Categories: New releases

New Releases: April 8, 2016

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

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)

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)

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)

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

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

Next Week: April 15, 2016

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