New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Kelsea Ballerini (Knoxville country-pop singer) “The First Time” (producers: Jason Massey, Forest Glen Whitehead; first single: “Love Me Like You Mean It”; Hear here; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Black River Entertainment, May 18)
Bhi Bhiman “Rhythm & Reason” (producer: Sam Kassirer; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (BooCoo Music / Thirty Tigers, May 18)
Ceremony “The L-Shaped Man” (producer: John Reis; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Matador)
Cheerleader (Philly indie pop quintet) “The Sunshine of Your Youth” (producer: Mark Needham; first single: “The Sunshine of Your Youth”; Hear here; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Bright Antenna)
Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher “On the 20th Century (New Broadway Cast Recording)” (musical comedy is currently playing at the American Airlines Theatre through July 5; Read here; MP3) (PS Classics)
Coal Chamber “Rivals” (the nu-metal band’s first album in 13 years; producer: Mark Lewis; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Napalm)
Diamond Youth (Baltimore alt-rock band) “Nothing Matters” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Topshelf, May 18)
Du Blonde (aka Beth Jeans Houghton) “Welcome Back to Milk” (producer: Jim Sclavunos; guest: Future Islands frontman Samuel T Herring; Hear here; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Mute)
Emery “You Were Never Alone” (Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (BC Music)
Faith No More “Sol Invictus” (producer: bassist Bill Gould; first single: “Superhero”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Reclamation / Ipecac Recordings, May 18)
Brandon Flowers (of The Killers) “The Desired Effect” (producer: Ariel Rechtshaid; first single: “Can’t Deny My Love”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Island, May 18)
Fool’s Gold (L.A. quintet) “Flying Lessons” (first single: “I’m in Love”; Hear here; See here; MP3; iTunes) (ORG Music)
Jamie Foxx “Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses” (first single: “You Changed Me,” feat. Chris Brown; Hear here; Autographed CD; MP3; iTunes) (RCA, May 18)
God Damn (U.K. rock duo) “Vultures” (Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (One Little Indian, May 18)
Sammy Hagar and the Circle “At Your Service” (band members include Michael Anthony and Jason Bonham; live album, featuring Van Halen and solo hits; Hear here; Read here; iTunes) (Mailboat)
Haste the Day “Coward” (producer: Matt Goldman; first single: “World”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Solid State, May 18)
The Helio Sequence “The Helio Sequence” (first single: “Stoic Resemblance”; Hear here; Read here; MP3; iTunes) (Sub Pop)
Holly Herndon “Platform” (first single: “Interference”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (4AD)
Hot Chip “Why Make Sense?” (producers: Hot Chip, Mark Ralph; first single: “Huarache Lights”; Hear here; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Domino)
Barna Howard (Portland, Ore.-based country-folk artist) “Quite a Feelin'” (first single: “Indiana Rose”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Mama Bird Recording Co.)
Kopecky (Nashville-based group) “Drug For the Modern Age” (first single: “Quarterback”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (ATO, May 18)
Labasheeda (art-punk band from Amsterdam) “Changing Lights” (guests: Sarah Malpass, Corno Zwetsloot; Hear here; MP3) (Presto Chango, May 18)
Romi Mayes (Winnipeg singer-songwriter) “Devil On Both Shoulders” (producer: Grant Siemens; first single: “Devil On Both Shoulders”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Romi Mayes Music)
Beth McKee “Sugarcane Revival” (producers: Justin Beckler, McKee; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Swampgirl Music)
The Milk Carton Kids (anti-folk revivalists) “Monterey” (first single: “Monterey”; Hear here; Read here; MP3; iTunes) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
Holly Miranda (NYC-based singer-songwriter, formerly of The Jealous Girlfriends) “Holly Miranda” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Dangerbird)
Murs “Have a Nice Life” (producer: Jesse Shatkin; guests: E-40, Ryan “Myagi” Evans, MNDR, King Fantastic; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Strange Music, May 18)
Nelson “Peace Out” (Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Frontiers, May 18)
Gerardo Ortíz “Hoy Más Fuerte” (Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (DEL / Sony Music U.S. Latin, May 18)
Graham Parker and the Rumour “Mystery Glue” (features the original lineup of Parker, Bob Andrews, Brinsley Schwarz, Martin Belmont, Andrew Bodnar and Stephen Goulding; Hear here; Vinyl; iTunes) (Universal Music Enterprises, May 18)
John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet “Brooklyn” (Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Three Faces)
Ana & Milton Popovic (daughter and father) “Blue Room” (producer: Jim Gaines; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (ArtisteXclusive)
Ben Reel (singer-songwriter from South Armagh, Ireland) “7th” (producer: Reel; Hear here) (U.K. – B.Reel, May 18)
Shamir (20-year-old dance-pop artist from Las Vegas) “Ratchet” (new single: “Call It Off”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (XL Recordings)
Silverstein “I Am Alive In Everything I Touch” (producer: Jordan Valeriote; first single: “A Midwestern State of Emergency”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Rise)
The Story So Far (pop punk band from Walnut Creek, Calif.) “The Story So Far” (first single: “Nerve”; Hear here; iTunes; MP3) (Pure Noise, May 18)
Strange Names “Use Your Time Wisely” (producer: Andrew Maury; first single: “Ricochet”; Hear here; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Frenchkiss)
Tanlines (synth-pop duo) “Highlights” (producers: Patrick Ford, Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor; first single: “Slipping Away”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (True Panther Sounds)
Total Babes “Heydays” (first single: “Circling”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Wichita Recordings)
twenty one pilots “Blurryface” (first single: “Fairly Local”; Hear here; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Fueled By Ramen)
Ustad Dildar Hussain Khan and Party “Sur Sangeet” (Qawwali for the 21st century; Hear/read here) (Kanaga System Krush)
Valkyrie “Shadows” (producer: Sanford Parker; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Relapse, May 18)
Various artists “Orphan Black: Original Television Soundtrack” (14-song collection includes the theme by Two Fingers, aka Amon Tobin, plus tracks by Matthew Dear, Foxygen, Meredith Brooks, Tears for Fears, The Troggs, etc.; MP3; iTunes), “Orphan Black: Original Television Score” (music by Trevor Yuile; MP3; iTunes) (Varese Sarabande, May 18)
Various artists “Songs of Defiance Season 2 (Original Television Soundtrack)” (MP3; iTunes) (Lakeshore, May 18)
Victorian Halls “Hyperalgesia” (producer: lead vocalist-guitarist Sean Lenart; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Victory, May 18)
Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear (mother-and-son duo) “Skeleton Crew” (first single: “Silent Movies”; Hear here; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Glassnote)
Paul Weller “Saturns Pattern” (producer: Jan “Stan” Kybert; first single: “White Sky”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with three bonus tracks; iTunes) (Warner / Parlophone)
Whitesnake “The Purple Album” (Hear here; Vinyl; Deluxe Edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition; iTunes) (Frontiers, May 18)
Zedd “True Colors” (guests: Selena Gomez, Echosmith, Logic, Jon Bellion, Troye Sivan; first single: “I Want You to Know”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Interscope, May 18)

More Releases for the Week of May 19, 2015

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
DMA’S (Australian alt-pop trio) “DMA’S” (six-song EP; first single: “Laced”; Hear here; iTunes) (Mom+Pop Music, May 18)
Daniel Johns (lead singer of Silverchair) “Talk” (his solo debut album; new single: “Cool On Fire”; Hear here; Read here) (EMI Music Australia, May 22)
Thad Kopec (Nashville-based indie folk artist) “The Ridge” (six-song EP; guest: Molly Parden; first single: “Every Drop”; Hear here; iTunes) (Thad Kopec)
The Last Tycoon (aka singer-songwriter John Gladwin) “Death By Dixie” (five-song EP; producers: Jim White, Michael Rinne; first single: “Independence Day”; Hear here; iTunes) (Silent Kino)
Liza Anne (Nashville-based songstress) “Two” (producer: Zachary Dyke; Hear here; iTunes) (E. poss)
nMan Rule “Born in a Bad Mood” (producer: Mark A. Dixon; first single: “Bad Mood”; Hear here) (nMan Rule)
Psymon Spine (feat. members of Is Tropical and Crystal Fighters) “Psymon Spine” (four-song EP; producer: Graham Dickson; Hear here; iTunes) (Axis Mundi)
Radio Room (Dublin rockers) “92 || 93” (producer: Steve Albini; Hear here; iTunes) (Gold Coast Recordings)
Shark Week (Washington, D.C.-based quartet) “Beach Fuzz” (first single: “Why Did I Let You Go?”; Hear here; iTunes) (PaperCup Music, May 18)
Ella Squirrell “Loop” (four-song EP; Hear here; iTunes) (Gospel Oak, May 18)
Adley Stump (NBC’s “The Voice” season 2/Team Blake Shelton contestant) “Like This (Deluxe)” (new single: “Stay At Home Soldier”; Hear here; iTunes) (Big Buckle Entertainment)
2-Bit Palomino (2011 and 2013 Texas Vocal Group of the Year) “Things I Dream About” (producer: Don Richmond; guests: Richmond, Michal Jude, John Michel, Chelsea Oden, Mark Dudrow, S. Sam Hawk; first single: “Every Dead End Road”; Hear here) (Howlin’ Dog)

More Digital Releases for the Week of May 19, 2015

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Gregg Allman Band “I’m No Angel / Just Before the Bullets Fly” (1986, 1988 albums on two CDs; remastered) (U.K. – Floating World, May 18)
LaVern Baker “The Best of the Rest: Singles As & Bs 1960-1962” (25 tracks; Read here) (Jasmine)
Jeff Beck “Live+” (recorded at multiple venues in 2014, with two new studio tracks, “Tribal” and “My Tiled White Floor”; MP3; iTunes) (Rhino)
Jeff Beck Group “Rough and Ready” (1971 album; remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios) (Iconoclassic)
The Butterfield Blues Band “In My Own Dream” (1968 album; CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica) (Culture Factory)
Mariah Carey “Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity” (18 of her Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles, plus the new single “Infinity”; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Epic / Columbia / Legacy, May 18)
Mink DeVille “Where Angels Fear to Tread” (1983 album; remastered) (Culture Factory)
Brantley Gilbert “Just As I Am: Platinum Edition” (2014 album, with eight bonus tracks; MP3; iTunes) (Valory Music Group, May 18)
Clive Gregson & Christine Collister “A Change in the Weather” (1989 album; remastered) (Rhino)
Paul Hardcastle “19 (The 30th Anniversary Mixes)” (profits will go to people suffering from PTSD; See here; MP3) (NUA Entertainment, May 18)
Freddy King “Heads Up! The First Fourteen Singles As & Bs 1960-62” (27 tracks; Read here) (Jasmine)
The Knack “Zoom” (1998 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks; Read here) (Omnivore Recordings)
Gordon Lightfoot “Sundown [Vinyl]” (180-gram audiophile vinyl; 1974 album; remastered) (Friday Music)
Thelonious Monk “The Complete Riverside Recordings” (15-disc box set) (Fantasy)
Stevie Nicks “Crystal Visions … The Very Best of Stevie Nicks [Vinyl]” (crystal-clear vinyl; 2007 compilation; remastered) (Reprise)
Eddie Noack “Ain’t the Reaping Ever Done? (1962-1976)” (29 tracks) (Omni Recording Corp.)
Rare Earth “One World” (1971 album; remastered) (Culture Factory)
Roxette “The Roxbox! A Collection of Roxette’s Greatest Songs” (four-CD box set; Read here; See here) (U.K. – Rhino, May 18)
Tom Russell “Love & Fear / Song of the West” (2006 and 1997 albums on two CDs; remastered) (U.K. – Floating World, May 18)
Percy Sledge “The Atlantic Recordings” (four-CD box set, originally released on Rhino Handmade, covers studio and live recordings, rarities and unreleased tracks from 1966-74) (Rhino)
Connie Smith “The Lost Tapes” (1972 recordings; Hear here) (Country Rewind)
Brian Wilson “Brian Wilson (Expanded Edition)” (1988 album; remastered, with 15 bonus tracks, including the B-side “He Couldn’t Get His Poor Old Body to Move”; Vinyl) (Rhino / Warner)

More Releases for the Week of May 19, 2015

DVD / Blu-ray

Artists/cast: Title: Studio/label:
Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, et al “Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Series [DVD]” (20 discs; Blu-ray) (HBO Home Video)
Charlie Chaplin “Limelight (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]” (1952 film; Read here; Blu-ray) (Criterion Collection)
Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller “American Sniper [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Warner Home Video)
Dave Foley, Phil Hartman, Maura Tierney, et al “NewsRadio: The Complete Series [DVD]” (nine discs) (Mill Creek Entertainment)
Bette Midler “The Rose (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]” (1979 film; See/read here; Blu-ray) (Criterion Collection)
Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Kate Mulgrew, Uzo Aduba, et al “Orange Is the New Black Season Two [DVD]” (four discs; Blu-ray) (Lionsgate)
Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, et al “The Larry Sanders Show: The Complete Series [DVD]” (nine discs) (Mill Creek Entertainment)
Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, et al “Meet the Parents: The Whole Focker Collection [Blu-ray]” (three discs, featuring “Meet the Parents,” “Meet the Fockers” and “Little Fockers”) (Universal Studios)
Various artists “Glee: The Complete Series [DVD]” (34 discs) (20th Century Fox)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of May 19, 2015

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Dead Kennedys “Dead Kennedys’ Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Michael Stewart Foley; iTunes) (Bloomsbury Academic, May 21)
Devo “Devo’s Freedom of Choice (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Evie Nagy; foreword by Fred Armisen; iTunes) (Bloomsbury Academic, May 21)
Jon Fine “Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock’s Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear)” (Hardcover; Kindle; iTunes) (Viking Adult)
Howard Massey “The Great British Recording Studios” (Hardcover; foreword by Sir George Martin) (Hal Leonard)
Bob Mersereau “The History of Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll” (Paperback) (Backbeat Books)

More Book Releases for the Week of May 19, 2015

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