New stuff

Artist:Title:Label:
Alpha Rev“Bloom” (producer: Dwight Baker; first single: “Sing Loud”; Hear here; MP3)(Kirtland)
Anthrax“Anthems” (EP includes covers of “Anthem” by Rush, Thin Lizzy’s “Jailbreak,” AC/DC’s “TNT,” Cheap Trick’s “Big Eyes,” Boston’s “Smokin’,” Journey’s “Keep On Runnin’ “; Hear here; MP3)(Megaforce, March 18)
KaiL Baxley (folk ‘n’ soul singer)“Heatstroke/The Wind and the War” (Hear here; MP3)(Forty Below)
The Black Crowes“Wiser for the Time [MP3]” (26-song live collection, including a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You”; Hear here; Vinyl)(Silver Arrow/Megaforce)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club“Specter At The Feast” (Hear here; MP3)(Abstract Dragon/Vagrant)
Billy Bragg“Tooth & Nail” (his first album in five years; producer: Joe Henry; first single: “Handyman Blues”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Deluxe Edition; MP3)(Essential Music)
Clutch“Earth Rocker” (producer: Machine; first single: “Earth Rocker”; Hear here; Vinyl)(Weathermaker Music)
The Copper Gamins (blues-garage rock duo)“Los Niños de Cobre” (Hear here; MP3)(Saustex)
Dirtyphonics (French electronic dance music quartet)“Irreverence [MP3]” (guests: Liela Moss, Foreign Beggars, Modestep; Hear here)(Dim Mak)
Jungle Rot (death metal band from Kenosha, Wis.)“Terror Regime” (Hear/read here; MP3)(Victory)
Kerli (L.A. singer-songwriter, producer)“Utopia [MP3]” (seven-song EP; producer: Krief; Hear here; See here)(Island)
Patrick Krief (longtime guitarist for The Dears)“Hundred Thousand Pieces” (producer: Krief; Hear here)(Rock Ridge Music)
The London Suede“Bloodsports” (first single: “Barriers”; Hear here; MP3)(Suede Ltd)
Lordi“To Beast or Not To Beast” (producer: Michael Wagener; first single: “The Riff”; Hear here; MP3)(The End)
Low“The Invisible Way” (producer: Jeff Tweedy; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Sub Pop)
Brian McKnight“More Than Words” (guest: Colbie Caillat; first single: “Sweeter”; Hear here; MP3)(eOne Music)
Kacey Musgraves“Same Trailer Different Park” (producers: Musgraves, Shane McAnally, Luke Laird; first single: “Merry Go ‘Round”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Mercury Nashville)
The Ocean Blue“Ultramarine” (their first album in more than 10 years; producers: singer David Schelzel, drummer Peter Anderson; first single: “Sad Night, Where Is Morning?”; Hear here; See/read here; MP3)(Korda)
Sam Page“Breach [MP3]” (producer: Page; Hear here)(Sam Page)
The Paranoid Style“The Purposes of Music in General [MP3]” (six-song EP; Hear here)(Bar/None)
Kelly Richey (blues-rock guitarist)“Sweet Spirit” (Hear here; MP3)(Sweet Lucy)
Rival Sons“Head Down” (released in the blues rock band’s native U.K. in September 2012; producer: Dave Cobb; first single: “Keep On Swinging”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Century Media)
Draco Rosa“Vida” (includes duets with Shakira, Ricky Martin, Jose Feliciano, Mané, Romeo Santos, etc.; first single: “Més y Més”; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Sony U.S. Latin)
Arrica Rose & the …’s“Lucky [MP3]” (Hear here)(pOprOck, March 22)
Josh Rouse“The Happiness Waltz” (producer: Brad Jones; Hear here; Vinyl)(Yep Roc)
Sasha“Involver 3 “ (two CDs, 19 tracks; mix album features The XX, Little Dragon, Foals, ThermalBear, Blondes, Ananda Project, James Zabiela, Keep Shelly In Athens, etc.; Hear here)(U.K. – Ministry of Sound, March 18)
Six Feet Under“Unborn” (first single: “Zombie Blood Curse”; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Metal Blade)
Rick Springfield“Songs For the End of the World: Acoustic Version [MP3]” (Hear here)(UMe)
The Staves (acoustic folk rock trio of sisters from Watford, England)“Dead & Born & Grown [MP3]” (producers: Glyn Johns, Ethan Johns; Hear here)(Atlantic)
Marnie Stern“The Chronicles of Marnia” (first single: “Year of the Glad”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Kill Rock Stars)
Tear Out the Heart (metalcore band)“Violence” (Hear here; MP3)(Victory)
Tecla“We Are the Lucky Ones” (first single: “Fake Tears”; Hear here; MP3)(Mayimba Music)
Rich Thompson (jazz drummer)“Less Is More” (Read here; MP3)(Origin)
Justin Timberlake“The 20/20 Experience” (first single: “Suit & Tie,” feat. Jay-Z; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(RCA)
William Tyler (of Lambchop)“Impossible Truth” (producer: Mark Nevers; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Merge)
Various artists“Spring Breakers [Film soundtrack]” (Selena Gomez-Vanessa Hudgens film opens March 22; See here; MP3)(Big Beat/Atlantic)
Various artists“The Walking Dead: AMC Original Soundtrack – Vol. 1 [TV soundtrack]” (Read here; MP3)(Republic)
Walk Off the Earth“R.E.V.O.” (an acronym for the band’s motto “Realize Every Victory Outright”; 10 original songs, plus a cover of Goyte’s “Somebody That I Used to Know”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Columbia)
Woodkid (French singer-musician Yoann Lemoine)“The Golden Age [MP3]” (Hear here)(Interscope)
Thalia Zedek Band“Via” (Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Thrill Jockey)

Reissues

Artist:Title:Label:
Trace Adkins“ICON” (best-of)(Capitol Nashville)
Alien Ant Farm“ICON” (best-of)(Universal/UMe)
Duane Allman“Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective [Box set]” (seven CDs, 129 tracks; Read here)(Rounder)
Bachman-Turner Overdrive“Head On [MP3]” (1975 album)(Mercury/UMe)
Bobby Bare“The Real Thing / I Hate Goodbyes / Ride Me Down Easy” (1970, 1973 albums on one CD; remastered)(Omni Recording Corp.)
The Beach Boys“ICON” (best-of)(Capitol)
Harry Belafonte“Calypso [Hybrid SACD]” (1956 album; remastered)(Audio Fidelity)
Pat Benatar“ICON” (best-of)(Capitol)
blink-182“ICON” (best-of)(Geffen/UMe)
Daryl Braithwaite“Edge [MP3]” (1988 album), “Taste the Salt [MP3]” (1993 album), “Rise [MP3]” (1990 album), “Six Moons (The Best of Daryl Braithwaite 1988-1994) [MP3]” (1994 compilation)(Columbia)
Chris Cagle“ICON” (best-of)(Capitol Nashville)
Glen Campbell“ICON” (best-of)(Capitol)
Captain & Tennille“ICON” (best-of)(A&M/UMe)
Belinda Carlisle“ICON” (11-song best-of; MP3)(Geffen/UMe)
Commodores“Greatest Hits [MP3]” (1975 compilation)(Motown/UMe)
Bing Crosby“Bing in Dixieland” (1956-57 recordings), “El Señor Bing” (1960 album), “Return to Paradise Islands” (1963 album), “A Southern Memoir” (1975 album), “Seasons: The Closing Chapter” (1977 album), “Bing & Rosie: The Crosby-Clooney Radio Sessions,” “Bing Sings the Great American Songbook,” “Bing Sings the Sinatra Songbook,” “On the Sentimental Side,” “So Rare: Treasures From the Crosby Archive”(Bing Crosby Enterprises/Universal)
Mary Cutrufello“When the Night Is Through [MP3]” (1998 album)(Mercury/UMe)
John Denver“Live at Cedar Rapids 12/10/87” (two CDs, 30 songs; MP3)(Relayer Friday)
Fats Domino“Live From Austin TX”(New West)
Electronic“Electronic: Special Edition” (1991 album; remastered; two CDs, with previously unreleased versions and rarities; Read here)(U.K. – EMI, March 18)
Everclear“ICON” (best-of)(Capitol)
Donna Fargo“Winners [MP3]” (1986 album)(Mercury/UMe)
Ella Fitzgerald“Best of the BBC Vaults [CD/DVD]”(Verve)
The Four Tops“On Top & Reach Out [MP3]” (1966, 1967 albums; 24 songs), “Anthology [MP3]” (1983 compilation; 41 songs)(Motown/UMe)
Merle Haggard“Live From Austin TX”(New West)
Susanna Hoffs“Susanna Hoffs [MP3]” (1996 album)(Mercury/UMe)
Inspiral Carpets“Life: Extended Edition [CD/DVD]” (1990 album; remastered; the DVD contains their G-Mex performance “21790”; Read here)(U.K. – Mute/EMI, March 18)
Quincy Jones and His Orchestra“Quincy Plays For Pussycats [MP3]” (1965 album)(Verve)
Kris Kristofferson“Live From Austin TX”(New West)
Level 42“Standing in the Light [MP3]” (1983 album), “Staring at the Sun [MP3]” (1988 album)(Polydor/UMe)
Jerry Lee Lewis“Live From Austin TX”(New West)
Liberace“ICON” (best-of)(Universal)
New Found Glory“ICON” (best-of)(Geffen/UMe)
Poison“ICON” (best-of)(Capitol)
Elvis Presley“Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite (Legacy Edition)” (1973 album; remastered; two CDs; MP3)(RCA/Legacy)
Otis Redding“The Complete Stax/Volt Singles [Box set]” (four discs)(Shout! Factory)
André Rieu“ICON” (best-of)(Universal/UMe)
Diana Ross“Baby It’s Me [MP3]” (1977 album)(Motown/UMe)
Diana Ross & The Supremes“Let the Sunshine In [MP3]” (1969 album)(Motown/UMe)
Something Corporate“ICON” (best-of)(Geffen/UMe)
The Temptations“Psychedelic Shack [MP3]” (1970 album)(Motown/UMe)
Tower of Power“Bump City [MP3]” (1972 album), “Back to Oakland [MP3]” (1974 album), “Urban Renewal [MP3]” (1975 album), “In the Slot [MP3]” (1975 album)(Rhino/Warner)
Ugly Kid Joe“As Ugly As They Wanna Be [MP3]” (1991 album)(Island/UMe)
Various artists“The World Needs Changing: Street Funk & Jazz Grooves 1967-1976” (20 tracks; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Beat Goes Public, March 18)
The Who“Join Together: Live Performances From the 1989 U.S. Tour [MP3]” (Hear here; Read here)(Geffen/UMe)
Brian Wilson“Brian Wilson [180-gram vinyl]” (1988 album; remastered)(Friday Music)
Yes“Going for the One [180-gram vinyl]” (1977 album; remastered)(Friday Music)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist:Title:Label:
Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe“Les Misérables [DVD]” (2012 film; Blu-ray + DVD)(Universal, March 22)
Paul Rudd“This Is 40 [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray + DVD)(Universal, March 22)
Various artists“Porky’s [Blu-ray]” (1982 film)(20th Century Fox)
Various artists“Love For Leon: A Benefit to Save the Barn [DVD/CD]” (two DVDs, two CDs; October 2012 tribute concert to the late Band member at the Meadowlands; the concert was directed by Don Was; contributors: Roger Waters, John Mayer, Joe Walsh, Gregg Allman, Grace Potter, Garth Hudson, Mavis Staples, etc.; See here; Blu-ray)(ATO)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher:
Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton“Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey [Kindle]”(Grove Press)
Prince“I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon [Hardcover]” (author: Touré; Kindle)(Atria Books)

Next week: March 26