New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
A$AP Ferg “Always Strive And Prosper” (guests: Future, Big Sean, ScHoolboy Q; new single: “World Is Mine”; Hear here; MP3) (A$AP Worldwide / Polo Grounds Music)
Nik Bartsch’s Mobile “Continuum” (producer: Manfred Eicher; Hear here; MP3) (ECM)
Blue Man Group “Three” (14 instrumental tracks; first single: “Giacometti”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Rhino)
Blue October “Home” (producers: frontman Justin Furstenfeld, Tim Palmer; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Up Down / Brando)
BWB (jazz trio of Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown) “BWB” (first single: “BWB”; Hear here; MP3) (Artistry Music / Mack Avenue)
Candlebox “Disappearing in Airports” (producers: Carson Slovak, Grant McFarland; first single: “Vexatious”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Pavement Entertainment / MRI)
Jordan Feliz (Christian soul-influenced pop artist) “The River” (producers: Joshua Silverberg, Colby Wedgeworth; Hear here; MP3) (Centricity Music)
Fruition (Portland, Ore.-based quintet) “Labor of Love” (Hear here; MP3) (Randm)
Good Tiger “A Head Full of Moonlight” (Hear here; MP3) (Metal Blade)
Guided By Voices “Please Be Honest” (first single: “My Zodiac Companion”; Hear/read here; MP3) (GBV Inc.)
Incite “Oppression” (producer: Steve Avetts; guests: Connor Garritty, Jose Mangin; Hear here; MP3) (Minus Head)
Josh Kelley (singer-songwriter is married to Katherine Heigl) “New Lane Road” (first single: “It’s Your Move”; See here; Read here; MP3) (Sugar Hill)
The Legendary Pink Dots “Pages of Aquarius” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Metropolis)
Luka 120 (South African hip-hop artist) “Masakona” (Hear here; See here; MP3) (World Movement, April 21)
The Maxies (humorous power pop-punk band based in Riverside, Calif.) “Nuuk ‘Em All!” (producer: Aaron Barrett of Reel Big Fish; Hear here) (Rock Ridge Music)
Mean Jeans (Portland party-punk trio) “Tight New Dimension” (producer: Andrew Schubert; Hear here; MP3) (Fat Wreck Chords)
Michael Martin Murphey “High Stakes: Cowboy Songs VII” (Hear here; MP3) (Murphey Kinship Recordings)
NF (Christian hip-hop artist) “Therapy Session” (guests: Jonathan Thulin, Marty of Social Club; new single: “I Just Wanna Know”; Hear here; MP3) (Capitol CMG Label Group)
Roots of Creation “Livin Free” (guests: Pato Banton, Yeti Beats, Ras MG, Rubblebucket Horns, etc.; Hear/read here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Bomb Shelter / ILS / Caroline / Universal Music Group)
The Roosevelts (indie-rock duo) “The Greatest Thing You’ll Ever Learn” (guest: Patricia Lynn; first single: “Peaches”; Hear here; MP3) (The Roosevelts)
V. Rose (Christian pop artist) “Young Dangerous Heart” (producers: Spec, Broken City; guests: Trip Lee, Derek Minor, Angie Rose, Flame; Hear here; MP3) (Inpop / Capitol CMG)
Secret Arcade (Portland indie-pop project from fiction author Babak Govan) “Quarter Century” (new single: “Fall for Me”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (The Babak Govan Creative Company, LLC, April 26)
The 69 Eyes (Finnish gothic metallers) “Universal Monsters” (producer: Johnny Lee Michaels; first single: “Jet Fighter Plane”; Hear here; MP3) (Nuclear Blast)
SKOLD (multi-instrumentalist Tim Sköld) “The Undoing” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Metropolis)
The Strumbellas (Juno Award-winning rootsy band from Toronto) “Hope” (producer: Dave Schiffman; first single: “Shovels & Dirt”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Glassnote)
Texas Hippie Coalition “Dark Side of Black” (producer: Sterling Winfield; first single: “Come Get It”; Hear here; MP3) (Carved)
Daniel Tosh “People Pleaser” (his third comedy album was recorded in Los Angeles at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre; See here; MP3) (Comedy Central)
Various artists “An American Victory: A New Musical (Studio Cast Recording)” (features 21 songs written by composer Louis R. Bucalo; cast: Ashley Brown, Adam Jacobs, Jeremy Hays, Samantha Hill, Ramin Karimloo, Hugh Panaro, etc.; Hear here) (Broadway)
Rufus Wainwright “Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets” (guests: Florence Welch, Helena Bonham Carter, Carrie Fisher, William Shatner; Hear here; MP3) (Deutsche Grammophon)
We Are Messengers “We Are Messengers” (first single: “Everything Comes Alive”; See here; MP3) (Word)
We Are Scientists “Helter Seltzer” (first single: “Buckle”; Hear here; See here) (100%)
Wire “Nocturnal Koreans” (eight-song mini-album made up of leftover from 2015’s “Wire” sessions; Hear here; MP3) (pinkflag)
Keke Wyatt “Rated Love” (new single: “Love Me”; Hear here; MP3) (Aratek Entertainment)
Yellowjackets “Cohearance” (Hear here; MP3) (Mack Avenue)
Yo-Yo Ma & Silk Road Ensemble “Sing Me Home” (a companion album to “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble,” a documentary feature film from Oscar- and Emmy-winning director Morgan Neville, to be released theatrically nationwide in June and airing on HBO in the fall; producers: Johnny Gandelsman, Kevin Killen; guests: Rhiannon Giddens, Sarah Jarosz, Abigail Washburn, Gregory Porter, Lisa Fischer, Bill Frisell, etc.; Hear here) (Sony Masterworks)

More Releases for April 22, 2016

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Corrado Saija (Italian electronica/ambient artist) “Le Masque” (Hear here) (Tales From The Inside)
Greys “Outer Heaven” (producer: Mike Rocha; first single: “No Star”; Hear here) (Buzz / Carpark)
Katy B “Honey” (guests: Major Lazer, Craig David, J Hus, Wilkinson, Jamie Jones, Sasha Keable, Chris Lorenzo, Novelist, MssingNo, etc.; first single: “Calm Down”; Hear here; See here) (Rinse / Virgin)
Robert Kidney (frontman of The Numbers Band, aka 15-60-75) “Jackleg” (first single: “Big Paradise”; See here) (Exit Stencil Recordings)
Michael Kroll (NYC-based singer-songwriter) “Clamorous” (producer: Andy Green; Hear here) (Kroldor)
Justin Martin (dance producer) “Hello Clouds” (guests: FEMME, Charlotte OC, Lena Cullen, Kill Frenzy, Ardalan, Will Clarke; Hear here) (Dirtybid, April 20)
Matthew and the Atlas “Temple” (producers: Brian Holl and Eric Hillman, aka Foreign Fields; first single: “Elijah”; Hear here; Read here; CD, out May 6) (Communion Music)
Max Raptor (U.K. punk-rock quartet) “Max Raptor” (first single: “Old Romantics”; See here; See here) (Hassle)
Night Argent (Washington state alt-pop/rock quintet) “Night Argent” (six-song EP; first single: “Kamikaze”; Hear here) (Night Argent)
Nudie (country troubadour) “Everything’s Different in the Night” (producers: Nudie, James McKenty; guests: Sylvie Smith, Ryan Weber, Chris Altmann, Melissa Payne; first single: “That’s All That I’ve Got”; Hear here) (Nudie Music)
Jon O’Bergh “Future World” (producer: O’Bergh; first single: “Do Androids Dream [Tropo-Electro Mix]”; Hear here) (Timescape, April 18)
PJ “Rare” (first single: “Gangster”; Hear here) (Atlantic)
Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir (humor-gospel-punk outfit) “The Earth Wants YOU” (Hear/read here) (Creative Commons)
Sharks in the Deep End (Austin new-wave outfit) “Killin Machine” (producer: Dan Drohan; Hear here; See here) (Sharks in the Deep End Music)
Sh?m (21-year-old London-based producer) “Mob Boss” (four-song EP; Hear here) (Kapsize)
Summernightbrand Record Sales Office “Goldcurl” (producer: Pierre Rausch; Hear here) (Summernightbrand Record Sales Office)
Chase Walker Band (teen power-rock trio) “Not Quite Legal” (Hear here; See here) (Revved Up)

More Digital Releases for April 22, 2016

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
James Bay “Chaos and the Calm (Deluxe Edition)” (2015 album; a second CD containing 10 bonus tracks) (Republic)
Brick “Good High / Brick: Deluxe Edition” (1976, 1977 albums, featuring the hits “Dazz” and “Dusic”; remastered) (U.K. – Robinsongs)
Dennis Brown “The Best of Dennis Brown” (two CDs, 37 songs) (U.K. – Trojan)
Eric Carmen “Eric Carmen” (1984 album; remastered, with a bonus single mix of his Top 40 hit “I Wanna Hear It From Your Lips”; See here) (Varèse Sarabande)
Doris Day “The Love Album” (1967 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks) (Varèse Sarabande)
Dazz Band “Joystick / Jukebox” (1983, 1984 albums on one CD; remastered) (Funky Town Grooves)
Sandy Denny “I’ve Always Kept a Unicorn – The Acoustic Sandy Denny” (two CDs, 40 songs; stripped-down arrangements of songs with Strawbs, Fairport Convention, Fotheringay, The Bunch and her four solo albums; Read here) (U.K. – Island / UMC)
The Drifters “The Best of The Drifters” (three CDs, 60 songs) (Not Now Music)
Earth, Wind & Fire “Head to the Sky [Hybrid SACD]” (1973 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Bill Evans “Some Other Time: The Lost Session from The Black Forest” (recorded on June 20, 1968, featuring bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jack DeJohnette; two CDs, 21 songs; MP3) (Resonance)
Steve Forbert “Early On: The Best of the Mississippi Recordings” (20 songs recorded between 1972-1976), “Alive on Arrival” (1978 album; remastered) “Jackrabbit Slim” (1979 album, featuring “Romeo’s Tune”; remastered, with a bonus CD of session outtakes and live tracks) “Little Stevie Orbit” (1980 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks and a second CD containing a live show recorded Nov. 27, 1980 in Denver), “Steve Forbert” (1982 album; remastered, with nine bonus tracks), “Down in Flames” (unreleased album from 1983, with a second CD of previously unreleased studio demos from 1984-85), “Young, Guitar Days” (2001 compilation of outtakes from his early albums), “Don’t Look Down” (live recordings from 2010-11), “Get Your Motor Running!” (recorded live in Meridian, Miss., on Sept. 2, 2011) (Rolling Tide)
Philip Glass “Philip Glass: The Symphonies” (11-CD box set) (Orange Mountain Music)
The Impressions “The Best of The Impressions: The Curtom Years” (Varèse Sarabande)
Jethro Tull “Aqualung: 40th Anniversary Adapted Edition” (1971 album; two-CD, two-DVD set remixed and remastered by Steven Wilson) (Parlophone / Rhino)
King Tubby “The Best of King Tubby” (two CDs, 40 songs) (U.K. – Trojan)
Johnny Mathis “The Best Days of My Life” (1979 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks; See here) (Funky Town Grooves)
Robert Palmer “5 Classic Albums” (five-disc set features “Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley,” “Pressure Drop,” “Secrets,” “Clues” and “Riptide”) (U.K. – Spectrum Audio)
Lee Ritenour “The Vinyl LP Collection” (five-LP box set) (Concord)
Diana Ross “Silk Electric (Expanded Edition)” (1982 album, featuring “Muscles”; remastered, with four bonus tracks), “Swept Away (Expanded Edition)” (1984 album, featuring “Missing You”; remastered, with a second CD containing nine bonus mixes and instrumentals), “Red Hot Rhythm & Blues (Expanded Edition)” (1987 album; remastered, with a second CD containing 10 bonus mixes and instrumentals) (Funky Town Grooves)
Scorpions “Return To Forever (Tour Edition)” (2015 album; two-CD, one-DVD, featuring performances from Hellfest in France and a show in Brooklyn last year; MP3) (Century Media)
The Third Power “Believe” (1969 album; remastered, with 11 extra tracks; Hear/read here) (Future Days Recordings)
Big Joe Turner “The Very Best of Big Joe Turner” (two CDs, 50 songs; Read here) (Not Now Music)
Rick Wakeman “Starship Trooper” (13-song compilation, featuring two previously unreleased tracks; MP3) (Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
Johnny Winter with Dr. John “Live In Sweden 1987” (recorded at Sonet Studios in Stockholm; Hear here; Vinyl; DVD) (MVD)

More Releases for April 22, 2016

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Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Canned Heat “Vintage” (1970 album; remastered) (Essential Media Group)
Floyd Cramer “Class of ’68” (1968 album), “Class of ’69” (1969 album), “Class of ’70” (1970 album), “Class of ’71” (1971 album), “Dallas” (1980 album), “The Best of the West” (1981 compilation) (RCA / Legacy)
Earth, Wind & Fire “Electric Universe (Expanded Edition)” (1983 album, with four extra tracks) (Columbia / Legacy)
Marvin Gaye “The Prince of Soul Live” (17 performances from 1981 and 1983) (Wagram Music)
Isley-Jasper-Isley “Caravan of Love (Expanded Version)” (1985 album, with two extra songs; See here) (Epic / Legacy)
Flaco Jiménez “The Arista Sessions” (20 songs) (Arista / Legacy)
Krystol “Gettin’ Ready (Bonus Track Version)” (1984 album, with four extra songs; Hear here) (Epic / Legacy)
Rita Lynch “Story to Tell (Anthology 1988-2011)” (22 tracks) (Bristol Archive)
Juice Newton “Emotion” (1987 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Ronnie and the Daytonas “The Complete Recordings (1964-1968)” (48 songs) (Arista / Legacy)
Various artists “Dr. Seuss Presents Fox In Sox, Horton Hatches the Egg & Other Stories” (Buddah / Legacy)
Various artists “90’s Rarities – Volume 2” (12-song collection features Radiohead, Belly, EMF, Madder Rose, James, Slowdive, the The, etc.) (Enterprise Music and Distribution, April 25)

More Digital Releases for April 22, 2016

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio:
Ice Cube, Kevin Hart “Ride Along 2 [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray) (Universal Studios)
Rainbow “Monsters of Rock Live at Donington 1980 [DVD + CD]” (See here) (Eagle Rock)
Various artists “Pride and Joy: The Story of Alligator Records [Blu-ray]” (1991 film, directed by Robert Mugge; See here) (Mug-Shot Productions / MVD Visual)

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Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
David Bowie “Bowie” (Hardcover; photographer: Steve Schapiro) (powerHouse Books)
Ray Davies “Ray Davies: A Complicated Life” (Paperback; author: Johnny Rogan; Kindle; Free Preview) (Random House)
John Doe “Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk” (Hardcover; co-author: Tom DeSavia; Kindle) (Da Capo Press)
Bob Dylan “Who Is That Man? In Search of the Real Bob Dylan” (Paperback; author: David Dalton; Kindle; Free Preview) (Hachette Books)
Grateful Dead “So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead” (Paperback; author: David Browne) (Da Capo Press)
Michael Ruffino (of Unband) “Adios, Motherfucker: A Gentleman’s Progress Through Rock and Roll” (Kindle) (ABEcco)
Stephen Sorrell & Damon Murray “The Music Library: Revised and Expanded Edition” (Hardcover) (Fuel Publishing)
Barbra Streisand “Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power “ (Hardcover; author: Neal Gabler) (Yale University Press)
Thin Lizzy “From Dublin to Jailbreak: Thin Lizzy 1969-76” (Hardcover; author: Martin Popoff) (Wymer Publishing)

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