New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
AM & Shawn Lee (Los Angeles/London electro soul, retro-futurists) “La Musique Numerique” (first single: “Two Times”; Hear here; MP3) (Park the Van)
Ann Pragg (alter ego of Gainesville-based Matt Radick) “Bitter Fruit [MP3]” (first single: “Demolition Dust”; Hear here) (Wonderland Archives)
Apparat (aka Sascha Ring) “Krieg und Frieden (Music for Theatre)” (music based on Sebastian Hartmann’s theatre production of Tolstoy’ “War & Peace”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Mute)
Emily Bear (11-year-old pianist-composer) “Diversity” (producer: Quincy Jones; Hear here; MP3) (Concord)
Beijing “Night [MP3]” (Hear here) (Beijing)
Beware of Darkness (L.A. indie rock band) “Orthodox” (producers: Greg Gordon, frontman Kyle Nicolaides; first single: “Howl”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Bright Antenna)
Bracher Brown (Orlando roots rocker) “Broken Glass & Railroad Tracks [MP3]” (producer: Todd Carey; first single: “Perfect Storm”; Hear here) (Rock Ridge Music)
Craig Campbell “Never Regret” (producers: Keith Stegall, Matt Rovey; first single: “Outta My head”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Bigger Picture Music Group)

BTW: “I wanted the title to be a declaration of how I feel about life and the choices I’ve made ever since I decided to move to Nashville to pursue a career in music,” Campbell tells P&P. “I go with my gut instinct and will never regret the choices I’ve made.”

Colette Carr “Skitszo (Part 4) [MP3]” (four-song EP; Hear here) (UMGRI / Interscope)
The Child of Lov “The Child of Lov” (guest: Damon Albarn; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Double Six / Domino)
Chicane Theory (Minneapolis-based space-indie rock band) “Things Look Up Again [MP3]” (first single: “Demolition Dust”; Hear here) (Chicane Theory)
Co La (musician and producer Matt Papich) “Moody Coup” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Software Recording Co.)
Dailey & Vincent (Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent) “Brothers of the Highway” (Hear here; MP3) (Rounder)
Deerhunter “Monomania” (producers: Bradford Cox, Nicolas Vernhes; Hear here; LP + MP3) (4AD)
Fitz and The Tantrums “More Than Just a Dream” (producer: Tony Hoffer; first single: “Out of My League”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Elektra)
Fleetwood Mac “Extended Play [MP3]” (four-song EP, originally released on iTunes; their new material in 10 years; Hear here; Read here) (LMJS Productions, LLC)
Glee Cast “I Wish [MP3],” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours [MP3],” “Superstition [MP3],” “You Are the Sunshine of My Life [MP3]” (Columbia)
Grandchildren (electro-acoustic orchestral pop band from Philadelphia) “Golden Age” (producers: Chris Powell, Bill Moriarty; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Ernest Jenning Recording Co.)
Patty Griffin “American Kid” (producers: Griffin, Craig Ross; guest: Robert Plant; first single: “Ohio”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; CD/DVD; MP3) (New West)
Tess Henley (Seattle-based singer/pianist) “High Heels & Sneakers [MP3]” (producers: The Roots’ Dice Raw, Khari Mateen; Hear here) (Hey! Listen To This! Music)
Courtney Jaye (Nashville singer-songwriter) “Love and Forgiveness” (Hear here; MP3) (Love and Forgiveness / 1-2-3-4-GO!)
Jefferson (Sydney rock-pop group) “All the Love in the World” (first single: “No Surprise”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Spectra)
Kingdom Come “Outlier” (producer: frontman Lenny Wolf; Hear here; MP3) (SPV / Steamhammer)
Talib Kweli “Prisoner of Conscience” (guests: Miguel, Kendrick Lamar, Curren$y, Busta Rhymes, Nelly, Melanie Fiona, Marsha Ambrosius, Seu Jorge; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Javotti Media)
Lady Antebellum “Golden” (producers: Paul Worley, Lady Antebellum; first single: “Downtown”; Hear here; MP3) (Capitol Nashville)
Little Boots (aka Victoria Hesketh) “Nocturnes [MP3]” (producer: DFA Records co-founder Tim Goldsworthy; first single: “Motorway”; Hear here) (On Repeat)
Natalie Maines (of The Dixie Chicks) “Mother” (producer: Ben Harper; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Columbia)
Sara Melson (singer-songwriter) “A Million White Stars [MP3]” (Hear here) (Sara Melson)
Mother Falcon (Austin-based orchestral indie-rock group) “You Knew [MP3]” (first single: “Pink Stallion”; Hear here) (Creme Fraiche / Red Ryder Entertainment)
Charlie Musselwhite, Billy Boy Arnold, Mark Hummel, James Harman and Sugar Ray Norcia “Remembering Little Walter” (producer: Hummel; Read here) (Blind Pig)
98 Degrees “2.0” (their first album in more than 10 years; Hear here; MP3) (eOne Music)
Noah and the Whale (English indie folk-rock group) “Heart of Nowhere [MP3]” (first single: “There Will Come a Time”; Hear here) (U.K. – Mercury, May 6)
Tom Odell (winner of the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award) “Long Way Down” (Hear here; See here) (U.K. – RCA / In The Name Of – label founded by Lily Rose Cooper, May 6)
Phaseone “If I Tell U [MP3]” (first single: “Blood Spirit I”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Williams Street)
The Piano Guys “The Piano Guys 2” (Hear here; Deluxe Edition; MP3) (Sony Masterworks)
Pinkunoizu (Danish quartet) “Second Amendment [MP3]” (five-song EP; Hear here; See here) (Full Time Hobby)
dUg Pinnick (of King’s X) “Naked” (producer: Pinnick; Hear here; MP3) (RockArmy / MVD)
Pistol Annies (Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley) “Annie Up” (first single: “Hush Hush”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Sony Nashville)
Ann Pragg (alter ego of Gainesville’s Matt Radick) “Bitter Fruit [MP3]” (first single: “Demolition Dust”; Hear here) (Wonderland Archives)
Joshua Redman “Walking Shadows” (producer: Brad Mehldau; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Nonesuch)
Rudimental (British drum ‘n’ bass/electronic outfit) “Home” (producers: Rudimental, Mike Spencer; guests: Emeli Sandé, John Newman, Angel Haze, Foxes, Sinead Harnett, Becky Hill, Alex Clare, Ella Eyre, MNEK, Syron; new single: “Waiting All Night”; Hear here; See here) (U.K. – Warner, May 6)
Joe Satriani “Unstoppable Momentum” (Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Epic)
Savages (British female post-punk group) “Silence Yourself” (producers: Johnny Hostile, Rodaidh McDonald; first single: “She Will”; Hear here; LP + MP3) (Pop Noire / Matador)
She & Him “Volume 3” (includes three covers; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Merge)
Rod Stewart “Time” (his first album of rock originals since 2001; first single: “She Makes me Happy”; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Capitol)
Sun Angle “Diamond Junk [MP3]” (producer: Danny Seim from Menomena; first single: “Time Snakes”; Hear here) (New Moss)
Bonnie Tyler “Rocks and Honey” (her first album since 2005; producers: David Huff, Desmond Child; guest: Vince Gill; Hear here) (U.K. – Celtic Swan / Warner, May 6)
The Uncluded (rapper Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson) “Hokey Fright” (guest: James McNew of Yo La Tengo; first single: “Earthquake”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Rhymesayers)
Various artists “Music From Baz Luhrmann’s Film The Great Gatsby [Film soundtrack]” (remake directed by Baz Luhrmann stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan; opens in theaters May 10; See here; MP3) (WaterTower Music)
Various artists “The Music of Nashville: Season 1, Vol. 2 [TV soundtrack]” (Big Machine / Universal)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 46” (20 songs; MP3) (Universal Music Group)
The Vibrators “On the Guest List” (guests: members of Supersuckers, MC5, UK Subs, The Damned, The Stranglers, The Dickies, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Cleopatra)
Vinyette (NYC avant-garde rockers) “Every Little Mouse Run [MP3]” (producer: John Green; new single: “Twenty Dollar Doctor”; Hear here; See here) (Machine Dream)
Jimmy Vivino & The Black Italians “13 Live” (recorded at Levon Helms Studios; Hear here) (Blind Pig)
The Wiggles “Taking Off!” (new lineup: Anthony, Emma, Lachy and Simon; Hear here; MP3) (Razor & Tie)
Shannon Wright “In Film Sound” (producer: Kevin Ratterman; first single: “The Caustic Light”; Hear here; MP3) (Ernest Jenning Record Co.)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Montserrat Caballé “Montserrat Caballé: The Diva [Box set]” (six-CD collection celebrates the opera star’s 80th birthday) (Sony Masterworks)
Commodores “Hot on the Tracks [MP3]” (1976 album) (Motown / UMe)
Johnny Copeland “It’s Me: Classic Texas Soul 1965-72” (two CDs, 43 tracks; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Kent / Ace, May 6)
The Doors “Behind Closed Doors: The Rarities [MP3],” “Strange Nights of Stone, Vol. II: The Bright Midnight Archives Concerts [MP3]” (Rhino / Elektra)
Françoise Hardy “Midnight Blues Paris London 1968-72” (24-track collection of her English-language songs; Read here) (U.K. – Ace, May 6)
Millie Jackson “An Imitation of Love: Expanded Edition” (1986 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks) (U.K. – Funkytowngrooves, May 6)
Lynyrd Skynyrd “(Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd) [Hybrid SACD]” (1973 album; remastered) (Mobile Fidelity)
Sophie Millman “Her Very Best So Far” (Linus)
The Modern Jazz Quartet “The Golden Age: The Complete Atlantic Recordings 1956-1960” (eight albums on four CDs; Read here) (Enlightenment)
My Dying Bride “Introducing …” (two-CD best-of) (Recall)
Doug Sahm & The Sir Douglas Quintet “The Best of Doug Sahm & The Sir Douglas Quintet 1968-1975 [MP3]” (1990 compilation; 22 tracks) (Mercury / UMe)
The Turtles “Happy Together [180-gram vinyl]” (1967 album; remastered) (FloEdCo / Manifesto)
Various artists “More From Pitch Perfect [Film soundtrack]” (eight more songs from the 2012 film; CD) (Republic)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call a Country Party” (18 songs; MP3) (Universal Music Group)
Various artists “Something New to Do: The Phillip Mitchell Songbook” (23 tracks; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Kent / Ace, May 6)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Doris Day, Rock Hudson “Pillow Talk [Blu-ray]” (1959 film) (Universal)
Liberace “Liberace: The Ultimate Entertainer [DVD]” (two discs) (Shout! Factory / Timeless Media)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark “Architecture Morality & More [Blu-ray]” (2007 concert in London; See here) (Eagle Rock)
Rihanna “Rihanna 777: 7countries7days7shows [DVD]” (tour documentary; See here) (Def Jam)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, Martha Quinn “VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First Wave [Hardcover]” (co-author: Gavin Edwards; Kindle) (Atria Books)
Yngwie J. Malmsteen “Relentless: The Memoir [Hardcover]” (Wiley, May 6)

Next week: May 14