New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Amatorski (Belgian band) “from clay to figures” (Hear here; MP3) (Crammed Discs)
The Amity Affliction “Let the Ocean Take Me” (producer: Will Putney; Hear here; MP3) (Roadrunner)
Arch Enemy (new vocalist: Alissa White-Gluz) “War Eternal” (producers: Arch Enemy; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Century Media)
Beartooth (Columbus, Ohio, hardcore outfit) “Disgusting” (Hear here; MP3) (Red Bull)
Selwyn Birchwood (Tampa-based singer-guitarist won International Blues Challenge in 2013) “Don’t Call No Ambulance” (Hear here; See here; MP3) (Alligator)
Candy Hearts “All the Ways You Let Me Down” (producer: Chad Gilbert; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Bridge Nine / Violently Happy)
Hollie Cook (reggae vocalist from London) “Twice” (guests: Dennis Bovell, Omar, George Dekker, Winston Francis; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Mr. Bongo)
Cowboy Mouth “Go!” (producer: Don Miggs; first single: “Do You Wanna Do It Right Now”; Hear here; MP3) (Elm City / Universal)
Craft Spells (aka Justin Vallesteros) “Nausea” (producer: Dylan Wall; new single: “Komorebi”; Hear here; MP3) (Captured Tracks)
Spencer Day “Daybreak” (Hear here; MP3) (Spencer Day Music)
Equilibrium (German metal pioneers) “Erdentempel” (producer: guitarist René Berthiaume; Hear here; See here) (Nuclear Blast)
First Aid Kit “Stay Gold” (producer: Mike Mogis; guests: Omaha Symphony Orchestra; first single: “My Silver Lining”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; Collector’s Bundle, with 14×20″ lithograph and tote bag) (Columbia)
Michael C. Ford (Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-nominated American poet and audio journalist) “Look Each Other in the Ears” (features the last recordings made with all three surviving Doors members Ray Manzarek, who died in 2013, Robby Krieger and John Densmore; producer: Harlan Steinberger; other guests: Angelo Moore, Tommy Jordan; Hear hereMP3) (Hen House Studios)
The Fresh & Onlys “House of Spirits” (producer: Phil Manly; Hear hereVinyl; MP3) (Mexican Summer)
Mary Gauthier “Trouble & Love” (producers: Gauthier, Patrick Granado; guests: Darrell Scott, Victor Krauss, Guthrie Trapp, The McCrary Sisters, Ashley Cleveland; Hear here; MP3) (In The Black)
Paul Hardcastle “The Jazzmasters VII” (guests: Cindy Bradley, daughter Maxine Hardcastle and son Paul Hardcastle Jr.; first single: “Unlimited Love”; Hear here) (Trippin’ & Rhythm)
Hellyeah “Blood for Blood” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Eleven Seven Music)
Chrissie Hynde “Stockholm” (her debut solo album; first single: “Dark Sunglasses”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Caroline)
José James “While You Were Sleeping” (producers: James, Brian Bender; guests: Becca Stevens, Takuya Kuroda; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Blue Note)
Lust For Youth (Danish synth duo) “International” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Sacred Bones)
Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott (of Bright Eyes) “The Fault In Our Stars: Score From The Motion Picture” (Hear here) (Atlantic)
Night Ranger “High Road” (producers: Night Ranger; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3) (Frontiers)
O.A.R. “The Rockville LP” (first single: “Peace”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Vanguard)
Passenger (U.K. folk-roots singer Mike Rosenberg) “Whispers” (producer: Chris Vallejo; first single: “Scare Away the Dark”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Nettwerk)
Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses “Blow” (recorded at Capitol Records in Studio B, where Louis Prima Sr. recorded his hits in the 1950s and ’60s; includes a virtual duet with his father on “That’s My Home” and a cover of Adam Ant’s “Goody Two Shoes”; guest: Leslie Spencer; Hear here; MP3) (Warrior / Universal Music Distribution)
Quantic “Magnetica” (guests: Alice Russell, Shinehead, Nidia Gongora, Dereb The Ambassador, Thalma De Freitas, Anibal Velásquez; first single: “Duvido,” feat. Pongo Love; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Tru Thoughts)
Rebelution “Count Me In” (producers: Rebelution; guests: Collie Buddz, Don Carlos; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (87 Music / Easy Star)
The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman “Fountain of Youth” (their 20th album; Hear here; MP3) (eOne Music)
Royal Southern Brotherhood “HeartSoulBlood” (band includes Cyril Neville, Devon Allman, Mike Zito, Charlie Wooton and Yonrico Scott; Hear here) (Ruf)
Say Anything “Hebrews” (producer: frontman Max Bemis; first single: “Six Six Six”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Equal Vision)
Diane Schuur “I Remember You (With Love to Stan and Frank)” (a tribute to the music of Stan Getz and Frank Sinatra; Hear here; MP3) (Jazzheads)
Stagnant Pools “Geist” (first single: “Intentions”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Polyvinyl)
Tesla “Simplicity” (producer: Tom Zutaut; Hear here; MP3) (Tesla Electric Company Recording)
Third World “Under the Magic Sun” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Cleopatra)
Tiny Victories (Brooklyn-based duo) “Haunts” (producer: Alex Aldi; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (The Sleepover Party)
Walter Trout (the bluesman has a life-threatening liver disease) “The Blues Came Callin’ “ (Hear here; Vinyl; Deluxe edition; MP3) (Provogue / Mascot Label Group)
Umphrey’s McGee “Similar Skin” (hardcover book with CD and two 180-gram LPs; Hear here; MP3) (Nothing Too Fancy Music)
Unicycle Loves You “The Dead Age” (Hear here; See here; MP3) (Highwheel)
Uriah Heep “Outsider” (their 24th studio album; producer: Mike Paxman; Hear here; MP3) (Frontiers)
Various artists “Bullets Over Broadway (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (new musical comedy written by Woody Allen, based on his 1994 film; stars Zach Braff, Vincent Pastore, Brooks Ashmanskas, Nick Cordero, Marin Mazzie, etc.; producer: Doug Besterman; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Masterworks Broadway)
Various artists “Vans Warped Tour ’14” (50-song compilation; MP3) (SideOneDummy)
Seth Walker “Sky Still Blue” (producer: Oliver Wood; first single: “Trouble [Don’t Want No]”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (The Royal Potato Family)
Jack White “Lazaretto” (Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Third Man / Columbia)

More Releases for the Week of June 10, 2014

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Brendan Apollo (NYC-based singer-songwriter) “Clouds [MP3]” (four-song EP; producer: Apollo; ReverbNation) (Young Swaggazar Entertainment, June 9)
Beast Patrol (Brooklyn alt-rock quartet) “Unarm Yourself [MP3]” (four-song EP; Hear here; See here) (Space Camp Radio)
Colbie Caillat “Gypsy Heart Side A [MP3]” (five-song EP; first single: “Try”; Hear here) (Universal Republic, June 9)
Craft Spells (aka Justin Vellesteros) “Nausea [MP3]” (producer: Dylan Wall; Hear here) (Captured Tracks)
Glass Animals “Zaba [MP3]” (producer: frontman Dave Bayley; executive producer: Paul Epworth; first single: “Gooey”; Hear here; See here; CD; Vinyl) (Harvest)
House of Hats “This Love [MP3]” (producer: Pete Smith; first single: “This Love”; Hear here) (Willow Walk)
Infected Mushroom “Unarm Yourself [MP3]” (four-song EP; Hear here) (Dim Mak)
Old Monk (NYC trio) “Posing As Love [MP3]” (first single: “Alta Rush”; Hear here) (Eenie Meenie)
Tokyo Taboo “Porn Star [MP3]” (five-song EP; producer: Jim Lowe; Hear here) (TT)
Various artists “Punkalicious Volume Five [MP3]” (20 tracks; Hear here) (Punkalicious, June 13)
Tom Vek “Luck [MP3]” (Hear here) (Moshi Moshi)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Louis Armstrong “Louis Armstrong and His Friends” (1970 album; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Boplicity / Ace, June 9)
Richard Berry “Louie Louie [Vinyl]” (14-song compilation; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace, June 9)
Johnny Bristol “Hang On in There Baby” (1974 album; remastered; See here) (Japan – Universal, June 9)
Clifford Brown “Brownie Speaks: The Complete Blue Note Recordings” (three discs) (Blue Note)
Elvis Costello “Mighty Like a Rose” (1991 album) (Rhino / Warner, June 9)
Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra “Viva Cugat! The Best of Cugat” (30 songs) (Sepia Recordings)
Wardell Gray “Way Out Wardell” (1955 album; Hear/read here; MP3) (U.K. – Ace, June 9)
Joni James “In the Mood For Romance and Swinging” (her 1961 albums, “In the Mood for Romance” and “In the Mood of Swinging,” on one CD; Read here) (U.K. – Jasmine Music, June 12)
Toby Keith “5 Rounds” (five-disc set includes the albums “That Don’t Make Me a Bad Guy,” “American Ride,” “Bullets in the Gun,” “Clancy’s Tavern” and “Hope on the Rocks”) (Show Dog / Universal)
Harold Land “Choma (Burn)” (1971 album; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace, June 9)
Guy Mitchell “20 Greatest Hits” (Hallmark)
Arthur Prysock “Too Late Baby: The Old Town Singles 1958-66” (24 tracks; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace, June 9)
Janos Starker “Janos Starker: The Mercury Living Presence Recordings” (10 discs; Hear/read here) (Decca Classics)
The Superbs “The Best of The Superbs” (24 songs; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Kent / Ace, June 9)
Toots and the Maytals “Pressure Drop: The Golden Tracks” (14 songs) (Goldenlane / Cleopatra)
Various artists “Chicago Hit Factory – The Vee-Jay Story 1953-1966 [Box set]” (10 CDs, 269 tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Charly, June 9)
Various artists “Colour My World: The Songs of Tony Hatch” (25-song collection features Petula Clark, The Vogues, Chris Montez, Sarah Vaughan, Connie Francis, Scott Walker, The Searchers, etc.; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace, June 9)
Various artists “Mod Jazz and Then Some!” (24 songs; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Kent / Ace, June 9)

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Eddy Arnold “The Complete US Chart Singles 1945-62, Vol.1 [MP3]” (51 tracks) (Acrobat, June 9)
Electric Light Orchestra “The Classic Albums Collection [MP3]” (10 complete albums) (Epic / Legacy)
The Emotions “Flowers [MP3]” (1976 album; with one bonus track), “Rejoice [MP3]” (1977 album; includes the No. 1 hit “Best of My Love”) (Columbia / Legacy)
The Intruders “Cowboys to Girls [MP3]” (1968 album) (Legacy Recordings)
The Jacksons “Number 1’s: The Jacksons Story [MP3]” (20 tracks) (Motown / UMe)
Willie Nelson “The Classic Albums Collection [MP3]” (10 complete albums) (Columbia / Legacy)
The Selecter “Indie Singles Collection 1991-96 [MP3]” (38 tracks) (Badfish / Cherry Red)
Various artists “Fiji: Songs of Love and Homeland: String Band Music [MP3]” (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / Auvidis-UNESCO)
Various artists “Indonesia: Music from West Java [MP3]” (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / Auvidis-UNESCO)
Various artists “21 Classic Rock Favorites [MP3]” (Epic / Legacy)
Various artists “21 Sweet 90s Hits [MP3]” (Columbia / Epic / Legacy)

More Releases for the Week of June 10, 2014

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson “True Detective [DVD]” (three discs; HBO series created and written by Nic Pizzolatto; music by T Bone Burnett; Blu-ray) (HBO Home Video)
Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley, et al “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Paramount)
The Rolling Stones “The Rolling Stones: A Golden Age [DVD]” (documentary directed by Tom O’Dell) (13 Amp)
Neil Degrasse Tyson “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey [DVD]” (four discs; Blu-ray) (20th Century Fox)
The Who “Quadrophenia: Live in London [DVD]” (40th anniversary concert filmed on July 8, 2013, at Wembley Arena; See here; Read here; Blu-ray; Collector’s Edition Metal Box; CD; MP3) (UMe)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of June 10, 2014

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
T. Mike Childs “The Rocklopedia Fakebandica [Kindle]” (illustrated encyclopedia of fictional musical groups and musicians, as seen in movies and television; Read here) (St. Martin’s Press)
John Lydon “Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs [Kindle]” (co-authors: Keith and Kent Zimmerman) (Picador)
Randall D. Wixen “The Plain and Simple Guide to Music Publishing [Hardcover]” (third edition; subtitled “What You Need to Know About Protecting and Profiting from Music Copyrights”) (Hal Leonard Books)
Lee Wilson “Making it in the Music Business: The Business and Legal Guide for Songwriters and Performers [Kindle]” (Open Road Media)

More Book Releases for the Week of June 10, 2014

Next week: June 17, 2014

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