Categories: New releases

New Releases: April 7, 2015

New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
Agnostic Front“The American Dream Died” (producer: Freddy Cricien; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Nuclear Blast)
All Time Low“Future Hearts” (producer: John Feldmann; first single: “Something’s Gotta Give”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Hopeless)
Blues Traveler“Blow Up the Moon” (guests: 3OH!3, Plain White T’s, Jewel, Dirty Heads, JC Chasez, Hanson, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Loud & Proud)
Kristian Bush“Southern Gravity” (the Sugarland member’s first solo album; producer: Bush; first single: “Trailer Hitch”; Hear here; MP3)(Streamsound)
Byzantine (progressive thrash quartet)“To Release Is to Resolve” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(CEN / RED Distribution)
Michael Des Barres“The Key to the Universe” (producer: Robert Rose; first single: “Can’t Get You Off My Mind / I Want Love to Punch Me in the Face”; Hear here; MP3)(FOD)
Delta Rae“After It All” (producers: Rob Cavallo, Peter Katis; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Sire)
Ramin Djawadi“Game of Thrones: Music From the Television Series” (produced and arranged by Dominik Hauser)(BSX)
Doldrums“The Air Conditioned Nightmare” (first single: “Hotfoot”; Hear here; Vinyl)(Sub Pop)
East Cameron Folklore (Austin folk/punk octet)“Kingdom of Fear” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Nine Mile)
East India Youth (aka Mercury Prize-nominated electronic musician William Doyle)“Culture of Volume” (first single: “Carousel”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(XL Recordings)
Shana Falana“Set Your Lightning Fire Free” (producer: Dan Goodwin; first single: “Heavenstay”; Hear here)(Team Love)
Folk Family Revival (Magnolia, Texas-based Americana quartet)“Waterwalker” (producer: Jeffrey Armstreet; first single: “If It Don’t Kill You”; Hear here; MP3)(Rock Ridge Music)
Steve Gadd Band“70 Strong” (with his fellow James Taylor band mates Mike Landau, Larry Goldings, Jimmy Johnson and Walt Fowler; Hear here; MP3)(BFM Jazz)
Seth Glier“If I Could Change One Thing” (producer: Bill Lefler; Hear here; MP3)(MPress)
The Grip Weeds (psych-pop rockers)“How I Won the War” (Hear here; MP3)(JEM)
Steve Hackett“Wolflight” (Hear here; See here; MP3)(InsideOut Music)
Will Hoge“Small Town Dreams” (producer: Marshall Altman; first single: “Middle of America”; Hear here; MP3)(Cumberland Recordings / Thirty Tigers)
Hotel Books (Porterville, Calif., spoken word/indie/ambient rock quartet)“Run Wild, Young Beauty” (Hear here; See here)(InVogue)
Ray Wylie Hubbard“The Ruffian’s Misfortune” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Bordello)
Pokey LaFarge (St. Louis-based singer/multi-instrumentalist)“Something in the Water” (producer: Jimmy Sutton; Hear here; MP3)(Rounder)
The London Souls (NYC duo)“Here Come the Girls” (producer: Eric Krasno; Hear here; MP3)(Feel Music Group / Round Hill Music)
Lord Huron“Strange Trails” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(IAMSOUND)
Matt and Kim“New Glow” (first single: “Get It”; Hear here; MP3)(Harvest)
Mother Mother (2015 Juno Group of the Year nominee)“Very Good Bad Thing” (producer: Gavin Brown; first single: “Monkey Tree”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Def Jam Recordings)
The Mountain Goats“Beat the Champ” (a concept album about pro wrestling; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Merge)
Point of Grace“Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know)” (their first album of covers; producers: Andy Leftwich, Point of Grace; guests: Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs; Hear here; MP3)(Word)
Priory (alt-pop duo)“Need to Know” (Hear here; See hereVinyl + MP3)(Warner)
Rain Pryor (comedian-actress, daughter of Richard Pryor)“The Embers of Time” (Hear here; MP3)(Uproar)
Josh Rouse“The Embers of Time” (producer: Brad Jones; first single: “Some Days I’m Golden All Night”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Yep Roc)
Royal Thunder (Atlanta hard-rock quartet)“Crooked Doors” (first single: “Forget You”; Hear here; MP3)(Relapse)
Todd Rundgren“Global” (his 25th solo album; Hear here; MP3)(Esoteric Antenna / Cherry Red / MVD)
David Sanborn“Time and the River” (Hear here; MP3)(OKeh / Sony Masterworks)
Toro y Moi“What For?” (first single: “Empty Nesters”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Carpark)
Umphrey’s McGee“The London Session: A Day At Abbey Road Studios” (includes a cover of The Beatles’ “I Want You [She’s So Heavy]”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Nothing Too Fancy Music)
Steve Vai“Stillness in Motion: Vai Live in L.A.” (recorded Oct. 12, 2012, at Club Nokia; See here; MP3; DVD)(Legacy Recordings)
The Very Best (Swedish-Malawian duo)“Makes a King” (new single: “Let Go”; Hear here; MP3)(Moshi Moshi)
The Waterboys“Modern Blues” (producer: frontman Mike Scott; mixed by Bob Clearmountain, recorded in Nashville; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Harlequin and Clown)
Waters“What’s Real” (producers: Grouplove’s Ryan Rabin, Carlos De La Garza; new single: “Stupid Games”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Vagrant)
Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield)“Ivy Tripp” (producers: Crutchfield, Kyle Gilbride, Keith Spencer; first single: “Air”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Merge)
Alicia Whitt“Revisionary History” (producer: Ben Folds; first single: “Consolation Prize”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Alicia Witt Music / Compass)
Brian Wilson“No Pier Pressure” (producer: Wilson; contributors: Jeff Beck, former Beach Boys bandmates Al Jardine and David Marks, Don Was, Jim Keltner; guests: Lana Del Rey, Kacey Musgraves, Zooey Deschanel, Nate Ruess of fun., Capital Cities’ Sebu Simonian; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition)(Capitol)
Cassandra Wilson“Coming Forth By Day” (a musical homage to Billie Holiday, who was born Eleanora Fagan 100 years ago on April 7, 1915; producer: Nick Launay; guests: T Bone Burnett, Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, string arranger Van Dyke Parks, The Bad Seeds; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Legacy Recordings)
Xymphoni“Irresistible” (producer: R. Thomas; guest: Rey T; first single: “Lost Destiny”; Hear here; MP3)(That Other Label / Prime USA)

More Releases for the Week of April 7, 2015

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist:Title:Label:
AutoCharm“Just As the Sun”(Rubber Taxi, April 6)
Blurred Vision (rock trio)“Organized Insanity” (producer: Terry Brown; Hear here; Read here)(Cherry Red, April 6)
The Boxmasters (includes actor Billy Bob Thornton)“Somewhere Down the Road” (22 tracks; Hear here)(101 Ranch)
Doug Burr“Pale White Dove” (first single: “White Night, Black Light”; Hear here)(Velvet Blue Music)
Callaghan (Nashville singer-songwriter)“A History of Now” (producer: Dennis Matkosky; first single: “Crazy Beautiful Life”; Hear here)(Green Town Music)
Paula Cole“7” (Hear here)(675 Records LLC, April 10)
Crown Larks“Blood Dancer” (producers: Brian Sulpizio, Nick Broste, Jack Bouboushian, Lorraine Bailey; first single: “Blood Mirage”; Hear here)(Space Lung / Land Breathing, April 5)
Drug Cabin (ex-Ambulance LTD frontman Marcus Congleton and former Pretty Girls Make Graves guitarist Nathan Thelen)“Wiggle Room” (first single: “Handsome”; Hear here)(401K Music)
Daniel G. Harmann“White Mountains” (single: “Anna”; Hear here; CD)(Hello Tower Media, April 9)
Harvard of the South (made up of members of Longwave and Blue October)“Miracle EP” (five songs; first single: “All Our Ashes”; Hear here)(Slo Lab)
Life Size Maps (synth-pop quartet)“Life Size Maps” (mixed by Chris Coady and mastered by Greg Calbi; first single: “Strange Obsession”; Hear here; See here)(Old Flame)
Michael McArthur (soulful pop singer-songwriter from Lakeland, Fla.)“Magnolia” (producers: David Bianco, Conrad Johnson, McArthur; first single: “Run Around”; Hear here)(Michael McArthur)
Montropo“Follow Me” (producers: Nick Sullivan, Andrés Diaz; Hear here)(Andrés Diaz)
Nadine Shah“Fast Food” (producer: Ben Hillier; first single: “Stealing Cars”; Hear here; See here; CD)(Apollo / R&S)
Shriekback“Without Real String or Fish” (their 13th studio album; Hear here; See here)(Shriek-Related Products)
Version 5“Version 5” (three-song EP; producer: Jeff Blue; first single: “Why Don’t You Drop”; Hear here)(579496 Records DK)

More Digital Releases for the Week of April 7, 2015

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
Cannonball Adderley“Big Man: The Legend of John Henry” (1975 album; remastered)(Real Gone Music)
Bad Company“Bad Company (Deluxe Edition)” (1974 album; remastered, with a second CD containing 13 bonus tracks; Vinyl; MP3), “Straight Shooter (Deluxe Edition)” (1975 album; remastered, with a second CD containing 14 bonus tracks; Vinyl; MP3)(Rhino / Atlantic)
Frank Black and the Catholics“The Complete Recordings” (seven-CD box features the band’s six studio albums plus a bonus CD titled “True Blue,” containing recordings from the “Black Letter Days” album sessions)(Cooking Vinyl)
Eddie Bo“Baby I’m Wise: The Complete Ric Singles 1959-1962” (22 tracks; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Ace, April 6)
Michael Chapman“Savage Amusement” (1976 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks; MP3)(Secret / MVD)
The Cowsills“The Cowsills: Expanded Edition” (1967 album; remastered, with eight bonus tracks; Read here)(U.K. – Now Sounds / Cherry Red, April 6)
The Diamonds“The Diamonds Collection” (25 songs)(Stardust)
Dion“Live At The Bitter End, August 1971” (17 tracks; MP3; Read here)(Omnivore Recordings)
Freddy Fender“Greatest Hits Vol. 1” (12 tracks; MP3)(CLASSICMUSICCO.COM / MVD)
John Fogerty“The Rock & Roll All Stars: Live Broadcasts 1985-1986”(All Access)
Free“Free At Last” (1972 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks)(LMLR)
Craig Fuller & Eric Kaz“Craig Fuller & Eric Kaz” (1978 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks)(Real Gone Music)
Gov’t Mule“Dub Side of the Mule” (an all-reggae set with Toots Hibbert in a New Year Eve 2006 performance at the Beacon Theatre in New York City; Hear here; MP3)(Evil Teen)
Herman’s Hermits“The Best of Herman’s Hermits: The 50th Anniversary Anthology” (two CDs, 66 songs; Read here)(U.K. – Bear Family, April 6)
Earl Hines“Eight Classic Albums 1951-1961” (four CDs)(Enlightenment)
Freddie Hubbard“Classic Recordings: 1960-1962” (eight complete albums on four CDs, with bonus tracks)(Enlightenment)
Dickey Lee“Greatest Hits Collection” (27 songs)(Rock ‘n’ Roll)
Lynyrd Skynyrd“Chattanooga Choo Choo: The Classic Tennessee Broadcast”(All Access)
Garnett Mimms“Looking For You: The Complete United Artists & Veep Singles” (28 tracks; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Kent / Ace, April 6)
Mitski“Bury Me at Makeout Creek” (2014 album, with four previously unreleased tracks; See here; MP3)(Don Giovanni)
Paul & Paula“Greatest Hits” (31 songs)(Stardust)
Art Pepper“Neon Art: Volume Three” (three tunes drawn from the unissued performances of his 1981 tour of Japan; Read here)(Omnivore Recordings)
Linda Ronstadt“Sausalito ’73” (unreleased live broadcast from The Record Plant, recorded on Nov. 18, 1973)(All Access)
Santo & Johnny“The Best of Santo & Johnny” (23 songs)(Stardust)
Shakatak“Day By Day (City Rhythm)” (1985 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks; MP3)(Secret / MVD)
Lisa Stansfield“The Moment” (2004 album; with five bonus tracks, three previously unreleased)(U.K. – ZTT / Salvo Music, April 6)
Status Quo“Blue For You” (1976 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks)(LMLR)
James Taylor“Georgia On My Mind: Live in Atlanta 1981” (from his “Dad Loves His Work” tour, featuring Waddy Wachtel, Leland Sklar and J.D. Souther)(All Access)
The Troggs“Wild Thing” (1966 album; remastered)(LMLR)
Various artists“Decca Sound: Mono Years 1944-1956 [Box set]” (53 discs; Hear/read here)(Decca)
Various artists“Made in Canada: Our Rock ‘n’ Roll History: Volume Two (The Early Years)” (1990 compilation; 18 tracks from 1960-1970, featuring The Guess Who, The Poppy Family, Motherlode, Mashmakhan, Chad Allen & The Expressions, The Staccatos, etc.; Track list), “Made in Canada: Our Rock ‘n’ Roll History: Volume Two (Into the 70’s)” (1990 compilation; 18 tracks from 1969-1974, featuring Edward Bear, Andy Kim, Lighthouse, The Bells, The Stampeders, Keith Hampshire, Ian Thomas, etc.; Track list)(Powder Blue)
The Who“The Brunswick Singles 1965-1966 [Vinyl box set]” (seven 7-inch singles, including “I Can’t Explain,” “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere,” “My Generation,” the unreleased “Circles” and “Instant Party Mixture”)(Geffen / UMe)
Jackie Wilson“NYC 1961-1966” (two CDs, 48 tracks, including 24 unissued recordings and alternate takes with producers Nat Tarnopol and Eddie Singleton; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Ace, April 6)
Jesse Winchester“Seems Like Only Yesterday: Live in Montreal 1976” (Read here)(Real Gone Music)
Bobby Womack“The Preacher [Box set]” (featuring five full-length albums, from 1968’s “Fly Me to the Moon” to 1972’s “Understanding”; Track list)(U.K. – Charly, April 6)

More Releases for the Week of April 7, 2015

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist:Title:Label:
Bobby Bare“The Streets of Baltimore” (1966 album), “The Game of Triangles” (1967 album, with Norma Jean and Liz Anderson), “A Bird Named Yesterday” (1967 album), “Folsom Prison Blues” (1968 album)(RCA / Legacy)
Rosanne Cash“Somewhere in the Stars” (1982 album)(Columbia Nashville / Legacy)
Ensemble Hilka“Chornobyl Songs Project: Living Culture from a Lost World”(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
Billie Holiday“Lady in Satin” (1958 album; The Centennial Edition), “Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia, Vols. 1-10”(Columbia / Legacy)

More Digital Releases for the Week of April 7, 2015

DVD / Blu-ray

Artists:Title:Studio/label:
Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, et al“MacGyver: The Complete Collection [DVD]” (39 discs)(Paramount)
Bon Jovi“Slippery When Wet [Blu-ray Pure Audio]” (1986 album; remastered)(Island)
Doris Day“Doris Day: The Essential Collection [DVD]” (four-disc set includes “Pillow Talk,” “Lover Come Back,” “Send Me No Flowers,” “The Thrill of It All!,” “Midnight Lace” and “The Man Who Knew Too Much”)(Universal Studios)
Doris Day“Doris Day: The Essential Collection [DVD]” (featuring 15 films she did for Warner Bros., from 1948’s “Romance on the High Seas” to 1966’s “The Glass Bottom Boat”)(Warner Home Video)
Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, et al“Singles [Blu-ray]” (1992 film)(Warner Home Video)
Foo Fighters“Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways [DVD]” (four-disc set containing all eight episodes of their HBO documentary series; Blu-ray)(RCA)
Edward Furlong, Sam Huntington, et al“Detroit Rock City [Blu-ray]” (1999 film)(New Line Home Video)
Lowell George“Feats First: The Life & Music of Lowell George [DVD]” (documentary directed by Jon Storey)(Pride / MVD)
Kelsey Grammer, John Mahoney, et al“Frasier: The Complete Series [DVD]” (44 discs)(Paramount)
Andy Griffith“Matlock: The Complete Series [DVD]” (52 discs)(Paramount)
Oscar Isaac, David Oyelowo, Jessica Chastain, et al“A Most Violent Year [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray)(Lionsgate)
Anthony LaPaglia, Robin Tunney, Rory Cochrane, et al“Empire Records [Blu-ray]” (1995 film)(Warner Home Video)
Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, et al“The Brady Bunch: The Complete Series [DVD]” (20 discs)(Paramount)
Shania Twain“Still the One: Live From Vegas [Blu-ray]”(Eagle Vision)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of April 7, 2015

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher:
John Blair“Southern California Surf Music, 1960-1966 (Images of America)” (Paperback)(Arcadia Publishing, April 6)
Rev. Gary Davis“Say No to the Devil: The Life and Musical Genius of Rev. Gary Davis” (Hardcover; author: Ian Zack)(University of Chicago Press, April 6)
Philip Glass“Words Without Music: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle)(Liveright, April 6)
Richard Goldstein (of Village Voice)“Another Little Piece of My Heart: My Life of Rock and Revolution in the ’60s” (Paperback)(Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, April 9)
Rick Hall“The Man from Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame” (Hardcover, with a DVD containing the documentary “Muscle Shoals”; Kindle)(Heritage Builders)
Jim Morrison“Mr Mojo: A Biography of Jim Morrison” (Paperback; author: Dylan Jones)(Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, April 9)
Lisa Robinson“There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll” (Paperback)(Riverhead Trade)
Elliott Smith“Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith” (Paperback; author: William Todd Schultz)(Bloomsbury USA)

More Book Releases for the Week of April 7, 2015

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