New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Anchor & Braille (former Anberlin singer Stephen Christian) “Songs for the Late Night Drive Home” (Hear here; MP3) (Tooth & Nail)
Breakbot “Still Waters” (first single: “Get Lost”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Ed Banger / Because Music / Warner)
Jason Collett “Song and Dance Man” (producer: Afie Jurvanen; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Arts & Crafts)
The Cult “Hidden City” (producer: Bob Rock; first single: “Dark Energy”; Hear here; MP3) (Cooking Vinyl / Downtown)
Alan Cumming (singer-actor, “The Good Wife”) “Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs: Live at the Café Carlyle” (Hear here) (Yellow Sound Label)
Deux Filles (French arthouse duo) “Space & Time” (Hear/read here; MP3) (Les Disques du Crépuscule)
Luther Dickinson “Blues & Ballads – A Folksinger’s Songbook: Volumes I & II” (guests: Mavis Staples, JJ Grey; Hear here; Vinyl, with download card; MP3) (New West)
DIIV “Is the Is Are” (guest: Sky Ferreira; first single: “Bent [Roi’s Song]”; Hear here; MP3) (Captured Tracks)
Lou Doillon (daughter of Jane Birkin) “Lay Low” (producers: Taylor Kirk, Doillon; first single: “Where to Start”; Hear here; MP3) (Verve)
Dressy Bessy “Kingsized” (the Denver indie rock band’s first album since 2008; guests: Peter Buck, Wild Flag keyboardist Rebecca Cole, Polyphonic Spree drummer Jason Garner; new single: “Pop Phenom”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Yep Roc)
Drowning Pool “Hellelujah” (producer: Jason Suecof; Hear here; MP3) (eOne Music)
Field Music “Commontime” (first single: “The Noisy Days Are Over”; Hear here; Vinyl; ; MP3) (Memphis Industries)
Fleshgod Apocalypse (Italian symphonic death metal band) “King” (producer: Stefano Morabito; Hear here; MP3) (Nuclear Blast)
Foxes “All I Need” (first single: “Body Talk”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Sign of the Times / Epic)
Josh Groban “Josh Groban: Stages Live [CD/Blu-ray]” (recorded at Los Angeles Theater for a PBS special that aired on Nov. 28; guests: Kelly Clarkson, Audra McDonald; See here) (Reprise)
Hey Marseilles “Hey Marseilles” (guest: Reggie Watts; second single: “North & South”; Hear here; MP3) (Shanachie)
High Highs (Brooklyn-based dream-pop duo from Australia) “Cascades” (first single: “Cascades”; Hear here; MP3) (PIAS America)
The Hound of Love “Careful Houndy” (Hear here; MP3) (Burger)
The James Hunter Six “Hold On!” (producer: Bosco Mann; first single: “[Baby] Hold On”; Hear here; MP3) (Daptone)
The Infamous Stringdusters “Ladies & Gentlemen” (guests: Joss Stone, Lee Ann Womack, Joan Osborne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Sara Watkins, Aofie O’Donovan, Sarah Jarosz, Claire Lynch, Abigail Washburn, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Compass)
Wendy James (former Transvision Vamp singer) “The Price of the Ticket” (with Lenny Kaye on guitar, Glen Matlock on bass and James Sclavunos on drums; Hear here; Vinyl) (Wendy James)
Elton John “Wonderful Crazy Night” (songs co-written with Bernie Taupin; producers: John, T Bone Burnett; first single: “Looking Up”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe Edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Island)
Junior Boys “Big Black Coat” (includes a cover of Bobby Caldwell’s “What You Won’t Do For Love”; first single: “Big Black Coat”; Hear here; MP3) (City Slang)
Gabriel Kahane / Brooklyn Rider “The Fiction Issue” (guest: Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond; Hear here; MP3) (Magdeburg Music)
Charles Kelley (of Lady Antebellum) “The Driver” (producer: Paul Worley; guests: Stevie Nicks, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Capitol Nashville)
King Mud (feat. Van Campbell from the Black Diamond Heavies and Freddy J IV from Left Lane Cruiser) “Victory Motel Sessions” (Hear here; MP3) (Alive Naturalsound)
The London Suede “Night Thoughts” (producer: Ed Buller; See here; MP3) (Rhino)
Majid Jordan (Canadian R&B duo) “Majid Jordan” (guest: Drake; second single: “Something About You”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (OVO Sound / Warner)
Mind Enterprises (London-based Italian electronic artist) “Idealist” (first single: “Chapita”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Because Music)
Nothing But Thieves “Nothing But Thieves” (first single: “Trip Switch”; Hear here; MP3) (RCA)
The O’s (Dallas roots duo) “Honeycomb” (producer: Frenchie Smith; Hear here; MP3) (Punch Five)
Pierrick Pedron (French alto sax player) “And The” (first single: “Clock Road”; MP3) (Jazz Village)
The Pines “Above the Prairie” (producers: Bo Ramsey, The Pines; guests: the late John Trudell, Greg Brown, Iris DeMent, Pieta Brown, Bo Ramsey; Hear here; MP3) (Red House)
Porches “Pool” (first single: “Be Apart”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Domino)
Product of Hate (Wisconsin hard-rock quintet) “Buried in Violence” (Hear here; MP3) (Napalm)
Rihanna “ANTI (Deluxe Edition)” (guests: Drake, SZA; new single: “WORK”; Hear here; MP3) (Roc Nation / Rihanna)
Sunflower Bean (Brooklyn trio) “Human Ceremony” (first single: “Wall Watcher”; Hear here; MP3) (Fat Possum)
SWV “Still” (first single: “Ain’t No Man”; Hear here) (Mass Appeal Entertainment / eOne Music)
Various artists “A New Brain (2015 New York Cast Recording)” (cast: Jonathan Groff, Christian Borle, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (PS Classics)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 57” (22 tracks; MP3) (Legacy Recordings)
Various artists “Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here Symphonic” (tribute album features Alice Cooper, Rick Wakeman, Dave Fowler and Stephen McElroy of the Australian Pink Floyd Show and the London Orion Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Peter Scholes; MP3) (Decca Classics)
Trixie Whitley (Belgium-born, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter) “Porta Bohemica” (producer: Gus Seyffert; Hear here; See here; MP3) (MRI)
Lucinda Williams “The Ghosts of Highway 20” (includes covers of Bruce Springsteen’s “Factory” and Woody Guthrie’s “House of Earth”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Highway 20)

More Releases for Feb. 5, 2016

New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Jason Harris & Ron Vince “The JBlingCity Band” (producers: Harris, Vince; first single: “You Want Me”; Hear here) (The JBlingCity Band)
Jagged Leaves “Nightmare Afternoon” (producer: Vincent Cacchione; first single: “Low & Wet”; Hear here) (Yellow K)
JOHNNYSWIM “Live At Rockwood Music Hall” (Hear here) (Big Picnic / Sony RED)
Wiz Khalifa “Khalifa” (guests: Travi$ Scott, Courtney Noelle, Ty Dolla $ign, Sebastian, Juicy J, Chevy Woods, Rico Love; first single: “Bake Sale”; Hear here) (Rostrum / Atlantic)
KING (female trio) “We Are KING” (first single: “Hey [Extended Mix]”; Hear here) (KING Creative)
Mistah QBiz2 “The New Deal” (producer: Tad Sharpe; first single: “Drive Me Crazy”; Hear here) (Tad Sharpe Music, Feb. 2)
MODOC (Nashville-based trio) “Automatic + Voluntary” (producer: Brendan Benson; first single: “Make the World Wait”; Hear here) (Zavitson Music Group)
Nina Nesbitt “Modern Love” (five-song EP; first single: “Chewing Gum”; Hear here) (Island)
Paul Oakenfold, et al “DJ Box January 2016” (10 tracks) (Perfecto)
Plastic Animals “Pictures from the Blackout” (Hear here) (Song, by Toad, Feb. 8)
David G Smith (Americana artist) “First Love” (producer: Blue Miller; guests: Keb’ Mo’, Mary Gauthier, Doug Kahan, Jon Fletcher, Blue Miller, Joe Robinson, Denny Hemingson, Jelly Roll Johnson, Kenny Malone, etc.; Hear here) (Hey Dave Music)
Tigertown (Sydney synth-pop quartet) “Lonely Cities” (five-song EP; first single: “Bullet From the Gun”; Hear here) (Neon Gold / Atlantic)
Trae Tha Truth “Tha Truth, Part Two” (guests: Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, B.o.B, Ty Dolla $ign, T.I., Yo Gotti, Young Thug, etc.; Hear here) (ABN / Empire)
Various artists “Hail, Caesar! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (music by Carter Burwell; the Coen Brothers film opens Feb. 5; See here) (Back Lot Music)
Various artists “How to Be Single (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (comedy starring Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Alison Brie and Leslie Mann opens Feb. 12; featuring tracks by Fifth Harmony, Charli XCX, Walk Off the Earth, Rumer, Hailee Steinfeld, etc.; See here) (WaterTower Music)
Working For A Nuclear Free City “What Do People Do All Day?” (Hear here; CD, out Feb. 19) (Melodic)

More Digital Releases for Feb. 5, 2016

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Cilla Black “Original Album Series” (five-CD box set includes “Cilla,” “Cilla Sings a Rainbow,” “Sher-oo!,” “Surround Yourself With Cilla” and “Sweet Inspiration”) (U.K. – Parlophone)
B*Witched “C’est La Vie – The Collection” (two CDs, 36 songs; See here; Read here) (Music Club Deluxe)
John Cale “Music For a New Society” (1982 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks, and a new complete reworking “M:FANS”; See here; Read here; Vinyl, with download card) (Domino)
Chicago “Love Songs” (18 tracks, from “Colour My World” to “Look Away”) (Rhino)
Circle Jerks “VI” (1987 album; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
Game Theory “Lolita Nation” (1987 album; remastered, with a second CD of alternate mixes, live recordings and radio sessions; 48 tracks in all) (Omnivore Recordings)
Grateful Dead “Dick’s Picks Vol. 2 Columbus, Ohio 10/31/71” (Real Gone Music)
Daryl Hall & John Oates “Rock ‘N Soul Part 1 [Hybrid SACD]” (1983 compilation; remastered) (Mobile Fidelity)
The Hollies “Original Album Series, Vol 2” (five-CD box set includes “Evolution,” “Butterfly,” “Sing Dylan,” “Hollies Sing Hollies” and “Confessions of the Mind”) (U.K. – Parlophone)
The Ides of March “Vehicle (Expanded Slipcase Edition)” (1970 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks) (Real Gone Music)
Jethro Tull “Original Album Series, Volume Two” (five-CD box set includes “Under Wraps,” “Crest of a Knave,” “Rock Island,” “Catfish Rising” and “Roots To Branches”) (U.K. – Parlophone)
Jo Jo Gunne “In Your Radio: Live From Ultrasonic Studios, New York 1973” (Echoes)
Doug Kershaw “Anthology: Rare Masters 1958-1969” (two CDs, 52 songs; MP3) (Goldenlane / Cleopatra)
Chaka Khan “What Cha’ Gonna Do For Me (Expanded Edition)” (1981 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red)
Jerry Lee Lewis “Country Class / Country Memories” (1976, 1977 albums on one CD; remastered; Hear here) (U.K. – BGO)
Lighthouse “One Fine Morning” (1971 album; remastered) (Prog Temple)
Labi Siffre “It Must Be Love: The Best of Labi Siffre” (two CDs, 24 songs; See here; Read here) (U.K. – Music Club Deluxe / Demon Music Group)
Elliott Smith “Heaven Adores You Soundtrack” (companion piece to the 2015 documentary, directed by Nickolas Rossi; DVD; Blu-ray; Read here) (UMe)
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys Featuring Ricky Skaggs & Keith Whitley “The Complete Jessup Recordings Plus!” (two CDs, 34 songs; MP3) (Real Gone Music)
Al Stewart “Original Album Series, Volume 2” (five-CD box set includes “24 Carrots,” “Live At The Roxy,” “Russians and Americans,” “Last Days of the Century” and “Famous Last Words”) (U.K. – Parlophone)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Power Ballads – The Definitive Collection” (18 songs, featuring Bon Jovi, Warrant, Skid Row, KISS, Boston, Night Ranger, Cinderella, etc.; MP3) (Legacy Recordings)
Various artists “The Other Side of the Trax: Stax-Volt 45rpm Rarities 1964-1968” (24 tracks; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Kent / Ace)
Various artists “The Red Bird Girls: Very First Time in True Stereo 1964-1966” (20 tracks; MP3) (Real Gone Music)
Various artists “Saint Etienne Present Songs For The Carnegie Deli” (24-song collection, selected by members of Saint Etienne, features Little Anthony & The Imperials, the Chiffons, Irma Thomas, Jay & The Americans, Lesley Gore, etc.; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace)
Various artists “Shazam! And Other Instrumentals Written By Lee Hazlewood” (24-song collection includes Duane Eddy, Jack Nitzsche, The Astronauts, Al Casey, Hal Blaine, etc.; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace)
Various artists “What’s Up? Ultimate ’90s” (two CDs, 29 songs) (Rhino)
Johnny Winter “Live Bootleg Series Vol. 12” (Friday Music)

More Releases for Feb. 5, 2016

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Paul Anka “The Complete US & UK Singles As & BS 1956-62” (60 songs; Read here) (Acrobat)
Leon Bridges “Coming Home (Deluxe Edition)” (2015 album, with five bonus tracks) (Columbia)
Coleman Hawkins “Intimate: Duo, Trio, Quartet & Quintet Recordings 1934-38” (27 tracks) (Acrobat)
Joni James “The Very Best of Joni James 1951-62: All The Hits & More” (54 songs; Read here) (Acrobat)
Ernest Tubb “The Complete Hits 1941-62, Vol. 1” (47 songs) (Acrobat)

More Digital Releases for Feb. 5, 2016

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, et al “Our Brand Is Crisis [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray) (Warner Home Video)
Vin Diesel, et al “The Last Witch Hunter [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray) (Lionsgate)
Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, et al “Bridge of Spies [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Walt Disney Studios)
Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, et al “Big Stone Gap [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray) (Universal)
Bill Murray, Kate Hudson, et al “Rock the Kasbah [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Universal)
Simon Pegg, Lake Bell, Rory Kinnear, et al “Man Up [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray) (Lionsgate)
Slash “Slash: Raised On The Sunset Strip [DVD]” (2014 documentary, featuring interviews with Dave Grohl, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, Duff McKagan and Nikki Sixx; See here; Blu-ray) (Shout! Factory)
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, et al “Zoolander [SteelBook Edition Blu-ray]” (2001 film) (Paramount)
Various artists “Take Me to the River [DVD]” (2014 documentary, narrated by Terrence Howard, celebrates the musical legacy of the Mississippi Delta and Memphis; performers: William Bell, Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby “Blue: Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Frayser Boy, the North Mississippi All-Stars; See here; Blu-ray) (Shout! Factory)
Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jim Brown, Isaac Hayes, et al “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka [DVD]” (1988 film; Blu-ray) (Kino Lorber)

Complete List of Upcoming DVD / Blu-ray Releases

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Tony Barrell “Born to Drum: The Truth About the World’s Greatest Drummers – from John Bonham and Keith Moon to Sheila E. and Dave Grohl” (Paperback) (Dey Street Books)
Lynn M. Brinckmeyer “Advocate for Music! A Guide to User-Friendly Strategies” (Paperback) (Oxford University Press)
Rikki Ercoli “Legends of Punk: Photos from the Vault” (Paperback) (Manic D Press, Inc.)
Grateful Dead “Why the Grateful Dead Matter” (Paperback; author: Michael Benson) (ForeEdge)
Charles Mingus “Better Git It In Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus” (Hardcover; author: Krin Gabbard) (University of California Press)
Prince “Prince: The Man and His Music (Updated Edition)” (Paperback; author: Matt Thorne) (Agate Bolden)
Nina Simone “What Happened, Miss Simone? A Biography” (Hardcover; author: Alan Light; Kindle) (Crown Archetype)
Dave Stewart (of Eurythmics) “Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: A Life In Music – A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle) (NAL)
Tiny Tim “Eternal Troubadour: The Improbable Life of Tiny Tim” (Paperback; authors: Justin Martell, Alanna Wray McDonald) (Jawbone Press)
Robert Webb “The 100 Greatest Road Songs: The Ultimate Playlist” (Paperback) (McNidder & Grace)

More Book Releases

Next week: Feb. 12, 2016

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