New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Acrylics (Brooklyn duo) “Lives and Treasure” (producers: Patrick Wimberly, Matt Boynton, Britt Myers; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Friendly Fire Recordings, March 1, 2011)
Alexander (Alexander Ebert, lead singer of Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros) “Alexander” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Community Music/Vagrant, March 1, 2011)
Marsha Ambrosius (of Floetry) “Late Nights & Early Mornings” (collaborators: Alicia Keys, Canei, Dre & Vidal, Just Blaze ; first single: “Hope She Cheats on You [With a Basketball Player]”; Hear here) (J, March 1, 2011)
American Heritage “Sedentary [MP3 Download]” (producer: Buried at Sea’s Sanford Parker; Hear here) (Translation Loss, March 1, 2011)
Beady Eye (offshoot of Oasis, led by Liam Gallagher) “Different Gear, Still Speeding” (producer: Steve Lillywhite; Hear here) (Dangerbird, March 1, 2011)
Big Head Blues Club “100 Years of Robert Johnson” (covers album featuring Big Head Todd and the Monsters, with guests B.B. King, Hubert Sumlin, Honeyboy Edwards, Charlie Musselwhite, Ruthie Foster, Cedric Burnside, Lightnin’ Malcolm; producer: Chris Goldsmith) (Ryko/Big, March 1, 2011)
Blessid Union of Souls “The Mission Field” (Hear here) (MRI Associated Labels, March 1, 2011)
Blow Monkeys, The “Staring at the Sea” (producer: Bob Rose; Hear here; MP3 Download) (U.K. – FOD, Feb. 28, 2011)
Anna Calvi (London singer-guitarist) “Anna Calvi” (producers: Rob Ellis, Calvi; Hear here; Full stream; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Domino, March 1, 2011)
DeVotchKa “100 Lovers” (producer: Craig Schumacher; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl) (Anti-/Epitaph, March 1, 2011)
Dropkick Murphys “Going Out in Style” (Hear here; Vinyl) (Hellcat/Epitaph, March 1, 2011)
Dum Dum Girls “He Gets Me High” (four-song EP, includes a cover of The Smiths’ “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out”; producers: lead singer Dee Dee, Richard Gottehrer, The Raveonettes’ Sune Rose Wagner; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Sub Pop, March 1, 2011)
Linda Eder “Now” (reunited with prolific Broadway and pop composer Frank Wildhorn; producers: Wildhorn, Eder, Jeremy Roberts; Hear here) (Sony Masterworks, March 1, 2011)
Eisley “The Valley” (producers: Gary Leach, Austin Deptula; first single: “Ambulance”; Hear here) (Equal Vision, March 1, 2011)
Forever the Sickest Kids (Dallas rock group) “Forever the Sickest Kids” (Hear here; Read here) (Universal Motown, March 1, 2011)
Go Radio “Lucky Street” (producer: Tim O’Heir; Hear here) (Fearless, March 1, 2011)
Ari Hest “Sunset Over Hope Street” (Hear here) (Downtown/Mercer Street, March 1, 2011)
David Lanz “Liverpool: Re-imagining the Beatles” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Blind Man Sound, March 1, 2011)
Left Lane Cruiser “Junkyard Speed Ball” (producer: Jim Diamond; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Alive, March 1, 2011)
Aaron Lewis (Staind frontman) “Town Line” (seven-song EP; producers: James Stroud, Lewis; guests: George Jones, Charlie Daniels, Chris Young; first single: “Country Boy”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Stroudavarious, March 1, 2011)
Lykke Li “Wounded Rhymes” (producer: Bjorn Yttling of Peter Bjorn & John; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Atlantic, March 1, 2011)
Middle Brother (featuring the lead singers of Deer Tick, Dawes and Delta Spirit) “Middle Brother” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Partisan, March 1, 2011)
Buddy Miller’s Majestic Silver Strings (with Marc Ribot, Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz) “Buddy Miller’s Majestic Silver Strings” (producer: Miller; guests: Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, Lee Ann Womack, Chocolate Genius, Ann McCrary, Julie Miller; Read here; MP3 Download) (New West, March 1, 2011)
NEeMA (Canadian singer-songwriter) “Watching You Think” (producers: Leonard Cohen, Pierre Marchand; first single: “Escape”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download) (SIN, March 1, 2011)
Papercuts “Fading Parade” (producer: Thom Monahan; first single: “White Are the Waves”; Full stream; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Sub Pop, March 1, 2011)
John Popper & The Duskray Troubadours “John Popper & The Duskray Troubadours” (producer: guitarist Jono Manson; first single: “Something Sweet”; Hear here; Read here) (429, March 1, 2011)
Ron Sexsmith “Long Player, Late Bloomer” (producer: Bob Rock; first single: “Love Shines”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Thirty Tigers, March 1, 2011)
Sick Puppies (Australian rock trio) “Polar Opposite [MP3 Download]” (features re-imagined tracks from their sophomore release “Tri-Polar”; producer: Rock Mafia; Hear here) (Virgin, March 1, 2011)
Mike Watt “Hyphenated-Man” (his third rock opera; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (ORG Music/Clenchedwrench, March 1, 2011)
Lucinda Williams “Blessed” (producers: Don Was, Eric Liljestrand, Tom Overby; guests: Elvis Costello, Matthew Sweet, Rami Jaffe, Greg Leisz; Hear here; Full stream; Read here; Deluxe edition; Vinyl) (Lost Highway, March 1, 2011)



Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Chuck Berry “ICON” (best-of) (Geffen/UMe, March 1, 2011)
Bloodhound Gang “ICON: Show Us Your Hits” (12-track best-of) (Geffen/UMe, March 1, 2011)
James Brown “The Singles, Volume Ten: 1975-1979” (2 CDs, 36 tracks) (Hip-O Select, March 1, 2011)
Harry Connick Jr. “Harry Connick Jr. In Concert on Broadway” (recorded in July 2010 at the Neil Simon Theatre; CD/DVD; DVD; Blu-ray) (Marsalis Music/Columbia, March 1, 2011)
Billy Ray Cyrus “ICON” (best-of) (Mercury Nashville/UMe, March 1, 2011)
Melissa Etheridge “ICON” (best-of) (Island/UMe, March 1, 2011)
Four Tops, The “ICON” (best-of) (Motown/UMe, March 1, 2011)
Peter Frampton “ICON” (best-of) (A&M/UMe, March 1, 2011)
Gap Band “ICON” (best-of) (Mercury/UMe, March 1, 2011)
Buddy Holly “ICON” (best-of) (Geffen/UMe, March 1, 2011)
Kool & The Gang “ICON” (12-track best-of) (Mercury/UMe, March 1, 2011)
Loretta Lynn “ICON” (12-track best-of) (MCA Nashville/UMe, March 1, 2011)
Mavericks, The “ICON” (best-of) (MCA Nashville/UMe, March 1, 2011)
Aaron Neville “ICON” (best-of) (A&M/UMe, March 1, 2011)
Parliament “ICON” (best-of) (Island/UMe, March 1, 2011)
Salt-N-Pepa “ICON” (best-of) (Island/UMe, March 1, 2011)
38 Special “ICON” (best-of) (A&M/UMe, March 1, 2011)
Tony! Toni! Toné! “ICON” (best-of) (Motown/UMe, March 1, 2011)
Various artists “WOW #1s” (30 No. 1 Christian hits; MP3 Download) (Word Entertainment, March 1, 2011)
War “ICON: The Hits & More” (best-of; 2 CDs, 24 songs) (Avenue/UMe, March 1, 2011)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Christina Aguilera, Cher “Burlesque [DVD]” (2010 film; Blu-ray) (Screen Gems, March 1, 2011)
Glenn Gould “Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould [DVD]” (director’s cut of the 2009 film; Blu-ray) (Lorber Films, March 1, 2011)
Carole King & James Taylor “Troubadours: The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter [DVD/CD]” (feature film explores the early careers of King and Taylor at the famous Troubadour club in Los Angeles) (Hear Music, March 1, 2011)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Bobby “Blue” Bland “Soul of the Man [Hardcover]” (author: Charles Farley) (University Press of Mississippi, March 1, 2011)
Billy F. Gibbons (of ZZ Top) “Billy F Gibbons: Rock + Roll Gearhead [Paperback]” (co-author: Tom Vickers) (Voyageur Press, March 3, 2011)
Shirley Halperin “American Idol: Celebrating 10 Years (The Official Backstage Pass) [Hardcover]” (Abrams Image, March 1, 2011)
Martin Popoff, David Perri “The Collector’s Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 4: The ’00s [Paperback]” (photographs by Judy Linn) (Collector’s Guide Publishing, March 1, 2011)
Patti Smith “Patti Smith 1969-1976 [Hardcover]” (photographs by Judy Linn) (Abrams Image, March 1, 2011)

Next week: March 8, 2011

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