New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Ryan Adams “Ten Songs From Ryan Adams: Live at Carnegie Hall” (Read here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (PAX-AM / Blue Note)
Ash “Kablammo!” (the Irish band’s first album in eight years; first single: “Cocoon”; Hear here; iTunes) (Atomic Heart)
Beauvoir/Free (Jean Beauvoir and Micki Free) “American Trash” (Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Frontiers)
Birdstriking (Beijing rock quartet) “Birdstriking” (first single: “Magpie”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (‘a’ Records)
Cherie Currie (of The Runaways) “Reverie” (her first solo album in 35 years; producers: the late Kim Fowley, Jake Hays, Lita Ford; iTunes) (Cherie Currie)
The Deslondes (New Orleans roots band) “The Deslondes” (producers: The Deslondes, Andrija Tokic; first single: “Fought the Blues and Won”; Hear here; iTunes) (New West)
Dave Edmunds “On Guitar … Dave Edmunds: Rags & Classics” (his first all-instrumental album, featuring covers of “Green Onions,” “God Only Knows,” “Your Song,” “I Believe I Can Fly,” etc.; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (RPM / MVD)
Kurt Elling (jazz vocalist) “Passion World” (Hear here; iTunes) (Blue Note)
Melissa Etheridge “A Little Bit of Me: Live in L.A.” (Dec. 12, 2014, show at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles; guests: Delta Rae; Blu-ray) (Shout! Factory)
The Fall “Sub-Lingual Tablet” (their 31st studio album; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Cherry Red)
J Fernandez “Many Levels of Laughter” (first single: “Read My Mind”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Joyful Noise Recordings)
FFS (Franz Ferdinand and Sparks) “FFS” (first single: “Johnny Delusional”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition; iTunes) (Domino)
Michael Giacchino “Tomorrowland (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (science fiction adventure film, directed by Brad Bird, stars Britt Robertson, George Clooney and Hugh Laurie; it opened May 22; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Walt Disney)
HoneyHoney “3” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Rounder)
Vanessa Hudgens, et al “Gigi (New Broadway Cast Recording)” (See here; MP3; iTunes) (DMI Soundtracks)
Jenny Hval (Norwegian singer-composer) “Apocalypse, girl” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Sacred Bones)
Institute (Austin punk band) “Catharsis” (Hear here; Vinyl; iTunes) (Sacred Bones)
Sammy Kershaw “I Won’t Back Down” (his first album in five years includes covers of “Take a Letter Maria” and Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down”; Hear here; iTunes) (Cleopatra)
Sonny Landreth “Bound By the Blues” (Hear here; iTunes) (Provogue / Mascot Label Group)
Leftfield “Alternative Light Source” (the U.K. duo’s first album in 16 years; guests: Poliça vocalist Channy Leaneagh, Tunde Adebimpe of TV On The Radio, Sleaford Mods, British singer Ofei; first single: “Universal Everything”; Hear here; MP3) (Infectious Music UK / BMG Rights Management, June 8)
Montgomery Gentry “Folks Like Us” (producer: Michael Knox; guest: Chris Robertson of Black Stone Cherry; first single: “Folks Like Us”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Blaster)
Muse “Drones” (producers: Muse, Robert John “Mutt” Lange; first single: “Dead Inside”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Warner, June 8)
My Sleeping Karma (German instrumental groove rockers) “Moksha” (Hear here; iTunes) (Napalm)
Of Monsters and Men “Beneath the Skin” (producers: Rich Costey, Of Monsters and Men; first single: “Crystals”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition; iTunes) (Republic)
Sam Outlaw (L.A. country singer) “Angeleno” (producers: Ry Cooder, Joachim Cooder; first single: “Who Do You Think You Are?”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Six Shooter / Thirty Tigers)
PINS (Manchester all-female quartet) “Wild Nights” (producers: Dave Catching, Hayden Scott; first single: “Too Little Too Late”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Bella Union)
Royal Southern Brotherhood “Don’t Look Back: The Muscle Shoals Sessions” (producer: Tom Hambridge; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Ruf)
The Sandwitches (San Francisco trio) “Our Toast” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Empty Cellars)
Tamia “Love Life” (producers: Pop & Oak, The Dream, Tricky Stewart; first single: “Sandwich and a Soda”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Def Jam)
A Thousand Horses (Nashville rock quartet) “Southernality” (first single: “Smoke”; Hear here; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Republic Nashville)
Pete Townshend, et al “Classic Quadrophenia” (recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in October 2014 at London’s Air Studios, conducted by Robert Ziegler; featuring British tenor Alfie Boe, with Townshend on electric guitar and performing cameo vocal roles along with guest vocals from Billy Idol and Phil Daniels; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Deutsche Grammophon)
Trixter “Human Era” (first single: “Rockin’ to the Edge of the Night”; Hear here; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Frontiers)
Sharon Van Etten “I Don’t Want to Let You Down EP” (five songs; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Jagjaguwar)
Various artists “Finding Neverland The Album” (artists such Nick Jonas, Ellie Goulding, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Ora and Christina Aguilera pay tribute to Broadway’s newest musical; first single: “Stronger,” by Kiesza; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Universal)
Various artists “The King and I (The 2015 Broadway Cast Recording)” (cast includes Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Decca Broadway)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Country Volume 8” (18 tracks; MP3; iTunes) (NOW Country / UMG)
Michael Vidal (ex-Abe Vigoda) “Dream Center” (first single: “Dreams [Come Back To Me]”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Couple Skate)
Dale Watson “Call Me Insane” (producer: Lloyd Maines; Hear here; iTunes) (Red House)
Young Guns (British rockers) “Ones and Zeros” (producer: Steve Osbourne; new single: “Speaking in Tongues”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Wind-up)

More Releases for the Week of June 9, 2015

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Ancient Sky “Mosaic” (producer: Ben Greenberg; new single: “Two Lights”; Hear here; iTunes) (Wharf Cat)
Rod Cocker “With a Little Help From His Friends” (producer: Cocker; first single: “I’ll See You Around”; Hear here) (Zuckermusic)
Emil & Dariel Rock Cellos (2014 finalists on “America’s Got Talent”) “Rock Cellos” (includes covers of “Live and Let Die,” “Purple Haze,” “Iron Man,” “Enter Sandman,” “Sweet Child ‘O Mine,” etc.; See here; iTunes) (Essential Music Group)
Galantis (Swedish producer DJ duo) “Pharmacy” (new single: “Peanut Butter Jelly”; Hear here; iTunes) (Big Beat / Atlantic, June 8)
The Henrys “Quiet Industry” (the Canadian band’s first album in six years; first single: “A Weaker One”; Hear here; iTunes) (hR2015, June 11)
Leaders in the Clubhouse “Won” (producers: Andy Machin, Charlie Recksieck, Spud Davenport; guests: Mary Grasso, Christopher Dale, Sierra West, Margaret McClure; first single: “She Gets Loud”; Hear here; iTunes) (Leaders in the Clubhouse)
Nite School Klik (aka DJ Shadow and G Jones) “Nite School Klik” (three-song EP; first single: “Nice Nightmares”; Hear here) (Liquid Amber)
No Joy “More Faithful” (producers: Jorge Elbrecht; first single: “Everything New”; Hear here; iTunes) (Mexican Summer)
Courtney Patton “So This Is Life” (Hear here) (Courtney Patton)
Sightings “Amusers and Puzzlers” (NYC industrial trio’s final album; Hear here; iTunes) (Dais)

More Digital Releases for the Week of June 9, 2015

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
LaVern Baker “The Complete Singles As & Bs: 1949-1962” (three CDs, 71 songs; Track list) (Acrobat)
JJ Cale “Ebbets Field: The 1975 Broadcast” (Smokin’)
Terri Lyne Carrington “The ACT Years” (12 tracks; MP3; iTunes) (ACT Music & Vision)
Michael Chapman “Deal Gone Down” (1974 album; remastered) (Secret / MVD)
Sonny Clark “The Complete Albums Collection 1957-1962” (four CDs) (Enlightenment)
Don Covay “Rockin’ and Doowoppin’: The Early Years” (29 songs) (Jasmine, June 12)
The Cramps “Coast to Coast” (live radio broadcast recordings; 21 tracks) (Sonic Boom)
Donovan “Retrospective” (two-CD set marks his 50th year in music; features 28 hits and album tracks and one new song, “One English Summer”; Read here) (U.K. – Salvo, June 8)
Eddie & The Hot Rods “Stage & Studio” (20-song CD featuring live and studio recordings, with a DVD containing their 30th birthday gig at the London Astoria from August 2005) (U.K. – Wienerworld, June 8)
Faith No More “The Real Thing (Deluxe Edition)” (1989 album; remastered, with a second CD of remixes, B-sides and live tracks; iTunes), “Angel Dust (Deluxe Edition)” (1992 album; remastered, with a second CD of rarities; iTunes) (Rhino)
Cecil Grant “The Cecil Grant Collection 1944-51” (two CDs, 52 songs) (Acrobat)
Heatwave “Too Hot to Handle: Expanded Edition” (1976 album; remastered, with eight bonus tracks; Read here), “Central Heating: Expanded Edition” (1977 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red, June 8)
The Knack “Normal As the Next Guy” (2001 album, and their final; remastered, with three bonus tracks; Read here) (Omnivore Recordings)
John Lennon “Lennon” (eight-LP Signature box set; See here) (Capitol / UMe)
Little Village (Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, Nick Lowe, Jim Keltner) “The Action in Frisco: The San Francisco Broadcast 1992” (Sonic Boom)
Red Norvo “The Red Norvo Collection 1933-60” (two CDs, 40 songs) (Acrobat)
Wilson Pickett & The Falcons “The Midnight Mover: The Early Years 1957-1962” (23 songs) (Jasmine, June 12)
Charley Pride “The Country Way / Make Mine Country” (1967, 1968 albums on one CD; remastered) (Music City / MVD)
Jimmie Rodgers “The Complete US & UK Singles As & Bs 1957-62” (two CDs, 45 songs) (Acrobat)
The Rolling Stones “Sticky Fingers (Deluxe Edition)” (1971 album; remastered; See here; Vinyl; Super Deluxe Box Set, with three CDs, DVD and vinyl; MP3 Deluxe Edition; MP3 Super Deluxe; iTunes) (Rolling Stones / UMe)
Silver Convention “Summernights: Expanded Edition” (1977 album, originally titled “Golden Girls” in the U.S. and Australia; remastered, with three bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red, June 8)
Valerie Simpson “Exposed / Valerie Simpson” (1971, 1972 albums on one CD; remastered, with one bonus track) (U.K. –, June 8)
Carl Smith “The Complete US Hits 1951-62” (two CDs, 50 songs) (Acrobat)
Al Stewart “Time Passages [Vinyl]” (1978 album; remastered; 180-gram audiophile vinyl, gatefold cover) (Friday Music)
Joe Tex “Yum Yum Yum: The Early Years 1955-1962” (29 songs) (Jasmine, June 12)
Various artists “41 Original Hits from The Soundtrack of American Graffiti [Vinyl]” (1973 double album; remastered) (Geffen / UMe)
Various artists “Nick Drake’s Jukebox: The Songs That Inspired the Man” (24 tracks; Read here) (Chrome Dreams)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Classic Rock” (three CDs, 63 songs; Track list) (U.K. – Now! Music, June 8)

More Releases for the Week of June 9, 2015

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Various artists “Ethiopia: Three Cordophone Traditions” (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / Auvidis-UNESCO)
Various artists “Myanmar: Music by the Hsaing Waing Orchestra: The Burmese Harp” (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / Auvidis-UNESCO)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist/cast: Title: Label/studio:
Abbott and Costello “The Abbott and Costello Show: The Ultimate Collection [DVD]” (nine discs) (eOne)
Colin Firth, Jack Davenport, et al “Kingsman: Secret Service [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray; iTunes) (20th Century Fox)
Linda Ronstadt “Linda Ronstadt & Friends [DVD]” (guests: Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Aaron Neville) (Distribution Select)
Joe Strummer “I Need a Dodge! Joe Strummer On the Run [DVD]” (a documentary film by Nick Hall; See here) (Cadiz Music)
Randy Travis “Forever and Ever: The Story of Randy Travis (A Musical Documentary) [DVD]” (Anderson Merchandisers)
Various artists “Thunderbirds: The Complete Series [DVD]” (eight discs; Blu-ray) (Shout! Factory / Timeless Media)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of June 9, 2015

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Dennis Dunaway “Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! My Adventures in The Alice Cooper Group” (Hardcover; co-author: Chris Hodenfield; Kindle; iTunes) (Thomas Dunne Books)
Dave Hunter “The Guitar Amp Handbook: Understanding Tube Amplifiers and Getting Great Sounds” (Paperback; updated and expanded edition) (Backbeat Books)
Amanda Petrusich “Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records” (Paperback; Kindle; iTunes) (Scribner)
Bob Suren “Crate Digger: An Obsession With Punk Records” (Paperback; See here; iTunes) (Microcosm Publishing)
Clark Terry “Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry” (Paperback; preface by Quincy Jones; foreword by Bill Cosby; iTunes) (University of California Press, June 12)

More Book Releases for the Week of June 9, 2015

Cool Stuff

Manufacturer: Product: Release Date:
Warner Games “LEGO Jurassic World” (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita) (June 12)

Next week: June 16, 2015

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