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New Releases: Aug. 5, 2016

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
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)

Artist: Title: Label:
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)

Artist: Title: Label:
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)

Artist: Title: Label:
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

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio:
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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