New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Adelitas Way “Getaway” (producer: Johnny K; first single: “Bad Reputation”; Hear here; MP3) (007 / The Fuel Music)
Dave Adkins “Dave Adkins” (first single: “Change Her Mind”; Hear here; MP3) (Mountain Fever)
Matt Andersen (New Brunswick soul/bluesman) “Honest Man” (producer: Commissioner Gordon; first single: “Let’s Get Back”; Hear here; MP3) (True North)
Anthrax (new guitarist: Jonathan Donais) “For All Kings” (first single: “Evil Twin”; Hear here; MP3) (Megaforce)
Anvil “Anvil Is Anvil” (producer: Martin “Mattes” Pfeiffer; Hear here; Vinyl) (Steamhammer / SPV)
Bombus “Repeat Until Death” (Hear here; MP3) (Century Media)
Paul Burch “Meridian Rising” (based loosely on the life story of Jimmie Rodgers; guests: Billy Bragg, Garry Tallent, Tim O’Brien, Fats Kaplin, Jon Langford, William Tyler, Chloe Feoranzo, and members of the Nashville Symphony; Hear here; MP3) (Plowboy)
Toronzo Cannon “The Chicago Way” (producers: Cannon, Alligator president Bruce Iglauer; Hear here; MP3) (Alligator)
Bill Carter (Austin-based singer-songwriter) “Innocent Victims & Evil Companions” (producer: Carter; guests: Charlie Sexton, Denny Freeman, John Mills, etc.; Hear/read here; MP3) (Forty Below)
Celtic Thunder “Legacy, Volume One” (recorded and filmed at Ontario’s Casino Rama in March 2015; See here; MP3; DVD; Blu-ray) (Legacy Recordings)
Brian Cullman “The Opposite of Time” (producers: Cullman, Jimi Zhivago; guests: Jenni Muldaur, Aaron Johnston and Didi Gutman from the Brazilian Girls, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Sunnyside Communications)
Alex Cumfe “Jetzt” (first single: “I foi”; Hear here; MP3) (International Bohemia)
DMA’S “Hills End” (mixed by Mark “Spike” Stent; Hear here; MP3) (Mom+Pop Music)
The Dunwells “Light Up the Sky” (first single: “Evil Twin”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Concord)
8 Ball Aitken (Australian-born, Austin-based singer-guitarist) “8 Ball Aitken” (first single: “She’s Going To Mexico, I’m Going To Jail”; Hear here; MP3) (indieExtreme / Red Rocker)
Peter Frampton “Acoustic Classics” (acoustic versions of his hits; MP3) (Phenix Phonograph)
Greenleaf (Swedish retro-stoner group) “Rise Above the Meadow” (Hear here; MP3) (Napalm)
Lily & Madeleine “Keep It Together” (producer: Paul Mahern; first single: “Hourglass”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (New West)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made” (guests: Ed Sheeran, Leon Bridges, Idris Elba, Jamila Woods, Kool Moe Dee, Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, Eric Nally, etc.; first single: “Downtown”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Macklemore)
Magic Wands “Jupiter” (producers: Magic Wands; first single: “Lazer Bitch”; Hear here; Translucent purple vinyl; MP3) (Cleopatra)
Magnum (U.K. rockers) “Sacred Blood ‘Divine’ Lies” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (SPV / Steamhammer)
Brian McKnight “Better.” (guests: Kimie Miner, Glasses Malone, Sixx John; Hear here; MP3) (Brian McKnight Music / Kobalt)
MOTHXR (alt-rock quartet from Brooklyn, led by actor/artist Penn Badgley) “Centerfold” (first single: “Touch”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Washington Square / Razor & Tie)
Mount Moriah “How to Dance” (first single: “Calvander”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Merge)
Willie Nelson “Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin” (producers: Buddy Cannon, Matt Rollings; guests: Cyndi Lauper, Sheryl Crow; first single: “Summertime”; Hear here; MP3) (Legacy Recordings)
Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire’s violinist) “The Ridge” (guests: Owen Pallett, Arcade Fire’s Jeremy Gara; first single: “The Ridge”; Hear here; MP3) (Paper Bag)
New Move (pop quintet led by Jesse Bettis) “New Move” (producers: Bettis, drummer Jeff Bond; first single: “Take What You Can Get”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Bug Hunt)
The 1975 “I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it” (first single: “Love Me”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Dirty Hit / Interscope)
Bonnie Raitt “Dig In Deep” (her 20th album; producer: Raitt; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Redwing)
Redemption “The Art of Loss” (includes a cover of The Who’s “Love Reign o’er Me”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Metal Blade)
Victoria Reed (alt-rock/folk singer is the daughter of Bob Seger’s longtime saxophonist Alto Reed) “Chariot” (first single: “Nothing to Lose”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (MRI)
Emitt Rhodes “Rainbow Ends” (his first album since 1973; guests: Aimee Mann, Jon Brion, Susanna Hoffs, Nels Cline, Pat Sansone, Chris Price, Roger Joseph Manning Jr., Jason Falkner, Rooney guitarist Taylor Locke, New Pornographers drummer Joe Seiders; first single: “Dog on a Chain”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl, with download card) (Omnivore Recordings)
Logan Richardson (saxophonist-composer) “Shift” (guests: Pat Metheny, Jason Moran, Harish Raghavan, Nasheet Waits; first single: “Mind Free”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Blue Note)
The Rocket Summer “Zoetic” (first single: “Same Air”; Hear here; MP3) (Aviate)
Royal Republic (Swedish garage rock band) “Weekend Man” (producers: Christian Neander, Michael Tibes; first single: “When I See You Dance With Another”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Spinefarm)
Run River North “Drinking from a Salt Pond” (producer: Lars Stalfors; first single: “Run or Hide”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl, with download card; MP3) (Nettwerk)
Santigold “99¢” (collaborators: Patrik Berger, Rostam Batmanglij, Hit Boy, Justin Raisen, ILOVEMAKONNEN, Sam Dew, John Hill, Dave Sitek, Doc McKinney; first single: “Can’t Get Enough of Myself”; Hear here; MP3) (Atlantic)
School of Seven Bells “SVIIB” (fourth and final studio album; producers: the late Benjamin Curtis, Justin Meldal-Johnsen; mixed by Tony Hoffer; Hear here; MP3) (Vagrant)
Jake Shimabukuro “Live In Japan” (two discs; MP3) (eOne Music)
Steel Panther (L.A. glam-metal band) “Live from Lexxi’s mom’s garage” (CD/DVD combo; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Open E Music)
Supersonic Blues Machine (Fabrizio Grossi, Lance Lopez and Kenny Aronoff) “West of Flushing, South of Frisco” (producers: Grossi, Serge Simic; guests: Billy F. Gibbons, Walter Trout, Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Eric Gales, Chris Duarte; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Provogue / Mascot Label Group)
Tweet (aka Charlene Keys) “Charlene” (the R&B singer-songwriter’s first album in six years; producers: Craig Brockman, Nisan Stewart, John Jubu Smith, Charlie Bereal; Hear here; MP3) (eOne Music)
The Unguided (Swedish melodic-rock group) “Lust and Loathing” (Hear here; MP3) (Napalm)
Various artists “Amazing Grace (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (its final Broadway performance was on Oct. 25, 2015, at the Nederlander Theatre; the cast of the musical included Josh Young, Tom Hewitt, Erin Mackey, Chuck Cooper, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (DMI Soundtracks)
Various artists “George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison” (CD/Blu-ray combo; all-star charity concert, held Sept. 28, 2014, at the Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, featuring Brian Wilson, Norah Jones, the Killers, the Strokes, the Flaming Lips, Dhani Harrison, Ann Wilson, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Ben Harper, etc.; Hear here; See here; CD/DVD Combo; Vinyl; MP3) (Vagrant)
Various artists “God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson” (contributors: Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams, Rickie Lee Jones, Maria McKee, Cowboy Junkies, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi, etc.; Vinyl; MP3) (Alligator)
Voivod “Post Society” (five-song EP, including a cover of Hawkwind’s “Silver Machine”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Century Media)
Waco Brothers “Going Down In History” (the group’s first album of original material since 2005’s “Freedom & Weep”; first single: “Had Enough”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Bloodshot)
Wakey Wakey “Overreactivist” (first single: “Heartbroke”; Hear here; MP3) (The End)
Ricky Warwick (former frontman of The Almighty) “When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang the Blues) / Hearts on Trees” (double album; Hear here; MP3) (Nuclear Blast)
Gene Watson “Real.Country.Music.” (his 33rd studio album; Hear here) (Fourteen Carrot Mind)
Bob Woodruff “The Year We Tried To Kill the Pain” (the country singer-songwriter’s first album since 1997; Hear here; MP3) (Steel Derrick Music)
Nico Yaryan “What a Tease” (first single: “Just Tell Me”; Hear here; MP3) (Partisan)
Yuck (London-based garage-pop outfit) “Stranger Things” (new single: “Hearts in Motion”; Hear here; MP3) (Mame)

More Releases for Feb. 26, 2016

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Alina Bea (aka Alina Cutrono, formerly of the band Body Parts) “Live Undone” (five-song EP; first single: “Everything Is Right”; Hear here) (New Professor)
Birth of Joy (Dutch psychedelic rockers) “Get Well” (producer: Joris Wolff; Hear here; CD, out March 18) (Long Branch / SPV)
The Black Feathers (U.K. folk/Americana duo) “Soaked to the Bone” (Hear here; MP3) (Blue House Music)
Art Block (London alt-folk songwriter) “Borderline” (four-song EP; producer: Ben Walker; Hear here) (Art Block)
Caleb Caudle (Americana singer-songwriter) “Carolina Ghost” (producers: Caudle, Jon Ashley; new single: “Gotta Be”; Hear here; Vinyl) (This Is American Music)
Ferry Corsten “>hello >world” (guests: Ethan Thompson, Haris, Angelika Vee, Temperheart, Nat Dunn, Chris Jones; Hear here) (Flashover Recordings)
Feels (Helsinki-based indietronica band) “Butterflies EP” (free download of the track “Next Time”; Hear here) (Feels, March 1)
Charlie Hager “American Saga” (producer: Joseph Lekkas; guests: Benjamin Jason Douglas, Ryan Dishen, Jenny Anne Nooe; first single: “These Days”; Hear here) (Flour Sack Cape)
The Haymarket Squares “Light It Up” (producer: Bob Hoag; first single: “Let’s Start a Riot”; Hear here) (The Haymarket Squares)
Karma to Burn “Mountain Czar” (five-song EP; Hear here; CD, out March 18) (Rodeostar / SPV)
Mareeya (German musician) “Montreal Night Shifts (Live Sessions)” (six-song EP, recorded with musicians from Montreal at Oscar Peterson Concert Hall; Hear here; See here) (Mareeya / Spinnup, Feb. 27)
Tony Memmel (Nashville-based singer-songwriter) “We’ll Be On the Radio” (first single: “I Know We’ll Get There”; Hear here) (Tony Memmel / ONErpm)
Sandi Patty “Forever Grateful” (guests: Kristin Chenoweth, Natalie Grant, Melinda Doolittle, Todd Smith, Travis Cottrell, Nicole C. Mullen, Russ Taff, etc.; Hear here) (Stylos)
Bill Pritchard “Mother Town Hall” (Hear/read here; CD, out March 4; Vinyl) (Tapete)
Shields (U.K. alt-pop band) “How Can We Fix This?” (first single: “Face to Face”; Hear here; See here) (Kaleido Music)
Ski Lodge “New Life” (six-song EP; new single: “Crush Your Heart”; Hear here) (Old Flame)
Step Sisters (Nashville garage-rock quartet) “Thick” (five-song EP; Hear/read here) (Step Sisters)
The Two Tens (garage-punk duo) “Volume” (producer: Bruce Duff; mixed by Jim Diamond; Hear here; CD, out March 4) (Ugly Sugar)
Vanderhyde (U.K. contemporary folk artist) “In Between Green and Orange” (producer: Elliot Vanderhyde; guests: Martin Ash, Lozi B; first single: “Spark of Dawn”; Hear here) (Vanderhyde, Feb. 28)
Andrew Weatherall (dance music legend) “Convenanza” (Hear here) (Rotters Golf Club)
Noam Weinstein “On Waves” (guests: Steven Nistor, Heather Masse, Derek Nievergelt; Hear here) (MM, Feb. 29)
Chuck Wicks “Turning Point” (first single: “Saturday Afternoon”; Hear here) (Blaster)
Yung Lean “Warlord” (producers: Yung Sherman, Yunng Gud; guests: Lil Flash, ECCO2K, Bladee; first single: “Hoover / How U Like Me Now”; Hear here) (YEAR0001, Feb. 25)
Layla Zoe (Canadian blues singer) “Breaking Free” (first single: “Breaking Free”; Hear here) (Ruf)

More Digital Releases for Feb. 26, 2016

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Horace Andy “In the Light” (1977 album; remastered; Hear here; Vinyl), “Into the Light Dub” (Vinyl) (Greensleeves / VP)
David Bowie “Space Oddity [Vinyl]” (1969 album; 180-gram audiophile vinyl), “The Man Who Sold the World [Vinyl]” (1970 album; 180-gram audiophile vinyl), “Hunky Dory [Vinyl]” (1971 album; 180-gram audiophile vinyl), “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars [Vinyl]” (1972 album; 180-gram audiophile vinyl), “Aladdin Sane [Vinyl]” (1973 album; 180-gram audiophile vinyl), “PinUps [Vinyl]” (1973 album; 180-gram audiophile vinyl), “Bowie At The Beeb: The Best of the BBC Radio Sessions 68-72 [Vinyl]” (39-track, four-LP box set) (Rhino / Parlophone)
Clear Light “Clear Light” (1967 album, produced by Paul Rothchild; remastered, with several unreleased cuts and the rare Brain Train single; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Big Beat / Ace)
Billy Cobham “Spectrum [Hybrid SACD]” (1973 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Phil Collins “Hello, I Must Be Going! (Deluxe Edition)” (1982 album; remastered, with a second CD of bonus demo and live material; Vinyl; MP3), “Dance Into the Light (Deluxe Edition)” (1996 album; remastered, with a second CD of bonus demo, B-sides and live material; Vinyl; MP3) (Rhino)
Lizzy Mercier Descloux (French singer-musician died in 2004) “One For the Soul” (1985 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl, with download card), “Suspense” (1988 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl, with download card) (Light in the Attic)
Herbie Hancock “Thrust [Hybrid SACD]” (1974 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Michael Jackson “Off the Wall [CD / DVD]” (1979 album; remastered, paired with the documentary “Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall,” directed by Spike Lee, which premieres at Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 24 and on Showtime on Feb. 5; also available on CD / Blu-ray; Standard CD) (Epic / Legacy)
Jani Lane (Warrant’s lead singer died in 2011) “Catch a Falling Star” (a nine-song collection of solo performances, including covers of UFO’s “Doctor, Doctor,” Def Leppard’s “Photograph” and Bon Jovi’s “Lay Your Hands On Me”; Vinyl) (Deadline Music / Cleopatra)
Lee Michaels “Carnival of Life” (1968 album; remastered), “Recital” (1968 album; remastered), “Lee Michaels” (1969 album; remastered), “Barrel” (1970 album; remastered), “5th” (1971 album; remastered), “Space and First Takes” (1972 album; remastered), “Lee Michaels Live” (1973 album; remastered) (Manifesto)
Charley Pride “Did You Think To Pray/A Sunshiny Day/Sweet Country/Songs of Love” (1971, 1972 and 1973 albums on two CDs; remastered; Read here) (U.K. – BGO)
Johnnie Ray “The Best of Johnnie Ray” (two CDs, 50 songs) (U.K. – One Day Music)
Jeannie C. Riley “Harper Valley P.T.A.: The Plantation Recordings 1968-70” (two CDs, 58 songs; Read here) (Charly)
Todd Rundgren “The Complete Bearsville Albums Collection” (13-CD box set) (Bearsville)
Stephen Sondheim “The Essential Stephen Sondheim” (two CDs, 30 songs) (Masterworks Broadway)
Dusty Springfield “5 Classic Albums” (five-CD set includes “A Girl Called Dusty,” “Ev’rythings Coming Up Dusty,” “Dusty … Definitely,” “Dusty In Memphis” and “From Dusty … With Love”) (U.K. – UMC)

More Releases for Feb. 26, 2016

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Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Merle Haggard, George Jones and Willie Nelson “Walking the Line” (1987 album) (Epic / Legacy)
Willie Nelson “Make Way For Willie Nelson” (1967 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Willie Nelson & Webb Pierce “In the Jailhouse Now” (1982 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Willie Nelson & Hank Snow “Brand On My Heart” (1985 album) (Columbia / Legacy)

More Digital Releases for Feb. 26, 2016

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Fats Domino “The Big Beat: Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock n’ Roll [DVD]” (one-hour documentary airs on PBS on Feb. 26; See here) (Shanachie)
Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross, et al “The Graduate (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]” (1967 film, with bonus material, including a 1970 appearance by singer-songwriter Paul Simon on “The Dick Cavett Show”; featuring Simon & Garfunkel songs and instrumental music by Dave Grusin; Read here; Blu-ray, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack) (Criterion Collection)
Carole King “Carole King: Natural Woman [DVD]” (documentary) (Virgil Films)
Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, et al “Spotlight [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray) (Universal Studios)
Twisted Sister “We Are Twisted F***ing Sister! [DVD]” (2014 documentary; See here; Read here) (Music Box Films)
Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Raymond Ochoa, et al “The Good Dinosaur [Blu-ray + DVD]” (2015 film; Ultimate Collector’s Edition: 3D + BD + DVD) (Walt Disney Studios)

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Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
The Beatles “The Beatles Are Coming” (Hardcover; author: Tim Hill; Atlantic Publishing), “The Beatles: Then There Was Music” (Hardcover; author: Tim Hill) (Atlantic Publishing)
Mike Badger & Tim Peacock “The Rhythm & the Tide: Liverpool, The La’s and Ever After” (Hardcover; Badger is the La’s former guitarist) (Liverpool University Press)
Mary J. Blige “Real Love, No Drama: The Music of Mary J. Blige” (Hardcover; author: Danny Alexander) (University of Texas Press)
John Broven “Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans” (Paperback; revised and updated edition) (Pelican Publishing)
John Farnham (former Little River Band vocalist) “John Farnham: The Untold Story” (Paperback; author: Jane Gazzo) (Random House Australia)
Michael Garnice “The Ultimate Guide to Great Reggae: The Complete Story of Reggae Told Through Its Greatest Songs, Famous and Forgotten” (Hardcover) (Equinox Publishing)
Billie Holiday “Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth” (Paperback; author: John Szwed) (Penguin Books)
Morris Levy “Godfather of the Music Business: Morris Levy” (Hardcover; author: Richard Carlin) (University Press of Mississippi)
Barry Miles “The Zapple Diaries: The Rise and Fall of the Last Beatles Label” (Hardcover) (Peter Owen Publishers)
New Kids on the Block “New Kids on the Block: The Story of Five Brothers and a Million Sisters (The Authorized Biography)” (Paperback; author: Nikki Van Noy) (Touchstone)
Les Paul “Les Paul in His Own Words: Centennial Edition” (Hardcover; co-author: Michael Corcoran) (Backbeat Books)
Shelly Peiken (penned Christina Aguilera’s No. 1 hit, “What a Girl Wants,” and Meredith Brooks’ “Bitch”) “Confessions of a Serial Songwriter” (Paperback) (Backbeat Books)
Dee Dee Ramone “Lobotomy: Surviving the Ramones” (Paperback; co-author: Veronica Kofman) (Da Capo Press)
The Replacements “Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements, the Last Rock ‘n’ Roll Band” (Hardcover; author: Bob Mehr; Kindle) (Da Capo Press)
The Smiths “Tales of the Smiths: A Graphic Biography” (Paperback; author: Con Chrissolis) (The Overlook Press)
Jack Viertel “The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built” (Hardcover) (Sarah Crichton Books)

More Book Releases

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