New stuff

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Aesop Rock“Skelethon” (guests: Kimya Dawson, Allyson Baker, Hanni El Khatib, Rob Sonic, DJ Big Wiz; Vinyl; MP3 Download; MP3 Download/instrumental)(Rhymesayers, July 10, 2012)
Zac Brown Band“Uncaged” (guests: Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Atlantic/Home Grown/Bigger Picture, July 10, 2012)
Capitol Steps, The“Take the Money and Run for President” (Hear/read here; MP3 Download)(Capitol Steps Productions, July 10, 2012)
Chatham County Line“Sight & Sound [CD/DVD]” (two-disc live audio and video collection; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Yep Roc, July 10, 2012)
Clare and the Reasons“KR-51” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Frog Stand, July 10, 2012)
Communist Daughter“Lions & Lambs” (six-song EP; first single: “Speed of Sound”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Grain Belt, July 10, 2012)
Martin Creed (Turner Prize winner)“Love to You” (Hear here)(Moshi Moshi, July 10, 2012)
Delicate Steve (NYC-based multi-instrumentalist)“Positive Force” (first single: “Afria Talks to You”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Luaka Bop, July 10, 2012)
Dirty Projectors (Brooklyn indie-rock band)“Swing Lo Magellan” (producer: frontman Dave Longstreth; first single: “Gun Has No Trigger”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Domino, July 10, 2012)
Robbie Dupree“Arc of a Romance” (four-song EP; MP3 Download, with a bonus track)(Spectra, July 10, 2012)
Early November, The“In Currents” (New Jersey band’s first album in six years; producer: frontman Ace Enders; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Rise, July 10, 2012)
Holograms (Swedish band)“Holograms” (first single: “Chasing My Mind”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Captured Tracks, July 10, 2012)
House of Heroes“Cold Hard Want” (producer: Paul Moak; first single: “Touch This Light”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Gotee, July 10, 2012)
Brendan James“Hope in Transition” (producer: Max Coane; first single: “Nothin’ But Love”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Rock Ridge Music, July 10, 2012)
Dan Le Sac“Space Between the Words [MP3 Download]” (guests: Emmy the Great, Merz, Sarah Williams White, B Dolan, Joshua Idehen, Pete Hefferan; Hear here; See here)(Sunday Best Recordings, July 9, 2012)
Eleni Mandell“I Can See the Future” (producer: Joe Chiccarelli; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Yep Roc, July 10, 2012)
Marina and The Diamonds“Electra Heart” (producers: Guy Sigsworth, Labrinth, Greg Kurstin, Diplo, Stargate, Dr. Luke, etc.; first single: “Primadonna”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(679 Recordings/Warner, July 10, 2012)
Mission of Burma“Unsound” (first single: “Dust Devil”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Fire, July 10, 2012)
Elizabeth Mitchell“Little Seed: Songs for Children by Woody Guthrie” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, July 10, 2012)
P.O.D.“Murdered Love” (producer: Howard Benson; first single: “Lost in Forever”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Razor & Tie, July 10, 2012)
Rebecca & Fiona (Swedish dance duo)“I Love You, Man [MP3 Download]” (first single: “Jane Doe”; Hear here; See here)(Ultra Music, July 10, 2012)
Margo Rey“Habit [MP3 Download]” (guest: John Oates; Hear here)(Organica Music Group, July 10, 2012)
Staind“Live From Mohegan Sun” (Hear here; DVD; Blu-ray; MP3 Download)(Atlantic, July 10, 2012)
Suit of Lights“Shine On Forever [MP3 Download]” (guests: Mr. Bungle’s Trevor Dunn, Thursday’s Steve Pedulla, Jamie Egan of Streetlight Manifesto; Hear here)(Visiting Hours, July 10, 2012)
Serj Tankian (of System of a Down)“Harakiri” (first single: “Figure It Out”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Serjical Strike/Reprise, July 10, 2012)
Twin Shadow (aka George Lewis Jr.)“Confess” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Terrible/4AD, July 10, 2012)
Various artists“Loss Opportunity: The 2012 Sub Pop Records Sampler [MP3 Download]” (20 tracks, featuring Husky, Beachwood Sparks, Beach House, Father John Misty, Washed Out, etc.)(Sub Pop, July 10, 2012)
Various artists“Merrily We Roll Along [Cast recording]” (revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s musical; New York City Center’s Encores! series production stars Colin Donnell, Adam Grupper, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Elizabeth Stanley, Betsy Wolfe; MP3 Download)(P.S. Classics, July 10, 2012)
Rhonda Vincent“Sunday Mornin’ Singin’ Live” (her first all-gospel release was recorded in late June 2011 at Greentop Methodist Church in her hometown of Greentop, Mo.; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Upper Management Music, July 10, 2012)
VoicePlay (Orlando-based a capella group)“Once Upon an Ever After [MP3 Download]” (covers of Disney classics; Hear here)(VoicePlay, July 10, 2012)
Rhett Walker Band“Come to the River” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Essential, July 10, 2012)
Hank Williams Jr.“Old School, New Rules” (guests: Merle Haggard, Brad Paisley; first single: “That Ain’t Good”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Bocephus/Blaster, July 10, 2012)



Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Bananarama“30 Years of Bananarama [CD/DVD]” (22 songs, 35 music videos; Track list)(U.K. – Rhino, July 9, 2012)
Jeff Beck“There and Back [180 Gram Vinyl]” (1980 album; remastered)(Friday Music, July 10, 2012)
Blodwyn Pig and Mick Abrahams’ Band“Radio Sessions 69 to 71” (13 tracks; MP3 Download)(King Midas, July 10, 2012)
Breathe Carolina“Hell Is What You Make It: RELOADED [MP3 Download]” (2011 album; with two new songs, “Hit and Run” and “Reaching For the Floor,” a new version of “Last Night [Vegas]” and a Wideboys remix of “Hit and Run”; Hear here)(Columbia, July 10, 2012)
Communards“Communards: Deluxe Edition” (1985 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks and a second CD of non-album single sides and remixes; Track list)(U.K. – Edsel, July 9, 2012)
Alice Cooper“Welcome to My Nightmare” (1975 album)(Warner, July 10, 2012)
Doors, The“Waiting For the Sun” (1968 album; remastered)(Rhino/Elektra, July 10, 2012)
English Beat, The“Keep the Beat: The Very Best of The English Beat” (one CD, 16 songs; MP3 Download), “The Complete Beat [Box set]” (five CDs, one DVD; contains “I Just Can’t Stop It,” “Wha’ppen?” and “Special Beat Service,” with bonus tracks, plus a disc of 12-inch and dub versions and the “Peel Sessions” and “Live in Boston”; Read here)(Shout! Factory, July 10, 2012)
Fat Boys“Fat Boys: Pizza Bot Set” (1984 album; remastered, with bonus material)(Tin Pan Apple, July 10, 2012)
Gerry & The Pacemakers“The EMI Years: The Best of Gerry & The Pacemakers [MP3 Download]” (31 tracks)(EMI, July 10, 2012)
Guns N’ Roses“Use Your Illusion I [Vinyl]” (1991 album; two LPs), “Use Your Illusion II [Vinyl]” (1991 album; two LPs)(Geffen/UMe, July 10, 2012)
Woody Guthrie“Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection [Box set]” (three CDs, 65 songs, with a 150-page large-format book; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, July 10, 2012)
Happy Mondays“Double Double Good: The Best of Happy Mondays” (17 songs; MP3 Download)(U.K. – Warner/Rhino, July 9, 2012)
Spear of Destiny“Time of Our Lives: The Best of Spear of Destiny [MP3 Download]” (14 tracks)(Virgin/EMI, July 10, 2012)
Dusty Springfield“Dusty in Memphis” (1969 album)(Atlantic, July 10, 2012)
Mel Tormé“Pure Velvet” (14-song compilation; MP3 Download)(AAO Music, July 10, 2012)
Various artists“Lost Soul Gems From Sounds of Memphis” (22 songs; Read here)(U.K. – Kent/Ace, July 9, 2012)
Various artists“NOW That’s What I Call Reggae” (three CDs, 60 songs; See here)(U.K. – Universal, July 9, 2012)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Celldweller“Live Upon a Blackstar [Blu-ray]” (two discs)(1-2-3-4 GO, July 10, 2012)
Miranda Cosgrove“iCarly: The Complete 4th Season [DVD]” (two discs)(Nickelodeon, July 10, 2012)
Duran Duran“A Diamond in the Mind [DVD]” (filmed at the MEN Arena in Manchester, England, on Dec. 16, 2011; See here; Read here; Blu-ray; CD; MP3 Download)(Eagle Rock, July 10, 2012)
Jonathan Frid“Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series (Deluxe Edition) [DVD]” (1966-1971 series; 131 DVDs with all 1,225 episodes in a coffin package)(MPI Home Video, July 10, 2012)
Jimi Hendrix“Jimi Plays Berkeley [DVD]” (filmed at the Berkeley Community Theatre on May 30, 1970, made from a new, digitally restored transfer from the original 16mm negative; contains more than 15 minutes of previously unseen documentary and performance footage; Blu-ray; Vinyl; CD), “Voodoo Child: The Jimi Hendrix Collection [Blu-ray]”(Experience Hendrix/Legacy, July 10, 2012)
Nazareth“Live From London: Live From the Camden Palace [DVD]” (recorded in 1985; See here; Read here)(1-2-3-4 GO, July 10, 2012)
Robert Plant & the Band of Joy“Live From The Artists Den [DVD]” (Blu-ray)(Universal, July 10, 2012)
UFO“Live From Oxford: The Misdemeanour Tour [DVD]” (recorded at the Apollo Theatre in 1985; See here; Read here)(1-2-3-4 GO, July 10, 2012)
Various artists“Adventure Time: The Complete First Season [DVD]” (Cartoon Network series)(Cartoon Network, July 10, 2012)
Various artists“Chariots of Fire [Blu-ray]” (1981 Oscar winner for Best Picture; Vangelis also won the Oscar for Best Original Music Score)(Warner Home Video, July 10, 2012)
Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones“Live At The Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981 [DVD/CD]” (See here; DVD)(Eagle Rock, July 10, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
Mark Baumgarten“Love Rock Revolution: K Records and the Rise of Independent Music [Paperback]” (Kindle)(Sasquatch Books, July 10, 2012)
Mick Jagger“Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger [Hardcover]” (author: Christopher Andersen; Kindle)(Gallery Books, July 10, 2012)
Scott Weiland“Not Dead & Not For Sale — The Earthling Papers: A Memoir [Paperback]” (author: David Ritz)(Scribner, July 10, 2012)

Next week: July 17, 2012

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