New stuff

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Acid House Kings“Music Sounds Better With You” (Swedish indie pop band’s first album since 2005; first single: “Are We Lovers or Are We Friends?”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Labrador, March 22, 2011)
Art of Dying (Vancouver rock band)“Vices and Virtues” (first single: “Die Trying”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Intoxication/Reprise, March 22, 2011)
Richard Ashcroft (of The Verve)“United Nations of Sound” (released in 2010 in his native U.K.; producer: No I.D.; first single: “Are You Ready?”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Razor & Tie, March 22, 2011)
Federico Aubele“Berlin 13” (collaborators: Natalia Clavier, Ka, Mauro Refosco, Jesse Harris; Hear here; MP3 Download)(ESL Music, March 22, 2011)
Bing Ji Ling“Shadow to Shine” (producers: Embassy Sound Productions; guests: members of the Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Scissor Sisters, Antibalas and Phenomenal Handclap Band; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Tummy Touch, March 22, 2011)
Joe Bonamassa“Dust Bowl” (producer: Kevin “Caveman” Shirley; guests: John Hiatt, Vince Gill; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(J&R, March 22, 2011)
Chris Brown“F.A.M.E.” (producers: Benny Benassi, DJ Frank E, Diplo, Jim Jonsin, Kevin McCall, Polow da Don; guests: Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Ludacris, Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes, etc.; new single: “Look At Me Now”; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Jive, March 22, 2011)
Solomon Burke & De Dijk (Dutch band)“Hold On Tight” (the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s last album before his death in October 2010; Hear/read here; MP3 Download)(Verve, March 22, 2011)
Edwyn Collins“Losing Sleep” (released in the U.K. in September 2010; songs co-written with Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos and Nick McCarthy, Magic Numbers’ Romeo Stodart, the Cribs’ Ryan Harman, The Drums, Johnny Marr; producers: Collins, Sebastian Lewsley; guests: Aztec Camera’s Roddy Frame; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Heavenly Recordings/Cooperative Music USA/Downtown, March 22, 2011)
Duran Duran“All You Need Is Now [CD/DVD]” (originally released Dec. 21 via iTunes; CD version contains five bonus tracks; producer: Mark Ronson; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(S-Curve/Tape Modern, March 22, 2011)
Sky Ferreira“As If! [MP3 Download]” (five-song EP; first single: “Sex Rules”; Hear here)(Capitol, March 22, 2011)
Kirk Franklin“Hello Fear” (producers: Franklin, Shaun “Harold” Martin; guests: Rance Allen, Beverly Crawford, Marvin Sapp, Marvin Winans; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Gospo Centric, March 22, 2011)
Grasstowne“Kickin’ Up Dust [MP3 Download]” (producers: Steve Gulley, Alan Bibey; guests: Steve Gulley, Alan Bibey, Justen Jenkins, Adam Haynes, Kameron Keller; first single: “Kickin’ Up Dust”; Hear here)(Rural Rhythm, March 22, 2011)
Green Day“Awesome As F**k [CD/DVD]” (live album, recorded during the band’s Tokyo shows in January 2010; See here; Read here)(Reprise, March 22, 2011)
Gucci Mane“The Return of Mr. Zone 6” (guests: Waka Flocka Flame, OJ Da Juiceman, Birdman, Wale, Master P, Webbie, 8ball, Rocko, Wooh the Kid; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Warner, March 22, 2011)
Jennifer Hudson“I Remember Me” (collaborators: Alicia Keys, Ryan Tedder, Swizz Beatz, Rich Harrison, Ne-Yo, Stargate; first single: “Where You At”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Arista, March 22, 2011)
If By Yes“Salt On Sea Glass” (features David Byrne, Petra Haden, Cibo Matto’s Yuka Honda, experimental Japanese artists Yuko Araki and Hirotaka Shimizu; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Chimera, March 22, 2011)
Immortal Dominion“Primortal [MP3 Download]” (producer: Sterling Winfield; Hear here)(427, March 22, 2011)
Josh Kelley“Georgia Clay” (Hear here; Read here)(MCA Nashville, March 22, 2011)
Keren Ann“101” (first single: “My Name Is Trouble”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Blue Note, March 22, 2011)
Adam Lambert“Glam Nation Live [CD/DVD]” (recorded at Clowes Hall in Indianapolis in August 2010; Hear here; Read here)(19 Recordings/RCA, March 22, 2011)
Lonely Forest, The“Arrows” (producer: Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Trans, March 22, 2011 – Walla’s label)
Panic! at the Disco“Vices & Virtues” (producers: John Feldmann, Butch Walker; first single: “The Ballad of Mona Lisa”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic, March 22, 2011)
Pet Shop Boys“The Most Incredible Thing: Original Score” (a 2-disc collaboration with Sadler’s Wells dance theater in London, choreographed by Javier De Frutos and based on a Hans Christian Andersen story adapted by playwright-director Matthew Dunster; See here; MP3 Download)(Astralwerks, March 22, 2011)
Protest the Hero (Canadian progressive metal band)“Scurrilous” (producer: Julius Butty; first single: “C’est La Vie”; Hear here)(Vagrant, March 22, 2011)
Roys, The“Lonesome Whistle” (producers: The Roys, Andy Leftwich; guests: Mark Fain, Justin Moses, Randy Kohrs, Cody Kilby, Andy Leftwich; first single: “Coal Minin’ Man”; Hear here)(Rural Rhythm, March 22, 2011)
Saliva“Under Your Skin” (producer: Howard Benson; first single: “Nothing”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Island, March 22, 2011)
Tommy Shaw (Styx singer-guitarist)“The Great Divide” (his first bluegrass album; guests: Alison Krauss, Dwight Yoakam, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Rob Ickes, Stuart Duncan, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Pazzo Music/Fontana, March 22, 2011)
Strokes, The“Angles” (first single: “Under Cover of Darkness”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(RCA, March 22, 2011)

BTW: Track list – 1. “Machu Picchu”; 2. “Under Cover of Darkness”; 3. “Two Kinds of Happiness”; 4. “You’re So Right”; 5. “Taken For a Fool”; 6. “Games”; 7. “Call Me Back”; 8. “Gratisfaction”; 9. “Metabolism”; 10. “Life Is Simple in the Moonlight.”

Sway Machinery, The“The House of Friendly Ghosts, Vol. 1” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(JDub, March 22, 2011)
Various artists“Sucker Punch [Film soundtrack]” (action-fantasy movie opens March 25; described by director Zack Snyder as “Alice in Wonderland with machine guns”; features songs by Queen, Emiliana Torrini, Björk and the film’s stars, Emily Browning, Carla Gugino and Oscar Isaac, Hear here; MP3 Download)(WaterTower Music, March 22, 2011)
Yellowcard“When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes” (producer: Neal Avron; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Hopeless, March 22, 2011)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys“Best of Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys” (16 tracks)(Rockbeat, March 22, 2011)
Peabo Bryson“Reaching for the Sky/Crosswinds” (1978 albums on two CDs; remastered)(U.K. –, March 21, 2011)
Chicago“Chicago VI [Vinyl]” (1973 album; remastered)(Friday Music, March 22, 2011)
CKY“B-Sides & Rarities” (12 songs; Read here; MP3 Download)(Mighty Loud/ Universal/Fontana, March 22, 2011)
Billy Currington“ICON: Best of Billy Currington” (11 songs; MP3 Download)(Mercury/UMe, March 22, 2011)
A Flock of Seagulls“Dream Come True” (1986 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks)(U.K. – Cherry Pop, March 21, 2011)
Aretha Franklin“Take a Look: Aretha Franklin Complete on Columbia [Box set]” (11 CDs, 1 DVD; Read here)(Columbia/Legacy, March 22, 2011)
Jennifer Holliday“I’m On Your Side” (1991 album; remastered)(U.K. –, March 21, 2011)
Janis Ian“Between the Lines (Gold Disc Master)” (1975 album; remastered; featuring “At Seventeen”)(BoxStar, March 22, 2011)
Ke$ha“I Am the Dance Commander + I Command You to Dance: The Remix Album” (10 songs; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Kemosabe/RCA, March 22, 2011)
Pointer Sisters“Contact” (1985 album; remastered, with eight bonus tracks)(U.K. – BBR, March 21, 2011)
Billy Preston“Everybody Likes Some Kind of Music” (1973 album, including “Space Race”; remastered)(U.K. –, March 21, 2011)
Rainbow“Down to Earth: Deluxe Edition” (1976 album; remastered; 2 CDs, with previously unreleased rough mixes and three tour rehearsal versions; MP3 Download), “Rising: Deluxe Edition” (1976 album; remastered; 2 CDs, with previously unreleased rough mixes and three tour rehearsal versions; MP3 Download)(Polydor/UMe, March 22, 2011)
Red Box“Motive: Expanded Edition” (1990 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks)(U.K. – Cherry Pop, March 21, 2011)
Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs“The MGM Singles” (28 songs, including the hits “Wooly Bully” and “Lil’ Red Riding Hood”; Vinyl)(Sundazed, March 22, 2011)
Sir Douglas Quintet“The Mono Singles ’68-’72” (22 songs, including “Mendocino”; Vinyl)(Sundazed, March 22, 2011)
Soundgarden“Live on I-5” (17-song live album, featuring material recorded in 1996; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(A&M/Interscope, March 22, 2011)
James Taylor“Walking Man [24 KT + Gold CD]” (1974 album; remastered)(Audio Fidelity, March 22, 2011)
Josh Turner“ICON” (11-song best-of; MP3 Download)(MCA Nashville/UMe, March 22, 2011)
Wadsworth Mansion“Sweet Mary” (1971 album)(Varese Sarabande, March 22, 2011)
Deniece Williams“My Melody” (1981 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks)(U.K. – BBR, March 21, 2011)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
James Brown“Body Heat: Live in Monterey 1979 [DVD]”(Wienerworld, March 22, 2011)
Carl Palmer“Carl Palmer Drum Solos [DVD]” (instructional drum session; Read here)(MVD Visual, March 22, 2011)
Various artists“Concert for George [Blu-ray]”(Rhino, March 22, 2011)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
Beatles, The“The Lost Beatles Photographs: The Bob Bonis Archive, 1964-1966 [Hardcover]” (author: Larry Marion)(Scribner, March 22, 2011)
Alice Echols“Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture [Paperback]” (Hardcover; Kindle)(W.W. Norton & Company, March 21, 2011)
Edith Piaf“No Regrets: The Life of Edith Piaf [Hardcover]” (author: Carolyn Burke; Kindle)(Knopf, March 22, 2011)

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