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New Releases: April 29, 2016

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Aesop Rock “The Impossible Kid” (first single: “Rings”; Hear here; See here; MP3; Instrumental Version) (Rhymesayers Entertainment)
American Hi-Fi “American Hi-Fi Acoustic” (all-acoustic version of their 2001 debut album; Hear here; MP3) (Rude)
The Bo-Keys “Heartaches By The Number” (original songs with covers of Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan, Swamp Dogg and Ray Price;; guests: Don Bryant, The Masqueraders; Hear here; MP3) (Omnivore Recordings)
The Boxer Rebellion “Ocean By Ocean” (new guitarist: Andrew Smith; first single: “Keep Me Close”; Hear here; MP3) (Absentee Recordings)
Cilver “Not the End of the World” (producer: guitarist Leon Lyazidi; executive producer: Johnny K; Hear here; See here; MP3) (eOne Music)
Ferry Corsten “>Hello>World” (Hear here) (Flashover Recordings)
Kyle Craft “Dolls of Highland” (first single: “Lady of the Ark”; Hear here; MP3) (Sub Pop)
Mike Dillon “Functioning Broke” (reimagines six Elliott Smith compositions, including “Behind the Bars,” “Christian Brothers” and “Independence Day,” Neil Young’s “The Needle & The Damage Done,” Martin Denny’s “The Enchanted Sea,” plus four originals; first single: “Between the Bars”; Hear here; MP3) (The Royal Potato Family)
John Doe “The Westerner” (producer: Howe Gelb; guests: Debbie Harry, Chan Marshall of Cat Power, Cindy Wasserman, Tom Brosseau; first single: “Get on Board”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Cool Rock / Thirty Tigers)
Brian Eno “The Ship” (includes a cover of the Velvet Underground’s “I’m Set Free”; Hear here; MP3) (Warp)
Fallujah “Dreamless” (producer: Zack Ohren; Hear here; MP3) (Nuclear Blast)
Greyhounds (Austin psych-soul duo) “Change of Pace” (first single: “Devil’s Eyes”; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Ardent Music)
Petra Haden “Seemed Like a Good Idea: Petra Haden Sings Jesse Harris” (Hear here; MP3) (Sunnyside)
Haken “Affinity” (the British progressive metal band’s fourth album; producer: Jens Bogren; second single: “The Endless Knot”; Hear here; MP3) (Inside Out Music)
The Jayhawks “Paging Mr. Proust” (producers: Peter Buck, Tucker Martine, Gary Louris; guest: Mike Mills; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Sham / Thirty Tigers)
Mo Kenney (Canadian singer-songwriter) “In My Dreams” (producer: Joel Plaskett; new single: “Take Me Outside”; Hear here; MP3) (Mo Kenney Music)
Levitation Room (L.A. pysch-rock group) “Ethos” (first single: “Crystal Ball”; Hear here; MP3) (Burger)
Lonestar “Never Enders” (first single: “Never Enders”; Hear here; MP3) (Shanachie)
Martina McBride “Reckless” (first single: “Reckless”; Hear here; MP3) (Nash Icon)
Museum Mouth (North Carolina punk trio) “Popcorn Fish Guinea Pig” (Hear/read here; MP3) (Equal Vision)
New Madrid (Athens, Ga., quartet) “magnetkingmagnetqueen” (new single: “Knots”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Normaltown)
Pepper (Kona dub rock trio) “Ohana” (Hear here; MP3) (Law)
Britta Phillips (bass guitarist for Luna) “Luck or Magic” (five original songs and five covers, including The Cars’ “Drive” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide”; new single: “Daydream”; Hear here; MP3) (Double Feature)
Pity Sex “White Hot Moon” (producer: Will Yip; new single: “Burden You”; Hear here; Vinyl, with download card; Cassette, with download card; MP3) (Run For Cover)
Plants and Animals (Montreal trio) “Waltzed In From the Rumbling” (first single: “Stay”; Hear here; MP3) (Secret City)
Purson (U.K. act led by vocalist-guitarist Rosalie Cunningham) “Desire’s Magic Theatre” (first single: “Electric Landlady”; Hear here; MP3) (Spinefarm / Machine Elf)
Rogue Wave “Delusions of Grand Fur” (first single: “What Is Left To Solve”; Hear here; MP3) (Easy Sound Recording Company)
Shenandoah “Good News Travels Fast” (the band’s first gospel album, featuring original lead singer Marty Raybon; producer: Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus; guest: Karen Peck; Hear here; MP3) (New Day / Daywind Roots)
Sixx:A.M. “Prayers For The Damned” (first single: “Rise”; Hear here; MP3) (Eleven Seven Music)
Snarky Puppy “Culcha Vulcha” (first single: “Tarova”; See here; NPR First Listen; MP3) (GroundUp Music)
Stimming (Hamburg-based musician) “Alpe Lusia” (Hear here; MP3) (Diynamic)
Sugar Blue “Voyage” (the Grammy Award-Winning harmonica virtuoso’s first studio album in more than five years; includes a cover of Ray Charles’ “Mary Ann”; Hear here) (M.C.)
Travis “Everything At Once” (producer: Michael Ilbert; guest: Josephine Oniyama; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Red Telephone Box)
Tremonti (led by Alter Bridge’s Mark Tremonti, with Wolfgang Van Halen on bass) “Dust” (producer: Michael “Elvis” Baskette; Hear here; MP3) (FRET12)
Various artists “An American Victory (Studio Cast Recording)” (cast includes Ashley Brown, Adam Jacobs, Jeremy Hayes, Samantha Hill, Ramin Karimloo, Hugh Panaro, Aaron Tveit; MP3) (Broadway)
Various artists “Empire: Original Soundtrack, Season 2 Volume 2” (20 tracks; MP3) (Columbia)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 58” (16 hits, plus six “NOW What’s Next” bonus tracks; MP3) (NOW / UMG Recordings)
Various artists “On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (stars Ana Villafañe and Josh Segarra; directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo, based on an original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris; Hear/see here; MP3) (Masterworks Broadway)
Various artists “Sing Street (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (comedy-drama film from writer-director John Carney, set in 1980s Dublin, opened April 15; See here; MP3) (Decca)
Victoria+Jean (Swedish-Belgian avant-pop duo) “Divine Love” (sound engineers: John Parish, Ian Caple, Christoffer Berg, Rob Kirwan, Mandy Parnell; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Cadence Music)
Rob Zombie “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser” (producer: Zeuss; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (UMe / T-Boy)

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Baby in Vain (Copenhagen trio) “For the Kids” (five-song EP; first single: “Martha’s View”; Hear here; See here) (Partisan)
Jaye Bartell (Asheville, N.C.-based singer-songwriter) “Light Enough” (first single: “Tuesdays”; Hear here; CD, out May 6) (Sinderlyn)
Better Enemies (U.K. pop-rock quartet) “Better Enemies” (first single: “Get Me Out”; See here) (Better Enemies, May 1)
Beyoncé “Lemonade” (includes short film; producers: Beyoncé Knowles, Kevin Garrett, Diplo Ezra Koenig, Piero Scaruffi, Jack White, Wynter Gordon, Kevin Cossom, MeLo-X, Kyle Cox, etc.; guests: Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Jack White, James Blake; first single: “Formation”; Hear here; CD/DVD, out May 6) (Parkwood Entertainment, April 25)
Cave States (St. Louis quartet) “True Life” (includes a cover of Badfinger’s “Take It All”; new single: “No Words”; Hear here) (Cave States)
Margaret Cho “American Myth” (the comedian’s first new music in more than six years; Hear here) (Clownery)
Devil’s Gun “Dirty ‘N’ Damned” (producer: Tony “Täde” Carlsson; Hear here; See here) (Black Lodge)
Drake “Views” (producers: 40, Boi-1da, Cubeatz, Brian Bennett; new singles: “One Dance,” “Pop Style”; Hear here) (OVO / Young Money / Republic / BBK)
Linda Draper (Brooklyn-based folk-rock artist) “Modern Day Decay” (Hear here) (Linda Draper)
Greaver (Durham, N.C., post-hardcore quintet) “The Faun” (Hear here) (Cardigan)
James Holt “Sanguine on the Rocks” (six-song EP; Hear here) (James Holt)
Hot Rumour (L.A. alt-rock trio) “MMXVI” (six-song debut EP; Hear here) (Hot Rumour)
Ross Jack (South African rapper) “Self Medicated” (producer: Pete Martin; guests: B.K., Hydro, Lula Beggs; Hear here; See here) (Columbia)
Orbit’s Tears “Orbit’s Tears” (producers: Nigel Gray, Dan O’Brien, Rebecca Pointe; first single: “Seven”; Hear here) (Pointe Productions)
Painted Wives (Southern California hard-rock quintet) “Obsessed with the End” (remixed version of their 2014 DIY album; Hear here) (Century Media)
Peach Kelli Pop “Halloween Mask” (three-song EP; Hear here; Vinyl) (Lauren)
Haley Reinhart (finished third on season 10 of “American Idol”) “Better” (first single: “Better”; Hear here) (ole)
Davy Sage “Waiting For You” (six-song EP; producer: Prince Caleb Banks; guest: PCB; first single: “Waiting For You”; Hear here) (Be Major Music, May 3)
Various artists “Voices of an Angel Vol. 2” (indie-gospel compilation; first single: “God Been Good To Me,” Gloria Russell; Hear here) (Musgrove Distribution)
The Wilding Incident (NYC hardcore band) “Prey for the Wolfpack” (four-song EP; Hear here) (Reaper, April 27)

More Digital Releases for April 29, 2016

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Bad Company “Live in Concert 1977 & 1979” (two CDs, 30 songs; Hear here) (Rhino / Atlantic)
Eubie Blake, Noble Sissle, et al “Sissle and Blake Sing Shuffle Along” (only available archival recording of the 1921 all-black musical comedy; coincides with a new Broadway revival of “Shuffle Along,” starring Tony Award winners Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell and opening this month; Read here; MP3) (Harbinger)
Cheap Trick “One On One & Next Position Please” (1982, 1983 albums on one CD; remastered) (Friday Music)
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen “Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen / Tales From Ozone / We’ve Got a Live One Here!” (three Warner Bros. albums from 1975-76 on two CDs; remastered; Read here) (BGO)
Cream “Classic Album Selection” (U.K. – Universal)
Divine “Shoot Your Shot: Divine Anthology” (two CDs, 27 songs; Read here) (Hot Shot / Cherry Red)
Enchantment “Once Upon a Dream” (1978 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks; Hear here) (Cherry Red)
Firefall “Firefall / Luna Sea / Elan” (1976, 1977, 1978 albums; remastered; Read here) (BGO)
Buddy Guy / Otis Clay “Live in Chicago 88” (Klondike)
Bernard Herrmann “Taxi Driver (Original Soundtrack Recording) [Vinyl]” (1976 album; 180-gram taxi cab yellow vinyl) (Waxworks)
Judith Hill “Back in Time” (2015 album, recorded at Prince’s Paisley Park Studios; producers: Prince, Hill; Prince plays guitar, bass and drums and provides background vocals; See here) (NPG)
The Independents “Just As Long: The Complete Wand Recordings 1972-74” (23 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Kent / Ace)
Jefferson Airplane “Volunteers [Vinyl]” (1969 album; 180-gram 45rpm two-LP set) (Mobile Fidelity)
George Jones “When My Heart Hurts No More” (30-song collection covering his UA-Mercury years, 1954-1963) (Southern Routes)
Kool & The Gang “Emergency (Deluxe Edition)” (1984 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks and a second CD of remixes, special mixes, a medley and other versions; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red)
Less Than Jake “Live From Astoria” (recorded at the London venue in April 2001; MP3) (Rude)
The Move “Move (Remastered and Expanded Deluxe Edition)” (featuring the mono mix of the 1968 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks; Read here), “Shazam (Remastered and Expanded Deluxe Edition)” (1970 album; remastered, with 37 bonus tracks; Read here) (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
Pere Ubu “The Hearpen Singles 1975-1977” (Read here), “The Art of Walking” (1980 album; remastered) (Fire)
Prince “HITnRUN Phase Two” (2015 album) (NPG)
Linda Ronstadt “Canciones de mi Padre” (1987 album; remastered), “Mas Canciones” (1991 album; remastered), “Frenesi” (1992 album; remastered) (Elektra)
Leon Russell “Leon Russell [Hybrid SACD]” (1970 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Boz Scaggs “Other Roads: The Deluxe Edition” (1988 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks) (Friday Music)
Starship “No Protection / Love Among the Cannibals” (1987, 1989 albums; remastered) (Friday Music)
Touch of Class (brothers Gerald and Pete Jackson wrote “Turn the Beat Around”) “Touch of Class” (1979 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks) (Cherry Red)
Various artists “Great Moments at Carnegie Hall” (43-CD box set; MP3) (Sony Classical)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Broadway” (18-song collection, featuring hits from “Cats,” “Chicago,” “A Chorus Line,” “The Lion King,” “Wicked,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” etc.; Read here; MP3) (NOW Music)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Fitness” (three-CD, 62-song set of workout songs; See here) (NOW Music)
Various artists “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Volume 1 [Vinyl]” (best-of from 1993 through 2009, including the 2004 all-star jam between Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Dhani Harrison and Prince on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”; See here) (Time Life)
Various artists “Scratch My Back! Pye Beat Girls 1963-1968” (24 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Ace)

More Releases for April 29, 2016

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Elvis Presley “Elvis Presley Sings Leiber & Stoller” (24-song compilation) (RCA / Legacy)
Raydio “Raydio (Expanded Edition)” (1978 album, with two bonus tracks), “Rock On (Expanded Edition)” (1979 album; with two bonus tracks) (Arista / Legacy)
Paul Williams “A Little on the Windy Side (Expanded Edition)” (1979 album; with four bonus tracks) (Epic / Legacy)

More Digital Releases for April 29, 2016

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DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio:
Glen Campbell “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Country Special [DVD]” (guests: Johnny Cash, June Carter, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Mel Tillis, Jerry Reed, Minnie Pearl) (Shout! Factory)
Daniel Craig “007: The Daniel Craig Collection [DVD]” (four films on four discs; Blu-ray) (MGM)
Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, et al “Top Gun: Thirtieth Anniversary [Blu-ray]” (1986 film; two-disc set) (Paramount)
Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, et al “Easy Rider (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]” (1969 film; Read here; Blu-ray) (Criterion Collection)
Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, et al “Joy [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray) (20th Century Fox)
Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder, Gerald McRaney, et al “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors [DVD]” (2015 TV biopic about Parton’s upbringing, set in the Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains in 1955; See here) (Warner Home Video)
Tony Revolori, Talitha Bateman, et al “The 5th Wave [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray; 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray) (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
Will Smith, Bill Pullman, et al “Independence Day (20th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray]” (1996 film; two-disc set includes the theatrical and extended cuts) (20th Century Fox)
Wishbone Ash “Live In Paris 2015 [DVD]” (filmed at Le Triton Theatre; See here) (+FE Music / Hard Boiled)

More Upcoming DVD / Blu-ray Releases

Best Books of the Month100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Shaun Adams “The Singer-Songwriter’s Guide to Recording in the Home Studio” (Paperback) (Berklee Press)
Carmen Appice “Stick It! My Life of Sex, Drums, and Rock ‘n’ Roll” (Hardcover; co-author: Ian Gittins; foreword by Rod Stewart) (Chicago Review Press)
The Beatles “The Beatles and the Historians: An Analysis of Writings About the Fab Four” (Paperback; author: Erin Torkelson Weber) (McFarland & Company)
James Brown “Cold Sweat: My Father James Brown and Me” (Paperback; author: Yamma Brown; co-author: Robin Gaby Fisher; Kindle; Free Preview) (Chicago Review Press)
Eric Clapton “Clapton: The Ultimate Illustrated History – Updated Edition” (Paperback; author: Chris Welch) (Voyageur Press)
Bing Crosby “18 Holes with Bing: Golf, Life, and Lessons from Dad” (Hardcover; authors: Nathaniel Crosby, John Strege; Kindle) (Dey Street Books)
Bob Dylan “Seeing the Real You at Last: Life and Love on the Road with Bob Dylan” (Paperback; author: Britta Lee Shain) (Jawbone Press)
Vicky Edwards “Musical Wit: Quips and Quotes for Musicians and Music Lovers” (Hardcover) (Summersdale)
Jon Fine “Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock’s Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear)” (Paperback; Kindle; Free Preview) (Penguin Books)
Philip Glass “Words Without Music: A Memoir” (Paperback) (Liveright)
Caroline Gnagy “Texas Jailhouse Music: A Prison Band History” (Paperback) (Arcadia Publishing)
Billy J. Kramer “Do You Want to Know a Secret? The Autobiography of Billy J. Kramer” (Paperback; co-author: Alyn Shipton) (Equinox Publishing)
Lecrae “Unashamed” (Hardcover; Kindle) (B&H Books)
Love “My Little Red Book: Love Day-By-Day 1945-1971” (Paperback; author: Bruno Ceriotti) (Soundcheck Books)
Johnny Marr “Johnny Marr: The Smiths & the Art of Gun-Slinging” (Paperback; author: Richard Carman) (John Blake)
Paul McCartney “Paul McCartney: The Life” (Hardcover; author: Philip Norman; Kindle) (Little, Brown and Company)
Scotty McCreery “Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream” (Hardcover; co-author: Travis Thrasher; Kindle) (Zondervan)
Maceo Parker “98% Funky Stuff: My Life in Music” (Paperback) (Chicago Review Press)
Derek Ridgers (photographer) “Punk London 1977.” (Paperback) (Carpet Bombing Culture)
Michael Ruffino (of Unband) “Adios, Motherfucker: A Gentleman’s Progress Through Rock and Roll” (Kindle) (ABEcco)
Brix Smith Start (formerly of The Fall and The Adult Net) “The Rise, The Fall, and The Rise” (Kindle) (Faber & Faber)
Tracey Thorn (of Everything But the Girl) “Naked at the Albert Hall: The Inside Story of Singing” (Paperback; Kindle; Free Preview) (Virago)
Yes “Time and a Word: The Yes Story” (Paperback; author: Martin Popoff; Kindle; Free Preview) (Soundcheck Books)

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Cool Stuff

Manufacturer: Product: Release Date:
Audio Technica “Audio Technica AT-LP120BK-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable (USB & Analog), Black” (Turntable w/ USB LP to DIG Recording Piano Black With RCA Turntable Cleaning System) (May 1)
Audio Technica “Audio Technica AT-LP60BK Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable, Black” (May 1)
Audio Technica “Audio Technica AT-LP60WH-BT Fully Automatic Bluetooth Wireless Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable, White” (Stereo Turntable, Navy) (May 1)
2K Games “Battleborn [PlayStation 4]” (also available for Xbox One and PC) (May 3)

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