New stuff

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Adelitas Way (Las Vega rock quartet)“Home School Valedictorian” (producer: Dave Bassett; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Virgin, June 7, 2011)
The Air I Breathe (New Jersey metalcore quintet)“Great Faith in Fools” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Velocity/Rise, June 7, 2011)
All Time Low“Dirty Work” (producers: Mike Green, Matt Squire, Butch Walker, John Fields; guest: Maja Ivarsson of The Sounds; first single: “I Feel Like Dancin'”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Interscope, June 7, 2011)
Anathema“We’re Here Because We’re Here” (producers: Anathema; mixed by Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson; first single: “Dreaming Light”; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download)(The End, June 7, 2011)
Jill Andrews“The Mirror” (Hear here)(Thirty Tigers, June 7, 2011)
Arch Enemy“Khaos Legions” (Hear here; Read here)(Century Media, June 7, 2011)
Arctic Monkeys“Suck It and See” (producer: James Ford; guest: Josh Homme; first single: “Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Domino, June 7, 2011)
Atari Teenage Riot“Is This Hyperreal? [MP3 Download]” (Hear here)(Digital Hardcore Recordings/Dim Mak, June 7, 2011)
Marty Balin“The Witcher” (Hear here)(Balince Music, June 7, 2011)
Battles“Gloss Drop” (guests: Gary Numan, Kazu Makino, Yamantaka Eye, Matias Aguayo; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Warp, June 7, 2011)
Bedouin Soundclash“Light the Horizon” (producer: King Britt; first single: “Mountain Top”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Pirates Blend, June 7, 2011)
Benny Benassi“Electroman” (guests: T-Pain, Chris Brown, Kelis,, Jean Baptiste; first single: “Cinema,” feat. Gary Go; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Ultra, June 7, 2011)
Black Lips“Arabia Mountain” (producer: Mark Ronson; first single: “Modern Art”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Vice, June 7, 2011)
Blindside“With Shivering Hearts We Wait” (producer: Howard Benson; Hear here; MP3 Download)(INO/RED, June 7, 2011)
Mike Bloom (of The Elected)“King of Circles” (producer: Bloom; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download)(Little Record Company, June 7, 2011)
Grayson Capps (Mobile, Ala., singer-songwriter)“The Lost Cause Minstrels” (producers: Capps, Trina Shoemaker; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Royal Potato Family, June 7, 2011)
Tommy Castro“Tommy Castro Presents the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue — Live!” (recorded on one of The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruises; guests: Javina Magness, Michael Burks, Joe Louis Walker, etc.; MP3 Download)(Alligator, June 7, 2011)
City and Colour“Little Hell” (producer: Alex Newport; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Vagrant, June 7, 2011)
Coldplay“Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall [MP3 Download]” (first single from their forthcoming Brian Eno-produced album; Hear here)(Capitol/EMI, June 5, 2011)
Corea, Clarke & White (pianist Chick Corea, bassist Stanley Clarke and drummer Lenny White)“Forever” (a two-CD set of jazz trio standards, updated Return to Forever songs, new music, etc.; guests: Chaka Khan, Jean Luc-Ponty, Bill Connors; MP3 Download)(Concord, June 7, 2011)
Andrea Corr“Lifelines” (her first solo album in more than four years includes covers of The Velvet Underground, Kirsty MacColl, Harry Nilsson, Ron Sexsmith, Nick Drake, The Blue Nile, etc.; producers: John Reynolds, Brian Eno; first single: “Tinseltown in the Rain”; Hear here; Read here)(U.K. – Atlantic, June 6, 2011)
Cults (NYC pop duo)“Cults” (producers: Cults; first single: “You Know What I Mean”; Hear here; Full stream; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(In the Name of/Columbia, June 7, 2011)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. (Detroit indie-pop duo)“It’s a Corporate World” (first single: “Morning Thought”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Quite Scientific, June 7, 2011)
Dawes (Robbie Robertson’s live band)“Nothing Is Wrong” (guests: Jackson Browne, Benmont Tench; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(ATO, June 7, 2011)
Chris Difford (of Squeeze)“Cashmere If You Can” (producer: Leo Abrahams; Hear here; MP3 Download)(SMMC Media, June 7, 2011)
Ronnie Dunn“Ronnie Dunn” (his first post-Brooks & Dunn solo album; producer: Dunn; first single: “Bleed Red”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Arista Nashville, June 7, 2011)
Def Leppard“Mirrorball: Live & More” (two-CD live album, recorded during the group’s 2008 “Songs From the Sparkle Lounge” tour; Read here)(U.K. – Island, June 6, 2011)
Joe Ely“Satisfied at Last” (Read here; MP3 Download)(Rack’Em/Redeye, June 7, 2011)
Nik Freitas (L.A.-based multi-instrumentalist)“Saturday Night Underwater” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Little Record Company, June 7, 2011)
Fucked Up (Toronto experimental punk group)“David Comes to Life” (rock opera set in Thatcherite Britain; producer: Shane Stonebeck; Hear here; Full stream; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Matador, June 7, 2011)
Grascals, The“Dance Til Your Stockings Are Hot and Ravelin’ (A Tribute to the Music of ‘The Andy Griffith Show'” (producers: The Grascals; first single: “Dooley”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download)(BluGrascal/Saguaro Road/Time Life, June 7, 2011)

BTW: “We approached these timeless songs with care and worked tirelessly to get them to sound just like they did back when we were all camped in front of the TV. The CD includes one original ‘Boy, Giraffes Are Selfish,’ taken from a line from one episode,” lead singer/left-handed guitarist Jamie Johnson tells P&P.

“All of us are huge fans of the show. We’re borderline experts,” says bass player Terry Smith. “We even have trivia contests with our audiences on the road.”

“We quote dialogue back and forth on the bus,” adds guitarist/vocalist Terry Eldredge. “And we do have a real affinity for the show. I firmly believe that each of the episodes offers up a real moral code that we should all aspire to live by. Smitty and I watch the show every night.”

Brent Hinds (Mastodon guitarist)“Fiend Without a Face/West End Motel” (2 CDs; Hear here and here; MP3 Download)(Rocket Science, June 7, 2011)
Hiromi“Voice” (Hear/see here; MP3 Download)(Telarc, June 7, 2011)
Hooray For Earth“True Loves” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Dovecote, June 7, 2011)
Daniel Isaiah (Montreal indie songwriter)“High Twilight” (Hear here)(Secret City, June 7, 2011)
Joe Jackson Trio“Live Music” (from their 2010 European tour; includes covers of The Beatles’ “Girl,” David Bowie’s “Scary Monsters” and Ian Dury’s “Inbetweenies”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download)(Razor & Tie, June 7, 2011)
Jessica 6 (dance trio)“See the Light” (first single: “White Horse”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download)(Peace Frog, June 7, 2011)
Sondre Lerche“Sondre Lerche” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download, with bonus track)(Mona, June 7, 2011)
Branford Marsalis & Joey Calderazzo“Songs of Mirth and Melancholy” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Marsalis Music, June 7, 2011)
Morbid Angel“Illud Divinum Insanus” (death-metal band’s first studio album since 2003’s “Heretic” and also its first release with original vocalist/bassist David Vincent since 1995’s “Domination”; Read here; MP3 Download)(Season of Mist, June 7, 2011)
Peter Murphy“Ninth” (his first album since 2004; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Nettwerk, June 7, 2011)
Youssou N’Dour“Dakar-Kingston” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Decca, June 7, 2011)
Nick 13 (founder of the band Tiger Army)“Nick 13” (producers: Greg Leisz, James Intveld; guests: Lloyd Green, Sara Watkins, Leisz, Intveld, Josh Grange, Eddie Perez, Mitch Marine; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Sugar Hill, June 7, 2011)
Dustin O’Halloran (Berlin-based, Los Angeles-born, composer/pianist)“Vorleben [MP3 Download]” (recorded live in Berlin’s Grunewald Church; Hear here)(FatCat, June 7, 2011)
Brian Olive“Two of Everything [MP3 Download]” (producers: Olive, The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach; Hear here)(Alive Naturalsound, June 7, 2011)
Patrolled By Radar“Be Happy” (producer: Los Straitjacket’s Peter Curry; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Knitting Factory, June 7, 2011)
Rod Picott“Welding Burns [MP3 Download]” (producers: Picott, David Henry; Hear here)(Welding Rod, June 7, 2011)
Postelles, The“The Postelles” (producers: The Postelles, Albert Hammond Jr.; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(+1, June 7, 2011)
Rosebuds, The“Loud Planes Fly Low” (Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Merge, June 7, 2011)
Diane Schuur“The Gathering” (covers of 10 classic country songs; producer: Steve Buckingham; guests: Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Mark Knopfler, Larry Carlton, Kirk Whalum; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Vanguard, June 7, 2011)
Duncan Sheik“Covers 80s” (includes covers of Tears For Fears, Depeche Mode, Thompson Twins, Howard Jones, The Cure, etc.; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Sneaky/MRI, June 7, 2011)
Tea Leaf Green“Radio Tragedy!” (producer: Jeremy Black; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Thirty Tigers, June 7, 2011)
Tedeschi Trucks Band (11-member group)“Revelator” (producers: Derek Trucks, Jim Scott; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Sony Masterworks, June 7, 2011)
Tech N9ne“All 6’s and 7’s” (24 songs; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Strange Music, June 7, 2011)
Tombs“Path of Totality” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Relapse, June 7, 2011)
Randy Travis“Anniversary Celebration” (marking his 25th year in music; guests: Brad Paisley, Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney, Josh Turner, Alan Jackson, Don Henley, Tim McGraw, Shelby Lynn, Carrie Underwood, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, George Jones, Lorrie Morgan, Ray Price, Gene Watson, etc.; See here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Warner, June 7, 2011)
Frank Turner“England Keep My Bones” (producer: Tristan Ivemy; guests: Hold Steady keyboardist Franz Nicolay, Emily Barker, Chris T T, Unbelievable Truth’s Andy Yorke; first single: “I Still Believe”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Xtra Mile Recordings/Epitaph, June 7, 2011)
Various artists“The Book of Mormon [Original Broadway cast recording]” (from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of “South Park,” and Robert Lopez, co-creator of “Avenue Q”; Read here; MP3 Download)(Sh-k-Boom/Ghostlight, June 7, 2011)
Various artists“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying [Original Broadway cast recording]” (starring Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette; See here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Decca Broadway, June 7, 2011)
Various artists“Vans Warped Tour ’11: 2011 Tour Compilation” (50 songs; MP3 Download)(SideOneDummy, June 7, 2011)
Gene Watson & Rhonda Vincent“Your Money and My Good Looks” (first single: “Gone For Good”; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Upper Management Music, June 7, 2011)
Wooden Birds, The (American Analog Set frontman and Broken Social Scene collaborator Andrew Kenny)“Two Matchsticks” (guests: Ben Gibbard, members of Ola Podrida, and Wooden Birds touring members Matt Pond and Leslie Sisson; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Barsuk, June 7, 2011)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Justin Bieber“My Worlds Acoustic” (2010 album, originally released at Walmart and Sam’s Club stores; MP3 Download)(Island, June 7, 2011)
Black Sabbath“Born Again: Deluxe Edition” (1983 album; remastered, with a second CD of bonus material; Read here)(U.K. – Sanctuary/Universal, June 6, 2011)
David Bowie“Golden Years (David Bowie Vs KCRW) [EP]” (the original 1975 hit, with four new remixes; MP3 Download)(Virgin/EMI, June 7, 2011)
Chick Corea“The Definitive Chick Corea on Stretch and Concord” (21 songs; MP3 Download)(Stretch, June 7, 2011)
Depeche Mode“dEpEchE modE — rEmixEs 2: 81-11” (39 tracks; Read here; 3 CDs; MP3 Download)(Reprise, June 7, 2011)
Fats Domino“The Imperial Singles, Volume 4: 1959-1961” (26 tracks)(U.K. – Ace, June 6, 2011)
Marvin Gaye“What’s Going On: 40th Anniversary [2 CD/LP Super Deluxe Edition]” (1971 album; remastered; MP3 Download)(Motown/UMe, June 7, 2011)
Sammy Hagar“Street Machine” (1979 album; remastered)(Plastic Head America, June 7, 2011)
Iron Maiden“From Fear to Eternity: The Best of 1990-2010” (2 CDs, 23 tracks; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Universal, June 7, 2011)
George Jones“Great Country Hits of the ’60s” (12 songs; MP3 Download)(Time Life, June 7, 2011)
Kool Moe Dee“Kool Moe Dee” (1986 album; remastered)(Traffic/The Orchard, June 7, 2011)
Dean Martin“Classic Dino: The Best of Dean Martin” (14 tracks; MP3 Download), “Dino: The Essential Dean Martin” (2 CDs, 36 songs, including the previously unreleased “Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody”; MP3 Download)(Capitol/EMI, June 7, 2011)
Dean Martin“Cool Then, Cool Now [Box set]” (2 CDs and a book)(Hip-O/UMe, June 7, 2011)
Chris Mills“Heavy Years 2000-2010 [MP3 Download]” (12 tracks from his last four albums, plus two new songs; Hear here)(Ernest Jenning Record Co., June 7, 2011)
Montrose“Montrose” (1974 album; remastered)(Plastic Head America, June 7, 2011)
Mott the Hoople“Live in Sweden 1971 [Vinyl]”(Sireena, June 7, 2011)
Quiet Riot“Quiet Riot” (1988 album; remastered)(Plastic Head America, June 7, 2011)
Paul Simon“Paul Simon” (1972 album; remastered, with bonus tracks), “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon” (1973 album; remastered, with bonus tracks), “Paul Simon in Concert/Live Rhymin’ “ (1974 album; remastered, with bonus tracks), “Still Crazy After All These Years” (1975 album; remastered, with bonus tracks)(Columbia/Legacy, June 7, 2011)

BTW: Bonus tracks for “Paul Simon” – demos of “Duncan” and “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard” and an unreleased “Paranoia Blues.”

Bonus tracks for “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon” – work-in-progress “Let Me Live in Your City,” acoustic demos of “Take Me to the Mardi Gras” and “Loves Me Like a Rock,” an unfinished demo of “American Tune.”

Bonus tracks for “Still Crazy After All These Years” – demos of “Slip Slidin’ Away” and “Gone At Last” (with The Jessy Dixon Singers).

Simply Red“Simply Red Farewell: Live in Concert at Sydney Opera House [CD/DVD]” (recorded in October 2010)(Capitol/EMI, June 7, 2011)
Frank Sinatra“Ring-a-Ding-Ding” (1961 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks, including the previously unreleased “Have You Met Miss Jones?”)(Concord, June 7, 2011)
Candi Staton“Evidence: The Complete Fame Records Masters” (2 CDs, 48 songs)(U.K. – Kent/Ace, June 6, 2011)
Various artists“Come Together: Black America Sings Lennon & McCartney” (Beatles covers by Al Green, Chubby Checker, Little Richard, Otis Redding, Fats Domino, Aretha Franklin, etc.; 24 songs; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Ace, June 6, 2011)
Roger Waters“Roger Waters Collection [Box set]” (eight-disc set includes all his solo albums plus the live “In the Flesh” CD and DVD)(U.K. – Sony, June 6, 2011)
Whitesnake“Live at Donington 1990 [CD/DVD]” (recorded Aug. 18, 1990, during the Monsters of Rock at Castle Donington festival, now known as Download; Hear here; DVD; MP3 Download)(Frontiers, June 7, 2011)
Deniece Williams“Let’s Hear It For the Boy” (1984 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks)(U.K. – BBR, June 6, 2011)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
AC/DC“AC/DC: Let There Be Rock [DVD]” (concert documentary filmed at the Pavillion De Paris in December 1979; See here; Blu-ray)(Warner Bros. Pictures, June 7, 2011)
Elvis Costello“Spectacle: Elvis Costello with … — Season Two [DVD]” (includes interviews and performances by Bono and The Edge, Bruce Springsteen, Neko Case, Sheryl Crow, Nick Lowe, Richard Thompson, Allen Toussaint, Levon Helm, etc.; See here; Blu-ray)(Video Service Corp., June 7, 2011)
Sheryl Crow“Miles From Memphis: Live at the Pantages Theatre [DVD]” (November 2010 concert in Hollywood; See here; Blu-ray)(Eagle Rock, June 7, 2011)
Various artists“The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert [Blu-ray]” (1994 film)(MGM, June 7, 2011)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
Rick Beyer“The Greatest Music Stories Never Told [Hardcover]” (subtitled “100 tales from music history to astonish, bewilder, and stupefy”; Beyer is the author of the popular “Greatest Stories Never Told” book series, and is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has been seen on The History Channel, A&E, and National Geographic Channel)(Harper, June 7, 2011)
Bob Marley“Bob Marley: The Untold Story [Paperback]” (author: Chris Salewicz)(Faber & Faber, June 7, 2011)
Dave Matthews Band“So Much to Say: Dave Matthews Band — 20 Years on the Road [Paperback]” (author: Nikki Van Noy; Kindle)(Touchstone, June 7, 2011)
Randy Rhoads“Crazy Train: The High Life and Tragic Death of Randy Rhoads [Paperback]” (author: Joel McIver; foreward by Zakk Wylde)(Jawbone Press, June 7, 2011)

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