Categories: New releases

July 2, 2013

New stuff

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Bell X1“Chop Chop [MP3]” (producers: Peter Katis, Thomas Bartlett; Hear here; CD)(BellyUp)
Danielle Bradbery (“The Voice” season 4 champion)“The Voice: The Complete Season 4 Collection [MP3]”(Universal Motown Records Group)
Capitol Steps“Fiscal Shades of Gray” (Hear here; MP3)(Capitol Steps)
Michelle Chamuel“The Voice: The Complete Season 4 Collection [MP3]”(Universal Motown Records Group)
Judy Dyble (of Fairport Convention)“Flow and Change” (producer: Alistair Murphy; Hear here; See here)(Gonzo Multimedia, July 1)
Roger Eno / Plumbine“Endless City / Concrete Jungle” (Hear/read here; MP3)(Hydrogen Dukebox)
A Great Big Pile of Leaves (Brooklyn indie quartet)“You’re Always On My Mind” (producer: Ed Ackerson; Hear here; Vinyl)(Topshelf)
Kris Gruen (Vermont singer-songwriter)“New Comics from the Wooded World [MP3]” (producer: Charles Newman; Hear here; See here)(Mother West)
Iration (Santa Barbara-based reggae, pop, rock quartet)“Automatic” (producers: Iration, Cage The Elephant guitarist Lincoln Parish; first single: “Automatic”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(3 Prong)
Jay-Z“Magna Carta Holy Grail” (will be free for the first 1 million android phone owners who download an app for the album, available three days before its official release date July 7; producers: Rick Rubin, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz; Hear here; Read here)(Def Jam, July 4)
Joe“DoubleBack: Evolution of R&B” (guests: Fantasia, Too $hort; first single: “I’d Rather Have a Love”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Massenburg Media)
The Leisure Society“Alone Aboard the Ark” (recorded at Ray Davies’ Konk Studios; first single: “The Sober Scent of Paper”; Hear here; MP3)(Full Time Hobby)
Owen“L’Ami du Peuple” (Hear here; MP3)(Polyvinyl)
Pretty Lights (electro soul hip-hop pioneer Derek Vincent Smith)“A Color Map of the Sun” (first single: “Around the Block,” feat. Talib Kweli; Hear here; MP3)(Pretty Lights Music)
Relient K“Collapsible Lung [MP3]” (their first album in four years; first single: “Don’t Blink”; Hear here; CD)(Mono vs. Stereo)
John Scofield“Überjam Deux” (guest: John Medeski; Hear here; MP3)(Decca / Emarcy)
Slum Village“Evolution” (producers: T3, Young RJ, Focus; guests: Havoc, Jazzy Jeff, Raheem DeVaughn, Blu, Big Pooh, etc.; Hear here; MP3)(Ne’Astra Music Group)
Stepper (French saxophonist Guillaume Briard, a member of Sly & Robbie’s band the Taxi Gang)“Sly & Robbie Present Stepper Takes the Taxi” (Hear here; MP3)(Taxi / MVD)
The Swon Brothers“The Voice: The Complete Season 4 Collection [MP3]”(Universal Motown Records Group)
Various artists“The Lone Ranger: Wanted – Music Inspired by the Film” (film starring Johnny Depp opens July 3; See here; MP3)(Hollywood)
Various artists“The Way Way Back [Film soundtrack]” (comedy-drama film, starring Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, AnnaSophia Robb and Liam James, opens July 5; See/read here; MP3)(Columbia)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Mick Abrahams (original Jethro Tull guitarist)“Cat Squirrel Blues” (18-song collection of live blues originals and covers recorded in 2003-2004; Read here; MP3)(Secret)
The Allman Brothers Band“Eat a Peach [Hybrid SACD – DSD]” (1972 album; remastered)(Mobile Fidelity)
The Association“The Association: Deluxe Expanded Edition” (1969 album; remastered, with a second CD of 10 bonus tracks; Hear here; Read here)(U.K. – Now Sounds / Cherry Red, July 1)
Blood, Sweat & Tears“Rare, Rarer & Rarest” (compilation includes their instrumental work for the 1970 film “The Owl and the Pussycat”; remastered)(Wounded Bird)
The Browns“The Browns: Complete Pop & Country Hits” (24 songs)(Real Gone Music)
King Curtis“Do Your Thing” (Dutch compilation originally released in 1970; remastered)(Wounded Bird)
Joe Farrell Quartet“Joe Farrell Quartet” (1970 album; remastered)(Wounded Bird)
Ellen Foley“Nightout / Spirit of St. Louis” (1979, 1981 albums; remastered; two CDs; Hear here; Read here)(U.K. – Lemon / Cherry Red, July 1)
Foreigner“4 [Hybrid SACD – DSD]” (1981 album; remastered)(Mobile Fidelity)
Grateful Dead“Dick’s Picks Vol. 22 – Kings Beach Bowl, Kings Beach Lake Tahoe, CA 2/23-2/24/68” (two CDs)(Real Gone Music)
Herbie Hancock“Treasure Chest” (1974 compilation of his three Warner albums; remastered)(Wounded Bird)
It’s a Beautiful Day“Live At The Fillmore ’68 [CD/DVD]” (includes a DVD, “The David LaFlamme Story”; Hear here), “Beyond Dreams” (2003 album; with one bonus track; Read here)(
Billy Joel“An Innocent Man [Hybrid SACD – DSD]” (1983 album; remastered)(Mobile Fidelity)
Love“Four Sail” (1969 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks)(Wounded Bird)
The Masked Marauders“The Complete Deity Recordings” (tracks from 1970; remastered; the Marauders were Canadian musicians masquerading as Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, John Lennon and Paul McCartney after a fictional bootleg album was reviewed in Rolling Stone magazine in 1969)(Wounded Bird)
Giorgio Moroder“From Here to Eternity” (1977 album; remastered; Read here), “E=MC²” (1980 album; remastered; Read here), “Solitary Men” (1983 album, with Joe Esposito; remastered; Read here), “Best of Electronic Disco: Deluxe Edition” (19 tracks; Hear here; Read here)(U.K. – Repertoire, July 1)
New Model Army“We Love the World” (live recordings from 2003)(Secret)
Sue Saad and the Next“Sue Saad and the Next [MP3]” (1980 album)(R.D.E.G.)
The Salsoul Orchestra“Nice ‘N’ Naasty: Expanded Edition” (1976 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks; Read here)(U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red, July 1)
Sha Na Na“The Night Is Still Young” (1972 album; remastered)(Wounded Bird)
Silver Condor“Silver Condor [MP3]” (1981 album)(R.D.E.G.)
Stalk-Forrest Group“St. Cecilia: The Elektra Recordings” (1970 tracks, but not officially released until 2001; the band, originally known as Soft White Underbelly, later became Blue Öyster Cult)(Wounded Bird)
Streetheart“Under Heaven Over Hell [MP3]” (1979 album)(Warner Music Canada, July 1)
Various artists“¡Así Kotama! The Flutes of Otavalo, Ecuador” (36 songs; Hear here; MP3)(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
Various artists“Greatest Hits From Outer Space” (24 songs; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Ace, July 1)
Various artists“Los Nuggetz: 1960s Punk, Pop & Psychedelic Music from Latin America” (four CDs, 99 songs; See here; Read here)(Rockbeat)
Various artists“Nile Rodgers Presents The Chic Organization: Up All Night – The Greatest Hits” (two-CD, 25-song collection of Chic hits and songs produced by Rodgers and Bernard Edwards for other artists; Hear here; Read here)(U.K. – Rhino / Warner, July 1)
Various artists“Sophisticated Boom Boom! The Shadow Morton Story” (24 songs; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Ace, July 1)
Various artists“Tres Chic! More French Girl Singers of the 1960s” (24 songs, spanning 1964-1969; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Ace, July 1)
Susan Werner“Classics [MP3]” (2009 album)(Sleeve Dog)
Bobby Womack“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright: The American Singles 1967-76” (two CDs, 50 songs; Read here)(Charly)
You Am I“Sound As Ever (Superunreal Edition) [MP3]” (1993 album; remastered, with bonus material; 32 tracks), “Hi Fi Way (Superunreal Edition) [MP3]” (1995 album; remastered, with bonus material; 36 tracks)(Sony)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Dwayne Hickman, Bob Denver“The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: The Complete Series [DVD]” (20 discs)(Shout! Factory)
Gordon Lightfoot“Greatest Hits Live [DVD]” (1979 concert)(IMV Blueline)
Jake Shimabukuro“Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings [DVD]” (hourlong documentary premiered on PBS in May 2013; See here)(PBS)
Donald Sutherland“The Kentucky Fried Movie [Blu-ray]” (1977 film)(Shout! Factory)
Various artists“Blowing Fuses Left and Right: The Legendary Detroit Rock Interviews [DVD]” (unreleased 1988 footage with the Stooges’ Ron Asheton and MC5’s Rob Tyner and Dennis Thompson; See here)(O-Rama LLC / MVD)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
David Ensminger“Left of the Dial: Conversations with Punk Icons [Paperback]”(PM Press, July 1)
R.E.M.“Perfect Circle: The Story of R.E.M. [Paperback]” (author: Tony Fletcher)(Omnibus Press, July 1)

Next week: July 9

Gerry Galipault

Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.

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