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New Releases: April 15, 2016

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
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)

Artist: Title: Label:
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)

Artist: Title: Label:
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)

Artist: Title: Label:
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

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio:
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

Next Week: April 22, 2016

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