New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Philip Anselmo & The Illegals “Walk Through Exits Only” (producers: Anselmo, Michael Thompson; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Housecore Records / MRI / Megaforce)
Sara Bareilles “The Blessed Unrest” (first single: “Brave”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Epic)
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies “White Teeth, Black Thoughts [MP3]” (guests: Buckwheat Zydeco, Zoot Horn Rollo; first single: “I Love American Music”; Hear here; See here) (Space Age Bachelor Pad)
Court Yard Hounds (Emily Robison and Martie Maguire of Dixie Chicks) “Amelita” (producer: Jim Scott; first single: “Sunshine”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Columbia)
George Duke “DreamWeaver” (includes “Ball & Chain,” a duet with Teena Marie, one of the last tracks she recorded before her death in 2010; guests: Christian McBride, Rachelle Ferrell; Hear here; MP3) (Heads Up / Concord)
Ezra Furman (Chicago rock musician) “The Year of No Returning” (producer: Tim Sandusky; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Bar/None)
Evan Gibb “Out of Here [MP3]” (producer: Josh Cobb; guest: Jon Levy; first single: “Slow Down”; Hear here; See here) (Evan Gibb)
Kara Grainger (Australian singer-guitarist) “Shiver & Sigh” (producer: David Z; Hear here; MP3) (Eclecto Groove)
Grand Resort “Memory Loss [MP3]” (five-song EP; Hear here) (Grand Resort)
Clive Gregson “This Is Now” (first single: “My Kind of Girl”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Gregsongs Music)
Mayer Hawthorne “Where Does This Door Go” (producers: Hawthorne, Pharrell Williams; guests: Kendrick Lamar, Jessie Ware; first single: “Her Favorite Song”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe edition; Vinyl; MP3) (Universal Republic)
The Icarus Line “Slave Vows [MP3]” (Hear here; Vinyl) (Agitated)
Ronald Isley “This Song Is For You” (guests: Kem, Trey Songz; Hear here; MP3) (eOne Music)
Joey+Rory “Joey+Rory Inspired” (their first album of gospel songs; Hear here; DVD; MP3) (Sugar Hill / Vanguard)
David Lynch “The Big Dream” (11 of the 12 tracks were written by the acclaimed director; includes a cover of Bob Dylan’s “The Ballad of Hollis Brown”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Sacred Bones)
Sarah Miles “One” (producer: Dave Pittenger; Hear here; MP3) (Rock Ridge Music)
Matt Nathanson “Last of the Great Pretenders” (first single: “Mission Bells”; Hear here; MP3) (Vanguard)
Pet Shop Boys “Electric” (producer: Stuart Price; first single: “Axis”; Hear here; See here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (x2 / Kobalt Label Services)
Robert Randolph & The Family Band “Lickety Split” (producer: Randolph; engineered by Eddie Kramer; guests: Carlos Santana, Trombone Shorty; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Blue Note)
Lawson Rollins “Full Circle” (producer: Dominic Camardella; first single: “Momentum”; Hear here; MP3) (Infinita)
Seven Witches (metal band) “Rebirth” (producer: founder/guitarist Jack Frost; Hear here; MP3) (FrostByte Media)
Sick Puppies (Australian rock trio) “Connect” (producers: Rock Mafia; first single: “There’s No Going Back”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Capitol / Drilldown Entertainment)
Cody Simpson (Australian pop singer) “Surfers Paradise” (guests: Ziggy Marley, Asher Roth; first single: “Pretty Brown Eyes”; Hear here; MP3) (Atlantic)
Smallpools (indie pop band) “Smallpools [MP3]” (four-song EP; producer: Captain Cuts; Hear here; See here) (RCA)
Soft Metals (synth-pop duo) “Lenses” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Captured Tracks)
Sons of Hippies (Sarasota, Fla.-based psych-space trio) “Griffons at the Gates of Heaven” (producer: Pro-Pain guitarist Tom Klimchuck; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Cleopatra)
Patrick Sweany (blues rocker) “Close to the Floor” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Nine Mile)
Various artists “Teen Beach Movie [TV soundtrack]” (Disney Channel original movie starring Ross Lynch and Maia Mitchell airs July 19; See here; MP3) (Disney)
The Verve Pipe “Are We There Yet?” (children’s album; Hear here; MP3) (LMNO Pop)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Frank Black “Oddballs” (rarities from 1994-1997; MP3) (The Bureau)
Blank & Jones “Relax: The Best of a Decade 2003-2013” (two CDs, 32 songs) (U.K. – Soundcolours)
Blood, Sweat & Tears “Child Is Father to the Man [24K Gold CD]” (1968 album; remastered) (Impex)
Blue Öyster Cult “Blue Öyster Cult” (1972 album; remastered; CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica), “Tyranny and Mutation” (1973 album; remastered; CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica), “Secret Treaties” (1974 album; remastered; CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica), “On Your Feet or On Your Knees” (1975 album; remastered; CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica), “Agents of Fortune” (1976 album; remastered; CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica), “Some Enchanted Evening” (1978 album; remastered; CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica), “Mirrors” (1979 album; remastered; CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica), “Cultösaurus Erectus” (1980 album; remastered; CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica), “Fire of Unknown Origin” (1981 album; remastered; CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica) (Culture Factory)
David Bowie “Life On Mars? [40th Anniversary 7 Picture Disc]” (1972 single, with live track) (Capitol / UMe)
Tom Browne “Rockin’ Radio (Expanded Edition)” (1983 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks; Hear here) (Funkytowngrooves USA)
Jeremy Camp “ICON” (best-of) (Sparrow / UMe)
Chance (aka Alamo Jones, who worked and toured for eight years with his friend and mentor Johnny Cash) “In Search” (1981 album; Hear/read here; Vinyl) (Paradise of Bachelors)
The Chi-Lites “Steppin’ Out (Expanded Edition)” (1984 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks; Hear here) (Funkytowngrooves USA)
Crosby, Stills & Nash “CSN [MP3]” (1991 box set; 77 songs) (Rhino / Atlantic)
The Cult “Electric Peace” (1987 album, “Electric,” paired with the abandoned “Peace”; remastered; two CDs; Read here; Vinyl) (Beggars Archive)
Bernard Edwards “Glad to Be Here [MP3]” (1983 album) (Rhino / Atlantic)
Donna Fargo “Winners [MP3]” (1986 album) (Mercury Nashville / UMe)
Leon Fleisher “Leon Fleisher: The Complete Album Collection [Box set]” (23-CD collection celebrates the pianist’s 85th birthday, spanning his 55 years of recording for the Columbia/Epic and Sony Classical labels from 1954-2009) (Sony Classical)
Russ Giguere (of The Association) “Hexagram 16” (1971 album; remastered; Hear here) (Real Gone Music)
The Girls “Girl Talk (Expanded Edition)” (1984 album, produced by Andre Cymone; remastered, with four bonus tracks; Hear here) (Funkytowngrooves USA)
The Goodmans “ICON” (best-of) (Sparrow / UMe)
Vern Gosdin “Till the End [MP3]” (1977 album) (Rhino / Elektra)
James Govan “Wanted: The Fame Recordings” (16 songs; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace, July 15)
Keith Green “The Best of the Ministry Years,” “ICON” (best-of) (Sparrow / UMe)
The House of Love “Babe Rainbow [MP3]” (1992 album) (Mercury / UMe)
Thelma Houston “Breakwater Cat / Never Gonna Be Another One” (1980, 1981 albums on one CD; remastered) (Funkytowngrooves USA)
Andy Kaufman “Andy and His Grandmother” (previously unreleased recordings the comedian made on microcassette from 1977-79; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Drag City)
Love “Found Love: The Lost ’71 Sessions [MP3]” (Columbia / Legacy)
Nektar “A Tab in the Ocean (1972 album; remastered, with a bonus CD containing an official bootleg live material) (Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
Aaron Neville “ICON: Aaron Neville Gospel” (best-of) (EMI Gospel)
Nichole Nordeman “ICON” (best-of) (Sparrow / UMe)
Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio “A Woman Needs Love: Expanded Edition” (1981 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks) (Funkytowngrooves USA)
Tawatha “Welcome to My Dream: Expanded Edition” (1987 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks) (Funkytowngrooves USA)
Vangelis “Blade Runner [Hybrid SACD]” (1982 soundtrack album; remastered; Hear here) (Audio Fidelity)
Various artists “Going Wild! Music City Rock ‘n’ Roll” (24-track compilation of songs from the Music City label; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace, July 15)
Various artists “A Road Leading Home: Songs By Dan Penn” (24 songs; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace, July 15)
Various artists “That Lovin’ Feelin’: Best of Blue-Eyed Soul” (14-song collection, feat. Boz Scaggs, Hall & Oates, The Doobie Brothers, The Righteous Brothers, Simply Red, etc.) (Spring Hill / UMe)
Various artists “Verve Remixed: The First Ladies” (remixes from Kaskade, Bassnectar, Toro Y Moi, Pretty Lights, Zeds Dead, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Verve)
Sarah Vaughan “The Complete Sarah Vaughan on Mercury Vol. 4, 1963-1967 [MP3]” (124 songs) (Verve)
Doc Watson “The Definitive Doc Watson” (two CDs, 34 songs, covering the years 1962-2005) (Sugar Hill)
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan (performance artists Alaska B and Ruby Kato Attwood) “YT//ST” (2011 album, originally released via Psychic Handshake Recordings; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Suicide Squeeze)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards, Roger Elwin “Lord of the Flies (Criterion Collection) [DVD]” (1963 film; Blu-ray) (Criterion Collection)
Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, et al “42 [DVD]” (2013 film, subtitled “The Jackie Robinson Story”; Blu-ray) (Warner Home Video)
Christopher Cross “A Night in Paris [DVD/CD]” (two CDs and one DVD; 90-minute show filmed at the Theatre Le Trianon in April 2012; See here) (Eagle Rock)
George Lopez “George Lopez: The Complete 3rd Season [DVD]” (ABC series, 2003-04 season) (Warner Home Video)
Rick Springfield “An Affair of the Heart [DVD]” (2012 documentary; See here; Blu-ray) (Breaking Glass Pictures)
Various cast “Regular Show: The Complete First & Second Seasons [DVD]” (40 episodes of the Cartoon Network series; Blu-ray) (Cartoon Network)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
The Monkees “Monkee Business: The Revolutionary Made-For-TV Band [Paperback]” (revised 2013 edition; author: Eric Lefcowitz) (Retrofuture Products, July 15)
Nilsson “Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter [Hardcover]” (first full-length biography of Nilsson, drawing on interviews with family, friends and associates, plus material from his unfinished autobiography; author: Alyn Shipton) (Oxford University Press, July 18)
Corey Taylor (of Slipknot and Stone Sour) “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven: (Or, How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process) [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Da Capo Press)

Next week: July 23