New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

American Young (country duo)“AY” (producer: Paul Worley; Hear here)(Curb)
Arkells (Canadian rock quintet)“Morning Report” (producers: Joe Chiccarelli, Tony Hoffer, Gus van Go; first single: “Private School”; Hear here; MP3) (Last Gang / eOne Music)
Blackfoot (all-new lineup)“Southern Native” (includes a cover of CSNY’s “Ohio”; producer: Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist and Blackfoot founder Rickey Medlocke; Hear here; MP3) (Loud & Proud)
Blossoms (English indie-pop band)“Blossoms” (producer: The Coral’s James Skelly; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Virgin)
Blue Pills (Swedish rock quartet)“Lady in Gold” (producer: Don Alsterberg; first single: “High Class Woman”; See here; MP3) (Nuclear Blast)
Haley Bonar (Twin Cities-based singer-songwriter)“Impossible Dream” (first single: “I Can Change”; Hear here; MP3) (GNDwire / Thirty Tigers)
The Cadillac Three“Bury Me In My Boots” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Big Machine)
Carnifex“Slow Death” (producers: Carnifex, Mick Kenney; See here; MP3) (Nuclear Blast)
Jekalyn Carr“The Life Project” (guests: Stephen Brown, Gmbscm Youth Choir, Nariah Smith; Hear here; MP3) (Lunjeal Music Group / eOne Music)
Cheena (NYC rock quintet)“Spend the Night With…” (first single: “Car”; Hear here; MP3)(Sacred Bones)
Chinx“Legends Never Die” (the second posthumous release from hip-hop artist, who was murdered in May 2015; first single: “For the Love”; Hear here) (eOne Music)
Nels Cline (Wilco guitarist)“Lovers” (arranged and orchestra conducted by Michael Leonhart; producer: David Breskin; first single: “Beautiful Love”; Hear here; MP3) (Blue Note)
The Dead Daisies (rock supergroup featuring former members of Mötley Crüe, Whitesnake, etc.)“Make Some Noise” (10 originals and covers of The Who’s “Join Together” and CCR’s “Fortunate Son”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Spitfire Music)
Kat Deluna“Loading” (first single: “What a Night,” feat. Jeremih; See here; MP3) (eOne Music)
Dinosaur Jr.“Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Jagjaguwar)
DJ Snake (French producer)“Encore” (guests: Justin Bieber, Skrillex, Swizz Beatz, Travi$ Scott, Mr Hudson, Young Thug, etc.; See here; MP3) (DJ Snake Music / Interscope)
Health&Beauty“No Scare” (guest: Aaron Swartz; first single: “Wartime”; Hear here; MP3)(Wichita Recordings)
Islander“Power Under Control” (producer: Cameron Webb; guest: Bad Brains frontman HR; first single: “Darkness”; Hear here; MP3) (Victory)
Jackyl“ROWYCO” (new single: “Rally”; Hear here; MP3) (Mighty Loud)
Jeremy & The Harlequins“Into the Night” (first single: “Into the Night”; Hear here; MP3)(Yep Roc)
Cody Johnson“Gotta Be Me” (producer: Trent Willmon; guests: Carl and Sheila Johnson; first single: “With You I Am”; Hear here) (COJO Music)
The Lacs & Hard Target Present Racket County“Welcome to Dodge City” (Hear here; MP3)(Barn Burner / Average Joes Entertainment)
Chris Lane“Girl Problems” (producer: Joey Moi; new single: “Let Me Love You”; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Big Loud)
Andrew Leahey & The Homestead“Skyline in Central Time” (producer: Wilco’s Ken Coomer; See here; MP3) (Skyline Music)
Kieko Matsui“Journey to the Heart” (first single: “Moving On”; Hear here; MP3) (Shanachie)
Neal McCoy“You Don’t Know Me” (producer: Steve Tyrell; See here; MP3) (New Design / DMI Soundtracks)
Moke (Dutch indie-rock band)“The Time Has Come” (producer: Joeri Saal; See here; MP3) (PIAS America)
Moose Blood (Canterbury, U.K., quartet)“Blush” (producer: Beau Burchell of Saosin; first single: “Honey”; See here; MP3)(Hopeless)
The Neal Morse Band“Alive Again” (two-CD, one-DVD set capturing their March 2015 performance in the Netherlands; Blu-ray) (Metal Blade)
My Iron Lung“Learn to Leave” (first single: “The Same House”; Hear here; MP3)(Pure Noise)
O.A.R.“XX” (career-spanning collection of their biggest hits and live shows plus new studio material; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Vanguard)
O’Connor Band with Mark O’Connor“Coming Home” (producer: Gregg Field; Hear here; MP3) (Rounder)
Russian Circles (Chicago instrumental rock outfit)“Guidance” (producer: Kurt Ballou; Hear here; MP3) (Sargent House)
Skillet“Unleashed” (producers: Brian Howes, Kevin Churko, Neal Avron, Seth Mosley; first single: “Feel Invincible”; Hear here; MP3) (Atlantic)
Slim Thug“Hogg Life Vol. 4: American King” (guests: Boosie Badazz, XO, Nikki Lactson; Hear here; MP3) (Hogg Life)
Angie Stone“Covered in Soul” (covers of “These Eyes,” “Smiling Faces Sometimes,” “In the Air Tonight,” “It’s Too Late,” etc., plus new versions of her hits “Wish I Didn’t Miss You,” “Baby” and “Brotha!”) (Goldenlane)
Tarja (Finnish vocalist Tarja Turunen)“The Shadow Self” (includes a cover of Muse’s “Supremacy”; producer: Turunen; guest: Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz; first single: “Innocence”; See here; MP3) (earMUSIC)
Jonah Tolchin“Thousand Mile Night” (recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio; See here; MP3) (Yep Roc)
Armin van Buuren“Oldskool (Mini Album)” (Hear here; MP3) (Armada Music Bundles)
Various artists“Bad Moms (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (MP3)(Sony Masterworks)
Various artists“Narcos Volume 1 (More Music From The Netflix Original Series)” (Hear here), “Narcos Volume 2 (More Music From The Netflix Original Series)”(Lakeshore)
Various artists“NOW That’s What I Call Music! 59” (16 hits, plus six bonus “NOW What’s Next!” tracks; MP3)(NOW / Legacy Recordings)
Various artists“Suicide Squad: The Album” (soundtrack to the superhero film; featuring tracks by Skrillex & Rick Ross, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons, Skylar Grey, twenty one pilots, Grimes, Creedence Clearwater Revival, War, Kehlani, Action Bronson & Dan Auerbach, etc.; the film, starring Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Will Smith, opens Aug. 5; See here; MP3) (Atlantic)
V² (twin 13-year-old virtuosos, guitarist/vocalist Vittorio and drummer/vocalist Vincenzo)“V²: The Beginning” (producer: Ron Nevison; Hear here; See here)(Audio Fidelity / RED)
Wild Beasts“Boy King” (first single: “Get My Bang”; See here; MP3) (Domino)
Wye Oak“Tween” (first single: “Watching the Waiting”; See here; MP3) (Merge)

More Releases for Aug. 5, 2016

New Releases (MP3s)

Wyatt Blair“Point of No Return” (second single: “In the Name of Love”; Hear here)(Burger / Lolipop)
The Brevet (Southern California-based band)“Embers” (five-song EP; first single: “Be Your Man”; See here)(The Brevet)
Corbu (NYC space-age pop band)“Crayon Soul” (producers: Corbu; mixed by Dave Fridmann; new single: “Better Better Off”; Hear here)(Big Picnic)
DJ Khaled“Major Key” (guests: Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Jay Z, Future, Betty Wright, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Travis Scott, Big Sean, Chris Brown, etc.; new single: “Holy Key”; Hear here; CD, out Aug. 12) (We the Best Music Group / Epic)
Delroy Edwards (L.A.-based producer)“Hangin’ At The Beach” (30 songs; first single: “Born Rebels”; Hear here)(L.A. Club Resource)
Elijah (Brooklyn-based artist)“How’s Annie” (four-song EP; second single: “Wild Child”; Hear here)(Old Flame)
Gypsy & The Cat (electro-pop duo)“Virtual Islands” (new single: “Life”; See here)(Alsatian)
Heaters (Grand Rapids, Mich., psych/garage rock band)“Baptistina” (first single: “Centennial”; Hear here)(Beyond Beyond is Beyond)
Izzy True (upstate New York emotive punk band)“Nope” (first single: “Total Body Erasure”; Hear here; Vinyl)(Don Giovanni)
Kllo (Melbourne duo)“Well Worn” (five-song EP; second single: “Walls to Build”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl)(Ghostly International)
Dario Marianelli“Kubo and the Two Strings (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (epic action-adventure film from the animation studio LAIKA hits theaters nationwide on Aug. 19; the soundtrack includes Regina Spektor’s cover of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”; See here)(Warner)
Noisia“Outer Edges” (the Dutch electronic music trio’s first album in six years; See here; Read here)(Vision Recordings)
Tom Odell“Wrong Crowd (East 1st Street Piano Tapes)” (ITNO / Columbia)
Prinze George (Maryland indie-pop trio)“Illiterate Synth Pop” (first single: “Freeze”; Hear here; See here)(Sounds Expensive LLC)
Sara Rachele & The Skintights“Motel Fire” (producer: Chris Unck; guest: wWaylon; Hear here)(Angrygal)
Jon Reynolds (of the Oklahoma-based band The Waymires)“Generation, Love EP” (four songs; producer: Josh Reynolds; Hear here)(Jon Reynolds)
Chelle Rose“Blue Ridge Blood” (producer: George Reiff; guest: Buddy Miller; new single: “Paintsville Table”; Hear here)(Lil’ Damsel)
Sir. O“Forever + a Day” (producer: Yogev Samina; first single: “Please Stop Talking”; Hear here)(MishMish, Aug. 8)
Mark Stoermer (The Killers bassist)“Dark Arts” (first single: “Spare the Ones That Weep”; See here)(St. August)
Storm the Sky (Melbourne rock group)“Sin Will Find You” (first single: “Lilac”; See here)(UNFD)

More Digital Releases for Aug. 5, 2016

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Gregory Abbott“Shake You Down” (1986 album; remastered, with a bonus 12-inch extended club mix of “Shake You Down”) (Friday Music)
The B-52’s“Live! 8.24.1979” (Real Gone Music)
Black Sabbath“Black Sabbath” (1970 album; remastered; Vinyl), “Paranoid” (1970 album; remastered; Vinyl), “Master of Reality” (1971 album; remastered; Vinyl), “Vol. 4” (1972 album; remastered; Vinyl), “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” (1973 album; remastered; Vinyl), “Sabotage” (1975 album; remastered; Vinyl), “Technical Ecstasy” (1976 album; remastered; Vinyl), “Never Say Die!” (1978 album; remastered; Vinyl) (Rhino / Warner)
Eric Burdon & The Animals“Every One of Us” (1968 album; remastered) (U.K. – UMC)
Canned Heat“Internal Combustion” (1994 album; remastered) (Friday Music)
Judy Collins“In My Life / Wildflowers / Whales & Nightingales” (1966, 1967 and 1970 albums; remastered) (U.K. – BGO)
Ry Cooder & David Lindley“If Walls Could Talk: Live on Air 1979” (Laser Media)
Paul Davis“Singer of Songs – Teller of Tales” (1978 album; remastered), “Paul Davis” (1980 album; remastered), “Cool Night” (1982 album; remastered) (Japan – SMJ)
Diamond Rio“The Definitive Hits Collection” (two CDs, 40 songs) (Real Gone Music)
Fanny“Mother’s Pride (Expanded Edition)” (1973 album, produced by Todd Rundgren; remastered, with bonus tracks) (Real Gone Music)
Dan Fogelberg“Exiles” (1987 album; remastered) (Friday Music)
Gov’t Mule“The Tel-Star Sessions” (Vinyl; MP3) (Evil Teen)
GQ“Standing Ovation: The Story of GQ and the Rhythm Makers (1974-1982)” (two CDs; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red)
Heart“Little Queen [Vinyl]” (1977 album; 180-gram audiophile translucent gold vinyl, gatefold cover) (Friday Music)
Al Jarreau“High Crime” (1984 album; remastered) (Friday Music)
Little Richard“The Rill Thing / The King of Rock & Roll / The Second Coming” (1970, 1971 and 1972 albums; remastered) (U.K. – BGO)
Little River Band“Little River Band [Vinyl]” (1975 debut album, featuring “It’s a Long Way There”) (U.K. – Music on Vinyl)
Barry Manilow“Even Now” (1978 album; remastered), “Barry” (1980 album; remastered) (Japan – SMJ)
Mitch Miller“The Definitive Collection” (two CDs, 38 songs) (Real Gone Music)
The New Christy Minstrels“Ramblin’ Featuring Green, Green (Expanded Edition)” (1963 album; remastered, with bonus tracks) (Real Gone Music)
Wilson Pickett“Land of 1000 Dances: The Complete Atlantic Singles Vol. 1” (22 songs) (Real Gone Music)
Elvis Presley“Way Down in the Jungle Room” (two-CD, 33-song collection of The King’s final studio recordings from February and October 1976; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (RCA / Legacy)
Quicksilver Messenger Service“Live Across America 1967-1977” (five-CD box set; MP3) (Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
Carly Simon“Hotcakes [Hybrid SACD]” (1974 album; remastered) (Mobile Fidelity)
Various artists“Celestial Blues: Cosmic, Political and Spiritual Jazz 1970 to 1974” (Hear/read here; Vinyl)(U.K. – BGP / Ace)
Various artists“I’m a Freak Baby … A Journey Through British Heavy Psych and Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-72” (three CDs, 48 songs, with a 36-page booklet; Read here)(U.K. – Cherry Red)
Various artists“NOW That’s What I Call Party Anthems 3” (18 songs; MP3)(Legacy Recordings)
Various artists“Rhythm ‘n’ Bluesin’ By the Bayou: Nights of Sin, Dirty Deals and Love Sick Souls” (28 songs; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Ace)
Various artists“111 The Violin – Legendary Recordings” (42-CD box set)(Deutsche Grammophon)

More Releases for Aug. 5, 2016

Reissues (MP3s)

Eddie Albert“The Eddie Albert Album” (1966 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Doris Day“You’re My Thrill” (1949 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
José Feliciano“Fantastic Feliciano” (1966 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Alan Jackson“Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story” (59-song compilation) (Arista Nashville / Legacy)
Waylon Jennings“Nashville Rebel” (1966 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Tony Lucca“Tony Lucca – Sessions Volume 2: Muscle Shoals” (three songs recorded 10 years ago, including a cover of “Still Crazy After All These Years”; Hear here) (Rock Ridge Music)
Orleans“Forever” (1979 album), “Orleans” (1980 album), “One of a Kind” (1982 album), “Analog Men” (1994 album) (Sunset Blvd.)

More Digital Releases for Aug. 5, 2016

DVD / Blu-ray

Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan, et al“NCIS: New Orleans: The Second Season [DVD]” (six discs)(Paramount)
Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, et al“McCabe & Mrs. Miller (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]” (1971 film, directed by Robert Altman; Read here; Blu-ray)(Criterion Collection)
Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, et al“Supergirl: The Complete First Season [DVD]” (five discs; Blu-ray)(Warner Home Video)
Raymond Burr“Perry Mason: The Complete Movie Collection [DVD]” (15-disc box set)(Paramount)
Cleveland Cavaliers“2015-16 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Champions [DVD + Blu-ray]” (NBA Entertainment)
James Franco, Sarah Gadon, Cherry Jones, et al“11.22.63 [DVD]” (2016 film, from Stephen King and J.J. Abrams; Blu-ray)(Warner Home Video)
Marcia Gay Harden, Luis Guzman, et al“Code Black: Season 1 [DVD]” (five discs)(Paramount)
Various artists“The Beatles and World War II [DVD]” (an updated, retitled version of the 1976 film “All This and World War II,” featuring covers of Beatles songs by Elton John, Tina Turner, Frankie Valli and The 4 Seasons, Bee Gees, Bryan Ferry, Rod Stewart, David Essex, Leo Sayer, Keith Moon, Helen Reddy, Jeff Lynne, etc., with new WWII footage; Read here)(Gonzo Multimedia)

More Upcoming DVD / Blu-ray Releases

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher:
David Bowie“The Age of Bowie: How David Bowie Made a World of Difference” (Hardcover; author: Paul Morley; Kindle) (Gallery Books)
The Doors“Jim Morrison and the Doors – Ride the Snake: 50 Years of Classic Writing” (Paperback; editor: Jerry Hopkins) (Plexus Publishing)
Chrissie Hynde“Reckless: My Life as a Pretender” (Paperback; Kindle; Free Preview) (Anchor)
John Lennon“John Lennon vs. The U.S.A.: The Inside Story of the Most Bitterly Contested and Influential Deportation Case in United States History” (Hardcover; author: Leon Wildes) (American Bar Association)
Legs McNeil / Gillian McCain“Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk” (Paperback; Kindle; Free Preview)(Grove Press)
James Andrew Miller“Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Custom House)
Manic Street Preachers“Assassinated Beauty: Photographs of the Manic Street Preachers” (Hardcover; photos: Kevin Cummins, the NME’s chief photographer for more than a decade) (Faber & Faber)
Elvis Presley“Good Rockin’ Tonight: Twenty Years on the Road and on the Town with Elvis” (Paperback; author: former Presley road manager Joe Esposito; co-author: Elena Oumano) (Simon & Schuster)

More Book Releases

Cool Stuff

Manufacturer:Product:Release Date:
Numark“Numark Party Mix Starter DJ Controller” (with Sound Card, Light Show and Virtual DJ LE Software) (Aug. 7)

More Cool Stuff

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