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New Releases: July 10, 2015

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Between the Buried & Me “Coma Ecliptic” (concept album about a man stuck in a coma, journeying through his past lives; producer: Jamie King; first single: “Memory Palace”; Hear here) (Metal Blade)
Collabro (“Britain’s Got Talent” 2014 winners) “Act Two” (includes re-interpretations of Kodaline’s “All I Want,” Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years,” The Rembrandts’ “I’ll Be There For You” and Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up”; Hear here; See here) (Sony Masterworks)
Cradle of Filth “Hammer of the Witches” (first single: “Right Wing of the Garden Triptych”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Nuclear Blast)
The Dan Band (leader Dan Finnerty played the irreverent wedding singer in “The Hangover” and “Old School”) “The Wedding Album” (includes covers of “Making Love Out of Nothing At All,” “Drunk in Love,” “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” etc., plus a medley of “Bump N’ Grind” and “I’ll Make Love to You”; guests: Nicole Scherzinger, Pat Monahan, Rob Thomas, Bridget Everett, Jeremy Ruzumna; Hear here; See here) (Comedy Dynamics)
Datura4 (psychedelic rock/blues band led by The Stems frontman Dom Mariani and former You Am I guitarist Greg Hitchcock) “Demon Blues” (Hear here; MP3) (Alive Naturalsound)
The Delay in the Universal Loop (aka 20-year-old Italian musician-producer Dylan Iuliano) “Split Consciousness” (first single: “How Does It Feel To Be the Eternal Youth of the 7th Universe?”; Hear here; See here) (Moon Sounds, July 7)
Anderson East “Delilah” (producer: Dave Cobb; Hear here; NPR First Listen; MP3) (Low Country Sound / Elektra)
Four Tet (DJ Kieran Hebden) “Morning / Evening” (featuring two 20-minute tracks; producer: Hebden; Hear here; Vinyl) (Temporary Residence)
Ezra Furman “Perpetual Motion People” (new single: “Lousy Connection”; Hear here; See here) (Bella Union)
Ghostface Killah / Adrian Younge “Adrian Younge Presents Twelve Reasons To Die II” (two-disc concept album conceived and created by Younge that follows Tony Starks, one of Ghostface Killah’s alter egos, on the grimy streets of mid-1970s New York City; producer: Younge; guests: Raekwon, Vince Staples, RZA, Bilal, Lyrics Born, Chino XL, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Linear Labs)
Glowsun (French psychedelic-rock trio) “Beyond the Wall of Time” (Hear here; MP3) (Napalm)
Groove Armada “Little Black Book” (part album, part mix CD; first single: “Alright”; Hear here; MP3) (Moda Black)
Hunter Hunted “Ready for You” (first single: “Blindside”; Hear here; MP3) (FreeSolo Music / RCA)
Jah Cure “The Cure” (includes a reggae cover of John Legend’s “All of Me”; producers: Jah Cure, Christopher “Sketch” Carey, Clive Hunt, Llmar “Riff Raff” Brown, Justin “Jus Bus” Nation, Trevor “Baby G” Washington James; Hear here; Vinyl) (VP)
Kidz Bop Kids “Kidz Bop 29” (Razor & Tie)
Little Boots (electro-pop singer Victoria Hesketh) “Working Girl” (producer: Ariel Rechtshaid; first single: “Better in the Morning”; Hear here; MP3) (Dim Mak)
Membranes “Dark Matter / Dark Energy” (See here; MP3) (Metropolis)
Owl City “Mobile Orchestra” (guests: Aloe Blacc, Jake Owens, Hanson, Sarah Russell, Britt Nicole; first single: “Verge”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Republic)
R5 “Sometime Last Night” (new single: “Let’s Not Be Alone Tonight”; Hear here) (Hollywood)
Rosetta (Philly metal band) “Quintessential Ephemera” (Hear here) (War Crime Recordings / Golden Antenna)
Tyrese “Black Rose” (guests: Snoop Dogg, Chrisette Michele, Brandy, Black Ty; first single: “Shame”; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; MP3) (Voltron Recordz)
Various artists “Nina Revisited … A Tribute To Nina Simone” (covers by Ms. Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Jazmine Sullivan, Gregory Porter, etc.; MP3) (Revive / RCA)
Veruca Salt “Ghost Notes” (the first album from all the original members since 1997; producer: Brad Wood; Hear/read here; MP3; iTunes) (El Camino Media, LLC)

More Releases for the Week of July 10, 2015

New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Dienamik “The Perverted Version/Lithograph” (producers: Doc Cause, Cody Farthing, etc.; guests: Vellra, Sethmul, Eli, etc.; first single: “Surprise”; Hear here) (Area 51 Studios, July 7)
Felix Da Housecat “Narrative of Thee Blast Illusion” (guest: Lee Scratch Perry; first single: “Is Everything OK”; Hear here) (No Shame)
Flagship (North Carolina band) “Faded” (five-song EP; first single: “I Want You”; Hear here) (Bright Antenna)
King Truth & Crooked I “Warpath” (producer: Smokey; Hear here) (Yay Area Entertainment / Flawless Diamond Gang Music, July 8)
Los and the Deadlines (London-based art-rock band) “Perfect Holiday” (five-song EP; first single: “Feel at Ease”; Hear here) (Los and the Deadlines, July 13)
Mates of State “The Rumperbutts: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (musical comedy film, starring Mates of State’s Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel, released theatrically on May 22; See here) (Mates of State)
Poema (Nashville-based duo) “Pretty Speeches” (five-song EP; new single: “Forget You In LA”; Hear here) (Poema Music)
Lucy Rose (English singer-songwriter) “Work It Out” (producer: Rich Cooper; first single: “Our Eyes”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with five bonus tracks; Signed 12″ + CD) (Columbia)
Cody Simpson “Free” (producer: Cisco Adler; guests: G. Love, Donavon Frankenreiter; new single: “Happy Lil’ Hippie”; Hear here) (Bananabeat / Coast House)
Claude Violante “Your Heart Is Weak” (four-song EP; first single: “No Mercy”; Hear here) (Atlas Chair)

More Digital Releases for the Week of July 10, 2015

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Shirley Bassey “Reaching For the Stars: The Singles Collection 1956-1962” (two CDs, 53 songs; Read here) (Jasmine)
Andrea Bocelli “The Complete Pop Albums” (16-disc box set) (Verve)
Pat Boone “The Complete US & UK Singles As & Bs 1953-62” (three CDs, 83 songs) (Acrobat, July 7)
Earl Bostic “The Earl Bostic Collection 1939-59” (two CDs, 49 songs) (Acrobat, July 7)
The Cadets & The Jacks “The Complete Releases 1955-57” (two CDs, 52 songs) (Acrobat, July 7)
Chicago “The Studio Albums 1979-2008 (Vol. 2) [Box set]” (10 discs; Read here) (Rhino)
Ry Cooder “Broadcast From The Plant: 1974 Record Plant, Sausalito, CA” (All Access)
Christopher Cross “Every Turn of the World / Back of My Mind” (1985, 1988 albums on two CDs; remastered by Joe Reagoso) (Friday Music)
The Doors “The Many Faces of The Doors” (three CDs) (1201 Music)
Electric Slacks “The Complete Recordings 1982-1986” (two discs) (Cleopatra)
The Fantastic Four “The Lost Motown Album” (previously unreleased 1970 album, with bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Kent / Ace)
Tennessee Ernie Ford “Portrait of an American Singer [Box set]” (five CDs, 154 songs, with 120-page hardcover book; Read here) (Bear Family)
Connie Francis “Country and Western Connie Francis Style” (1959’s “Country & Western Golden Hits” and 1962’s “Country Music Connie Style,” with bonus tracks; Read here) (Jasmine)
Georgia Gibbs “Kiss of Fire: The Georgia Gibbs Hit List” (32 songs; Read here) (Jasmine)
Dexter Gordon “12 Classic Albums 1947-1962” (six CDs; Track list) (Enlightenment)
Dick Hyman “Dick Hyman: House of Pianos” (recorded live at the Farley’s House of Pianos in Madison, Wis.; See here; MP3) (Arbors)
James P. Johnson “The James P. Johnson Collection 1921-49” (two CDs, 47 songs) (Fabulous)
B.B. King “Complete Recordings 1949-1962” (more than eight hours of music on six CDs) (Enlightenment)
Level 42 “Level 42 Live” (previously unreleased 30th anniversary concert, recorded in 2010 at the Indigo O2; with a DVD containing a show filmed at London’s Town & Country Club in March 1992; See here; Read here) (Wienerworld)
Joe Meek “The Lost Recordings” (two CDs, 50 songs) (Chrome Dreams / MVD)
John Cougar Mellencamp “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood: Bloomington, Indiana 1984” (Smokin’)
MFSB “Universal Love (Expanded Edition)” (1975 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red)
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli “The Complete Warner Recordings” (14 discs) (Warner Classics / Parlophone)
Stevie Nicks “Beauty and the Beast: Live 1986 Radio Broadcast” (Iconography)
Les Paul & Mary Ford “The Complete US & UK Hits 1945-61” (two CDs, 55 songs) (Acrobat)
The Rolling Stones “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction 50th Anniversary Edition” (limited-edition 12-inch vinyl single) (ABKCO)
Ed Sheeran “5” (five-EP box set) (Atlantic)
Steely Dan “Green Flower Street: Classic 1993 Radio Broadcast” (two CDs, 21 songs) (Blueline)
Superchunk “Come Pick Me Up” (1999 album; remastered; Vinyl) (Merge)
Tampa Red “Dynamite! The Unsung King of the Blues” (two CDs; Read here) (U.K. – Ace)
Van Halen “Van Halen II” (1979 album; remastered; Vinyl), “Women and Children First” (1980 album; remastered; Vinyl), “Fair Warning” (1981 album; remastered; Vinyl), “Diver Down” (1982 album; remastered; Vinyl) (Rhino / Warner)
Various artists “Doré: L.A. Soul Sides 2” (24 tracks, featuring Little Johnny Hamilton & The Creators, The Whispers, Natural Resources Unpolluted, Kenard, The Puffs, Gail Anderson, Eddie Kool, etc.; Track list; MP3) (U.K. – Kent / Ace)
Various artists “Dust on the Nettles: A Journey Through the British Underground Folk Scene 1967-72” (three CDs, 63 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Grapefruit / Cherry Red)
Various artists “Groove With a Feeling – Sounds of Memphis Boogie, Soul and Funk 1975-1985” (19 songs, featuring Lee Moore, Louis Williams, Erma Shaw, Vision, Freedom Express, etc.; Track list) (U.K. – BGP)
Various artists “Happy Lovin’ Time: Sunshine Pop From the Garpax Vaults” (24 songs, featuring Curt Boettcher, The Four Freshmen, The Jay Bees, The New Wing, The Privilege, The Bogart Cult, Homogenized Dirt, The Bakersfield Poppy Pickers, etc.; Track list; MP3) (U.K. – Big Beat / Ace)
Various artists “Here Today! The Songs of Brian Wilson” (25 songs, featuring covers by Kirsty MacColl, Carmen McRae, Betty Everett, Bobby Vee, Nick DeCaro, The Tymes, Jay & The Americans, The Castells, Louis Philippe, etc.; Track list) (U.K. – Ace)
Jackie Wilson “You Better Know It: The US & UK Chart Hits 1957-1962” (29 songs; Read here) (Jasmine)
Yes “Like It Is: Yes Live at the Mesa Arts Center” (recorded on Aug. 12, 2014: band lineup: Steve Howe on guitar, vocalist Jon Davison, Chris Squire on bass, Alan White on drums and keyboardist Geoff Downes; Vinyl; Blu-ray) (Frontiers)

More Releases for the Week of July 10, 2015

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Black Veil Brides “Alive and Burning [DVD]” (concert filmed at Wiltern Theatre in L.A.; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock)
Glenn Close, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, et al “The Big Chill (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]” (1983 film; new, restored 4K digital film transfer, with deleted scenes and alternate remastered 5.1 surround soundtrack; Read here; Blu-ray) (Criterion Collection)
Ed O’Neill, Katey Sagal, Christina Applegate, et al “Married … With Children: The Complete Series [DVD]” (all 262 episodes on 21 discs) (Mill Creek Entertainment)
Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright “House of Cards: The Complete Third Season [DVD]” (four discs; Blu-ray) (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
Stray Cats “Live At Rockpalast [DVD]” (two performances recorded in Germany, one in 1981 in Cologne and another in 1983 at the Loreley; See here) (Made In Germany Music / MVD)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of July 7-10, 2015

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Big Freedia “Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva!” (Paperback; co-author: Nicole Balin; Kindle) (Gallery Books)
The Doors “The Doors: The Illustrated History” (Hardcover; author: Gillian G. Gaar) (Voyageur Press, July 8)
Michael D. Dwyer “Back to the Fifties: Nostalgia, Hollywood Film, and Popular Music of the Seventies and Eighties” (Paperback) (Oxford University Press, July 8)
Carl Lundgren “The Psychedelic Rock Art of Carl Lundgren” (Hardcover) (Hermes Press)
Alan McGee “Alan McGee & The Story of Creation Records” (Kindle) (Dean Street Press, July 6)
Leon Neyfakh “The Next Next Level: A Story of Rap, Friendship, and Almost Giving Up” (Paperback) (Melville House)
Ringo Starr “Ringo: With a Little Help” (Hardcover; author: Michael Seth Starr) (Backbeat Books)
Corey Taylor “You’re Making Me Hate You: An Uncommon Guide to Common Sense” (Hardcover) (Da Capo Press)
Andy McWain “Best Music Resources Online” (Kindle) (Fuller Street Music & Media, July 11)

More Book Releases for the Week of July 10, 2015

Cool Stuff

Manufacturer: Product: Release Date:
AMC Network “The Walking Dead Building Set – Prison Tower With Gate” (includes Glenn Rhee Figure, Female Herd Walker and a Crawler Walker) (July 10)
CCS “Janet Jackson Unbreakable World Tour 2015 T Shirt” (July 10)
MyPlay Direct “Alice Cooper Artist Series Autographed Guitar + Rare LP & Blu-ray (or DVD) bundle” (July 10)
Outlander Official Store “To Ransom A Man’s Soul Women’s Tank Top” (July 10)

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