New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

All India Radio“The Slow Light [Vinyl]” (producer: Martin Kennedy; guests: Hollie Houlihan-McKie, Selena Cross; first single: “Can You Hear the Sound”; Hear here; MP3)(Minty Fresh)
Del Barber & The No Regretzkys (2015 Sirius XM Indies award winner for Folk/Roots Artist or Group of the Year)“The Puck Drops Here” (Hear here; MP3)(True North)
Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop“Love Letter for Fire” (the Iron & Wine frontman hooks up for an album of duets with the indie-folk singer; producer: Tucker Martine; first single: “Every Songbird Says”; Hear here; MP3)(Sub Pop)
Bear Hands (Brooklyn rock quartet)“You’ll Pay For This” (producers: guitarist Ted Feldman, James Brown; first single: “2AM”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Spensive Sounds)
Blaqk Audio (AFI’s Davey Havok and Jade Puget)“Material” (producer: Puget; first single: “Anointed”; Hear here; MP3)(Blaqknoise / Kobalt)
Clairy Browne“Pool” (first single: “Vanity Fair”; Hear here; MP3)(Vanguard)
John Carpenter (film director and composer)“Lost Themes II” (first single: “Distant Dream”; Hear here; MP3)(Sacred Bones)
Cellars (synthpop singer Alle Norton)“Phases” (producer: Ariel Pink; new single: “Still in Love”; Hear here; MP3)(Manifesto)
The Coathangers“Nosebleed Weekend” (producer: Nic Jodoin; first single: “Make It Right”; Hear here; MP3)(Suicide Squeeze)
Charly Cole (country singer)“Gotcha” (first single: “February 29 [Marry Me]”; Hear here; MP3)(Red Mess Music)
Javier Colon (winner on the inaugural season of NBC’s “The Voice”)“Gravity” (first single: “Gravity”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Concord)
Crematory (new vocalist: Tosse Basler)“Monument” (Hear here; MP3)(Steamhammer / SPV)
Daria (San Francisco jazz singer)“Strawberry Fields Forever: Songs By The Beatles” (Hear here; MP3)(OA2)
The Defiants (Danger Danger vocalist Paul Laine, with former bandmates Bruno Ravel and Rob Marcello)“The Defiants” (producers: Ravel, Laine; Hear here; MP3)(Frontiers Music s.r.l)
Doll Skin“In Your Face (Again)” (producer: Megadeth bassist David Ellefson; Hear here)(EMP Label Group)
Dynazty (Swedish hard-rock band)“Titanic Mass” (producer: Peter Tägtgren; first single: “The Human Paradox”; Hear here; MP3)(Spinefarm)
East of Venus (indie rock supergroup)“Memory Box” (the band features members of Winter Hours, The Feelies, Luna and the Bongos; Hear here; Vinyl, with download card; MP3)(Omnivore Recordings)
Eskimeaux“Year of the Rabbit” (new single: “WTF”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Double Double Whammy)
Lita Ford“Time Capsule” (guests: Gene Simmons, Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Billy Sheehan, Rodger Carter, Dave Navarro, Jeff Scott Soto; Hear here; MP3)(Steamhammer / SPV)
Ace Frehley“Origins Vol. 1” (all-covers album, including “Fire and Water,” with Paul Stanley; guests: Slash, Lita Ford, Mike McCready, John5; first single: “White Room”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (eOne Music)
Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue (blues supergroup feat. Mark Hummel, Little Charlie Baty and Anson Funderburgh)“Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue” (producers: Funderburgh, Hummel; guests: Jim Pugh on piano and organ and Eric Spaulding and Jack Sanford on sax; Hear here; MP3)(Electro-Fi)
Grand Puba“Black From the Future” (the former Brand Nubian member’s first album in seven years; first single: “UDK”; Hear here; MP3)(Babygrande)
Har Mar Superstar“Best Summer Ever” (producer: Julian Casablancas; Hear here; MP3)(Cult)
PJ Harvey“The Hope Six Demolition Project” (her first album since 2011; first single: “The Wheel”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Island)
Herrick (Nashville-based roots-music quartet)“Cottonfields” (producers: Donna Herrick, Kerry Herrick, David Walker; guest: David Walker, piano on “Together”; first single: “Freedom Love”; Hear here; MP3)(Breakaway Entertainment)
The Honeydogs“Love & Cannibalism” (first single: “Devices”; Hear here; MP3)(Simon Recordings)
Keb’ Mo’“Keb’ Mo’ LIVE – That Hot Pink Blues Album” (double album was recorded throughout 2015 while on tour; producer: Casey Wasner; Hear here; MP3)(Kind of Blue / RED)
Eric Lindell“Matters of the Heart” (guests: Luther Dickinson, Anson Funderburgh; first single: “Since June”; Hear here; MP3)(Red Parlor)
Lance Lopez (Texas blues-rock guitarist)“Live in NYC” (recorded during Johnny Winter’s 70th birthday party at a soldout B.B. King’s Blues Club in Times Square; Hear here; MP3)(Cleopatra Blues)
Gregg Martinez (swamp pop powerhouse)“Soul of the Bayou” (producer: Tony Daigle; guest: Sonny Landreth; Hear here; MP3)(Louisiana Red Hot)
The Del McCoury Band“Del and Woody” (Woody Guthrie’s daughter, Nora, asked McCoury to set music to Woody’s original lyrics; Hear here; MP3)(McCoury Music)
Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers“Sacred Memories” (guests: Ricky Skaggs, Sharon White; Hear here; MP3)(Rebel)
Musiq Soulchild“Life on Earth” (the R&B star’s first solo album since 2011; first single: “I Do”; Hear here; MP3)(My Block Inc. / eOne Music)
Graham Nash“This Path Tonight” (his first album of new songs in 14 years; producer: Shane Fontayne; Hear here; Vinyl; CD/DVD; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition)(Blue Castle)
1GN (power-pop vocal trio)“Unite” (producers: Jordan Sapp, Dave Wyatt, Steve Wilson; first single: “Get Hype”; Hear here; MP3)(Reunion)
Marie Osmond“Music Is Medicine” (only her second album in more than 25 years; producer: Jason Deere; guests: Olivia Newton-John, Marty Roe, Diamond Rio, Sisqó, John Rich, Alex Boyé; Hear here; MP3)(OliveMe / RED)
Otep“Generation Doom” (producer: Howard Benson; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; MP3)(Napalm)
Rarity (Canadian pop-punk quintet)“I Couldn’t Be Weaker” (producer: Seth Henderson; Hear here; MP3)(Rise)
Royce Da 5’9″“Layers” (guests: Pusha T, Rick Ross, Tiara, Melanie Rutherford, K. Young, Loren W. Oden, Mr. Porter; Hear here; MP3)(Bad Half Entertainment)
Amber Rubarth“Scribbled Folk Symphonies” (Hear here; MP3)(Chesky)
Santana“Santana IV” (Carlos Santana reunites with guitarist Neal Schon, keyboardist Gregg Rolie, drummer Michael Shrieve and percussionist Michael Carabello, picking up where 1971’s “Santana III” left off; first single: “Anywhere You Want To Go”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Santana IV)
Say Anything“I Don’t Think It Is” (Hear here; MP3)(Equal Vision)
7Horse (L.A.-based alt/rock duo)“Livin’ in a Bitch of a World” (new single: “Two Stroke Machine”; Hear here; MP3)(CEN / RED)
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros“PersonA” (first single: “No Love Like Yours”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Community Music)
Shiraz Lane (Finnish hard-rock quintet)“For Crying Out Loud” (producers: lead guitarist Jani Laine, rhythm guitarist Miki Kalske; Hear here; MP3)(Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
Sturgill Simpson“A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” (first single: “Brace For Impact [Live A Little]”; Hear here; LP + CD; MP3)(Atlantic)
Surgical Meth Machine (new project from Ministry’s Al Jourgensen)“Surgical Meth Machine” (Hear here; MP3)(Nuclear Blast)
Suuns“Hold/Still” (producer: John Congleton; first single: “Translate”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Secretly Canadian)
Various artists“The Jungle Book (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (3D live-animation adventure fantasy film, directed by Jon Favreau, opens in theaters April 15; music composed by John Debney; voice actors: Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, etc.; See here)(Walt Disney)
Wild Belle“Dreamland” (first single: “Throw Down Your Guns”; Hear here; MP3)(Columbia)
Paul Young“Good Thing” (his first album in 10 years; Hear here; MP3)(New State Music / Baked Recordings)

More Releases for April 15, 2016

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New Releases (MP3s)

Acapulco Lips (Seattle garage-rockers)“Acapulco Lips” (first single: “Awkward Waltz”; Hear here; See here)(Killroom)
Pauline Andres (dusky Americana singer-songwriter)“The Heart Breaks” (first single: “Drive Like Steve McQueen”; Hear here; See here)(Pauline Andres)
BIGG (U.K. alt-rock band)“Lock Up Your Daughters” (three-song EP; Hear here)(TakeControlCo)
James Edge and the Mindstep (alt-folk experimentalists)“On a Red Horse” (six-song EP; Hear here; See here)(Folkstock)
free cake for every creature“Talking Quietly of Anything With You” (producer: Chris Daly; Hear here; See here)(Double Double Whammy)
Adam Green“Adam Green’s Aladdin” (film soundtrack album composed and recorded by Green; film cast includes Green, Macaulay Culkin, Har Mar Superstar, Devendra Banhart, Natasha Lyonne, Alia Shawkat, Jack Dishel, Francesco Clemente, Bip Ling, Zoe Kravitz, etc.; See here; CD, out May 6)(Totally Gross National Product)
Imperial & K.I.N.E.T.I.K. (U.K. producer and rapper)“Adventures in Technicolour” (guests: Oddisee, Tone Richardson, James Gardin, Elias; Hear here)(Illect Recordings)
Lush“Blind Spot” (four-song EP; producers: Jim Abbiss, Ladytron’s Daniel Hunt; first single: “Out of Control”; See here; CD, out April 22)(Edamame)
Vernon Neilly“Outta Time” (producers: Neilly, Greg Howe; guests: Howe, Frank Gambale, Jennifer Batten, Kiko Loureiro, Doug Wimbish, Victor Johnson, Mattias “IA” Eklundh, Phillip Bynoe, Juan Nelson; first single: “Fire”; Hear here)(Boosweet)
Will Stewart (former Willie and the Giant frontman)“Faultline EP” (first single: “Keyhole”; Hear here)(Blank State Music)
Telekinesis“Obey EP” (four songs; Hear here)(Blackout Music NL)
Various artists“Transformers Roll Out” (an alt-rock tribute to the Transformers franchise, featuring new songs by MEW, Bush, Born Cages, Mount Holly, Crash King, etc.; Hear/read here; CD, out April 29)(Hasbro Studios / RED)
Wild Rivers“Wild Rivers” (producer: Dan Hosh; guests: Kirk Starkey, Chris Altmann; first single: “Wandering Child”; Hear here)(Wild Rivers, April 16)

More Digital Releases for April 15, 2016

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Breathe“This Shining Moment – Recordings 1986 to 1990” (four-vinyl LP box set, featuring the albums “All that Jazz” and “Peace of Mind,” the early 7-inch single “In All Honesty” and a colored 12-inch single containing the U.S. extended version of “Hands to Heaven” and three B-sides; plus a 64-page booklet with photos and lyrics; Read here)(The Flood Gallery)
Johnny Cash“I Walk the Line [Vinyl]” (1964 album; 180-gram audiophile translucent gold vinyl, gatefold cover), “Man in Black [Vinyl]” (1971 album; 180-gram audiophile translucent blue vinyl, limited 45th anniversary edition, gatefold cover)(Friday Music)
Mark Collie“ICON” (11-song best-of)(MCA Nashville / UMe)
Phil Collins“No Jacket Required (Deluxe Edition)” (1985 album; remastered, with a second CD containing 13 live songs; Vinyl; MP3), “Testify (Deluxe Edition)” (2002 album; remastered, with a second CD containing 13 live songs; Vinyl; MP3)(Rhino)
Bob Dylan“John Wesley Harding [Hybrid SACD]” (1967 album; remastered)(Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab)
Firefall“Firefall / Luna Sea / Elan” (1976, 1977, 1978 albums on one CD; remastered)(BGO)
Foghat“The Complete Bearsville Albums Collection” (13-CD box set)(Bearsville)
Bill Hicks“Rant In E-Minor: Variations” (two-CD expanded edition of his Oct. 24, 1993, show in Austin; Vinyl)(Comedy Dynamics)
Steve Howe“Homebrew 6” (18 unreleased recordings; MP3)(Cadiz Music)
J Dilla“The Diary” (late production master’s unreleased album, recorded in 2002; guests: Snoop Dogg, Nas, Bilal, Kokane, Kenny Wray, Nottz & Boogie, Frank N Dank; Hear here; Vinyl)(PayJay / Mass Appeal)
Jefferson Airplane“Crown of Creation [Vinyl]” (1971 album; 1968 album; 180-gram audiophile clear vinyl, gatefold cover)(Friday Music)
Kula Shaker“Govinda: The Very Best of Kula Shaker” (two CDs, 36 songs)(U.K. – Metro Select)
Lighthouse“Thoughts of Movin’ On” (1971 album; remastered; Hear here)(Prog Temple)
Lightnin’ Hopkins“Live in Munich, June 23, 1977” (MP3)(Rockbeat)
Lyrics Born“Now Look What You’ve Done, Lyrics Born! Greatest Hits” (14 songs, plus four secret tracks; Hear here; MP3)(Mobile Home Recordings)
Metallica“Kill ‘Em All” (1983 debut album; remastered; Vinyl; Deluxe Box Set, four LPs, five CDs, one DVD), “Ride the Lightning” (1984 album; remastered; Vinyl; Deluxe Box Set, four LPs, six CDs, one DVD)(Blackened Recordings)
Kylie Minogue“Confide in Me” (two-CD, 33-song compilation of mid-1990s hits and remixes; Hear here)(U.K. – Metro Select / Union Square Music)
Boz Scaggs“Hits [Vinyl]” (1980 compilation; 180-gram audiophile clear vinyl, gatefold cover)(Friday Music)
Carly Simon“Anticipation [Hybrid SACD]” (1971 album; remastered)(Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab)
Sweet“Strung Up” (1975 double live/compilation; remastered and expanded; Vinyl)(U.K. – Sony Music)
The Trammps“The Legendary Zing Album” (1975 album, featuring “Hold Back the Night”; remastered)(Select-O-Hits)
Justin Tubb (country singer-songwriter, who was the son of Ernest Tubb, died in 1998)“Things I Still Remember Very Well” (1969 album; remastered from the original master tapes in both stereo and mono versions; Hear here)(Omni Recording Corp.)
Various artists“Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns Vol. 5 & 6: American Teenage Garage Hoot & Noise! 1965-1967” (28 tracks; Track list; Vinyl [Vol. 5]; Vinyl [Vol. 6])(Crypt)
Yuja Wang, Ray Chen, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Lionel Bringuier“Ravel – Complete Orchestral Works” (four-CD box set; Hear here)(Deutsche Grammophon)

More Releases for April 15, 2016

Reissues (MP3s)

The Church“Russian Autumn Heart” (1990 five-song EP)(Arista / Legacy)
The Delfonics“La La Means I Love You (Expanded Version)” (1968 album; with five bonus tracks)(Arista / Legacy)
Dixie Chicks“MMXVI: The Classic Albums Collection” (four complete albums)(Columbia / Legacy)
Lamont Dozier“Reflections Of …” (2004 album, featuring his versions of Motown songs he wrote)(Creative and Dreams Music Network, LLC)
Drivin N Cryin“Best of Songs” (10 tracks from their quartet of indie EPs released between June 2012 and January 2014; Hear here)(Plowboy)
Faith, Hope & Charity“Faith, Hope & Charity (Expanded Edition)” (1975 album, including “To Each His Own”; with three bonus tracks; Hear here)(RCA / Legacy)
Buzzy Linhart“Buzzy” (1972 album; Hear here)(Legacy Recordings)
Joe Mardin“Fairytales Interrupted” (2001 album, featuring original songs that accompanied his sister’s conceptual photography exhibition)(NuNoise)
No Parents (L.A. punk band)“Hey Grandma / Greatest Hits” (fan favorite “Hey Grandma” with 30 30-second songs; See here)(Ring the Alarm)
Rammstein“Sehnsucht” (1997 album, featuring “Du Hast”; See here)(Mercury / UMe)
Charlie Rich“Big Boss Man!” (1966 album)(RCA / Legacy)
RuPaul“Butch Queen: Ru-Mixes”(RuCo, Inc)
Various artists“Paganini Violin Spectaculars” (100 songs for 99 cents)(Cobra Entertainment LLC)
Various artists“Rockabilly Rebels Volume 4” (featuring Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, etc.; Vinyl)(Icehouse)
Frankie Yankovic and His Yanks“Beers ‘n’ Cheers: Polkas and Waltzes Cleveland Style” (1966 album)(Columbia / Legacy)

More Digital Releases for April 15, 2016

DVD / Blu-ray

Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Tyler Blackburn, et al“Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Sixth Season [DVD]” (five discs)(Warner Home Video)
Doris Day, Rock Hudson“Doris Day and Rock Hudson Romantic Comedy Collection [Blu-ray]” (three-disc set includes “Pillow Talk,” “Lover Come Back” and “Send Me No Flowers”)(Universal Studios Home Entertainment)
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy“The Revenant [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray) (20th Century Fox)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus“Veep: The Complete Fourth Season [DVD]” (two discs; Blu-ray)(HBO Studios)
Taylor Nichols, Chris Eigeman, Mira Sorvino“Barcelona (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]” (1994 film; See/read here; Blu-ray)(Criterion Collection)
Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings“The Lady in the Van [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray)(Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
Walt Stillman (director)“A Whit Stillman Trilogy: Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]” (three discs; Blu-ray)(Criterion Collection)

More Upcoming DVD / Blu-ray Releases

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher:
Grateful Dead“Grateful Dead’s Workingman’s Dead (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Buzz Poole; Kindle)(Bloomsbury Academic)
Waylon Jennings“Waylon: Tales of My Outlaw Dad” (Hardcover; author: Terry Jennings; co-author: David Thomas; Kindle)(Hachette Books)
Billy J. Kramer“Do You Want to Know a Secret?: The Autobiography of Billy J. Kramer” (Paperback; co-author: Alyn Shipton)(Equinox Publishing)
New Kids on the Block“New Kids on the Block’s Hangin’ Tough (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Rebecca Wallwork; Kindle)(Bloomsbury Academic)
Ramones“Ramones at 40” (Hardcover; author: Martin Popoff)(Sterling)

More Book Releases

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