New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
AM & Shawn Lee “Dark Into Light [MP3 Download]” (first single off their “Celestial Electric” album, out Sept. 13, with bonus track “Spin It Around”; Hear here) (ESL, July 19, 2011)
Meredith Bragg (Virginia-based songwriter) “Nest” (producer: Chad Clark; Hear here; MP3 Download) (The Kora, July 19, 2011)
Burlap to Cashmere (folk-rock group) “Burlap to Cashmere” (producer: Mitchell Froom; first single: “Build a Wall”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Jive, July 19, 2011)
Terri Lyne Carrington “The Mosaic Project” (guests: Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sheila E., Nona Hendryx, Cassandra Wilson, Geri Allen, etc.; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Concord Jazz, July 19, 2011)
Celldweller “Wish Upon a Blackstar: Chapter 04 of 05 [MP3 Download]” (Hear here) (Fixt Music, July 19, 2011)
Cold “Superfiction” (Hear here; first single: “Wicked World”; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (SonicStar/Eleven Seven Music, July 19, 2011)
Fink “Perfect Darkness” (producer: Billy Bush; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Ninja Tune, July 19, 2011)
Golden State (indie rockers) “Division” (first single: “World On Fire”; Hear here) (Golden State, July 19, 2011)
July A.D. “July A.D. [MP3 Download]” (producers: Tim McCarthy, Mario Cirillo; first single: “The Unloved”; Hear here) (Deccagone, July 19, 2011)

BTW: “With last year’s ‘Right Here’ album, we wanted to say thanks for all who have been listening and to serve as a catch-up for those who have not,” Cirillo tells P&P. “The response was very positive, so we thank you all. What ‘Right Here’ also did was close out our first chapter of music and to open our next, our new album simply called ‘July A.D.’ is a new beginning. This is a very straightforward rock album with lots of pieces and fragments of our lives cobbled together to form a road, in the crosswalk are some inspirations and reminders of where we were and where we would like to be, you’ll know what we mean as soon as you hit play, so go ahead and thanks again.”

Kidz Bop Kids “Kidz Bop 20” (MP3 Download) (Razor & Tie, July 19, 2011)
Killinger (Edmonton rock group) “Killinger” (producer: Rick Plester; guest: George Lynch; Hear here) (Sunmor Entertainment/BDG, July 19, 2011)
Amy LaVere “Stranger Me” (producer: Craig Silvey; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Archer, July 19, 2011)
Kimberley Locke “Four on the Floor [MP3 Download]” (four-song EP; features composition and production by fellow “American Idol” alumni Ace Young; guest: Sev Sanders; Hear here) (I AM Entertainment, July 19, 2011)
Theophilus London (Trinidad-born, Brooklyn-raised MC) “Timez Are Weird These Days” (producers: Ariel Rechstshaid, Jokke of The Teddybears, Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio, John Hill; new single: “Last Name London”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Warner, July 19, 2011)
Lostboy! A.K.A. Jim Kerr (of Simple Minds) “Lostboy! A.K.A. Jim Kerr” (released last year in the U.K.; U.S. edition features three bonus tracks; producer: Jez Coad; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Rocket Science Ventures, July 19, 2011)
George Lynch “Kill All Control” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Rocket Science, July 19, 2011)
Imelda May (Irish rockabilly singer) “Mayhem” (released in the U.K. in fall 2010; producers: May, Andy Wright, Gavin Goldberg; Hear here; See here) (Decca, July 19, 2011)
Jenny O. “Home” (Hear here; See here; MP3 Download) (Manimal Vinyl, July 19, 2011)
Rahsaan Patterson “Bleuphoria” (guest: Jody Watley; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Artistry Music, July 19, 2011)
Tim Robbins and The Rogues Gallery Band “Tim Robbins and The Rogues Gallery Band” (producer: Hal Willner; the group includes Roger Eno, ex-Dream Academy multi-instrumentalist Kate St. John, David Coulter, Joan As Policewoman; Hear here; MP3 Download) (429, July 19, 2011)
Steve Shiffman & The Land of No “Death & Love EP [MP3 Download]” (three songs; Hear here) (Later, July 19, 2011)
Shonen Knife “Osaka Ramones: Tribute to the Ramones [MP3 Download]” (Japanese trio marks its 30th anniversary; producers: Shonen Knife, Goo Goo Dolls’ Robby Takac; Hear here) (Good Charamel, July 19, 2011)
Sizzla “Welcome to the Good Life [MP3 Download]” (producer: Dre Knight; Hear here) (Kalonji/VP, July 19, 2011)
Ricky Skaggs “Country Hits Bluegrass Style” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Skaggs Family, July 19, 2011)
Sugarwall “Full Circle” (includes a cover of The Church’s “Under the Milky Way”; producer: Ryan Williams; Hear here) (Ten Cent Millionaire, July 18, 2011)
Summer Set, The “Everything’s Fine” (producer: John Fields; first single: “Someone Like You”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Razor & Tie, July 19, 2011)
TFDI (Tony Lucca, Matt Duke and Jay Nash) “When I Stop Running [MP3 Download]” (producers: TFDI, Jason Spiewak; Hear here) (Rock Ridge Music, July 19, 2011)
They Might Be Giants “Join Us” (rock album; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Idlewild/Rounder, July 19, 2011)
3 Doors Down “Time of My Life” (producer: Howard Benson; first single: “When You’re Young”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Universal Republic, July 19, 2011)
311 “Universal Pulse” (producer: Bob Rock; first single: “Sunset in July”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (ATO, July 19, 2011)
2Cellos (Ukranians Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser) “2Cellos” (the duo is touring Europe this summer with Elton John; covers of Michael Jackson, Guns N’ Roses, U2, Nirvana, Muse, etc.; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download) (Sony Masterworks, July 19, 2011)
Young Buffalo “Young Von Prettylips [MP3 Download]” (five-song EP; Hear here) (Cantora, July 19, 2011)
Mike Zito “Greyhound” (producer: Anders Osborne; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Eclecto Groove, July 19, 2011)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Cream “ICON” (2-CD best-of) (Polydor/UMe, July 19, 2011)
First Choice “The Best of First Choice” (14 songs) (U.K. – Charly, July 18, 2011)
John Lee Hooker “ICON” (best-of) (Geffen/UMe, July 19, 2011)
Limp Bizkit “ICON” (best-of) (Interscope/UMe, July 19, 2011)
Moody Blues, The “ICON” (2-CD best-of) (Polydor/UMe, July 19, 2011)
Ramones “Ramones [180 gram vinyl]” (1976 album; remastered), “Leave Home [180 gram vinyl]” (1977 album; remastered), “Rocket to Russia [180 gram vinyl]” (1977 album; remastered), “Road to Ruin [180 gram vinyl]” (1978 album; remastered) (Rhino, July 19, 2011)
REO Speedwagon “Hi Infidelity: 30th Anniversary Edition” (1980 album; remastered, with bonus tracks; MP3 Download) (Epic/Legacy, July 19, 2011)

BTW: Disc One – 1. “Don’t Let Him Go”; 2. “Keep On Loving You”; 3. “Follow My Heart”; 4. “In Your Letter”; 5. “Take It On the Run”; 6. “Tough Guys”; 7. “Out of Season”; 8. “Shakin’ It Loose”; 9. “Someone Tonight”; 10. “I Wish You Were There.”\

Disc Two: The Crystal Demos (all previously unreleased) – 1. “Someone Tonight”; 2. “Tough Guys”; 3. “In Your Letter”; 4. “Follow My Heart”; 5. “Take It On the Run”; 6. “Don’t Let Him Go”; 7. “Keep On Loving You”; 8. “Shakin’ It Loose (Instrumental)”; 9. “I Wish You Were There.”

Rush “ICON” (2-CD best-of) (Island/UMe, July 19, 2011)
Strung Out “Top Contenders: The Best of Strung Out” (26 tracks; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Fat Wreck Chords, July 19, 2011)
Unwritten Law “Blue Room” (1994 album; remastered; MP3 Download) (Breaksilence Recordings, July 19, 2011)
Various artists “Norman Jay MBE Presents Good Times 30th Anniversary Edition” (16 tracks; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Strut, July 19, 2011)
Velvet Underground, The “ICON” (best-of) (Polydor/UMe, July 19, 2011)
Andrew Wood “Malfunkshun: The Andrew Wood Story [CD/DVD]” (DVD and soundtrack to the documentary on the late Mother Love Bone frontman; Hear/read here; See here) (Hip-O Select, July 19, 2011)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Beastie Boys “Beastie Boys Video Anthology: The Criterion Collection [DVD]” (double-disc version includes 18 music videos and more than 40 remixes; See here; Read here) (Criterion Collection, July 19, 2011)
Phil Ochs “Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune [DVD]” (documentary by Kenneth Bowser; See/read here) (First Run Features, July 19, 2011)
Peter, Paul & Mary “Peter, Paul and Mary: 25th Anniversary Concert [DVD]” (PBS special from 1986; See here) (Shout! Factory, July 19, 2011)
Lou Reed “Lollapalooza Live [DVD]” (Sister Ray/Redeye, July 19, 2011)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Jon Kristiansen (editor of Slayer Magazine) “Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries [Hardcover]” (Bazillion Points, July 19, 2011)

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