Pause & Play

This Week’s Releases: March 17, 2015

New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Adelitas Ways “Deserve This” (five-song EP; Hear here; MP3) (Wild Wild West)
The Answer (Northern Irish rockers) “Raise a Little Hell” (producer: Will Maya; Hear here; LP + MP3; MP3) (Napalm)
Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott “The Chopin Project” (guest: Mari Samuelsen; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Mercury Classics)
Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield “Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Ramseur)
AWOLNATION “Run” (producer: frontman Aaron Bruno; first single: “Hollow Moon [Bad Wolf]”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Red Bull)
The Bunny Hop “Hair Helmet EP” (producers: Andy Ziats, Andrea Tarka, John White; first single: “How Does That Sound?”; Hear here) (The Bunny Hop)
Marc Cary (electro-acoustic keyboard wizard) “Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2” (Hear here; MP3) (Motéma Music)
Glen Hansard “It Was Triumph We Once Proposed … Songs of Jason Molina” (proceeds go to the estate of Jason Molina, the Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. member who died in 2013; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Overcoat Recordings)
Hawk Nelson “Diamonds” (first single: “Drops in the Ocean”; Hear here; MP3) (Fair Trade Services)
Houndmouth “Little Neon Limelight” (producer: Dave Cobb; Hear here; LP + MP3; MP3) (Rough Trade)
Tobias Jesso Jr. “Goon” (producers: Chet White, Patrick Carney, Ariel Rechtshaid; first single: “Hollywood”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (True Panther Sounds)
Stone Jack Jones “Love & Torture” (guest: Patty Griffin; first single: “Shine”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Western Vinyl)
Mark Knopfler “Tracker” (producers: Knopfler, Guy Fletcher; first single: “Beryl”; Hear here; Box set; Vinyl; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Verve)
Liz Longley “Liz Longley” (producer: Gus Berry; guests: Michael Rhodes, Nir Zidkyahu, Tom Bukovac, Danny Rader, John Hobbs, JT Corenflos, Marco Giovino; Hear here; MP3) (Sugar Hill)
Lunden Reign (prog ensemble) “American Stranger” (producer: Luis Maldonado; Hear here; MP3) (Cleopatra)
Matt Maher “Saints and Sinners” (producers: Maher, Paul Moak; first single: “Because He Lives [Amen]”; Hear here; MP3) (Essential)
Marina and the Diamonds “FROOT” (producers: Marina Diamandis, David Kosten; first single: “Froot”; Hear here; See here) (Neon Gold / Atlantic, March 16)
Marcus Miller “Afrodeezia” (Hear here; MP3) (Blue Note)
Modest Mouse “Strangers to Ourselves” (their first album since 2007; first single: “Lampshades on Fire”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Glacial Pace / Epic)
Allison Moorer “Down to Believing” (producer: Kenny Greenberg; first single: “Like It Used To Be”; Hear here; MP3) (eOne Nashville)
Papa Mali (New Orleans-based singer-guitarist) “Music Is Love” (producer: John Chelew; Hear here; MP3) (429)
The Pine Hill Project (Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell) “Tomorrow You’re Going” (producer: Larry Campbell; first single: a cover of Nick Lowe’s “I Live on a Battlefield”; Hear here; MP3) (Signature Sounds)
Ranger (Finnish speed metal band) “Where Evil Dwells” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Spinefarm)
Xavier Rudd & The United Nations (Aussie singer-songwriter with multicultural ensemble) “Nanna” (mixed by Errol Brown at Tuff Gong Studios; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Nettwerk)
San Cisco (Australian indie pop band) “Gracetown” (first single: “Run”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl) (Island City)
Sasha’s Bloc (jazz-swing collective) “Heart on Fire” (guests: Jane Monheit, Patrick Tuzzolino, Octavia Pace, Glynis Leflore, Princess Fortier, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Sasha’s Bloc)
Sleeping With Sirens “Madness” (producers: John Feldmann, Sleeping With Sirens; first single: “Kick Me”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with two bonus tracks) (Epitaph)
Twin Shadow “Eclipse” (first single: “Turn Me Up”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Warner)
Various artists “Furious 7: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (featuring tracks from Iggy Azalea, Flo Rida, T.I., Prince Royce, David Guetta, DJ Shadow, Juicy J, etc.; opens in theaters on April 3; See here; MP3) (Atlantic)
Various artists “On the Town (New Broadway Cast Recording)” (revival of the classic musical comedy by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Hear here) (PS Classics)

More Releases for the Week of March 17, 2015

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Antigone Rising “Whiskey & Wine Vol. II” (Hear here) (Rising Shine)
Paul Carrack “Paul Carrack Live at the London Palladium” (See here) (Carrack UK, March 16)
Club America (Brazilian alt-rock quartet) “Let’s Go Outside” (Hear here) (Sonovibe)
earlyRise (L.A. melodic rock group) “Colors” (first single: “Safer In Here”; Hear here; See here; iTunes) (earlyRise, March 20)
The Electric West “Verdugo” (four-song EP; producer: Joseph Calleiro, RA Sound; first single: “Portland”; Hear here) (Future Force, March 21)
Glee Cast “Glee: The Music – We Built This Glee Club” (six songs) (Columbia)
Nic Hessler “Soft Connections” (first single: “Hearts, Repeating”; Hear/read here; Vinyl; CD) (Captured Tracks)
Kendrick Lamar “To Pimp a Butterfly” (producers: Pharrell Williams, Dr. Dre, etc.; new single: “The Blacker The Berry”; Hear here; CD; iTunes) (Aftermath / Interscope, March 16)
Special Request featuring Rey T “Down and Out” (producers: R. Thomas, C J Thomas; guest: Korrosive; first single: “Down and Out”; Hear here; See here) (MRE Entertainment / Prime USA / InGrooves)
Swiss Lips (dance-electro-pop band from Manchester, U.K.) “Swiss Lips” (first single: “Books”; Hear/read here) (Foreverever, March 16)
Roch Voisine “Movin’ on Maybe” (Hear here; CD) (RV International Inc., March 16)

More Digital Releases for the Week of March 17, 2015

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Basia “London Warsaw New York (Deluxe Edition)” (1989 album; remastered, with a second CD of bonus remixes, B-sides and rarities; Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Pop, March 16)
Dread Zeppelin “Re-Led-ed: The Best Of” (13 tracks; Vinyl) (Cleopatra)
Jefferson Airplane “Bark” (1971 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks) (Iconoclassic)
L.A. Guns “Toronto 1990” (MP3) (Deadline Music / Cleopatra)
Lynyrd Skynyrd “Lynyrd Skynyrd [Vinyl box set]” (six LPs) (Geffen / UMe)
Britt Nicole “The Remixes” (12 tracks; Read here; MP3) (Capitol Christian Music Group)
The Pretty Things “Bouquets from a Cloudy Sky [Box set]” (16-disc collection, celebrating their 50th anniversary, includes 11 studio albums, 42 bonus tracks, two DVDs, etc.; Read here; See here) (Snapper Classics)
Rockwell “Somebody’s Watching Me” (1984 album; remastered) (Japan – Motown / Universal, March 16)
Rush “2112 [Vinyl]” (1976 album; remastered, on 200-gram, heavyweight vinyl), “All the World’s a Stage [Vinyl]” (1976 double album; remastered, on 200-gram, heavyweight vinyl) (Mercury / UMe)
Simple Minds “Sparkle in the Rain (Super Deluxe Edition)” (1984 album; remastered, with bonus single edits, B-sides and extended mixes; Read here; MP3) (Virgin)
Randy Stonehill “Welcome to Paradise” (1976 album; remastered) (Solid Rock)
Donna Summer “The Dance Collection: A Compilation of Twelve Inch Singles” (U.K. – Spectrum, March 16)
The Untouchables “Free Yourself: Ska Hits” (13 tracks; See here; MP3) (Cleopatra)

More Releases for the Week of March 17, 2015

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Crystal Method “The Crystal Method Remixed” (remixes of four songs from their 2014 “The Crystal Method” album; Hear here) (Tiny e)
Gareth Emery “Drive: Refueled” (A-list producers and DJs were enlisted to pump the 12 tracks from last year’s “Drive” with new energy; Hear here) (Garuda)
Tom Jones “Delilah” (1968 album; See here) (Decca)
Various artists “Canada: Music of the Inuit – The Copper Eskimo Tradition” (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / Auvidis-UNESCO)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/studio:
Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain, et al “Maude: The Complete Series [DVD]” (19 discs) (Shout! Factory)
Christian Bale, John Turturro, et al “Exodus: Gods and Kings [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray) (20th Century Fox)
Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, et al “Penguins of Madagascar [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (20th Century Fox)
David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, et al “Song of the Sea [DVD]” (Oscar-nominated animated film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Universal Studios)
Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson “Top Five [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray) (Paramount)
Shuggie Otis “Shuggie Otis: Live In Williamsburg [DVD]” (filmed April 19, 2013, at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y.; See here; CD) (Cleopatra)
Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, et al “Annie [DVD]” (2014 film; bonus features include five sing-along tracks, a deleted song, bloopers, rrivia, outtakes with Sandy, a music video, etc.; Blu-ray + DVD) (Sony Pictures)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of March 17, 2015

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Tony Barrell “Born to Drum: The Truth About the World’s Greatest Drummers–from John Bonham and Keith Moon to Sheila E. and Dave Grohl” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Dey Street Books)
Ja Rule “Unruly: The Highs and Lows of Becoming a Man” (Paperback) (Amistad)

More Book Releases for the Week of March 17, 2015

Next week: March 24, 2015

Feb. 3 / Feb. 10 / Feb. 17 / Feb. 24 / March 3 / March 10

Exit mobile version