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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