New stuff

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Adrenaline Mob“Coverta” (eight-song EP of cover versions; Hear here; MP3)(Elm City Music, March 12, 2013)
Aina Haina (Portland, Ore.-based band)“Aina Haina” (pronounced “Eye-na High-na”; Read here; MP3)(Badman Recording Co., March 12, 2013)
The Airborne Toxic Event“The Secret [MP3]” (four-song EP; Hear here)(Island, March 11, 2013)
Audio Adrenaline (former dc Talk member Kevin Max takes over lead vocals)“Kings & Queens” (Hear here; See here; Read here)(Fair Trade Services, March 12, 2013)
Devendra Banhart“Mala” (producers: Banhart, guitarist Noah Georgeson; first single: “Never Seen Such Good Things”; Hear here; Vinyl)(Nonesuch, March 12, 2013)
Biffy Clyro“Opposites” (producer: GGGarth Richardson; first single: “Black Chandelier”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition)(14th Floor/Warner, March 12, 2013)
Bon Jovi“What About Now” (first single: “Because We Can”; Read here; MP3)(Island, March 12, 2013)
David Bowie“The Next Day” (his first album since 2003’s “Reality”; producer: Tony Visconti; first single: “Where Are We Now?”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe edition; Vinyl; MP3)(ISO/Columbia, March 12, 2013)
Capital Kings (electronic pop duo)“Capital Kings” (producers: Cole Walowac, Jonathan White, David Garcia, Toby McKeehan, Joshua Silverberg, Telemitry; Hear here; MP3)(Gotee, March 12, 2013)
The Cash Box Kings“Black Toppin'” (Hear here; MP3)(Blind Pig, March 12, 2013)
Charlotte Church“One & Two [MP3]” (Welsh singer-songwriter’s new EPs of goth rock; Hear here)(Alligator Wine, March 12, 2013)
Eric Clapton“Old Sock” (Hear here; 2 LP + MP3) )(Bushbranch/Surfdog, March 12, 2013)
Commander Cody and his Modern Day Airmen“From the Island” (Hear here; MP3)(Woodstock/MVD, March 12, 2013)
Larry Coryell“The Lift” (Hear here)(Wide Hive, March 12, 2013)
Jason Crabb (Grammy-winning Christian artist)“Love Is Stronger” (producers: Jay DeMarcus, Ed Cash, Wayne Haun; guests: Kari Jobe, Michael English, Joyce Martin Sanders; first singles: “Let Mercy Hold You” and “What the Blood Is For”; Hear here; MP3)(Gaither Music Group, March 12, 2013)

BTW: “This is an album I’ve been waiting to do for years,” Crabb tells P&P. “It offers something for everyone — those who have supported my music for years and those who may be new to the music I record. I have been pretty ‘hands on’ with most of my recordings over the years. This time, I left it to some of the industry’s most respected producers — Jay DeMarcus (of Rascal Flatts), Ed Cash (Kari Jobe, Switchfoot) and Wayne Haun (Celine Dion, Earl Scruggs). They all stretched me in the studio, which is what I wanted.

“When I look at the musicians who played on this album, those who produced and those who were a part of its overall creation, I stand amazed and grateful … and I’m further inspired to go remind audiences everywhere that love is stronger.”

Spencer Day“The Mystery of You” (Hear here; See here; MP3)(Stiletto Entertainment/Concord, March 12, 2013)
Kyle Eastwood“The View From Here” (Hear here)(Jazz Village, March 12, 2013)
Sena Ehrhardt“All In” (producer: Jim Gaines; Hear here; MP3)(Blind Pig, March 12, 2013)
Glee Cast“Come What May [MP3],” “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend / Material Girl [MP3],” “Footloose [MP3],” “In Your Eyes [MP3],” “Old Time Rock & Roll / Danger Zone [MP3],” “Unchained Melody [MP3]”(Columbia, March 12, 2013)
Megan Hilty (actress-singer stars on NBC’s “Smash” and appeared on Broadway in “Wicked” and “9 to 5: The Musical”)“It Happens All the Time” (Hear here)(Sony Masterworks, March 12, 2013)
Daniel Hope“Spheres” (featuring the works of Ludovico Einaudi, Arvo Part, Karl Jenkins, Max Richter, Gabriel Prokofiev, Alex Baranowski, etc.; Hear here; Read here)(Deutsche Grammophon, March 12, 2013)
Shooter Jennings“The Other Life” (guests: Patty Griffin, Scott H. Biram, Jim Dandy; Hear here; Vinyl)(eOne Music, March 12, 2013)
Coco Jones“Made Of [MP3]” (four-song EP; Hear here)(Hollywood, March 12, 2013)
Mindless Behavior (R&B quartet)“All Around the World” (producers: Sean Garrett, Walter Millsap, Rob Wells, Ester Dean, etc.; first single: “Keep Her on the Low”; Hear here; Read here)(Streamline / Interscope, March 12, 2013)
Orianthi (guitarist for Michael Jackson’s ill-fated “This Is It” tour)“Heaven In This Hell” (first single: “Frozen”; Hear here; Read here)(Robo/Fontana, March 12, 2013)
Smash Cast“Heart Shaped Wreckage [MP3],” “A Letter From Cecile [MP3]” (feat. Megan Hilty), “This Will be Our Year [MP3]”(Columbia, March 12, 2013)
Southern Hospitality (Damon Fowler, JP Soars and Victor Wainwright)“Easy Livin'” (producer: Tab Benoit; Hear here; MP3)(Blind Pig, March 12, 2013)
Sugarman (Americana multi-instrumentalist)“After the Blackout [MP3]” (first single: “Ladders”; Hear here)(Diversity, March 12, 2013)
Tegan and Sara“Closer: Tegan and Sara Remixed [MP3]” (six remixes of the single)(Vapor/Warner, March 12, 2013)
Sandi Thom (Scottish singer-songwriter)“Flesh and Blood” (producer: The Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson; guest: Buffy Sainte-Marie; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Guardian Angels, March 12, 2013)
Various artists“Sound City: Real to Reel [Film soundtrack]” (all-new original songs recorded and filmed after a custom-built console from 1972 was installed in Dave Grohl’s 606 Studios. The sessions included Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield, Trent Reznor, Joshua Homme, Rick Nielsen, etc.; See here; DVD; Blu-ray)(RCA, March 12, 2013)
Various artists“Music From The Motion Picture Spring Breakers [MP3]” (Selena Gomez-Vanessa Hudgens film opens March 22; See here; CD)(Big Beat/Atlantic, March 12, 2013)
The Virgins“Strike Gently” (producers: Johnny T Yerington and Gus Oberg, aka The Unicorn Parade; Hear here; Vinyl)(Cult, March 12, 2013)
Wild Belle (Chicago sibling duo)“Isles” (first single: “It’s Too Late”; Hear here; ; See here; MP3)(Columbia, March 12, 2013)
The Woggles“The Big Beat” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Wicked Cool, March 12, 2013)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
All Above Eve“Scarlet and Other Stories [MP3]” (1989 album)(Mercury/UMe, March 12, 2013)
Another Bad Creation“It Ain’t What U Wear, It’s How U Play It [MP3]” (1993 album)(Motown/UMe, March 12, 2013)
Asking Alexandria“Stand Up and Scream [MP3]” (2009 album)(Sumerian, March 12, 2013)
Cameo“Secret Omen [MP3]” (1979 album)(Mercury/UMe, March 12, 2013)
Glen Campbell“By the Time I Get to Phoenix [180-gram vinyl]” (1968 album; remastered)(Capitol, March 12, 2013)
Steven Curtis Chapman“ICON” (11-song best-of)(Sparrow/EMI, March 12, 2013)
The Dandy Warhols“Get Off [MP3]” (2002 EP)(Capitol, March 12, 2013)
Jose Feliciano“Romance in the Night [MP3]” (1983 album)(Motown/UMe, March 12, 2013)
Gaither Vocal Band“ICON” (11-song best-of)(Gaither Music Group/EMI, March 12, 2013)
Marvin Gaye“Marvin Gaye & His Women: 21 Classic Duets [MP3]” (1973 compilation; 21 tracks)(Motown/UMe, March 12, 2013)
Amy Grant“ICON” (11-song best-of; Read here)(Christian Music Group/EMI, March 12, 2013)
Grateful Dead“Dick’s Picks 25: 1978 – New Haven, CT May 10 / Springfield, MA May 11” (four CDs; MP3)(Real Gone Music, March 12, 2013)
Merle Haggard“Swinging Doors [180-gram vinyl]” (1966 album; remastered)(Capitol Nashville, March 12, 2013)
Tom T. Hall“Songs From Sopchoppy [MP3]” (1996 album), “Home Grown [MP3]” (1997 album)(Mercury Nashville/UMe, March 12, 2013)
Jellyfish“Stack-a-Tracks” (instrumental versions of their first two albums)(Omnivore Recordings, March 12, 2013)
Rod McKuen“Listen to the Warm (Deluxe Edition)” (1967 album; remastered, with bonus tracks), “Sold Out at Carnegie Hall (Deluxe Edition)” (1969 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks; two CDs)(Real Gone Music, March 12, 2013)
Newsboys“ICON” (11-song best-of)(Sparrow/EMI, March 12, 2013)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band“The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band [MP3]” (1967 album; includes “Buy for Me the Rain”), “Will the Circle Be Unbroken (40th Anniversary 180g Vinyl Edition) [Box set]” (1972 album; three LPs), “Jealousy 81′ [MP3]” (1981 album), “Let’s Go [MP3]” (1983 album)(Capitol Nashville, March 12, 2013)
Ride“Smile [MP3]” (1990 album, combining the EPs ‘Ride” and “Play”), “Nowhere [MP3]” (1990 album, with seven bonus tracks), “OX4_:The Best of Ride [MP3]” (15 songs)(Rhino/Warner, March 12, 2013)
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles“Time Out for Smokey Robinson and the Miracles [MP3]” (1969 album)(Motown/UMe, March 12, 2013)
Kenny Rogers“The Gambler [180-gram vinyl]” (1978 album; mastered for vinyl by Ron McMaster at Capitol Mastering)(Capitol Nashville, March 12, 2013)
Diana Ross and the Supremes“Cream of the Crop [MP3]” (1968 album), “Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 [MP3]” (1986 compilation; 10 tracks)(Motown/UMe, March 12, 2013)
Del Shannon“The Complete UK Singles (and more) 1961-1966” (two CDs, 41 songs; Read here)(U.K. – Ace, March 11, 2013)
Superdrag“Regretfully Yours [Vinyl]” (1996 album; remastered)(SideOneDummy, March 12, 2013)
Various artists“Above & Beyond: Anjunabeats Volume 10” (four Above & Beyond productions, including a new instrumental club track, plus unreleased material from Arty, Andrew Bayer, Norin & Rad, Super8 & Tab, Boom Jinx, Maor Levi, Kyau & Albert, etc.)(Anjunabeats, March 12, 2013)
Various artists“Playlist + Plus: Motown 50th Anniversary [MP3]” (40 songs; MP3)(Motown/UMe, March 12, 2013)
The Veldt“Marigolds [MP3]” (1992 album)(Mercury/UMe, March 12, 2013)
Wet Willie“Wet Willie’s Greatest Hits [MP3]” (1977 compilation; 10 tracks)(Mercury/UMe, March 12, 2013)
CeCe Winans“ICON” (11-song best-of)(Sparrow/EMI, March 12, 2013)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Cirque Du Soleil“Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away [DVD]” (2012 film; Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy)(Paramount, March 12, 2013)
Ang Lee“Life of Pi [DVD]” (2012 film; Blu-ray; 3D Blu-ray)(20th Century Fox, March 12, 2013)
Amos Lee“Amos Lee: Live from the Artists Den [DVD]” (filmed at the Fox Theatre in Tucson, Ariz.; guests: Calexico and the Silver Thread Trio)(Blue Note/Artists Den, March 12, 2013)
Pat Metheny Group“We Live Here: Live in Japan [DVD]” (filmed during their 1995 tour; See here)(Eagle Rock, March 12, 2013)
Queen“Live at Wembley Stadium: 25th Anniversary Edition [DVD]” (two discs, with previously unseen footage; contains both shows from July 11-12, 1986; See here)(Eagle Rock, March 12, 2013)
Various artists“Who Framed Roger Rabbit: 25th Anniversary Edition [DVD/Blu-ray]” (1988 film)(Touchstone, March 12, 2013)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
Ruthann Godollei“How to Create Your Own Gig Posters, Band T-Shirts, Album Covers & Stickers [Paperback]”(Voyageur Press, March 15, 2013)
Richard Hell“I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp: An Autobiography [Hardcover]” (Kindle)(Ecco, March 12, 2013)
Bobby Keys“Every Night’s a Saturday Night: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Life of Legendary Sax Man Bobby Keys [Paperback]”(Counterpoint, March 12, 2013)
Pantera“Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera [Hardcover]” (author: Rex Brown; Kindle)(Da Capo Press, March 12, 2013)

Next week: March 19