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March 6, 2012

New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Big Wreck “Albatross [MP3 Download]” (their first album since 2001; producer: frontman Ian Thornley; Hear here; Read here; CD) (Anthem/Warner Canada, March 6, 2012)
Andrew Bird “Break It Yourself” (first single: “Eyeoneye”; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Mom + Pop Music, March 6, 2012)
Kitty Clementine (Sydney soul-pop vocalist) “Kitty Clementine [MP3 Download]” (first single: “Blow That Horn”; Hear here; See here) (Clumpty, March 6, 2012)
Everything is made in China (EIMIC) “Parade [MP3 Download]” (producer: John McEntire; Hear here; See here) (Everything is made in China, March 6, 2012)
Every Time I Die “Ex Lives” (producer: Joe Baressi; Hear here; See here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Epitaph, March 6, 2012)
Good Old War (indie-folk trio) “Come Back As Rain” (producer: Jason Cupp; first single: “Calling Me Names”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Sargent House, March 6, 2012)
Danika Holmes (country-pop singer) “Living Your Dream [MP3 Download]” (Hear here; Read here) (Red Schoolhouse, March 6, 2012)
Honeydogs, The “What Comes After [MP3 Download]” (their first album since 2006; first single: “Aubben”; Hear here; See here) (Grain Belt, March 6, 2012)
Human Nature (Australian male vocal group) “The Motown Record” (covers of Motown songs; guest: Smokey Robinson; Hear here; See here; DVD; MP3 Download) (Hip-O, March 6, 2012)
I See Hawks in L.A. “New Kind of Lonely” (Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Western Seeds, March 6, 2012)
Kaiser Chiefs “Start the Revolution Without Me” (released last year in the U.K. as “The Future Is Medieval”; U.S. version contains five new tracks; producer: Stephen Street; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (B-Unique/Fiction/ Cooperative Music, March 6, 2012)
Brian Lopez “Ultra” (first single: “Montjuic”; Hear/read here; See here; MP3 Download) (Funzalo, March 6, 2012)
Magnetic Fields, The “Love at the Bottom of the Sea” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Merge, March 6, 2012)
Neal McCoy “XII” (producers: Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Brent Rowan; first single: “A-OK”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Blaster/Warner Music Nashville, March 6, 2012)
Men, The “Open Your Heart” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Sacred Bones, March 6, 2012)
Idina Menzel “Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony [CD/DVD]” (recorded in Toronto in November 2011, featuring Marvin Hamlisch, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and Menzel’s husband and former “Rent” co-star Taye Diggs; See here; MP3 Download) (Concord Jazz, March 6, 2012)
New Riders of the Purple Sage “17 Pine Avenue” (seven of the 12 songs written by guitarist David Nelson and Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter; Hear here; Read here) (Woodstock, March 6, 2012)
Now, Now “Threads” (producer: Howard Redekopp; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Trans-, March 6, 2012 – Chris Walla’s label)
St. Lucia “St. Lucia [MP3 Download]” (first single: “We Got It Wrong”; Hear here; See here) (Neon Gold/Columbia, March 6, 2012)
Todd Snider “Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Aimless/RED, March 6, 2012)
Bruce Springsteen “Wrecking Ball” (producers: Ron Aniello, Springsteen; first single: “We Take Care of Our Own”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Special edition; MP3 Download) (Columbia, March 6, 2012)
Doug Stanhope (comedian) “Before Turning the Gun On Himself … [MP3 Download]” (recorded in Salt Lake City at The Complex on July 19, 2011; Hear here) (Roadrunner Comedy, March 6, 2012)
Yellow Ostrich “Strange Land” (producers: Yellow Ostrich; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Barsuk, March 6, 2012) Widgets


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Gary Allan “ICON” (best-of) (MCA Nashville/UMe, March 6, 2012)
Tracy Byrd “ICON” (best-of) (MCA Nashville/UMe, March 6, 2012)
Clannad “The Essential Clannad” (two CDs, 30 songs) (RCA/Legacy, March 6, 2012)
Fats Domino “The Imperial Singles, Volume 5: 1962-1964” (26 tracks) (U.K. – Ace, March 5, 2012)
Fall Out Boy “ICON” (best-of) (Island/UMe, March 6, 2012)
Michael Jackson “ICON” (best-of) (Motown/UMe, March 6, 2012)
Mark Lindsay “The Complete Columbia Singles” (24 tracks, including a previously unreleased version of Tim Hardin’s “Reason to Believe”) (Real Gone Music, March 6, 2012)
Dean Martin “ICON” (best-of) (Hip-O/UMe, March 6, 2012)
Rick Nelson “The Complete Epic Recordings” (two CDs, 41 songs) (Real Gone Music, March 6, 2012)


Nico “Nico’s Last Concert: Fata Morgana” (2000 album; recorded in June 1988; Hear here) (Steamhammer/SPV, March 6, 2012)
Gilbert O’Sullivan “A Singer And His Songs: The Very Best of Gilbert O’Sullivan [MP3 Download]” (14 tracks; See here; Read here) (Salvo/Union Square Music, March 5, 2012)
Public Image Ltd. “Public Image Limited: Live At Rockpalast” (1983 performance; DVD; MP3 Download) (Made in Germany Music, March 6, 2012)
Diana Ross “ICON” (best-of) (Motown/UMe, March 6, 2012)
Todd Rundgren “Back to the Bars” (1978 album; 2 CDs; remastered), “Hermit of Mink Hollow + Healing + The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect” (1980, 1982 albums on two CDs; remastered) (U.K. – Edsel, March 5, 2012)
Saints, The “Know Your Product: The Best of … The Saints [MP3 Download]” (22 songs) (EMI, March 6, 2012)
David Sylvian “A Victim of Stars 1982-2012” (two CD, 31 songs; Hear here; Read here) (U.K. – EMI, March 5, 2012)
’til tuesday “Voices Carry: Expanded Edition” (1985 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks) (U.K. – Hot Shot, March 5, 2012)
Utopia “Todd Rundgren’s Utopia + Another Live” (1974, 1975 albums on two CDs; remastered), “Adventures in Utopia + Deface the Music + Swing to the Right” (1978, 1981, 1983 albums on two CDs; remastered) (U.K. – Edsel, March 5, 2012)
Various artists “ICON: Motown Classics” (best-of) (Motown/UMe, March 6, 2012)

DVD/Blu-ray Widgets

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Tony Bennett “Duets II: The Great Performances [DVD]” (video companion to the 2011 album; Blu-ray) (Columbia, March 6, 2012)
Vladimir Horowitz “Vladimir Horowitz: The Video Collection [DVD]” (six discs) (Sony Classics, March 6, 2012)
Monty Python “Monty Python and the Holy Grail [Blu-ray]” (1975 film, with more than 30 minutes of special features) (Sony Pictures, March 6, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Elvis Presley “Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley [Kindle]” (author: Peter Guralnick) (Little, Brown and Company, March 6, 2012)

Next week: March 13, 2012

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