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July 10, 2012

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)

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Reissues

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)


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DVD/Blu-ray

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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