 albums on one CD; remastered; MP3 Download)(Impulse!/Verve, Jan. 24, 2012)
Doors, The“L.A. Woman: 40th Anniversary Edition” (1971 album; remastered; 2 CDs, with the previously unheard “She Smells So Nice” and eight alternate takes of album tracks; Hear here; MP3 Download; see related DVD below)(Elektra/Rhino, Jan. 24, 2012)

BTW: Disc One – “The Changeling,” “Love Her Madly,” “Been Down So Long,” “Cars Hiss By My Window,” “L.A. Woman,” “L’America,” “Hyacinth House,” “Crawling King Snake,” “The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat),” “Riders On the Storm.”

Disc Two – “The Changeling” (alternate version), “Love Her Madly” (alternate version), “Cars Hiss By My Window” (alternate version), “L.A. Woman” (alternate version, “The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)” (alternate version), “Been Down So Long” (alternate version), “Riders On the Storm” (alternate version), “She Smells So Nice,” “Rock Me.”

Kirk Franklin“The Essential Kirk Franklin” (2 CDs, 28 songs; MP3 Download)(Fo Yo Soul/Verity/Legacy, Jan. 24, 2012)
Chico Hamilton“El Chico/The Further Adventures of El Chico” (1966 albums on one CD; remastered; MP3 Download)(Impulse!/Verve, Jan. 24, 2012)
John Handy“Hard Work/Carnival” (1976, 1977 albums on one CD; remastered; MP3 Download)(Impulse!/Verve, Jan. 24, 2012)
Evelyn “Champagne” King“Face to Face” (1983 album; remastered, with one bonus track; Read here)(U.K. – BBR, Jan. 23, 2012)
Mantronix“King of the Beats: Anthology 1985-1988” (23 tracks)(Traffic, Jan. 24, 2012)
Jody Miller“The Complete Epic Hits” (25 tracks)(Real Gone Music/Razor & Tie, Jan. 24, 2012)
Charles Mingus“The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady/Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus” (1963 albums on one CD; remastered; MP3 Download)(Impulse!/Verve, Jan. 24, 2012)
Oliver Nelson & Friends“Happenings/Soulful Brass” (1966, 1968 albums on one CD; remastered; MP3 Download)(Impulse!/Verve, Jan. 24, 2012)
Public Image Ltd.“This Is What You Want … This Is What You Get” (1980 album; remastered)(U.K. – EMI, Jan. 23, 2012)
Maggie & Terre Roche“Seductive Reasoning” (1975 album, co-produced by Paul Simon; remastered)(Real Gone Music/Razor & Tie, Jan. 24, 2012)
Shalamar“I Can Make You Feel Good: The Best of Shalamar” (18 tracks)(U.K. – Spectrum, Jan. 23, 2012)
Sham 69“Hurry Up Harry: The Collection”(U.K. – Sanctuary/Fontana, Jan. 23, 2012)
Sonny Stitt“Now!/Salt and Pepper” (1963 albums on one CD; remastered; MP3 Download)(Impulse!/Verve, Jan. 24, 2012)
Clark Terry“The Happy Horns of Clark Terry/It’s What’s Happenin’: The Varitone Sound of Clark Terry” (1964, 1967 albums on one CD; remastered; MP3 Download)(Impulse!/Verve, Jan. 24, 2012)
Various artists“NOW That’s What I Call Country Ballads” (18 songs; MP3 Download)(Capitol Nashville, Jan. 24, 2012)
Various artists“Philadelphia International: The Re-Edits” (2 CDs)(U.K. – Harmless, Jan. 23, 2012)
Michael White“Spirit Dance/Pneuma” (1971, 1972 albums on one CD; remastered; MP3 Download)(Impulse!/Verve, Jan. 24, 2012)
Wolf People“Tidings” (2010 album; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Jagjaguwar, Jan. 24, 2012)



Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Al Di Meola“Morocco Fantasia [DVD]” (2009 concert shot at the Mawazine Festival in Rabat; See here; Blu-ray)(Inakustik, Jan. 24, 2012)
Doors, The“Mr. Mojo Risin’: The Story of L.A. Woman [DVD]” (See here; Blu-ray)(Eagle Rock/Rhino, Jan. 24, 2012)
Elvis Presley“Elvis Found Alive [DVD]” (documentary directed by Joel Gilbert; See here)(Highway 61 Entertainment/MVD Visual, Jan. 24, 2012)
U2“Achtung Baby: A Classic Album — Special Edition Set [DVD]”(Pride, Jan. 24, 2012)
U2“From the Sky Down [DVD]” (documentary by Davis Guggenheim; See here; Blu-ray)(Island, Jan. 24, 2012)
Van Halen“Van Halen – Bottoms Up: Broadcast Archives [DVD]” (filmed live for Brazilian TV in 1983)(IMV Blueline, Jan. 24, 2012)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
Ice-T“Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption — from South Central to Hollywood [Paperback]” (co-author: Douglas Century; Hardcover; Kindle)(One World/Ballantine, Jan. 24, 2012)

Next week: Jan. 31, 2012

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