New releases

Published on May 1st, 2012 | by Gerry Galipault


May 1, 2012

New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Arp Attack “Follow the Rhythm [MP3 Download]” (Hear here; See here) (AWAL, April 30, 2012)
B.o.B “Strange Clouds” (producers: Dr. Luke, Salaam Remi, Ryan Tedder, Jim Jonsin, Boi-1da, SouthSide; new single: “So Good”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Grand Hustle/Rebel Rock/Atlantic, May 1, 2012)
Pat Boone “Pat Boone Sings a Tribute to the Ink Spots Featuring Take 6” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Pat Boone’s Gold Label, May 1, 2012)
Brian Jonestown Massacre “Aufheben” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (‘a’ Records/Redeye, May 1, 2012)
Ane Brun “It All Starts With One” (first single: “Do You Remember,” featuring First Aid Kit; Hear here; MP3 Download) ([PIAS] America, May 1, 2012)
Callaghan “Life in Full Colour [MP3 Download]” (producer: Shawn Mullins; Hear here) (Green Town Music, May 1, 2012)
Dirty Dozen Brass Band “20 Dozen” (band is celebrating its 35th anniversary; their first album of new original music since 1999; producer: Scott Billington; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Savoy Jazz, May 1, 2012)
Dot Hacker (lead singer Josh Klinghoffer plays guitar for Red Hot Chili Peppers) “Inhibition” (first single: “Inhibition”; Hear here; Vinyl) (ORG Music, May 1, 2012)
Dreamfast (pop-punk band from Fayetteville, Ark.) “My Wounds, My Weapons [MP3 Download]” (Hear here) (Slam Bang, May 1, 2012)
Father John Misty (led by former Fleet Foxes drummer Josh Tillman) “Fear Fun” (producer: Phil Ek; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Sub Pop, May 1, 2012)
Gravenhurst “The Ghost in Daylight” (first single: “The Prize”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Warp, May 1, 2012)
Morten Harket (of a-ha) “Out of My Hands” (first single: “Scared of Heights”; Hear here) (U.K. – Universal, April 30, 2012)
IZZ “Crush of Night” (guest: Gary Green of Gentle Giant; Hear here) (Doone, May 1, 2012)
Norah Jones “… Little Broken Hearts” (producer: Danger Mouse;Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Blue Note, May 1, 2012)
Kwes. (producer from East London) “Meantime.” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Warp, May 1, 2012)
Little Hurricane “Homewrecker [MP3 Download]” (first single: “Fourth of July”; Hear here) (Unknown Breakthrough, May 1, 2012)
Marilyn Manson “Born Villain” (first single: “No Reflection”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Cooking Vinyl, May 1, 2012)
Marina and The Diamonds “Electra Heart” (producers: Guy Sigsworth, Labrinth, Greg Kurstin, Diplo, Stargate, Dr. Luke, etc.; first single: “Primadonna”; Hear here) (U.K. – 679 Recordings/Warner, April 30, 2012)
Thomas Newman “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [Film soundtrack]” (British comedy-drama stars Judi Dench; See here; MP3 Download) (Sony Classics, May 1, 2012)
Anders Osborne “Black Eye Galaxy” (producers: Osborne, Warren Riker, Galactic’s Stanton Moore; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Alligator, May 1, 2012)
Pennywise (new singer: Zoli Teglas) “All or Nothing” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Epitaph, May 1, 2012)
Point of Grace “A Thousand Little Things” (producer: Ian Eskelin; first single: “A Thousand Little Things”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Word, May 1, 2012)
Archie Powell & The Exports “Great Ideas in Action [MP3 Download]” (first single: “Metronome”; Hear here) (Team Cool, May 1, 2012)
Ramona Falls “Prophet” (first single: “Spore”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Barsuk, May 1, 2012)
Reptar “Body Faucet” (first single: “Sebastian”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Vagrant, May 1, 2012)
Carina Round “Tigermending [MP3 Download]” (includes collaborations with Dave Stewart, Brian Eno and Billy Corgan; producers: Round, Dan Burns; Hear here; CD) (Dehisce/The Orchard, May 1, 2012)
Chelle Rose “Ghost of Browder Holler [MP3 Download]” (producer: Ray Wylie Hubbard; Hear here; Read here) (Lil’ Damsel, May 1, 2012)
Santigold “Master of My Make-Believe” (producers: John Hill, Greg Kurstin, David Sitek, Santi White, Switch, Nick Zinner, Diplo, Q-Tip, Boys Noize, Ricky Blaze; new single: “Disparate Youth”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Downtown/Atlantic, May 1, 2012)
Sea of Bees “Orangefarben” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Team Love, May 1, 2012)
Zak Smith “Zak Smith [MP3 Download]” (producers: Milan Sudzuk, Smith; first single: “Brand New Party”; Hear here; See here) (Zak Smith, May 1, 2012)
Todd Snider “Time As We Know It: The Songs of Jerry Jeff Walker” (producer: Don Was; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Aimless, May 1, 2012)
Spring Standards, The (NYC folk-rock trio) “yellow//gold [MP3 Download]” (Hear here) (Parachute Shooter, May 1, 2012)
TsuShiMaMiRe (Japanese female alt-rock trio) “Shocking [MP3 Download]” (12 stories of space themes; Hear/read here) (Good Charamel, May 1, 2012)
Carrie Underwood “Blown Away” (producer: Mark Bright; first single: “Good Girl”; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (19 Recordings/RCA, May 1, 2012)
Various artists “Avengers Assemble: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture [Film soundtrack]” (“The Avengers” opens in theaters May 4; includes “Live to Rise,” Soundgarden’s first new material in 15 years; See here; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Hollywood, May 1, 2012)
Various artists “Future Sounds of Buenos Aires [MP3 Download]” (Hear here) (Waxploitation/ZZK, May 1, 2012)
Various artists “The Music of Smash [TV soundtrack]” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Columbia, May 1, 2012)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 42” (20 songs; MP3 Download) (Capitol, May 1, 2012)
Rufus Wainwright “Out of the Game” (producer: Mark Ronson; guests: sister Martha Wainwrght, The Dap-Kings, Sean Lennon, Wilco; Hear here; CD/DVD; MP3 Download) (Decca, May 1, 2012)
Patrick Watson “Adventures in Your Own Backyard” (Hear/read here; See here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Domino, May 1, 2012)



Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Ad-Libs, The “The Complete Blue Cat Recordings” (23 tracks, including three versions of “The Boy From New York City”; Read here; MP3 Download) (Real Gone Music, May 1, 2012)
Animals, The “The Very Best of The Animals” (ABKCO, May 1, 2012)
Shirley Bassey “20 of the Best [MP3 Download]” (EMI, May 1, 2012)
J. Blackfoot “The Very Best of J. Blackfoot” (13 tracks; MP3 Download) (JEA/Right Now, May 1, 2012)
Billy Cobham “Power Play” (1986 album; remastered; Hear here) (Varese Vintage, May 1, 2012)
Hazell Dean “Always: Expanded Edition” (1988 album; remastered, with bonus tracks) (U.K. – Cherry Pop, April 30, 2012)
DMX “ICON” (best-of) (Def Jam/UMe, May 1, 2012)
Earth, Wind & Fire “The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 [MP3 Download]” (10 songs) (Columbia/Legacy, May 1, 2012)
Sheena Easton “The Collection” (two CDs, 31 songs; Track list) (U.K. – Music Club Deluxe, April 30, 2012)
5 Star “Between the Lines: Expanded Edition” (1987 album; remastered, with bonus tracks), “Rock the World: Expanded Edition” (1988 album; remastered, with bonus tracks) (U.K. – Cherry Pop, April 30, 2012)
Flunk (Norwegian band) “The Songs We Sing: Best of 2002-2012 [MP3 Download]” (Deluxe edition) (Beatservice, April 30, 2012)
George Harrison “Early Takes Volume 1” (music from the Martin Scorsese documentary “Living in the Material World”; Vinyl; MP3 Download; see related DVD/Blu-ray below) (Hip-O, May 1, 2012)
Lee Hazlewood “The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes & Backsides (1968-71)” (17 tracks; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Light in the Attic, May 1, 2012)
Herman’s Hermits “The Very Best of Herman’s Hermits” (ABKCO, May 1, 2012)
LL Cool J “ICON” (best-of) (Def Jam/UMe, May 1, 2012)
Mel McDaniel “Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On: His Original Capitol Hits” (21 tracks; Read here) (Real Gone Music, May 1, 2012)
Monkees, The “The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees” (1968 album) (Rhino Flashback, May 1, 2012)
Musiq Soulchild “ICON” (best-of) (Def Jam/UMe, May 1, 2012)
Eddie Rabbitt “13 Original #1 Hits” (Read here) (Real Gone Music, May 1, 2012)
Stan Ridgway “The Big Heat” (1986 album; remastered) (Water, May 1, 2012)
Styx “Cornerstone [180 Gram Vinyl]” (1979 album; remastered) (Friday Music, May 1, 2012)
Thin Lizzy “Nightlife: Deluxe Edition” (1975 album; remastered; two CDs, 21 songs; MP3 Download), “Fighting: Deluxe Edition” (1975 album; remastered; two CDs, 25 songs; MP3 Download) (Mercury/UMe, May 1, 2012)
Dwight Twilley “Green Blimp” (2010 album; with two bonus tracks; Hear here) (Varese, May 1, 2012)
UFO “The Decca Years 1970-1973” (two CDs, 22 songs) (U.K. – Repertoire, April 30, 2012)
UFO “Lights Out [180 Gram Vinyl]” (1977 album; remastered) (Friday Music, May 1, 2012)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Classic Rock Hits” (17 songs; MP3 Download) (Capitol, May 1, 2012)
Brian Wilson “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times [180 Gram Vinyl]” (1996 album; remastered) (Friday Music, May 1, 2012)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Andrea Bocelli “Concerto: One Night in Central Park [DVD]” (recorded on Sept. 15, 2011; guests: Céline Dion, Tony Bennett, Bryn Terfel, Chris Botti, David Foster, Andrea Griminelli, Nicola Benedetti, Anna Maria Martinez and Pretty Yende) (Decca, May 1, 2012)
Phil Collins “Live at Montreux 2004 [DVD]” (See here) (Eagle Rock, May 1, 2012)
Doris Day, Rock Hudson “Pillow Talk [Blu-ray/DVD]” (1959 film) (Universal, May 1, 2012)
George Harrison “George Harrison: Living in the Material World [DVD]” (2011 documentary, directed by Martin Scorcese; See here; Blu-ray) (Hip-O, May 1, 2012)
Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton “Joyful Noise [DVD]” (2012 film; Blu-ray/DVD) (Warner, May 1, 2012)
Alicia Silverstone “Clueless [Blu-ray]” (1995 film) (Paramount, May 1, 2012)
Various artists “The Tim Burton Collection [Blu-ray]” ( seven-disc box set containing “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,” “Beetlejuice,” “Batman,” “Batman Returns,” “Mars Attacks!,” “Corpse Bride,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) (Warner, May 1, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Gregg Allman “My Cross to Bear [Hardcover]” (co-author: Alan Light; Paperback; Kindle) (William Morrow, May 1, 2012)
Jeff Beck “Hot Wired Guitar: The Life of Jeff Beck [Hardcover]” (author: Martin Power; Kindle) (Omnibus Press, May 1, 2012)
Daniel Bukszpan “The Encyclopedia of New Wave [Paperback]” (Sterling, May 1, 2012)
Leonard Cohen “Leonard Cohen: The Music and the Mystique [Paperback]” (author: Maurice Ratcliffe; Kindle) (Omnibus Press, May 1, 2012)
Whitney Houston “Whitney 1963-2012: We Will Always Love You [Paperback]” (author: James Robert Parish) (John Blake, May 1, 2012)
Mark Katz “Groove Music: The Art and Culture of Hip Hop DJ [Paperback]” (Kindle) (Oxford University Press, May 1, 2012)
Dave Thompson “The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Music on Film [Paperback]” (Read here) (Limelight, May 1, 2012)
Wanted, The “The Wanted: 100% Official: Our Story, Our Way [Hardcover]” (Macmillan UK, May 1, 2012)

Next week: May 8, 2012

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