New stuff

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Casey Abrams (“American Idol” season 10 finalist)“Casey Abrams” (producers: Martin Terefe, Rune Westberg, Steve Jordan; first singles: “Get Out” and “Simple Life”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Concord, June 26, 2012)
Alexander & The Grapes (Tampa Bay-area indie rock group)“Hemispheres” (producer: Jeremy Mendicino; Hear here; MP3 Download)(New Granada, June 26, 2012)
Beachwood Sparks“The Tarnished Gold” (alt-country group’s first album in 11 years; producer: Thom Monahan; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Sub Pop, June 26, 2012)
Blues Traveler“Suzie Cracks the Whip” (producer: Sam Hollander; Hear here; MP3 Download)(429, June 26, 2012)
Chris Cagle“Back in the Saddle” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Bigger Picture Music Group, June 26, 2012)
Corey Chisel and the Wandering Sons“Old Believers” (producer: Brendan Benson; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Readymade, June 26, 2012)
Petula Clark“Petula [MP3 Download]” (13-song French album; Hear here)(Vogue, June 26, 2012)
Cheryl (Girls Aloud member Cheryl Cole)“A Million Lights” (producers: Alex da Kid, Calvin Harris,, Pantha, Agent X, HyGrade, Dada Life, Kid Gloves, Jim Beanz, Taio Cruz, etc.; first single: “Call My Name”; Hear here)(U.K. – Fascination/Universal, June 25, 2012)
Chief Commando & The General“Against All Odds [MP3 Download]” (producer: Jerrell Love, aka Chief Commando; first single: “Against All Oddz”; Hear here)(Keep It 500/Table, June 26, 2012)
Elizabeth Cook“Gospel Plow” (seven-song EP; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Thirty One Tigers, June 26, 2012)
deadmau5“The Veldt EP [MP3 Download]” (four songs; guests: Cypress Hill, Chris James; Hear here; See here)(Ultra Music, June 25, 2012)
Dewveall (East Nashville husband-and-wife duo)“Word [MP3 Download]” (Hear here)(Dewveall, June 26, 2012)
DIIV“Oshin” (first single: “How Long Have You Known?”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Captured Tracks, June 26, 2012)
Jerry Douglas“Traveler” (producer: Russ Titelman; guests: Eric Clapton, Dr. John, Keb’ Mo’; Hear here; MP3 Download)(eOne Music, June 26, 2012)
Eastern Sea, The“Plague [MP3 Download]” (Hear here)(WhiteLabBlackLab, June 26, 2012)
Ebone East“The King of Terror [MP3 Download]” (producers: Ferdinand Sanchez, Gerald Brown; guests: The Groove Master; first single: “Crying”; Hear here)(Table, June 26, 2012)
Echo Lake (drummer Peter Hayes died on June 21)“Wild Peace” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Slumberland, June 26, 2012)
Jared Evan“The 4th Chapter” (first single: “In Love With You”; Hear here)(Jared Evan, June 26, 2012)
Everclear“Invisible Stars” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Cleopatra, June 26, 2012)
Everest“Ownerless” (producers: Richard Swift, Rob Schnapf; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(ATO, June 26, 2012)
Todd Fritsch“Up Here in the Saddle” (producer: Butch Baker; guest: Dean Dillon; first single: “Calls I Haven’t Made”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Saddle Up, June 26, 2012)

BTW: “Having Dean Dillon join me on the title track … well, I can cross that off my bucket list,” Fritsch tells P&P.

Gojira (French metal band)“L’Enfant Sauvage” (translation: “The Wild Child”; first single: “L’Enfant Sauvage”; Hear here)(Roadrunner, June 26, 2012)
Gotye“Somebody That I Used to Know [MP3 Download]” (10 remixes; Hear here)(Samples ‘n’ Seconds/Universal Republic, June 26, 2012)
Henry Clay People“Twenty-Five for the Rest of Our Lives” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(TBD Records, June 26, 2012)
Jesca Hoop“The House That Jack Built” (producers: Shawn Everett, Blake Mills, Tony Berg; first single: “Born To”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Bella Union, June 26, 2012)
Joe Jackson“The Duke” (a tribute to Duke Ellington; guests: Regina Carter, Christian McBride, Steve Vai, ?uestlove; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Razor & Tie, June 26, 2012)
Julian Plenti (Interpol lead singer-guitarist Paul Banks)“Julian Plenti Lives …” (five-song EP; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Matador, June 26, 2012)
R. Kelly“Write Me Back” (first single: “Share My Love”; Hear here; See here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download; MP3 Download/Deluxe edition)(RCA, June 26, 2012)
Kenny G & Rahul Sharma“Namaste” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Concord Jazz, June 26, 2012)
Davidson Hart Kingsbery (Seattle singer-songwriter)“2 Horses [MP3 Download]” (producer: Martin Feveyear; first single: “Don’t It Sound So Sweet”; Hear here; See here)(Fin, June 26, 2012)
Levellers“Static on the Airwaves” (their first album since 2008; first single: “Truth Is”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download)(U.K. – On the Fiddle Recordings, June 25, 2012)
Linkin Park“Living Things” (producers: Rick Rubin, Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda; first single: “Burn It Down”; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Warner, June 26, 2012)
Little Feat“Rooster Rag” (first original album since 2003 and the first with drummer Gabe Ford, who replaces the late Richie Hayward; Robert Hunter co-wrote four of the songs with Bill Payne; guests: Kim Wilson, Larry Campbell, Texicali Horns; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Hot Tomato/Rounder, June 26, 2012)
Maroon 5“Overexposed” (producers: Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, Max Martin; first single: “Payphone”; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(A&M/Octone, June 26, 2012)
Memphis May Fire (metalcore band)“Challenger” (producer: Cameron Mizell; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Rise, June 26, 2012)
New Beard (NYC freak rockers)“New Beard City [MP3 Download]” (first single: “Doom”; Hear here)(Shoulder Tap, June 26, 2012)
Offspring, The“Days Go By” (producer: Bob Rock; first single: “Days Go By”; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Columbia, June 26, 2012)
A Place to Bury Strangers (New YorkÐbased noise rock band)“Worship” (producers: A Place to Bury Strangers; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Dead Oceans, June 26, 2012)
Chris Price“Homesick” (all 12 tracks and videos recorded with iPhone; first single: “That’s Your Boyfriend”; See here)(PTB Music, June 26, 2012)
Ty Segall Band (Bay Area garage rock group)“Slaughterhouse” (producer: Chris Woodhouse; Hear here; MP3 Download)(In the Red, June 26, 2012)
Mindy Smith (Nashville-based singer-songwriter)“Mindy Smith” (producers: Smith, Jason Lehning; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Giant Leap/TVX, June 26, 2012)
Soundtrack of Our Lives, The“Throw It to the Universe” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Yep Roc, June 26, 2012)
John Surman“Saltash Bells” (his first album since 2004; Hear here; MP3 Download)(ECM, June 26, 2012)
Various artists“Evita [New Broadway Cast Recording]” (two CDs, 28 songs; musical revival stars Ricky Martin, Elena Roger and Michael Cerveris; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Masterworks Broadway, June 26, 2012)
Various artists“Magic Mike [Film soundtrack]” (Hear here; Track list; MP3 Download)(WaterTower Music, June 26, 2012)
Various artists“Ted [Film soundtrack]” (comedy stars Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis; directed, written and produced by Seth MacFarlane, opens June 29; music composed by Walter Murphy, with tracks by Norah Jones, Queen, Hootie and the Blowfish, Rita Coolidge, Tiffany, etc.; See here; MP3 Download)(Universal Republic, June 26, 2012)
Cassandra Wilson“Another Country” (producer: Fabrizio Sotti; Hear here; MP3 Download)(eOne Music, June 26, 2012)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Nat Adderley“Autobiography [MP3 Download]” (1965 album)(Rhino/Atlantic, June 26, 2012)
Artful Dodger“Honor Among Thieves [MP3 Download]” (1976 album)(Columbia/Legacy, June 26, 2012)
Association, The“Renaissance (Deluxe Mono Edition) [MP3 Download]” (1966 album; remastered, with bonus tracks)(Rhino/Warner, June 26, 2012)
Band, The“Music From Big Pink [Vinyl]” (1968 album; remastered)(Mobile Fidelity, June 26, 2012)
Björk“Biophilia Remix Series VI [MP3 Download]”(One Little Indian, June 25, 2012)
Johnny Cash“Setlist: The Very Best Prison Recordings of Johnny Cash Live” (12 songs; MP3 Download)(Columbia/Legacy, June 26, 2012)
Chubby Checker“The Very Best of Chubby Checker”(ABKCO, June 26, 2012)
Michael Cooper“Just What I Like [MP3 Download]” (1989 album)(Rhino/Warner, June 26, 2012)
Teri DeSario“Caught” (1980 album; remastered; Hear here)(U.K. – Rock Candy, June 25, 2012)
Miles Davis“Setlist: The Very Best of Miles Davis Electric Live” (MP3 Download)(Columbia/Legacy, June 26, 2012)
John Denver“Setlist: The Very Best of John Denver Live” (12 songs; MP3 Download)(RCA/Legacy, June 26, 2012)
Devil Wears Panda, The“DEAD&ALIVE [CD/DVD]” (filmed and recorded last year during the group’s Dead Throne Tour: North America tour; See here; MP3 Download)(Ferret Music, June 26, 2012)
J Dilla“Welcome 2 Detroit Instrumentals” (2005 album; MP3 Download)(BBE, June 26, 2012)
Electric Prunes“The Complete Reprise Singles” (24 songs; Track list)(Real Gone Music, June 26, 2012)
Flaming Lips, The“The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends” (some new and older tracks that appeared on vinyl EPs recently and on a Record Store Day release; guests: Yoko Ono, Nick Cave, Bon Iver, Ke$ha, etc.; MP3 Download)(Warner, June 26, 2012)
Samantha Fox“Touch Me: Deluxe Edition” (1986 album; remastered, with bonus tracks; with a second CD of remixes), “Samantha Fox: Deluxe Edition” (1987 album; remastered, with bonus tracks; with a second CD of remixes), “I Wanna Have Some Fun: Deluxe Edition” (1988 album; remastered, with bonus tracks; with a second CD of remixes), “Just One Night: Deluxe Edition” (1991 album; remastered, with bonus tracks; with a second CD of remixes; Read here)(U.K. – Cherry Pop, June 25, 2012)
Jeffrey Gaines“Live in Europe” (recorded in 2010; Hear here; MP3 Download)(JGM Recordings, June 26, 2012)
Manuel Galbán (late Buena Vista Social Club guitarist)“Blue Cha Cha [CD/DVD]” (best of the Cuban guitar legend’s career; the DVD features interviews and a historical documentary filmed in Havana and Paris; MP3 Download)(Concord Picante, June 26, 2012)
Harpers Bizarre“Anything Goes (Deluxe Expanded Mono Edition) [MP3 Download]” (1967 album; remastered, with bonus tracks)(Rhino/Warner, June 26, 2012)
Holy Mackerel, The“The Holy Mackerel (Deluxe Edition) [MP3 Download]” (1968 album; remastered, with bonus tracks)(Rhino/Warner, June 26, 2012)
Ian Hunter“The Singles Collection 1975-83” (two CDs, 29 songs; Track list)(U.K. – Glam/7T’s, June 25, 2012)
Isley Brothers, The“It’s Your Thing [MP3 Download]” (1969 album)(Buddah/Legacy, June 26, 2012)
Kaleidoscope (U.K. band)“Further Reflections: The Complete Recordings 1967-1969” (two CDs, 33 songs; See here; Read here)(U.K. – Grapefruit, June 25, 2012)
Kashif“Kashif (Expanded Edition)” (1983 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks)(Funkytowngrooves, June 26, 2012)
Evelyn “Champagne” King“Get Loose [MP3 Download]” (1982 album, featuring “Love Come Down”)(RCA/Legacy, June 26, 2012)
Miracles, The“Renaissance/Do It Baby” (1973, 1974 albums, with a bonus Tom Moulton mix of “Do It Baby”; remastered; Read here; MP3 Download)(Motown/Hip-O Select, June 26, 2012)
Molly Hatchet“Setlist: The Very Best of Molly Hatchet Live [MP3 Download]” (12 tracks)(Epic/Legacy, June 26, 2012)
Jenni Muldaur“Jenni Muldaur [MP3 Download]” (1993 album)(RDEG, June 26, 2012)
New Christy Minstrels, The“A Retrospective 1962-1970” (25 songs, featuring Barry McGuire and Kenny Rogers)(Real Gone Music, June 26, 2012)
Rita Pavone“The International Teen-Age Sensation” (1964 album; remastered)(Real Gone Music, June 26, 2012)
Pointer Sisters“Hot Together [MP3 Download]” (1986 album)(RCA/Legacy, June 26, 2012)
Elvis Presley“Setlist: The Very Best of Elvis Presley 1950s Live” (15 songs; MP3 Download)(RCA/Legacy, June 26, 2012)
Rascals, The“The Island of Real [MP3 Download]” (1972 album)(Columbia/Legacy, June 26, 2012)
Bobby Rydell“The Very Best of Bobby Rydell”(ABKCO, June 26, 2012)
Kate St. John (of The Dream Academy)“Indescribable Night [MP3 Download]” (1995 album; Hear here)(RDEG, June 26, 2012)
Evie Sands“Suspended Animation [MP3 Download]” (1979 album)(RCA/Legacy, June 26, 2012)
Jill Scott“Crates: Remix Fundamentals, Volume 1” (songs remixed and re-grooved by Ron Trent, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Mr. Mig, Ca$e Boogie, James “Th3ree Fourteen” Ball; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Hidden Beach, June 26, 2012)
Syreeta“One to One [MP3 Download]” (1977 album)(Motown/UMe, June 26, 2012)
Three Degrees, The“Standing Up For Love (Expanded Edition)” (1977 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks; Hear here; See here)(Funkytowngrooves, June 26, 2012)
Tokens, The“It’s a Happening World” (1967 album; remastered)(Real Gone Music, June 26, 2012)
Peter Tosh“Peter Tosh 1978-1987 [MP3 Download]” (75 tracks; includes 10 songs from a previously unreleased BBC concert broadcast from the Dominion Theatre in 1983)(Capitol/EMI, June 26, 2012)
Various artists“Keep the Light Alive: Celebrating the Music of Lowen & Navarro” (reissue of 2009 tribute album, coming after the March 2012 death of Eric Lowen, features covers by Jackson Browne, The Bangles, Keb’ Mo’, The Refugees, John Ondrasik, etc.; Hear/read here)(AIX/Naxos, June 26, 2012)
Various artists“Reggae Gold 2012” (two CDs, 32 songs; Read here; MP3 Download)(VP, June 26, 2012)
Various artists“Self Made 2” (15-song label compilation, featuring Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Mill, Stalley and Omarion, Gunplay of Triple C’s, etc.; Read here; MP3 Download)(Maybach Music Group/Warner, June 26, 2012)
Various artists“Top Teen Dance Hits (1958-1964)” (10 songs; MP3 Download)(ABKCO, June 26, 2012)
Vicious Pink“Vicious Pink” (1986 album, containing previously released singles from 1982-1986; Hear here)(U.K. – Cherry Pop, June 25, 2012)
Paul Williams“Someday Man (Deluxe Edition) [MP3 Download]” (1970 album; remastered, with bonus tracks)(Rhino/Warner, June 26, 2012)
Timi Yuro“The Complete Liberty Singles” (two CDs, 35 songs)(Real Gone Music, June 26, 2012)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Bachman & Turner“Live at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC [DVD]” (Blu-ray)(Eagle Rock, June 26, 2012)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band“Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band: The Lost Broadcasts [DVD]” (complete Beat Club sessions from April 12, 1972; Read here)(Gonzo MultiMedia, June 26, 2012)
Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo“The Artist [DVD/CD]” (2011 Oscar-winning film; Blu-ray)(Sony Pictures, June 26, 2012)
Kasabian“Kasabian Live! Live at the O2, London 15/12/2011 [DVD/CD]” (See here; Blu-ray)(Eagle Rock, June 26, 2012)
Pink Floyd“Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here [DVD]” (Read here; Blu-ray)(Eagle Vision, June 26, 2012)
Stone Temple Pilot“Stone Temple Pilots: Alive in the Windy City [DVD]” (recorded at Riviera Theatre in March 2010; See here; Blu-ray)(Eagle Vision, June 26, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
Beatles, The“The Beatles: The Biography [Kindle]” (author: Bob Spitz)(Little, Brown and Company, June 25, 2012)
Woody Guthrie“Ramblin’ Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie [Kindle]” (author: Ed Gray)(W.W. Norton & Company, June 25, 2012)
Helen Reddington“The Lost Women of Rock Music: Female Musicians of the Punk Era [Paperback]”(Equinox Publishing, June 30, 2012)
Amy Winehouse“Amy, My Daughter [Hardcover]” (author: Mitch Winehouse; Kindle)(It Books, June 26, 2012)

Next week: July 3, 2012

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