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New Releases: July 17, 2015

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Bird and the Bee (indie-pop duo, Inara George and Greg Kurstin) “Recreational Love” (first single: “Will You Dance?”; Hear here; MP3) (Rostrum)
Camera Shy “Camera Shy” (first single: “Your Only One”; See here; MP3) (Run for Cover)
The Chemical Brothers “Born in the Echoes” (their first album since 2010; guests: Beck, St. Vincent, Q-Tip, Ali Love, Cate Le Bon; first single: “Sometimes I Feel So Deserted”; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; MP3; Vinyl; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with four bonus tracks; iTunes) (Astralwerks)
Samantha Crain “Under Branch & Thorn & Tree” (producer: John Vanderslice; first single: “Outside the Pale”; See here; MP3) (Ramseur)
Dead Rock West “It’s Everly Time!” (the California vocal duo’s 13-song tribute to the Everly Brothers; guests: DJ Bonebrake, Dave Gleason, Elliott Easton, Phil Parliapiano, David J. Carpenter, The Section Quartet, Dave Alvin, Rob Wasserman; Hear here) (Angel Flight Recording Co.)
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters (Blues Foundation’s Blues Guitarist of the Year in 2014) “Father’s Day” (producer: Earl; guests: Michael Ledbetter, Diane Blue; Hear here; MP3) (Stony Plain)
Galactic “Into the Deep” (producers: group members Ben Ellman and Robert Mercurio; guests: Macy Gray, Mavis Staples, JJ Grey, Ryan Montbleau, Maggie Koerner, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Provogue / Mascot Label Group)
Iron and Wine & Ben Bridwell “Sing Into My Mouth” (Iron and Wine’s Sam Beam and Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell team for an album of covers, featuring songs by Talking Heads, Sade, El Perro del Mar, JJ Cale, Spiritualized, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Black Cricket Recording Co. / Brown)
Jason Isbell “Something More Than Free” (producer: Dave Cobb; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Southeastern)
Alan Jackson “Angels and Alcohol” (producer: Keith Stegall; Hear here; MP3) (ACR / EMI Records Nashville)
George Lynch “Shadow Time” (double album; Hear here) (Rat Pak)
Moonshine Bandits “Blacked Out” (producers: Durwood Black, Ty Weathers; guests: Colt Ford, Durwood Black, The Lacs, Sarah Ross, Crucifux, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Backroad / Average Joes Entertainment)
Flo Morrissey (20-year-old Londoner) “Tomorrow Will Be Beautiful” (producers: Noah Georgeson, Philippe Zdar; first single: “Pages of Gold”; Hear here; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Glassnote)
Pitbull “Dale” (his second Spanish-language album; guests: Ricky Martin, Yandel, Farruko, Gente De Zona, Don Miguelo, Sensato, Osmani García, Micha, Fuego, Mohombi & Wisin, Papayo, El Chevo; Hear here; MP3) (Mr. 305 / Polo Grounds Music / RCA)
Powerwolf (German power metal band) “Blessed & Possessed” (Hear here; See here; Deluxe Edition; Vinyl; MP3) (Napalm)
Ratatat “Magnifique” (first single: “Cream On Chrome”; Hear here; See here; MP3; iTunes) (XL Recordings)
Rey Pila (Mexico City quartet) “The Future Sugar” (producers: Chris Coady, Julian Casablancas; Hear here; MP3) (Cult)
Sublime With Rome “Sirens” (first single: “Wherever You Go”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (BMG Rights Management)
Tame Impala “Currents” (first single: “‘Cause I’m a Man”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Modular / Interscope)
Various artists “Reggae Gold 2015” (20-song compilation includes track by Magic, Eddie Murphy, Beres Hammond, Gyptian, Inner Circle, Jah Cure, etc.; MP3) (VP)

More Releases for July 17, 2015

New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Bad Bad Hats (Minneapolis indie-rock trio) “Destroyer” (producer: Brett Bullion; Hear here) (Afternoon)
Fine Points (San Francisco psych band featuring members of Sleepy Sun) “Hover” (first single: “Astral Season”; Hear here; See here) (Dine Alone)
Firekind (U.K. rock trio) “What I Have Found Is Already Lost” (producer: Alain Johannes; first single: “Sound of Rain”; Hear here) (Aqua Vader)
Jet Trash “Jet Trash” (six-song EP; producer: Andy Freeman; first single: “Baby C’mon”; Hear here) (Wiener / Burger)
NXICON “Trust Issues” (producers: DeVante Knight, NXICON; first single: “Goin On”; Hear here) (KUUNTAAR MUSIC MEDIA, July 14)
Tearjerker (Toronto-based trio) “Stay Wild” (first single: “Obviously Wrong”; Hear here) (Tearjerker)

More Digital Releases for July 17, 2015

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
America “America: The Warner Bros. Years 1971-1977” (eight-CD box set; Read here) (Rhino / Warner)
Continental Drifters “Drifted: In The Beginning & Beyond” (two CDs, 33 songs, with rarities and previously unreleased material; Read here) (Omnivore Recordings)
Miles Davis “Miles Davis At Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4” (four-CD, 41-song box set; Track listt; MP3; iTunes; Box Set + Commemorative T-shirt) (Columbia / Legacy)
Jeff Healey “The Best of the Stony Plain Years” (12 songs) (Stony Plain)
B.B. King & Eric Clapton “Riding With the King [Hybrid SACD]” (2000 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Dave Koz “Collaborations: 25th Anniversary Collection” (15 tracks, including three new songs, one of which is a version of “Let It Go” from the film “Frozen”; MP3) (Concord)
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan “Classic Album Selection” (six discs) (U.K. – Spectrum Audio, July 16)
Sly & The Family Stone “Live At The Fillmore East October 4th & 5th, 1968” (previously unreleased live album; four CDs; MP3) (Epic / Legacy)
Styx “The A&M Albums 1975-1984 [Vinyl box set]” (nine LPs) (A&M / UMe)
Various artists “Sources: The Sam Records Anthology” (three CDs, 38 songs; Track list) (U.K. – Harmless)

More Releases for July 17, 2015

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Afternoons in Stereo “Retrospective” (best-of, with two new songs; first single: “Galaxina”; Hear here; See here) (Timewarp Music)
Blizzard “Time Lapse” (compiled from Blizzard’s six albums released between 2001-2011; Hear here) (RMN Music Ltd.)
Various artists “Tradición, Arte y Pasión” (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / Auvidis-UNESCO)

More Digital Releases for July 17, 2015

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, et al “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray) (20th Century Fox)
Domhnall Gleeson, Corey Johnson, Oscar Isaac, et al “Ex Machina [DVD]” (2015 British sci-fi thriller; Blu-ray) (Lionsgate, July 14)
Arthur Hill, David Wayne, et al “The Andromeda Strain [Blu-ray]” (1971 film) (Universal Studios, July 14)
Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, et al “X-Men: Days of Future Past – The Rogue Cut [Blu-ray]” (2014 film) (20th Century Fox, July 14)
Kevin James, et al “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Sony Pictures, July 14)
Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, et al “It Follows [DVD]” (2014 supernatural horror film; Blu-ray) (Anchor Bay, July 14)
Andy Summers “Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police [DVD]” (documentary film based on the guitarist’s memoir; See here; Blu-ray) (Cinema Libre, July 14)
Elliott Smith “Heaven Adores You [DVD]” (a documentary film about the life and times of the late Elliott Smith; See here; Blu-ray) (Eagle Vision)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of July 17, 2015

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Randy Blythe (of Lamb of God) “Dark Days: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Da Capo Press)
Jerry Burgan “Wounds to Bind: A Memoir of the Folk-Rock Revolution” (Paperback; co-author: Alan Rifkin) (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, July 16)
Leonard Cohen “Leonard Cohen: Still the Man” (Hardcover; author: Hugh Fielder) (Flame Tree Publishing, July 16)
Bob Dylan “Dylan Goes Electric! Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night that Split the Sixties” (Hardcover; author: Elijah Wald; Kindle) (Dey Street Books)
Jeff Gordinier and Marc Weingarten “Here She Comes Now: Women in Music Who Have Changed Our Lives” (Hardcover) (Rare Bird Books, July 14)
Kraftwerk “Kraftwerk: Publikation” (Paperback; a biography by David Buckley; Kindle) (Omnibus Press, July 13)
Spencer Leigh “Best of the Beatles: The Sacking of Pete Best” (Paperback) (McNidder & Grace)
David Pogue and Scott Speck “Classic Music For Dummies” (Paperback) (For Dummies, July 13)

More Book Releases for the Week of July 17, 2015

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