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