New stuff

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires (Birmingham, Ala., rock group)“There Is a Bomb in Gilead” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Alive, May 15, 2012)
Beach House“Bloom” (first single: “Myth”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl)(Sub Pop, May 15, 2012)
Best Coast“The Only Place” (producer: Jon Brion; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Mexican Summer, May 15, 2012)
Bobby Broom (jazz guitarist)“Upper West Side Story” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Origin, May 15, 2012)
Chappo (Brooklyn indie-rock band)“Moonwater” (the track “Come Home” was featured in an iPod Touch commercial; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Majordomo/Shout! Factory, May 15, 2012)
Cherri Bomb (Los Angeles rock quartet)“This Is The End of Control” (producers: Red Decibel, Bobby Huff; MP3 Download)(Hollywood, May 15, 2012)
Cornershop“Urban Turban” (first single: “Milkin’ It”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Ample Play, May 15, 2012)
Cribs, The“In the Belly of the Brazen Bull” (producer: Dave Fridmann; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Wichita Recordings, May 15, 2012)
Bill Evans (“Banjo for Dummies” author)“In Good Company” (producers: Evans, Stephen Mougin, Darol Anger, Tom Size; guests: Infamous Stringdusters, Tim O’Brien, Joy Kills Sorrow, David Grier, Stuart Duncan, Rob Ickes, Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, Laurie Lewis; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Native and Fine, May 15, 2012)
Florida Georgia Line (country duo)“It’z Just What We Do [MP3 Download]” (five-song EP; producer: Joey Moi; first single: “Cruise”; Hear here)(Big Loud Mountain, May 15, 2012)
Richard Hawley“Standing at the Sky’s Edge” (Hear here; See here; Read here)(U.K. – Parlophone/EMI, May 14, 2012)
Hot Water Music“Exister” (producer: The Decendents’ Bill Stevenson; first single: “State of Grace”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Rise, May 15, 2012)
Krizz Kaliko“Kickin’ & Screamin'” (producer: Seven; guests: Tech N9ne, T-Pain, Mayday, Twista, Big Scoob, Chamillionaire, etc.; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Strange Music, May 15, 2012)
Killer Mike“R.A.P. Music” (producer: El-P; guests: Bun B, T.I., Trouble, Scar, El-P, Emily Panic; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Williams Street, May 15, 2012)
Adam Lambert“Trespassing” (collaborators: Pharrell Williams, Dr. Luke, Claude Kelly, Benny Blanco, Bonnie McKee, Nile Rodgers, Sam Sparro, Bruno Mars, Nikka Costa, BC Jean; first single: “Better Than I Know Myself”; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download)(19 Recordings/RCA, May 15, 2012)
Man Forever (John Colpitts, aka Kid Millions)“Pansophical Cataract” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl)(Thrill Jockey, May 15, 2012)
Antsy McClain“Limited Edition Prince” (guest: Tommy Emmanuel; Hear here; MP3 Download)(DPR, May 15, 2012)
Meiko“The Bright Side” (producers: Jimmy Messer, Greg Collins, Styrofoam; Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Fantasy, May 15, 2012)
mewithoutYou“Ten Stories” (follows the story of a circus train crash in the late 1800s; producer: Daniel Smith; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Pine Street, May 15, 2012)
Willie Nelson“Heroes” (new songs and re-imagined classics; producer: Buddy Cannon; guests: Merle Haggard, Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson, Billy Joe Shaver, Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson & Micah Nelson; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Legacy, May 15, 2012)
NRBQ“We Travel the Spaceways” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Clang!, May 15, 2012)
PHILM (Los Angeles power trio: Slayer’s Dave Lombardo, War’s Pancho Tomaselli and Gerry Nestler of Civil Defiance)“Harmonic” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Ipecac Recordings, May 15, 2012)
John Pizzarelli“Double Exposure” (an album of pop/jazz mashups; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download)(Telarc, May 15, 2012)
Plushgun (Brooklyn “indietronic” duo)“Me.Me.” (Hear here; See here; MP3 Download)(Tommy Boy, May 15, 2012)
Lisa Marie Presley“Storm & Grace” (producer: T Bone Burnett; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download)(Universal Republic/XIX Recordings, May 15, 2012)
Rye Rye (19-year-old rapper, protégé of M.I.A.)“Go! Pop! Bang!” (producers: Blaqstarr, Pharrell Williams, Egyptian Lover, Bangladesh, So Japan; new single: “Boom Boom”; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(N.E.E.T./Interscope, May 15, 2012)
Santana“Shape Shifter” (instrumental album; only one song features vocals from Santana’s lead vocalists, Andy Vargas and Tony Lindsay; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Starfaith/RED, May 15, 2012)
Shadows Fall“Fire From the Sky” (producer: Adam Dutkiewicz; Read here; MP3 Download)(Razor & Tie, May 15, 2012)
Ryan Shaw“Real Love” (includes a cover of The Beatles’ “Yesterday”; producers: Jimmy Bralower, Johnny Gale; guests: Al Kooper, Robert Randolph, the Soul Survivors; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Dynotone, May 15, 2012)
Squarepusher (electronic artist)“Ufabulum” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Warp, May 15, 2012)
Sugarman 3, The“What the World Needs Now” (retro-funk band’s first album in 10 years; first single: “Rudy’s Intervention”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Daptone, May 15, 2012)
Tenacious D“Rize of the Fenix” (their first album since 2006; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Epic, May 15, 2012)
Various artists“Glee: The Music, Season Three — The Graduation Album” (Hear here)(Columbia, May 15, 2012)
Various artists“Lysistrata Jones [Original Broadway cast recording]” (starring Patti Murin, Liz Mikel, Josh Segarra; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Broadway, May 15, 2012)
Various artists“Newsies: The Musical [Original Broadway cast recording]” (score by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and book by Harvey Feinstein; Hear/read here; MP3 Download)(Ghostlight, May 15, 2012)
Various artists“Occupy This Album” (featuring Crosby & Nash, Devo, Jackson Browne, Tom Morello, Debbie Harry, etc.; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Music For Occupy, May 15, 2012)
Various artists“What to Expect When You’re Expecting [MP3 Download]” (soundtrack to the ensemble-cast romantic comedy, which opens May 18; See here; CD)(Capitol, May 15, 2012)
Violens (Brooklyn indie rockers)“True” (first single: “Totally True”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Slumberland, May 15, 2012)
Reggie Watts (musician-comedian)“A Live at Central Park [CD/DVD]” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Comedy Central, May 15, 2012)
Andre Williams & The Sadies“Night & Day” (Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Yep Roc, May 15, 2012)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Aerosmith“ICON” (best-of)(Geffen/UMe, May 15, 2012)
Chas & Dave“The Very Best of Chas & Dave [MP3 Download]” (50 tracks)(EMI, May 15, 2012)
Climax Blues Band“World Tour 1976” (recorded at Nottingham University)(U.K. – MLP, May 14, 2012)
Erasure“Essential [MP3 Download]” (16 songs)(EMI, May 15, 2012)
Bill Evans“Moon Beams” (1962 album; remastered, with bonus tracks; MP3 Download)(Concord, May 15, 2012)
Godsmack“Live & Inspired” (two CDs, recorded in 2010 at Detroit’s Fox Theatre; Read here; MP3 Download)(Universal Republic, May 15, 2012)
Tom Jones“The Decca Years” (15 tracks)(U.K. – Universal, May 14, 2012)
Thelonious Monk Quartet“Misterioso” (1958 album; remastered, with bonus tracks; MP3 Download)(Concord, May 15, 2012)
Odyssey“Hang Together” (1980 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks)(U.K. – Big Break, May 14, 2012)
Original Caste, The“One Tin Soldier: Expanded Edition” (1970 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks)(Fuel, May 15, 2012)
Pantera“Vulgar Display of Power (Deluxe Edition) [CD/DVD]” (1992 album; with an unreleased video of the band’s Monsters of Rock show in Reggio Emilia, Italy, on Sept. 12, 1992; Track list)(Rhino, May 15, 2012)
Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Max Roach, Charlie Mingus“The Quintet: Jazz at Massey Hall” (1953 album, recorded live in Toronto; remastered, with bonus tracks; Read here; MP3 Download)(Concord, May 15, 2012)
Christina Perri“lovestrong. (Deluxe Edition)” (2011 album; remastered, with bonus tracks)(Ms. Perri Lane/Atlantic, May 15, 2012)
Bonnie Pointer“If the Price Is Right: Expanded Edition” (1984 album; remastered, with nine bonus tracks)(Funkytowngrooves US, May 15, 2012)
Supergrass“Essential” (14 tracks)(U.K. – EMI Gold, May 14, 2012)
Traffic“Traffic [180 Gram Vinyl]” (1968 album; remastered)(Friday Music, May 15, 2012)
Tubes, The“Outside Inside” (1983 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks; Read here)(Iconoclassic, May 15, 2012)
Various artists“The Best of Perception & Today Records: Limited Edition Sampler #7 [MP3 Download]” (two songs, by Black Ivory and The Fatback Band; double CD version was released April 17)(BBE, May 15, 2012)
Various artists“Deadtime’s Exploding Dream: A Nettwerk Compilation [MP3 Download]” (10-song collection from 1991)(Nettwerk, May 15, 2012)
Ian Whitcomb“Songs Without Words” (two-CD anthology of his ragtime-influenced instrumental compositions; Hear/read here)(Rivermont, May 15, 2012)
Hank Williams Jr.“ICON” (best-of)(Mercury Nashville/UMe, May 15, 2012)
Michael Zager Band, The“Let’s All Chant” (1978 album; remastered, with bonus 12-inch versions of “Let’s All Chant” and “Freak”)(U.K. – Cherry Pop, May 14, 2012)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band“One of My Kind [DVD]” (Read/see here; Vinyl)(Team Love, May 15, 2012)
Diana Ross“Diana Ross: Live in Central Park [DVD]” (1983 concert; See here)(Shout! Factory, May 15, 2012)
Various artists“No Room For Rockstars: The Vans Warped Tour [DVD/CD]” (documentary film directed by Parris Patton, shot during the 2010 tour; See here)(Shout! Factory, May 15, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
Lee Greenwood“Does God Still Bless the USA? A Plea for a Better America [Paperback]” (includes two exclusive free downloads, a new version of “God Bless the U.S.A.” and “Show Me the Way”)(Tate Publishing, May 14, 2012)
Rolling Stones, The“LIFE: The Rolling Stones — 50 Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll [Hardcover]” (authors: editors of LIFE magazine)(LIFE, May 15, 2012)

Next week: May 22, 2012

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