New issues

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Beegie Adair & Jaimee Paul“After the Ball” (See here)(Green Hill, June 5, 2012)
Bamboos, The (nine-member Melbourne collective featuring singer Kylie Auldist)“Medicine Man” (guests: Daniel Merriweather, Megan Washington, Tim Rogers, Bobby Flynn, Aloe Blacc; first single: “Where Does the Time Go?”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Tru Thoughts, June 5, 2012)
Beach Boys, The“That’s Why God Made the Radio” (the band’s 29th studio album; producer: Brian Wilson; first single: “That’s Why God Made the Radio”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Capitol, June 5, 2012)
Regina Belle“Higher” (her second career gospel album; guests: Shirley Caesar, Kathy Taylor, Lowell Pye; first single: “Make an Example Out of Me”; Hear here; Read here)(Pendulum/Walker Davis Entertainment, June 5, 2012)
Eric Benét“The One” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Jordan House/Reprise, June 5, 2012)
Brian Bromberg“Compared to That” (first single: a cover of Chicago’s “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Artistry Music/Mack Avenue, June 5, 2012)
Bobby Brown“The Masterpiece” (his first solo album in 15 years; guests: Ralph Tresvant, Johnny Gill, Jayre; first single: “Don’t Let Me Die”; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Bronx Bridge Entertainment, June 5, 2012)
BT“Laptop Symphony” (two CDs, 33 songs; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Black Hole Recordings, June 5, 2012)
Brandi Carlile“Bear Creek” (producers: Trina Shoemaker, Carlile, The Twins, Frank Liddell, Jay Joyce; first single: “That Wasn’t Me”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Columbia, June 5, 2012)
Shawn Colvin“All Fall Down” (producer: Buddy Miller; guests: Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Jakob Dylan, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bill Frisell, Viktor Krauss, Brian Blade, Stuart Duncan, Julie Miller; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download; see related book below)(Nonesuch, June 5, 2012)
Rodney Crowell“Kin: The Songs of Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell” (writing with author Mary Karr; guests: Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Norah Jones, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, LeeAnn Womack, Chely Wright, Loudon Wainwright III, Kris Kristofferson, Joe Henry; MP3 Download)(Vanguard, June 5, 2012)
Curren$y“The Stoned Immaculate” (producers: Pharrell, DJ Toomp, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Bink, Big K.R.I.T., Daz Dillinger, Tone P, Monsta Beatz, etc.; guests: Wale, Marsha Ambrosius, Wiz Khalifa, Pharrell, Estelle, etc.; first single: “What It Look Like”; MP3 Download; Hear here; MP3 Download/Deluxe edition)(Jet Life Recordings/Warner, June 5, 2012)
Dexys“One Day I’m Going to Soar” (first single: “Nowhere Is Home”; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(U.K. – BMG Rights Management, June 4, 2012)
Alejandro Escovedo“Big Station” (producer: Tony Visconti; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Fantasy, June 5, 2012)
Fear Factory“The Industralist” (concept album; producer: Rhys Fulber; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Candlelight, June 5, 2012)
Features, The (Nashville quartet)“Wilderness” (first single: “How It Starts”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Serpents and Snakes/BMG Rights/RED, June 5, 2012 – Kings of Leon’s label)
Béla Fleck & The Marcus Roberts Trio“Across the Imaginary Divide” (producers: Fleck, Roberts; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Rounder, June 5, 2012)
David Garrett“Legacy” (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download; see related DVD/Blu-ray below)(Decca, June 5, 2012)
Hives, The“Lex Hives” (producers: The Hives; first single: “Go Right Ahead”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Disques Hives, June 5, 2012)
Kelly Hogan (former member of The Jody Grind and Rock*A*Teens)“I Like to Keep Myself in Pain” (guests: Booker T Jones, James Gadson, Gabriel Roth, Scott Ligon; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(ANTI-, June 5, 2012)
IAmDynamite (Raleigh indie duo)“SuperMegaFantastic” (producer: Blue October bassist Matt Noveskey; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Brando, June 5, 2012)
It Boys! (L.A. rock-pop band)“Introduction” (first single: “Guys Don’t Like Me”; Hear here)(Hollywood Waste, June 5, 2012)
Alan Jackson“Thirty Miles West” (guest: Zac Brown; first single: “So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Alan Country’s Records/EMI Records Nashville, June 5, 2012)
Ramin Karimloo (Iranian-born Canadian vocalist-actor starred in the London production of “Phantom of the Opera”)“Human Heart” (producer: Tom Nichols; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Sony Masterworks, June 5, 2012)
Bap Kennedy (Belfast singer-songwriter)“The Sailor’s Revenge” (Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Proper American, June 5, 2012)
Stacey Kent (jazz singer)“Dreamer in Concertt” (recorded at La Cigale last year in Paris; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Blue Note, June 5, 2012)
Jana Kramer (actress-country singer)“Jana Kramer” (producer: Scott Hendricks; first single: “Good Thing Comin’ On”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Elektra Nashville, June 5, 2012)
Mads Langer (Danish singer)“Behold [MP3 Download]” (Hear here)(Columbia, June 4, 2012)
Lettuce (seven-piece old-school funk band from Brooklyn)“Fly” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Velour Music Group, June 5, 2012)
Liars“WIXIW” (pronounced “wish you”; producers: Liars, Daniel Miller; first single: “No. 1 Against the Rush”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Mute, June 5, 2012)
Lil’ Ed and The Blues Imperials“Jump Start” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Alligator, June 5, 2012)
Scott Lucas & The Married Men“Blood Half Moon” (singer-guitarist Lucas is one-half of Local H; producer: Andy Gerber; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(The End, June 5, 2012)
Amanda Mair (Swedish pop singer)“Amanda Mair [MP3 Download]” (producer: Philip Ekström of The Mary Onettes; first single: “Sense”; Hear here; See here; CD)(Labrador, June 5, 2012)
Marley’s Ghost“Jubilee” (six band originals, with covers of Kris Kristofferson, Levon Helm, Bobby & Shirley Womack, etc.; producer: Cowboy Jack Clement; guests: Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Old Crow Medicine Show, Marty Stuart, Larry Campbell, Byron House, Don Heffington; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Sage Arts, June 5, 2012)
Jennette McCurdy (of Nickelodeon’s “”)“Jennette McCurdy [MP3 Download]” (Hear here)(Capitol Nashville, June 5, 2012)
Melvins Lite (Melvins founders Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover with Trevor Dunn)“Freak Puke” (producers: Toshi Kasai, the Melvins; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Ipecac Recordings, June 5, 2012)
Rhett Miller (of Old 97’s)“The Dreamer” (producer: Miller; guests: Rosanne CVash, Rachael Yamagata, Jerry Marotta; first single: “Out of Love”; Hear here; Vinyl)(Maximum Sunshine/The Orchard, June 5, 2012)
Moore & Moore“Show Me Your Country [MP3 Download]” (producers: Chip Hardy, Moore & Moore; guests: Deborah Allen, Mickey Kelley; first single: “Summer Love”; Hear here; CD)(DOV, June 5, 2012)
Mynabirds, The“Generals” (producer: Richard Swift; first single: “Body of Work”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Saddle Creek, June 5, 2012)
No End of Now (Tampa jazz/power-rock trio)“Some Music We Made [MP3 Download]” (Hear here)(No End of Now, June 5, 2012)
Oh No“OhNoMite” (based on samples from Rudy Ray Moore’s “Dolemite” soundtrack; guests: Erick Sermon, MF Doom, DJ Romes, Evidence, The Alchemist, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Stones Throw, June 5, 2012)
Pomegrantes (Cincinnati art-pop group)“Heaven” (producers: Pomegrantes, Miguel Urbitztondo; Hear here)(Modern Outsider, June 5, 2012)
Pujol“United States of Being” (Hear/read here; Vinyl)(Saddle Creek, June 5, 2012)
Masha Qrella (Berlin-based songwriter)“Analogies” (first single: “Crooked Dreams”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Morr Music, June 5, 2012)
Reynolds & Williams Band“Reynolds & Williams Band” (five-song EP; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Reynolds & Williams Band, June 5, 2012)
Brendan Rivera“No Ocean in Ireland [MP3 Download]” (producers Mike Kalajian, Gregory Dunn; Hear here)(Veggie Co., June 5, 2012)
River City Extension (eight-member band from Toms River, N.J.)“Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Your Anger” (producer: Brian Deck; first single: “Welcome to Pittsburgh”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(XOXO/Anchor & Hope Music, June 5, 2012)
Chris Robinson Band, The“Big Moon Ritual” (producer: Thom Monahan; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Silver Arrow/Megaforce, June 5, 2012)
Rocket Summer, The“Life Will Write the Words” (first single: “Run and Don’t Stop”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Aviate, June 5, 2012)
Xavier Rudd (Australian surf/roots musician)“Spirit Bird” (first single: “Follow the Sun”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download)(SideOneDummy, June 5, 2012)
Emeli Sandé (Scottish singer won the 2012 BRIT Critics Choice Award)“Our Version of Events” (producers: Mike Spencer, Craze & Hoax, Naughty Boy, Paul Herman, Ash Mallard, Ben Harrison, Alicia Keys; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download)(Capitol, June 5, 2012)
Kelli Scarr“Dangling Teeth [MP3 Download]” (Hear here; See here)(Silence Breaks, June 5, 2012)
1776 (rock quartet from Longview, Wash.)“1776” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Beat the World/The End, June 5, 2012)
Shonen Knife“Pop Tune [MP3 Download]” (Hear here; See here)(Good Charamel, June 5, 2012)
A Silent Film (Oxford, U.K., quartet)“Sand & Snow” (first single: “Danny, Dakota & the Wishing Well”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Creative Media, June 5, 2012)
Patti Smith“Banga” (her first album of original material in eight years; producers: Smith and her band; guests: Tom Verlaine, Jack Petruzzelli, Smith’s son Jackson and daughter Jesse Paris; first single: “April Fool”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Columbia, June 5, 2012)
Squackett (Chris Squire & Steve Hackett)“A Life Within a Day” (Hear/read here)(Esoteric Antenna/Cherry Red, June 5, 2012)
Ben Tankard (“The Godfather of Gospel-Jazz”)“Full Tank” (guests: Mark Kibble, Take 6, Gerald Albright, Tim Bowman, Cynthia Jones; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Ben-Jamin’/Universal, June 5, 2012)
Temper Trap, The“The Temper Trap” (producer: Tony Hoffer; first single: “Need Your Love”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Glassnote/Columbia, June 5, 2012)
Anna Ternheim“The Night Visitor” (producers: Matt Sweeney, Dave Ferguson; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download)(V2/Cooperative Music, June 5, 2012)
Truckstop Darlin’“Hope and the Heart It Breaks [MP3 Download]” (first single: “I See You”; Hear here)(Truckstop Darlin’, June 5, 2012)
Ultravox“Brilliant [MP3 Download]” (first album from the original lineup in 28 years; Hear here; Read here)(Chrysalis/EMI, June 5, 2012)
Various artists“Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted [Film soundtrack]” (computer-animated comedy sequel opens June 8; See here; MP3 Download)(Interscope, June 5, 2012)
Various artists“Rock of Ages [Film soundtrack]” (film adapation of the hit Broadway musical stars Tom Cruise, Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Brand, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta and Paul Giamatti; opens in theaters June 15; See here; MP3 Download)(WaterTower Music, June 5, 2012)
Various artists“Victorious 2.0: More Music From the Hit TV Show [TV soundtrack]” (first single: “Make It in America”; Read here; MP3 Download)(Nickelodeon/Columbia, June 5, 2012)
Joe Walsh“Analog Man [CD/DVD]” (his first solo album in 20 years; producer: Jeff Lynne; Hear here; See here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Fantasy/Concord, June 5, 2012)
Neil Young & Crazy Horse“Americana” (Crazy Horse is Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, Poncho Sampedro and Young; producers: Young, John Hanlon, Mark Humphreys; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Reprise, June 5, 2012)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Amen Corner“Round Amen Corner: The Complete Deram Recordings”(U.K. – RPM, June 4, 2012)
April Wine“The Nature of the Beast/Power Play” (1981, 1982 albums on one CD; remastered)(U.K. – BGO, June 4, 2012)
Beatles, The“Yellow Submarine Songtrack” (1968 film soundtrack; Track list; see related DVD and Blu-ray releases below)(Apple/Capitol, June 5, 2012)
David Bowie“The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: 40th Anniversary Edition” (1972 album; remastered; Vinyl/Audio DVD; MP3 Download)(Virgin, June 5, 2012)
Jim Croce“You Don’t Mess Around With Jim [Vinyl]” (1972 album; remastered)(Friday Music, June 5, 2012)
Charlie Daniels Band“Live at Rockpalast” (recorded in 1980; Hear here; MP3 Download; DVD)(MiG, June 5, 2012)
Phil Everly“Star Spangled Springer” (1973 album; remastered)(U.K. – BGO, June 4, 2012)
Roberta Flack“Flashback With Roberta Flack”(Rhino Flashback, June 5, 2012)
Germs“(Gi)” (1979 album, produced by Joan Jett; remastered, with a bonus track, an unreleased original mix of “Caught in My Eye”; Read here)(Real Gone Music, June 5, 2012)
Happenings, The“The Happenings [MP3 Download]” (1966 album; featuring “See You in September”), “Psycle [MP3 Download]” (1966 album; featuring “I Got Rhythm”), “The Happenings Greatest Hits [MP3 Download]” (1969 album; 16 songs)(Rhino, June 5, 2012)
Donny Hathaway“Flashback With Donny Hathaway”(Rhino Flashback, June 5, 2012)
Heart“Strange Euphoria [Box set]” (four CDs, 50 songs, including previously unreleased demos and rarities, and a DVD of the 1976 TV performance of “Dreamboat Annie”; Track list; exclusive box set, with a bonus disc of Led Zeppelin covers; MP3 Download)(Epic/Legacy, June 5, 2012)
Homer“The Complete Recordings” (the Texas psychedelic/hard rock band’s 1970 album, with bonus tracks)(Gear Fab, June 5, 2012)
Jay & The Americans“Sands of Time/Wax Museum/Capture the Moment” (1969, 1970 albums on two CDs; remastered)(U.K. – BGO, June 4, 2012)
Waylon Jennings“Live From Austin TX” (April 1989 performance on “Austin City Limits”)(New West, June 5, 2012)
John Paul Jones“Scream For Help [MP3 Download]” (1985 soundtrack album, featuring Jimmy Page and Jon Anderson)(Rhino, June 5, 2012)
Quincy Jones“Q Live in Paris Circa 1960 [MP3 Download]” (1996 album)(Hip-O, June 5, 2012)
Kaiser Chiefs“Souvenir: The Singles 2004-2012” (16 tracks; Track list)(U.K. – Fiction, June 4, 2012)
KC & The Sunshine Band“Flashback With KC & The Sunshine Band”(Rhino Flashback, June 5, 2012)
B.B. King“Guess Who [MP3 Download]” (1972 album), “The Best of B.B. King [MP3 Download]” (1973 album)(Geffen/UMe, June 5, 2012)
Lenny Kravitz“Mama Said: 21st Anniversary Deluxe Edition” (1991 album; remastered, with 21 bonus tracks; MP3 Download)(Virgin/EMI, June 5, 2012)
Levert“Flashback With Levert”(Rhino Flashback, June 5, 2012)
Maroon 5“Songs About Jane: 10th Anniversary Edition” (2002 album, with 17 bonus demos and unreleased tracks; Track list; Hear here; See here and here; MP3 Download)(A&M/Octone, June 5, 2012)
Curtis Mayfield“Flashback With Curtis Mayfield”(Rhino Flashback, June 5, 2012)
Don McLean“Addicted to Black” (2009 album; MP3 Download)(Proper American, June 5, 2012)
Luis Miguel“Romance: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition [CD/vinyl box set]” (1992 album; remastered)(Warner Music Latina, June 5, 2012)
Ministry“The Very Best of Fixes & Remixes” (24 tracks; MP3 Download)(Cleopatra, June 5, 2012)
Juice Newton“Come to Me/Well Kept Secret/Take Heart” (1977, 1978 and 1979 albums on two CDs; remastered)(U.K. – BGO, June 4, 2012)
Petra“Best of the 80s” (10 songs; Track list; MP3 Download)(Star Song, June 5, 2012)
Quicksilver Messenger Service“Quicksilver Messenger Service” (1968 album; remastered), “Happy Trails” (1969 album; remastered), “Shady Grove” (1969 album; remastered), “Just For Love” (1970 album; remastered), “Quicksilver” (1970 album; remastered), “Quicksilver” (1971 album; remastered), “Comin’ Thru” (1972 album; remastered)(Culture Factory USA, June 5, 2012)
Saxon“The EMI Years (1985-1988) [MP3 Download]” (54 songs)(EMI, June 5, 2012)
Paul Simon“Graceland (25th Anniversary Edition)” (1986 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks; Track list; Vinyl; CD/DVD, with “Under African Skies” DVD; MP3 Download; Collector’s Edition Box Set, Amazon exclusive; see related Blu-ray below)(Columbia/Legacy, June 5, 2012)
Sonny & Cher“Flashback With Sonny & Cher”(Rhino Flashback, June 5, 2012)
Spinners, The“Flashback With The Spinners”(Rhino Flashback, June 5, 2012)
Sugarloaf“Sugarloaf/Spaceship Earth” (1970, 1971 albums; remastered)(U.K. – BGO, June 4, 2012)
Texas Tornados“Live From Austin TX” (1990 performance on “Austin City Limits”)(New West, June 5, 2012)
Transvision Vamp“The Best [MP3 Download]” (17 tracks)(RDEG, June 5, 2012)
Various artists“The Colpix Story Vol. 1 [MP3 Download]” (14 tracks)(Rhino, June 5, 2012)
Various artists“Doo Wop Classics Vol. 1 [MP3 Download]” (10 songs), “Doo Wop Classics Vol. 2 [MP3 Download]” (10 songs)(Rhino, June 5, 2012)
Various artists“Make It Your Sound, Make It Your Scene: Vanguard Records & The 1960s Musical Revolution [Box set]” (four CDs; Read here)(U.K. – Ace, June 4, 2012)
Various artists“Teenage Triangle [MP3 Download]” (12 teen hits from the early 1960s)(Rhino, June 5, 2012)
Johnny Winter“Live Bootleg Series Volume 8” (Vinyl)(Friday Music, June 5, 2012)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Beatles, The“Yellow Submarine [DVD]” (1968 film, restored frame-by-frame; Read here; Blu-ray)(Apple/Capitol, June 5, 2012)
David Garrett“Legacy Live in Baden-Baden [DVD]” (featuring the National Philharmonic of Russia; Blu-ray)(Decca, June 5, 2012)
John Mellencamp“John Mellencamp: It’s About You [DVD]” (a film by Kurt and Ian Markus during his summer 2009 tour with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson; See here; Read here; Blu-ray)(MPI Home Video, June 5, 2012)
Paul Newman, Robert Redford“The Sting [Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy]” (1973 film)(Universal, June 5, 2012)
Paul Simon“Under African Skies (Graceland 25th Anniversary Film) [Blu-ray]” (See here)(Columbia/Legacy, June 5, 2012)
Various artists“National Lampoon’s Animal House [Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy]” (1978 film; DVD)(Universal, June 5, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
Shawn Colvin“Diamond in the Rough: A Memoir [Hardcover]” (Kindle)(William Morrow, June 5, 2012)
Ace Frehley“No Regrets: A Rock & Roll Memoir [Paperback]” (co-authors: Joe Layden, John Ostrosky)(VH1 Books, June 5, 2012)
Paul McCartney“Paul McCartney: The Legend Lives On [Hardcover]” (author: James Kaplan)(Time, June 5, 2012)
Brad Paisley“Diary of a Player: How My Musical Heroes Made a Guitar Man Out of Me [Paperback]” (co-author: David Wild)(Howard Books, June 5, 2012)
Joe Oestreich“Hitless Wonder: A Life in Minor League Rock and Roll [Paperback]” (his memoir about the 20-plus years in the Columbus, Ohio, band Watershed)(Lyons Press, June 5, 2012)
Ken Scott with Bobby Owsinki“Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust: Off-the-record with The Beatles, Bowie, Elton, and so much more. [Hardcover]”(Alfred Music Publishing Co., June 5, 2012)
Stone Roses, The“The Stone Roses: War and Peace [Kindle]” (author: Simon Spence)(Penguin, June 7, 2012)
Yo La Tengo“Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock [Paperback]” (author: Jesse Jarnow; Kindle)(Gotham, June 5, 2012)

Next week: June 12, 2012

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