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May 15, 2012

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)


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Reissues

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)

DVD/Blu-ray

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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