New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Andy T – Nick Nixon Band “Numbers Man” (producer: Anson Funderburgh; guest: Kim Wilson; Hear here; MP3) (Blind Pig)
Atlas Genius (Australian indie-rock band) “Inanimate Objects” (first single: “Molecules”; Hear here; MP3) (Warner)
Backyard Babies (reunited Swedish rockers) “Four By Four” (first single: “Th1rt3en or Nothing”; Hear here) (U.K. – Gain Music Entertainment)
Beach House “Depression Cherry” (producers: Beach House, Chris Coady; Hear here; MP3) (Sub Pop)
Willis Earl Beal (lo-fi pop experimentalist) “Noctunes” (first single: “Flying So Low”; Hear here; MP3) (Tender Loving Empire)
Carousel (Pittsburgh heavy rockers) “2113” (MP3) (Tee Pee)
The Robert Cray Band “4 Nights of 40 Years Live” (two-CD, one-DVD collection, recorded at four venues in the L.A. area; See here; Blu-ray; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Provogue / Mascot Label Group)
Crazytown “The Brimstone Sluggers” (their first album in more than 10 years; producer: Bret “Epic” Mazur; guests: Tom Dumont of No Doubt, DJ AM, Madchild, Bishop Lamont; Hear here; MP3) (Membran)
Andra Day (vintage-soul singer) “Cheers to the Fall” (producers: Raphael Saadiq, ?uestlove; guest: Stevie Wonder; first single: “Forever Mine”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Buskin Entertainment / Warner)
Destroyer “Poison Season” (double album; first single: “Dream Lover”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Merge)
DJ Spooky & Kronos Quartet “Rebirth of a Nation” (a reimagining of director D.W. Griffith’s 1915 silent film “The Birth of a Nation”; originally commissioned in 2004 by the Lincoln Center Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, Weiner Festwochen and the Festival d’Automne a Paris; Hear/read here; MP3) (Cantaloupe Music)
Foals “What Went Down” (producer: James Ford; first single: “What Went Down”; Hear here; See here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Warner)
Frog Eyes “Pickpocket’s Locket” (guests: Spencer Krug, Jesse Zubot, John Paton, Paul Rigby; first single: “Joe With the Jam”; Hear here; MP3) (Paper Bag)
Halsey “Badlands” (first single: “Ghost”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Astralwerks)
Zac Harmon “Right Man Right Now” (guests: Bobby Rush, Lucky Peterson, Anson Funderburgh, Mike Finnegan; Hear here; MP3) (Blind Pig)
Hooton Tennis Club “Highest Point in Cliff Town” (producer: Bill Ryder Jones; new single: “Kathleen Sat on the Arm of Her Favourite Chair”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (PIAS America)
I See Stars “Phases” (unplugged album; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Sumerian)
The Jet Age (D.C. trio) “Destroy. Rebuilt” (first single: “Don’t Make a Sound”; Hear here; MP3) (Sonic Boomerang)
Kobra and The Lotus (Canadian hard rockers) “Words of the Prophets” (five-song EP, covering classic Canadian rock hits; producer: Johnny K; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Titan Music)
Maddie & Tae “Start Here” (producer: Dann Huff; new single: “Fly”; Hear here; Read here) (Dot)
Stuart McCallum (Manchester jazz guitar experimentalist) “City” (producers: McCallum, Richard Spaven; guests: Emma Sweeney, JP Cooper, Sharlene Hector, Fridolijn Van Poll, Sophie Barker; Hear here; MP3) (Naim Jazz)
Motörhead “Bad Magic” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (UDR)
Anne-Sophie Mutter “The Club Album: Live from Yellow Lounge” (Hear here; Deluxe Edition; MP3) (Deutsche Grammophon)
NILE (death metal band from Greenville, S.C.) “What Should Not Be Unearthed” (producers: NILE; Hear here) (Nuclear Blast)
Nichole Nordeman “The Unmaking” (six-song EP; first single: “The Unmaking”; Hear here) (Sparrow)
Ben Rector “Brand New” (first single: “Paris”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Aptly Named Recordings)
Sidewalk Prophets “Something Different” (producer: Seth Mosely; first single: “Prodigal”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Version) (Fervent / Word)
Soilwork (Sweden-based melodic death metal band) “The Ride Majestic” (producer: Jens Bogren; Hear here; See here; Deluxe Edition) (Nuclear Blast)
Steep Canyon Rangers “Radio” (producer: Jerry Douglas; Hear here; MP3) (Rounder)
Tamaryn “Cranekiss” (first single: “Hands All Over Me”; Hear here; MP3) (Mexican Summer)
Tijuana Panthers (Long Beach trio) “Poster” (first single: “Front Window Down”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Innovative Leisure)
Mike Tramp (former White Lion singer) “Nomad” (first single: “Give It All You Got”; Hear here) (Target)
Various artists “Pitch Perfect 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): Special Edition” (2015 soundtrack album, with nine bonus tracks; MP3) (Universal)
The Weeknd “Beauty Behind the Madness” (producers: The Weeknd, Ashli, Jason “DaHeala” Quenneville, Ben “Billions” Diehl, Max Martin, Million Dollar Mano, Illangelo, etc.; new single: “Can’t Feel My Face”; Hear here; iTunes) (XO / Republic)
Yo La Tengo “Stuff Like That There” (a mix of cover songs, “covers” of Yo La Tengo songs, and new originals; Hear here; MP3) (Matador)

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
All Hail Noir “Bleed” (first single: “Afraid To Die”; Hear here; See here) (Cutcraft Music Group)
Blonde Summer (L.A. indie-rock band) “Paradise” (five-song EP; first single: “Blazed”; Hear here) (Blonde Summer, Aug. 25)
Ozwald Bozwald (Harlem-based producer) “Transform” (four-song EP; guests: Kevin Singleton, Josh O’Connor; first single: “Only One”; Hear here) (Crown Digital)
Broomfiller (Toronto punk rock band) “Third Stage Propellor Index” (producer: Jordon Zadorozny; first single: “How Long, So Long”; Hear here) (Antlen)
Laura Cannell “Beneath Swooping Talons” (Hear here) (Front & Follow)
Cold Showers “Matter of Choice” (first single: “Plantlife”; Hear here) (Dais)
Brit Daniels (Nashville pop-rock singer) “Brit Daniels” (six-song EP; Hear here) (N Sound Entertainment)
Electrician “What I Don’t Want” (Hear here) (Punks & Criminals, Aug. 25)
Funeral Advantage “Body Is Dead” (Hear here; See here) (The Native Sound)
gon_pulvo “Cold Introductions” (first single: “Love::Hatred//Fear::Perception”; Hear here) (gon_pulvo, Aug. 26)
Iration “Hotting Up” (producer: David Manzoor; first single: “Reelin”; Hear here; See here; CD version out Oct. 9) (Three Prong / Caroline)
Jennell (Nashville singer-songwriter) “Home” (five-song EP; producer: Dewey Boyd Jr.; Hear here) (Jennell)
Leo Sayer “Restless Years” (released in Australia in January 2015; four songs co-written with Albert Hammond; producer: Sayer; Hear here; Import CD) (U.S. / U.K. – Silverbird)
Sex BBQ (experimental surf-punks) “Sex Noir City” (Hear here) (Muckman)
Skittish (indie rock-folk quartet) “Two Legs Bad” (first single: “Swim Away, Little Fish”; Hear here) (Skittish, Sept. 1)
We Came As Strangers “Eyedom” (first single: “Still Life”; Hear here) (We Came As Strangers, Aug. 31)
Gin Wigmore “Blood to Bone” (first single: “New Rush”; Hear here) (Island)

More Digital Releases for Aug. 28, 2015

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Faces “1970-1975: You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything … [Box set]” (six CDs, featuring four studio albums and unreleased bonus tracks and live material; Vinyl; MP3) (Rhino / Warner)
Peter Frampton “Premonition” (1986 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks; Read here), “When All the Pieces Fit” (1989 album; remastered; Read here) (Omnivore Recordings)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience “Freedom: Atlanta Pop Festival” (two discs; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Experience Hendrix / Legacy)
Jean-Michel Jarre “Essential Recollection” (14 songs; Hear here) (U.K. – Epic)
The Kitchen Cinq (Texas garage rock/pop band) “When the Rainbow Disappears: An Anthology 1965-68” (28 tracks; Hear/read here; Vinyl) (Light in the Attic)
Merrill Moore “The Merrill Moore Collection 1952-58” (two CDs, 45 tracks; Read here) (Acrobat)
Van Morrison “The Essential Van Morrison” (two CDs, 37 songs; Track list; Read here; MP3; see related MP3 reissues below) (Exile Productions, Ltd. / Legacy)
N.W.A. “Straight Outta Compton” (1988 album; remastered, with N.W.A. hat) (Ruthless / UMe)
Lou Reed “The RCA / Arista Albums Collection” (RCA / Legacy)
Margo Smith “The Very Best of Margo Smith” (Varese Sarabande)
Amii Stewart “Amii Stewart” (1983 album; remastered) (Funky Town Grooves)
Conway Twitty “Best of Conway Twitty: The Complete Warner Bros./Elektra Chart Singles” (Varese Sarabande)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call House” (three CDs, 66 songs; Track list) (U.K. – NOW!)
Various artists “Our Generation: 75 Mod Classics – A Way of Life” (three-CDs, 75-song collection of U.S. soul, British ’60s bands and Mod revival groups; curated by DJ and Acid Jazz Records founder Eddie Piller; Track list; See here) (U.K. – UMTV)
Various artists “20 Years of Being Skint” (three-CD anniversary collection; See here) (Skint)
Paul Weston “The Paul Weston Collection 1935-61” (four CDs, 103 songs; Read here) (Acrobat)
Link Wray “3-Track Shack” (two-CD, 33-song compilation of early 1970s recordings, all done at his brother’s Shack Three Track in Accokeek, Md.; Hear here; Read here) (U.K. – Ace)

More Releases for Aug. 28, 2015

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Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Bobby Bare “The Mercury Years, Volume 3” (21 tracks) (Key Brothers Entertainment)
Peter Brown “Snap (Expanded Edition)” (1984 album; with six bonus tracks) (Legacy)
Timothy Leary, Ph.D. “Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out” (1967 soundtrack to the documentary film of the same name; Hear here) (ESP-Disk)
Henry Mancini “The Big Latin Band of Henry Mancini” (1968 album), “The Mancini Generation” (1972 album), “The Cop Show Themes” (1974 album), “Hangin’ Out with Henry Mancini” (1974 album), “Just You and Me Together Love” (1977 album, with poems by John Laws), “Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (1978 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Van Morrison “Blowin’ Your Mind!” (1967 album), “Saint Dominic’s Preview” (1972 album), “Hard Nose the Highway” (1973 album), “It’s Too Late to Stop Now” (1974 album), “Veedon Fleece” (1974 album), “A Period of Transition” (1977 album), “Wavelength” (1978 album), “Live at the Grand Opera House Belfast” (1984 album), “A Sense of Wonder” (1985 album), “No Guru, no Method, no Teacher” (1986 album), “Poetic Champions Compose” (1987 album), “Irish Heartbeat” (1988 album, with The Chieftains), “Avalon Sunset” (1989 album), “Enlightenment” (1990 album), “Hymns to the Silence” (1991 album), “Too Long in Exile” (1993 album), “A Night in San Francisco” (1994 album), “Days Like This” (1995 album), “How Long Has This Been Going On” (1996 album, with Georgie Fame & Friends), “Tell Me Something: The Songs of Mose Allison” (1996 album, with Georgie Fame, Mose Allison and Ben Sidran), “The Healing Game” (1997 album), “The Philosopher’s Stone” (1998 album), “The Skiffle Sessions: Live In Belfast” (1998 album, with Lonnie Donegan and Chris Barber), “Back On Top” (1999 album), “Down the Road” (2002 album), “What’s Wrong With This Picture?” (2003 album), “Magic Time” (2005 album), “Pay the Devil” (2006 album), “Keep It Simple” (2008 album), “Astral Weeks: Live at the Hollywood Bowl” (2009 album) (Exile Productions, Ltd. / Legacy)
Martha Reeves “The Rest of My Life (Expanded Edition)” (1976 album; with seven bonus tracks) (Arista / Legacy)

More Digital Releases for Aug. 28, 2015

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist/cast: Title: Label/studio:
Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yuen, et al “The Walking Dead: The Complete Fifth Season [DVD]” (five discs; Vinyl) (Anchor Bay, Aug. 25)
Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, et al “Aloha [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray) (Sony Pictures)
Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski, et al “The Good Wife: The Sixth Season [DVD]” (six discs) (Paramount)
Lawrence Monoson, Steve Antin, Joe Rubbo “The Last American Virgin [DVD]” (1982 film; contains a compendium of 1980s radio hits; Blu-ray) (Olive Films)
Nirvana “Nirvana [Blu-Ray Pure Audio]” (2002 compilation; Vinyl) (Geffen / UMe)
George Strait “George Strait – The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T Stadium [DVD]” (Strait’s final concert on June 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas; guests: Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, etc.) (Eagle Vision)
Gino Vannelli “Live in LA [Blu-Ray]” (See here) (SoNo Recording Group)
Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, et al “The World According to Garp [Blu-Ray]” (1982 film) (Warner Archive Collection, Aug. 25)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for Aug. 25, 2015

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Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Ray Davies “Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story” (Paperback) (Sterling)
The Doors “Love Becomes a Funeral Pyre: A Biography of The Doors” (Hardcover; author: Mick Wall) (Chicago Review Press)
Tom Hingley “Carpet Burns: My Life with Inspiral Carpets” (Paperback) (Route Publishing)
Nilsson “Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter” (Paperback; author: Alyn Shipton) (Oxford University Press)
Stephen Pollard “Falling Off a Clef: The Lives and Bizarre Deaths of the Great Composers” (Hardcover) (Robson Press)
Chris Salewicz “Dead Gods: The 27 Club” (Paperback) (Quercus Publishing)
Anne Smith “Good News: Innovators and Originators of Gospel Music” (Paperback) (Tate Publishing)
Darryl Swann “Essential Guide to Songwriting, Producing & Recording” (Paperback) (Hal Leonard)
U2 “U2 Experience” (Paperback; author: Brian Boyd) (Carlton Books)

More Book Releases for the Week of Aug. 28, 2015

Cool Stuff

Manufacturer: Product: Release Date:
Electronic Arts “Madden NFL” (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360) (Aug. 25)
Zivix “jamstik+ Portable SmartGuitar” (with Interactive Guitar Lesson Apps for iOS and Mac; real strings and Bluetooth connectivity) (Sept. 3)

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Next week: Sept. 4, 2015

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