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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