New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
All Saints “Red Flag” (their first album in a decade; first single: “One Strike”; Hear here; MP3) (U.K. – London)
Daniel Ash “Stripped” (stripped-down versions of his favorite songs; guests: John Fryer, Adam Bravin, Matt Mitchell, Christopher The Minister; Hear here; MP3) (Mainman)
Be “You” (producer: frontman David Hawkins; guest: Ken Stringfellow; first single: “Golden Cup”; Hear here) (Be)
Black Peaks “Statues” (first single: “Saviour”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Easy Life / Sony RED)
Hayes Carll “Lovers and Leavers” (producer: Joe Henry; first single: “The Love That We Need”; Hear here; MP3) (Hwy 87 / Thirty Tigers)
The Dandy Warhols “Distortland” (producer: Jim Lowe; first single: “You Are Killing Me”; Hear here; MP3) (Dine Alone Music)
Deftones “Gore” (producer: Matt Hyde; first single: “Prayers/Triangles”; Hear here; MP3) (Reprise)
Gabe Dixon “Turns to Gold” (producer: Paul Moak; guest: Natalie Prass; first single: “Holding Her Freedom”; Hear here; MP3) (Tone Tree Music)
Eighth Blackbird (four-time Grammy-winning super-band) “Hand Eye” (Hear here; MP3) (Cedille)
Eliza and the Bear (London euphoric folk pop band) “Eliza and the Bear” (third single: “It Gets Cold”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Capitol)
Charlie Farley “All I’ve Been Through” (Hear here; MP3) (Backroad / Average Joes Entertainment)
Filter “Crazy Eyes” (first single: “Take Me To Heaven”; Hear here; MP3) (Wind-up)
Former Belle (led by singer-songwriter and CRUISR guitarist Bruno Catrambone) “Foreign Bed” (six-song EP; first single: “Dryld”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Randm)
Frightened Rabbit “Painting of a Panic Attack” (producer: The National’s Aaron Dessner; first single: “Death Dream”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with three extra tracks) (Canvasback / Atlantic)
Great American Canyon Band (Baltimore indie-folk duo) “Only You Remain” (first single: “Crash”; Hear here; MP3) (Six Degrees)
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals “Call It What It Is” (their first studio album in more than eight years; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Stax / Concord)
Mayer Hawthorne “Man About Town” (new single: “Love Like That”; Hear here; MP3) (Vagrant / BMG Rights Management)
Tim Hecker “Love Streams” (guests: Kara-Lis Coverdale, Grímur Helgason, Icelandic Choir Ensemble; Hear here; MP3) (4AD)
Krizz Kaliko “Go” (guests: Tech N9ne, Ces Cru, Rittz, Stevie Stone, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Strange Music)
Lights (Canadian electro-pop singer) “Midnight Machines” (new acoustic version of her 2014 album, “Little Machines”; first single: “Meteorites”; Hear here; MP3) (Warner)
The Lumineers “Cleopatra” (first single: “Ophelia”; Hear here; Read here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with four bonus tracks) (Dualtone)
Javina Magness “Love Wins Again” (producer: Dave Darling; Hear here; MP3) (Blue Élan)
Mallory “Sonora RF Part I” (producer: Dooweet; first single: “On the Shelf”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Lalouline)
M83 “Junk” (guests: Beck, Mai Lan, Susanne Sundfør, Jordan Lawlor; first single: “Do It, Try It”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Mute)
Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom “Otis Was a Polar Bear” (guests: Jenny Scheinman, Kirk Knuffke, Ben Goldberg, Todd Sickafoose, Myra Melford; Hear here; MP3) (The Royal Potato Family)
Jane Monheit “The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald” (producer: Nicholas Payton; Hear here; MP3) (Emerald City)
Moving Units (L.A. dance-punk veterans) “Damage With Care” (Hear here; MP3) (Metropolis)
Operators (led by Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner) “Blue Wave” (producer: Graham Walsh; Hear here; MP3) (Last Gang)
Parquet Courts “Human Performance” (producer: Austin Brown; first single: “Dust”; See here; MP3) (Rough Trade)
Pearly Clouds (led by former Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band member Gary Lucas) “Pearly Clouds” (Hear here; MP3) (Acrobat / MVD)
The Ready Set “I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love” (producer: frontman Jordan Witzigreuter; guest: Ansley Newman; first single: “Good Enough”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Hopeless)
Curtis Salgado “The Beautiful Lowdown” (producers: Salgado, Marlon McClain, Tony Braunagel; Hear here; MP3) (Alligator)
Samiyam “Animals Have Feelings” (guests: Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, Jeremiah Jae, Oliver the 2nd; Hear here; MP3) (Stones Throw)
Sleeping With Sirens “Sleeping with Sirens: Live and Unplugged” (MP3) (Epitaph)
Ronnie Spector “English Heart” (her tribute to 1960s British hits; producer: Scott Jacoby; first single: “I’d Much Rather Be With the Girls”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (429 / Savoy Label Group)
Colin Stetson (American saxophonist and multireedist) “Sorrow: A Reimagining of Górecki’s 3rd Symphony” (guests: Sarah Neufeld, Rebecca Foon; Hear here; Vinyl) (52Hz / Kartel Music Group)
Sourvein (sludge metal veterans) “Aquatic Occult” (producer: Mike Dean; guests: Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe, Amebix’s Stig Miller, Corrosion of Conformity’s Reed Mullin, etc.; first single: “Ocypuss”; Hear here; MP3) (Metal Blade)
Throw the Fight (Minneapolis rock group) “Transmissions” (producers: Carson Slovak, Grant McFarland; first single: “Drown With Me”; Hear here; MP3) (Bullet Tooth)
Various artists “Everybody Wants Some!! (Music From the Motion Picture)” (the Richard Linklater-directed film, a “spiritual sequel” to “Dazed and Confused” set in the world of 1980s college life, opens April 1; See here; MP3) (Warner)
Ben Watt “Fever Dream” (first single: “Gradually”; Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3) (Unmade Road / Caroline)
JJ Weeks Band “As Long As We Can Breathe” (producer: Jonathan Smith; first single: “Alive In Me”; Hear here; MP3) (Centricity Music)
Peter Wolf “A Cure for Loneliness” (nine of the 12 songs are new originals, four co-written with Will Jennings, plus a bluegrass version of “Love Stinks”; Hear here) (Concord)
Woods “City Sun Eater in the River of Light” (first single: “Sun City Creeps”; Hear here; MP3) (Woodsist)
Zakk Wylde “Book of Shadows II” (his first solo release in 20 years; first single: “Sleeping Dogs”; Hear here; MP3) (eOne Music)

More Releases for April 8, 2016

Amazon Echo“Glory over Everything: Beyond The Kitchen House” [Hardcover], Kathleen Grissom … Band T-ShirtsBluetooth & Wireless SpeakersClassic Collections on DVD / Blu-ray

New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
All Hail the Yeti “Screams From a Black Wilderness” (producer: Matt Hyde; first single: “Before the Flames”; See here; CD, out May 6) (Minus Head)
Before You Exit (Orlando sibling pop-rock trio) “All the Lights” (six-song EP; second single: “When I’m Gone”; Hear here) (RCA)
Gavin Chappell-Bates (indie-pop-rock artist from Cambridge, England) “We Are the Ones” (first single: “Refugee”; Hear here; See here) (R*E*P*E*A*T)
Mark Erelli (Boston songwriter and sideman) “For a Song” (guest: Paula Cole; first single: “For a Song”; Hear here) (Mark Erelli)
Foxtails Brigade “Foxtails Brigade” (first single: “We Are Not Ourselves”; Hear here) (Wind-up)
The Gray Havens (includes David Radford, a Top 20 “American Idol” finalist in season 5) “Ghost of a King” (Hear here; Read here) (Artist Garden Entertainment)
Ihsahn “Arktis.” (guests: Einar Solberg, Matt Heafy, Jorgen Munkeby, Tobias Ornes Andersen, Hans Herbjornsrud; Hear here) (Candlelight)
Me Like Bees (Joplin, Mo., indie rock quartet) “There Will Be Time” (four-song EP; producer: John Feldmann; first single: “Tundraland”; Hear here; See here) (Me Like Bees)
The Movement “Golden” (guests: Collie Buddz, Bobby Hustle, Leilani Wolfgramm, Elliot Martin, Mr. Williamz; Hear here) (Rootfire Cooperative)
Ashley Riley “Through the Thin” (Hear here) (Riled Up)
Maggie Rose “The Variety Show, Volume I” (five-song EP; Hear here; See here) (Play It Again)
Shy Shape “Out at Night” (four-song EP; first single: “River City”; Hear here) (Noisy Poet / The Orchard / Sony)
Sizzy Rocket (electro-pop artist) “Thrills” (Hear here; See here) (Yebo Music)
The Stolen (New Jersey pop-rockers) “I’m So Dead” (five-song EP; producers: Rob Chiarappa, Mike Oettinger; Hear here) (The Stolen)
Summer Flake (aka Adelaide, Australia’s Stephanie Crase) “Hello Friends” (new single: “Wine Won’t Wash Away”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Rice Is Nice)
Tokyo Police Club “Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness (Part One)” (five-song EP; second single: “PCH”; Hear here) (Mean Beard Recordings)
Troller (Austin darkwave trio) “Graphic” (first single: “Dryld”; See here) (Holodeck)
Various artists “Barbershop: The Next Cut (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) “ (the comedy sequel, which opens April 15, stars Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall, Anthony Anderson, et al, with cameos by Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Common, Eve; See here; CD, out May 6) (Atlantic)
E.N Young “Call On Me” (Hear here) (Roots Musician)
Youth Code “Commitment to Complications” (producer: Rhys Fulber; first single: “The Dust of Fallen Rome”; Hear here) (Dais)

More Digital Releases for April 8, 2016

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” [w/Bonus Features] … Remembering Merle Haggard: A Country Legend’s DiscographyCelebrating 40 Years of RushBest Sellers in CD / Vinyl$0.69 Songs

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Steve Alaimo “I’ve Got It! Greatest Recordings 1958-1962” (27 songs) (Jasmine)
Paul Anka “The Complete US & UK Singles As & Bs 1956-62” (two CDs, 60 songs; Read here; MP3) (Acrobat)
Associates “The Very Best of Associates” (two CDs, 26 songs) (U.K. – Metro Select)
Bachman-Turner Overdrive “Box Set” (eight-CD collection includes the albums “Bachman-Turner Overdrive,” “Bachman-Turner Overdrive 2,” “Not Fragile,” “Four Wheel Drive,” “Head On,” “Freeways,” “Street Action” and “Rock and Roll Nights”) (Caroline)
The Band “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down: Radio Broadcast 1970” (lineup: Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson, Allen Toussaint, Howard Johnson, Snooky Young, Joe Farrell) (All Access)
Leonard Bernstein “The Leonard Bernstein Collection – Volume Two” (64-CD box set) (Deutsche Grammophon)
Larry Carlton “My Father’s Place, New York 1978” (Iconography)
Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup “The Definitive Collection 1941-62” (four CDs, 94 tracks; MP3) (Acrobat)
Deep Purple “Stormbringer (35th Anniversary Edition)” (1974 album; double CD features the 2009 remastered version, the Glenn Hughes Remix and Quadrophonic Mix, 5.1 DTS 48/24), “Come Taste the Band (35th Anniversary Edition)” (1975 album; double CD features the 2010 remastered version and 2010 Kevin Shirley Remix) (Rhino / Warner)
Floyd Dixon “Hey Bartender! His Very Best 1949-1959” (28 tracks) (Jasmine)
The Four Tops “Still Waters Run Deep” (1970 album; remastered) (U.K. – Elemental Music)
Glenn Frey “Take It To The Limit: Radio Broadcast 1986” (IMV)
Guns N’ Roses “In the Empire of the Sun: Tokyo Broadcast 1988” (Sonic Boom)
Emmylou Harris with Ricky Skaggs “Hickory Wind: The 1978 Solar Cal Benefit, The Catalyst, Santa Cruz” (Zip City)
Coleman Hawkins “Intimate: Duo, Trio, Quartet & Quintet Recordings 1934-38” (27 tracks; MP3) (Acrobat)
Joni James “The Very Best of Joni James 1951-62: All The Hits & More” (two CDs, 54 songs; Read here; MP3) (Acrobat)
Kings of Convenience “Quiet Is the New Loud” (2001 album), “Versus” (2001 album of remakes, remixes, and collaborations), “Riot on an Empty Street” (2004 album; all printed on limited-edition colored vinyl) (Astralwerks)
Nicolette Larsen “Nicolette/In the Nick of Time/Radioland” (1978, 1979 and 1981 albums on two CDs; remastered) (U.K. – BGO)
Lynyrd Skynyrd “Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin’nérd & Second Helping – Live From Jacksonville at the Florida Theatre” (released on DVD and Blu-ray in October 2015; See here) (Eagle Rock)
Herbie Mann “The Complete Recordings: Part One 1955-1957” (eight complete albums on four CDs), “The Complete Recordings: Part Two 1957-1958” (eight complete albums on four CDs), “The Complete Recordings: Part Three 1959-1962” (eight complete albums on four CDs) (Enlightenment)
Roy Milton & His Solid Senders “The Greatest Hits 1946-1961” (29 tracks) (Jasmine)
John Prine “The 1970 Broadcasts” (two full radio shows on one CD; 28 songs) (Golden Rain)
Fela Ransome-Kuti & His Koola Lobitos “Highlife-Jazz and Afro-Soul (1963-1969)” (three-CD, 39-song compilation; Hear here; MP3) (Knitting Factory)
R.E.M. “Dreaming In Paradise: 1983 Live Radio Broadcast” (Iconography)
Rush “Ohio 1975” (live broadcast from the Agora Ballroom in Cleveland on April 7, 1975) (Good Ship Funke)
Shakatak “Da Makani & Niteflite” (two CDs; 1988 and 1989 albums, previously only available in Japan; MP3) (Secret)
Soundgarden “Hands All Over: Radio Broadcast 1990” (All Access)
Sweet “The Very Best of Sweet” (two CDs, 36 songs) (U.K. – Metro Select)
Thompson Twins “Hold Me Now: The Very Best of Thompson Twins” (two CDs, 34 songs) (U.K. – Metro Select)
Tiny Tim “The Complete Singles Collection (1966-1970)” (22 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Now Sounds / Cherry Red)
Ernest Tubb “The Complete US Hits 1941-62” (three CDs, 71 songs; MP3) (Acrobat)
Various artists “The Other Side of the 80s: The Alternative Soundtrack of the Decade” (two CDs, 40 songs; featuring tracks by Duran Duran, New Order, Spandau Ballet, The Smiths, Pet Shop Boys, Kate Bush, The Dream Academy, etc.) (U.K. – Rhino)
Various artists “Ultimate 80s” (four CDs, 71 songs) (U.K. – Sony)
Carl Wilson “Too Early to Tell: Live at the Bottom Line, New York City 1981” (Hobo)
Warren Zevon “Simple Man, Simple Dream: Radio Broadcast, 1982” (Laser Media)

More Releases for April 8, 2016

ALL THINGS BEATLES: CD and VinylDVD and Blu-rayBooksDigital MusicFashion

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Beatles “Anthology 1” (1995 compilation, featuring “Free As a Bird”; 60 songs), “Anthology 2” (1996 compilation, featuring “Real Love”; 45 songs), “Anthology 3” (1996 compilation, 50 songs), “Anthology Highlights” (23 songs) (Apple / Capitol, April 4)
The Browns “The Complete As & Bs and More 1954-62” (two CDs, 62 songs) (Enlightment)
Bo Diddley “The Bo Diddley Collection 1955-62, Vol. 1” (55 songs), “The Bo Diddley Collection 1955-62, Vol. 2” (29 songs) (Acrobat)
Mike Douglas “Dear Mike, Please Sing …” (1966 album) (Epic / Legacy)
Percy Faith and His Orchestra “The Oscar (The Original Sound Track Recording)” (1966 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Sergio Franchi “La Dolce Italy” (1966 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Placebo “Meds. B-Sides” (2006 album; 13 tracks) (Elevator Lady Ltd)
Ray Price “Another Bridge to Burn” (1966 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
R.E.M. “Green (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1989 album, with the 21-song “Live in Greensboro, 1989”) (Concord)
Dusty Springfield “Blue For You” (14-song collection; Hear here) (SRI)
Jerry Vale “Jerry Vale Sings Everybody Loves Somebody and Other Hits” (1966 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Various artists “The History of Baroque Era Music” (100 songs for 99 cents) (Dream Collection)
Rufus Wainwright “Want (Deluxe Version)” (2005 album, with 14 bonus tracks) (UMG Recordings)
Frankie Yankovic and His Yanks “Movie-Time Polkas” (1966 album) (Columbia / Legacy)

More Digital Releases for April 8, 2016

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Antibalas “Antibalas – Live From the House of Soul [DVD]” (recorded at Daptone Records’ backyard in Bushwick, Brooklyn) (Daptone)
Little Feat “Little Feat Live in Concert 1977: Old Folks Boogie [DVD]” (MVD)
Motörhead “Hellfire: Recorded In Rio De Janeiro 2011 [DVD]” (Showtime)

More Upcoming DVD / Blu-ray Releases

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Bob Boilen (host and creator of NPR’s “All Songs Considered” and “Tiny Desk Concerts”) “Your Song Changed My Life: From Jimmy Page to St. Vincent, Smokey Robinson to Hozier, Thirty-Five Beloved Artists on Their Journey and the Music That Inspired It” (Hardcover; Kindle) (William Morrow)
Rikki Ercoli “Legends of Punk: Photos from the Vault” (Paperback) (Manic D Press, Inc.)
Rick Hall “The Man from Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame” (Paperback; Kindle; Free Preview) (Heritage Builders)
Ian McGillis “Higher Ground: One Person’s Lifelong Relationship with Soul, Reggae and Rap” (Paperback) (Biblioasis)
NOFX “NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories” (Paperback; co-author: Jeff Alulis; Kindle) (Da Capo Press)
Questlove “Somethingtofoodabout” (Hardcover; conversations with 10 innovative chefs in America; co-author: Ben Greenman; photographer: Kyoko Hamada; foreword by Anthony Bourdain; Kindle) (Clarkson Potter)
Ray Robertson “Lives of the Poets With Guitars: Thirteen Outsiders Who Changed Rock & Roll” (Paperback) (Biblioasis)
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers “The Complete Singer-Songwriter: A Troubadour’s Guide to Writing, Performing, Recording, and Business (Second Edition)” (Paperback; Kindle) (Backbeat Books)
The Rolling Stones “Breaking Stones: 1963-1965 – A Band on the Brink of Superstardom” (Hardcover; photographs by Terry O’Neill and Gered Mankowitz) (Antique Collectors Club Dist.)
Rush “2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush” (Paperback; contains stories by Kevin J. Anderson, Michael Z. Williamson, David Mack, David Farland, Dayton Ward, Mercedes Lackey; award winners Fritz Leiber, Steven Savile, Brad R. Torgersen, Ron Collins, David Niall Wilson, etc.; Kindle) (ECW Press)
Katherine Spielmann “Now Is the Time to Invent: Reports from the Indie-Rock Revolution, 1985-2000” (Paperback) (Verse Chorus Press)
Eric Spitznagel “OLD RECORDS NEVER DIE: One Man’s Quest for His Vinyl and His Past” (Paperback; Kindle) (Plume Books)

More Book Releases

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