New stuff

Artist: Title: Label:
The Aristocrats (rock/fusion power trio) “Culture Clash” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Boing! Music)
Backstreet Boys “In a World Like This” (producer: Martin Terefe; first single: “Permanent Stain”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (BMG Rights Management)
Chimaira “Crown of Phantoms” (new single: “No Mercy”; Hear here; MP3) (eOne Music)
Ebone East “Get Low, Get Nasty [MP3]” (producer: Ebone Leroy East; first single: “Shake what cha momma gave ya”; Hear here) (Table)
Emblem3 (Sequim, Wash., alt-hip-hop/pop trio finished fourth on the second season of “The X Factor USA”) “Nothing to Lose” (producer: Savan Kotecha; first single: “Chloe [You’re the One I Want]”; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3) (Syco Music / Columbia)
Five Finger Death Punch “The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 1” (first single: “Lift Me Up,” feat. Rob Halford; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Prospect Park)
Michael Franti & Spearhead “All People” (guests: K’Naan, Gina René, Ethan Tucker; first single: “I’m Alive [Life Sounds Like]”; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3) (Capitol)
David Garrett (German classical crossover violinist) “Music” (guests: David Foster, Arturo Sandoval, Syd Duran, The European Community Choir; Hear here; MP3) (Verve)
Gas House Gorillas (jump blues band) “Punk Americana” (Hear here; MP3) (Lanark)
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin “Bakersfield” (a tribute to Buck Owens and Merle Haggard; Hear here; MP3) (MCA Nashville)
Buddy Guy “Rhythm & Blues” (two CDs; producer: Tom Hambridge; guests: Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Gary Clark Jr., Beth Hart and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (RCA)
Heaven (Brooklyn-based dream pop outfit) “Telepathic Love” (first single: “Colors in the White of Your Eyes”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Goodnight)
The Heavy Blinkers (Canadian orchestrated-pop group) “Health [MP3]” (their first recordings since 2005; 16 songs; Hear here) (Zunior)
Jennifer Holliday “Love Me By Name” (her first album in 19 years is a fully orchestrated set of pop and jazz standards) (Shanachie)
Russell Howard (Charlotte, N.C.-based singer-songwriter) “City Heart +” (an expanded edition of his EP; Hear here; MP3) (Rock Ridge Music)
Ethan Johns (British musician-producer) “If Not Now Then When?” (producer: Johns; his father, legendary producer Glyn Johns, mixed the record at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles; first single: “Don’t Reach Too Far”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Three Crows)
Earl Klugh “HandPicked” (guests: Vince Gill, Bill Frisell, Jake Shimabukuro; Hear here; MP3) (Heads Up)
Chanté Moore “Moore Is More” (producers: Midi Mafia, Antwanne Frost, Chris “Big Dog” Davis; Hear here; MP3) (Shanachie)
Moreland & Arbuckle “7 Cities” (producer: Matt Bayles; Hear here; MP3) (Telarc)
Kendra Morris “Mockingbird” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Wax Poetics)
T. Hardy Morris (Athens, Ga., musician is frontman of Dead Confederate) “Audition Tapes” (producers: Justin Collins, Adam Landry; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Dangerbird)
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk “Dirty Word” (guests: Art Neville, Trombone Shorty, Ani DiFranco, Flea, Rebirth Brass Band, Skerik; Hear here; MP3) (Louisiana Red Hot)
The Oak Ridge Boys “40th Anniversary: Celebrating Faith, Family & Freedom” (Hear here) (Gaither Music)
Roomful of Blues “45 Live” (live album to mark their 45th anniversary; Hear here; MP3) (Alligator)
Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants “All Hat and No Cattle” (classic honky-tonk covers and one original; Hear here; MP3) (SideOneDummy)
Darden Smith “Love Calling” (producers: Jon Randall Stewart, Gary Paczosa; Hear here; MP3) (Compass)
Soft Swells (L.A. indie-pop band) “Lifeboats [MP3]” (five-song EP, including a cover of T. Rex’s “Children of the Revolution”; producer: Dave Lynch; Hear here) (Modern Outsider)
Tech N9ne “Something Else” (guests: T. Pain, Serj Tankian, Kendrick Lamar, Game, Wiz Khalifa, B.o.B., Cee Lo Green, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Strange Music)
Robin Thicke “Blurred Lines” (guests: T.I., Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar; first single: “Blurred Lines”; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3) (Star Trak / Interscope)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 85” (two CDs, 39 songs; Track list) (U.K. – Universal, July 29)


Artist: Title: Label:
Blues Traveler “ICON” (best-of) (A&M / UMe)
Boogie Down Productions “Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop” (1989 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks) (Razor & Tie)
Bobby Brown “ICON” (best-of) (Geffen / UMe)
Tyrone Brunson “Sticky Situation” (1983 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks) (Razor & Tie)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds “Murder Ballads [MP3]” (2011 compilation) (Mute, Aug. 1)
Stanley Clarke “Time Exposure” (1984 album; remastered, with bonus tracks) (Razor & Tie)
Natalie Cole “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol / UMe)
Nat King Cole “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol / UMe)
Eydie Gorme “Blame It On the Bossa Nova” (1963 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks) (Real Gone Music)
Great White “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol / UMe)
Honey Ltd. “The Complete LHI Recordings” (their 1968 debut album, with three bonus tracks; remastered; Vinyl; MP3) (Light in the Attic)
The Human League “Octopus [MP3]” (1995 album) (Rhino)
Billy Idol “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol / UMe)
Freddie Jackson “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol / UMe)
Millie Jackson “An Imitation of Love” (1986 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks) (Razor & Tie)
Al Jarreau “We Got By / Glow” (1975, 1976 albums on one CD; remastered) (Friday Music)
George Jones “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol Nashville / UMe)
Johnny Kemp “Johnny Kemp” (1986 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks) (Razor & Tie)
Steve Lawrence “Sings of Love and Sad Young Men / Portrait of Steve” (1967, 1972 albums on one CD; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme “Cozy / A Man and a Woman” (1961, 1970 albums on one CD; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
Cheryl Lynn “In Love” (1979 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks) (Razor & Tie)
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol / UMe)
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. “The Two of Us” (1977 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks), “Marilyn & Billy” (1978 album; remastered, with a bonus 12-inch single mix of “Shine On Silver Moon”) (Real Gone Music)
Nilsson “The RCA Albums Collection [Box set]” (17-disc set; 14 original albums, expanded with 65 bonus tracks, including 26 previously unreleased songs, plus three CDs of 58 tracks, 29 of them previously unreleased; P&P Feature) (RCA / Legacy)
Peaches & Herb “Remember” (1983 album; remastered) (Razor & Tie)
Ponderosa Twins Plus One “2+2+1 = Ponderosa Twins Plus One [MP3]” (1971 album) (Rhino)
Q-Tips (Paul Young was a member of this U.K. soul-rock band) “Q-Tips” (1980 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks; See here; Read here) (U.K. – RPM, July 29)
Sly & The Family Stone “There’s a Riot Goin’ On: Gold Edition” (1971 album; 24k audiophile gold disc with a 48-page hard cover book filled with photos and liner notes; Hear/read here) (Get On Down)
Al Stewart “Zero She Flies / Orange” (1970, 1972 albums on one CD; remastered) (Friday Music)
George Thorogood and the Destroyers “George Thorogood and the Destroyers” (1977 album; remastered), “Move It On Over” (1978 album; remastered) (Rounder)
Three Dog Night “Suitable For Framing [MP3]” (1969 album), “Around the World With Three Dog Night [MP3]” (1973 album), “Coming Down Your Way [MP3]” (1975 album), “American Pastime [MP3]” (1976 album) (Geffen / UMe)
Tonto’s Expanding Head Band “Zero Time” (1971 album; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
Various artists “Goody Goody Gems from the Reprise Vaults 1961-1962” (three CDs, 60 songs; Read here) (Not Now Music)
Various artists “Looking Good: 75 Femme Mod Soul Nuggets” (three CDs, 75 tracks; Hear/read here) (U.K. – RPM, July 29)
Various artists “Putumayo Presents World Reggae” (Hear here) (Putumayo)
Various artists “Putumayo Kids Presents Reggae Playground” (Hear here) (Putumayo Kids)
Various artists “The Songs of Burt Bacharach” (three CDs, 60 songs; Track list) (Not Now Music)
Dionne Warwick “The Complete Warner Bros. Singles” (21 tracks), “We Need to Go Back: The Unissued Warner Bros. Masters” (19 tracks) (Real Gone Music)
Steve Winwood “ICON” (best-of) (Island / UMe)
Bobby Womack “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol / UMe)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Bee Gees “One Night Only [Blu-ray]” (concert filmed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Nov. 14, 1997; See here) (Eagle Rock)
Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell “Teen Beach Movie [DVD]” (Disney Channel original movie, with behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage; See here) (Disney)
Scorpions “Moment of Glory: Berliner Philharmoniker Live [Blu-ray]” (recorded in 2000 as part of Berlin’s millennium celebrations; See here) (Eagle Rock)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
The Beatles “When They Were Boys: The True Story of the Beatles’ Rise to the Top [Hardcover]” (author: Larry Kane; Kindle) (Running Press)
Grateful Dead “Grateful Dead: A 16-Month 2014 Calendar [Calendar]” (Day Dream / Rhino Entertainment, Aug. 1)
Kennedy (1990s-era MTV VJ) “The Kennedy Chronicles: The Golden Age of MTV Through Rose-Colored Glasses [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Thomas Dunne Books)
The Ramones “Gabba Gabba Hey! The Graphic Story of the Ramones [Paperback]” (illustrators: Jim McCarthy, Brian Williamson) (Omnibus Press, Aug. 1)
Neil Young “Waging Heavy Peace [Paperback]” (Plume)

Next week: Aug. 6