New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Anti-Flag “The General Strike” (producers: Anti-Flag; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (SideOneDummy, March 20, 2012)
Avalanche City “Love Love Love EP [MP3 Download]” (four songs; Hear here) (Roadrunner, March 20, 2012)
Birdy “Birdy” (producers: Rich Costey, Jim Abbiss, James Ford, Alex H.N.Gilbert; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Warner, March 20, 2012)
Diggy (rapper, son of “Rev. Run” Simmons) “Unexpected Arrival” (guests: Jadakiss, Jeremih; new single: “Do It Like You”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Atlantic, March 20, 2012)
Melanie Fiona (Canadian-Guyanese singer) “The MF Life” (producers: Salaam Remi, No ID, Andrea Martin; guests: NAS, B.o.B, John Legend, J. Cole; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Universal Republic/Title 9/SRC, March 20, 2012)
Grascals, The “Life Finds a Way” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Crossroads, March 20, 2012)
Casey James (“American Idol” season 9 finalist) “Casey James” (producers: James, Chris Lindsey; first single: “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night”; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (19 Recordings/BNA, March 20, 2012)
Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons “Happy Book” (double album; producer: Gregg Williams; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Response, March 20, 2012)
Lost in the Trees (North Carolina collective) “A Church That Fits Our Needs” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Anti-/Epitaph, March 20, 2012)
Magic Castles “Magic Castles” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (‘a’ Records, March 20, 2012)
Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s “Rot Gut, Domestic” (producer: John Congleton; first single: “Prozac Rock”; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Mariel Recording Company, March 20, 2012)
Brad Mehldau Trio “Ode” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Nonesuch, March 20, 2012)
Mirrorring (experimental duo) “Foreign Body [MP3 Download]” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; CD) (kranky, March 19, 2012)
Odd Future (11-member collective, feat. Tyler The Creator, Frank Ocean, Hodgy Beats, Leftbrain) “The OF Tape Vol. 2” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Odd Future/Sony/ RED Distribution, March 20, 2012)
One Direction (British boy band was a 2010 finalist on the U.K. “X Factor”) “Up All Night” (producers: Ash Howes, BeatGeek, Brian Rawling, Carl Falk, Jimmy Joker, Matt Squire, Paul Meehan, Rami Yacoub, RedOne, Richard “Biff” Stannard, Toby Gad, etc.; Hear here; Deluxe Yearbook Edition; MP3 Download) (Syco Music/Columbia, March 20, 2012)
Robert Pollard (of Guided By Voices) “Mouseman Cloud [MP3 Download]” (producer: Todd Tobias; Hear/read here; Vinyl) (GBV, March 20, 2012)
Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth guitarist) “Between the Times and the Tides” (Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Matador, March 20, 2012)
Luke Roberts “The Iron Gates at Throop and Newport” (producer: Marky Nevers; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Thrill Jockey, March 20, 2012)
Daniel Rossen (of Grizzly Bear and Department of Eagles) “Silent Hour/Golden Mile” (five-song EP; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Warp, March 20, 2012)
Anoushka Shankar (sitarist-composer-conductor is the daughter of Ravi Shankar) “Traveller” (producer: Javier Limón; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Deutsche Grammophon, March 20, 2012)
Sharks (English punk rock band) “No Gods” (producer: Brian McTernan; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Rise, March 20, 2012)
Shins, The “Port of Morrow” (drummer Jesse Sandoval and keyboardist Mary Crandall are no longer in the band; producer: Greg Kurstin; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Aural Apothecary/Columbia, March 20, 2012)
Esperanza Spalding “Radio Music Society” (Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download) (Heads Up, March 20, 2012)
Chris Standring (jazz guitarist) “Electric Wonderland” (Hear here; Vinyl) (Ultimate Vibe Recordings, March 20, 2012)
Tanlines (Brooklyn electro-pop duo) “Mixed Emotions” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (True Panther Sounds, March 20, 2012)
Vacationer (Philadelphia indie rock band) “Gone” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Downtown, March 20, 2012)
Paul van Dyk “Evolution” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl) (Vandit/Redeye, March 20, 2012)
Various artists “The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond [Film soundtrack]” (the sci-film drama opens March 23; first single: “Safe & Sound,” Taylor Swift feat. The Civil Wars; Hear/see here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download) (Universal Republic, March 20, 2012)
Various artists “Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance [TV soundtrack]” (music from the Disney Channel series; MP3 Download) (Walt Disney, March 20, 2012)
Whispertown “Parallel” (producers: Andy LeMaster, Jake Bellows; first single: “Open the Other Eye”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Acony, March 20, 2012)
White Hills (New York-based space rock group) “Frying on This Rock” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Thrill Jockey, March 20, 2012)
George Winston “Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions 2: A Louisiana Wetlands Benefit” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Dancing Cat/RCA, March 20, 2012)
Yukon Blonde “Tiger Talk” (producer: Colin Stewart; first single: “Stairway”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Dine Alone, March 20, 2012)

Reissues

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Chet Atkins “Sails [K2 HD Master]” (1987 album; remastered) (K2 HD Music, March 20, 2012)
Joan Baez “Greatest Hits [K2 HD Master]” (1996 album; remastered) (K2 HD Music, March 20, 2012)
Frank Black “Christmass [CD/DVD]” (2006 album) (Vinyl Lovers, March 20, 2012)
Frank Black and The Catholics “Live at Melkweg: Amsterdam/March 24, 2001” (Vinyl; MP3 Download) (The Bureau, March 20, 2012)
Electric Light Orchestra “The Electric Light Orchestra/First Light (40th Anniversary Edition) [CD/DVD]” (1972 album; remastered, with more than two hours of bonus material; Hear here; Vinyl) (U.K. – EMI, March 19, 2012)
Dexter Gordon “Night Ballads: Montreal 1977” (1977 album; remastered) (Uptown Jazz, March 20, 2012)
Go West “The Very Best of Go West” (two CDs, 32 tracks) (U.K. – Music Club Deluxe, March 19, 2012)
LaToya Jackson “Hearts Don’t Lie” (1984 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks), “Imagination” (1986 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks) (Funkytowngrooves, March 20, 2012)
B.B. King “Live at the Royal Albert Hall 2011” (guests: Slash, Ronnie Wood, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Mick Hucknall; MP3 Download) (Shout! Factory, March 20, 2012)
Lightnin’ Hopkins “The Very Best of Lightnin’ Hopkins” (two CDs, 38 songs) (Fuel, March 20, 2012)
Living in a Box “The Very Best of Living in a Box” (two CDs, 30 tracks) (U.K. – Music Club Deluxe, March 19, 2012)
Madonna “The Complete Studio Albums (1983-2008) [Box set]” (11 CDs; contains “Madonna,” “Like a Virgin,” “True Blue,” “Like a Prayer,” “Erotica,” “Bedtime Stories,” “Ray of Light,” “Music,” “American Life,” “Confessions On a Dance Floor,” “Hard Candy”) (Europe – Warner, March 19, 2012)
Pat Mastelotto (drummer with King Crimson, Mr. Mister and XTC) “Recidivate” (two-disc set of outtakes, rarities and more from the past 20 years of his career; Hear here; MP3 Download) (7d Media, March 20, 2012)
Mando Diao “Greatest Hits Volume 1 [MP3 Download]” (22 tracks) (Mute, March 20, 2012)
Aaron Neville “Warm Your Heart [K2 HD Master]” (1991 album; remastered) (K2 HD Music, March 20, 2012)
Ozzy Osbourne “Diary of a Madman [MP3 Download]” (1981 album; remastered, with 11 bonus live tracks) (Epic/Legacy, March 20, 2012)
Diana Ross “All the Greatest Hits [K2 HD Master]” (1981 album; remastered) (K2 HD Music, March 20, 2012)
Stiff Little Fingers “Assume Nothing, Question Everything: The Very Best Of Stiff Little Fingers” (two CDs, 44 tracks) (U.K. – Music Club Deluxe, March 19, 2012)
UFO “The Chrysalis Years (1980-1986) [Box set]” (five CDs, featuring the albums “No Place To Run,” “The Wild, The Willing and The Innocent,” “Mechanix,” “Making Contact” and “Misdemeanor” and bonus material) (U.K. – EMI, March 19, 2012)
Various artists “The Bristol Reggae Explosion 3: The 80’s Part 2 [MP3 Download]” (15 tracks) (Bristol Archive, March 19, 2012)

 

DVD/Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
B-52’s, The “With the Wild Crowd! Live in Athens GA [DVD]” (first official B-52’s live album, released on CD in October 2011; See here; Blu-ray; CD; MP3 Download) (Eagle Rock, March 20, 2012)
Herman Brood & His Wild Romance “Live at Rockpalast 1978 + 1990 [DVD]” (Made in Germany Music, March 20, 2012)
Lynyrd Skynyrd “The Same Old Blues: Live In London 1975 [DVD]” (IMV Blueline, March 20, 2012)
Jason Siegel, Amy Adams “The Muppets [DVD]” (2011 film; Blu-ray, with digital copy and soundtrack download card) (Walt Disney, March 20, 2012)

Next week: March 27, 2012

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