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June 11, 2013

New stuff

Artist: Title: Label:
Yasus Afari (Jamaican reggae artist and dub poet) “Public Secret [MP3]” (Hear here) (Fox Fuse)
The Almost (led by Aaron Gillespie) “Fear Inside Our Bones” (producer: Marshall Altman; first single: “I’m Down”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Tooth & Nail / RED)
Joseph Arthur “The Ballad of Boogie Christ” (MP3) (Lonely Astronaut)
Beans on Toast (British singer-songwriter) “Fishing For a Thank You [EP]” (Hear here) (Xtra Mile Recordings)
Big Time Rush “24/Seven” (producers: Claude Kelly, The Suspex, Matt Squire, Matt Thiessen, Chris DeStefano; guests: Karmin, Jake Miller; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; MP3) (Columbia / Nickelodeon)
Blackmore’s Night “Dancer and the Moon [CD/DVD]” (first single: “The Moon Is Shining [Somewhere Over the Sea]”; Hear here; MP3) (Frontiers)
Black Sabbath “13” (first album with Ozzy Osbourne in 35 years; producer: Rick Rubin; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Deluxe Edition; MP3) (Vertigo / Republic)
Boards of Canada “Tomorrow’s Harvest” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Warp)
Boysetsfire “While the Nation Sleeps …” (Delaware post-hardcore band’s first album since 2006; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Bridge Nine)
Case Studies (musical project of Seattle musician Jesse Lortz) “This Is Another Life” (producer: Greg Ashley of Gris Gris; first single: “Driving East and Through Her”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Sacred Bones)
Harry Connick Jr. “Every Man Should Know” (all 12 songs written by Connick; guests: Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Columbia)
CSS “Planta” (producer: TV On The Radio’s David Sitek; first single: “Hangover”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (SQE Music)
Davell Crawford “My Gift to You” (the New Orleans pianist-vocalist’s first album in 13 years; guests: Dr. John, Big Freedia The Queen Diva, Donald Harrison Jr., Bobbi Humphrey, Nicholas Payton, Steve Riley, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, the Davell Crawford Singers; Hear here) (Basin Street)
Jamie Cullum “Momentum [MP3]” (producers: Jim Abbiss, Dan The Automator; guests: Roots Manuva; first single: “Everything You Didn’t”; Hear here) (Island)
Fat Tony (Nigerian-American rap artist) “Smart Ass Black Boy” (first single: “Hood Party”; Hear here; See here) (Young One)
Goo Goo Dolls “Magnetic” (producers: Gregg Wattenberg, Rob Cavallo, John Shanks, Greg Wells; first single: “Rebel Beat”; Hear here; See here; MP3, with two bonus live tracks) (Warner)
Gold Panda (U.K. beat producer) “Half of Where You Live” (Hear here; Read here; MP3) (NOTOWN / Ghostly International)
Mick Harvey “FOUR (Acts of Love)” (Hear here; Vinyl) (Mute)
Jason Isbell “Southeastern” (producer: Dave Cobb; guests: Kim Richey, Amanda Shires and Isbell’s 400 Unit band mates Derry deBorja and Chad Gamble; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Southeastern / Thirty Tigers)
Jimmy Eat World “Damage” (producer: Alain Johannes; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (RCA)
Dave Koz and Friends “Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns” (a tribute to horn bands of the ’70s, with Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot; producer: Paul Brown; guests: Michael McDonald, Brian Culbertson, Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler, Jeffrey Osborne; first single: “Got to Get You Into My Life”; Hear here; See here; P&P Interview; MP3) (Concord)
The Lonely Island “The Wack Album [CD/DVD]” (new single: “YOLO,” feat. Adam Levine, Kendrick Lamar; Hear here; See here) (Republic)
Lust for Youth (Swedish producer Hannes Norrvide) “Perfect View” (Hear Vinyl; MP3) (Sacred Bones)
Matrimony (Charlotte, N.C., folk-pop quartet) “Montibello Drive [EP]” (four songs; producer: Jay Joyce; Hear here; See here) (Columbia)
Megosh (Baltimore rock quartet) “Megosh [MP3]” (six-song EP; Hear here) (Revival Recordings)
Chrisette Michele “Better” (guests: Wale, Musiq Soulchild, 2 Chainz; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3) (Motown)
Mixhell (electronic collaboration between former Sepultura drummer Iggor Cavalera and DJ wife Laima Leyton) “Spaces” (first single: “Exit Wound,” feat. Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato; Hear here) (Last Gang / Boysnoize)
Morgan Heritage “Here Come the Kings” (the reggae group’s first album in five years; producers: Lamar Brown, Shane C. Brown, Jason “J-Vibe” Farmer; guest: Shaggy; Hear here; See here; MP3) (VP)
Alison Moyet “the minutes” (her first album since 2007; producer: Guy Sigsworth; first single: “When I Was Your Girl”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Cooking Vinyl / Metropolis)
Aoife O’Donovan (Americana singer-songwriter, formerly of Crooked Still) “Fossils” (producer: Tucker Martine; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Yep Roc)
The Orb feat. Lee Scratch Perry “More Tales From The Orbservatory” (includes five instrumentals; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Cooking Vinyl)
Pacific Air (electro-pop duo) “Stop Talking” (producer: Chris Zane; first single: “Lose My Mind”; Hear here; MP3) (Republic)
Prodigy & Alchemist “Albert Einstein” (producer: Alchemist; guests: Raekwon, Domo Genesis, Roc Marciano, Action Bronson, Havoc; Hear here; MP3 (Infamous)
Russian Tsarlag (aka Carlos Gonzales, a Providence-based artist) “Gagged in Boonesville [MP3]” (first single: “Gagged in Boonesville”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Not Not Fun)
Bob Schneider “Burden of Proof” (Hear here) (Kirtland)
Sonny & The Sunsets “Antenna to the Afterworld” (first single: “Dark Corners”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Polyvinyl)
Surfer Blood (West Palm Beach rock band) “Pythons” (producer: Gil Norton; first single: “Demon Dance”; Hear here) (Warner/Kanine)
Walter Trout & His Band “Luther’s Blues: A Tribute to Luther Allison” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Provogue / Mascot Label Group)
John Vanderslice “Dagger Beach” (Hear here; Vinyl) (Vanderslice)
Various artists “Great Voices Sing John Denver” (tribute album featuring such opera stars as Plácido Domingo, Rod Gilfry, Daniel Montenegro, ShenYang, Danielle de Niese, Rene Pape; producers: Denver’s longtime producer, Milt Okun, and Rosemary Okun and Elisa Justice; arranged and conducted by Lee Holdridge; MP3) (MRI)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Country, Volume 6” (18 songs; MP3) (Sony / EMI / UMG)
Various artists “This Is the End: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (apocalyptic comedy opens in theaters June 12; stars James Franco, Jonah Hill, writer-director Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel; See here; MP3) (RCA)
Various artists “20 Feet from Stardom: Music From The Motion Picture [MP3]” (director Morgan Neville’s documentary on backup singers features Merry Clayton, Darlene Love and others; opens in select cities on June 14; Hear here; Read here; CD) (Columbia)
Emily Wells “Mama Acoustic Recordings [MP3]” (a stripped-down version of her 2012 album “Mama”; first single: “Los Angeles”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Partisan)
Hans Zimmer “Man of Steel [Film soundtrack]” (Superman movie opens June 14; stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane; Hear here; MP3) (WaterTower Music)
Mike Zito & The Wheel “Gone to Texas” (Zito is a member of Royal Southern Brotherhood; producer: Zito; guests: Delbert McClinton, Sonny Landreth, Susan Cowsill, etc.; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Ruf)

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Artist: Title: Label:
Mr. Alker Bilk “Mr. Acker Bilk Requests” (two CDs, 50 songs; MP3) (Jasmine Music, June 14)
Celldweller “Celldweller: 10 Year Anniversary Edition” (2003 album; remastered, with a second CD of B-sides, remixes and unreleased demos; MP3) (FiXT / Celldweller)
Jude Cole “I Don’t Know Why I Act This Way [MP3]” (1995 album) (Island / UMe)
The Dandy Warhols “Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia: Deluxe Edition” (2000 album; two CDs; Vinyl) (Capitol)
The Doors “The Doors [Hybrid SACD – DSD]” (1967 album; Read here), “Strange Days [Hybrid SACD – DSD]” (1967 album; Read here), “Waiting for the Sun [Hybrid SACD – DSD]” (1968 album; Read here), “The Soft Parade [Hybrid SACD – DSD]” (1968 album; Read here), “Morrison Hotel [Hybrid SACD – DSD]” (1970 album; Read here), “L.A. Woman [Hybrid SACD – DSD]” (1971 album; all discs mastered by Doug Sax and overseen by Doors producer-engineer Bruce Botnick; Read here) (Analogue Productions)
The Electric Prunes “The Electric Prunes [MP3]” (1967 album), “Mass in F Minor [MP3]” (1968 album) (Rhino / Warner)
Duke Ellington “Duke at Fargo 1940: Special 60th Anniversary Edition” (two CDs) (Storyville)
Justin Hayward & John Lodge “Blue Jays [MP3]” (1975 album) (Universal / UMe)
Icehouse “Primitive Man” (1982 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks; Read here), “The Best Of” (20 tracks; Read here), “The 12 Inches, Vol. 1” (two CDs, 24 songs; Read here), “White Heat: 30 Hits [CD/DVD]” (three-disc compilation, released in Australia in 2011; Read here) (U.K. – Repertoire, June 10)
July A.D. “Face the Light: Deluxe Edition” (2007 album, with bonus tracks; Hear here) (Deccagone)
Alexander O’Neal “Hearsay: All Mixed Up” (1989 compilation; remastered, with bonus tracks) (U.K. – Tabu / Demon, June 11)
Richard Pryor “No Pryor Restraint: Life in Concert [Box set]” (seven CDs, two DVDs; more than 12 hours of performances from 1966-1992, including nearly two hours of previously unreleased stand-up performances and rare recordings; Read here) (Shout! Factory)
Queen “ICON” (best-of) (Hollywood)
Trapeze “Hotwire [MP3]” (1974 album), “Trapeze [MP3]” (1975 album) (Rhino / Warner)
Various artists “The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 12A: 1972” (five CDs, 113 songs; Read here; MP3) (Motown Select)
Various artists “Ed Rec Vol. X [MP3]” (14-song collection celebrates Ed Banger Records’ 10th anniversary) (Ed Banger / Because Music)
The Zombies featuring Colin Blunstone & Rod Argent “Breathe Out, Breathe In” (2011 album; MP3) (Red House)
ZZ Top “The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1990 [Box set]” (contains all 10 albums, from 1971’s “ZZ Top’s First Album” to 1990’s “Recycler”; Read here; MP3), “ZZ Top’s First Album [MP3]” (1971 album), “Rio Grande Mud [MP3]” (1972 album), “Tejas [MP3]” (1976 album) (Rhino / Warner)

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DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
James Franco, Michelle Williams “Oz the Great and Powerful [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray) (Walt Disney)
Grateful Dead “View from the Vault: Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA, July 8, 1990 [DVD],” “View from the Vault II: RFK Stadium, Washington, DC, June 14,1991 [DVD]” (Shout! Factory)
Brian Austin Green, Harold Perrineau “Wedding Band: The Complete First Season [DVD]” (three discs; the TBS series was canceled after one season due to low ratings; See here) (20th Century Fox)
Paul McCartney “Rockshow [DVD]” (2013 film, revisiting the 1975-1976 “Wings Over the World” tour; shown in theaters on May 16, 2013; See here; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Lisa Darms, Kathleen Hanna, Johanna Fateman “The Riot Grrrl Collection [Paperback]” (The Feminist Press at CUNY)
Elton John “Tin Pan Alley: The Rise of Elton John [Paperback]” (author: Keith Hayward) (Soundcheck Books, June 15)

Next week: June 18

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