New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Aidan Knight (Victoria, British Columbia, quintet) “Small Reveal” (first single: “A Mirror”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Outside Music)
Kyle Andrews “Brighter Than the Sun [MP3]” (first single: “The Way to Wonder”; Hear here; See here) (Elephant Lady)
Marc Anthony “3.0” (first single: “Vivir mi vida”; Hear here; MP3) (Sony Music Latin)
Bad Cop “The Light On EP” (producer: Cage the Elephant’s Brad Shultz; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Jeffery Drag)
Bombadil (North Carolina folk-pop trio) “Metrics of Affection” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Ramseur)
Etienne Charles (Trinidad-born trumpeter) “Creole Soul” (Hear here; MP3) (Culture Shock Music)
Guy Clark “My Favorite Picture of You” (his first album in four years; the title track is a tribute to his wife, Susanna, who died in 2012; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Dualtone)
Eric & Magill (electro-pop duo) “Night Singers [MP3]” (Hear here) (Perfect From Now On)
Fight or Flight (side project from Disturbed guitarist Dan Donegan and drummer Mike Wengren) “A Life by Design?” (first single: “First of the Last”; Hear here; See here; MP3, with two bonus tracks) (Warner)
Get Dead (San Francisco punk-rock band) “Bad News” (producer: Fat Mike; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Fat Wreck Chords)
Selena Gomez “Stars Dance” (first single: “Come & Get It”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Hollywood)
Sarah Hickman “Shine” (producer: Jim Jacobsen; Hear here; MP3) (Kirtland)
Leftover Cuties (California jazz-pop group) “The Spark & the Fire [MP3]” (first single: “One Heart”; Hear here; See here) (Leftover Cuties)
The Love Language (North Carolina pop group) “Ruby Red” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Merge)
Lustmord (aka British industrial musician Brian Williams) “The Word As Power” (Hear here; Vinyl) (Blackest Ever Black)
Mean Lady (Delaware-based duo of Katie Dill and Sam Nobles) “Love Now” (first single: “Far Away”; Hear here; MP3) (Fat Possum)
The Mizzerables (Chicago punk group) “Every Last Stitch [MP3]” (first single: “Bottoms Up”; Hear here) (Whoa!)
Audrey Napoleon (L.A.-based electronic producer) “Ornamental Egos [MP3]” (five-song EP; new single: “Dope A La Mode”; Hear here; See here) (SQE Music)
Ultra Naté “Hero Worship [MP3]” (producers: Tony Moran, Nicola Fasano, Bob Sinclar, DJ Class, The Thrillers, Paul Oakenfold, David Morales; guests: Chris Willis, DJ Class; Hear here) (BluFire/ Deep Sugar Music / Peace Bisquit)
Van Dyke Parks “Songs Cycled” (his first album of new material since 1989; guests: Gaby Moreno, Irana George; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Bella Union)
Relient K “Collapsible Lung” (their first album in four years; first single: “Don’t Blink”; Hear here; MP3) (Mono vs. Stereo)
Nadine Shah “Love Your Dum and Mad” (first single: “To Be a Young Man”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Apollo / R&S)
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros “Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros” (first single: “Better Days”; Hear here; MP3) (Community Music / Vagrant)
Sombear (Minneapolis producer-songwriter Brad Hale) “Love You in the Dark” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Trans-)
Stargroves (led by Teddy Watson) “Stargroves [MP3]” (guest: Abigail Breslin; Hear here; See here) (Stargroves)
Truth & Salvage Co. “Pick Me Up” (includes a cover of Joe South’s “Games People Play”; producers: Truth & Salvage Co., Jon Ashley; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Megaforce / RED)
Various artists “The Smurfs 2: Music From and Inspired by [Film soundtrack]” (3D family comedy film includes Britney Spears’ new single “Ooh La La”; opens July 31; See here; MP3) (Kemosabe Kids / RCA)
Various artists “The To Do List [Film soundtrack]” (romantic comedy, set in 1993, stars Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Rachel Bilson and opens July 26; See here; MP3) (UMe)
Wallpaper. (pop band led by Oakland-based rapper/songwriter Ricky Reed) “Ricky Reed Is Real” (guest: E-40; first single: “Drunken Hearts”; Hear here; MP3) (Epic / Boardwalk Music Group)
Weekend (San Francisco-based post-punk band) “Jinx [MP3]” (producer: Monte Vallier; first single: “Mirror”; Hear here) (Slumberland)
The Winery Dogs (Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy and Richie Kotzen) “The Winery Dogs” (producers: The Winery Dogs; Hear here; MP3) (Loud & Proud / Roadrunner)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
AC/DC “Back in Black (Collector’s Edition)” (1980 album; mini-LP sized) (Columbia / Legacy)
Brooks & Dunn “The Greatest Hits Collection (Collector’s Edition)” (1997 compilation; 19 songs; mini-LP sized) (Arista / Legacy)
The Buckaroos “The Buckaroos Play Buck & Merle” (1965 and 1971 albums; remastered; MP3; see related reissue below) (Omnivore Recordings)
Neil Diamond “The Very Best of Neil Diamond (Collector’s Edition)” (2011 compilation; 23 songs; mini-LP sized) (Columbia / Legacy)
Bob Dylan “Dylan (Collector’s Edition)” (2007 compilation; 18 songs; mini-LP sized) (Columbia / Legacy)
Earth, Wind & Fire “Greatest Hits (Collector’s Edition)” (1998 compilation; 17 songs; mini-LP sized) (Columbia / Legacy)
Ella Fitzgerald “Best of the BBC Vaults [CD/DVD]” (the DVD contains her 1977 performance at Montreux, two TV appearances from 1965 and a performance at Ronnie Scotts’ from 1974; Hear/see here) (Universal Music Group)
Annette Funicello “The Best of Annette [MP3]” (14 tracks) (Walt Disney)
Jimi Hendrix “Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix (Collector’s Edition)” (2010 compilation; 20 songs; mini-LP sized) (Experience Hendrix / Legacy)
Patrick Hernandez “Born to Be Alive” (1978 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks) (U.K. – Cherry Pop, July 22)
Iron City Houserockers “Love’s So Tough [MP3]” (1979 album) (R.D.E.G.)
Alan Jackson “Greatest Hits Volume II (Collector’s Edition)” (2003 compilation; 19 songs; mini-LP sized) (Arista / Legacy)
Michael Jackson “Number Ones (Collector’s Edition)” (2003 compilation; 18 songs; mini-LP sized) (Epic / Legacy)
Journey “Greatest Hits (Collector’s Edition)” (1988 album; 16 songs; mini-LP sized) (Columbia / Legacy)
The Producers “You Make the Heat [MP3]” (1982 album) (R.D.E.G.)
Otis Redding “The Complete Stax/Volt Singles Collection [Box set]” (three CDs, 70 songs; Read here) (Shout! Factory)
Don Rich and The Buckaroos “That Fiddlin’ Man” (20 tracks, culled from 13 albums, 1963-1970; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Omnivore Recordings)
The Smashing Pumpkins “The Aeroplane Flies High [Box set]” (1996 compilation; remastered; six CDs and one DVD, expanded to 104 tracks – 90 audio and 14 audio-visual; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Virgin / UMe)
Various artists “Essential Jazz Anthems [MP3]” (20 tracks, featuring Wes Montgomery, Stan Kenton, Thelonious Monk, Chick Corea, Duke Ellington, Art Pepper, Freddie Hubbard, Gerry Mulligan, Jimmy Smith, etc.) (U-5)
Various artists “Keb Darge & Little Edith’s Legendary Wild Rockers 3” (subtitled “A Collection of Rare Rockabilly & Surf From the 50s & Early 60s”; Vinyl; MP3) (BBE Music / Redeye)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Aerosmith “Rock For the Rising Sun [DVD]” (concert film, from March 2011 in Japan; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock)
Liberace “Liberace TV Classics [DVD]” (two discs; seven episodes of “The Liberace Show” and bonus appearances on “The Jack Benny Show,” “The Easter Seal Teleparade of Stars” and “You Bet Your Life”; See here) (Film Chest)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
The Rolling Stones “Rocks Off: 50 Tracks That Tell the Story of the Rolling Stones [Hardcover]” (author: Bill Janovitz; Kindle) (St. Martin’s Press)
Michael Walker “What You Want Is in the Limo [Hardcover]” (subtitled “On the Road with Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, and the Who in 1973, the Year the Sixties Died and the Modern Rock Star Was Born”; Kindle) (Spiegel & Grau)

Next week: July 30