New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Casey Abrams & the Gingerbread Band “Tales From the Gingerbread House” (five-song EP; guest: Haley Reinhart; Hear here) (PledgeMusic)
Basement “Promise Everything” (See here; MP3) (Run For Cover)
Bloc Party “Hymns” (producers: Tim Bran, Roy Kerr; first single: “The Love Within”; Hear here; MP3) (Vagrant)
Bury Tomorrow “Earthbound” (guest: Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed; first single: “Earthbound”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Nuclear Blast)
The Clarinotts (Viennese royal family of clarinet: father Ernst and sons Daniel and Andreas Ottensamer) “The Clarinotts” (Hear here; See here; MP3) (Deutsche Grammophon / Mercury Classics)
Dianna Corcoran (Australian country singer-songwriter based in Nashville) “In America” (first single: “God Did Good”; Hear here; MP3) (Krian Music Group)
The Crookes “Lucky Ones” (first single: “I Wanna Waste My Time On You”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Modern Outsider)
Dream Theater “The Astonishing” (two CDs, 34 songs; first single: “The Gift of Music”; Hear here; MP3) (Roadrunner)
Florist “The Birds Outside Sang” (first single: “White Light Doorway”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Double Double Whammy)
Bill Frisell “When You Wish Upon a Star” (first single: “The Shadow of Your Smile”; Hear here; MP3) (OKeh)
Kevin Gates “Islah” (first single: “La Familia”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Bread Winners Association / Atlantic)
Hélène Grimaud (French classical pianist) “Water” (water-themed, romantic and contemporary classical pieces by composers such as Liszt, Debussy, Ravel, etc.; producer: Nitin Sawhney; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Deutsche Grammophon)
Benji Hughes “Songs in the Key of Animals” (first single: “Freaky Feedback Blues”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Merge)
Sierra Hull “Weighted Mind” (the singer-mandolinist’s first album in five years; producer: Béla Fleck; guests: Fleck, Alison Krauss, Abigail Washburn, Rhiannon Giddens; Hear here) (Rounder)
Andy Jackson (Grammy-winning engineer and Pink Floyd co-producer) “73 Days at Sea” (with a DVD featuring a 5.1 Surround Sound Mix and a 96 kHz / 24-bit stereo mix; guests: former Van der Graaf Generator member David Jackson, Panic Room’s Anne Marie Helder; Hear here; MP3) (Esoteric Antenna / Cherry Red)
Karsh Kale (producer, multi-instrumentalist) “Up” (first single: “Up”; Hear here; MP3) (Six Degrees)
Anya Marina “Paper Plane” (producers: Dave Depper, Eric Hutchinson, Leo Sidran, Gary Philips; Hear here; MP3) (Good Rope)
Walter Martin (multi-instrumentalist for the Walkmen) “Arts + Leisure” (mixed by producer Phil Ek; Hear here; Read/see here; MP3) (Ile Flottante Music)
Buddy Miller & Friends “Cayamo Sessions At Sea” (11 musical moments recorded during 2014 and 2015 voyages with Kris Kristofferson, Lucinda Williams, Kacey Musgraves, Richard Thompson, Lee Ann Womack, Shawn Colvin, Nikki Lane, Brandi Carlile, The Lone Bellow, Doug Seegers, etc.; Hear/read here; MP3) (New West)
Money “Suicide Songs” (producer: Charlie Andrew; first single: “You Look Like a Sad Painting on Both Sides of the Sky”; Hear here; MP3) (Bella Union)
Night Beats (Seattle trio) “Who Sold My Generation” (producers: Night Beats, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Robert Levon Been; first single: “Power Child”; Hear here; MP3) (Heavenly Recordings / PIAS America)
Peppermint Heaven (indie-pop duo) “Precious Things” (Hear here; MP3) (Megahit)
Primal Fear “Rulebreaker” (producer: Mat Sinner; first single: “The End Is Near”; Hear here; See here; Deluxe Edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Frontiers)
Charlie Puth “Nine Track Mind” (guests: Meghan Trainor, Shy Carter; new single: “One Call Away”; Hear here; See here; iTunes) (Artist Partner Group / Atlantic)
Resurrection Kings (led by former Dio guitarist Craig Goldy) “Resurrection Kings” (producer: Alessandro Del Vecchio; Hear here; MP3) (Frontiers)
Miranda Lee Richards “Echoes of the Dreamtime” (her first album in more than six years; producer: Rick Parker; first single: “7th Ray”; Hear here; MP3) (Invisible Hands Music)
Rihanna “ANTI” (new single: “WORK,” feat. Drake; Hear here; MP3) (Roc Nation / Rihanna)
St. Lucia (Brooklyn-via-South-Africa synth-pop group) “Matter” (producer: Chris Zane; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Columbia)
Lea Salonga and George Takei “Allegiance (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (See here; MP3) (Broadway)
Serenity “Codex Atlanticus” (Hear here; MP3) (Napalm)
Sia “This Is Acting” (first single: “Alive”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Monkey Puzzle / RCA)
SIMO (Nashville power trio fronted by singer-guitarist JD Simo) “Let Love Show the Way” (recorded at the Allman Brothers Band’s former communal residence in Macon, Ga., with Simo using Duane Allman’s 1957 gold-top Les Paul [which Allman used on their first two albums and on “Layla”]; producer: Simo; first single: “Long May You Sail”; Hear here; Read here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with three bonus tracks) (Provogue / Mascot Label Group)
Tedeschi Trucks Band “Let Me Get By” (producers: Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II; first single: “Anyhow”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Deluxe Edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Fantasy / Concord)
Turin Brakes “Lost Property” (producers: Turin Brakes, Ali Staton; first single: “96”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Cooking Vinyl)
Various artists “Ultra Dance 2016” (two CDs, 24 songs; MP3) (Ultra)
Various artists “WOW Gospel 2016” (two CDs, 30 songs; MP3; DVD) (20-20 Entertainment)
Emily Wells “Promise” (Hear here; MP3) (Lefse)
Wet (Brooklyn trio) “Don’t You” (first single: “Weak”; Hear here; See here) (National Anthem / Columbia)
Yanni “Sensuous Chill” (first single: “Desert Soul”; Hear here; MP3) (Portrait / Sony Masterworks)

More Releases for Jan. 29, 2016

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Bianca Casady & The C.i.A (from CocoRosie) “Oscar Hocks” (new single: “Daisy Chain”; Hear here; See here) (Atlas Chair / FANTASYmusic)
Eternal of Sweden (Swedish melodic metal quintet) “Heaven’s Gate” (first single: “Ruins”; Hear here) (Eternal of Sweden)
Josh Field & Brother Nothing “All In My Mind” (Hear here) (Josh Field Music, Feb. 1)
Golden Bloom “Searching for Sunlight” (first single: “Want Love,” feat. Adam Duritz; Hear here) (Rhyme & Reason)
Kodaline “Live and Ready EP” (six live songs; Hear here) (RCA)
Laser (Toronto dream-pop group featuring Broken Social Scene’s Lisa Lobsinger) “Night Driver” (producers: Laser; third single: “Disconnect”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Foreseen Entertainment)
Eddie Levert (of The O’Jays) “Did I Make You Go Ooh” (See here) (Nayr Entertainment)
Massive Attack “Ritual Spirit” (four-song EP; their first new material in five years; guests: Tricky, Roots Manuva, Azekal, Young Fathers, 3D; Hear here) (Melankolic Recordings Limited)
Mellowtone (Swiss trip-hop band) “Broken Rooms” (producer: Slade Templeton; first single: “Feel Alive”; Hear here) (Sophie)
Jacob Metcalf (North Texas cinematic-folk artist) “Fjord” (his first full-length solo album outside his bands Fox and the Bird and Dallas Family Band; Hear here) (Jacob Metcalf)
Night Gestalt (experimental side project of Dada Life’s Olof Cornéer) “ONE [Endless]” (Hear here; See here) (Slow Future Vault)
Emma Pollock “In Search of Harperfield” (Hear here; CD) (Chemikal Underground)
POP ETC “Souvenir” (first single: “Bad Break”; Hear here; See here; CD, out Feb. 5) (POP ETC)
Secret Stuff (Nashville rock trio) “This Is Fine” (five-song EP; producer: Jon Hicks; first single: “No Promises”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Spartan)
Sepoy (NYC-based alt-rock/indie-pop quartet) “Impasse” (producer: Sepoy; first single: “Holy War”; Hear here) (Sepoy, Feb. 1)
Michael W. Smith “Hymns II: Shine on Us” (new recordings of 16 classic and contemporary hymns, available on CD at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations; Hear here) (CB Music / Cracker Barrel)
Various artists “The Choice (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (music by Marcelo Zarvos, with songs by Guster, James, The National, Veronica Falls, The Rosebuds, etc.; the Nicholas Sparks romantic drama, starring Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer, opens Feb. 5; See here; CD, out Feb. 5) (Ultra)
Véloniños (Glasgow group) “Véloniños” (producers: Davie Duncan, Kenny McLellan, Laurie Cuffe, Shug Jamieson; first single: “Hey Véloniño!”; Hear here) (Rue End, Feb. 1)
Ann Wilson “Live at the Belly Up: The Ann Wilson Thing!” (seven-song EP) (Belly Up Live)

More Digital Releases for Jan. 29, 2016

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Ashford & Simpson “I Wanna Be Selfish (Expanded Edition)” (1974 debut album; remastered, with a bonus long version of “Main Line”; Hear here; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red)
Alfred Brendel “Alfred Brendel: Complete Philips Recordings” (114-CD box set; See here; Read here) (Decca)
Clarence Carter “This Is Clarence Carter / The Dynamic Clarence Carter” (29-track CD includes his first two albums, from 1968 and 1969, both produced by Rick Hall, with five previously unreleased bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Kent / Ace)
Phil Collins “Face Value (Deluxe Edition)” (1981 album; remastered, with a second CD of bonus live and demo tracks; Vinyl; MP3), “Both Sides (Deluxe Edition)” (1993 album; remastered, with a second CD of bonus live and demo tracks; Vinyl; MP3), “Take a Look At Me Now …: Collector’s Edition” (four-disc box set curated and compiled by Collins; Read here; Vinyl) (Atlantic / Rhino)
Plácido Domingo “The Best of Plácido Domingo” (four-CD box set) (Sony Classical)
Wild Man Fischer “An Evening With Wild Man Fischer” (1968 album, produced by Frank Zappa; remastered; released for the first time on CD) (Gonzo Multimedia)
Julia Fordham “Julia Fordham (Deluxe Edition)” (1988 debut album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks; See here; Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Pop)
Al Green “The Essential Album Collection” (five CDs) (Fat Possum / Hi)
Harpers Bizarre “The Complete Singles Collection (1965-1970)” (26 tracks, all sourced from the original master tapes, with rare mono and alternate mixes; See here; Read here) (U.K. – Now Sounds / Cherry Red)
The Miamis “We Deliver: The Lost Band of the CBGB Era (1974-1979)” (23 songs; Read here) (Omnivore Recordings)
John Miles “Miles High” (1981 album; remastered, with one bonus track; Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Red)
The Paris Sisters “Always Heavenly: The Paris Sisters Anthology” (25 tracks; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace)
Ride “Original Album Series” (four-CD set, featuring the albums “Nowhere,” “Going Blank Again,” “Carnival of Light,” “Cosmic Carnival” and “Tarantula”) (Rhino Flashback)
Siouxsie and the Banshees “Classic Album Collection, Volume One” (six-CD box set, featuring remastered versions of their first six albums, from “The Scream” to “Nocturne [Live at the Royal Albert Hall]”) (Geffen / UMe)
Sister Sledge “Circle of Love: Special 40th Anniversary Edition” (1975 debut album; remastered, with 10 bonus tracks; See here; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red)
Tangerine Dream “The Official Bootleg Series Volume Two” (four-CD live archive release, featuring a 1978 Paris concert and a 1980 show taped in East Berlin; Read here; MP3) (Reactive / Esoteric Recordings)
Various artists “The Decca Sound” (50-CD box set, with a 200-page booklet; Hear/read here) (Decca)
Various artists “Hospitality 2016” (two-CD, 60-song compilation from the drum and bass label Hospita; Hear herel; MP3) (Hospital)

More Releases for Jan. 29, 2016

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Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Celtic Woman “Decade: The Songs, The Show, The Traditions, The Classics” (60-song compilation) (Celtic Collections)
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band “Live: Mardi Gras in Montreux” (1986 album) (Rounder)
Marilyn Manson “Mechanical Animals” (1998 album) (Interscope / UMe)
Rebirth Brass Band “Feel Like Funkin’ It Up” (1989 album), “Take It to the Street” (1992 album) (Rounder)
Irma Thomas “The Way I Feel” (1988 album) (Rounder)
Various artists “All-Time Greatest Swing Era Songs, Volume 2” (30 songs, featuring Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Harry James, etc.) (AAO Music)
Various artists “Dim Mak Greatest Hits: 2015 Remixes” (23 tracks) (Dim Mak)

More Digital Releases for Jan. 29, 2016

DVD / Blu-ray

Cast/artist(s): Title: Studio/label:
Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Elisabeth Moss, et al “Truth [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray) (Sony Pictures Classics)
Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, et al “Our Brand Is Crisis [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray) (Warner Home Video)
John Candy, Mariel Hemingway, et al “Delirious [DVD]” (1991 film; Blu-ray) (Kino Lorber)
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)
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, et al “Zoolander [SteelBook Edition Blu-ray]” (2001 film) (Paramount)
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:
Kurt Cobain “Cobain on Cobain: Interviews and Encounters” (Hardcover; edited by Nick Soulsby) (Chicago Review Press)
George Hurchalla “Going Underground: American Punk 1979–1989” (Paperback, second edition) (PM Press)
Howard Massey “Roadie” (Hardcover) (Coral Press)
Victoria Micklish Pasmore “Stars of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Highway” (Paperback) (Plum Street Publishers)
Ruth Pointer “Still So Excited! My Life in the Pointer Sisters” (Hardcover; co-author: Marshall Terrill; foreword by Natalie Cole) (Triumph Books)
L.A. Reid “Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who’s Next” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Harper)
The Residents “Never Known Questions: Five Decades of The Residents” (Paperback; author: Ian Shirley) (Cherry Red Books)
Barbra Streisand “Streisand: It Only Happens Once” (Paperback; author: Anne Edwards) (Taylor Trade Publishing)
Frank Turner “The Road Beneath My Feet” (Hardcover) (The Overlook Press)

More Book Releases

Next week: Feb. 5, 2016

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