Categories: New releases

July 9, 2013

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

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