New stuff

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Doug Benson“Gateway Doug” (stand-up comic’s sixth album, taped live in San Francisco; Hear here; MP3)(ASPECIALTHING)
Big B“Fool’s Gold” (producer: Jim Perkins; guests: Slightly Stoopid, Colt Ford, The Dirty Heads, Jamie Allensworth, DJ Souless, DJ Product, etc.; other collaborators include P!nk and Butch Walker; Hear here; MP3)(Suburban Noize)
CFCF (aka Michael Silver)“Music for Objects [MP3]” (eight-song EP; Hear here; Read here)(Paper Bag)
Ciara“Ciara” (guests: Nicki Minaj, Future; new single: “Body Party”; Hear here; Read hereMP3)(Epic)
Dead Boots (formerly TAB the Band)“Verónica [MP3]” (Hear here)(North Street)
The Deadly Gentlemen“Roll Me, Tumble Me” (Hear hereMP3)(Rounder)
Deep Forest“Deep Africa” (the French ambient world music group’s first album in 11 years; Hear here; MP3)(Big3)
Dirty Streets (Memphis-based power trio)“Blades of Grass” (Hear here; VinylMP3)(Alive Naturalsound)
Omar Dykes (of Omar and the Howlers)“Runnin’ With the Wolf” (13 Howlin’ Wolf covers and one original song; Hear hereMP3)(Provogue / The Mascot Label Group)
Editors“The Weight of Your Love” (first album to feature new band members Justin Lockey and Elliott Williams; producer: Jacquire King; first single: “A Ton of Love”; Hear here; Deluxe edition; VinylMP3)([PIAS] America / RED)
Dana Fuchs (blues-rock singer appeared in the 2007 film “Across the Universe”)“Bliss Avenue” (Hear hereMP3)(Ruf)
Glasvegas“If [EP]” (four songs; producer: frontman James Allan; “If” is the first single from “Later … When the TV Turns to Static,” out Sept. 3; Hear here)(Go Wow / BMG)
Grenouer (metal band from St. Petersburg, Russia)“Blood on the Face” (Hear here; See here)(Mausoleum)
Skylar Grey (co-wrote Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie”)“Don’t Look Down” (excutive producer: Eminem; new single: “Wear Me Out‚” feat. Eminem; Hear here; Read hereMP3)(KIDinaKORNER / Interscope)
David Liebe Hart Band (actor, musician, artist and puppeteer; his songs appeared on Adult Swim’s “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job”)“David Liebe Hart Band [MP3]” (Hear here)(Evil Weevil)
Jay-Z“Magna Carta Holy Grail” (producers: Rick Rubin, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz; Hear here; Read here)(Def Jam)
Donell Jones“Forever” (first single: “Forever”; Hear hereMP3)(CandyMan Music / eOne Music)
Geoffrey Keezer“Heart of the Piano” (Grammy-nominated pianist’s first solo project since 1999; Hear hereMP3)(Motéma Music)
Maps (aka James Chapman)“Vicissitude” (first single: “A.M.A”; Hear here; See here; VinylMP3)(Mute)
Alec Morrison (Northern Ontario musician)“Nowhere Is the Place for Me [MP3]” (Hear here)(Alec Morrison, July 10)
Michael Martin Murphey“Red River Drifter” (producers: Murphey, Ryan Murphey; guests: Ryan Murphey, Pat Flynn, Jason Mowry, Troy Engle, Matt Pierson; first single: “Shake It Off”; Hear here; Read hereMP3)(Red River Entertainment)
The Octopus Project (Austin experimental pop band)“Fever Forms” (first single: “Whitby”; Hear here; VinylMP3)(Peek-A-Boo)
Part Time“PDA” (first single: “I Won’t Be Your Little Secret”; Hear here; VinylMP3)(Mexican Summer)
Robert Pollard“Honey Locust Honky Tonk” (Hear here; VinylMP3)(GBV Inc.)
Preservation Hall Jazz Band“That’s It!” (their first album of original material; songs co-written with Dan Wilson, Chris Stapleton and Paul Williams; producers: Jim James, Ben Jaffe; Hear hereMP3, with two bonus live tracks)(Legacy Recordings)
Speedy Ortiz (Northampton quartet)“Major Arcana” (Hear here; VinylMP3)(Carpark)
Status Quo“Bula Quo!” (two-CD soundtrack to the 90-minute action movie featuring the band as themselves and co-starring Craig Fairbrass, Laura Aikman and Jon Lovitz; See here; MP3)(Eagle Rock)
Thriftstore Masterpiece (revolving collective pays homage to long-lost classics)“Thriftstore Masterpiece Presents Lee Hazlewood’s Trouble Is a Lonesome Town” (featuring Pete Yorn, Frank Black, Isaac Brock, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Art Brut’s Eddie Argos, the late Larry Norman, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl)(SideOneDummy)
Trampled Under Foot (bluesy family trio)“Badlands” (producer: Tony Braunagel; guest: keyboardist Mike Finnigan; Hear here; MP3)(Telarc)
Pat Travers Band“Can Do” (Hear hereMP3)(Alexus)
Travis Tritt“The Calm After …” (features songs from his ill-fated 2007 album “The Storm,” co-produced by Randy Jackson; first single: a cover of the Patty Smyth/Don Henley hit “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough,” a new duet with his 15-year-old daughter, Tyler Reese Tritt; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Redneck / Post Oak Recordings)
Various artists“Pippin: New Broadway Cast Recording” (starring Andrea Martin, with score by Stephen Schwartz; Hear here; Read hereMP3)(Ghostlight)
Whirr (Bay Area six-piece)“Around [EP]” (four songs; Hear here; VinylMP3)(Graveface)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
… And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead“Madonna” (1999 album; remastered; Vinyl; MP3)(Superball Music)
The Breaks“The Breaks [MP3]” (1983 album)(R.D.E.G.)
Solomon Burke“Live at Montreux 2006” (See here; DVD; MP3)(Eagle Rock)
The Byrds“Younger Than Yesterday” (CD vinyl replica; 1967 album; remastered)(Culture Factory)
Colette Carr“Skitszo Collection” (collection of her recent EPs; Hear hereMP3)(UMGRI / Interscope)
Merry Clayton“The Best of Merry Clayton” (17 tracks; includes “Gimme Shelter” and “Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow”; MP3)(Ode / Legacy)
Derringer“Sweet Evil” (1977 album; remastered)(U.K. – Rock Candy, July 8)
Devo“Hardcore” (two-CD collection of early recordings, circa 1974-1977; Hear/read here)(Superior Viaduct / Booji Boy)
Rickie Lee Jones“Traffic From Paradise [Hybrid SACD – DSD]” (1993 album; remastered)(Analogue Productions)
Giorgio Moroder“Knights in White Satin [MP3]” (1976 album)(Mercury / UMe)
Elvis Presley“Stereo ’57: Essential Elvis Volume 2 [Hybrid SACD – DSD]” (1957 album; remastered), “Elvis Is Back! [Hybrid SACD – DSD]” (1960 album; remastered)(Analogue Productions)
The Producers“The Producers [MP3]” (1981 album)(R.D.E.G.)
The Reverend Horton Heat“Live at the Fillmore” (recorded at the San Francisco venue in 2010; Hear here; MP3)(Yep Roc)
Tom Robinson Band“The Anthology 1977-1979 [Box set]” (three CDs, one DVD; See here; Read here)(U.K. – EMI, July 8)
Tom Scott“Blow It Out / Intimate Strangers / Street Beat” (1977, 1978 and 1979 albums on two CDs; remastered)(U.K. – BGO, July 8)
Tommy Shaw“Girls With Guns / What If” (1984, 1985 albums on two CDs; remastered)(U.K. – BGO, July 8)
Various artists“The Chicago Blues Box: The MCM Records Story” (eight CDs; Hear/read here)(Storyville)
The Weavers“Reunion at Carnegie Hall 1963 [Hybrid SACD – DSD]” (1963 album; remastered)(Analogue Productions)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace“Dead Man Down [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray)(Sony Pictures)
Tina Fey, Paul Rudd“Admission [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray)(Universal Studios)
Selena Gomez, James Franco“Spring Breakers [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray)(Lionsgate)
Steve Martin“The Jerk [DVD]” (1979 film)(Universal Studios)
Saoirse Ronan, Jake Abel“The Host [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray)(Universal Studios)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
Bee Gees“The Bee Gees: The Biography [Hardcover]” (author: David N. Meyer)(Da Capo Press)
Paul D. Boyd“The Rickenbacker Electric Bass: 50 Years as Rock’s Bottom [Paperback]”(Hal Leonard Books)
Guitar Player“Guitar Player Presents the 100 Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time [Paperback]” (edited by Michael Molenda)(Backbeat Books)
Al Jourgensen“Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen [Hardcover]” (co-author: Jon Wiederhorn; Kindle)(Da Capo Press)
Mark Kurlansky“Ready For a Brand New Beat: How ‘Dancing in the Street’ Became the Anthem for a Changing America [Hardcover]” (Kindle)(Riverhead Hardcover, July 11)
The Runaways“Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways [Hardcover]” (author: Evelyn McDonnell; Kindle)(Da Capo Press)

Video games

Subject:Title:Media/Due date:
Electronic Arts“NCAA Football 14” (available on PS3 and X360)(Electronic Arts)

Next week: July 16