Categories: New releases

This Week’s Releases: March 4, 2014

New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
American Authors (Brooklyn indie-rock quartet)“Oh, What a Life” (first single: “Best Day of My Life”; See here; MP3)(Island, March 3)
Anne“Pulling Chain” (first single: “Blonde Men”; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Run For Cover)
Ashanti“BraveHeart” (producers: Ashanti, LT Hutton, Theron Feemster aka Neff-U, Cool & Dre, Warryn Campbell, Carvin & Ivan, Darkchild, Tank, Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph; guests: R. Kelly, Busta Rhymes; Hear here; MP3)(Written Entertainment / eOne)
Ava Luna“Electric Balloon” (producers: Carlos Hernandez, Julian Fader; first single: “Daydream”; Hear here; Vinyl)(Western Vinyl)
Axxas/Abraxas (23-year-old Atlanta native Ben Asbury)“Axxas/Abraxas” (first single: “I Almost Fell”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Captured Tracks)
Regina Carter (jazz violinist)“Southern Comfort” (Hear here; Read here)(Sony Masterworks, March 3)
Drive-By Truckers“English Oceans” (producer: David Barbe; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(ATO, March 3)
Each Other (Canadian trio)“Being Elastic” (new single: “Your Ceiling Is My Floor”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Lefse / Fat Possum, March 3)
Eagulls (Leeds-based post punk band)“Eagulls” (first single: “Tough Luck”; Hear here; MP3)(Partisan)
Fenster (Berlin/NYC quartet)“The Pink Caves” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Morr Music)
Fuel“Puppet Strings” (producer: Eddie Wohl; new single: “Soul To Preach To”; See here; MP3)(Megaforce, March 3)
Ghost Beach (Brooklyn synth-pop duo)“Blonde” (first single: “Miracle”; Hear here; MP3)(Nettwerk)
Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs“All Her Fault” (Hear here; MP3)(Transdreamer, March 3)
John Gorka“Bright Side of Down” (guests: Eliza Gilkyson, Claudia Schmidt, Lucy Kaplansky, Michael Johnson; Hear here; MP3)(Red House)
Stone Jack Jones (Nashville-based ambient folk musician)“Ancestor” (producer: Roger Moutenot; guests: Patty Griffin, Lambchop, Courtney Tidwell; first single: “State I’m In”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Western Vinyl)
Junkie XL“300: Rise of an Empire – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (sequel opens March 7; See here; MP3)(WaterTower Music, March 3)
Laibach“Spectre” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Mute)
Donnie McClurkin“Duets” (first single: “We Are Victorious,” feat. Tye Tribbett; Hear here)(RCA Inspiration, March 3)
The Men (Brooklyn punk rockers)“Tomorrow’s Hits” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Sacred Bones)
Lea Michele (of “Glee”)“Louder” (producers: Stargate, The Monsters & Strangerz, Matt Rad, Chris Braide; first single: “Cannonball”; Hear here; MP3)(Columbia, March 3)
Missing Persons featuring Dale Bozzio“Missing in Action” (their first album of new material since 1986; producer: Billy Sherwood; Vinyl)(Cleopatra)
David Nail“I’m a Fire” (guests: Little Big Town, Lee Ann Womack; first single: “Whatever She’s Got”; See here; See here; MP3)(MCA Nashville, March 3)
Nothing (Philly-based band)“Guilty of Everything” (new single: “Bent Nail”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Relapse, March 3)
Real Estate (Ridgewood, N.J., pop-rock group)“Atlas” (producer: Tom Schick; first single: “Talking Backwards”; Hear here; See here; Read here; Vinyl)(Domino)
Rick Ross“Mastermind” (producers: J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, D. Rich, K.E. on the Track, Scott Storch; new single: “The Devil Is a Lie”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe EditionMP3)(Maybach Music Group / Slip-N-Slide / Def Jam, March 3)
Sally Seltmann (Australian songwriter)“Hey Daydreamer” (producers: Seltmann, husband Darren Seltmann; first single: “Billy”; Hear here; MP3)(Arts & Crafts, March 3)
Chris Standring“Don’t Talk, Dance!” (first single: “Sneakin’ Out the Front Door”; Hear here; MP3)(Ultimate Vibe Recordings)
Susan Toney (Americana artist)“Love Is the Cure: The Essential Collection” (producer: David Z; first single: “The Trail of Light and Dark”; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Strange Child Recordings, March 3)
Ume (Austin rock band)“Monuments” (producer: Adam Kasper; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Dangerbird, March 3)
Various artists“The Great Budapest Hotel [Film soundtrack]” (written and directed by Wes Anderson, starring Ralph Fiennes; opens March 7; See hereMP3; Paperback)(ABKCO, March 3)
Various artists“A Psych Tribute to The Doors” (featuring The Black Angels, The Raveonettes, Clinic, Psychic Ills, Sons Of Hippies, Elephant Stone, Dead Skeletons, etc.; VinylMP3)(Cleopatra)
Wake Owl“The Private World of Paradise” (first single: “Candy”; Hear here)(Vagrant, March 3)
Chris Wallace (former lead singer of White Tie Affair)“Push Rewind” (new single: “Keep Me Crazy”; Hear here)(ThinkSay Records / Caroline, March 3)
Nick Waterhouse“Holly” (producers: Waterhouse, Kevin Augunas; first single: “This Is a Game”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Innovative Leisure)
We Are Scientists“TV en Français” (producer: Chris Coady; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Dine Alone Music)
Pharrell Williams“G I R L” (first single: “Happy”; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Columbia, March 3)
Eli Young Band“10,000 Towns” (producers: Eli Young Band, Justin Niebank, Frank Liddell; first single: “Drunk Last Night”; Hear here; MP3)(Republic Nashville, March 3)

More Releases for the Week of March 4, 2014

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Katie Cole (Australian-born singer based in Sherman Oaks, Calif., sang backup on Glen Campbell’s “Ghost on the Canvas”)“Lay It All Down [MP3]” (producer: Howard Willing; guest: Kris Kristofferson; new single: “(We Started A) Fire”; ReverbNation; See here; Read here)(Katie Cole, March 3)

“The best work I’ve done so far,” Cole tells P&P. “With A-list musicians and co-writers and a guest appearance by song/screen icon Kris Kristofferson, I can’t wait for everyone to hear this.”

Anna Danes (jazz singer)“Longing [MP3]” (producer: Larry B. White; Hear here)(DLG Recordings)
Djazel (Canadian pop singer/songwriter)“Djazel [MP3]” (guests: MC Gemini, JP; ReverbNation)(Clarke Records / Island Def Jam Digital / Djaz Produkshunz)
The Gentlemen’s Brawl“Animal Instincts [MP3]” (six-song EP)(Gentlemen’s Brawl, March 1)
Glee Cast“Brave [MP3],” “Breakaway [MP3],” “Don’t Rain on My Parade [MP3],” “Every Breath You Take [MP3],” “I Believe in a Thing Called Love [MP3],” “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It) [MP3],” “Whenever I Call You Friend [MP3]”(Columbia)
Erik Hassle (Swedish soul-pop singer/songwriter)“Somebody’s Party EP [MP3]” (five songs; guests: Vic Mensa, Tinashe; Hear here)(Ten Records / RCA, March 3)
Matt Henshaw (soul-pop singer from Leichester, U.K.)“It Ain’t Easy [MP3]” (four-song EP; here)(Ilsonowl, March 5)
Moby“Innocents: Live at the Fonda, LA [MP3]” (12 songs; Hear here)(Mute)
Monster Cat (Singapore rock trio)“The Violet Hour [MP3]” (producer: Tim Carr; first single: “Take Me to Love”; Hear here)(KittyWu, March 3)
Nikki G“heART [MP3]” (producers: Nikki G, Doran Danoff, Jason Hiller; guests: Doran Danoff, Pamela Grant, Paul Cartwright; Hear here)(Urbivor, March 1)

“Originality is the key and the more knowledge you have, the more you’ll have to give,” Nikki G tells P&P. “In my debut, ‘heART,’ I was able to create with no holds barred and truly allow anything and everything to come to the musical surface. I hold a belief that music has the largest fatality rate and every note that plays quickly dies; so every single note was carefully crafted, layered, and harmonized to musically illustrate the emotion behind the stories of my life. Music is a language that can be used for the betterment of everything around us, so I speak wisely maintaining my integrity and responsibility as an artist to maintain the integral part of the cohesion within us all, the music.”

No Cigar (Montana rock quartet)“Four Way Stop [MP3]” (five-song EP; ReverbNation)(No Cigar, March 6)
Stargroves“Westfjords [MP3]” (feat. Abigail Breslin; producer: Jeremy Sklarsky; ReverbNation)(DigSin, LLC)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Dr. John“Gris-Gris (Remastered Edition)” (1968 album; remastered)(Real Gone Music, March 3)
Ral Donner“Burned! The Ral Donner Anthology” (two CDs; includes singles, album tracks, stereo cuts and rarities; Read here)(U.K. – GVC, March 3)
Eydie Gorme“Gorme Country Style” (1964 album; remastered; 15 tracks; Hear here)(Real Gone Music, March 3)
The Grass Roots“The Complete Dunhill/ABC Hit Singles” (24 songs)(Real Gone Music, March 3)
Heart“Magazine [Hybrid SACD – DSD]” (1977 album; remastered)(Audio Fidelity)
Little Feat“Rad Gumbo: The Complete Warner Bros. Years 1971-to-1990 [Box set]” (13-disc set includes an expanded edition of “Waiting For Columbus”; Read here; MP3)(Rhino / Warner)
Marilyn McCoo“Solid Gold (Expanded Edition)” (1983 album; remastered, with one bonus track)(Real Gone Music, March 3)
Loreena McKennitt“The Journey So Far – The Best of Loreena McKennitt” (Deluxe edition; MP3)(Quinlan Road / UMe)
Odyssey“I Got the Melody: Expanded Edition” (1981 album; remastered, with bonus tracks), “Happy Together: Expanded Edition” (1982 album; remastered, with bonus tracks)(U.K. – Big Break, March 3)
Peter, Paul and Mary“Peter, Paul and Mary [Hybrid SACD – DSD]” (1962 album; remastered)(Audio Fidelity)
Charley Pride“The Gospel Collection” (20 songs)(Real Gone Music, March 3)
Professor Longhair“The Last Mardis Gras” (recorded live at the Tipitina Club in New Orleans on Feb. 3-4, 1978; remastered)(Real Gone Music, March 3)
The Revivalists“City of Sound” (2012 album; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Wind-up, March 3)
David Ruffin“My Whole World Ended / Feelin’ Good” (1969 albums; remastered; 24 songs), “David Ruffin / Me ‘N Rock ‘N Roll Are Here to Stay” (1973, 1974 albums; remastered; 18 songs)(Real Gone Music, March 3)
Irma Thomas“Full Time Woman: The Lost Cotillion Album” (previously unreleased recordings from 1971-72)(Real Gone Music, March 3)
Tyrannosaurus Rex (later T. Rex)“A Beard of Stars: Deluxe Edition” (1970 album; remastered, with a bonus disc of outtakes, many previously unreleased; Read here), “T. Rex: Deluxe Edition” (1970 album; remastered, with a bonus disc of outtakes)(U.K. – Universal, March 3)
Unit 4 + 2“Concrete & Clay: The Complete Recordings” (two CDs, 44 tracks)(U.K. – RPM, March 3)
Rufus Wainwright“Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright” (Deluxe edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition), “Rufus Wainwright: Live from the Artists Den” (Blu-ray)(Geffen / UMe, March 3)

More Releases for the Week of March 4, 2014

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
The Blue Nile“Peace At Last [MP3]” (1996 album; with six bonus tracks)(Virgin, March 3)
Johnny Cash“ICON [MP3]” (12 tracks)(Mercury Nashville)
Cinderella“ICON [MP3]” (11 tracks)(Mercury)
Billy Currington“Best of Billy Currington [MP3]” (11 tracks)(Mercury Nashville)
Miles Davis“Compact Jazz: Miles Davis [MP3]” (18 tracks)(Verve, March 3)
Deep Purple“Best of Deep Purple [MP3]” (11 tracks)(Mercury)
The Dickies“The Punk Singles Collection [MP3]” (18 tracks)(Spectrum Music)
Kenny Garrett“Happy People [MP3]” (2002 album)(Warner)
Rickie Lee Jones“Rickie Lee Jones [MP3]” (1979 album; featuring “Chuck E’s in Love”)(Warner)
KISS“Best of KISS [MP3]” (12 tracks)(Mercury)
Earl Klugh“Soda Fountain Shuffle [MP3]” (1985 album)(Warner)
Mark Lindsay“Arizona [MP3]” (1969 album), “The Complete Columbia Singles [MP3]” (24 tracks)(Columbia / Legacy)
Morrissey“Viva Hate (Remastered) [MP3]” (1988 album), “Kill Uncle [MP3]” (1991 album), “Bona Drag (Remastered) [MP3]” (1992 album; 20 tracks), “The Best of Morrissey [MP3]” (2001 compilation; 21 tracks)(Rhino / Warner)
Pure Prairie League“Pure Prairie League [MP3]” (1972 album), “If the Shoe Fits [MP3]” (1976 album)(R.D.E.G., March 3)
Various artists“21 Totally 80s Hits [MP3]”(Columbia / Legacy)
Various artists“Rock ‘n’ Roll Hit Collection from 50’s & 60’s [MP3]” (77 songs)(White Mountain, March 5)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Zach Braff, Natalie Portman, et al“Garden State [Blu-ray]” (2004 film)(20th Century Fox)
Divine, Jerry Stiller, Sonny Bono, Ricki Lake, Debbie Harry, et al“Hairspray [Blu-ray]” (1988 film; See here)(New Line Home Video)
Bob Dylan“The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (Deluxe Edition) [DVD]” (all-star show at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 16, 1992, with bonus material; See here; Blu-ray)(Columbia / Legacy, March 3)
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, et al“12 Years a Slave [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray)(20th Century Fox)
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, et al“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray + DVD)(Lionsgate, March 7)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of March 4, 2014

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
Duane Allman“Please Be with Me: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman [Hardcover]” (author: Galadrielle Allman; Kindle)(Spiegel & Grau)
Gerry House (WSIX-FM radio host and writer)“Country Music Broke My Brain: A Behind-the-Microphone Peek at Nashville’s Famous and Fabulous Stars [Hardcover]” (foreword by Reba McEntire; Kindle)(BenBella Books)
The Jesus Lizard“The Jesus Lizard Book [Hardcover]”(Akashic Books)
John McLaughlin“Bathed in Lightning: John McLaughlin, the 60s and the Emerald Beyond [Paperback]” (author: Colin Harper)(Jawbone Press)
Victoria Williamson“You Are the Music: How Music Reveals What It Means to Be Human [Kindle]”(Icon Books)

More Book Releases for the Week of March 4, 2014

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