New releases

Published on January 31st, 2012 | by Gerry Galipault


Jan. 31, 2012

New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Asteroids Galaxy Tour, The (Copenhagen indie-pop group) “Out of Frequency” (first single: “Major”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download) (BMG Rights, Jan. 31, 2012)
Authority Zero “Less Rhythm More Booze [CD/DVD]” (live acoustic album; Hear here) (Viking Funeral/Suburban Noize, Jan. 31, 2012)
Lawrence Ball “Method Music” (two-CD set uses elements of Pete Townshend’s “Lifehouse” project; producers: Pete Townshend, Bob Lord; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Navona, Jan. 31, 2012)
Big Sleep, The “Nature Experiments [MP3 Download]” (Hear here) (Frenchkiss, Jan. 31, 2012)
Buxton (Houston folk-rock quintet) “Nothing Here Seems Strange” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (New West, Jan. 31, 2012)
Leonard Cohen “Old Ideas” (his first album since 2004; producers: Cohen, Patrick Leonard, Anjani Thomas, Ed Sanders, Dino Soldo; guests: Jennifer Warnes, Dana Glover, Sharon Robinson, The Webb Sisters; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Columbia, Jan. 31, 2012)
Lana Del Rey “Born to Die” (producers: Emile Haynie, Justin Parker, Robopop; new single: “Video Games”; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download) (Interscope, Jan. 31, 2012)
Candy Dulfer “Crazy” (producers: Printz Board, Ulco Bed; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Razor & Tie, Jan. 31, 2012)
Ruthie Foster “Let It Burn” (producer: John Chelew; guests: Blind Boys of Alabama, William Bell, The Funky Meters rhythm section; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Blue Corn Music, Jan. 31, 2012)
Fresh Beat Band, The “Music From the Hit TV Show [TV soundtrack]” (Read here; MP3 Download) (Nick Jr./Columbia, Jan. 31, 2012)
Gotye (Belgian-born Australian indie-pop artist) “Making Mirrors” (producer: Wally De Backer; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Universal Republic, Jan. 31, 2012)
Cady Groves “This Little Girl (EP) [MP3 Download]” (four songs, including a cover of Adele’s “Someone Like You”; first single: “This Little Girl”; Hear here) (RCA, Feb. 3, 2012)
Hit the Lights (Ohio pop-punk quintet) “Invicta” (producers: Machine, Mike Sapone; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Razor & Tie, Jan. 31, 2012)
Imperial Teen (San Francisco indie-pop band) “Feel the Sound” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Merge, Jan. 31, 2012)
Internet, The “Purple Naked Ladies” (guests: Tay Walker, Left Brain, Kilo Kish, Coco O., Mike G, Praymid Vrita; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Odd Future, Jan. 31, 2012)
Jealous Sound, The “A Gentle Reminder” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Music Is Subjective/Fontana, Jan. 31, 2012)
Lightning Love (Ypsilanti, Mich., indie-pop trio) “Girls Who Look Like Me” (four-song EP; first single: “Deadbeat”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Quite Scientific, Jan. 31, 2012)
Jeff Lorber Fusion “Galaxy” (producers: Lorber, Jimmy Haslip; lineup includes Haslip, Eric Marienthal, Randy Brecker, Lenny Castro, Paul Jackson Jr., Larry Koonse, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Heads Up, Jan. 31, 2012)
Mirabelle “Crystal Revisions” (a tribute to Stevie Nicks, released to coincide with the 35th anniversary of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download) (Quantum Sheep Music, Feb. 4, 2012)
One Model Nation (Courtney Taylor-Taylor of The Dandy Warhols) “Total Werks Vol. 1 (1969-1977)” (released along with the “One Model Nation” graphic novel Jan. 31 from Titan Books; first single: “Animatic”; See here) (The End, Jan. 31, 2012)
Gretchen Peters “Hello Cruel World” (producer: Doug Lancio; guests: Rodney Crowell, Kim Richey, Will Kimbrough, the rhythm section of Robert Plant’s Band of Joy; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Scarlet Letter, Jan. 31, 2012)
Prinzhorn Dance School “Clay Class [MP3 Download]” (first single: “Happy in Bits”; Hear here; See here) (DFA, Jan. 31, 2012)
Fionn Regan “100 Acres of Sycamore” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Heavenly Recordings/Cooperative Music/Downtown, Jan. 31, 2012)
SOJA (D.C. jam band) “Strength to Survive” (producer: John Alagia; Hear here; Vinyl) (ATO, Jan. 31, 2012)
Ringo Starr “Ringo 2012” (includes covers of “Rock Island Line” and Buddy Holly’s “Think It Over”; producer: Starr; guests: Charlie Haden, Richard Page, Van Dyke Parks, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Dave Stewart, Bruce Sugar, Benmont Tench, Joe Walsh, Don Was, Edgar Winter, Michael Bradford, Ann Marie Calhoun, Matt Cartsonis, Steve Dudas, Amy Keys, Kelly Moneymaker; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Hip-O/UMe, Jan. 31, 2012)
Ana Tijoux “La Bala” (guests: Jorge Drexler, Curumin, Monica Blaire, Los Aldeanos, Javier Barría, Solo Di Medina; first single: “Shock”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download) (Nacional, Jan. 31, 2012)
Various artists “Music From the Motion Picture Chronicle [Film soundtrack]” (in theaters Feb. 3; featuring tracks by Bad Veins, Simian Mobile Disco, STRFKR, Class Actress, M83, etc.; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Milan, Jan. 31, 2012)
We Have Band “Ternion [MP3 Download]” (first single: “Where Are Your People?”; Hear here) (naïve, Jan. 30, 2012)
Laura Wilde (Australian rocker) “Sold My Soul [MP3 Download]” (first single: “Sold My Soul”; Hear here) (Vice Grip Media, Jan. 31, 2012)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Gregg Allman “Playlist: The Very Best of Gregg Allman” (14 tracks; MP3 Download) (Epic/Legacy, Jan. 31, 2012)
Augustana “Playlist: The Very Best of Augustana” (14 tracks; MP3 Download) (Epic/Legacy, Jan. 31, 2012)
Glen Campbell “It’s Just a Matter of Time” (1985 album) (S’more Entertainment, Jan. 31, 2012)
Mike Doughty “The Question Jar Show” (two-disc live album recorded on Doughty’s fall 2009 tour of the same name; MP3 Download) (Snack Bar/Megaforce, Jan. 31, 2012)
Aretha Franklin “Knew You Were Waiting: The Best of Aretha Franklin 1980-1998” (16 songs; MP3 Download) (Arista/Legacy, Jan. 31, 2012)
Isaac Hayes “Don’t Let Go” (1979 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks, including the 12-inch disco version of the title track; Read here) (U.K. – BBR, Jan. 30, 2012)
Hooters, The “Playlist: The Very Best of The Hooters [MP3 Download]” (14 tracks) (Columbia/Legacy, Jan. 31, 2012)
Wyclef Jean “Playlist: The Very Best of Wyclef Jean” (13 tracks; MP3 Download) (Columbia/Legacy, Jan. 31, 2012)
Cyndi Lauper “Playlist: The Very Best of Cyndi Lauper” (14 tracks) (Epic/Legacy, Jan. 31, 2012)
Melissa Manchester “Playlist: The Very Best of Melissa Manchester” (14 tracks; MP3 Download) (Arista/Legacy, Jan. 31, 2012)
Marmalade, The “Reflections of The Marmalade [MP3 Download]” (1970 album; titled “Reflections of My Life” in the U.S.) (Union Square Music, Jan. 30, 2012)
Metallica “Beyond Magnetic” (four-song EP, from 2008 “Death Magnetic” sessions; Read here) (Warner, Jan. 31, 2012)



Montgomery Gentry “Playlist: The Very Best of Montgomery Gentry” (14 tracks; MP3 Download) (Columbia Nashville/Legacy, Jan. 31, 2012)
Bonnie Pointer “Bonnie Pointer” (1978 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – BBR, Jan. 30, 2012)
Arthur Rubinstein “Arthur Rubinstein: The Complete Album Collection [Box set]” (142 CDs and two DVDs) (Sony Masterworks, Jan. 31, 2012)
Tye Tribett & G.A. “Playlist: The Very Best of Tye Tribett & G.A.” (14 tracks; MP3 Download) (Columbia/Legacy, Jan. 31, 2012)
Tymes, The “So Much in Love” (1963 album, making its debut on CD; remastered, with four bonus tracks; MP3 Download) (ABKCO, Jan. 31, 2012)
Underworld “A Collection” (best-of includes recent collaborations with High Contrast & Tïesto, Mark Knight & D. Ramirez and Brian Eno; Read here; MP3 Download), “1992-2012 Anthology” (3 CDs, 25 tracks; Read here; MP3 Download) (Cooking Vinyl, Jan. 31, 2012)
Various artists “Giant Single: The Profile Records Rap Anthology” (2-CD, 31-track retrospective of Profile Records, featuring Run-D.M.C., Rob Base & EZ-Rock, Poor Righteous Teachers, Dana Dane, etc.) (Profile/Legacy, Jan. 31, 2012)
Various artists “Golden Gate Groove: The Sound of Philadelphia, Live in San Francisco 1973” (recorded at the annual CBS Records convention at the Fairmont Hotel in September 1973, featuring The O’Jays, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, The Three Degrees, Billy Paul and M.F.S.B.) (Philadelphia International/Legacy, Jan. 31, 2012)
Various artists “The Alan Lomax Collection from the American Folklife Center [MP3 Download]” (16 tracks; Hear here) (Global Jukebox, Jan. 31, 2012)
Various artists “Playlist: King of Kings — Reggae Hits” (14 tracks; MP3 Download) (Columbia/Legacy, Jan. 31, 2012)
Various artists “Playlist: A Musical Journey Through Black History” (14 tracks) (Sony Legacy, Jan. 31, 2012)
Charlie Wilson “Playlist: The Very Best of Charlie Wilson” (14 tracks; MP3 Download) (Jive/Legacy, Jan. 31, 2012)
Gretchen Wilson “Playlist: The Very Best of Gretchen Wilson” (14 tracks; MP3 Download) (Columbia Nashville/Legacy, Jan. 31, 2012)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Queen “Days of Our Lives [DVD]” (164-minute documentary; See here; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock, Jan. 31, 2012)
Styx “The Grand Illusion/Pieces of Eight Live [DVD]” (Nov. 9, 2010, concert at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis; See here; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock, Jan. 31, 2012)
Talking Heads “Talking Heads Chronology [DVD]” (early live performances, plus their reunion at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2002; See here) (Eagle Rock, Jan. 31, 2012)
Richard Thompson Band, The “Live at Celtic Connections [DVD]” (filmed in January 2011 at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock, Jan. 31, 2012)

Next week: Feb. 7, 2012

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