New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Adept (Swedish metalcore quintet) “Sleepless” (first single: “Dark Clouds”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Napalm)
Meredith Andrews “Deeper” (producer: Jacob Sooter; first single: “Soar”; Hear here; Deluxe Edition, with three extra tracks; MP3; iTunes) (Word Worship)
Animal Collective “Painting With” (first single: “FloriDada”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Domino)
BJ the Chicago Kid “In My Mind” (guests: Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper, Big K.R.I.T., Eric Ingram, Isabella, Buddy; Hear here; MP3) (Motown)
Byrne and Kelly (Celtic Thunder’s Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly) “Echoes” (Hear here; MP3) (Byrne and Kelly)
The Cave Singers “Banshee” (producer: Randall Dunn; first single: “That’s Why”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (The Cave Singers)
Delain (Dutch symphonic metal band) “Lunar Prelude” (first single: “Suckerpunch”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Napalm)
Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, Danielle Brooks, et al “The Color Purple (New Broadway Cast Recording)” (Hear/read here) (Broadway)
Factory Brains (Stockholm-based rock trio) “Hard Labor” (producer: Chips Kiesby; first single: “Modern Day”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Wild Kingdom)
Jack Garratt (British singer, multi-instrumentalist) “Phase” (new single: “Worry”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Interscope)
Golden Daze (L.A. psych-pop duo) “Golden Daze” (first single: “Low”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Autumn Tone)
Inglorious (British rock quintet) “Inglorious” (first single: “Until I Die”; Hear here; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Frontiers)
Jordan Klassen (Vancouver musician) “Javelin” (producer: Klassen; first single: “Baby Moses”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Nevado Music)
Lake Street Dive “Side Pony” (producer: Dave Cobb; first single: “Call Off Your Dogs”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Nonesuch)
Last in Line “Heavy Crown” (former Dio bandmates Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain and Vivian Campbell with vocalist Andrew Freeman; Bain died Jan. 23 of lung cancer; producer: Jeff Pilson; first single: “Call Off Your Dogs”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Frontiers)
LNZNDRF (featuring members of The National and Beirut) “LNZNDRF” (Hear here; iTunes) (4AD)
Lushlife (Philadelphia rapper-producer) “Ritualize” (guest: Ariel Pink, Killer Mike, Marissa Nadler, RJD2, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; iTunes) (Western Vinyl)
Monster Truck “Sittin’ Heavy” (producer: Eric Ratz; second single: “The Enforcer”; Hear here; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Dine Alone Music)
Michael Nau “Mowing” (first single: “Winter Beat”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Suicide Squeeze)
Rachel Portman (Academy Award winner) “Race (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (sports drama opens in theaters Feb. 19; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Back Lot Music)
Ra Ra Riot “Need Your Light” (producer: Dennis Herring; guest: Vampire Weekend’s Rostam; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Barsuk)
Johnny Rawls “Tiger in a Cage” (producer: Jim Gaines; guests: Jon Olazabal, the Iveys; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Catfood)
Brian Regan “Live From Radio City Music Hall” (MP3) (Comedy Central)
Carrie Rodriguez “Lola” (producer: Lee Townsend; guests: Bill Frisell, Viktor Krauss, Luke Jacobs, David Pulkingham, Brannen Temple, Raul Malo, Gina Chavez, Max Baca; first single: “Z”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Luz / Thirty Tigers)
The Shivas “Better Off Dead” (first single: “Gun In My Pocket [Revisited]”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (K)
Simple Plan “Taking One for the Team” (their first album since 2011; producer: Brian Howes; first single: “I Don’t Wanna Go To Bed,” feat. Nelly; Hear here; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Atlantic)
Sister Hazel “Lighter in the Dark” (their ninth album, and first in five years, is country-flavored; producer: Chip Matthews; guests: Darius Rucker, Jillian Jacqueline; Hear here; MP3) (Croakin’ Poet / Average Joes Entertainment)
Somos “First Day Back” (producer: Jay Maas; first single: “Alright, I’ll Wait”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Hopeless)
Rick Springfield “Rocket Science” (new single: “Let Me In”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Frontiers)
Mavis Staples “Livin’ On a High Note” (Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
TEEN “Love Yes” (producer: Daniel Schlett; first single: “All About Us”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Carpark)
Doug Tuttle (ex-MMOSS) “It Calls On Me” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Trouble In Mind)
Vandaveer “The Wild Mercury” (producer: Duane Lundy; first single: “But Enough On That For Now”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (WhiteSpace / MRI)
Wild Nothing “Life of Pause” (producers: Thom Monahan, John Ericsson; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Captured Tracks)
Marlon Williams (New Zealand singer-songwriter) “Marlon Williams” (first single: “Hello Miss Lonesome”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Dead Oceans)
Wolfmother “Victorious” (producer: Brendan O’Brien; first single: “That’s Why”; Hear here; Read here; MP3; iTunes) (Universal)
Yo Gotti “The Art of Hustle” (guests: Nicki Minaj, Timbaland, Future, Lil Wayne, E-40, 2 Chainz, Pusha T, K. Michelle; first single: “Down in the DM”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition; iTunes) (Epic / CMG)

More Releases for Feb. 19, 2016

New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Assassin a.k.a. Agent Sasco “The Theory of Reggaetivity” (the Jamaican vocalist’s first full-length studio album in nearly 10 years; producers: Niko Browne, Diggy British, The Drum Keyz, Theo Butler, Sting International, MLMG, Sound Cheq, Silly Walks, etc.; first single: “Mix Up”; Hear here; See here) (Sound Age Entertainment)
Matthew Bryan Beck “Nothing Can Hold Forever” (Hear here) (Arlington, Feb. 23)
Blair Clark “Ring a Bell” (producer: Ken Keopler; first single: “Low Rodeo”) (Blair Clark)
The Golden Duck Orchestra “The Golden Duck Orchestra” (six-song EP; first single: “On Sale”; See here) (The Golden Duck Orchestra, Feb. 23)
Ipek Gorgun (electronic music composer) “Aphelion” (Hear here) (Ipek Gorgun)
Hythum “Schematics” (producer: Chip Reardin; first single: “Dawn”; Hear here) (Hythum)
Nikki Lerner “The Things We Never Say” (producers: Lerner, Kevin 131 Gutierrez; guests: guitarists Mark Lettieri and Bob Lanzetti; first single: “Can We Start Over”; Hear here) (Nikki Lerner Music)
Lil Lamin Cuz “till death do us part” (five-song EP; producers: $quad Money Gang; first single: “Neva doubt it”; Hear here) ($quad Money Gang Entertainment, Feb. 18)
Kedr Livanskiy (Russian electronic artist) “January Sun” (first single: “Razrushitelniy Krug [Destructive Cycle]”; Hear here) (2MR)
Sam Riggs (Texas-based country singer) “Breathless” (producers: Riggs, Erik Herbst; first single: “The Lucky Ones”; Hear here; See here; Read here) (Deep Creek)
Scraper “Misery” (producer: Chris Woodhouse; Hear here) (Slovenly Recordings)
Shotgun Wedding (NYC band includes two longtime and current Billy Joel band members) “South of Somewhere” (Hear here; See here) (Swag)
Solskala (U.K.-based band fusing Western music with Afro-Latin and world beats) “LA-LA-LA” (producer: Martyn Thompson; first single: “Cruzados”; Hear here) (Solskala)
Useless Eaters “Temporary Mutilation” (five-song EP; producer: Kelley Stoltz; Hear here) (Slovenly Recordings)
We Are Temporary (Brooklyn electronic artist Mark Roberts) “Crossing Over” (first single: “You Can Now Let Go”; Hear here; See here) (Stars & Letters)

More Digital Releases for Feb. 19, 2016

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Ken Boothe “Everything I Own: The Lloyd Charmers Sessions 1971-1976” (two CDs, 47 songs; Track list) (Trojan)
Dutoit / Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal “The Montreal Years” (35-CD box set) (Decca)
Yvonne Elliman “Night Flight / Yvonne” (1977, 1979 albums on one CD, featuring her U.S. No. 1 “If I Can’t Have You”; remastered from original tapes by James Bragg, with three bonus tracks; See here; Read here) (SoulMusic / Caroline)
External Menace “The Process of Elimination” (2004 album; MP3) (Westworld Recordings)
Fun Lovin’ Criminals “Come Find Yourself (20th Anniversary Expanded Edition)” (1996 album; remastered, with alternate versions, instrumentals and other rarities; Read here; Box set) (Edsel / Demon Music Group)
Stan Getz & João Gilberto “Getz/Gilberto ’76” (1976 album; remastered; Vinyl) (Resonance)
John Holt “1000 Volts of Holt” (1973 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks) (Trojan)
Infa Riot “The Best Of” (20-song compilation; Track list) (Westworld Recordings)
Billy Joel “Greatest Hits Volume III [Vinyl]” (1997 compilation; 180-gram audiophile translucent gold vinyl, gatefold cover) (Friday Music)
Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra “All My Yesterdays: The Debut 1966 Village Vanguard Recordings” (two CDs, 17 songs; MP3) (Resonance)
Gordon Lightfoot “If You Could Read My Mind [Vinyl]” (1970 album; 180-gram audiophile vinyl, gatefold cover) (Friday Music)
Dean Martin “The Platinum Collection” (three CDs, 60 songs; Read here) (Not Now Music)
Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, Jack DeJohnette “Live: Montreal ’89” (Hi Hat)
Buck Owens “Buck ‘Em! The Music of Buck Owens, Volumes One & Two” (four-CD box set) (Omnivore Recordings)
Augustus Pablo “Original Rockers” (23-song compilation from 1979; remastered; Hear here) (Greensleeves / VP)
Charley Pride “Did You Think To Pray / A Sunshiny Day With Charley Pride / Sweet Country / Songs of Love by Charley Pride” (1971, 1972 and 1973 albums on two CDs; remastered; Hear here) (U.K. – BGO)
Ruts “Babylon’s Burning” (31-song set features the “In a Can” compilation and the 1987 album “Live & Loud”; Track list) (Westworld Recordings)
Various artists “Hard To Find Jukebox Classics 1960-64: 30 Amazing Stereo Hits” (18 of the songs make their stereo debut; featuring The Ronettes, The Kinks, The 4 Seasons, Sam Cooke, Jackie DeShannon, etc.; Hear/read here) (Hit Parade)
Various artists “Philips Classics – The Stereo Years” (50-CD box set) (Decca)
Various artists “Three Decades of Classic Novelty Hits” (28 songs; Hear/read here) (Complete 60s)
Jerry Wallace “The Complete Original Hits 1954-1964” (25 songs; Hear/read here) (Hit Parade)
Tammy Wynette “Bedtime Story / My Man” (1972 albums on one CD; remastered; Read here) (U.K. – Morello / Cherry Red)

More Releases for Feb. 19, 2016

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
King Prawn “Got the Thirst” (2003 album) (Westworld Recordings)

More Digital Releases for Feb. 19, 2016

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio:
“The Brady Bunch” cast, Larry Storch, et al “The Brady Kids: The Complete Animated Series [DVD]” (three discs; aired 1972-73 on ABC; a spin-off of the cartoon was “Mission: Magic!,” starring Rick Springfield; See here) (Paramount)
Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Coogan, et al “The Kid (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]” (1921 film; Read here) (Criterion Collection)
Lena Dunham, Adam Driver, Allison Williams, et al “Girls: The Complete Fourth Season [DVD]” (two discs) (HBO Studios)
Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, et al “Steve Jobs [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Universal Studios)
Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, et al “The Andy Griffith Show: The Complete Series [DVD]” (39-disc box set) (Paramount)
Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick, et al “Sabrina the Teenage Witch: The Complete Series [DVD]” (24-disc box set) (Paramount)
Robert Taylor, Jon Chardiet, Guy Davis, et al “Beat Street [DVD]” (1984 hip-hop musical drama; Blu-ray; Soundtrack Album; See here) (Olive Films)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Lita Ford “Living Like a Runaway: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Dey Street Books)
Led Zeppelin “Everything I Need to Know I Learned From Led Zeppelin: Classic Rock Wisdom from the Greatest Band of All Time” (Hardcover; author: Benjamin Darling) (The Enthusiast)
Jon Lydon “Anger Is an Energy: My Life Uncensored” (Paperback) (Dey Street Books)
Mezz Mezzrow and Bernard Wolfe “Really the Blues” (Paperback; introduction by Ben Ratliff) (NYRB Classics)
Ola Belle Reed “Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line” (Hardcover + double CD; authors: Henry Glassie, Clifford R. Murphy, Douglas Dowling Peach) (Dust-to-Digital)

More Book Releases

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