New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Priscilla Ahn “When You Grow Up” (producer: Ethan Johns; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Blue Note, May 3, 2011)
Karrin Allyson (Grammy-nominated vocalist and pianist) “‘Round Midnight” (covers of Ellington, Sondheim, Monk, Bill Evans, Paul Simon, Anthony Newley, Johnny Mandel, etc.; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Concord, May 3, 2011)
Architecture in Helsinki “Moment Bends” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Cooperative Music USA/Downtown, May 3, 2011)
Beastie Boys “Hot Sauce Committee Part Two” (guests: Santigold, Nas; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Capitol, May 3, 2011)

BTW: Track list – “Tadlock’s Glasses”; “B-Boys in the Cut”; “Make Some Noise”; “Nonstop Disco Powerpack”; “OK”; “Too Many Rappers” (feat. Nas); “Say It”; “The Bill Harper Collection”; “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” (feat. Santigold); “Long Burn the Fire”; “Funky Donkey”; “Lee Majors Come Again”; “Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament”; “Pop Your Balloon”; “Crazy Ass Shit”; “Here’s a Little Something for Ya.”

Blind Boys of Alabama “Take the High Road” (producers: Chris Goldsmith, Jamey Johnson; guests: Johnson, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Jr., Lee Ann Womack, The Oak Ridge Boys; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Saguro Road/Time Life, May 3, 2011)
Brandi Carlile “Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony” (recorded Nov. 21, 2010; Hear here; Vinyl) (Epic, May 3, 2011)
Country Mice “Twister [MP3 Download]” (Hear here) (Wao Wao, May 3, 2011)
Destry “Waiting On an Island [MP3 Download]” (Hear here) (Destry, May 3, 2011)
dredg “Chuckles and Mr. Squeezy” (first single: “The Tent”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download) (Superball Music, May 3, 2011)
Dwarves “The Dwarves Are Born Again” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (MVD Audio, May 3, 2011)
Fleet Foxes “Helplessness Blues” (producers: Phil Ek, Fleet Foxes; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Sub Pop/Bella Union, May 3, 2011)
Aretha Franklin “A Woman Falling Out of Love” (producers: Franklin, BeBe Winans, Gordon Chambers; Read here) (Aretha’s Records, May 3, 2011 – to be sold exclusively at Walmart)
Mick Harvey “Sketches From the Book of the Dead” (producer: David McCluney; Hear here) (Mute, May 3, 2011)
Have Nots (Boston ska/punk rockers) “Proud [MP3 Download]” (producer: Matt Drastic; Hear here) (Paper + Plastick, May 3, 2011)
Hyland “Weights & Measures” (producer: Aaron Sprinkle; guests: Stephen Christian, ex-Anberlin, and Ben Kasica, formerly of Skillet; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Tooth & Nail, May 3, 2011)

BTW: “Aaron Sprinkle personally pitched us to the label,” lead singer Jon Lewis said. “It was an incredible honor to work with him. As most musicians would say, being able to record your first full-budget full length is a dream come true. We’re very proud of this record, from the production to the songs to the album flow to the artwork. We’ve spent the last four
years road dogging just to be here to be a ‘brand new band.’

“It really is exciting to be in uncharted territory; we feel blessed and can’t wait to see what people think of this project. It’s been an incredible experience already and hopefully we’re just getting started.”

Katrina Leskanich (of Katrina and The Waves) “Spiritualize [MP3 Download]” (Hear here) (Katrina’s Web, May 2, 2011)
Jennifer Lopez “LOVE?” (producers: RedOne, Danja, Lady Gaga, The-Dream, Tricky Stewart, Mike Caren, The Neptunes, etc.; guest: Pitbull; first single: “On the Floor”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe edition; Glitterati Edition; MP3 Download) (Island, May 3, 2011)
Richard Marx “Stories to Tell [MP3 Download]” (three-disc set includes his hits, acoustic versions, a new track, “When You Loved Me,” and a “Live From Shepherd’s Bush” DVD; producer: Marx; CD/DVD) (Wrasse, May 3, 2011)
Musiq Soulchild “MUSIQINTHEMAGIQ” (first single: “Anything”; Read here; MP3 Download) (Atlantic/Elektra, May 3, 2011)
Tara Nevins (of Donna the Buffalo) “Wood and Stone” (producer: Larry Campbell; guest: Jim Lauderdale; Hear here; Vinyl) (Sugar Hill, May 3, 2011)
Stevie Nicks “In Your Dreams” (her first solo album in 10 years; producers: Dave Stewart, Glen Ballard, Nicks; guest: Lindsey Buckingham; first single: “Secret Love”; Read here; MP3 Download) (Reprise, May 3, 2011)
Donny & Marie Osmond “Donny & Marie” (producer: Buddy Cannon; MP3 Download) (MPCA, May 3, 2011)
Kelly Price “Kelly” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (My Block/Sang Girl! Productions/Malaco, May 3, 2011)
RuPaul “Glamazon” (producer: Lucian Piane; Hear here; MP3 Download) (RuCo, Inc., May 3, 2011)
Sixx:A.M. “This Is Gonna Hurt” (producers: Sixx:A.M.; first single: “Lies of the Beautiful People”; MP3 Download) (Eleven Seven Music, May 3, 2011)
Skindred “Union Black” (Hear here) (U.K. – BMG/7PM, May 2, 2011)
Sounds Under Radio (Austin rock group) “Where My Communist Heart Meets My Capitalist Mind” (first single: “Sing”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (The Musebox/EMI Distribution, May 3, 2011)
Heidi Spencer & the Rare Birds “Under Streetlight Glow” (first single: “Alibi”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Bella Union, May 3, 2011)
Doug Stanhope “OSLO — Burning the Bridge of Nowhere [CD/DVD]” (recorded in an abandoned factory in a suburb of Oslo; Hear/read here; MP3 Download) (Roadrunner Comedy, May 3, 2011)
Title Fight “Shed” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (SideOneDummy, May 3, 2011)
Twin Atlantic (Scottish alt-rock band) “Free [MP3 Download]” (producer: Gil Norton; first single: “Free”; Hear here; See here) (Red Bull, May 3, 2011)
Uriah Heep “Into the Wild” (producer: Mike Paxman; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Frontiers, May 3, 2011)
Various artists “No Future: A Tribute to the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned” (featuring the tribute band The Sex Pistols Experience, Leatherface, Terry Edwards, Steve Drewett, Attila the Stockbroker, The Blaggers ITA, Bleach, Anhrefn, etc.; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Released Emotions/E1 Music, May 3, 2011)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 38” (20 tracks; MP3 Download) (Capitol, May 3, 2011)
Various artists “Wonderland [Original Broadway cast recording]” (See here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Masterworks Broadway, May 3, 2011)
Wave Pictures, The (British trio) “Beer in the Breakers [MP3 Download]” (first single: “Little Surprise”; Hear here; See here) (Moshi Moshi, May 2, 2011)



Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Association, The “And Then … Along Comes The Association” (1966 album; remastered, with 12 bonus tracks; rare mono mix) (U.K. – Now Sounds, May 2, 2011)
Hello “New York Groove: The Best of Hello” (16 songs) (Music Club, May 3, 2011)
Bruce Hornsby “Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers: Bride of the Noisemakers” (2-CD set, recorded live on tour in 2007-2009; first single: “Shadow Hand”; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (429, May 2, 2011)
Wanda Jackson “Let’s Have a Party! The Very Best of Wanda Jackson” (16 songs) (Varese Vintage, May 3, 2011)
Kool & The Gang “Open Sesame” (1976 album; remastered) (U.K. – Big Break, May 2, 2011)
Barry Manilow “Duets” (15 tracks; MP3 Download) (Arista/Legacy, May 3, 2011)
Poison “Double Dose: Ultimate Hits” (2 CDs, 35 songs; MP3 Download) (Capitol/EMI, May 3, 2011)
David Lee Roth “Eat ‘Em and Smile [MP3 Download]” (1986 album) (Rhino/Warner, May 3, 2011)
Rush “Moving Pictures: Deluxe Edition [CD/Blu-ray]” (1980 album; remastered) (Mercury/UMe, May 3, 2011)
Sade “The Ultimate Collection” (2 CDs, 29 songs; including “Moon & The Sky,” featuring Jay-Z; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Epic, May 3, 2011)
Shinedown “Somewhere in the Stratosphere [CD/DVD]” (2-CD, 2-DVD live box set; MP3 Download) (Atlantic, May 3, 2011)
Various artists “The Fire/Fury R&B Story” (2-CD, 36-track collection focusing on the 1950s-’60s labels; featuring Elmore James, Wilbert Harison, Lee Dorsey, etc.) (Fuel, May 3, 2011)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call the 80s Hits” (18 tracks; MP3 Download) (Capitol/EMI, May 3, 2011)
Various artists “Putumayo Presents Jazz” (Putumayo, May 3, 2011)
Various artists “Smooth Jazz Number 1 Hits” (11 tracks, including Boney James, Dave Koz, Fourplay, George Benson, Jessy J, Mindi Abair, Najee, Paul Taylor, Peter White, etc.; MP3 Download) (Concord, May 3, 2011)
Loudon Wainwright III “40 Odd Years [Box set]” (4-CD, 1-DVD retrospective; 68 songs; Read here) (Shout! Factory, May 3, 2011)
Winstons, The “Color Him Father” (1969 album, making its CD debut; remastered, with four bonus tracks) (Fuel, May 3, 2011)
Yarbrough & Peoples “Be a Winner” (1984 album; remastered) (U.K. – Big Break, May 2, 2011)
Rob Zombie “ICON” (best-of; Deluxe edition) (Geffen/UMe, May 3, 2011)



Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Johnny Reid (Canadian singer) “Johnny Reid Live: Heart and Soul [DVD]” (Hear here; See here) (EMI/Manhattan, May 3, 2011)
Bruce Springsteen “The Promise: The Making of Darkness On the Edge of Town [DVD]” (award-winning 2011 film; Blu-ray; DVD/X-Large T-Shirt; DVD/Large T-Shirt) (Columbia, May 3, 2011)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Bob Dylan “Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan [Paperback]” (author: Howard Sounes) (Grove Press, May 3, 2011)
Neil Peart (Rush drummer) “Far and Away: A Prize Every Time [Hardcover]” (ECW Press, May 1, 2011)
Shania Twain “From This Moment On [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Atria, May 3, 2011)
Steven Tyler “Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir [Hardcover]” (Read here; Kindle) (Ecco, May 3, 2011)
Ben Westhoff “Dirty South: Outkast, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and the Southern Rappers who Reinvented Hip-Hop [Paperback]” (Chicago Review Press, May 1, 2011)
Ellen Willis “Out of the Vinyl Deeps: Ellen Willis on Rock Music [Paperback]” (Hardcover) (University of Minnesota Press, May 1, 2011)
Chely Wright “Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer [Paperback]” (Kindle) (Hal Leonard Corp., May 1, 2011)

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