New releases

Published on May 8th, 2012 | by Gerry Galipault


May 8, 2012

New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Damon Albarn (of Blur) “Dr Dee” (an opera inspired by the life of John Dee [1527-1608], medical and scientific advisor to Elizabeth I; recorded with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Virgin, May 8, 2012)
ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra) “Sounds Like This” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Brushfire/Universal Republic, May 8, 2012)
Auburn (U.K. electro-acoustic ensemble featuring singer-songwriter Liz Lenten) “Indian Summer” (producer: guitarist Max Gilkes; Hear here; MP3 Download) (U.K. – Scarlet/Gonzo MultiMedia, May 7, 2012)
Blush (Pan-Asian female fivesome) “The Undivided EP [MP3 Download]” (nine songs; guest: Snoop Dogg; first single: “All Stars”; Hear here) (FarWest Entertainment, May 10, 2012)
Die Pretty “Beyond Fate” (producer: Oliver Straus; Hear here) (Global Creative, May 8, 2012)
DZ Deathrays (thrash-pop duo from Brisbane, Australia) “Bloodstreams [MP3 Download]” (first single: “No Sleep”; Hear here; See here) (Three Quarter, May 8, 2012)
Aaron Freeman (of Ween) “Marvelous Clouds” (features 13 versions of songs written by 20th century poet-songwriter Rod McKuen; producer: Ben Vaughn; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Partisan, May 8, 2012)
Glenn Frey “After Hours” (his first studio album in 20 years; all-standards; See here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download) (Universal, May 8, 2012)
John Fullbright (Oklahoma singer-songwriter) “From the Ground Up” (Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Blue Dirt/Thirty Tigers, May 8, 2012)
Philip Glass “Glass Symphony No. 9” (featuring Bruckner Orchester Linz, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies; See here) (Orange Mountain Music, May 8, 2012)
Pat Green “Songs We Wished We’d Written II” (covers of Tom Petty, Joe Ely, Lyle Lovett, Todd Snider, etc.; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Sugar Hill, May 8, 2012)
Here We Go Magic (Brooklyn rock band) “A Different Ship” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Secretly Canadian, May 8, 2012)
Horseback (Chapel Hill, N.C., hard-rock group) “Half Blood” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Relapse, May 8, 2012)
Hung (led by Trans Siberian Orchestra electric violnist Lyris Hung) “Hung” (producers: Andy Abel, Lyris Hung; Hear here; MP3 Download) (ReThink/The End May 8, 2012)
Infected Mushroom “Army of Mushrooms [MP3 Download]” (first single: “U-R-So-Fu**ed”; Hear here; CD) (Dim Mak, May 8, 2012)
John 5 (former Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie guitarist) “God Told Me To [CD/DVD]” (cover art by Rob Zombie; includes a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (60 Cycle Hum/Rocket Science, May 8, 2012)
Karmin (pop duo) “Hello” (producers: Stargate, Tricky Stewart, Cirkut, Jon Jon Traxx; first single: “Brokenhearted”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Epic, May 8, 2012)
Keane “Strangeland” (producer: Dan Grech-Marguerat; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download) (Cherrytree/Interscope, May 8, 2012)
Kindness (London/Berlin-based Adam Bainbridge) “World, You Need a Change of Mind” (includes covers of The Replacements’ “Swingin’ Party” and Anita Dobson’s “Anyone Can Fall in Love”; producers: Bainbridge, Phillipe Zdar; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Casablanca, May 8, 2012)
King Charles (2010 winner of the International Songwriting Competition) “LoveBlood” (first single: “LoveBlood”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download) (Universal Republic, May 8, 2012)
Michael Kiwanuka (winner of the BBC Sound of 2012 prize) “Home Again [MP3 Download]” (CD version arrives in July; released in the U.K. in March; producer: Paul Butler of The Bees; Hear here) (Cherrytree/Interscope, May 8, 2012)
Led Er Est “The Driver” (first single: “Kaiyo Maru”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Sacred Bones, May 8, 2012)
Greg Laswell “Landline” (guests: Ingrid Michaelson, Sia, Sara Bareilles, Elizabeth Ziman; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Vanguard, May 8, 2012)
Martha’s Trouble “A Little Heart Like You [MP3 Download]” (indie folk duo’s album of lullabies; producer: Chris Rosser; Hear here) (Aisling, May 8, 2012)
Mary Mary “Go Get It” (guests: Destiny’s Child, Kirk Franklin, Kierra “Kiki” Sheard; first single: “Go Get It”; Hear here) (My Block/Columbia, May 8, 2012)
Moonlight Cove (Swedish synthpop band) “Hearts of the World [MP3 Download]” (Hear here) (Kinetophone, May 8, 2012)
PS I Love You “Death Dreams” (producer: Matt Rogalsky; first single: “Don’t Go”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Paper Bag, May 8, 2012)
Trevor Rabin “Jacaranda” (Hear here) (Varese, May 8, 2012)
Royalty, The (El Paso indie chamber-pop band) “Lovers” (producer: Cameron Webb; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Victory, May 8, 2012)
Arturo Sandoval “Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You)” (Sandoval’s tribute to Dizzy Gillespie, his friend and mentor; guests: Gary Burton, Yellowjackets’ Bob Mintzer, Joey DeFrancesco, Eddie Daniels, Ed Calle, Gregg Field, etc.; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download) (Concord, May 8, 2012)
Silversun Pickups “Neck of the Woods” (producer: Jacknife Lee; first single: “Bloody Mary [Nerve Endings]”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Dangerbird, May 8, 2012)
Dee Snider (of Twisted Sister) “Dee Does Broadway” (guests: Patti LuPone, Bebe Neuwirth, Cyndi Lauper, Clay Aiken; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download; see related book below) (Razor & Tie, May 8, 2012)
Speakers (pop/hip-hop duo) “New Frequency [MP3 Download]” (four-song EP; guests: Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes, NiRé All’Dai; Hear here; See here) (Newco/Virgin, May 8, 2012)
Tank “This Is How I Feel” (guests: Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, T.I., Kris Stephens; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Atlantic, May 8, 2012)
Paul Thorn “What the Hell Is Goin’ On?” (Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Perpetual Obscurity/Thirty Tigers, May 8, 2012)
Various artists “Oh Happy Day: All-Star Music Celebration [MP3 Download]” (featuring Queen Latifah, 3 Doors Down, Jonny Lang, Robert Randolph, Al Green and Heather Headley) (EMI Gospel, May 8, 2012)
VHS or Beta “Diamonds and Dub [MP3 Download]” (producer: Jacques Renault; Hear here) (Krian Music Group, May 8, 2012)
Romain Virgo (22-year-old Jamaican singer) “The System” (producers: Shane Brown, Donovan Germain, Viking Productions; first single: “I Know Better”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download) (VP, May 8, 2012)
Sara Watkins (of Nickel Creek) “Sun Midnight Sun” (producer: Blake Mills; guests: Jackson Browne, Fiona Apple, Taylor Goldsmith, Benmont Tench, Sean Watkins; first single: “When It Pleases You”; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Nonesuch, May 8, 2012)
West of Hell (Vancouver metal group) “Spiral Empire [MP3 Download]” (producer: Rob Shallcross; Hear here) (Reversed, May 8, 2012)
Rita Wilson (actress and wife of Tom Hanks) “AM/FM” (covers of ’60s and ’70s classics; producer: Fred Mollin; guests: Jackson Browne, Faith Hill, Chris Cornell, Sheryl Crow, Jimmy Webb, Vince Gill, Patty Scialfa; Read here; MP3 Download) (Decca, May 8, 2012)




Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Julie Andrews & Carol Burnett “The CBS Television Specials: Live at Carnegie Hall/Live at Lincoln Center” (their 1962 special and 1971 follow-up; Read here; MP3 Download) (Masterworks Broadway, May 8, 2012)
Anvil “Plugged in Permanent” (1996 album), “Plenty of Power” (2001 album) (The End, May 8, 2012)
Barenaked Ladies “Stop Us If You’ve Heard This Before!” (12-song rarities collection; MP3 Download) (Rhino, May 8, 2012)
Tracy Byrd “Greatest Hits” (BNA/Legacy, May 8, 2012)
Mariah Carey “The Essential Mariah Carey” (two CDs, 28 hits; Track list; MP3 Download) (Columbia/Legacy, May 8, 2012)
Phil Collins “… But Seriously [24 KT + Gold CD]” (1989 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity, May 8, 2012)
Critters, The “Younger Girl: The Complete Kapp and Musicor Recordings” (26 songs) (U.K. – Now Sounds, May 7, 2012)
Donald Fagen “Nightfly [180 Gram Vinyl]” (1982 album; remastered) (Warner, May 8, 2012)
Hollies, The “Stay With the Hollies [MP3 Download]” (1964 album, with bonus tracks), “Evolution [MP3 Download]” (1967 album, with bonus tracks), “The Best of The Hollies [MP3 Download]” (23 tracks), “Staying Power [MP3 Download]” (2006 album) (EMI, May 8, 2012)
Kidz Bop Kids “Kidz Bop Ultimate Hits” (MP3 Download) (Razor & Tie, May 8, 2012)
Greg Kihn Band “Best of Beserkley ’75-’84” (21 tracks; MP3 Download) (Riot, May 8, 2012)
Liza Minnelli “Legends of Broadway: Liza Minnelli Live at the Winter Garden” (January 1974 concert, derived from the original master engineered by Phil Ramone; Read here; MP3 Download) (Masterworks Broadway, May 8, 2012)
Moby “Destroyed. Remixed” (2011 album; including remixes by David Lynch, Holy Ghost! and System Divine; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Mute, May 8, 2012)
My Bloody Valentine “EPs 1988-1991” (Read here) (U.K. – Sony Music CMG, May 7, 2012)
Pitbull “Original Hits” (18 songs from his TVT days, 2004-2007; Track list; MP3 Download) (The Orchard, May 8, 2012)
Otis Redding “Otis Redding In Person At The Whisky A Go Go [MP3 Download]” (1968 album) (Rhino/Atlantic, May 8, 2012)
Selena “Ones” (19 of her biggest hits; MP3 Download) (EMI Latin, May 8, 2012)
Shaggy “Essential [MP3 Download]” (12 songs) (Virgin, May 8, 2012)
SOiL “Re-LIVE-ing The Scars: Live in London [CD/DVD]” (reunited with Ryan McCombs, formerly of Drowning Pool; recorded on Oct. 14, 2011, at the Electric Ballroom; See here; MP3 Download) (Bieler Bros., May 8, 2012)
Steps “Ultimate Tour Collection” (19 songs) (U.K. – Sony, May 7, 2012)
Various artists “Da Doo Ron Ron: More from the Ellie Greenwich & Jeff Barry Songbook” (24 songs; featuring The Dixie Cups, The McCoys, The Crystals, Connie Francis, The Chiffons, Sonny & Cher, Lesley Gore, The Monkees, etc.; Track list) (U.K. – Ace, May 7, 2012)
Various artists “The Roots of the Beach Boys” (other artists’ songs that inspired The Beach Boys, including Chuck Berry, George Gershwin, The Drifters, Fats Domino, etc.; 27 tracks) (Complete Blues/Snapper UK, May 8, 2012)
Various artists “Strong Love: Songs of Gay Liberation 1972-1981” (MP3 Download) (Chapter Music, May 8, 2012)
Gene Vincent “The Capitol Years [Box set]” (four CDs, 120 songs) (Chrome Dreams, May 8, 2012)
Bill Withers “Just As I Am: 40th Anniversary Edition” (1971 album, featuring “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Grandma’s Hands”; remastered) (U.K. – BBR, May 7, 2012)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Lady Gaga “Lady Gaga’s Secret World [DVD]” (unauthorized biography) (Screen Media, May 8, 2012)
Rolling Stones, The “The Singles 1962-1970 [DVD]” (AIS, May 8, 2012)
Swervedriver “Live in Sydney [DVD]” (shot at the Metro on Feb. 18, 2011) (Cobraside, May 8, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Buddy Guy “When I Left Home: My Story [Hardcover]” (co-author: David Ritz; Kindle) (Da Capo Press, May 8, 2012)
Jimi Hendrix “Jimi Hendrix: A Brother’s Story [Hardcover]” (author: Leon Hendrix; Kindle) (Thomas Dunne Books, May 8, 2012)
Dave Hunter “Amped: The Illustrated History of the World’s Greatest Amplifiers [Hardcover]” (Voyageur Press, May 7, 2012)
Marilyn Manson “The Long Hard Road Out of Hell [Kindle]” (co-author: Neil Strauss) (It Books, May 8, 2012)
Dee Snider (of Twisted Sister) “Shut Up and Give Me the Mic: A Twisted Memoir [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Gallery Books, May 8, 2012)

Next week: May 15, 2012

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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.

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