New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
AJR (indie pop sibling trio) “Living Room” (producers: AJR; new single: “Infinity”; Hear here; MP3) (AJR Productions / Warner)
Asleep At the Wheel “Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys” (guests: The Avett Brothers, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Old Crow Medicine Show, Buddy Miller, Elizabeth Cook, Lyle Lovett, Shooter Jennings, etc.; Hear here) (Bismeaux)
Bala Brothers (South African trio) “Bala Brothers” (their live performance in their hometown Johannesburg’s Lyric Theatre will appear on PBS on March 3; Hear here; See here; DVD; Blu-ray) (Warner Classics)
Azealia Banks “Broke With Expensive Taste” (guests: Theophilus London, Lazy Jay; Hear here; MP3) (Prospect Park / Caroline)
The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir “Pray” (Hear here; MP3) (Brooklyn Tabernacle Music)
Buxton (Houston band) “Half a Native” (producer: Thom Monahan; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (New West)
Ryan Cabrera “Wake Up Beautiful” (producer: Justin Gray; first single: “House On Fire”; Hear here; See here) (Dynamite Music / Caroline)
Brandi Carlile “The Firewatcher’s Daughter” (new single: “The Eye”; Hear here; CD + Autographed Booklet; Vinyl; MP3) (ATO)
Clarence Clarity “No Now” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Bella Union)
Kelly Clarkson “Piece By Piece” (guest: John Legend; first single: “Heartbeat Song”; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Version) (RCA)
Ryan Culwell “Flatlands” (the West Texas-raised musician’s first album in eight years; first single: “Never Gonna Cry”; Hear here; MP3) (Lightning Rod)
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds “Chasing Yesterday” (Johnny Marr plays on the track “Ballad of the Mighty I”; first single: “In the Heat of the Moment”; Hear here; MP3) (Sour Mash)
Gateway Drugs (members of this L.A. sibling quartet are the children of The Knack’s Preston Niles) “Magick Spells” (Hear here; Vinyl) (Cobraside)
G-Unit (feat. 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo) “The Beast Is G Unit” (six-song EP; Hear here; MP3) (G Unit)
Gemma Hayes “Bones + Longing” (producers: David Odlum, Hayes; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Chasing Dragons)
Lilly Hiatt (daughter of John Hiatt) “Royal Blue” (producer: Adam Landry; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Normaltown)
of Montreal “Aureate Gloom” (first single: “Bassem Sabry”; Hear here; MP3) (Polyvinyl)
Outasight “Chasing a Ghost” (first single: “Anchor Down”; Hear here; See here) (RPM MSC Distribution)
Purity Ring (Montreal duo) “another eternity” (Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3) (4AD)
Rixton (British pop-rock quartet) “Let the Road” (producers: Benny Blanco, Steve Mac, Ross Golan, ROBOPOP; Hear here; MP3) (School Boy / Giant Little Man / Mad Love / Interscope)
Jeff Rosenstock (Long Island punk singer) “We Cool?” (first single: “Hey Allison!”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (SideOneDummy)
Songhoy Blues (Malian band) “Music in Exile” (producers: Nick Zinner, Marc-Antoine Moreau; Hear here) (Atlantic)
Sons of Texas (bluesy metal band from McAllen, Texas) “Baptized in the Rio Grande” (producer: Josh Wilbur; See here; MP3) (Razor & Tie)
Swervedriver “I Wasn’t Born To Lose You” (their first album since 1998; first single: “Setting Sun”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Cobraside, March 6)
Third Day “Lead Us Back: Songs of Worship” (guests: Michael W. Smith, Natalie Grant, Michael Tait, All Sons & Daughters, Harvest; first single: “Soul on Fire”; Hear here; MP3) (Essential)
Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One) “Tuxedo” (mixed by original disco don dada John Morales; Hear/read here; MP3) (Stones Throw)
UFO “A Conspiracy of Stars” (producer: Chris Tsangarides; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Steamhammer / SPV)
Vanilla Fudge “Spirit of ’67” (covers of songs from the year that the band first came into prominence, with one original song written by founding vocalist Mark Stein; producers: Carmine Appice, Stein; Hear here; MP3) (Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
Various artists “Immortal Randy Rhoads –The Ultimate Tribute” (contributors: Serj Tankian, Tom Morello, Chuck Billy, Alexi Laiho, Vinnie Appice, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Frankie Banali, George Lynch, Dweezil Zappa, etc.; See here; Vinyl) (UDR Music)
Steven Wilson “Hand. Cannot. Erase.” (his first concept album was inspired by a story of a young woman who passed away in her apartment and no one noticed for nearly three years; Hear here; See here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3; Blu-ray Audio) (Kscope)
Young Buffalo (Oxford, Miss., rock quintet) “Home” (producer: Dave Schiffman; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Votiv)

More Releases for the Week of March 3, 2015

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Argonaut (London rock quintet) “Try” (Hear here) (Criminal, March 2)
Au.Ra (duo from Sydney) “Jane’s Lament” (Hear here) (felte)
Doug Balmain “Burnin’ Both Ends” (six-song EP; Hear here) (Doug Balmain)
Bayside “Cult: White Edition” (2014 album, with four new tracks; Vinyl) (Hopeless)
Brodinski (French DJ/producer) “Brava” (Hear here; See here; Import CD) (Bromance / Parlophone / Warner)
Andrew Combs (Dallas country soul singer-songwriter) “All These Dreams” (Hear here; See here) (Coin / Thirty Tigers)
Dorthia Cottrell “Dorthia Cottrell” (Hear here) (Forcefield)
Thomas D’Arcy (formerly of Small Sins) “Fooled You Twice” (guests: Sloan’s Andrew Scott, The Stills’ Liam O’Neil and Tim Fletcher, Broken Social Scene’s Justin Peroff, Rusty Matyas, etc.; first single: “All Over Your Face”; Hear here) (Thomas D’Arcy Music / MapleMusic Recordings)
Kaki King “The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body” (Hear here) (Short Stuff)
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper “After” (first single: “Billions of Eyes”; Hear here) (Mom+Pop Music)
Lady Lazarus “Miracles” (producer: John Keller; guest: Gary Mallaber; first single: “Miracles”; Hear here) (Queen’s Ransom)
Olivia Newton-John “Summer Nights – Live in Las Vegas” (recently recorded during her Las Vegas residency at The Flamingo; 22 tracks; producer: Newton-John; iTunes) (ONJ Productions)
Pile (Boston indie rock quartet) “You’re Better Than This” (producer: Ben Brodin; Hear here) (Exploding In Sound)
Rachel Potter (contestant on “The X Factor” in 2013) “Not So Black and White” (guests: Joey Stamper, Patrick Thomas; Hear here) (Black Is the New Pink)
Ragsy (Welsh singer-songwriter competed on BBC’s “The Voice” in 2013) “Ouch!!!” (Hear here; See here) (Ragsy Music, March 1)
Seven Lions “The Throes of Winter” (six-song EP; guests: Haliene, Davey Havok, Lynn Gunn; Hear here) (Casablanca / Republic)
ShaShaty (jazz saxophonist) “Brighter Day” (producer: Steve Oliver; Hear here) (A.H.I.)
Soko (French multi-instrumentalist) “My Dreams Dictate My Reality” (first single: “Ocean of Tears”; Hear here; See here) (Babycat / Because Music)

More Digital Releases for the Week of March 3, 2015

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Johnny Adams “I Won’t Cry: The Complete Ric & Ron Singles 1959-1964” (24 tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Ace, March 2)
The Byrds “Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco November 2nd 1968” (Vinyl) (Keyhole)
Roger Chapman (former member of Family) “Chappo” (1979 album; remastered, with a second CD of alternate versions of album tracks, rarities, two songs from the original recording sessions, cover versions and a demo of “Talk To Me Now”; Read here) (Madfish)
Krishna Das “Laughing At The Moon: A Collection of Classics 1996-2005” (See here; MP3) (eOne Music)
Jackie De Shannon “In the Wind /Are You Ready For This? / New Image / What the World Needs Now” (four albums on two CDs, from 1965-68; remastered; Read here) (U.K. – BGO, March 2)
Lee Dorsey “Soul Mine: The Greatest Hits & More” (two CDs, 56 songs; Read here) (Charly)
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott “Six Classic Albums” (four discs) (Real Gone Music)
Groundhogs “Classic Album Series” (contains five complete albums, from 1969-72) (U.K. – Parlophone, March 2)
Paw “Dragline (Expanded Edition)” (1993 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Red, March 2)
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan “Classic Album Selection” (six-album box set) (U.K. – Spectrum Audio, March 2)
The Shadows “Classic Album Series” (contains five complete albums, from 1961-66) (U.K. – Parlophone, March 2)
The Staple Singers “Freedom Highway Complete: Recorded Live At Chicago’s New Nazareth Church” (1965 album; remastered, with the full concert and service; Vinyl; MP3) (Epic / Legacy)
The Stones (1980s indie-rock band from New Zealand) “Three Blind Mice” (17-song compilation; Vinyl) (Captured Tracks)
Various artists “Hung On You: More From The Gerry Goffin & Carole King Songbook” (26 tracks; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace, March 2)
Various artists “Los Angeles Soul: Kent-Modern’s Black Music Legacy” (26 tracks; Hear/read here; MP3) (U.K. – Kent / Ace, March 2)
Sarah Vaughan “Classic Album Series” (contains five complete albums, from 1960-62) (U.K. – Warner Jazz, March 2)
Jerry Williams “Gone” (shelved album from 1979; remastered) (Real Gone Music)

More Releases for the Week of March 3, 2015

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Ace of Base “Hidden Gems” (previously unreleased material and B-sides recorded circa 1991-2005) (Mega, March 6)
Faith, Hope & Charity “Life Goes On (Expanded Edition)” (1976 album; remastered, with four bonus 12-inch versions) (RCA / Legacy)

More Digital Releases for the Week of March 3, 2015

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Studio/label:
Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, et al “Foxcatcher [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray) (Sony Pictures)
Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, et al “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 10th Anniversary [Blu-ray]” (2005 film) (Warner Home Video)
Dr. John “Dr. John featuring Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys: Locked Down Live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music [DVD]” (See here) (Virgil Films)
Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland, et al “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Lionsgate, March 6)
Various artists “Jesus Christ Superstar [Blu-ray]” (cast includes Glenn Carter, Jerome Pradon and Rik Mayall) (Universal Studios)
Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, et al “Hook [Blu-ray]” (1991 film) (Sony Pictures)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of March 3, 2015

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