Categories: New releases

May 17, 2011

New stuff

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Amor de Días (led by Alasdair MacLean of The Clientele)“Street of the Love of Days” (first single: “Bunhill Fields”; Hear here; Vinyl)(Merge, May 17, 2011)
Patti Austin“Sound Advice” (Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Shanachie, May 17, 2011)
Bachelorette“Bachelorette” (producer: Nicholas Vernhes; Hear here; Vinyl)(Drag City, May 17, 2011)
Matraca Berg“The Dreaming Fields” (producer: Berg; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Dualtone, May 17, 2011)
Elvin Bishop“Raisin’ Hell Revue” (recorded live on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise; MP3 Download)(Delta Groove, May 17, 2011)
Black ‘N Blue“Hell Yeah!” (producer: guitarist Jef “Woop” Warner; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Frontiers, May 17, 2011)
Cat’s Eyes“Cat’s Eyes” (producer: Steve Osborne; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Cooperative Music USA/Downtown, May 17, 2011)
Company of Thieves“Running From a Gamble” (producer: Rob Schnapf; first single: “Death of Communication”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Wind-up, May 17, 2011)
Damon & Naomi“False Beats and True Hearts” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(20/20/20, May 17, 2011)
Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi“Rome” (guests: Jack White, Norah Jones; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl)(Capitol, May 17, 2011)
Elected, The“Bury Me In My Rings” (third album from group fronted by Rilo Kiley’s Blake Sennett; producers: Stennett, Jason Cupp, Mike Bloom; first single: “Babyface”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Vagrant, May 17, 2011)
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones“Rocket Science” (first Flecktones album to feature founding member Howard Levy in the regular band lineup since 1992; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download)(E1 Music, May 17, 2011)
Gallhammer (Japanese doom duo)“The End” (Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Peaceville/Snapper, May 17, 2011)
Glasvegas (U.K. alt-rock quartet)“Euphoric /// Heartbreak \\\” (producer: Flood; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Columbia, May 17, 2011)
Michael Grimm (season 5 winner of “America’s Got Talent”)“Michael Grimm” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Epic, May 17, 2011)
Hank III“Hillbilly Joker” (Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Curb, May 17, 2011)
Ben Harper“Give Till It’s Gone” (guests: Jackson Browne, Ringo Starr; first single: “Rock N’ Roll Is Free”; Hear here; Vinyl)(Virgin, May 17, 2011)
Idiot Glee“Paddywhack [MP3 Download]” (Hear here)(Moshi Moshi, May 17, 2011)
Il Volo (trio won the popular Italian talent show “Ti Lascio Una Canzone” in 2009)“Il Volo” (producers: Tony Renis, Humberto Gatica; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Geffen, May 17, 2011)
Sarah Jarosz“Follow Me Down” (producers: Jarosz, Gary Paczosa; guests: Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Viktor Krauss, Dan Tyminski, Shawn Colvin, Darrell Scott, The Punch Brothers, etc.; first single: “Come Around”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Sugar Hill, May 17, 2011)
Justice of the Unicorns“Animals Will Be Stoned [MP3 Download]” (Hear here)(Little Lamb Recordings, May 17, 2011)
Kidz Bop Kids“Kidz Bop Sings Monster Ballads” (includes Bret Michaels and daughters Raine and Jorja on a cover of Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Razor & Tie, May 17, 2011)
Let’s Wrestle“Nursing Home” (producer: Steve Albini; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Merge, May 17, 2011)
Living With Lions“Holy Shit” (first single: “Honesty, Honestly”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Adeline, May 17, 2011)
Moby“Destroyed” (first single: “The Day”; Hear here; Deluxe edition; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Mute, May 17, 2011)
Naughty By Nature“Anthem Inc.” (Hear here)(Illtown/Tommy Boy Entertainment, May 17, 2011)
New Boyz (hip-hop/rap duo)“Too Cool to Care” (producers: Dominic “Legacy” Thomas, Matt Squire, Damon Sharpe, The Cataracs, DJ Khalil, Bei Maejor, Kane Beatz, H Money; new single: “Better with the Lights Off”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Shotty/Asylum/ Warner, May 17, 2011)
Parachute (Charlottesville, Va., pop-rock group)“The Way It Was” (first single: “Something to Believe In”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Mercury, May 17, 2011)
Jim Quick“Down South [MP3 Download]” (producer: Gary Nicholson; Hear here)(iSuwanee/Quick-Warren Entertainment/Hit Brothers, May 17, 2011)
The Rentals“Resilience: A Benefit Album for the Relief Effort in Japan” (18 instrumental compositions; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Ernest Jenning Record Co., May 17, 2011)
Seether“Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray” (producer: Brendan O’Brien; first single: “Country Song”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download)(Wind-up, May 17, 2011)
Swimming With Dolphins (Austin Tofte, formally of Owl City)“Water Colours” (producers: Aaron Sprinkle, Zack Odom, Kenneth Mount; first single: “Sleep to Dream”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Tooth & Nail, May 17, 2011)
Tinie Tempah (Brit Award-winning rapper)“Disc-Overy” (producers: Stargate, Boi 1Da; first single: “Written in the Stars”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Capitol, May 17, 2011)
Thee Oh Sees“Castlemania [MP3 Download]” (Hear here)(In the Red, May 17, 2011)
Mia Doi Todd (L.A. singer-songwriter)“Cosmic Ocean Ship” (producer: Jonathan Wilson; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(City Zen/Virtual Label, May 17, 2011)
Chad VanGaalen“Diaper Island” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Sub Pop, May 17, 2011)
Various artists“A Nod to Bob 2: An Artists Tribute to Bob Dylan on his 70th Birthday” (featuring Hot Tuna, Danny Schmidt, John Gorka, Eliza Gilkyson, Meg Hutchinson, Lucy Kaplansky, etc.; MP3 Download)(Red House, May 17, 2011)
Kate Voegele“Gravity Happens [MP3 Download]” (first single: “Heart in Chains”; Hear here)(ATO, May 17, 2011)
Warrant“Rockaholic” (producer: Keith Olsen; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Frontiers, May 17, 2011)
Zombies, The“Breathe Out, Breathe In” (Hear here)(U.K. – Red House, May 16, 2011)






Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Barclay James Harvest“Welcome to the Show: The Best of Barclay James Harvest” (2 CDs)(U.K. – Universal, May 16, 2011)
Lee Dorsey“Soul Mine: Greatest Hits & More” (2 CDs)(Snapper Music Group, May 17, 2011)
Bob Dylan“Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits [180 gm Vinyl]” (1967 album)(Sundazed, May 17, 2011)
Duane Eddy“$1,000,000.00 Worth of Twang, Volume II” (1962 album; remastered)(Jamie/Guyden, May 17, 2011)
Go-Go’s“Beauty and The Beat: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” (1981 album; remastered, with a second CD, “Live At The Metro in Boston 1981”; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Capitol/EMI, May 17, 2011)
Levon Helm“Levon Helm: Ramble At the Ryman” (PBS special of Sept. 17, 2008, show in Nashville; guests: John Hiatt, Sheryl Crow, Buddy Miller, George Receli, Sam Bush, Billy Bob Thornton; See here; DVD; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Dirt Farmer Music/Rounder, May 17, 2011)
Hermit’s Hermits“Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got Lovely Daughter/Hold On!” (1968 soundtrack album, with the bonus 1966 soundtrack album “Hold On!”)(ABKCO, May 17, 2011)
Hollies, The“The Hollies: Clarke, Hicks & Nash Years (The Complete Hollies April 1963-October 1968) [Box set]” (6 CDs, 158 songs, containing seven EPs, seven albums and rarities; Hear here)(U.K. – EMI, May 16, 2011)
Lee Konitz, Brad Mehldau, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian“Live at Birdland [MP3 Download]” (recorded Dec. 9-10, 2009)(ECM, May 17, 2011)
Long Ryders, The“Native Sons” (1984 album; remastered, with bonus tracks)(Prima, May 17, 2011)
MC Lars“21 Concepts (But a Hit Ain’t One)” (a collection of B-sides, collaborations and remixes; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Oglio, May 17, 2011)
Owen-B“The Complete Recordings” (including “Mississippi Mama”; Hear here)(Gear Fab, May 17, 2011)
Pet Shop Boys“Concrete [MP3 Download]” (recorded live for Radio 2 at the Mermaid Theatre in London with the BBC Concert Orchestra, and released in the U.K. in fall 2006; guests: Robbie Williams, Rufus Wainwright, Frances Barber)(Astralwerks, May 17, 2011)
Iggy Pop“Roadkill Rising … The Bootleg Collection 1977-2009 [Box set]” (4 CDs; Read here)(Shout! Factory, May 17, 2011)
Queen“Queen [Deluxe edition]” (1973 album; remastered; 2 CDs; second CD features rare material, including some of the band’s first studio recordings; MP3 Download), “Queen II [Deluxe edition]” (1974 album; remastered; 2 CDs; second CD contains rarities, including a new instrumental mix of “Seven Seas of Rhye”; MP3 Download), “Sheer Heart Attack [Deluxe edition]” (1974 album; remastered; 2 CDs; second CD includes live versions of “Now I’m Here” and “In the Lap of the Gods”; MP3 Download), “A Night at the Opera [Deluxe edition]” (1975 album; remastered; 2 CDs; second disc contains six tracks, including the operatic a capella mix of “Bohemian Rhapsody” and live versions of “’39” and “Love of My Life”; MP3 Download), “A Day at the Races [Deluxe edition]” (1976 album; remastered; 2 CDs; among the rarities on the second CD are live versions of “Somebody to Love” and “You Take My Breath Away”; MP3 Download), “Queen 40 Limited Edition Collector’s Box Set” (Amazon-exclusive, 10-CD, 83-song collection includes all the above albums; MP3 Download)(Hollywood, May 17, 2011)
Queens of the Stone Age“Queens of the Stone Age” (1998 album; with bonus tracks “The Bronze,” “These Aren’t The Droids You’re Looking For” and “Spiders and Vinegaroons”; Vinyl)(Rekords Rekords, May 17, 2011)
Replacements, The“Don’t Tell a Soul [Vinyl]” (1989 album)(Original Recordings Group, May 17, 2011)
Supremes, The“Let Yourself Go: The ’70s Albums, Vol. 2: 1974-1977 — The Final Sessions” (3 CDs, 59 songs; MP3 Download)(Hip-O Select/UMe, May 17, 2011)
Waterboys, The“In a Special Place” (piano demos for 1985’s “This Is the Sea”; See here; MP3 Download)(Capitol/EMI, May 17, 2011)
Kitty Wells“A Sides (1949-1957)” (28 tracks)(U.K. – Righteous, May 16, 2011)
Whodini“Escape” (1984 album; remastered, with nine bonus tracks)(Traffic/The Orchard, May 17, 2011)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Kat Dennings, Josh Lucas“Daydream Nation [DVD]” (in select theaters May 6; scored by Ohad Benchetrit, with songs from the likes of Devendra Banhart, Constantines and Stars; See here; Blu-ray)(Anchor Bay, May 17, 2011)
Ronnie James Dio“In Memory of Ronnie James Dio [DVD]” (interviews, perfomances and stories about the late Dio)(IMV Blueline, May 17, 2011)
Brian Eno“Brian Eno — 1971-1977: The Man Who Fell to Earth [DVD]” (documentary; See here)(Sexy Intellectual/MVD, May 17, 2011)
Heaven & Hell“Radio City Music Hall Live! [Blu-ray]” (chronicles their March 30, 2007, concert; See here)(Eagle Rock, May 17, 2011)
Nik Kershaw“Live in Germany 1984 [DVD]”(Gonzo, May 17, 2011)
Katie Melua“Katie Melua With the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra [DVD]” (See here)(Dramatico, May 17, 2011)
Glenn Tilbrook and the Fluffers“Live in New York City [DVD]” (filmed at The Canal Room, he performs nine Squeeze songs and seven solo songs; See here)(Rockster Productions, May 17, 2011)
Yes“The Revealing Science of God [DVD]” (1998 TV special)(IMV Blueline, May 17, 2011)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
Def Leppard“Def Leppard: The Definitive Visual History [Hardcover]” (photographer: Ross Halfin; foreword by Joe Elliott)(Chronicle Books, May 18, 2011)
Scott Weiland“Not Dead & Not for Sale: A Memoir [Hardcover]” (co-author: David Ritz; Kindle)(Scribner, May 17, 2011)
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