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New Releases: May 4-5, 2015

New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Anberlin “Never Take Friendship Personal – Live In New York City” (recorded at the Gramercy Theatre; Hear here; MP3) (Tooth & Nail, May 4)
Audio Adrenaline “Sound of the Saints” (first single: “Love Was Stronger”; Hear here; MP3) (Fair Trade Services, May 4)
Beken “Troubadour” (the Haitian singer’s first U.S. release; producer: Chris Donohue; first single: “Kote’w Te Ye”; Hear here) (Thirty Tigers, May 4)
Best Coast “California Nights” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Harvest, May 4)
Breakage (aka James Boyle) “When the Night Comes” (guests: Jess Mills, Liam Bailey, Detour City, Lilly McKenzie, Calyx, Madi Lane, Mercedes; Hear here; MP3) (Digital Soundboy, May 4)
Jason Michael Carroll “What Color Is Your Sky” (the country singer’s first album since 2011; first single: “God Only Knows”; Hear here; MP3) (for THE LONELY / Malaco, May 4)
Ciara “Jackie” (producers: Dr. Luke, Mike WILL Made-It, Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, Chris “TEK” O’Ryan, Metro Boomin, TM88, DJ Spinz, Southside; guests: Missy Elliott, Pitbull; first single: “I Bet”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Epic, May 4)
Mikal Cronin “MCIII” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Merge)
Django Django “Born Under Saturn” (first single: “Reflections”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Ribbon Music, May 4)
Downtown Boys (bilingual political dance sax punk party from Providence) “Full Communism” (Hear here; MP3) (Don Giovanni, May 4)
The Dreaming Tree (U.K. alt-rock prog group) “Silverfade” (Hear here) (Bombsite Productions / Cherry Red, May 4)
Giant Sand “Heartbreak Pass” (producers: frontman Howe Gelb, Jason Lytle; guests: Lytle, Steve Shelley, Grant-Lee Phillips, Lovely Quinces, Ilse DeLange and JB Meijers of Dutch Americana band The Common Linnets, Paula Jean Brown, John Parish, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl, with download card and two bonus tracks; MP3) (New West, May 4)
A Grave With No Name (recording project of Alexander Shields) “Feathers Wet, Under the Moon” (producer: Mark Nevers; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Lefse, May 4)
Hop Along (Philly indie-pop quartet) “Painted Shut” (producer: John Agnello; first single: “Waitress”; Hear here; MP3) (Saddle Creek, May 4)
Van Hunt “The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets” (first single: “Vega [Stripes On]”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Godless Hotspot / Thirty Tigers, May 4)
Ivan & Alyosha (Seattle quintet) “It’s All Just Pretend” (producers: Ryan Carbary, Joe Chiccarelli, Chad Copelin; first single: “All This Wandering Around”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Dualtone, May 4)
Boney James “futuresoul” (guests: Thelonious Monk Competition winner Marquis Hill, Stokley of Mint Condition; Hear here; MP3) (Concord, May 4)
Kamelot “Haven” (producer: Sascha Paeth; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl + MP3; Deluxe Edition; MP3) (Napalm / ADA / Warner, May 4)
Andy Kim “It’s Decided” (released digitally on Feb. 24; producers: Kim, Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew; first single: “Shoot ‘Em Up, Baby”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Arts & Crafts, May 4)
Kingsland Road (pop quartet competed on “The X Factor” in the U.K.) “We Are the Young” (first single: “Dirty Dancer”; Hear here; MP3) (Radikal, May 4)
Annie Lennox “Nostalgia: An Evening with Annie Lennox” (recorded and filmed at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, with a 19-piece band; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; DVD; Blu-ray) (Blue Note, May 4)
Craig Leon “Back to Moog: A Realization for Electronics and Synthesizer” (integrates the Moog modular synthesizer into the orchestra as a solo instrument, in ensemble and as a processor of other instruments; producer: Leon; Read here; MP3) (Sony Classical, May 4)
John Lodge “10,000 Light Years Ago” (the Moody Blues singer-bassist’s first solo album since 1977; he’s reunited with former band mates flutist Ray Thomas and keyboardist/mellotron player Mike Pinder on the track “Simply Magic”; first single: “10,000 Light Years Ago”; Hear here; CD/DVD; Vinyl; MP3) (Esoteric Antenna / Cherry Red)
Shelby Lynne “I Can’t Imagine” (her 13th full-length album; producer: Lynne; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Rounder)
Lyrics Born “Real People” (producers: Rob Mercurio and Ben Ellman of Galactic; Hear here; MP3) (Mobile Home Recordings)
Mandala (British trio) “Midnight Twilight” (Hear here) (Autumnsongs)
Mandolin Orange (Americana-folk duo from North Carolina) “Such Jubilee” (Hear here; MP3) (Yep Roc, May 4)
Mac McCaughan (of Superchunk) “Non-Believers” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Merge, May 4)
Mumford & Sons “Wilder Mind” (producer: James Ford; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Glassnote, May 4)
My Morning Jacket “The Waterfall” (producer: Tucker Martine; first single: “Big Decisions”; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (ATO / Capitol, May 4)
Nosaj Thing (L.A. producer Jason Chung) “Fated” (guests: Chance The Rapper, Whoarei; first single: “Cold Stares”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Innovative Leisure, May 4)
Oddisee “The Good Fight” (producer: Oddisee; guests: Gary Clarke Jr., Maimouna Yousef, Nick Hakim, Tranquil; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Mello Music Group)
Other Lives (indie-rock band from Stillwater, Okla.) “Rituals” (producers: band members Jonathon Mooney and Jesse Tabish, with Joey Waronker; first single: “Reconfiguration”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (TBD / PIAS America, May 4)
Plumb “Exhale” (producer: Matt Bronleewe; new single: “Lord, I’m Ready Now”; Hear here; MP3) (Curb, May 4)
The Proclaimers “Let’s Hear It For the Dogs” (their 10th studio album; producer: Dave Eringa; Hear here; MP3) (Cooking Vinyl)
Rey Pila (Mexico City synth-rock quartet) “The Future Sugar” (producer: Chris Coady; new single: “What a Nice Surprise”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Cult Records / Kobalt Label Services)
Rose Windows (Seattle psych-rock sextet) “Rose Windows” (producer: Randall Dunn; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Sub Pop, May 4)
Todd Rundgren, Emil Nikolaisen and Hans-Peter Lindstrøm “Runddans” (Hear here; MP3) (Smalltown Supersound)
Satyricon “Live at the Opera” (with the Norwegian National Opera Chorus; CD/DVD set; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Napalm)
Chris Stapleton “Traveller” (country songwriter’s debut solo album; producer: Dave Cobb; Hear here; MP3) (Universal Nashville, May 4)
STS x RJD2 (Philadelphia producer Ramble John Krohn and Atlanta rapper) “STS x RJD2” (guest: Amos Lee; first single: “Hold On, Here It Go”; Read here; MP3) (RJ’s Electrical Connections)
Torres (aka singer-songwriter Mackenzie Scott) “Sprinter” (producer: Rob Ellis; Hear here; See here; NPR First Listen; MP3) (Partisan, May 4)
Paul van Dyk “The Politics of Dancing 3” (collaborators include Ummet Ozcan, Aly & Fila, Roger Shah and Giuseppe Ottaviani, Sue McLaren, Betsie Larkin, Tricia McTeague and Fisher, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Ultra, May 4)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 54” (21 tracks, featuring Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Calvin Harris, Pitbull, Ariana Grande, etc.; MP3) (Capitol, May 4)
Dar Williams “Emerald” (guests: Richard Thompson, Jill Sobule, The Milk Carton Kids, Jim Lauderdale, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Dar Williams, May 4)
The Word (gospel-jazz supergroup feat. Robert Randolph, John Medeski and North Mississippi Allstars) “Soul Food” (guests: Amy Helm, Ruthie Foster; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Vanguard, May 4)

More Releases for the Week of May 4-5, 2015

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Cantalouper “Reproduction” (producers: Levi Dolan, Brett Siler, TW Walsh; first single: “Parking Lot”; Hear here) (Invisible Library, May 8)
Chaos Delivery Machine (featuring former Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge) “Burn Motherfucker Burn” (Hear here) (Hardline Entertainment)
Chui Wan (Beijing psych-rock quartet) “Chui Wan” (Hear here) (Maybe Mars)
Holy Pinto (U.K. indie-pop/punk duo) “Stenography” (three-song EP; producer: Vince Ratti; first single: “Tooth”; Hear here) (Get This Right)
Killwave “Death By Distortion” (first single: “The Calling”; Hear here; See here) (Killwave)
Corey Lewin (NYC singer-songwriter) “Simple Love” (four-song EP; first single: “Smile and Wave”; Hear here) (Corey Lewin)
Make the Girl Dance (French electro-pop duo) “Extraball” (guests: JoeyStarr, Ornette, Yard of Blondes, Gavin Turek, Solange La Frange, Yo! Majesty; first single: “Mad Clap”; Hear here) (Ultra, May 4)
Miles Away “Tide” (the Perth, Australia, hardcore punk outfit’s first album in five years; producer: Jay Maas; Hear here) (Six Feet Under)
Hannah Miller (Nashville-based Americana/pop/indie folk artist) “Hannah Miller” (producer: Mitch Dane; guest: Jason Eskridge; Hear here) (Hannah Miller)
Joe Newtz “Crossing Over” (producers: Newtz, John Goberish, Mike Ofca; first single: “Falling In”; Hear here) (Rhythm of the Earth Music)
On the Water (Philly folk collective) “Cordelia” (guests: harpist Jesse Sparhawk, cellist Evan McGonagle, vocalist Aubrey Van Vliet; Hear here) (On the Water, May 9)
Pale Honey (Swedish duo) “Pale Honey” (producer: Anders Lagerfors; first single: “Youth”; Hear here; See here) (Instant)
Penguin Prison (aka DJ-producer Christopher Glover) “Lost in New York” (first single: “Never Gets Old”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Downtown, May 4)
Scenic Void “Scenic Void” (five-song EP; producer: Jeff Piper; Hear here) (Dancing Berries Music)
The Speedbumps (indie folk band) “Soil to the Seed” (first single: “Done Treading Water”; Hear here; See here) (Leta)
Suburban Birds (Salt Lake City psych indie rock quartet) “Suburban Birds” (six-song EP; producer: Tom Breed; new single: “Eat You Alive”; Hear here; iTunes) (581839 Records DK, May 4)
White Label Analog (Austin indie pop-rock band) “A Little More Time” (Hear here) (White Label Analog)
Zuli (aka multi-instrumentalist Ryan Camenzuli) “Supernatural Voodoo” (five-song EP; first single: “Better All the Time”; Hear here) (Zuli)

More Digital Releases for the Week of May 4-5, 2015

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Jorge Ben (Brazilian singer famous for “Mas Que Nada”) “Ben (Expanded Edition)” (1972 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks; Hear here; Read here) (Real Gone Music, May 4)
Solomon Burke “The Very Best of Solomon Burke” (two CDs, 47 songs; Track list) (U.K. – Union Square, May 4)
Perry Como “Look to Your Heart (Expanded Edition)” (1968 album; remastered, with 12 bonus tracks; Read here) (Real Gone Music, May 4)
Ray Conniff “The Ray Conniff Collection 1938-1962” (four CDs) (Acrobat)
Count Basie and His Orchestra “‘One Night Stand’ Broadcasts: 1944-6” (two CDs) (Acrobat)
Jackie DeShannon “All the Love: The Lost Atlantic Recordings” (18 tracks) (Real Gone Music, May 4)
Echo & The Bunnymen “Do It Clean: An Anthology 1979-1987” (two CDs, 38 songs; Track list) (U.K. – Salvo, May 4)
David Essex “The Secret Tour Live” (CD/DVD set from his performance at Bournemouth’s BIC in 2009; See here; MP3) (Wienerworld)
The Everly Brothers “The Complete US & UK Singles As & Bs & EPs: 1956-62” (three CDs, 75 tracks) (Acrobat)
Michael Franks “Tiger in the Rain” (1979 album; remastered; CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica) (Culture Factory)
Daryl Hall & John Oates “Live At The Apollo With David Ruffin & Eddie Kendrick” (1985 album; remastered) (Friday Music, May 4)
Clarence “Frogman” Henry “Baby Ain’t That Love: Texas & Tennessee Sessions 1964-1974” (28 songs; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace, May 4)
Jethro Tull “Minstrel in the Gallery: 40th Anniversary La Grandé Edition” (1975 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks, and two DVDs; Single CD; Vinyl; MP3) (Rhino, May 4)
Grace Jones “The Disco Years” (three-CD box set includes the albums “Portfolio,” “Fame” and “Muse,” along with bonus B-sides, edits, instrumentals and mixes; Read here) (U.K. – Island / UMC, May 4)
Nils Lofgren “Nils Lofgren” (1975 album; remastered) (Real Gone Music, May 4)
Jackie Lomax “Rare, Unreleased and Live, 1965-2012” (two CDs, 38 songs; Track list) (U.K. – Angel Air, May 4)
Wes Montgomery “The Classic Recordings: 1958-1960” (four CDs, 48 tracks), “The Classic Recordings: 1960-1962” (four CDs, 63 tracks) (Enlightenment)
Mtume “Juicy Fruit” (1983 album; remastered; Hear here) (Funkytowngrooves)
Muscle Shoals Horns “Doin’ It to the Bone” (1977 album; remastered; Hear here), “Shine On” (1983 album; remastered; Hear here) (Funkytowngrooves)
Hot Lips Page “The Hot Lips Page Collection 1929-53” (two CDs, 46 tracks) (Fabulous)
Les Paul “ICON” (Hip-O / UMe, May 4)
Santana “Live At The Bottom Line 1978” (radio broadcast recording) (All Access)
S Club 7 “Best: The Greatest Hits of S Club 7” (U.K. – Polydor, May 4)
Gil Scott-Heron “Small Talk At 125th and Lenox” (1971 album of poetry and music; Hear/read here) (U.K. – BGP / Ace, May 4)
Ronnie Scott “Not So Fast: The Complete Esquire Recordings 1951” (20 tracks) (Acrobat)
Seals & Crofts “Original Album Series” (five-CD box set) (Rhino, May 4)
The Spaniels “The Complete Releases 1953-62” (two CDs, 51 tracks) (Acrobat)
Super Furry Animals “Mwng” (2000 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks, an unreleased Peel session and a live performance at All Tomorrow’s Parties; Vinyl) (Domino, May 4)
Various artists “Don’t Be Bad! 60s Punk Recorded in Texas” (26 songs; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Big Beat / Ace, May 4)
Various artists “ICON: Classic R&B Hits,” “ICON: ’70s Classic Hits” (UMe, May 4)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call #1’s” (18 tracks; MP3) (NOW Number 1s / UMe, May 4)
Various artists “Wow, Wow, Baby! Volume 3: 1950s R&B, Blues & Gospel From Dolphin’s of Hollywood” (24 songs; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace, May 4)
Billy Ward and His Dominoes featuring Clyde McPhatter & Jackie Wilson “The Complete Federal/King Singles” (two CDs, 58 tracks) (Real Gone Music, May 4)
Zulema (former Faith, Hope & Charity member) “Just Can’t Say Goodbye: The Best of the RCA Years” (19 songs; Hear here; Read here) (U.K. – Soulmusic / Cherry Red, May 4)

More Releases for the Week of May 4-5, 2015

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Various artists “Ultimate Dance Workout – Ministry of Sound” (26 tracks, feat. Sam Smith, Lana Del Rey, Avicii, Ellie Goulding, Florence + The Machine, John Newman, etc.) (Ministry of Sound Recordings, May 4)
Various artists “Yoshihisha Taira: Tribute to Noguchi” (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / Auvidis-UNESCO)

More Digital Releases for the Week of May 4-5, 2015

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist/cast: Title: Studio/label:
Bonnie Bedelia, Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, et al “Parenthood: The Complete Series [DVD]” (23 discs) (Universal Studios)
John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, et al “1941 [Blu-ray]” (1979 film, directed by Steven Spielberg) (Universal Studios)
Carpenters “Carpenters: Legends In Concert [DVD]” (rare ’70s performances) (MVD)
John Coltrane “Blue Train [Blu-ray Audio]” (1957 album; remastered) (Blue Note / UMe, May 4)
Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, et al “Black or White [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray) (20th Century Fox)
Ted Dansen, Shelley Long, Kirstie Alley, et al “Cheers: The Complete Series [DVD]” (45 discs) (Paramount)
Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman “Always [Blu-ray]” (1989 film, directed by Steven Spielberg) (Universal Studios)
Clint Eastwood “Clint Eastwood: The Universal Pictures 7-Movie Collection [DVD]” (four discs, from “High Plains Drifter” to “Play Misty For Me”; Blu-ray) (Universal Studios)
Mel Gibson “Mad Max (Collector’s Edition) [Blu-ray]” (1979 film) (Shout! Factory)
Herbie Hancock “Empyrean Isles / Maiden Voyage [Blu-ray Audio]” (1964, 1965 albums; remastered) (Blue Note / UMe, May 4)
Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, et al “The Sugarland Express [Blu-ray]” (1974 film, directed by Steven Spielberg) (Universal Studios)
David Janssen “The Fugitive: The Complete Series [DVD]” (32 discs) (Paramount)
Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, et al “Fifty Shades of Grey [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Universal Studios, May 8)
Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, et al “On the Town [Blu-ray]” (1949 film) (Warner Home Video)
Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, et al “Pitch Perfect: Sing-Along Aca-Awesome Edition [Blu-ray]” (2012 film) (Universal Studios)
David Oyelowo, Jim France, et al “Selma [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Paramount)
Frank Sinatra “Frank Sinatra 5-Film Collection [Blu-ray]” (from “Anchors Aweigh” to “Robin and the 7 Hoods”) (Warner Home Video)
John Travolta, Gene Hackman, et al “Get Shorty [DVD]” (1995 film; Blu-ray) (20th Century Fox)
John Travolta, Uma Thurman, et al “Be Cool [DVD]” (2005 film; Blu-ray) (20th Century Fox)
Dennis Weaver “Duel [Blu-ray]” (1971 film, directed by Steven Spielberg, his first film) (Universal Studios)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of May 4-5, 2015

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Edith Bowman “Edith Bowman’s Great British Music Festivals” (Paperback; Kindle) (BLINK, May 7)
Kurt Cobain “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” (Paperback; authors: Brett Morgen, Richard Bienstock) (Insight Editions)
Bob Dylan “Bob Dylan: Experience the World’s Greatest Singer-Songwriter” (Hardcover; author: Brian Southall) (Carlton Books)
Bill Kreutzmann “Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead” (Hardcover; co-author: Benjy Eisen) (St. Martin’s Press)
Led Zeppelin “Led Zeppelin: Experience the Biggest Band of the 70s” (Hardcover; author: Chris Welch) (Carlton Books)
Willie Nelson “It’s a Long Story: My Life” (Hardcover; co-author: David Ritz; Kindle) (Little, Brown and Company)
Jessye Norman “Stand Up Straight and Sing!” (Paperback) (Mariner Books)
The Rolling Stones “The Rolling Stones: Experience the World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band” (Hardcover; author: Glenn Crouch) (Carlton Books)
Roger Steffens and Peter Simon “Reggae Scrapbook” (Paperback) (Insight Editions)

More Book Releases for the Week of May 5, 2015

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