New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
David Archuleta “No Matter How Far” (first single: “Don’t Run Away”; Hear here; MP3) (eOne)
The Black Lillies “Runaway Freeway Blues” (producer: Scott Minor of Sparklehorse; Hear here; MP3) (North Knox)
Joe Bonamassa “An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House” (Hear here; DVD; Blu-ray) (J&R Adventures)
Crystal Bowersox “All That for This” (producer: Steve Berlin; guest: Jakob Dylan; first single: “Dead Weight”; Hear here; MP3) (Shanachie)
Crime & The City Solution “American Twilight” (first single: “Goddess”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Mute)
Ian Danter (former Dressed to Kill member) “Prove You Wrong” (Hear here) (U.K. – Cherry Red, March 25)
Depeche Mode “Delta Machine” (producer: Ben Hillier; first single: “Heaven”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe edition; Vinyl; MP3) (Columbia)
Dido “Girl Who Got Away” (producers: Dido, The Ark, Rollo Armstrong, Sister Bliss, Lester Mendez, A.R. Rahman, Rick Nowels, Greg Kurstin, Jeff Bhasker, Brian Eno; first single: “No Freedom”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (RCA)
Naomi Greenwald (Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter) “Composite [MP3]” (five-song EP; first single: “So We Try”; Hear here) (Transom)
The House of Love “She Paints Words in Red [MP3]” (their first album since 2005; Hear here; Read here; CD) (Cherry Red, March 25)
I Am Empire “Anchors” (producer: Brian McTernan; Hear here; MP3) (Tooth & Nail)
Isbells (Belgian folk group) “Stoalin’ [MP3]” (released in Europe last year; Hear here; See here) (Roll Call)
Alan Jackson “Precious Memories Volume II” (Hear here; LP + MP3) (Capitol Nashville)
Lil Wayne “I Am Not a Human Being II” (guests: Drake, 2 Chainz, Soulja Boy, Future, Gunplay, Detail, Gudda Gudda, Boo, Trina, Shane Heyl, Juicy J; Hear here; MP3) (Ca$h Money/Univeral Republic)
Raine Maida (of Our Lady Peace) “We All Get Lighter [MP3]” (Hear here) (Warner Music Canada)
The McCrary Sisters (vocal group performed on Dr. John’s Grammy-winning “Locked Down” album) “All the Way [MP3]” (producers: Kevin McKendree, Tommy Sims; Hear here) (McC)
The Milk Carton Kids (indie folk duo from Eagle Rock, Calif.) “The Ash & Clay” (producers: The Milk Carton Kids; first single: “Snake Eyes”; Hear here; LP + CD; MP3) (ANTI-/Epitaph)
OneRepublic “Native” (first single: “Feel Again”; Hear here; MP3) (Mosley Music Group/Interscope)
Pretty Maids (Danish futuristic hard rockers) “Motherland” (producer: Jacob Hansen; first single: “Mother of All Lies”; Hear here; MP3) (Frontiers)
A Rocket to the Moon “Wild & Free” (producer: Mark Bright; first single: “Ever Enough”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Fueled By Ramen)
Maggie Rose “Cut to Impress” (Hear here; MP3) (RPM Entertainment)
Senses Fail “Renacer” (producer: Shaun Lopez; Hear here) (Staple)
Sevendust “Black Out the Sun” (producers: Sevendust; first single: “Decay”; Hear here; MP3) (7Bros./ILG)
Blake Shelton “Based on a True Story …” (guests: Pistol Annies, Gwen Sebastian; first single: “Sure Be Cool If You Did”; Hear here; MP3) (Warner)
Harper Simon (son of Paul Simon) “Division Street” (producers: Simon, Tom Rothrock; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) ([PIAS] Recordings)
Slow Knights (Derek Gruen, a.k.a. Del Marquis, of Scissor Sisters) “Cosmos [MP3]” (producer: Gruen; guests: Rod Thomas, Xavier Smith, Chrissie Poland, Bridget Barkan, Mykal Kilgore; Hear here) (DM)
Streetlight Manifesto “The Hands That Thieve” (Hear here; Read here) (Victory)
The Strokes “Comedown Machine” (first single: “All the Time”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3; see related reissue below) (RCA)
Stryper “Second Coming” (new versions of 14 past tracks, with two new songs; producer: frontman Michael Sweet; first single: “Bleeding From Inside Out”; Hear here; MP3) (Frontiers)
Suicidal Tendencies “13” (the hard-thrash metal legends’ first original material since 2000; first single: “Cyco STyle”; Hear here) (Suicidal)
Thompson Square “Just Feels Good” (first single: “If I Didn’t Have You”; Hear here; MP3) (Broken Bow)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 84” (two CDs) (U.K. – EMI, March 25)
VersaEmerge (experimental rock duo) “Another Atmosphere Preview [MP3]” (four-song EP; Hear here) (Fueled By Ramen)
The Waterboys “An Appointment With Mr. Yeats [MP3]” (released in the U.K. in September 2011; songs created from the lyrics of poet WB Yeats; producers: frontman Mike Scott, bassist Marc Arciero; Hear here) (Proper)
Wavves (surf rock/noise rock band from San Diego) “Afraid of Heights” (producer: John Hill; Hear here; MP3) (Mom + Pop/Warner)
Wire “Change Becomes Us” (first single: “Doubles & Trebles”; Hear here; MP3) (Pinkflag / Redeye)
Yard of Blondes (L.A. folk rockers) “Murderology” (four-song EP; Hear here) (High Desert Lo-Fi)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Tandyn Almer “Along Comes Tandyn” (rare recordings from the songwriter of “Along Comes Mary,” who died on Jan. 8 in obscurity; Read here; Vinyl) (Sundazed)
Bon Jovi “ICON” (best-of) (Island)
Catherine Wheel “Waydown [MP3]” (1995 EP) (Mercury / UMe)
Cerrone “Underworld: The Anthology” (two CDs, 31 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break, March 25)
Gene Clark “Here Tonight: The White Light Demos “ (1971 recordings) (Omnivore Recordings)
The Coasters “The Definitive Coasters: A Sides & B Sides” (61 songs; CD) (Nineteen Forties Music / Redeye)
Country Joe & The Fish “Electric Music for the Mind and Body” (1967 debut album; two CDs, 22 tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Ace, March 25)
Miles Davis “The Electric Collection [MP3]” (Columbia / Legacy)
The Doors “Morrison Hotel” (1970 album) (Rhino Flashback)
Steve Forbert “Alive On Arrival/Jackrabbit Slim (Special Anniversary Edition)” (1978, 1979 albums; remastered; two CDs, with 12 bonus tracks; Read here; MP3) (Blue Corn Music)
Fuzztones “Snake Oil” (36-song rarities compilation; Hear here) (Third Ear)
Dizzy Gillespie “Perceptions [MP3]” (1962 album) (Verve)
Iron Maiden “Maiden England ’88” (recorded at Birmingham NEC on Nov. 27-28, 1988; See here; Vinyl; MP3; DVD) (UMe)
Joe Jackson “Will Power [MP3]” (1986 album) (A&M/UMe)
Chaka Khan “Chaka [MP3]” (1978 album), “Naughty [MP3]” (1980 album), “Chaka Khan [MP3]” (1982 album) (Rhino/Warner)
Kool & The Gang “As One [MP3]” (1982 album) (Mercury/UMe)
Denise LaSalle “Making a Good Thing Better: The Complete Westbound Singles 1970-76” (26 tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Ace, March 25)
The Manhattan Transfer “The Best of The Manhattan Transfer” (Rhino Flashback)
Paul McCartney “Liverpool Sound Collage [MP3]” (2000 ambient electronic album) (Hear Music/MPL)
Gerry Mulligan and His Sextet “Mainstream of Jazz: Special Edition [MP3]” (1956 album) (Verve)
The Primitives “Everything’s Shining Bright: The Lazy Recordings 1985-1987” (two CDs, 40 tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Red, March 25)
Rare Earth “Rare Earth in Concert [MP3]” (1971 album) (Motown/UMe)
Linda Ronstadt “Silk Purse [MP3]” (1970 album) (Capitol)
Diana Ross “Diana’s Duets [MP3]” (1973 compilation) (Motown/UMe)
Sade “X2: Diamond Life / Soldier of Love” (1984, 2010 albums on one CDs) (Epic/Legacy)
Simple Minds “Celebrate: The Greatest Hits” (two CDs, 36 songs; Deluxe edition, with a third CD; Read here) (U.K. – EMI, March 25)
Stephen Stills “Carry On [Box set]” (four-CD career retrospective; 82 tracks, 25 previously unreleased; Read here; MP3) (Rhino)
The Strokes “The Collection [MP3]” (featuring their first four albums) (RCA/Legacy)
The Temptations “All Directions [MP3]” (1972 album) (Motown/UMe)
Transvision Vamp “Pop Art (Re-Presents)” (1988 album; remastered, with a second CD of bonus tracks and remixes; Read here) (U.K. – Universal, March 25)
Van Halen “The Studio Albums 1978-1984 [Box set]” (contains the band’s first six albums) (Rhino/Warner)
Various artists “Finders Keepers: Motown Girls 1961-1967” (24 tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Ace, March 25)
Wendy and Lisa “Wendy and Lisa (Special Edition)” (1987 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Pop, March 25)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Paul Anka “Live in Switzerland [DVD]” (Blu-ray) (C Major Entertainment)
Sebastian Bach “ABachalypse Now [DVD/CD]” (includes footage from the GrasPop Festival in Belgium, Hellfest in France and the Nokia show from Los Angeles; Hear here; DVD) (Frontiers)
Carol Burnett “The Carol Burnett Show: This Time Together (Collector’s Edition) [DVD]” (six discs, containing 17 complete and unedited episodes handpicked by Burnett, plus two hours of bonus features; Read here) (Time Life)
Billy Crystal, Bette Midler “Parental Guidance [DVD]” (2012 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (20th Century Fox)
Peter Frampton “Live in Detroit [DVD]” (filmed on July 17, 1999, at Pine Knob Amphitheatre; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock)
Ringo Starr “Ringo At The Ryman [DVD]” (filmed on July 7, 2012; his 2012 All Starr Band included Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Gregg Bissonette and Mark Rivera; special guest: Joe Walsh) (UMe)
Various artists “MADtv: The Complete Second Season [DVD]” (four discs) (Shout! Factory)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Bob Dylan “Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life [Paperback]” (author: Scott Marshall) (Bully! Pulpit Books)
Bob Dylan “Revisionist Art: Thirty Works by Bob Dylan [Hardcover]” (editors: Luc Sante, B. Clavery) (Abrams)
Elvis Presley “Elvis Memories [Hardcover]” (author: Michael Freedland) (Voyageur Press, March 28)
Rick Simmons “Carolina Beach Music from the ’60s to the ’80s: The New Wave [Paperback]” (The History Press, March 30)

Next week: April 2