New stuff

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Big D and the Kids Table“For the Damned, The Dumb & the Delirious” (first single: “Modern American Gypsy”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(SideOneDummy, July 5, 2011)
Meredith Bragg (Virginia-based male songwriter)“Nest [MP3 Download]” (Hear here)(The Kora, July 5, 2011)
Digitalism“I Love You, Dude” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(V2/Cooperative Music/Downtown, July 5, 2011)
Robert Ellis“Photographs” (first single: “What’s In It For Me”; Hear here)(New West, July 5, 2011)
Brian Eno“Drums Between the Bells” (a collaboration with British poet Rick Holland; Hear/read here; Deluxe edition; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Warp, July 5, 2011)
Kaiser Chiefs“The Future Is Medieval” (producers: Tony Visconti, Ethan Johns, Owen Morris, drummer Nick Hodgson; Hear here; See here)(U.K. – B-Unique/Universal, July 4, 2011)
Lloyd“King of Hearts” (producers: Polow da Don, Rob Holladay, Dr. Dre, The Smeezingtons; Hear here; MP3 Download, with three bonus tracks)(Young Goldie Music/Interscope, July 5, 2011)
Old 97’s“The Grand Theatre Vol. 2” (producer: Salim Nourallah; Hear here)(New West, July 5, 2011)
John Parr“Letter to America [MP3 Download]” (29 songs; rock and acoustic versions of past and present songs; Hear here)(John Parr Music Limited, July 4, 2011)
Samiyam (instrumental hip-hop producer)“Sam Baker’s Album” (Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Brainfeeder, July 5, 2011)
SebastiAn (French electronic artist)“Total” (guests: M.I.A., Mayer Hawthorne; first single: “Embody”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Ed Banger/Big Beat/Atlantic, July 5, 2011)
Spirits of the Dead (psychedelic-stoner-folk-rock band)“The Great God Pan” (six-song EP; Hear here; MP3 Download)(The End, July 5, 2011)
Teddybears (Swedish electronic trio)“Devil’s Music” (guests: The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne, Eve, Robyn, Cee-Lo Green, B.o.B, The B-52’s, Laza Morgan, ADL, Rigo; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Big Beat/Atlantic, July 5, 2011)
Mickey Thomas“Marauder” (producer: Jeff Tamelier; See here; MP3 Download)(Gigatone, July 5, 2011)
Unearth“Darkness in the Light” (producer: Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz; first single: “Eyes of Black”; Hear/read here; MP3 Download)(Metal Blade, July 5, 2011)
Various artists“A Tribute to Billie Holiday” (narrated by Angela Bassett; covers by Esperanza Spalding, Babyface, Boz Scaggs, Shelby Lynne, Deborah Cox, Rickie Lee Jones, Freda Payne, Rocco DeLuca, etc.; MP3 Download)(StormVox, July 5, 2011)
Yacht“Shangri-La” (Hear here; Read here)(DFA, July 5, 2011)



Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Ark, The (Swedish glam-rock group’s final album)“Arkeology: The Complete Singles Collection” (20 songs; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(U.K. – EMI, July 4, 2011)
Ashford and Simpson“High Rise” (1983 album; remastered)(U.K. – Big Break, July 4, 2011)
Jim Capaldi“Dear Mr Fantasy: The Jim Capaldi Story [Box set]” (4 CDs, 67 songs; Track list)(U.K. – Universal, July 4, 2011)
Five Stairsteps, The“The Complete Curtis Mayfield Years” (their 1967 self-titled album, with 1968’s “Love’s Happening,” with five bonus tracks, produced by Mayfield)(U.K. – Outta Sight, July 4, 2011)
Jean Michel Jarre“Essentials & Rarities” (2 CDs, 31 songs; Hear/see here; Read here)(U.K. – AIS, July 4, 2011)
Joy Division/New Order“TOTAL from Joy Division to New Order [MP3 Download]” (18 songs spanning both bands’ careers, including the previously unreleased New Order track, “Hellbent”; Hear here; Deluxe edition, with 12 music videos)(Rhino/Warner, July 5, 2011)
Paul McCartney“Driving Rain” (2001 album, with one bonus track, “Freedom”; MP3 Download)(MPL/Concord, July 5, 2011)
Queen“Deep Cuts 2 (1977-1982)” (14 tracks; Hear here; Read here)(U.K. – Island/Universal, July 4, 2011)
Evie Sands“Suspended Animation” (1979 album; remastered)(U.K. – Superbird, July 4, 2011)
Carly Simon“No Secrets [24 KT + Gold CD]” (1972 album; remastered)(Audio Fidelity, July 5, 2011)
Ten Years After“A Space in Time [24 KT + Gold CD]” (1971 album; remastered)(Audio Fidelity, July 5, 2011)
Thin Lizzy“Bad Reputation [Deluxe edition]” (1977 album; 2 CDs; remastered, with bonus tracks), “Black Rose: A Rock Legend [Deluxe edition]” (1979 album; 2 CDs; remastered, with bonus tracks), “Chinatown [Deluxe edition]” (1980 album; 2 CDs; remastered, with bonus tracks)(U.K. – Mercury/UMe, July 4, 2011)
2Pac“2Pacalypse Now [MP3 Download]” (1991 album), “Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. [MP3 Download]” (1993 album), “Thug Life: Volume 1 [MP3 Download]” (1994 album), “Me Against the World [MP3 Download]” (1995 album), “R U Still Down? (Remember Me) [MP3 Download]” (1997 album)(Interscope, July 5, 2011)
Various artists“The Jerky Boys: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [MP3 Download]” (1994 album)(Rhino/Atlantic, July 5, 2011)
Various artists“The London American Label: Year By Year — 1958” (28 tracks; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Ace, July 4, 2011)
Various artists“100 Years of the Blues” (2 CDs, 46 tracks; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Decca, July 4, 2011)
Various artists“Pure … 70s Dance Party [Box set]” (4 CDs, 68 tracks; Hear here), “Pure … 80s Dance Party [Box set]” (4 CDs, 68 tracks; Hear here), “Pure … 90s Dance Party [Box set]” (4 CDs, 68 tracks; Hear here), “Pure … Summer [Box set]” (4 CDs, 68 tracks; Hear here)(U.K. – Sony, July 4, 2011)
Yarbrough & Peoples“Guilty” (1985 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks)(U.K. – Big Break, July 4, 2011)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Rickie Lee Jones“Live in Stockholm [DVD]” (2-disc concert film, recorded on March 7, 2010, at the Berns Salonger; See here)(Megaforce, July 5, 2011)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
Johnny Morgan“Disco: The Music, The Times, The Era [Hardcover]”(Sterling, July 5, 2011)

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