New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Trace Adkins “Love Will …” (producers: Tony Brown, Mark Wright, Frank Rogers, Kenny Beard, Mickey Cones; Hear here; MP3) (Show Dog / Universal Music)
ADULT. “The Way Things Fall” (first single: “Idle [Second Thoughts]”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Ghostly International)
American Fangs (Houston quintet) “American Fangs” (producers: Mike Watts, American Fangs; first single: “Pomona”; Hear here; MP3) (In De Goot / RED)
Bibio “Silver Wilkinson” (first single: “À tout à l’heure”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Warp)
The Blank Tapes (L.A. beach party trio) “Vacation” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Antenna Farm)
The Boxer Rebellion (London-based indie rock quartet) “Promises” (producers: The Boxer Rebellion, Billy Bush; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Absentee Recordings)
The Del-Lords “Elvis Club” (their first full-length album since 1990; producer: singer-guitarist Eric Ambel; Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3) (GB Music / RED)
The Dillinger Escape Plan “One of Us Is the Killer” (producers: Steve Evetts, guitarist Ben Weinman; Hear here; MP3) (Party Smasher, Inc. / Sumerian)
Dungeonesse (Baltimore pop duo) “Dungeonesse” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Secretly Canadian)
Eluvium (multi-instrumentalist composer Matthew Cooper) “Nightmare Ending” (double album; Hear here; MP3) (Temporary Residence)
Escape the Fate “Ungrateful” (producers: John Feldman, Monte Money, Brandon Saller; first single: “Ungrateful”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Eleven Seven Music)
Eve “Lip Lock” (guests: Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliott, Chrisette Michele, Dawn Richard, Miss Kitty, Pusha T, Juicy J, Gabe Saporta of Cobra Starship; Hear here; MP3) (From The Rib Music)
Agnetha Fältskog “A” (the former ABBA singer’s first English-language album since 2004 and her first album of new material since 1987; producers: Jörgen Elofsson, Peter Nordahl; first single: “When You Really Loved Someone”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Verve)
The Features (indie rock band from Sparta, Tenn.) “The Features” (first single: “This Disorder”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Serpents and Snakes / BMG Rights Management)
Glee Cast “All or Nothing [MP3],” “To Love You More [MP3]” (Columbia)
Gold & Youth (Canadian indie quartet) “Beyond Wilderness” (producers: Colin Stewart, Gold & Youth; Hear here; MP3) (Arts & Crafts)
Amy Grant “How Mercy Looks From Here” (her first album of new material in 10 years; producer: Marshall Altman; guests: husband Vince Gill, James Taylor, Carole King, Sheryl Crow, Will Hoge, Eric Pasley; first single: “Don’t Try So Hard”; Hear here; MP3) (EMI Christian Music Group / Sparrow)
John Grant “Pale Green Ghosts” (first single: “Black Belt”; Hear here; See here) (Partisan)
Kidz Bop Kids “Kidz Bop Party Hits” (Hear here; MP3) (Razor & Tie)
Ben Lee “Ayahuasca: Welcome to the Work” (Hear here; MP3) (Ten Fingers)
Demi Lovato “Demi” (producers: TheSUSPEX, Priscilla Renea, Ryan Tedder, Emanuel “Eman” Kiriakou, Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub, Savan Kotecha, Ali Tamposi, The Monsters & Strangerz, Jonas Jeberg, Anne Preven, Matt Rad; new single: “Heart Attack”; Hear here; MP3) (Hollywood)
Marianas Trench (Canadian pop-rock band) “Face the Music” (singer Josh Ramsay co-wrote Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”; four-song EP; first single: “Desperate Measures”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Cherrytree / Interscope)
Bobby McFerrin “spirityouall” (a soulful reimagining of African-American spirituals; honors the legacy of Bobby’s father, opera singer Robert McFerrin Sr., the first African-American to sign a contract with the Metropolitan Opera Company; guest: Esperanza Spalding; Hear here; MP3) (Sony Masterworks)
Midnite (St. Croix, Virgin Islands, reggae band) “Be Strong [MP3]” (Hear here; CD) (Fifth Son / VP)
Mindless Self Indulgence “How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence” (Hear here; MP3) (UCR / Metropolis)
MS MR (NYC-based, indie-pop duo) “Second Hand Rapture” (first single: “Hurricane”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Columbia)
Laura Mvula (U.K. singer-songwriter) “Sing to the Moon” (producer: Steve Brown; new single: “That’s Alright”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Columbia)
Angel Olsen “Half Way Home” (Hear here; See here; MP3) (Jagjaguwar)
Primal Scream “More Light” (producer: David Holmes; guests: Robert Plant, Mark Stewart; Hear here) (U.K. – 1st International, May 13)
Pure X (Austin-based trio) “Crawling Up the Stairs” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Acéphale)
Red Line Chemistry “Tug of War” (producer: Nick Raskulinecz; first single: “Paralyzed”; Hear here; MP3) (Bulldog Productions)
Smash Cast “The Last Goodbye [MP3]” (Columbia)
Standish/Carlyon (futurist dub pop duo) “Deleted Scenes” (first single: “Nono/Yoyo”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (felte)
George Strait “Love Is Everything” (his 40th studio album; producers: Strait, Tony Brown; Hear here; MP3) (MCA Nashville)
Tea Leaf Green (San Francisco jam band) “In the Wake” (Hear here) (Greenhouse / Thirty Tigers)
Marques Toliver “Land of CanAan” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Bella Union)
Steve Tyrell (Grammy-winning vocalist) “It’s Magic: The Songs of Sammy Cahn” (Hear here; MP3) (Concord)
Vampire Weekend “Modern Vampires of the City” (producer: Ariel Rechtshaid, multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (XL Recordings)
Vår (Danish band) “No One Dances Quite Like My Brothers” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Sacred Bones)
Wampire “Curiosity” (first single: “The Hearse”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Polyvinyl)
The Wonder Years “The Greatest Generation” (producer: Steve Evetts; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Hopeless)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
The Allman Brothers Band “Shades of Two Worlds [MP3]” (1991 album) (Epic / Legacy)
Ashanti “ICON” (best-of) (Def Jam / Universal Music Group)
Blues Traveler “1,000,000 People Can’t Be Wrong [MP3]” (1995 live album) (A&M / UMe)
Deana Carter “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol Nashville / Universal Music Group)
Jimmy Cliff “ICON” (best-of) (Island / Universal Music Group)
Culture Club “ICON” (best-of) (Virgin / Universal Music Group)
D’Angelo “ICON” (best-of) (Virgin / Universal Music Group)
Devo “New Traditionalists: Live in Seattle 1981” (initially released on Record Store Day via Club Devo) (Club Devo / Redeye)
The Doors “Infinite [Box set]” (deluxe, limited-edition, audiophile box set all six studio albums, remastered in multichannel for hybrid SACD by Doug Sax and The Doors’ original engineer, Bruce Botnick) (Analogue Productions)
The Everly Brothers “A Date With the Everly Brothers + The Fabulous Style of the Everly Brothers” (1961, 1960 albums; remastered, with six bonus tracks) (U.K. – Hoo Doo, May 13)
Flatt & Scruggs with Doc Watson “Strictly Instrumental [MP3]” (1967 album) (Columbia Nashville / Legacy)
Gotye “Like Drawing Blood” (1996 album) (Universal Republic)
Grand Funk Railroad “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol / Universal Music Group)
Merle Haggard “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol Nashville / Universal Music Group)
Happy Mondays “Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches (Collector’s Edition) [MP3]” (1990 album, with five bonus tracks), “… Yes Please! [MP3]” (1992 album) (Rhino)
Heart “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol / Universal Music Group)
Tommy James “Christian of the World [MP3]” (1971 album; includes “Draggin’ the Line”) (Rhino)
Waylon Jennings “Good Hearted Woman [MP3]” (1972 album) (RLG / Legacy)
The Jesus and Mary Chain “The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides and Rarities (Digital Version) [MP3]” (2008 compilation; 82 tracks) (Rhino / Warner)
Kings of Leon “The Collection Box” (six-disc features all five KoL albums, with bonus tracks previously only available internationally, plus 2009’s “Live at The O2 London, England” DVD) (RCA / Legacy)
Chris LeDoux “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol Nashville / Universal Music Group)
Huey Lewis & The News “Sports: 30th Anniversary Edition” (1983 album; remastered, with a second CD of live versions; Read here; MP3) (Capitol / Universal Music Group)
Trini Lopez “Trini Lopez Live At Basin St. East [MP3]” (1964 album), “Trini Lopez in London [MP3]” (1967 album), “The Whole Enchilada [MP3]” (1969 album), “The Trini Lopez Show: Original TV Special Soundtrack [MP3]” (1969 album) (Rhino / Warner)
Master P “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol / Universal Music Group)
Anne Murray “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol / Universal Music Group)
Willie Nile “Willie Nile [MP3]” (1980 album) (Arista / Legacy)
Elvis Presley “Moody Blue [Vinyl]” (1977 album; remastered) (Friday Music)
Queensrÿche “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol / Universal Music Group)
Red Hot Chili Peppers “ICON” (best-of) (Universal Music Group)
R.E.M. “Green: 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” (1988 album; remastered; two CDs; Vinyl; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Rhino / Warner)
Jimmy Ruffin “Jimmy Ruffin Sings Top Ten [MP3]” (1967 album; includes “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted”) (Motown / UMe)
Simple Minds “ICON” (best-of) (Virgin / Universal Music Group)
The S.O.S. Band “S.O.S.” (1980 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks) (U.K. – Tabu / Edsel)
Billy Squier “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol / Universal Music Group)
George Thorogood & The Destroyers “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol / Universal Music Group)
The Ventures “The Colorful Ventures [MP3]” (1961 album), “The Ventures Play Telstar and the Lonely Bull [MP3]” (1963 album), ” ‘Surfing’ [MP3]” (1963 album), “Knock Me Out! [MP3]” (1965 album), “Play the Batman Theme [MP3]” (1966 album), “$1,000,000.00 Weekend [MP3]” (1967 album), “Guitar Freakout [MP3]” (1967 album) (Capitol / Universal Music Group)
Tom Verlaine “Dreamtime [MP3]” (1982 album), “Words From the Front [MP3]” (1982 album) (Rhino / Warner)
Bobby Vinton “Roses Are Red and Other Songs for the Young and Sentimental / The Big Ones” (1962 albums; 27 tracks; MP3) (Sepia Recordings)
The Wild Swans “Bringing Home the Ashes [MP3]” (1988 album), “Space Flower [MP3]” (1990 album) (Rhino / Warner)
Tammy Wynette “The Ways to Love a Man [MP3]” (1970 album) (Columbia Nashville / Legacy)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Charlie Sheen, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III [DVD]” (2012 film, written and directed by Roman Coppola; See here; Blu-ray; original score by Liam Hayes, CD; MP3) (Lions Gate)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Cannonball Adderley “Walk Tall: The Music & Life of Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley [Paperback]” (author: Cary Ginell) (Hal Leonard Books)
Burt Bacharach “Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music [Kindle]” (co-author: Robert Greenfield; Hardcover) (Harper)
Sparks “Sparks-Tastic: Twenty-One Nights with Sparks in London [Hardcover]” (author: Tosh Berman) (A Barnacle Book)
Bruce Springsteen “Springsteen: Saint In The City: 1949-1974 [Paperback]” (author: Craig Statham) (Soundcheck Books LLP, May 15)

Next week: May 21