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